Coffee Cups & Casting Calls

Pleased with these! Gentleman’s Guide deserves it! 

broadwaybuzz:

First Trailer: Jersey Boys

Definitely approve of this. Can’t wait.

2006 Original Off-Broadway Cast - But I Do
12 plays

'But I Do' - I Love You Because

I’ve certainly never liked the idea of being put in a box. I loved being part of shows like American Idiot and In the Heights, and I take pride in being able to sing different styles, not just “Old Man River” [laughs]. I would love, love, love to do a comedy like Gentleman’s Guide, something farcical and fast-paced, but I also want to do something that hasn’t been written yet, the story of Sidney Poitier. A lot of people tell me that I look like him.
Joshua Henry on non-traditional casting

Read more of his Q&A here! (via broadwaycom)

playbill:

TODAY IN THEATRE HISTORY: In 2009, Alice Ripley plays a suburban woman battling mental illness in Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s musical, Next to Normal, which opens on Broadway at the Booth Theatre. Directed by Michael Greif, the cast also includes J. Robert Spencer, Aaron Tveit and Jennifer Damiano. Ripley will win a Tony Award for her performance, and the musical will win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

For more on Next to Normal, including production photos and a look inside the show’s opening night Playbill, visit PlaybillVault.com.

Josh Henry. Sutton is okay. But JOSH HENRY.

But really, it was a terrific production. Wonderful cast, beautiful set, AWESOME orchestrations. I enjoyed just about every minute.

Josh Henry. Sutton is okay. But JOSH HENRY.

But really, it was a terrific production. Wonderful cast, beautiful set, AWESOME orchestrations. I enjoyed just about every minute.

Why I Don’t Miss You: An Open Letter to the ACU Theatre Students but is Also Applicable to Other People, As Well.

Because I expect to see you.

I expect you to fully pursue your dreams. I expect you to immerse yourself in your craft, take risks, cry, bleed, and never regret a single moment. I expect you to go to auditions. I expect you to get callbacks. I expect you to book. And when those things aren’t happening for you, I expect you to persevere and keep going.

I expect to see you in Pearl Studios. I expect to see you in Ripley-Grier Studios. I expect to see you in the Equity building. I expect to see you on Broadway and off-Broadway and in 12-seat theaters that are barely the width of a maintenance closet. If you move to Los Angeles, you better believe that I expect to see you in films. I expect to see you at the Tonys. I expect to see you at the Oscars. I expect to see you at the Emmys. And when I am seeing you in all of these places, how could I possibly miss you?

I expect all of this of you because I expect the same from myself. My school is on your resume. We are on the same team. I refuse to be a part of a mediocre team. I expect you to go hard and, in return, you can expect me to fight for you. 

The biggest misunderstanding that I had when I got my acceptance letter into a BFA program was that it would be my ticket to success. Surprise! It ain’t. The program didn’t accept me because they wanted to put me on Broadway*. The program accepted me because they saw potential and wanted to equip me with the tools to put myself on Broadway. You’re not going to get there unless you work for it yourself. And, yes. I expect you to work for it. 

*in this case, “Broadway” can be a substitute for any of the following:

1. television

2. film

3. regional theatre markets

4. teaching theatre

5. casting

6. producing

7. stage managing

8. lighting

9. directing

10. scenic design

ETC. 

I don’t miss you because I am in New York doing what I always said I would do and do you know how good that feels? While our time apart sucks, in the grand scheme of things, our time together will be much larger. College only lasts 4 years. Life is much bigger than 4 years. However, it’s up to you. If you actively pursue this, you’ll see a lot of me. I am on your team and I want you to win. I ache for you to win. It is dangerous how loudly I want to shout the name of ACU Theatre from the rooftops and blow the eardrums out of the peons below. My experiences this semester have given me far too many valuable insights into just how easy it’s going to be for me to get you on the radar of people who can make things happen for you. How can I leave now? For about a year, I have felt this overwhelming feeling that we, ACU Theatre, are on the verge of some really incredible things — and I still feel that, the feeling is not going away. It is my job to act on that feeling, to be a part of the really incredible things, I am not going to be left out of them when they start happening, I want to be right in the middle of all of it. Don’t you?

Look how young, eager, and limber we were back in the days. Fortunately, not-as-limber Owen has found his calling in an MFA Acting program.

I’ll see you all (briefly) in 21 days.

Mic drop.

disneyonbroadway:

There’s nothing like watching someone’s dreams come true. 
Watch the full video HERE. 

disneyonbroadway:

There’s nothing like watching someone’s dreams come true. 

Watch the full video HERE

YOU GUYS

YOU GUYS

broadwaycom:

BRIDGES star Kelli O’Hara on why Laura Benanti is her black swan, her eight callbacks for WICKED and her “sex-hot” lesbian kiss

She is just divine, as always. 

Awesome article from SVU Casting Director, Jonathan Strauss. 

Legendary. (at Belasco Theatre)

Neil Patrick Harris gave a beautiful performance that I do not doubt will be Tony-nominated this year. Lena Hall was amazing as ever and I am just happy that I got to experience this show with this cast. 

Legendary. (at Belasco Theatre)

Neil Patrick Harris gave a beautiful performance that I do not doubt will be Tony-nominated this year. Lena Hall was amazing as ever and I am just happy that I got to experience this show with this cast. 

Spontaneous date with my 3 favorite roommates!
This show is severely under-hyped! Seriously, go see it! Beautiful score, great acting, and a hilarious book.

Spontaneous date with my 3 favorite roommates!

This show is severely under-hyped! Seriously, go see it! Beautiful score, great acting, and a hilarious book.

Tonight I got to tell Chris O’Dowd that he starred in the most relevant film of my life and will be Tony nominated for Lenny.
James Franco was alright. Leighton Meester was not good. The ensemble, however was fantastic and the set was breathtaking! A beautiful production. Too bad it is celebrity-driven, with the exception of O’Dowd — he’s a gem.

Tonight I got to tell Chris O’Dowd that he starred in the most relevant film of my life and will be Tony nominated for Lenny.

James Franco was alright. Leighton Meester was not good. The ensemble, however was fantastic and the set was breathtaking! A beautiful production. Too bad it is celebrity-driven, with the exception of O’Dowd — he’s a gem.

Haven’t seen this since the ACU production in 2006 with @shelbirene! Gossip Girl meets Bridesmaids meets Pineapple Express. So light subject matter, right?

Haven’t seen this since the ACU production in 2006 with @shelbirene! Gossip Girl meets Bridesmaids meets Pineapple Express. So light subject matter, right?