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    Samuel French VP Ken Dingledine on Channeling Your Inner Playwright

    The vice president and director of operations at Samuel French discusses the importance of publishing theater, what makes a great play, and how actors have more of a knack for playwriting than they might think.

  • News

    18 Multicultural Theater Companies Across the U.S.

    As mainstream American theater adjusts to an ever-emerging melting pot of cultures, theaters across the country are placing inclusion at the forefront of their work. Here are 18 great examples of multicultural theater companies that raise up underrepresented artists of all kinds.

  • Interview

    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.

  • Interview

    6 Tips for Creating Your Own Big Break

    Eric Tucker formed his critically lauded theater troupe Bedlam only two years ago, and now directs himself in both “The Seagull” and “Sense and Sensibility.”

  • News

    10 Classic (and Contemporary) Holiday Plays and Musicals

    Seeing these family-friendly, feel-good shows is a beloved tradition for many communities, and holiday productions find a welcome home on many an actor’s résumé. Here are some festive titles you’re sure to recognize, along with a few fresh winter picks!

  • News

    11 Broadway Shows To Get Excited About in 2015

    Kristin Chenoweth! Larry David! Ken Watanabe and Kelli O’Hara! 2014 may not yet be over, but we’re already looking forward to the spring season on the Great White Way.

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    10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Shubert Theatre

    In honor of the publication of “The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 2,” we asked theater historian (and one of Backstage’s future power players of Broadway) Jennifer Ashley Tepper to share some of the stories she learned about the famed, 101-year-old Shubert.

  • News

    12 Great Children’s Theaters Across the U.S.

    Whether a healthy hobby or the beginning of a wonderful career, children’s theater is alive and well. Here are some amazing companies that nurture young performers all over the country!

  • News

    Winners of the 5th Annual United Solo Fest

    United Solo Festival celebrated the completion of its longest festival to date Nov. 23 with its award ceremony. Running 10 weeks, from Sept. 18–Nov. 23, the festival played host to 130 productions in its fifth year.

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    5 Auditions You Don’t Want to Miss

    It’s never a bad idea to go on more auditions. Here are five from this week, including some for theater, television, film, and avant-garde spirituality-based performances, that might peak your interest!