Smart Blonde – NYC EPA
New York, NY
Written by Willy Holtzman
Directed by Peter Flynn
Casting: Stephanie Yankwitt & Margaret Dunn,
Audition Peronnel: Stephanie Yankwitt,
Casting Assistant, and Mary J. Davis,
Producer, will be present at audition
1st Rehearsal: February 18, 2019
1st Preview: March 16, 2019
Opening: March 26, 2019
Closing: April 13, 2019
venue: 59E59 Theater B
General Manager: Dailey-Monda Management
EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.
An Equity Monitor will be provided.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination.
Equity is committed to diversity and
encourages all its employers to engage in a
policy of equal employment opportunity
designed to promote a positive model of
inclusion. As such, Equity encourages
performers of all ethnicities, gender identities,
and ages, as well as performers with
disabilities, to attend every audition.
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Equity actors for 2 principal roles and 2
SEEKING AS DIVERSE A CAST AS POSSIBLE.
JUDY HOLLIDAY – CAST
RUTHIE/FEMALE ACTOR 1 – CAST
ELLIOTT/MALE ACTOR 1
Male, 40’s to late 50’s, any ethnicity. Urban and sophisticated, well-spoken and charming. Able to play
a variety of ages and social classes. He plays the men with whom Judy has significant relationships,
both familial and romantic. Primary roles are ELLIOTT, Judy’s sound engineer in the recording
session featured in the play, and GERRY MULLIGAN, her last lover.
Other probable roles:
DAVID OPPENHEIM – Judy’s husband, a composer
ADOLPH GREEN – lyricist and Revuer company member, big brother to Judy
MAX GORDON – owner of the Village Vanguard, mentor to Judy
UNCLE JOE GOLLUMB – Judy’s socialist uncle
RICHARD ARENS – H.U.A.C. counsel, prosecutes Judy for Communism
GARSON KAININ – director and writer
GEORGE CUKOR – film director
BERNIE/MALE ACTOR 2
Male, 40’s to 50’s, any ethnicity. Character actor, funny & very affable, capable of being both
bombastic & gregarious. Actor must be able to play the piano well enough to accompany actor
playing Judy on approximately 8 songs. Primary roles are BERNIE, the musical director of the
album Judy is recording and Columbia Pictures President HARRY COHN.
Other probable roles:
ABE TUVIM – Judy’s carousing father
HARRY BROCK – lead character in Born Yesterday
LEONARD BERNSTEIN – composer and one of Judy’s oldest friends
DARYL ZANUCK – Fox director, a misogynist
KENNETH BIERLY – American Business Consultant, author of Red Channels
SEN. ARTHUR WATKINS – H.U.A.C. counsel, indicts Judy of Communism
JACK LEMMON – actor and Judy’s co-star
Male, 40’s to 50’s, any ethnicity. Will understudy both male tracks, so actor must be able to play the
piano well enough to accompany actor playing Judy on approximately 8 songs. Should be a
charming, funny character actor who is comfortable embodying a wide variety of roles.
Female mid/late 30’s to late 40’s, any ethnicity. Will understudy both JUDY HOLLIDAY and
RUTHIE/FEMALE ACTOR 1, so we are seeking and actor who is a strong singer. Looking for
someone who is very versatile and is able to play both vulnerability and broad comedy. Major roles
include in the RUTHIE track include Judy’s
Pearl Studios NYC (519)
519 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018
Friday, January 11, 2019
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30
WHAT TO PREPARE
All actors should prepare a short (under 2
minutes) comedic monologue in the style and
period of the play (American, 1940’s & ’50’s).
In addition, actors coming in for
BERNIE/MALE ACTOR 2 and for MALE
UNDERSTUDY should also be prepared to
play 32 bars of an American standard on the
piano. Actors coming in for FEMALE
UNDERSTUDY should also prepare 32 bars
from a song in the American songbook — an
accompanist will be provided. Total audition
times should be no more than 2 minutes.