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Don't head to an audition without these 6 important items!
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Ben Daniels tells us about playing a bipolar, bisexual artistic director in Starz's new ballet drama "Flesh and Bone!"
The British actor is back on American TV screens as the demanding artistic director of the ballet company at the heart of Starz’s “Flesh and Bone,” and chats about silver linings to bad jobs, why his character’s description made him hide the chocolates, and working with Jodie Foster.
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Want to know what it’s like working on Broadway? Here's your chance!
Want to know what it’s like working on Broadway? Here's your chance! Backstage is hosting a Periscope Q&A on Nov. 11 at 12:30 p.m. EST with Beth Johnson Nicely, an ensemble member of Tony-winning Broadway musical “Something Rotten!” You'll have the chance to ask her all your acting questions. Never ...
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This Broadway casting director gives some quick and direct advice to auditioning actors! 
Will Cantler, a CSA member since 2005, tells Backstage about working on everything that doesn’t involve singing, why actors need to read the play, and the importance of not being needy.
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THIS is what a (good) agent is for...
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Actors: Try this exercise when you're performance seems flat!

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Ugh, can we go back in time?!
This year saw some long-running favorites close out their stories (farewell, “Mad Men”!) and some new series get axed too soon (“Hindsight,” anyone?). Regardless, here are five performances from ending shows that we’ll always treasure.
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This NYC acting coach shares the No. 1 thing NOT to do while slating!
Saying your name before an audition seems simple, but many actors stress over the slating process. Should you be in character? Should you smile, or appear expressionless? Backstage Expert and New York acting coach Matt Newton shares some basic slating tips for your upcoming projects! Welcome to the latest episode ...
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Are you trying to grow your acting career? Here's 1 skill to practice!
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Seeking background talent for NBC series, "Chicago Fire." This gig is paid. Lean more! http://hubs.ly/H01nyr40 
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Matt Ryan of Broadway show “Thérèse Raquin” takes us behind-the-scenes, and shares his process! 
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 Theatre Company’s production of “Thérèse Raquin,” running through Jan. 3 at Studio 54. Warning: spoilers within!
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This Tuesday, meet and perform for the casting director of Fox's hit show, "Empire!"
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Introduction
History
For more than 50 years, Backstage has been the most trusted place for actors to find career advice and casting information.

Started in December 1960 by Ira Eaker and Allen Zwerdling, backstage quickly became required reading for every young actor who came to New York to cut their teeth. The newspaper's original blue-and-red logo became as synonymous with NYC actors as a class at The Actors Studio.

A Los Angeles edition, Backstage West, was launched in 1994, and backstage.com came to life in 1997. In late 2008, the two regional newspapers were synthesized into a single national edition, now known simply as backstage, which is sold across the United States and Canada.

Today, the backstage brand signifies something greater than simply casting notices: backstage is a place where actors, singers and dancers can connect with the greater performing arts community.

More importantly, backstage is where performers can get all the information they need to succeed in the entertainment business. Actors browse through our weekly newspaper, checking updated production listings or reading our periodic spotlights on photography, college programs, acting schools and coaches. Or they check our many interactive online features, from news, reviews, and advice columns to a vibrant message board, weblogs, video, and much more.

And, of course, actors browse through our casting notices.

Auditions
Backstage takes pride in having the most up-to-date technology, whether you are creating a multimedia resume or viewing casting notices. Upload your resume, post photos, upload a reel — all can be done with the touch of a button.

But none of that technology means anything without the job listings. And we have the best notices in the business.

Backstage publishes between 800 to 1,000 top audition notices each week for every type of performance: film, stage, TV, commercials, multimedia, dance, voiceovers, singing, and more. Included are opportunities for both adults and children. Plus, we offer ads seeking people in related fields, such as stage/film crews, models, musicians, and writers.

Besides performance hubs New York City and Los Angeles, we publish notices for dozens of other cities across the United States and Canada, including Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Miami, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Vancouver and many more. Simply search by state or province and job type to see what's available in your area.

Note: You do NOT need to be a subscriber to search our listings. To view complete notices, however, requires a backstage online subscription.

Protecting Actors
Actors are, unfortunately, highly vulnerable to all kinds of sleazy operators and scam artists. Backstage takes particular pride in trying to prevent that.

We offer every actor our unique Backstage Casting Pledge: We check out all casting notices before we publish them.

We never simply publish a casting notice as submitted. We ask questions, check references, and refuse to publish calls that seem less than reputable. No other publication takes the steps we do to protect actors.

For instance, we ask production companies whether roles are paid or not; if roles require nudity; whether they are seeking union or nonunion actors (and if it's union, under which contract); and so forth. We refuse to publish casting calls for pornography, or for projects that ask for exorbitant fees or for the actor to purchase headshots or classes to participate. (If a modest fee is requested, we'll include exactly what's expected in the casting notice.)

You should never go into an audition wondering if the person behind that door will try to take your money — or worse.

However, we're not perfect. Despite our best efforts, con artists and creeps occasionally fool us. But we take your complaints seriously. If someone is proven to be a scammer or deliberately misleading in their ads, we never allow that person to advertise with us again. Ever. That's a promise.

We want to empower actors by supplying the most complete information possible about a project, so you know exactly what to expect at an audition before you attend. Then, if you are told something completely different, contact us immediately at castinghelp@backstage.com and we'll investigate.

Backstage works hard every day to be an actor's most trusted daily resource. Subscribe today!