Company to handle 'Chicago,' 'La Cage'
Casting director Duncan Stewart is hanging out his own casting shingle, Duncan Stewart and Co.Stewart and colleague Benton Whitley have partnered to run the Gotham home base of the org, with another principal, Heidi Birkett, onboard in London to serve as U.K. consultant and liaison. Since 2007 Stewart has been director of casting at National Artists Management, where he’s worked on projects from producers Barry and Fran Weissler including “Chicago” and “La Cage aux Folles.” Along with the long-running Broadway incarnation of “Chicago,” which currently stars Christie Brinkley, Stewart and Whitley are at work on the upcoming national tour of “La Cage” as well the developing tuner “Yank!” Company also will handle stage offerings including the Michael Jackson tribute concert “Thriller Live” and Gotham’s annual “Radio City Christmas Spectacular,” as well as regional theater gigs. Company has set up its Stateside shop in midtown Manhattan.
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