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    9 Questions With...Denis Leary

    The actor-director-producer-writer-etc.-etc. chats with Backstage about his new FX show, “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll,” the time he failed miserably in an audition for Oliver Stone, and the No. 1 thing he learned about elevating any project.

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    8 Chances to Practice Your Craft

    Eight chances to practice your craft are coming down the pipeline! Backstage listings include television series such as the new series based on the “Scream” franchise, theater opportunities on Broadway, as well as a faith-based production. See if any are right for you!

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    UPDATE: L.A. Pilot Season

    It seems California’s runaway productions aren’t running so fast. According to the nonprofit organization FilmL.A., SoCal has lost little ground to other states doling out tax credits like candy (i.e. Georgia, Louisiana).

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    9 Questions With...Yvonne Strahovski

    The “Astronaut Wives Club” actor chats to Backstage about how she approaches auditions, her acting crush, and why she was terrified to act onstage after her role on the TV series “Chuck.”

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    The Trust Exercise of TV Ensemble Acting

    Serinda Swan (“Graceland”) sheds some light on how to interact with an ensemble, her thoughts on the resurgence of the small screen, and why biting your tongue is sometimes not a good idea.

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    1 New Setting for Comedy and Gender Equality

    “Space Happens” is a funny feminist space odyssey created by two ladies out of the Chicago theater scene. Backstage talks with co-creator Elizabeth Rodriguez about the possibilities of space and why the Internet needed a feminist sci-fi comedy.

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    MTV’s ‘Scream’ Reboot Will Indulge Your Skepticism

    Co-writers Jill Blotevogel and Jaime Paglia chat about their surprising casting process, and address what everyone’s already thinking: You can’t turn a slasher film into a TV series...can you?

  • News

    ‘Smash’ Musical ‘Bombshell’ to Get B’way Run

    “Bombshell,” the musical from the TV show “Smash” is coming to Broadway with the town’s best and brightest waiting in the wings.

  • Interview

    Jonny Beauchamp Talks ‘Penny Dreadful,’ Nude Scenes, and Indie Films

    The Bronx-born Beauchamp chats with Backstage about embodying weighty roles, never sleeping on opportunities, and getting nude onscreen.

  • News

    11 Upcoming Original Netflix Shows

    All done binge-watching the third season of “Orange Is the New Black”? Here are 11 other titles the streaming giant has in development—including a sitcom from Aziz Ansari and a supernatural drama starring Winona Ryder!