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    The American Nightmare

    At the center "August: Osage County" is the battle between pill-popping matriarch Violet and her eldest daughter, Barbara, played on tour by Estelle Parsons and Shannon Cochran.

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    Vanessa Simmons: A Back Stage Exclusive

    It may be tricky to rock a rhyme, but how about starring in two reality series and starting your own business before you're thirty? Vanessa Simmons has accomplished just that.

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    Away She Goes

    Melanie Lynskey has been hitting all the right notes for years, turning in honest performances in a wide variety of genres.

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    Growth Spurts

    When Zuzanna Szadkowski first auditioned for "Gossip Girl," she never dreamed that one day she'd hear throngs of teenage fans screaming her name.

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    Play It Now, "Sam"

    Every now and then a true original comes along. This time it's in the form of Cory McAbee, whose second feature, "Stingray Sam," could be described as a musical Western set in space.

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    Squeeze Play

    Debra Christofferson has a problem: She sees famous people. Except when she has a celebrity sighting, it most often comes near the audition room.

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    Finding 'Heaven'

    James Nesbitt says a major challenge in tackling Joe in "Five Minutes of Heaven" was that the character is based on a real person and the seminal event portrayed in the film happened.

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    Life Stages

    Since assembling in February, Lea Michele and her "Glee" cast mates have spent a lot of time together—indeed, it felt like every waking minute, and probably some of the sleeping ones. "Literally, we've been with each other nonstop," says Michele with a laugh. "We are like a family."

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    VIDEO: Anne-Marie Johnson Speaks Out

    Anne-Marie Johnson, one of four candidates for President of the Screen Actors Guild, talked at length with Back Stage about the upcoming election.

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    Marina Orlova: A Back Stage Exclusive

    Six years ago, Muscovite Marina Orlova left her snowy homeland and moved to Beverly Hills with a singular mission—to improve the vocabulary of millions of capitalists.