Nude! Nude! Totally Nude! OB Naked Boys Singing! Has Open Call April 14

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The announcement for the April 14 New York casting call for Naked Boys Singing!, the West Coast hit that's scheduled for Off-Broadway, lacks an obvious "you must be willing to sing naked in the show" disclaimer at the top of the page, but it does have this: "ACTORS MUST BE WILLING TO JOIN EQUITY, if hired!"

The announcement for the April 14 New York casting call for Naked Boys Singing!, the West Coast hit that's scheduled for Off-Broadway, lacks an obvious "you must be willing to sing naked in the show" disclaimer at the top of the page, but it does have this: "ACTORS MUST BE WILLING TO JOIN EQUITY, if hired!"

Is nobody squeamish anymore?

The non-Equity open call for seven "young attractive men" in their 20's and 30's and one understudy-assistant stage manager is 2-5 PM April 14 at the John Houseman Studio (downstairs), 450 West 42nd Street.

Performers must be singers who move well and are attractive. "All types are being considered," according to the announcement. The show is "a celebration of male nudity and is never pornographic or salacious."

The producers are requesting that actors be ready to sing a contemporary up-tempo song as well as a ballad. There will be no nudity requested at the audition, but actors should dress appropriately to show off their bodies, according to the announcement. Naked Boys Singing!, a hit in Los Angeles, is conceived and directed by Robert Schrock. The revue's contributing writers are Stephen Bates, Marie Cain, Shelly Markham, Jim Morgan, David Pevsner, Rayme Sciaroni, Mark Savage, Ben Schaechter, Robert Schrock, Mark Winkler and Bruce Vilanch.

The musical will open at The Actors Playhouse (Seventh Avenue South in Greenwich Village) on June 17, following previews, which begin in late May.

Producers are Mark Fletcher, Jamie Casa and Carl D. White. Casting is by Alan Filderman.

-- By Kenneth Jones

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