Monday, March 3, 2014

Critics’ Picks for March 3, 2014

Ari Fliakos in the roles of Hector and Diomedes,
Many of Elizabeth LeCompte’s directorial choices for this radical adaptation of Shakespeare’s Trojan War problem play are peculiar in the extreme. Why is the blocking pegged to projected scenes from Splendor in the Grass and Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner? And what's with the crazy polyglot accents? Whatever the reasons for an Aussie Diomedes out-Hoganing Paul Hogan, and Prince Hector in a lightly lilting brogue, thesp Ari Fliakos essays both roles with full commitment and matchless physical command, in the evening’s mo¬st-arresting turns.
—Bob Verini


AND FROM NEW YORK

Kelli O’Hara in the role of Francesca, 
Kelli O’Hara, a Broadway headliner who has reinvented established roles in South Pacific and The Pajama Game, pours passion, regret, and intensity into Francesca. Her opening number “To Build a Home,” in which she describes the character’s odyssey from war-torn Italy to safe but flat Iowa, becomes a complex and moving aria.
—David Sheward


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Booking: NASHVILLE - Action Talent Agency/Angie Moncrief

RAY HOSACK
Booked: NASHVILLE Episode #219
Role: Sound Engineer
Represented By: Action Talent Agency/Angie Moncrief
Casting Director: Fincannon Casting

Booking: LIFETIME'S PETALS ON THE WIND - Domina & Associates Talent Agency

MEGAN EASTON
Booked: LIFETIME'S PETALS ON THE WIND
Role: Student
Represented By: Domina & Associates Talent Agency
Casting Director: Robin Lippin
Additional Notes: BOOKING! BOOKING! BOOKING! Megan Easton is at it again! Just getting off the "Spinbrush" commercial, today Megan just landed a major role in Lifetime's Movie for Television "PETALS ON THE WIND." This up and comer is knocking down doors and creating her own success through hard work and commitment. GO MEGAN GO!!!

Booking: DAIRY QUEEN - DPN



TRACI BELUSHI
Booked: DAIRY QUEEN
Role: Principle
Represented By: DPN
Casting Director: The Cast Station
Additional Notes: We are very excited Traci booked 4 projects last month: "The Middle", "Newsreaders", The Lending Tree and Dairy Queen Nationals. We are currently looking to partner with a theatrical agent to further her career. Please contact Omniquest (323) 802-1630 Thanks, Michael

Booking: FAKING IT - Arc Artist Management &Amp; Talent House LA



SHAKIRA BARRERA
Booked: FAKING IT #107
Role: Vashti Nadira
Represented By: Arc Artist Management & Talent House LA
Casting Director: Alyson Silverberg
Additional Notes: Shakira has only been in LA for one year and has already booked a supporting role in Superfast!, a co-star on Grey's Anatomy, and 3 national commercials.

Booking: CRIMINAL MINDS - International Artists PR & Talent Management

MATTHEW HELFER
Booked: CRIMINAL MINDS Episode 921 "What Happens in Mecklinburg"
Role: Trevor
Represented By: International Artists PR & Talent Management
Casting Director: April Webster, Scott David, Lisa Zambetti (Casting Associate)
Additional Notes: Matthew Helfer is a triple-threat actor who recently transported to Los Angeles from Boston. IMDBPro link: http://pro.imdb.com/name/nm5318795/ He is represented by Oliver Carnay of International Artists PR & Talent Management and is currently looking for a theatrical representation. Email oliver@iatalent.com

Booking: D TRAIN - ALTA ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

ADRIA TENNOR
Booked: D TRAIN
Role: Wendy
Represented By: ALTA ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
Casting Director: Tracy Kilpatrick
Additional Notes: Adria Tennor plays "Wendy" opposite Jack Black in the upcoming feature film D TRAIN. Other features are the Academy Award winner THE ARTIST. Television credits include SCANDAL, BACK IN THE GAME, and recurring roles on MAD MEN and GREEK.

Booking: RAY DONOVAN - ALTA ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

DAVID DESANTOS
Booked: RAY DONOVAN Episode #202
Role: Carlos
Represented By: ALTA ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
Casting Director: John Papsidera
Additional Notes: DAVID DESANTOS plays the role of "Carlos" opposite Ann Margaret in RAY DONOVAN and will be seen in the upcoming feature WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL with Jim Caviezel.

Booking: RAY DONOVAN - LB Talent Agency

CAMI RAICH
Booked: Ray Donovan
Role: High school girl
Represented By: LB Talent Agency
Casting Director: John Papsidera
Additional Notes: Congratulations to Cami Raich for booking a co star role on Ray Donovan. Cami couldn't be happier. She said, "Even if it's one line, I got to go and do what I love, and the crew couldn't have been nicer. Thank you John Papsidera casting and Ray Donovan!"

Booking: MERCS - Ignited Entertainment

ALEXIS RAICH
Booked: Mercs
Role: Lexie
Represented By: Ignited Entertainment
Casting Director: G. Web
Additional Notes: Alexis Raich is best known for her guest lead on FOX's FRINGE in the role of Emily Mallum. She recently booked a strong supporting role in the feature ALUMNUS. Raich is a producer session regular and has an impressive list of guest star roles including RIZZOLI AND ISLES (TNT), CHUCK (NBC), and MEDIUM (NBC). Other film work includes the title role of Helen in HELEN ALONE scheduled to be released Summer 2014.

Booking: RAKE - Meridian Talent Management



CARLOS CAMPOS
Booked: RAKE Episode #112
Role: Questioner 1
Represented By: Meridian Talent Management
Casting Director: Rebecca Mangieri / Wendy Weidman

Booking: THE MINDY PROJECT - Meridian Talent Management



EVA LA DARE
Booked: THE MINDY PROJECT Episode #221 "The Girl Next Door"
Role: Nurse
Represented By: Meridian Talent Management
Casting Director: Jeanne McCarthy and Nicole Abellera

Booking: SCIENTOLOGY PROJECT - Domina & Associates Talent Agency

IAN WATSON
Booked: SCIENTOLOGY PROJECT
Role: Himself
Represented By: Domina & Associates Talent Agency
Casting Director: Golden Era Productions
Additional Notes: BOOKING! BOOKING! Ian Waston is at it again! Just coming off a film where he was casted over hundreds of other actors and not even a week later he just booked another project with Golden Era Productions! Wow! GO IAN!!!