Broadway Casting Directors to Appear on ABC's EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS this Weekend
Broadway casting directors Duncan Stewart and Benton Whitley will take center stage on the next new episode of ABC's award-winning reality television series "Extreme Weight Loss," airing Tuesday, September 2 at 8pm ET (7pm CT).
In the new Season Four episode, Stewart and Whitley audition and coach 49-year-old contestant "Rod" from Tallahassee, Florida, ultimately fulfilling one of his lifelong dreams: to audition for a Broadway musical.
"Extreme Weight Loss" is a unique undertaking that's unlike anything else seen on TV. The show documents the amazing makeover of seventeen courageous, obese individuals who set out to safely lose half of their body weight over the course of a year.
Trainer/transformation specialist Chris Powell ("The 650-Pound Virgin") guides each of the seventeen participants through the process making sure the participants get the proper nourishment and exercise needed.
In each of the thirteen two-hour episodes, participants undergo a transformation not only of their bodies, but of who they are as individuals. Each stand-alone episode of Extreme Weight Loss chronicles one participant's journey over the course of a year.
Duncan Stewart and Benton Whitley are the owners of Duncan Stewart and Company, a New York City casting office formed in 2011, and are responsible for casting the upcoming Broadway production of On The Town; the Tony Award-winning musical revivals of Pippin (Original Broadway and National Tour Casts) and Chicago (Broadway and National Tour); The Radio City Christmas Spectacular; Pageant (Off-Broadway) and the North American tours of We Will Rock You, Flashdance and Anything Goes.
The firm's upcoming projects include The Band Wagon with Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell & director Kathleen Marshall (City Center Encores!) and PopNation (Off-Broadway). Other projects include Travesties (Bay Street Theatre); Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 (Off-Broadway); The Tempest (A.R.T.); UK's Menier Chocolate Factory (U.S. casting); The People Sing (Carnegie Hall); Mamma Mia!, Cats, Hairspray, Saturday Night Fever and Chicago (Royal Caribbean Productions); La Cage aux Folles (2010 Broadway revival/tour); Thriller Live (West End) as well as numerous regional theaters. Both Stewart and Whitley are proud members of The Casting Society of America (CSA).
To learn more about "Extreme Weight Loss," visit http://abc.go.com/shows/extreme-weight-loss.