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“To Be Or Not To Be”: Open Auditions in New York

To Be Or Not To Be – Open Auditions
Manhattan Theatre Club
LORT $1,207/week minimum.

Adapted from the classic Ernst Lubitsch film. Backstage comedy about a troupe of actors in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. Through a madcap series of misunderstandings, misrepresentations and intentional subterfuge, the magic of theatre triumphs over the evils of the Third Reich.

Seeking the following role only:

Casting Director’s note: “We will ONLY be auditioning for the role of Grunberg; actors will NOT be seen for other roles. Also, please do not waste your time or ours if you played the instrument 20 years ago and have not picked it up since. We need a skilled player. If we are not able to see you within the allotted time, please leave your picture and resume. It will be reviewed.”

Grunberg: Man, 40 Р60. Austrian Jewish ̩migr̩ to Poland. Character actor in the troupe. Rueful, soulful, intellectual, witty. Lots of heart and integrity. ACTOR MUST PLAY VIOLIN/FIDDLE or ACCORDION.

Open Call:
Friday, May 30, 2008
11 AM – 3 PM
Sign-up starts at 10 AM
Manhattan Theatre Club
311 West 43rd Street, 8th Floor

The producer will run all aspects of this call. Equity Principal Audition procedures are not in effect, and no Equity Monitor will be provided.

Please be prepared to play a short piece of your choice. Instruments will be provided, or you may bring your own. A brief scene from the script will be provided for you to read. (No accent necessary.)

Author: Nick Whitby (from the film directed by Ernst Lubitsch, screenplay by Edwin Justus Mayer and Melchior Lengyel)
Director: Casey Nicholaw
Casting: David Caparelliotis/ Kelly Gillespie

1st rehearsal: August 7, 2008. Runs September 11 – October 2 at the Biltmore Theatre (Broadway).

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