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    Amber Benson

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    The Business of Showcase

    Actors' showcases tend to get a bad rap in Los Angeles. Audiences have tired of seeing the same scenes played out time and time again by struggling artists. There is one shining exception: Beverly Winwood Presents the Actors Showcase has enjoyed a healthy L.A. run of packed audiences for ...

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    Close to Her Material

    Glenn Close opens the door of her hotel suite to greet me. "Hello, I'm Glenn," she says cheerfully, extending her hand to shake mine. She's understatedly dressed in jeans and a blouse. Beside the pleasant surprise of her soft, casual demeanor, I think to myself, "Glenn answers her ...

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    Reluctant Raconteur

    Deep in the View Askew Production bungalow at CBS studios in Burbank, Kevin Smith lightly tapped his cigarette lighter on his desk. Like the desks of most creative people, it overflows with papers and random objects, among them an Advil bottle placed haphazardly atop one pile and a Playboy magazine ...

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    Video: Indie Roundtable Interviews

    Actresses Catherine Keener and Melissa Leo along with visionary director Werner Herzog reveal what happens behind the scenes of their popular movies in Backstage's Indie Roundtable. 

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    Joan Rivers Can't Get Off the Elevator

    Joan Rivers has been a lot of things. She's been a star of late-night TV. She's been a menace to celebrities on the red carpet. She's been whatever word you call people who appear on reality television shows.

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    Theatrical at Heart

    What on earth is it about ABBA? Is it the buoyancy of the music—its shameless, unadulterated pop-ness? The fanciful, shiny, out-there costumes? The beat? The fantastic fusion of the voices of the four members—Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, and Agnetha Faltskog? Some people may scoff, but anyone ...

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    Just 'Another American' Dream

    Marc Wolf's multi-award-winning "Another American: Asking and Telling,"  largely emerged from his impulse to do something more political with his career.

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    At the Helm

    Back Stage spoke with an executive producer and/or showrunner from one new fall show on each broadcast network to see what actors can look forward to.

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    Amanda for All Seasons

    Judith Ivey is the deeply respected actor who has won Tonys and earned vast screen credits, but as Ivey tells it, Amanda, the iconic mother in "The Glass Menagerie," may be the role of her lifetime.