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    Singing Their Hearts Out

    "The challenge in doing a Stephen Sondheim show is that the bar is raised so high," says Aaron Lazar, who plays the buffoonish Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm in the Broadway revival of "A Little Night Music."

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    Johnny Ferretti...Got the Part

    Know your "type" and submit only when appropriate are basic rules every actor should follow, yet many do not. Fortunately for Johnny Ferretti, he has made these rules the foundation of his pursuit of acting.

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    Jason Alexander on the cast of 'Network'

    I've been part of some amazing ensembles in my career. So I am always more impressed by the work of an ensemble. Ensembles are a special kind of magic.

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    Looking Back, Moving On

    If you've auditioned for a commercial in Los Angeles at any time in the past 28 years, you've likely been in Danny Goldman's office.

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    Follow Awards Season With the Oscars Mobile App

    Looking at this year’s official iOS Academy Award app, titled Oscar Experience, you might wish you’d stayed at home with Netflix or even gone to the theater instead.

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    Adam Suzuki...Got the Part

    The story told in "La Sierva" was what interested Adam Suzuki when he saw the notice on BackStage.com in June 2011.

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    Finding the Perfect Fit in the Commercial World

    With more than 3,000 commercials under her belt, Los Angeles casting director Megan Foley has populated TV spots for clients ranging from Budweiser to American Express.

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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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    How To Guide: Do It Yourself

    Back Stage's guide to all the ways you can take the reigns, from setting up your own theater company, to obtaining work visas, to paying quarterly taxes.

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    From Class to Art

    Acting students, if they're lucky, find classes that are satisfying, challenging, and fully worth the time and money. But once in a while, they wind up in a class that rises above and beyond mere satisfaction.