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    Expect to Wait at an Audition

    When you go to an audition, expect to be there an hour. Under SAG-AFTRA rules, first auditions and callbacks are allowed to be a full hour. After an hour, the performer is entitled to payment.

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    Replacing in a Role

    Actors replace other actors in long-running shows in a variety of circumstances, most of them fraught in one way or another. Some actors follow the role's originator, others have to play iconic characters, and still others must tackle particularly difficult parts.

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    The Art of the Ask

    Having conversations and building relationships with people who are established in this industry can significantly accelerate the development of your career.

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    Budgeting Your Movie

    For an actor, New York is one of the best cities on earth. It’s also one of the most expensive. Professionals in the business suggest saving three months’ worth of expenses before moving here, particularly if you don’t yet have a job or a place to live.

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    Agnes Is at It Again

    "Agnes de Mille's work represents an important period of American choreography that has been lost," says choreographer Liza Gennaro, daughter of Broadway and television choreographer Peter Gennaro. "What she did in terms of movement innovation and finding a movement language for a character is something you rarely see in ...

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    They're Gonna Rock It Tonight

    "Only people who have done the original show or are strict followers of Jerome Robbins will notice any of the changes I've made," says Joey McKneely.

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    Representative Resistance

    I met with an agent yesterday, and although she offered to sign me, I feel strangely unhappy.

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    Hire Education, Out of Character

    Why is it that actors tend to book work when they don't care about the audition, don't need the work, or are sick or tired during the audition?