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    More Than 'Skin' Deep

    Playing a biographical figure poses a host of challenges—most pointedly accuracy, or at least capturing the person's essence.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    The Shows Must Go On

    It's been exactly a month since the world as we know it changed. Among theatre folks, our colleagues in New York are suffering the most from the fallout of Sept. 11, being so physically close to the tragedy and in many cases losing their jobs (if not their friends ...

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    Stephen Root Steadily Built His Career With Perseverance and Nerve(s)

    It's too difficult to calculate the number of projects Stephen Root worked on this year. "It keeps mushrooming. I'm very, very lucky that people think of me," he says.