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    Forbidden Question, Meeting Challenges

    "I usually book roles five years younger than I am. I would honestly prefer not to disclose my age, as I believe it alters their perception of me for the role."

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    Clayton Farris

    When Clayton Farris got the part of Paul in “Kiss Me Kate” at the Glendale Centre Theatre, he knew a dream of his would be realized: He'd get to sing and dance to the iconic “Too Darn Hot.”

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    Lee Perkins

    It was no wonder Lee Perkins -- racecar driver, baseball player, and actor -- got cast inGandhi at the Bat, a digital newsreel-style film set in 1933.

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    CD Scams Actors via Direct Solicitations

    Working Actor Michael Kostroff warns about the pay-to-play schemes that some shady casting directors perpetrate.

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    L.A. Noir

    It's the time of year we call hiatus. That means the networks have picked up their new shows and I'm just sitting around, waiting for casting to kick in.

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    The Streamys Recognize the Best in Online Content

    Just as online content has evolved, so have the awards that honor it. Backstage talks with co-founder of the Streamy Awards Drew Baldwin about how they approach honoring the stars of the Internet.

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    Why This Year’s B’way Season Was a Twirling Success for Dancers

    Backstage chats with Patricia Watts, the executive producer for the annual Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, designed to recognize outstanding dance performances on Broadway, about why this season was so special and the Awards’ future plans.

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    Niecy Cerise ... Got the Part

    Lack of a scene partner does not deter this performer who booked a role in a tribute to the grindhouse films of the 1970s.

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    Sites and Sticking Points

    "I've decided that patience is just a waste of effort. Don't get me wrong: Building a career takes plenty of time and faith. But the energy I've put into this Zen-like calm could be much better spent." - KC Wright

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    Reading Your Way in the Door

    Participating in a theatrical reading is a great way to network, open yourself up to opportunities, and practice your craft.