On Wednesday Nov. 4, the Casting Society of America (C.S.A.) will honor outstanding casting directors of the year with their 14th Annual Artios Awards Ceremony. Scheduled to appear at the event, taking place at Caroline's Comedy Club in Manhattan, are Broadway babies: Christian Slater (Side Man), Faith Prince (Little Me), Brian Stokes Mitchell (Ragtime), Jeremy Kushnier and Jennifer Laura Thompson (both in Footloose). Also of news for Broadway fans is a special award given by the C.S.A to talk show host, Rosie O'Donnell, whose television show tirelessly supports Broadway musicals and performers.
-- By Sean McGrath