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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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    Phoenix Rising

    Several years ago, Jennifer Lynch answered her phone in the middle of the night and heard a voice mutter, "You're the sickest bitch I know."

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    Objectively Speaking

    Whenever I talk to practitioners about the craft of acting—which I do constantly for this column—there is one technique that is always mentioned, no matter what approach we're investigating, no matter what the medium (film, TV, stage), no matter whether we're discussing auditions or performances.

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    Michael Shannon Discusses His Role in 'Take Shelter' (Video)

    Michael Shannon spoke with Back Stage editor-in-chief Jamie Painter Young about his role in "Take Shelter" at a recent Back Stage and SAG Foundation event.

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    Morena Baccarin: 'Off Broadway' Baby

    Rebecca Moscowitz, a struggling young actor, stands onstage, reciting a carefully memorized monologue. As she goes through her audition, voices talk over her, evaluating her suitability for the part. After a few lines, she is interrupted: "Excuse me, Miss, how tall are you?" About 5-foot-8, she responds, puzzled. "Really? Hmmm ...

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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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    '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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    ‘Follies’’ Danny Burstein on His Tony Nomination

    Back Stage spoke with Danny Burstein about his Tony nomination for ‘Follies’ from his dressing room at the Ahmanson Theater.

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    Knowing What Works

    "I don't know why he thought I could do this," Wood says. "But I thought he must know what he's doing, because he's Woody Allen."