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    ‘Hello Dolly’ and 3 Other Gigs on Your Radar

    Say “Hello” to these four varied casting opportunities on Backstage. Who knows? One of these gigs could be the launching pad you need to take your career to the next level!

  • Interview

    How to Ignite Fire and Life Onstage

    When Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett co-founded U.K.-based physical theater company Frantic Assembly, they changed the way today’s choreographers and directors approach live storytelling.

  • News

    11 Musicals Based on Children’s Books

    From “Jerry Springer: The Opera” to “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” it seems musical inspiration can be found just about anywhere. Do you know which composers and lyricists found source material in your favorite childhood stories? Here are 11 musicals based on classic children’s books.

  • News

    8 Actor-Writers All Thespians Should Study

    Actor-writers take note: There’s a lot to be learned from the work of today’s hardest-working multi-hyphenates of the stage. Are you the next Lin-Manuel Miranda or Lisa Kron?

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    Playing On Air Is a Must-Listen for Theater Artists

    Your new favorite audio podcast series features one-acts from top playwrights such as David Ives and Lynn Nottage—performed by some of the best actors around, including Audra McDonald, Mamie Gummer, and Bobby Cannavale!

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    New in Call Sheet: Entertainment Industry Contacts & Resources

    Call Sheet features details about hundreds of casting directors, talent agents, managers, production companies, theaters, schools, and film festivals. The online version of Call Sheet is fully searchable and includes tons of exclusive listings updated daily.

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  • News

    1 Way to Help Artistically Driven Youth

    Urban Arts Partnership members Rosie Perez, CEO Philip Courtney, and alum Alyssa Saunders sat down with Backstage for AOL Build to chat about the benefits of the arts education program.

  • Interview

    On the High Seas of Performance Success

    Backstage chats with Carnival creatives Kristin Alexis Turner and John Tartaglia about the perks of working on a cruise line, why it’s great for your performance arsenal, and unexpected talents you’ll acquire!

  • Advice

    Creating Spectacle on a Cruise Ship

    Danny Teeson has directed and choreographed for Princess Cruises for eight years. He talks about why he loves the freedom his job gives him.

  • News

    1st Annual Statera Foundation Conference Empowers Women in Theater

    The foundation’s co-founder Melinda Vaughn told Backstage how its inaugural conference in Cedar City, Utah, allowed female theatermakers to re-evaluate and reinvigorate issues of gender parity in regional theaters across America.