City Theatre confirmed that Broadway veteran and recording artist Billy Porter (left) will choreograph the new rock musical “POP!,” featuring “Rent” star Anthony Rapp as Andy Warhol in its world premiere May 5-27. On Monday, Jan. 23, City will hold open auditions to fill the roles of members of Andy’s Factory.
Auditioners are asked to prepare 16 bars or one verse of a favorite pop song to be sung a capella or with City’s accompanist. “We are looking for all types, ages and ethnicities with big voices, and big personalities,” the audition notice says. “Wear your finest ’70s glam and belt out your best number and who knows … you might just find your very own 15 minutes of fame!”
Those who make the cut will be asked to return on Thursday, Jan. 26, for an audition with the “POP!” creative team, including director by Brad Rouse.