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    Escape From New York

    My husband and I are looking to move out of New York City, but I want to keep performing in musical theater. Can you recommend any good areas in the United States, or even Canada, for professional theater?

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    Happy Thanksgiving

    Like most actors, Amy had struggled for years to find a good agent, and now that she had one, everything seemed to be going wrong. I explained that she had to keep the faith.

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    Manchester's Master Class

    The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester offers her expertise to five young performers in her YoungArts' In the Studio master class.

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    Jemal Draco... Got the Part!

    "I feel I'm destined to get these kinds of roles and play some kind of animalistic, futuristic entity here to save the planet or something. Either that or Mowgli from 'Jungle Book.'"

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    Patty Rivera

    Every new opportunity can give an actor a chance to do something he or she hasn't before. Such was the case for Patty Rivera.

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    17 Tips to Produce Greener Theater

    Our friends at the Broadway Green Alliance offer some tips for how to green your theater or production, and make a change in the environment through your art!

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    Rosie Cosch... Got the Part!

    After a 15-year hiatus from acting, Rosie Cosch is back doing what she loves. Cosch hoped that getting cast would be an opportunity to network and build a new—or, in her case, second—career.

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    Is 'Beautiful' the New 'Ugly'?

    The headshot is the passport into the casting director's office. It has to say something about who the actor is. A pretty headshot does not always serve the actor in terms of getting an audition.

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    Does Producing and Starring in an Indie Preclude Other Gigs?

    Working Actor Michael Kostroff ponders the dilemma of an actor-writer-producer who worries about refusing acting jobs while dedicating time to an indie film.

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    Acting as Dating

    We hear this all the time: Be willing to suffer for your art. But how do you know if you even want to make the necessary sacrifices to be an actor?