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    Burning Desires

    After Tommy Gavin jerks awake from a claustrophobic, smoke-filled dream, the first words we hear in the pilot episode of FX's acclaimed firefighting drama,Rescue Me,would make the average network censor blush.

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    Broadway Takes Back the Tonys

    The 2011 ceremony marked the return of the Main Stem in a big way. Taking a page from "The Book of Mormon," the evening's biggest winner with nine awards, the ceremony didn't take itself too seriously.

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    The Art of the Ask

    Having conversations and building relationships with people who are established in this industry can significantly accelerate the development of your career.

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    Yes, We Have No Piano

    "I'm very confused. I always thought paying for audition 'seminars' was a scam (and still sort of do). Should I consider it?"

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    Recovery and Starting My Own Theater Company

    I was broke and constantly in pain. Then, to make matters worse, the bottom fell out of the economy and auditions became scarcer. "Something has to change," I thought.

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    Alex Querna

    Alex Querna was comfortable in front of the camera long before his first acting gig, having come to L.A. to work in sports television.

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    'Low' Points and the Climb Back Up

    Do you ever feel that no matter how hard you try or how persistent you are, things still don't fall into place? I'm sure a majority of you that have nodded a frustrating "yes," just as I have.

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    Ron Millkie

    Ron Millkie, a SAG, Equity, and AFTRA member who made a name for himself with horror fans worldwide when he played Officer Dorf in the originalFriday the 13th, has been reading Back Stage for over 30 years.