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    What to Expect When Testing for a TV Pilot

    For many actors, getting cast as a series regular on a television pilot is a dream come true. But testing for the pilot can feel more like a nightmare.

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    A Master Class With Michael Feinstein

    By the time the two hours had elapsed in Michael Feinstein's master class, he had encountered—and made strides to correct—just about every problem faced by both new and seasoned singers.

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    Groomed for Success

    Acting since childhood, Penny had played the daughter in a rather well-known television series. I looked up to her like a mentor. She'd gotten to live out the childhood I always wanted.

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    Maggie McGuire.... Got the Part!

    After moving to New York about three months ago, Maggie McGuire landed the role of Madeline in "The Mysterious Mystery of Mystery Street."

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    New York Acting Schools & Coaches

    The following is a list of New York–area stage and film acting schools, teachers, and coaches organized by category and alphabetically. 

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    Not Too Cool for School

    Once your career takes off and you're working steadily as an actor, are acting classes still necessary? Working actors exercise their acting muscles by continuing to take classes.

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    Loving the Process

    Casting Director Antonia Dauphin talks about making choices, asking questions, and what gets you in the door.

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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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    Workshops: To Pay or Not to Pay

    I think we can all agree that becoming a working actor is a very difficult goal. So if you want to get anywhere, you have to embrace every option out there. One of those options is signing up for workshops.

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    The Character of You

    Teacher Matt Hoverman shares his three keys to successful autobiographical solo shows.