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    Artistically Inclined, College in Mind

    While I know artistry and commercialism don't have to be mutually exclusive in this business, it seems like you have to be good-looking, charming, and tremendously social to even be seen.

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    Broadway Takes Back the Tonys

    The 2011 ceremony marked the return of the Main Stem in a big way. Taking a page from "The Book of Mormon," the evening's biggest winner with nine awards, the ceremony didn't take itself too seriously.

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    Karen Volpe ... Got the Part

    "Every experience leads to the next experience and gives you the ability to move on. It's kind of cool to look back and see that," says actor Karen Volpe.

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    Forbidden White Lie

    A few weeks back, I offered a two-parter titled "Jerks Don't Work." Though not everyone agreed with all of my advice, I'm always glad to have sparked discussion.

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    What Has Teaching Taught You About Acting?

    I have learned from teaching that the more frenzied our lives become in this age of expanding technology, the more the actor needs a safe place to develop his craft.

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    Juilliard Coach Andrew Wade Gives Emergency Vocal Tips

    There are five parts to Wade's immediate approach: breathing, steaming, drinking water, humming and—just to be certain suspected pharyngitis isn't actually laryngitis—see a physician.

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    The Comedy and Drama of Emmy Categorization

    It's often a debate where to place a series in the Emmy categories. Sometimes, Emmy voters can look past the category and judge the performance not just by the amount of laughs or tears it elicits.

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    Not Waitin' on the World to Change

    Taking that leap of faith to pursue acting more seriously last year was not nearly as life-changing as the decision I made a few days ago: I quit my desk job.

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    Comedy and Improv Schools in Los Angeles and New York

    As part of our Spotlight on Comedy and Improv, here is a list of comedy schools in Los Angeles and New York City. Each listing includes the school's specialties as well as their location and contact info.

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    Candice Gordon…Got the Part

    After years of being a Back Stage subscriber, Candice Gordon was thrilled to land the lead role of Diane Harris in "What If?," an Off-Off-Broadway production at Manhattan's Chernuchin Theatre.