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    Idris Elba Has Been a Gangster, a Gumshoe, and Now a God

    Idris Elba's casting in "Thor" prompted grumblings among fanboy purists. The actor is playing a character who was white in the Marvel comic.  "It is what it is," Elba says. "People are shallow."

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    Shira Lazar: A Back Stage Exclusive

    "I love people, and the Internet happens to have the most people," says Shira Lazar. A web early adopter, she brings old-school journalistic chops to covering the world of new media.

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    Labor Pains

    Giving birth to a character in a new show has long been one of Alice Ripley's ambitions.

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    Saycon Sengbloh Takes the Stairs

    Sengbloh co-stars in "Fela!" the concert-style musical that opens on Broadway Nov. 23 and tells the story of Nigerian musician and activist Fela Kuti.

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    Keeping His Dinner Warm, Happily

    In a recent interview, Daniel Radcliffe claimed that he had three successive actors dismissed from the role of Rosemary in "How to Succeed..." before Rose Hemingway got the part.

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    Family Values

    Director Lisa Cholodenko and screenwriter Stuart Blumberg's "The Kids Are All Right" is about to hit the mainstream and awards season in a big way.

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    VIDEO: Lea Michele from 'Glee'

    "Glee" star and Emmy nominee Lea Michele tells Back Stage in an exclusive interview that she doesn't want to choose between being a singer and being an actor.

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    Adapting and Adopting

    "Orphan" marks the first produced screenplay by David Leslie Johnson, who crafted a chilling and compelling script for director Jaume Collet-Serra.

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    Schmooze Alarm

    If anyone has proved the Woody Allen maxim that "80 percent of success is showing up," it's actor-producer Dan Griffin. In 1995, he went to the set of the TV series "Central Park West" for three days straight, hoping to land a background role.

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    From Sir with Love

    Currently one of the great living legends of British acting, knighted for his service in 1997, Donald Sinden is not shy about telling firsthand tales of actors he has admired.