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    The Second Annual Backstage 30

    For the Backstage 30—our second annual list of 30 actors on the verge of career breakthroughs—we strive for objectivity. We ask casting directors, talent reps, and studio and network executives to recommend actors who are on their radars but not on the public’s.

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    The Backstage 2013 College Guide

    Find the best college program for you with Backstage's 2013 College Guide!

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    5 Top College Performing Arts Programs Outside of L.A.

    Students at Emory, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Tulane University, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and University of Texas at Austin are all on the scene when runaway productions flee L.A. for better tax incentives.

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    Choreographer Mandy Moore Gives Advice for Dancers

    The Emmy-nominated choreographer (“So You Think You Can Dance”) discusses what she’s happy to see in the room, the classes every beginner should take, and the key to getting the most out of a dance career.

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    Cruise Clues

    The "Love Boat" stereotype of low-rent entertainment has recently given way to innovative new shows with budgets of hundreds of thousands, and sometimes millions, of dollars.

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    The 25 Most Powerful People On Broadway

    For Backstage’s 2013 Broadway Power List, we asked more than two dozen New York City theater professionals to name the most powerful Broadway players.

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    The 8 Indie Film Directors You Should Know

    Ryan Coogler, Ava DuVernay, Hannah Fidell, David Lowery, James Ponsoldt, Colin Trevorrow, and the Zellner Brothers have all made films you should make it a point to see—because you will probably be desperate to work with them.

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    The Major Players in Pilot Season Auditions

    When you get to the studio and network tests, these are the faces you’ll be seeing before you—hopefully—get the role.

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    Chicago’s Storefront Theaters Are a Hotbed of Talent

    Thanks to low rent and reams of young talent, the Windy City’s storefront theaters—including the Hypocrites, TimeLine Theatre Company, and Profiles Theatre—boast a veritable underground of undiscovered actors and potential next big things.

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    The 2013 Backstage College Guide

    With everything from handling college costs to finding the best audition monologue, check out our 2013 college guide and get ready to start applying and auditioning!