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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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    Roundtable With the Cast and Director-Writer of 'The Myth of the American Sleepover'

    Back Stage chatted with writer-director David Robert Mitchell and actors Brett Jacobsen ("Scott"), Amanda Bauer ("Claudia"), and Claire Sloma ("Maggie") about this surprising breakout.

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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."

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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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    Shulman's Way

    Michael Shulman is frequently cast as a young innocent, but he didn't start his new production company, Starry Night, to combat typecasting by creating roles for himself. "I want to be involved in the creative process and to understand how projects get made," he says. "I will not be ...

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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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    ‘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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    Known Quantities

    Just how important is it for actors to know and trust their directors when tackling particularly challenging roles? "Collaborating with people you've collaborated with before is where you want to be ideally. It's terribly important if you are embarking on some of the more ambitious projects," said Deborah ...