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Audra McDonald, Annaleigh Ashford, Luke Kirby, Rachel Brosnahan, Tony Shalhoub, Michael Shannon, The Winners and More at The 35th Annual Artios Awards



Casting Society of America honored excellence in casting across feature films, television and theatre at the 35th Annual Artios Awards held on Thursday, January 30 at ceremonies in New York, Los Angeles, and London.

Michelle Buteau 

The New York ceremony was hosted by Michelle Buteau at Stage 48, Ron Funches hosted in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton, and Jason Isaacs hosted in London at the Four Seasons Hotel at Ten Trinity Square.

Special honorees included Emmy®, Grammy® and Tony® Award winner Audra McDonald who was honored with the Marion Dougherty New York Apple Award and 

Andrew Femenella Photo’s by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Andrew Femenella Photo’s by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Andrew Femenella was honored with the Rosalie Joseph Humanitarian Award. At the Los Angeles ceremony, Academy Award® winner and advocate Geena Davis received the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement and Deborah Aquila received the Hoyt Bowers Award. In London BAFTA Winners and Academy Award nominees Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner were presented with the Artios Award for Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner were presented with the Artios Award for Creative Collaboration; Andy Pryor received the Excellence in Casting Award; and Pippa Markham, Kate Buckley and Gillian Hawser received special recognition for their dynamic contributions in furthering the recognition of casting with the creation of the BAFTA Casting Awards for television and film.

Presenters across the ceremonies included Michael Angarano

Annaleigh Ashford, Thora Birch, Asante Blackk

Rachel Brosnahan, Russell T Davies

Robin de Jesús Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Robin de Jesús, Megalyn Echikunwoke

Santino Fontana

Jared Harris, Marin Hinkle

Luke Kirby, Katrina Lenk, Billie Lourd, Danielle Macdonald

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Edward Norton, Bob Odenkik, Kevin Pollak, Margaret Qualley

Sarah Snook

Tony Shalhoub

Michael Shannon Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Michael Shannon

J. Smith- Cameron Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
J. Smith- Cameron Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

J. Smith- Cameron

Russell Tovey Photo’s by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Russell Tovey Photo’s by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Russell Tovey

Kate Walsh Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Kate Walsh

and Heléne Yorke.

“Tonight’s three Artios Award ceremonies were a fantastic celebration of the many contributions Casting Society of America members bring to the global entertainment community. We congratulate tonight’s well-deserved winners and honorees,” said Russell Boast, President, CSA. “We are bolstered by the ongoing advancements made to recognize our craft and will continue our commitment to supporting and advancing the work we do worldwide.”

Bernie Telsey encouraged actors and loves what he does.

See below for a full list of winners:

Bernie Telsey, Kimberly Ostroy, Merri Suggarman, Katlin Shaw, Catlin D. Shaw, Tara Rubin Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy


To Kill a Mockingbird – Daniel Swee

Hadestown – Duncan Stewart, Benton Whitley

The Waverly Gallery – David Caparelliotis, Lauren Port

Oklahoma! – Adam Caldwell, Will Cantler

Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish (Fidler Afn Dakh) – Jamibeth Margolis NEW YORK THEATRE – DRAMA

Nick Peciaro Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Nick Peciaro Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Daddy – Judy Henderson, Nick Peciaro (Associate) REGIONAL THEATRE

Tara Rubin Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

In the Heights (Westport Country Playhouse) – Tara Rubin, Claire Burke


Sweat – Heidi Levitt, Billy Hopkins (NY Casting), Ashley Ingram (NY Casting), Marin Hope (Associate)


Annie – Margery Simkin, Michael Donovan, Beth Lipari, Richie Ferris (Associate) THEATRE TOURS

Hamilton – Bethany Knox, Lauren Harris (Associate)


The Lion King – Sarah Halley Finn, Jason B. Stamey (Associate) and
Toy Story 4 – Kevin Reher, Natalie Lyon

Knives Out – Mary Vernieu, Angela Peri (Location Casting), Bret Howe (Associate)


Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood – Victoria Thomas STUDIO OR INDEPENDENT – COMEDY

Jojo Rabbit – Des Hamilton

Douglas Aibel Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Marriage Story – Francine Maisler, Douglas Aibel, Kathy Driscoll-Mohler (Associate)

