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    Backstage Life With Matt Ryan of ‘Thérèse Raquin’

    Welsh actor Matt Ryan may be best known as the lead character on NBC’s short-lived “Constantine”—a role he’s poised to reprise for the CW’s “Arrow”—but he’s currently starring on Broadway as the murderous Laurent opposite Keira Knightley, Gabriel Ebert, and Judith Light in Roundabout ...

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    8 Questions With...Deidre Hall

    The “Days of Our Lives” star has been gracing our television screens as Dr. Marlena Evans for over three decades. She tells us about the one piece of advice that helps her before any public performance, her acting crush, and the one moment that’s stuck with her all these ...

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    Why ‘Carol’ Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy Values Subtext Over Sexuality

    In adapting her late friend Patricia Highsmith’s acclaimed lesbian romance, “Carol,” Phyllis Nagy knows the importance of things unsaid, as well as finding the actors who can play up to the silence.

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    The CSA Breakdown on Danielle Pretsfelder

    Danielle Pretsfelder, a CSA member since 2011, is currently the manager of talent and casting at Nickelodeon, where she’s working on such projects as “Welcome to the Wayne” and the second season of “Wallykazam!” She talks about making time for others during her downtime, the importance of being prepared ...

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    Backstage Life With Emily Skeggs of ‘Fun Home’

    The critically adored Tony-winning musical is still going strong at Circle in the Square Theatre, where Tony nominee Emily Skeggs plays college-aged Alison Bechdel eight shows a week in the adaptation of Bechdel’s graphic novel memoir about coming out and her father’s suicide. Skeggs takes us backstage, where ...

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    8 Questions With...Mary Steenburgen

    The Oscar winner took time from filming the second season of Will Forte’s post-apocalyptic Fox comedy “The Last Man on Earth” to talk about her current acting crush, surprises on set, and recreating scenes at home.

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    3 Pieces of Advice from Spoken-Word Artist Staceyann Chin

    Actor-poet-activist Staceyann Chin brings her singular journey to motherhood to the Off-Broadway stage with “MotherStruck,” directed by Cynthia Nixon. She chats about how her creative process has changed and offers advice to performance writers.

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    How ‘Shadowhunters’ Star Emeraude Toubia Is ‘Breaking the Barrier’

    A year after moving to L.A., Mexican-Lebanese actor Emeraude Toubia makes her English-language debut as Isabelle Lightwood in “Shadowhunters.” She spoke with Backstage about her big break and adapting Cassandra Clare’s book series for the small screen.

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    How ‘Second Chance’ Got Rob Kazinsky to Do Network TV

    Brit actor Rob Kazinsky (“Pacific Rim”) hits the small screen for Fox’s anticipated nail biter “Second Chance.” Playing Ray Pritchard, a 75-year-old corrupt cop who’s regenerated as his 30-something self, Kazinsky is given another opportunity to do the right thing.

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    The CSA Breakdown on John Ort

    Casting director John Ort, a CSA member since 2013, talks about the need for preparation, why you should never walk into a room with the intention of impressing him, and the luxury that comes from getting to choose his projects.