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    ‘Fun Home’s’ Michael Cerveris on Theater That Goes Beyond Entertainment

    Tony winner Michael Cerveris (“Assassins,” “Sweeney Todd”) discusses adapting Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel “Fun Home,” for the Broadway stage, theater that goes beyond just entertainment, and his advice for career longevity.

  • Advice

    Should You Do Nude Scenes?

    Secret Agent Man outlines regulating nudity on set, what to consider if looking at a role that requires you to take off your clothes, and what to expect from your agent on the matter.

  • Advice

    5 Steps for a Successful Cold-Copy Audition

    A cold-read doesn't need to be that intimidating, if you just know how ace it every time!

  • Advice

    Just Listen!

    The easiest way to make sure an audience isn't invested in your performance...is to not be listening to an invested in your scene partner.

  • News

    Want an Expert to Answer Your Acting Questions?

    You’re invited to a #BackstageChat! Next Tuesday, join us on Twitter to get important tips from acting coach and Backstage Expert Matt Newton. We’re also giving away three 12-month subscriptions to Backstage—so mark those calendars!

  • Advice

    Looking for a Stage?

    If you’re developing a one-person show or cabaret act, chances are, if you’re the right fit, the historic Joe’s Pub can help expand your professional network and fulfill your creative dreams.

  • Interview

    Robert Sheehan on Knowing What You Deserve as an Actor

    Best known for his role on “Misfits,” Irish-born Robert Sheehan chats about his new film “The Road Within,” the challenges of playing a character with Tourette syndrome, and the one thing all actors must remember.

  • Advice

    6 Must-Read Books for Teen Actors

    For teens starting out in the business, getting the proper education is vital! Here are 6 books every young one should have on the shelf!

  • Advice

    Listen More Than You Talk and 4 More Tips

    Need a little inspiration? Our Backstage Experts are full of amazing advice to help move your career forward, and we wouldn’t want you to miss one drop of it. Here are five tips to keep in mind during the week ahead!

  • Advice

    Why Do You Create?

    Creating isn't about money and it isn't about fame, so answer this: Why do you create?