City Theatre holds auditions for Andy Warhol's Factory members in new musical 'POP!'

Tuesday, 10 January 2012 04:41 PM Written by 

Billy Porter at a Times Square taping of Seth Rudetsky's radio show.
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.

To sign up for a half-hour slot in the open call from 4 to 8 p.m. at 1300 Bingham St, South Side, call 412-431-4400 ext. 463 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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.

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