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    Hitting the Back of the Balcony

    When the intimate drama "Next Fall" moved from a 99-seat Off-Broadway house to the 597-seat Helen Hayes Theatre, cast member Patrick Heusinger remembered two pieces of advice to help him with the transition.

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    Paranoia, Phonies and 'Phrauds'

    When my visibility went from 'that guy behind the audition table' to Paul Russell, I fully realized just how cautious actors are about relatively unknown casting and other opportunities.

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    Three New Dance Biographies

    Coinciding with Lincoln Center's 50th anniversary this theatrical season, three new biographies of dance artists who made significant contributions to dance at Lincoln Center have been published.

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    Marion Kerr

    When Marion Kerr answered a fall 2006 casting notice in Back Stage West for the feature dramaWhite Knuckles, she had no idea it would result in two projects.

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    Who Has Taught You the Most About Acting?

    "Movies and television were my first teachers and taught me the most. There's a combination of all the great actors that I watched in movies and on television while growing up."

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    Regional Theater Roundelay

    It's 2010 and the theater gods have blessed you with your first out-of-town gig at a regional theater operating under Actors' Equity Association's League of Resident Theatres (LORT) contract.

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    Top Casting Directors for Films of 2007

    In selecting the Top Casting Directors for the Films of 2007, Ross Reports took into account both critically-acclaimed and popular films. We considered casts, genres, and challenges that each film presented.

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    The Sundance App Puts the Festival at Your Fingertips

    Trying to keep track of all the screenings, events, people, and parties at the Sundance Film Festival just got a little easier, if you happen to carry a smartphone.

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    Actors' Motivations, Callback Proclamations

    Why do people like acting? If you ask me, it's sadomasochistic. Lots of movie characters have things happen to them that you definitely wouldn't want happening to you in real life.

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    Life as a Character Actor

    People ask, "Why do you like doing so many different characters?" I always answer, "Why wouldn't you?" That's why you got into acting in the first place.