Saturday, June 28, 2008


Geoffrey Soffer Casting, C/O Silvercup East
34-02 Starr Ave 2nd Fl
LIC, NY 11101

Marissa Caro performs with Broadway at Town Hall

hey guys, I just got home to NYC after finishing the "Ring of Fire" tour and this is the next performance I'm doing! Its called RADIO BROADWAY and kind of a big thing (i'm the only person in the show who hasn't been on Broadway), I was just interviewed for the show on (there's a video) so check it out if you have time! here is all the info if your interested...

Love, Marissa

"This event will mark the debut performance of Radio Broadway, a new concert company dedicated to presenting "the greatest hits of all time by the greatest singers of our time."

The show will feature a cast of today's finest Broadway talent performing songs that topped the Billboard charts in the year 1958. Principal singers will include Max von Essen (Dance Of The Vampires, Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Miserables), Jennifer Hope Wills (The Phantom Of The Opera, Wonderful Town, The Woman In White), Nancy Anderson (Wonderful Town, A Class Act), John Treacy Egan (The Producers, Jekyll & Hyde, The Little Mermaid), and LAWRENCE CLAYTON (The Civil War, Jesus Christ Superstar, Dreamgirls), Guest Starring American Idol's Contstantine Maroulis, with additional stars to be announced shortly.

The evening will be hosted by Raymond Jaramillo McLeod (Drama Desk Award nominee – Wonderful Town), with direction by DEBORAH KYM and musical direction by DAVID KEYES.

Presented in the spirit of American Bandstand, complete with back-up singers, dancers and live band, this brand-new concert event will be a fun and energetic journey back to yesteryear that is sure to shake your bones and rattle your brains. Songs will include "Yakety Yak," "Who's Sorry Now," "At The Hop," "Great Balls of Fire," Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" and many more.

Tickets, priced $40 and up, are available at The Town Hall box office or through TicketMaster by calling (866) 448-7849. The Town Hall box office is open from 12:00-6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The $200 "VIP" tickets include premium seating and a private cocktail reception with the stars following the show.

The Town Hall is located in Manhattan at 123 West 43rd Street between Broadway and Avenue of the Americas. Nearest subways are as follows: 1, 2, 3 - Times Square-42nd Street (7th Ave.-Broadway). A, C, E - 42nd Street-Port Authority (8th Avenue). B, D, F, V - 42nd Street-Brant Park (6th Avenue). N, Q, R, W - Times Square-42nd Street (Broadway). 7 & S - Times Square-42nd Street (Broadway-7th Avenue).

Radio Broadway was co-founded by Raymond Jaramillo McLeod, Deborah Kym and David Weitzer. Following the June 30 premiere, the company plans to present various incarnations of the show – featuring a variety of Broadway stars and radio hit songs spanning all decades – in venues throughout the country. is the official media sponsor of Radio Broadway.

The website for Radio Broadway is"

Thursday, June 19, 2008

"BERRY SEASON" read at GEAR public goes up.

An FYI to GIAA members, some may remember past GEAR public reading of this.
Subject: FW: Algonquin One Act Festical - Please let me know if you have received this...
Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2008, 11:38 AM
Hey, Carlo....

This is out of the blue, but......would you be interested
in directing an Equity Showcase production of my play,
BERRY SEASON? Gear did a reading of this one a couple of
years's a ten minute short, sexy's one performance July 7 in the Algonquin
Theatre One act festival...If it's chosen best play of
the night, they do it again the end of the week...following
is their information....

If you can't/don't want to, it's okay,
they'll give me a director.

Rosemary Frisino Toohey

Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 17:22:40 -0400From:
DThetrdave@aol.comSubject: Algonquin One Act Festical -
Please let me know if you have received this...
TO: One Act Writers
FROM: Tony Sportiello


If you are receiving this email, it means that your
play has been selected to compete in the first annual
Algonquin Theater One Act Festival, to be held at the brand
new Algonquin Theater, 123 East 24th Street, NY NY. The
Festival runs July 7th-13th. From July 7th through 12th we
will show six one acts per night. Aty the end of the
evening, one play will be selected to be published in our
upcoming book of Algonquin One Acts. The judges will come
from an independent panel of writers, directors and
producers with no affiliation to any of the plays in that
evening. On the 13th we will present all of the one acts
selected. However, Algonquin Theater may use any or all of
the plays at another time (with your permission, of course)
for other one act festivals or presentations. If your play
has already been published or if you are not interested in
Algonquin including it in our publication, please let us
know immediately so we can choose other plays. The terms
of publication will be very fair and will not prohibit you
from having your play presented or published in other
venues or forums.

You should know that more than 350 one act plays were
submitted to Algonquin, so basically your play had a 10%
chance of making it through. Congratulations again.

The following is a list of the nights when each play
will be presented. Please note that the evenings have been
planned based on a number of factors, including length, cast
size and style. We've tried very hard not to have six
comedies in one evening followed by six dramas in the next.
Also, each evening is timed to finish in less than two
hours, including an intermission and set changes.
Therefore, let's hold to this schedule, please. Note
that this is not necessarily the order in which the one
acts will appear per evening. Also note that we are asking
the casts to take their curtain calls at the end of the
evening as opposed to when their one act is finished. The
reason for this is we would like to avoid huge parades of
people leaving after seeing their friend's performance.
It just makes it more fair for those at the end of the
evening so hopefully they're not playing in front of
six people.

