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    Making Dances in Myriad Realms

    If you are looking to diversify your choreographic career path, there is perhaps no better model than 38-year-old Long Island, N.Y., native Larry Keigwin.

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    Who Has Taught You the Most About Acting?

    "Movies and television were my first teachers and taught me the most. There's a combination of all the great actors that I watched in movies and on television while growing up."

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    Playing Lawyers

    While acting skills and legal skills are not completely interchangeable, there is nevertheless plenty that actors can learn from watching real lawyers in action.

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    As We Remove the Scar Tissue...

    It's 12:36 a.m., I get home from rehearsal and crash in bed. And in six hours I have to get up, sit on my couch, work on a script, and head to another rehearsal for another three hours.

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    'Spider' Cents

    At an estimated cost of $65 million, "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" is the most expensive musical in Broadway history. We thought it might be interesting to figure out what that kind of money could buy for Back Stage readers.

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    A Bit of English in Times Square

    "Be careful what you wish for. It might come true!" my dad once said to six-year-old me when I mentioned my ambition to move to New York City and become an actress.

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    Andy Scott Harris... Got the Part!

    No 12-year-old boy is happy to see the girl of his dreams' big brother waiting to pound him outside their house. That is, unless you are Andy Scott Harris and you are shooting a scene from the film "The Driveway."

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    AA Meeting, Extra Help

    I took a commercial class and got called in by a very big, well-respected agency. It's been three weeks since then and I haven't heard from them at all. I sent thank-you cards right after our meeting, but what do I do now?

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    How Do You Help an Actor Who Is Struggling to Create a Role?

    "I think my job usually is to be like a second instinct, brain, and conscience for the actors. I have to work at least as hard as they do, especially prior to and during rehearsal. I have to be able to come in and provide options."

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    Looking Back, Looking Forward

    I imagined my column would follow the ups and downs of my life as a young performer in New York City; instead, it followed the joys and challenges of my life as a full-time college student and actor from New Jersey.