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    NY Acting Markets: Comedy

    No  matter your approach, the most effective way to develop your comedy career is to get lots of stage experience.

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    NY Acting Markets: Cabaret

    "Cabaret is the first and only career open to them," claims Sidney Myer about newcomers to New York and the opportunities for exposure offered by cabaret.

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    NY Acting Markets: Print/Modeling

    Erica Moran, agency director of Avalon Artists Group/BMG Models, says the opportunities for New York actors in print work are huge.

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    NY Acting Markets: Voiceovers

    Many actors want to get into voiceovers. The promise of solid pay for work that can be done in sweatpants has attracted plenty of New York actors to the market in recent years.

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    NY Acting Markets: Industrials

    Industrial work "rarely grabs headlines or elevates performers to celebrity status," said Roberta Reardon, national president of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

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    NY Acting Markets: Commercials

    One longtime commercial casting director (speaking anonymously) says she cast far more nonunion jobs—60 to 70 percent—than union jobs last year.

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    NY Acting Markets: Television

    When it comes to assessing the health of the television market for actors in New York, experts disagree.

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    NY Acting Markets: Broadway, Off-Broadway & Off-Off-Broadway

    With the economy in the doldrums, daytime dramas being canceled, and Broadway shows closing despite good reviews, is it still possible to make a living as a performer in Gotham?

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    Adios, Amigo

    Every agency I know evaluates its list at least twice a year to see who can stay and who should go. These aren't fun meetings, but they're absolutely necessary.

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    Back on Track, Mom to the Rescue

    "I consider myself an actress for life. So thanks for telling people not to worry, and if it's time, to just do it. The road to every acting gig is paved with fun, friendships, and love."