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    John Cameron Mitchell: From Hedwig to Head

    When your first film as a director, writer, and star is the hit of Sundance and snags you countless awards and accolades, what do you do for an encore? If you're John Cameron Mitchell, you hold an open casting call for actors to participate in a workshop for a ...

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    Almost Famous

    The first thing you should know about Billy Crudup is that he has no intentions of selling out.

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    'You Got the Part'

    Chris Messina shares that auditions are not usually his strong suit. "I'm scared when people go, 'I love auditioning.' I hate it. I'm bad at it," he admits.

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    Action 'Jackson'

    The cast of "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson"—a wild rock musical written and directed by Alex Timbers, with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman—doesn't sweat the move to Broadway.

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    Party 'Monsters'

    With a budget reportedly in the $15,000 range, director Gareth Edwards' "Monsters" proves that it doesn't take a lot of money to make a suspenseful, entertaining film.

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    Barney Cheng: Hollywood Beginning

    Barney Cheng is in shock. People have been telling him he's the highlight of Woody Allen's latest film, Hollywood Ending, in which he plays to perfection Chou, a naïve Chinese-American translator hired to help a director (played by Allen) communicate with his non-English-speaking cinematographer (a scenario inspired by ...

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    Once Is Not Enough

    It takes a special kind of gypsy to move from a longtime New York City residence to a ranch in Texas one week, then to headline at a cabaret in SoCal the next. And no one would be more at home doing so than Betty Buckley is.

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    Variously Victor

    For those who know Victor Garber only as emotionally isolated spy/ father Jack Bristow on the ABC series Alias, let's for a moment discuss range. Among the many roles Garber has taken on over his career are Jesus, the Devil, John Wilkes Booth, Daddy Warbucks, Titanic engineer Thomas Andrews ...

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    Bryan and Sean Furst

    Who they are: Sean Furst is the founder and president of Furst Films, producing feature films, made-for-television movies, and television series. His younger brother, Bryan, joined the company in 2000 after graduating from NYU Film School.

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    Wishing Well

    Last year at this time, for this column, I asked actors what their New Year's resolutions were. The responses were personal and varied. One actor talked about resolving to enter auditions as herself, not as who she felt she was expected to be. Another was determined to get cast ...