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BroadwayCon 2019 – Early bird tickets ON SALE NOW!

BroadwayCon 2019 will be held January 11-13, 2019 at the New York Hilton Midtown. What is BroadwayCon, Anyway? Well, it’s a lot of things! It is a three-day expo where fans can meet and interact with their favorite Broadway stars. It’s a showcase of some of Broadway’s newest and most exciting shows. It’s a place where industry professionals can work one-on-one with the next generation of up-and-coming performers. Most of all, BroadwayCon is a place where fans can come together celebrate their passions and revel in the magic that is the theatre. Learn More  TICKETS  There are several different types of BroadwayCon tickets, including full-weekend, single-day, and industry-focused experiences. FULL WEEKEND TICKETS THE GENERAL PASS: $165 – EARLYBIRD PRICE! The General P...

Tom Hanks Ad-libs His Way Through an Audience Emergency

via www.theatremania.com Hanks wows the crowd with his improv skills as an audience member takes ill. Tom Hanks is currently starring as Falstaff in Daniel Sullivan’s production of Shakespeare’s Henry IV in Los Angeles. During a recent performance as the Fat Knight, the multi-award-winning actor proved that he’s as good at improv as he is at everything else. When an audience member took ill, Hanks stormed the stage — in character — to calm the crowd down and get the show back on track. View Original Article

2018 Tony Award Winners

BY ADAM HETRICK via www.playbill.com The intimate chamber musical The Band’s Visit, which transferred to Broadway last fall following a sold-out world-premiere run at the Atlantic Theater Company Off-Broadway, was the biggest winner at the 72nd Annual Tony Awards, which were presented June 10 at Radio City Music Hall. Tony Shalhoub and Katrina Lenk Matthew Murphy Tony voters responded to composer David Yazbek and playwright Itamar Moses’ adaptation of the 2007 film by Eran Kolirin about an Egyptian police band stranded in a remote village in the Israeli desert, awarding it ten Tony Awards in total, including Best Musical. The Band’s Visit earned Tony Awards for Best Original Score, Best Book, Best Direction (David Cromer), Best Orchestrations (Jamshied Sharifi), Best Sound Design (Kai Hara...

Summer 2018 Industry Conferences – Register Today!

Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of the Americas Conference – “Crossing Borders” June 21 – 23, 2018 The Lucie and Thornton Blackburn Conference Centre – Toronto, Ontario (Canada) Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas was founded in 1985 as the volunteer membership organization for the professions of literary management and dramaturgy. LMDA is a not-for-profit tax-exempt organization with members throughout North America and abroad. LMDA holds the belief that theater is a vital art form that has the power to nourish, educate, and transform individuals and their communities and that dramaturgy is central to the process of theater-making. Registration Information All full-conference registration fees are per person and include one banquet ticket. LMD...

Employment: Actors Theatre of Louisville – UPDATED 06.05.18

WORKING AT ACTORS THEATRE OF LOUISVILLE – UPDATED 06.05.18 We invite applicants for the following positions to join us in supporting our vision to build a home for inspired collaboration that helps to shape the future of the American theatre. Actors Theatre is committed to recruiting and fostering a diverse community of staff and students. Individuals from traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR The Artistic Director (AD) will lead the development and evolution of the artistic vision for Actors Theatre. In co-equal partnership with Managing Director, Kevin E. Moore, the AD will also lead the organization to ensure the theatre company’s success – as measured by its artistic excellence, its engagement and impact in the community, its fis...

Registration NOW OPEN – 2018 SETC Fall Professional Unified Auditions

2018 SETC FALL PROFESSIONAL UNIFIED AUDITIONS IMPORTANT DATES Audition Dates: Aug. 26 & 27, 2018 Venue: Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, Uptown Charlotte, NC Online Registration Opens: June 1, 2018 Online Registration Deadlines: Early-Bird ($35): Noon ET on July 2, 2018 Final ($45): Noon ET on Aug. 15, 2018 Refund Deadline:  Noon ET on Aug. 3, 2018 Professional Actors, Singers and Dancers – Check Your Eligibility To participate in SETC’s Fall Professional Unified Auditions, actors must meet the following qualifications: Professional Qualifications Application Guidelines Application NOW OPEN. To audition, you must apply and be approved for an audition slot. Download the correct application guidelines for you, and give us a call if you need any help: Actor/Singer Guidelines Dancer-Only Gu...

