Category Archives: New York

Sodus native comes home to 'Stomp' in RBTL touring show

Sodus native comes home to 'Stomp' in RBTL touring show
Thomas joined Stomp as one of four people hired from an open casting call in New York City (yes, this time he was chosen). He had experience as a professional dancer, but he says there's no one clear path to becoming a Stomper. “Everybody starts the …
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'The Jungle Book' tween star Neel Sethi getting used to fame after being

'The Jungle Book' tween star Neel Sethi getting used to fame after being
So when my dance teacher told my parents about (the casting call), I auditioned and they liked me." And that's how a star was born. … But the casting process that was so easy for Sethi was anything but for the filmmakers. Before our hero nailed his …
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Independent voters, advocates call for an end to New York's closed primaries

Independent voters, advocates call for an end to New York's closed primaries
With less than a week before the New York primaries, over a hundred New Yorkers took to the steps of City Hall to call on a change in the state's election system that would allow all voters to have their voices heard — no matter what party they belong …
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New film about Newtown massacre explores trauma, promotes healing

New film about Newtown massacre explores trauma, promotes healing
But for their families and classmates, pain is still fresh. A new film "Midsummer in Newtown," debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, explores their trauma, and the healing power of the arts. "He was one of my best friends. … He …
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Supersexy no longer means superskinny — thanks to millennials

Supersexy no longer means superskinny — thanks to millennials
This whole effect makes companies more accountable for an unpopular casting choice they've made. Twitter … “There is definitely more of a leaning toward the term 'real people' [in casting calls]. … “I'm getting more calls for a … woman who's a …
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"It's More Relevant Than It Should Be": Green Room Director Jeremy Saulnier on

"It's More Relevant Than It Should Be": Green Room Director Jeremy Saulnier on
Director Jeremy Saulnier wasn't trying to reflect today's political climate when he set out to make Green Room—it just kind of happened. The gruesome horror thriller—in which a down-and-out punk band plays a Nazi skinhead venue in backwoods Oregon …
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Chicago writer tries to get 'Strong' in new NBC fitness competition

Chicago writer tries to get 'Strong' in new NBC fitness competition
Chicago writer Sarah Miller traces her unhealthy body image to her childhood in Pennsylvania, where she was mocked for her weight and experimented with bulimia. Miller, who is about 5 feet, 9 inches tall, said she tried everything to get below 170 …
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Fordham University Will Host BEYOND ORIENTALISM Public Forum on Race and

Fordham University Will Host BEYOND ORIENTALISM Public Forum on Race and
AAPAC is excited to share the conversation about Asian American representation in New York City theatre with such dedicated, passionate partners." "TCG renews our call for color-conscious casting to help end the harmful practices of yellowface and …
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