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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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    Revival of the Fittest

    The major challenge in taking on an iconic work like “Bye Bye Birdie” is how profoundly it is identified with other stars, say Bill Irwin and Jayne Houdyshell.

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    Alex Lacamoire Brings It Together for 'Bring It On: The Musical'

    Alex Lacamoire, the music supervisor on the new "Bring It On: The Musical" (running Oct. 30 to Dec. 10 at the Ahmanson Theatre), describes his job as the "traffic control center of the music in the show."

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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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    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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    All of Her

    Great actors bring all of themselves to any role. In the case of Helen Mirren, that's a lot—decades of both wild living and sedate gardening, and a dizzyingly diverse career, from Shakespeare to soft porn, from itinerant avant-garde theatre to the BBC detective thriller she's still best ...

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    The Right Spirit

    Phylicia Rashad's appreciation for theatre started at age 11, when she was selected as the mistress of ceremonies for a musical festival for all local elementary schools in her hometown of Houston, Texas. "I stood there in the spotlight for the first time in my life and it was ...

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    A Very Brady Sequel

    If you don't know who Wayne Brady is, you will. Many have already enjoyed his hilarious antics on the ABC improvisational comedy show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, hosted by Drew Carey. The talented Brady hopes if he keeps playing his cards right, audiences will get to know him ...