2018 NJTA Annual Combined Auditions – Registration NOW OPEN

New Jersey Theatre Alliance Announces The 2018 Combined Auditions Equity: Monday, August 20, 10:00am-6:00pm Non-Equity: Tuesday, August 21, 10:00am-6:00pm New Jersey Theatre Alliance (NJTA), the service organization for the state’s professional (Actor’s Equity) theatres, will hold auditions in South Orange, NJ on Monday, August 20th from 10:00am-6:00pm for Equity performers, and Tuesday, August 21st  from 10:00am-6:00pm for Non-Equity performers. Please note: Not all Alliance member theatres participate in these auditions and we will not have a confirmed list of participating theatres until about a week before the auditions. SUBMISSION INFORMATION – Please read carefully; because of the high volume of entries, failure to follow instructions will cause your entry to be rejected. Registratio...

8 Audition Book Myths

BY AMIE MARIE STEWART via www.backstage.com As a voice teacher in New York City, I work with many newly arrived actors packing tons of talent, great training, and a whole lot of misconceptions about their audition books. I recently conducted interviews with industry experts, from Broadway actors to casting directors, and what I learned might surprise some new to the city…even some who aren’t. Here are eight of the most common audition book myths out there. 1. A typical audition book has around 20 songs.  The experts agreed that the best audition books have a total of 6-9 songs, max. “At some level, that’s the number of songs a performer could have ready at a moment’s notice,” says casting director Michael Cassara. A huge book is a red flag that the actor won’t be prepared on songs th...

Village Theatre Audition Announcement – Million Dollar Quartet

Village Theatre is auditioning for actor/musicians for the roles of Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, & Elvis Presley for their upcoming production of Million Dollar Quartet. Auditions will be held at Village Theatre, Issaquah (WA) on Friday, June 8 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. To request an audition time please follow the instructions listed below, you must have an appointment to attend. Character Description: Jerry Lee Lewis, 20 – piano prodigy, rock n roll’s legendary Last Man Standing Carl Perkins, 26 – guitar player, the first poet of rock n roll Johnny Cash, 26 – guitar player, a giant of American music at the dawn of his epic career Elvis Presley, 21 – guitar player, the first and still undisputed king of rock n roll Everyone MUST be a stellar ...

11 Great Film Markets Outside of NYC and L.A.

BY KC WRIGHT via www.backstage.com It’s no secret that rising costs, tax incentives, and the growth of new media have been moving film and television productions out of Hollywood and New York. As the work expands to other regions across the continent, so do opportunities for actors in these small (but powerful) markets. Not feeling the “big pond” of New York or Los Angeles? Here are 11 other cities where you can make your on-camera dreams come true. Albuquerque With 64 major film, television, and commercial projects produced in fiscal year 2014, according to the New Mexico Film Office, New Mexico is an excellent market for on-camera talent. Albuquerque-based actors receive tons of local support from the NM Film Office and other organizations, and schools like the ABQ Actors Studio train th...

A Day in the Life of a ‘Lion King’ Dancer

BY KRISTIN SCHWAB via www.dancemagazine.com As an ensemble dancer in The Lion King, India Bolds, age 32, plays nine characters in every show, eight times a week. That’s a lot of entrances and exits, costume changes and choreography to remember. But after five years of dancing in the production, she has the show down pat. Dance Magazine followed her through a performance day to see what it takes to be in Broadway’s third-longest-running production. Bolds and her fiancé at home. Photo by Jim Lafferty 9 am: Dancing on Broadway means late nights in the theater, so Bolds sleeps in. She and her fiancé will wake up, make some tea and go over their days. “Mornings are the only time Dale and I have together, especially on a two-show day like today,” says Bolds. “I got ...

2018 Tony Award Nominations

via www.playbill.com The 2018 Tony Awards Nominations were announced May 1, with Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants coming out on top with 12 nods each including Best Musical. Joining the two titles in the category were The Band’s Visit (with 11 nominations) and Frozen (earning three nods). Also earning 11 nominations were the Broadway revivals of Angels in America (becoming the most-nominated play in Broadway Tony history) and Carousel, with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and My Fair Lady trailing closely behind with ten. Five nominated performers represented the two leading shows: Mean Girls’ Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park, and Grey Henson, and SpongeBob SquarePants’ Ethan Slater and Gavin Lee. The 72nd annual Tony Awards will take place June 10 at Radio City Music Hall. Sara Bareill...

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