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New York Casting Calls: Casting all roles for “Laughter on the 23rd Floor”

Inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows, LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR is about a team of comedy writers in television’s Golden Age. Simon re-creates the mayhem, neuroses, nonstop gags and constant one-upmanship of a team of brilliantly funny social misfits as they write The Max Prince Show, a weekly variety program

Character Breakdown:

Lucas Brickman (Male, 20s) – A young, impressionable comedy writer who has just joined a writing room full of comic geniuses writing for a major network TV show.
Max Prince (Male, 20s-50s) – An enormous, volatile, explosive personality. Energetic, charismatic. The host of the best comedy show on TV. The equivalent of Sid Caesar or Jackie Gleason.
Kenny Franks (Male, 20s) – A “boy genius” comedy writer. Intelligent, well-informed, quick wit. A bit more emotionally mature than some of his older co-workers.
Val Slotsky (Male, 30s-40s) – The head writer. Russian accent. Warm-hearted and anxious.
Brian Doyle (Male, 20s-30s) – Talented comedy writer. Somewhat vain and insecure.
Milt Fields (Male, 20s-30s) – Comedy writer. Womanizer. Acerbic, dry wit. Feels outclassed by his co-workers.
Carol Wyman (Female, 20s-30s) – Comedy writer. The only woman in a boy’s club. More than holds her own.
Ira Stone (Male, 20s-30s) – Brilliant but neurotic comedy writer. A bundle of nervous energy.
Helen (Female, 20s) – Secretary/Receptionist. Enthusiastic, but can be slow on the uptake. Very attractive.

Non Union/Non Paying

September 14 and 15 at 7:30pm
Foster Hall
2474 Westchester Ave
Bronx, New York 10461

Headshot and resume are helpful but not required. Sides will be provided.

AUDITION DATE: SEPTEMBER 14 AND 15

PROJECT: LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR

CASTING CALL CATEGORY: THEATER CASTING CALLS / NON-UNION CASTING CALLS

LOCATION: NEW YORK, NY

CONTACT: 2474 WESTCHESTER AVE, BRONX, NEW YORK 10461

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