About Us

Creators of innovative self-promotional marekting tools and career advancement techniques for professionals working in the performing arts.

"Up-To-Date Theatricals is one of the top companies for the performing artist in the New York market. Over the past 25 years we have seen what an invaluable source their products and services have been to the many customers that come through our doors daily. Up-To-Date's dedication to providing current, quality, and comprehensive information helps to make a career in show business more attainable."
- Allen Hubby, VP/Owner, the Drama Book Shop
For over 24 years, Up-To-Date Theatricals, has been one of the most comprehensive theatrical services in the country for professionals working in the performing arts. Owned and operated since 1988 by NYC actor Annie Chadwick and musician Faser Hardin, Up-To-Date Theatricals provides innovative, self-promotional marketing tools; computer music preparation and theatrical mailing label lists that make the business of show business easier and more efficient. In addition to these career advancing services, UTD offers individualized, one-on-one career building consultations tailored to an actors specific career needs as well as an ongoing workshop series, "How to Build an Acting Career in NYC" at the Drama Book Shop. Most recently UTD launched 3 new industry publications - NYC Agent Directory, NYC Personal Manager Directory and NYC Casting Directors - which have quickly become the best career enhancing, theatrical guides for the New York and Tri-State area markets. Up-To-Date Theatricals is also dedicated to producing new projects. Our recent productions include: "The Live In...Reading Series" at the Drama Book Shop, celebrating the voice of living playwrights.

ANNIE CHADWICK is a professional actor, member of AEA, SAG, AFTRA, & ASCAP, founder of Up-To-Date Theatricals and author of the "ShowBiz Bookkeeper." Annie just returned from touring to sold-out audiences on her "Mississippi Home" tour with her bluegrass band, the NYCity Slickers. Her recent theatrical work includes the Jerry Bruckheimer feature film, Confessions of a Shopaholic, with director P.J. Hogan, playing John Lithgow's wife, Mrs. Edgar West; Eleanor Webster on NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Episode: "Hate" directed by David Platt); Clairee, Steel Magnolias (directed by Ron Nash); the Mistress, Jacques Brel: Life Dance!; guest features on Animal Planet (Episode: "City Slickers"); the Hallmark Channel's New Morning and PBS' new nature series Wild TV directed by Mustapha Khan. NY Theatre credits include: Dottie West, Lambs Theatre presentation, Honky Tonk Angel (dir. Bruce Lumpkin, chor. Randy Skinner); Lysistrata, Lysistrata; Lady Grace, Something's Afoot (dir./chor. Troy Garza); Maggie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and the Woman, Pirandello's I'm Dreaming, But Am I. Film/TV credits include: Awakenings, Saturday Night Live (with David Spade), Another World, Guiding Light and Eligible Dentist (NBC pilot with Gene Wilder). Annie just released her debut CD, "Layin' It Down," with her bluegrass band, The NYCity Slickers. She has her Masters degree from IU School of Music. Visit Annie at AnnieChadwick.com.

FASER HARDIN is a composer/arranger/ pianist with a Master of Music degree from Indiana University currently performing banjo and arranging for his bluegrass band the NYCitySlickers. He has worked on Broadway, Off Broadway and in Regional theatre in Chorus Line, Edwin Drood, La Cage, Little Shop, Menopause, Summer '69 and Annie. He was musical director/pianist for Geraldine Fitzgerald in her one woman show Street Songs and has had the opportunity to work with Shelley Berman, Phyllis Hyman, Lou Jacobi and Len Cariou. His recent credits include musical director/dance arranger for the American premier of the new French musical La Vie en Bleu (based on the life of Picasso) at the Walnut Street Theatre; musical director/arranger for Brel: Life Dance!; arranger for Honky Tonk Angel and Suddenly Hope. A former member of the ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop, Faser's compositions include original music for Alabama Shakespeare's production of Christmas Carol (adapted by John Jakes), a musical based on the life of Pearl Buck (commissioned by The Pearl Buck Society), Hot Damn and My Lord, What a Morning (performed at NYC Town Hall). Besides being an accomplished pianist and organist, he also performs regularly on the hammered dulcimer and banjo. Visit The NYCity Slickers website.