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    Rachel Bloom’s ‘Crazy’ Ride to a Golden Globe

    Make Rachel Bloom your inspiration for overcoming rejection, because she after every major network passing on her show, she’s still getting to sing and dance on “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” every week.

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    7 Questions With...Faith Prince

    The Tony-winning star of “Guys and Dolls” is finally back on Broadway in “Disaster!,” and talks to Backstage about turning auditions into cabaret acts, carving your own space, and believing in your own fortitude.

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    The Joys (and Advantages) of Historical Reenactment Work

    Atlanta-based actor Ken Johnston produces historical-themed content for the Northeast Georgia History Center, improvises at Renaissance fairs, and dresses as George Washington to teach student audiences about the American Revolution.

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    Backstage Life With Max Crumm in ‘Disaster!’

    Broadway vet Max Crumm takes us behind the scenes for the Nederlander Theatre’s wacky new comedy “Disaster!,” in which he plays Scott. The play promises earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos, and ’70s songs galore.

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    Nia Vardalos on Crafting the Long-Awaited ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’

    The actor-writer takes us behind the scenes of her sequel 14 years in the making, and talks about how Backstage, Rita Wilson, and training at Second City Chicago helped her launch the highest-grossing romantic comedy film of all time.

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    8 Questions With...Jere Burns

    Television stalwart Jere Burns has appeared on everything from “Bates Motel” to “The King of Queens.” Now he’s starring opposite Rashida Jones on TBS’ cop comedy “Angie Tribeca.” He talks to Backstage about his Type A character and why you should never, ever bring a squirt gun to an ...

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    The Secret to Melissa McCarthy’s Improv Prowess

    Ben Falcone, director and co-writer of the hilarious new comedy “The Boss,” walks Backstage through the film’s 15-year genesis, collaborating with wife Melissa McCarthy, and the key to brilliant improvisation.

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    7 Questions With...Ciarán Hinds

    The British actor returns to Broadway in Ivo van Hove’s production of “The Crucible.” He talks about his disastrous past with auditioning and how every new job presents another mountain to scale.

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    8 Questions With…Carolee Carmello

    Three-time Tony nominee Carolee Carmello chats about her role in the new Broadway musical “Tuck Everlasting,” her acting inspiration, and how she preps for auditions!

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    David Gyasi Unveils Our Humanity in ‘Containment’

    Brit actor David Gyasi has made a career of making big blockbusters with an allegorical message—look no further than his work in “Interstellar,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” and now the CW’s “Containment.” He spoke with Backstage about starring as Lex, a man caught in quarantine after a deadly ...