The Last Black Man in San Francisco – Julia Kim, Nina Henninger (Location Casting), Sarah Kliban (Associate)

MICRO BUDGET – COMEDY OR DRAMA Skin in the Game – Matthew Lessall

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Nina Gold, April Webster, Alyssa Weisberg, Angela Young (Associate)


“Russian Doll” – Christine Kromer, Andrew Femenella (Associate)


“Pose” – Alexa L. Fogel, Kathryn Zamora-Benson (Associate), Caitlin D. Jones (Associate)

Cindy Tolan Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy


“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” – Cindy Tolan, Juliette Ménager (Location Casting), Anne Davison (Associate)


“Game of Thrones” – Nina Gold, Robert Sterne, Carla Stronge (Location Casting)


“When They See Us” – Aisha Coley, Billy Hopkins (Location Casting), Ashley Ingram (Location Casting)


To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – Tamara-Lee Notcutt, Tiffany Mak (Location Casting), Alexis Allen (Associate)


“Live in Front of a Studio Audience: ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’” – Marc Hirschfeld, Geralyn Flood, Katrina Wandel George (Associate)


“Andi Mack” – Amber Horn, Danielle Aufiero, Steven Tylor O’Connor (Associate)


“Big Mouth” – Julie Ashton-Barson


“Queer Eye” – Gretchen Palek, Danielle Gervais, Ally Capriotti Grant, Quinn Fegan, Pamela Vallarelli


Skin – Jessica Sherman SHORT FORM SERIES

“It’s Bruno!” – Bess Fifer

First held in 1985, the Artios Awards honors Casting Directors in more than 20 different categories encompassing film, television and theatre. In addition, special honorees are selected for their contributions to the craft. Nominees and winners are voted on by members in good standing of Casting Society of America.

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:


Avengers Tower Sets Meet And Greet With Signing



C. B. Cebulski, Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics, and The LEGO Group Senior Graphic Designer Mark Tranter will be at the Fifth Ave LEGO Store this Friday, December 1st from 5pm-6pm signing the Avengers Tower set—the most iconic building in the Avengers Universe, with 5,201 pieces and an all-star cast of 31 figures.

The Avengers Tower, formerly known as Stark Tower, was a high-rise building complex located in Manhattan. Constructed by Tony Stark, the tower was powered by an Arc Reactor that made it capable of running itself for over a year. The top ten floors housed the research and development initiatives.

Following the dissolution of S.H.I.E.L.D., Stark Tower became the main headquarters of the Avengers. However, after the Ultron Offensive, Stark refurbished a Stark Industries warehouse upstate into the Avengers Compound to use as their primary base while Avengers Tower was repurposed for Stark Industries’ use. In the aftermath of the Avengers Civil War, Stark sold the tower and moved all of its equipment to the Avengers Compound.

By 2024, the tower, under its new ownership, had gone through extensive construction and renovation.

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Astra Lumina at the Queens Botanical Garden This Winter



Following a successful run in Los Angeles last year, Lumina Enchanted Night Walks, Moment Factory’s awe-inspiring nighttime experience series, is coming to New York City. Moment Factory is teaming up with Fever to present Astra Lumina at the Queens Botanical Garden this winter.

Experience a visit from the stars through projections, lighting and music. The Queens Botanical Garden will be transformed into an immersive outdoor, multimedia enchanted world that awakens the imagination. Inside the experience, guests will be guided on an illuminated nature pathway with a photo booth, gift shop, and food and beverage options available for purchase at the end.

From our earliest years, we’ve been told to reach for the stars, but what if the stars could reach for us? Astra Lumina, created by Moment Factory, welcomes you to an extraordinary place, a garden here on Earth that shares a special connection with the sky above. Come nightfall, the garden sets the stage for a phenomenal event: a visit from the stars. This stellar journey invites stargazers to set off across the garden’s celestial pathway to encounter the wonder of the stars and embrace their own human light. As the night unfolds, these luminous orbs regenerate, rise, and reunite in the night sky, to shine brighter than ever before.

Astra Lumina at Queens Botanical Garden is the 19th experience in the Lumina Enchanted Night Walk series.

