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    The Skinny

    Spring is finally upon us and with it a chance to discard the emotional remnants of failed auditions, lousy headshots, and rude casting directors every actor endures at least once in his or her career. Now is the time for renewed commitment and passion, the time to remember that, despite ...

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    SPC Gives the Thumbs-up to 'Thumbsucker'

    After protracted negotiations, Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American rights plus English-speaking territories for Mike Mills' Sundance Film Festival hit "Thumbsucker."

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    FringeNYC Accepting Applications

    The New York International Fringe Festival, which will be nine years old this summer, has issued its annual request for applications.

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    Tech Groups Cry Foul Over Oscar Moves

    Producer Gil Cates' plan to add a few new twists to the traditional Oscar ritual of reading off the nominees' names, opening the envelope and then calling the winner up to the stage is meeting resistance from members of the crafts categories, who fear it is designed to marginalize them.

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    Regional Roundup

    Diversity seems to be a theatrical buzzword these days, and this winter, Providence area theatres are taking the idea seriously.

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    Spotlight on Singing and Music Finding Work in Today's Musicals On and Off Broadway

    As we always do once a year, Back Stage takes a look at today's musical productions with an eye toward filling you in on what you need to know to get cast in them. This year, we cover 51 shows either currently running, about to be running, or announced ...

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    Film–TV Talks Renew

    Film and television actors were set to return Jan. 19 to the bargaining table with studio and network producers to again bargain a new three-year contract. SAG and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists walked away from the table earlier this month, not agreeing to a new pact ...

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    As You Like It

    Winter winds that blow so unkindly are the starting point of Sir Peter Hall's provocative production of "As You Like It."

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    Getting Cast in Today's Musicals On and Off Broadway

    As we always do once a year, Back Stage takes a look at today's musical productions with an eye toward filling you in on what you need to know to get cast in them. This year, we cover 51 shows either currently running, about to be running, or announced ...