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    Oscar Video Ban Has Indie Filmmakers Up in Arms

    Independent filmmakers were up in arms on Thursday over a ban by major movie studios to end the practice of sending videos and DVDs to Academy Award voters.

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    Conversations With Peter Brook,

    Conversations With Peter Brook, 1970-2000

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    Free Screening of the Station Agent

    Attention SAG Members and BackStage.com Readers

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    Equity Announces Richard Seff Award

    Enough with the complaints that actors and actresses of a certain age have trouble getting recognition for their hard work.

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    <strong>Musical Theatre </strong>

    The following teachers and schools offer training and coaching primarily for musical theatre. Other organizations and individuals throughout this issue also offer training that applies to musical theatre; check other categories for details.Click Here

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    Bards of the 'Burbs

    Composer Jimmy Roberts finds the suggestion that his musical, "The Thing About Men," is ultimately a celebration of bourgeois yuppie lives, unfair. "Those terms are derogatory." Nonetheless, he and book writer-lyricist Joe DiPietro acknowledge that their subject—in its newest incarnation, along with their earlier long-running revue, "I Love You ...

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    A Funny Thing Happened...At Auditions

    On a beautiful spring day, three of us—two male friends, I'm female—were going to an audition. The youngest is in his middle 20s, the other is in his 30s; I'm in my late 40s. You might say three different generations were represented in this adventure. Along ...

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    Kitt, Nixon Joining Broadway's 'Nine'

    Two more new ladies will keep John Stamos company in the Broadway production of "Nine," which undergoes major cast changes Oct. 7.

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    Lost

    "Lost" is found! Less is more!

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    Wright Penn, Farina Aboard HBO's 'Falls'

    Dennis Farina and Robin Wright Penn have joined the A-list cast, led by Ed Harris, of HBO's original movie "Empire Falls."