Location & Opening Times:

  • Location: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St, Queens, NY 11355

  • Dates: Until January 1, 2024

  • Opening times:

    • 5:30 pm – 10 pm

    • Approx 60 minutes

Tickets will be available for purchase starting on September 13, but fans who sign up for the waitlist can unlock exclusive access. Ticket prices start from $22 for children and $29 for adults, and will be available on Fever’s marketplace. You can read more about the experience at

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Park Lane New York & Moët & Chandon Bring Snow Bunny Delight to Darling



Park Lane New York toasted a special winter partnership with Moët & Chandon this week. The launch party was a something as unique as a snowflake as the darlings of New York City came to celebrate and start the seasonal party in the most epic way.

From November 29 – January 3, the hotel’s iconic rooftop bar, Darling will be transformed into a captivating après ski-inspired chalet for the season, complete with unique Moët Ice Impérial beverage offerings, bespoke decor and captivating entertainment, providing an unforgettable festive experience for hotel guests and visitors alike.

“It is an honor to partner with the world-renowned Moët & Chandon to bring unique offerings to our guests at Park Lane New York this holiday season,” said Niles Harris, Managing Director and Vice President of Operations at Park Lane New York. “The transformation of Darling into a luxurious winter wonderland is a testament to the hotel’s commitment to creating extraordinary experiences for our guests. This partnership symbolizes the best of both worlds: the timeless elegance of Moët & Chandon and the vibrant energy of New York City, and we look forward to welcoming travelers and locals alike to join us for this festive occasion.”

Guests can indulge in a special menu featuring two bespoke Moët cocktails: Snow Bunny (Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial, hibiscus tea syrup and grapefruit soda) and Alpine Passion (Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut, passionfruit and vanilla, lime). Alternatively, they can build their own Champagne cocktail with the “Darling, Choose Your Own Adventure” menu, while snacking on Petrossian caviar blinis served with crème fraîche; sea salt toasted chestnuts with brown butter, sage and chives; and a grilled cheese & roasted tomato soup, with chervil, crème fraiche and basil. A myriad of Moët & Chandon-branded touchpoints, like custom skis and snowboards, branded cocktail vessels and a captivating photo experience round out the offerings, making a Darling Chalet reservation the must-have of the season.

Guests who book the Pop, Drink, Fizz package on Park Lane New York’s website will receive a complimentary bottle of Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut Reserve Champagne in their room upon check in.

The festivities continue through the New Year, where Moët & Chandon and Park Lane New York will present a black-tie New Years’ Eve celebration at Darling from 9pm-1am. Complete with an open bar, DJ, passed hors d’oeuvres and a midnight toast with Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut before watching the fireworks over Central Park, guests will ring in the New Year in elegance and merriment. Packages start at $295 per person for General Admission and $413 per person for the Darling Ultra VIP package including table service.

Photos by David Doobinin 

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Ahead of the Broadway Opening of Lempicka The Longacre Theatre Is Showcasing Art Work By Tamara de Lempicka



The Longacre Theatre (220 W 48th St.), soon-to-be home of the sweeping new musical, Lempicka, is showcasing a curated selection of renowned artist Tamara de Lempicka’s most famous works. Eschewing traditional theatrical front-of-house advertising, the Longacre’s façade now boasts prints, creating a museum-quality exhibition right in the heart of Times Square. The musical opens on Broadway on April 14, 2024 at the same venue.

The Longacre’s outdoor exhibition includes works of Self Portrait (Tamara in a Green Bugatti) (1929), Young Girl in Green (1927), Nu Adossé I (1925), The Red Tunic (1927), The Blue Scarf (1930), The Green Turban (1930), Portrait of Marjorie Ferry (1932), Portrait of Ira P. (1930), Portrait of Romana de la Salle (1928), and Adam and Eve (1932).

Starring Eden Espinosa and directed by Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin, Lempicka features book, lyrics, and original concept by Carson Kreitzer, book and music by Matt Gould, and choreography by Raja Feather Kelly.

Spanning decades of political and personal turmoil and told through a thrilling, pop-infused score, Lempicka boldly explores the contradictions of a world in crisis, a woman ahead of her era, and an artist whose time has finally come.