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Entertainment briefs: A&E pilot shooting in Pittsburgh; Lampanelli tickets; Honeck subs

| Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, 9:02 p.m.

Background performers are being sought for the pilot of a new A&E network show being filmed at locations around Pittsburgh from Oct. 23 to Nov. 7.

“Those Who Kill,” based on the work of author Elsebeth Egholm and the subsequent Danish television show, focuses on a police detective and a forensic profiler who possess a deep understanding of the serial killers they hunt. No cast has been announced yet. The pilot will be directed by Joe Carnahan (“The Grey,” “The A-Team”).

Extras of all ethnicities are needed to play graduate students, police officers and detectives, paramedics, members of the press and more. No acting experience is necessary and those with real experiences in the assigned roles are encouraged to apply. Last-minute availability on weekdays is a plus. Positions will be paid.

To apply for a position, register at: collectivecastinggroup.agencyprosoftware.com/application/CrimeExtras/. Applicants also can send a headshot and resume detailing their availability to CrimeShowExtras@gmail.com.

— Tribune-Review

Tickets go on sale Friday for a Dec. 1 performance by comedian Lisa Lampanelli.

As the country's reigning insult comic, Lampanelli has elevated verbal abuse to an art form. She was the only female comedian invited to skewer Chevy Chase at the 2002 N.Y. Friars Club Roast. In 2005, her one-hour comedy special, “Take It Like a Man,” debuted on Comedy Central. In 2007 she was nominated for a Grammy for best comedy album of the year for “Dirty Girl.” She's also written an autobiography, titled “Chocolate, Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat and Freaks.”

Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $42.75 and go on sale at 10 a.m. They can be purchased online, by phone, or at Heinz Hall box office located at the corner of 6th Street and Penn Avenue. The box office is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

Details: 412.392.4900, www.livenation.com.

— William Loeffler

Pittsburgh Symphony music director Manfred Honeck will conduct the London Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, substituting for Sir Colin Davis who is recovering from an illness.

The program at the Barbican Center is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Symphony No. 41 (“Jupiter”) and Gustav Mahler's “Des knaben Wunderhorn” (Youth's Magic Horn) with soprano Dorothea Roschmann and tenor Ian Bostridge — repertoire Honeck has yet to perform in Pittsburgh.

He'll return to Heinz Hall for concerts Oct. 12 through 14, and Oct. 19 before leading the orchestra on a 12-concert European tour, Oct. 25 to Nov. 10.

— Mark Kanny

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