Directors/casts. Algonquin has access to a large
supply of qualified directors and actors who would love to
work on your show. Having said that, this is 36 plays
we're talking about here. If you have your own
director, that would be great. If you need a director, let
us know as soon as possible. Email Tony Sportiello at

This will be done as an Equity showcase. Tickets will
be $15 apiece. We will have it on smarttix soon.

Once we have all directors for all the shows we will
be holding a meeting to go over the rules and order of the
evenings and answer any questions they might have. In the
meantime, please visit our website at

See you soon!

Tony Sportiello
Artistic Director
Algonquin Theater Productions

Monday July 7th 7:00pm

Reconstructing Julie
Buried at Sea
Berry Season
Please Remove The Stuffed Animals
Party Lights

Tuesday July 8th, 7pm

Double Whammy
The Wonderful World of Science
The Writer's Circle
A Glass of Water
Kung Foolery

Wednesday July 9th, 7pm

Keeping Pace
Party Girl
A Moving Experience
Danny and Rose
Oh, Momma
Rainbow Sprinkles

Thursday - July 10th, 7pm

Five More Minutes
Smash and Grab
The Good News
Brotherly Love

Friday - July 11th, 7pm

Poor Ronnie's Almanack
Why Emily Chose That Outfit
Five O'Clock
Showdown at Table 5
The Education of Macolocco
When The Bed Bugs Bite

Saturday - July 12th, 2pm

For Want of a Shoe
For The Love of Miss Bishop
Tech Support
On The Bench

-- Tony SportielloArtistic DirectorAlgonquin Theater

Monday, June 16, 2008

Average Jo reading casts GIAA members

Today at 8pm there is a reading of Average Jo by Tommy Ucciarrdi

Tommy sent me a postcard for the event highlighting that he cast GIAA members

Judy Prianti, Ron Poretti aand Joy Seligsohn viaa the GIAA web site.

Thanks so much

Monday, June 9, 2008

Nickelodeon casting: Male to play 16-19

Here's the project:

A Musical Half-Hour TV Pilot for Nickelodeon

Seeking a Male Singer/Actor
All ethnicities, to play age 16 - 19

The actor cast in the role will be a series regular in the pilot and will receive a possible recording deal with SONY BMG records.

Seeking: MALE TEEN / YOUNG ADULT To play no older than 16-19 years. Any ethnicity. Attractive young rock and roll lead. A handsome, strong, charismatic young male lead singer/actor. Think Justin Timberlake at 16. This singer is part of a foursome of friends who are uprooted from their lives in New Jersey when they get discovered by a Hollywood music producer who wants to turn them into the next boy band sensation...LEAD. MUST BE ABLE TO SING AND ACT (DANCE ABILITY A PLUS).

Please email pictures and resumes to:

Or send hard copies of pictures and resumes to:

Attention: David Doan
"Untitled Nickelodeon TV Show"
C/O Nickelodeon Talent and Casting
1515 Broadway, 38th Floor
NY NY 10036

Friday, June 6, 2008

NEW Casting Agency NYC - RARE Casting
Rare Casting
Serena Rosario-Stanley (formerly of TEC Casting)
3528 Cambridge Ave, BRONX NY 10463

Vote for film Jim in the Box for Channel 13 showing

Director John Kotsalos incudes ethnicity , political metaphor and science fiction.
Vote for my film to Broadcast on Channel 13!!
Please support and Vote for my Short Film "JIM IN THE BOX" to be Broadcast June 14, 2008 on Channel 13, WNET!

VOTE: If you could take a moment, I would really appreciate your vote in getting this short film seen on television. Thank you.

ABOUT: Reel 13 is a community of people who love film -- watching it, making it, talking about it, sharing it with others. And, if you're a professional or aspiring filmmaker, you can submit your film to our weekly competition. The film that gets the most votes will air on Thirteen/WNET, America's most-watched public television station. Every Saturday night at 9, Reel 13 goes on the air on Thirteen, reaching a potential audience of millions throughout the New York metro region.

PAY:tech help req.Jersey City June THs-SATs@8p

Art House productions is producing "Sea Story" at a space near the Grove St. PATH.NJ
is their company website
If you can do tech all 3 weekends Thursday, Friday and Saturday
June 12,13,14; 19,20,21; 26,27,28 also one day or eve before to learn the space and script.
contact Jack Halpin. Ref. by Carlo Fiorletta
good luck.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Need sound/light board op 3 june weekends. Pay.
will PAY sound/light board operator for show: Sea Story
June TH-SA
all at 8pm
contact Jack Halpin at

Rose Tattoo reading 57-70 Father DiLeo

Studio Tisch in August
call Maria Guida

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

GIAA welcomes new member Alessio Bordoni

look for his photo on web site soon. And some New York Italian theater.
He is from Italy; he has a lot of great Italian theater credits, as well as training in New York and Germany.
917-608-7478 is his direct contact.