This Week: AUDITIONS For RENTBOY THE MUSICAL by appointment only NYC January 31, February 1 and February 2, 2013 see PLAYBILL CASTING NOTICE
Richmond Shepard Theatre
309 E. 26th Street at 2nd Avenue
New York City
Opening Thursday March 21, 2013
Performances March 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, and 31 2013
AUDITIONS by appointment only NYC January 31, February 1 and February 2, 2013SUBMIT Bio and Headshot to: email@example.com
Rentboy, the Musical breaks entirely new ground in New York Theater. This lively new musical is set on the night of the famous Hookies Awards, the Oscars of Male Escorts, where gigolos receive awards for their erotic talents. In the show we see a gala award ceremony, we hear the personal stories of men-for-sale, and wacky, raunchy tales about their working lives. There are romantic songs too, as loves grows between a Rentboy and one of his clients. Its wild and wonderful new kind of musical romp with 14 original songs, which reveal the stories of these male escorts in words, song, dance and in the flesh.
This musical employs male actors only (some play multiple roles) who must sing, dance and be comfortable with partial nudity. All races and ethnicity are encouraged to apply; however actors must be in very good physical shape. This is a non-equity production.
- Awards Host Assistant – A “porn star” who presents envelopes to the Host and Master of Ceremonies (swing role). Age: 20’s.
- Devon Williams – A male escort. Younger type. Tenor. Age: Mid 20’s.
- Don K. Dick – A male escort from Brazil who “looks” more straight than gay. Age: 30’s. Tenor/Baritone.
- B.C. – A male escort from the near east. Continental type. Age: Mid 30’s.Baritone/Tenor.
- Edge – Highly experienced and highly successful male escort from Middle America. Age: 35-40ish. Baritone.
- Mike Jones - The well known real-life male escort who outed the Rev. Ted Haggard. Baritone.
- German Master - S&M specialist. Big and beefy. Age: early 30’s. Baritone.
- Client – Not an escort, but man who pays for sex. Has the looks to pass for an escort, not old, yet also not young. Age 40ish. Lyric Baritone/Tenor.
Writer David Leddick (www.davidleddick.net) is known world-wide for his novels and art books. The author of the Lambda Award-winning books: Naked Men, and The Male Nude, he has published more than 20 works that are available at Amazon.com. His newest book, Gorgeous Gallery published by Bruno Gmunder has just been released.
Leddick also starred in the musical It’s A Fabulous Life which played to sold-out crowds at the Broward Center of the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale and the Colony Theater in Miami Beach. He has appeared in the world premiere of The 11 O’clock Number, as well as Terrance McNally’s Some Men, both at the Rising Action Theater in Fort Lauderdale. And most recently in the double-bill Mr. Charles, Currently of Palm Beach, by Paul Rudnick and Mexico City, which he wrote. He has also written four musicals with Andrew Sargent as composer: The Secrets of the Chorus, Quentin and I, Gilda Lilly, and Escorts. His most recent show, How To Be Gay, was composed by David Cohen.
Director David Kingery is one of Philadelphia’s most in-demand actor, singer, director, and music producers. Rentboy is one of his many collaborations with Mr. Leddick, having directed Quentin and I, Presenting Gilda Lilly and Escorts. Formerly the Artistic Director for Arts at St. Johns on Miami Beach, and educated at The University of Miami, he has been performing in and directing musical theater professionally in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Miami for the past 20 years. He also was the founding Artistic Director for the South Beach Gay Men’s Chorus.
Composer Andrew Sargent has also written the music for The Secrets of the Chorus, a backstage-backstabbing musical tale, and It’s a Fabulous Life. His scores are featured in the mini-musical about Quentin Crisp titled Quentin and I, and the starry-eyed Hollywood fable Gilda Lilly. And, of course, he wrote the score to the standing-room only hit Escorts. His most recent show was the stunning Miami Beach, the Musical. Sargent studied music at the University of Montevallo, Alabama.
Lead Producer V. J. Colonna is the manager for Mr. Leddick and Mr. Sargent. His production company, V. J. Colonna Productions, Inc., produced Gilda Lilly, Quentin and I, The Secrets of the Chorus, Escorts, How to Be Gay, and Mr. Leddick’s cabarets: David Leddick at the Deauville, The Littlest Review, and Let’s Fall in Love. He also produced Steven Sondheim’s Company starring Polly Bergen at the Lincoln Theater in Miami Beach. He is a member of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT.org) (Photo by David Vance)