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    'Taking' the Lead

    Demetri Martin is one of the hottest comedians working today, with 12 years of standup and a 2007 Comedy Central special under his belt, and now his own TV series.

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    Bloody Good

    With "Zombieland," Ruben Fleischer has not just made one of the funniest and goriest films all year but has also drawn terrific performances out of his quartet of leads.

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    VIDEO: 'Nevermore'

    Director Stuart Gordon and actor Jeffrey Combs talk to Backstage.com about their new play "Nevermore," running at the Steve Allen Theater.

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    His Country's Conscience

    If ever a dramatist represented the conscience of a country, that person is Athol Fugard. During South Africa's decades of apartheid and right up to, well, today, when Exits and Entrances world-premieres at Los Angeles' Fountain Theatre, Fugard has been writing impassioned plays set in his native land. From ...

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    Wingless Flight

    Here's Paul Giamatti's take on his Sideways co-star, Thomas Haden Church: "He's a very ... have you talked to him?" Giamatti pauses to laugh. "It's all out there with Tom. He's not hiding anything, that guy. It's all right there. He's an incredibly open ...

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    Tough Love

    A typical film from writer-director Todd Solondz will feature bizarre, well-drawn characters, ranging from the dysfunctional to the depraved. He tends to sprinkle his own brand of brutal comedy over serious, often unbearable storylines. Unfortunately this can blur the lines between drama and comedy, misleading some into believing he is ...

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    Voicing Opinions Tips for Breaking Into Voiceover:

    As legend has it, in 1965 Hollywood an agent invited his on-camera talent to stop by and record script pages into a simple tape recorder, the sounds of traffic on Hollywood and Vine flowing through the windows of a small talent agency in the upper floors of the Taft Building ...

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    $1 Million Reasons to Act in Chicago

    In addition to having a great local talent pool, there’s currently a bill going through state legislature giving actors up to $1 million in salary incentives.

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    10 Questions With...Johanna Day

    The “You Can’t Take It With You” star dishes about her worst survival job—lobsters!!—and some of her most challenging experiences in the New York theater.

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    Rodney Gilfry & Jason Graae

    The worlds of opera and musical theatre are generally regarded as quite separate, though the musical grew out of operetta, which grew out of opera. In an era in which such shows as Contact and The Car Man blur the line between dance theatre and traditional Broadway fare, musical productions ...