Wednesday, June 23, 2010

New York Stage Casting Update: June 23, 2010

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(NEW) How My Mother Died of Cancer, and Other Bedtime Stories, FringeNYC
Please send headshots and resumes to by Thursday, June 24th. Auditions will be held Saturday, June 26th by appointment only, with callbacks Sunday, June 27th. No preparation necessary: sides will be provided.

Auditions by appointment will be held for How My Mother Died of Cancer, and Other Bedtime Stories. Dir: Laura Moss. No pay, individual stipend per AEA member. Performance dates will fall between August 13th-29th. In the show, Kate Morgan, 25, copes with her mother's death by writing a comedy about cancer and its impact on her family. She's also cast her family and friends as themselves. When they hijack the performance, the results are disastrous.

early 50s, not comfortable with his emotions, strained in his relationship with Kate, does not approve of the play or its content.

MOM: 40s-50s, a professional actress portraying Kate's mother before and during cancer treatment, with both honest and broadly satirical moments.

(NEW) The Showmen, Staged Reading
Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 2 PM – 5 PM, by appointment only. Lafayette Grill 54 Franklin St. (Btw. Broadway and Lafayette), NYC. Please prepare a 2-minute dramatic monologue and/or song and dance, according to role you are auditioning for. Slides from the script will be given at audition.

Casting for the world premiere cabaret staged reading and production The Showmen. World premiere choreodrama with music that explores the lives of two tap-dancing brothers who take Hollywood, theatre, and supper clubs by storm, highlighting the years of 1940-1948. Inspired by the legendary, late Nicholas Brothers. Paid shows, some pay for Rehearsals. Off Broadway Cabaret Theatre, stage reading and production premiers late Fall 2010.

Seeking: (Each role is inspired by these artists, the names have been changed, according to script)
Tap Dance Choreographer.

Fayard and Harold Nicholas – must be a tap dancer and actor.

Dorothy Dandridge (Wife / Entertainer of Harold Nicholas) -Must be a singer, dancer and actress. *Beauty is required*

Geraldine Nicholas (Wife to Fayard)- *beauty is required* as well as singing and acting.

Viola Nicholas (Mother of Nicholas Brothers) singing and acting required.

Timothy Williams (Best friend and manager of Nicholas Brothers) *Non-singing role*

Ruby Ann (Mistress) *Non-singing role, beauty is also required*

Harry Belafonte (Understudy role open only).