Little nifties from the fifties, sexy ladies from the eighties and men and women tappers not living on those Manhattan streets are encouraged to attend an open casting call for the new Broadway revival of 42nd Street Dec. 12.
The producers are looking for "beautiful men and women tappers, at all levels," restricted to performers 19-28 years old. All ethnicities, heights and talent levels are invited, and those auditioning should be prepared to stay the entire day (bring water, bring lunch).
Sign-up begins at 9 AM Dec. 12 at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts (where the revival opens in May 2001), 213 West 42nd Street. Auditions begin at 10 AM. Sign up ends at 11 AM.
Auditionees should bring picture and resume (a snapshot will do) and tap shoes. No union affiliation is required to audition.
Mark Bramble, who co-wrote the 1980 musical comedy's book with Michael Stewart, directs, with Randy Skinner recreating Gower Champion's choreography (Skinner, in fact, originally created the tap sequences for Champion, who was not a tap choreographer).