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    How Do Actors Teach You About Their Character?

    Every actor I work with shows me something about the character, and often the play, that I did not see initially. Andréa Burns, who played Daniela in "In the Heights," is a perfect example.

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    Michiko Sasaki

    Dedication, fearlessness, and the ability to be in the moment helped Michiko Sasaki land the role of Sachiko in "Nightshift," a feature-length musical comedy to be shot in Cologne, Germany, this summer.

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    Marlo Thomas' Favorite Performance

    Uta Hagen went underneath the skin of Martha in the original production of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

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    Isabelle Zufferey Boulton...Got the Part

    After graduating from the Stella Adler Studio of Acting's two-year conservatory program in June, the nonunion actor spent every morning on BackStage.com searching the latest casting calls.

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    Jamie Harris on Richard Harris in 'This Sporting Life'

    My father's turn in "This Sporting Life" was a fantastic performance. He was an animal. He was a brooding man. The '60s really had that brooding, strong man.

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    Don't Be a $tarving Arti$t

    Once my clients begin generating substantial income, I have another job as well: advising them on how to protect their assets and avoid pitfalls that may deplete their wealth.

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    Staying Fresh and Alive With Theater for One

    Ana Margineanu, director of the recent “Hotel Project,” discusses the ways in which performers and spectators feed and replenish one another.

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    Booking Ratios

    How many postal carriers have had their discs herniated by the sheer weight of all the actor submissions they deliver?

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    Just Say No

    An actor knows he can count on one sure way to land the audition of a lifetime—simply make plans for a much-needed, much-anticipated, much-looked-forward-to-and-carefully-planned trip.

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    Dina Percia

    When Dina Percia attended the premiere of Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice in New York, she felt instinctively that she was meant to play the title role.