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    Private Practice

    Like many actors, Carolyn Power gets private coaching. For an audition for Sarah Ruhl's play "The Clean House."

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    Salt in My Eyes

    "You remember John, don't you?" Of course I did. How could I forget the man my grandmother referred to as "salt of the earth," who had been my uncle's best friend for 40 years—and who was now a successful Hollywood producer.

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    Virtual Auditions: Future or Fad?

    More casting directors are using video submissions, but the real deal still matters most.

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    CD Andrea Romano Gives Voice to Superheroes

    Andrea Romano's impressive list of voiceover casting and directing credits reads like the 1980s and '90s inductees of a hypothetical Saturday morning cartoon Hall of Fame.

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    Puffing on Illusion

    Some people do yoga. I hang out in a little cigar shop on Melrose Avenue. I come here to center myself, to think, to contemplate the meaning of my existence, and existence in general.

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    Cirque du Soleil Goes to the Movies

    Academy Award–nominated director Andrew Adamson (“Shrek”) on bringing Cirque du Soleil’s Vegas stage creations to big screens in his new 3D film “Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away.”

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    Actor Sexuality: A Career Impediment?

    Homosexuals can be the biggest homophobes in our industry.  Several weeks ago I received a disturbing note from a reader.

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    Hit the Road, Jack

    Sometimes I wonder if actors are born with a genetic mutation that forces them to get in their own way. It's the only possible explanation for all the self-destructive behavior.

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    Ian Loren ... Got the Part

    Audrey Hepburn and Debra Messing on "Will & Grace" inspired Loren and helped him land a web series.

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    How Do You Cast Family Dramas?

    Television's very fast. If we're lucky, we usually have some time -- maybe eight weeks -- when we're doing the pilot and picking the series regulars.