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  • News

    10 Off-Broadway Shows You Must See This Fall

    Backstage kicks off the 2014–2015 season with info on nine plays—and one unusual musical—to check out Off-Broadway this fall!

  • Interview

    Idina Menzel Takes the Worldwide Stage

    First came the blockbuster success of “Let It Go” from Disney’s “Frozen.” Then there was “Adele Dazeem” at the Oscars. But Menzel proves with new Broadway musical “If/Then” that she’s got the talent to back up the chatter.

  • News

    10 Must-See Upcoming Broadway Shows

    The fall Broadway season is upon us and stars are lighting up the theater district in New York City in various productions. From "On the Town" to "A Delicate Balance," here are 10 shows you should see!

  • Advice

    5 Theater Books to Read

    Knowing your way around a theater never hurts you as an actor. Consider taking on a different role on (or behind) the stage and check out these five books to help you get started!

  • News

    7 Shots to Practice Your Acting Skills

    Whether you are looking to be better in the audition room, wanting to learn what does and doesn’t work for self-submissions, or working on honing your artistic power, you have to get in the room to improve. Here are seven opportunities—from Chicago to L.A. and NYC—to ...

  • News

    6 Inspiring Volunteer Opportunities for Actors

    As an actor, you might often find yourself to be the one seeking advice and mentorship…but you’re not the only one who needs it. Here are a few opportunities that might be perfect for the generous actors out there.

  • News

    7 Musicals We Can’t Wait to See at NYMF

    The New York Musical Theatre Festival is hitting Midtown again and this year features everything from zombie strippers to New York City magicians.

  • News

    5 Chances to Land a Role

    Here are five casting notices from Backstage to get you in the audition room, including a short film about a couple that wrote an Oscar-winning screenplay, a theater production in San Diego, and background work on a series starring Kevin Bacon.

  • News

    5 Great Casting Notices

    Check out these five casting notices which include a musical theater festival in upstate New York, Walt Disney’s open casting call down in Kissimmee, Fl., and a shot at background work in the upcoming Nat Wolff-starring feature, “Paper Towns.”

  • News

    The 10 Best #Broadway Personalities on Twitter

    If you’re #living on the high of this amazing New York theater season and looking to further connect with your favorite personalities on and around the Great White Way, here are ten social media geniuses to liven up your day.