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    The New BackStage.com

    This week marks the launch of Back Stage's newly redesigned website, which features improved navigation and functionality that, I hope you'll agree, is a significant upgrade.

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    Enter the Piso

    Ja Ja Gallery

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    The IRS on the Prowl

    Last month the IRS announced that the number of audited returns had increased by 11 percent over the previous year. But you usually can't get into trouble if you tell the truth and file your returns on time.

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    Los Angeles Production Listings

    Following are the updated Production Listings for Los Angeles including casting information for Film, Television and Movies of the Week.

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    Tara Henry

    Actor Tara Henry is the first to admit that the best adventures are ones you don't plan. "You know what? I'm just going to go for it," she says. "I'm going to try and see what happens."

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    Into the Words

    In the beginning, there is the playwright. Then there is you. When the playwright and you, the actor, merge, when the playwright's words and your innermost self—your memories and thoughts and feelings—connect, the result is what we call a "character." Script analysis is a useful first step ...

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    Kazuki: This Is My Earth

    The Kaye Playhouse

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    How Do You Cast Superheroes?

    "With Peter Parker [in "Spider-Man"], it's interesting because he's sort of the anti-superhero. He's the nerd who becomes powerful against his will."

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    Brave, Beautiful New Worlds

    "I remember my first print audition like it was yesterday: I was 11 and thought I was so cool for leaving class early to go into the city." --Allison Strong

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    21st-Century Fitness

    According to game-sales tracker VGChartz.com, the workout game Wii Fit was the fourth-best-selling video game in the world in 2009.