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    Spotlight on the Tony Awards

    This year Back Stage celebrates this amazing season with one of our biggest Tony Awards Spotlights ever. The Tonys will be presented Sunday, June 12, at 8 p.m. EDT in a live telecast by CBS from the Beacon Theatre in New York City.

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    Agents and Managers Sound Off

    Let's get this out of the way quickly. Bona fide agents and managers are all gung ho on several points, starting with the fact that they never ask potential clients for money—for any purpose. Indeed, they do not receive funds from their signed clients either, short of a ...

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    Spotlight on Comedy and Improv

    From improvising at auditions to the ten comedians to keep your eye on, Back Stage explores how to make it in the comedy and improv business while remaining in good humor.

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    Spotlight on... New Media

    From optimizing your social media skills to creating webisodes and uploading them correctly, Back Stage takes a look at new media tools for actors.

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    Spotlight on Travel

    Back Stage puts a spotlight on the traveling actor with advice from performers on the road, how to stay fit on tour, and cross-country audition locations.

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    Edge Odds and Ends

    AUGUSTA AND TWO OTHER RANDOM ACTS Only the program can prove these three disparate works came from the pen of a single writer. Cheryl Lilko certainly shows range and—in one case—depth, humor, and humanity. Wedding Date finds a woman (Stacy Marr) with a new boyfriend (Jon Malmed) needing ...

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    IGNORE:  Spotlight on Comedy and Improv

    This week, Back Stage shines the spotlight on comedy and improv. Charlyne Yi talks with us about her her new role in "Paper Heart" and top comedians talk about transitioning from comedy to drama.

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    Spotlight on LA Acting Schools and Coaches

    Finding the right acting school can be critical when building an acting career. Backstage talks to actors about the process of narrowing the field and what advice they would give to others.

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    Actors to Watch

    Meet the next superheroes and other thesps about to break big including Rooney Mara, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Billy Gardell, Andrew Garfield, Chris Hemsworth and many more.

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    Riding the Regional Circuit

    You may have moved to New York or Los Angeles from America's hinterlands to pursue a career as an actor, but if you don't have an agent or can't seem to land paying work consistently, your best bet -- ironically -- might be to move back.