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    Pretending It's Chocolate

    I don't have 'showmances' as a rule. Getting involved with your romantic opposite is not only messy, it is a breach of a professional relationship—one which inevitably interferes with your performance.

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    Qualities for Casting Comedies

    "I love when an actor focuses on the action and truth of the scene instead of trying to be funny." --Daniel Talbott, New York; founding artistic director, Rising Phoenix Rep

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    Kyle Abraham Is Honored With the Jacob's Pillow Dance Award

    Wunderkind choreographer Kyle Abraham, founder of Abraham.in.Motion, talks about his unlikely path to Jacob's Pillow honoree.

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    How to Survive a Heatwave

    "I'm from Nebraska, which can get as equally hot and steamy, and I know there are only two ways to escape heat like this," says Unscripted blogger Emily Kinney. "The pool and air-conditioning."

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    'Herm' Changed My Life

    Every school has one. You know, that one unbearably cool teacher who managed to be accessible at the same time? Ert Jones-Hermerding was the coolest of all of them.

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    Josh Young's Favorite Performance

    "Jesus Christ Superstar's" Josh Young discusses his favorite performance, the original cast of "In the Heights" on Broadway."

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    Opinions Destroy Actors

    Everyone has got a f--king opinion. And I'm not talking about sexual orientation preference, fav fetish, or predilection of position. But everyone does have a position. On something.

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    Dancers Who Fly

    Back Stage spoke recently with "Spider-Man" choreographer Daniel Ezralow to ascertain what the movement-heavy musical requires of its dancers and what criteria are used to cast them.

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    The Dark Side of 'Extinction'

    "I didn't have reservations about doing 'Extinction,' but I am select about who I bring to the play," asserts Stefanie E. Frame, who plays first-time hooker Victoria in the dark drama by Gabe McKinley.