Thursday, March 2, 2017

Kids Now Casting: Nonunion Musical ‘Middleschoolandia’ and More

Young actors in Southern California are needed for several lead and supporting roles in “Middleschoolandia,” an original musical for the Hollywood Fringe.  The nonunion prod…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

12 Broadway Shows We Can’t Wait to See This Spring

With screen-to-stage adaptations, boundary-pushing dramas, and revivals galore, the 2017 spring Broadway season promises to be star-studded, nostalgic, and exhilarating. Here are some of the…

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Get Cast in the Nonunion ‘Rent’ Tour and 4 More Musical Gigs

If you’ve been dying to scratch that onstage itch, you cannot miss this week’s roundup of notices. Below, we have five union and nonunion musical opportunities, incluidng regiona…

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Now Casting: Open Call for ‘School of Rock’ on Broadway + More

You’re in the band! Well, not yet, but today’s casting roundup gives you a shot to get your rocker on. Broadway’s “School of Rock” will hold an open casting cal…

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

‘La La Land,’ ‘I, Daniel Blake’ Win 2017 British Academy Film Awards

The British Academy Film Awards, London’s equivalent of the Academy Awards, celebrated and spread the love among many of the year’s buzziest films Feb. 12. The 70th annual BAFTAs…

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Kids Now Casting: Stage and Screen Musical ‘Who Am I: A Christmas Lullaby’

Today’s notices for kids offer a two-for-one musical opportunity! “Who Am I: A Christmas Lullaby” is casting young talent for several roles in both a stage and on-screen pr…

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

2017 DGA Awards Honor ‘La La Land,’ ‘Game of Thrones’

The Directors Guild of America handed out their 2017 awards to some of Hollywood’s most accomplished and promising visionaries Feb. 4. There may be only five slots for directors at the…

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

‘Atlanta,’ ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘La La Land’ Win Producers Guild Awards

The 28th annual Producers Guild Awards honored the best producers of film, television, documentaries, and beyond in a Jan. 28 ceremony at Los Angeles’ Beverly Hilton Hotel. Hollywood&r…

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Apply to TEDxBroadway’s Young Professionals and Student Programs

Theater is built on the foundation of sharing ideas. Enter TEDxBroadway, an ideal marriage between a platform dedicated to “ideas worth spreading” and Broadway, the epicenter of …

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Now Casting: Nonunion Musical ‘Ellis Island: Gateway to a Dream’ and More

In today’s Backstage casting notices, a (quite timely) new musical about Ellis Island will hold an open casting call for nonunion talent. We also have another brand new musical seeking…

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

‘Arrival,’ ‘La La Land’ Score 2017 Oscar Nominations

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, was joined by Oscar winners Brie Larson, Jennifer Hudson, and more to announce the nominees for the 89th an…

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Friday, January 20, 2017

‘Hidden Figures,’ ‘Mr. Robot,’ ‘Hamilton’ Among 2017 Artios Winners

The art of casting film, television, and theater got the recognition it deserves Jan. 19 at the Casting Society of America’s 32nd Annual Artios Awards, recognizing the industry’s…

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Grants Aim for NYC Theaters to Reflect Audiences

Diversity and inclusion are the words on everyone’s lips, from the Academy to the Golden Globes—and, increasingly, the New York stage. The Theater Subdistrict Council is putting …

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Backstage Exclusive: Emma Stone on Audition Horrors in ‘La La Land’

The following content has been sponsored by Lionsgate. “The parts of Mia that I related to were going on audition after audition and walking into a room where everybody’s kind of…

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Get Cast in ‘Spamilton’ and 4 More Theater Gigs

As the Broadway mega hit “Hamilton” takes over the city of Chicago, so, too, does its acclaimed Off-Broadway counterpart, “Spamilton.” The satirical take on the Found…

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

2017 BAFTA Nominations Put ‘La La Land’ in Lead

Awards season kicks into high gear today with the announcement of the film nominees for the 2017 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards. The U.K. equivalent of the Academy Awards…

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

‘La La Land,’ FX Score at 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s 74th annual Golden Globe Awards honored both entertainment veterans and newcomers Jan. 8 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, in a cerem…

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Get Cast in 5 Awesome Commercial, Film, and Theater Gigs

In this week’s roundup of notices you may have missed, we’ve got opportunities spanning genres and mediums: a feature film, a union production of a Neil Simon drama, and even a V…

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

L.A. Now Casting: Musical Comedy Series ‘The Princess is a Jedi’

This one will appeal to theater nerds, the “Star Wars”-obsessed, and everyone in between. Casting is underway for “The Princess is a Jedi,” a six-episode musical come…

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Monday, December 26, 2016

Atlanta Now Casting: Kevin Spacey-Produced ‘Manifesto’ and More

Today in Atlanta notices, you have the chance to get involved in “Manifesto,” a scripted series from executive producer Kevin Spacey.  The drama seeks male and female talent…

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Now Casting: Make $1,000/Day in a Disney Commercial and More

Today’s casting roundup includes four fantastic commercial opportunities, one of which is a Disney spot paying $1,000/day! Check them all out below and then get ready to break out thos…

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Now Casting: Broadway’s ‘Sweat’ and 5 More Theater Gigs

This week’s roundup is comprised of six stage opportunities which include Broadway and other fantastic theatrical gigs all over the country—even Dollywood! Check out these union …

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Now Casting: ‘Hamilton’ Open Call and More Great Jobs

Today’s casting notices include a little show called “Hamilton” (perhaps you’ve heard of it). The Tony-winning musical juggernaut will hold an open casting call in Fl…

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Monday, December 12, 2016

‘La La Land,’ ‘People v. O.J.’ Lead Golden Globe Nods

The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles played host to the announcement of the 2017 Golden Globe Award nominations today. Presented by Don Cheadle, Laura Dern, and Anna Kendrick, the picks o…

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

How to Apply for the ‘Hamilton’ Scholarship

Are you a high school senior in awe of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s brilliance? Now’s the time to show the Pulitzer, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony winner what you’ve got. Wesleyan Univers…

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Kids Now Casting: Voiceover Roles in Children’s Musical and More

Young, highly skilled vocal talent is needed for voiceover roles in Christian children’s musical, “Don’t Stop Believin’.”    The production seeks acto…

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Huppert, ‘Moonlight,’ ‘La La Land’ Honored by NYFCC and LAFCA

The 2016 film awards season is shaping up to be one for the ages. As the year draws to a close, contenders are hailing from unexpected places and an obvious frontrunner has yet to emerge. Wi…

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Backstage Exclusive: Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone Take Us to ‘La La Land’

Writer-director Damien Chazelle has channeled the unfulfilled dreams of aspiring actors and artists everywhere into “La La Land,” the new movie musical from Summit Entertainment …

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Now Casting: Off-Broadway’s ‘Avenue Q’ and 3 More Jobs

Fantasies really do come true! Off-Broadway’s “Avenue Q,” making audiences laugh themselves to the point of tears with sardonic puppets for over a decade, is currently cast…

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Raven-Symoné Returns to the Disney Channel

Into the future we can see: Disney is taking “That’s So Raven” for another spin. , who toplined the Disney Channel series about a young psychic in the 2000s, had …

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Now Casting: 1940s Musical Revue ‘In the Mood’ and More

If this week has had you yearning for a bygone era, today’s Backstage casting notices are just what you need. “In the Mood,” a 1940s musical revue, is casting nonunion tale…

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