Backstage 5

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    7 Questions With...Kal Penn

    Best known for his roles in the “Harold & Kumar” films, Kal Penn now stars in the new cop dramedy “Battle Creek,” and chats with Backstage about racists in the audition room.

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    9 Questions With...Kerry Butler

    The Broadway and Off-Broadway regular brings one of the world’s most recognizable women to life in “Clinton the Musical,” and reminisces with Backstage about her worst survival job (as the Little Mermaid).

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    8 Questions With...Ben Miles

    The star of “Wolf Hall,” a two-part epic transferring from the West End to Broadway this month, tells Backstage readers how to handle rejection—and how not to tackle a musical audition.

  • Interview

    9 Questions With...Charlie Cox

    The star of Netflix’s new original series “Daredevil” chats about the challenges of playing a blind, crime-fighting vigilante, his newest acting crush, and the worst audition he’s had to endure.

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    7 Questions With...David Giuntoli

    “Grimm’s” leading man discusses which of his performances has left a lasting mark on him, why he thinks Tony and Carmela Soprano are the best depiction of marriage ever on television, and more!

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    9 Questions With...Chris D’Elia

    The “Undateable” actor chats with Backstage about playing the undertones of a character, who he thinks is a “fuckin’ good” actor, and the worst audition scene he’s ever been asked to do.

  • Interview

    7 Questions With…Emily Osment

    Having grown up onscreen, “Young and Hungry” star Emily Osment discusses her advice for prepping an audition, her biggest acting crush, and her most meaningful performance to date.

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    9 Questions With…Lisa Vidal

    Biz veteran Vidal (“Being Mary Jane,” “The Event”) chats to Backstage about “representing today’s woman,” the acting strengths she didn’t know she had, and when props in the audition room go wrong.

  • Interview

    8 Questions With...Tituss Burgess

    Broadway’s Sebastian in “The Little Mermaid” reflects on the role that most inspired him, his obsession with Robin Wright, and the magic of working with Tina Fey on Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

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    9 Questions With...Mahershala Ali

    The theater-trained actor is having a big moment with roles in both big-screen (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1”) and small-screen (“House of Cards”) sensations.