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Wicked’s Willemijn Verkaiks tips for musical stardom – BBC News

Willemijn Verkaik has played Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West) in Wicked over 1,000 times and performed in the musical on Broadway and now in London. Dutch-born Verkaik is widely considered to be the “ultimate Elphaba” – one of the most iconic roles in modern musical theatre. She has also had starring roles in […]

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Acting Advice

Ask Me!: Can I audition without the correct visa?

QUESTION FROM: Aidan Whytock  Hi NYC Actor, Thanks for your blog – very insightful. I’m moving to NYC from Cape Town, SA, for 3 months as I have the opportunity to take up a room there. So I’m coming over to:1. Experience a new life and have a quick change from Cape Town.2. Finish editing […]

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Acting Advice

Ask Me! – Nudity?

Anonymous asked Just booked a short film requiring nudity..what to do with hair “down there?” Thank you! One of the more bizarre questions I’ve been asked, for sure. I’d find out exactly what kind of nudity is required of you, make sure you have a contract (and someone to go over said contract with you […]

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Kenneth Branagh relied on Sir Laurence Olivier’s advice to play great actor

Linda BarnardMovie Writer Actor-director Kenneth Branagh once turned to theatre legend Sir Laurence Olivier for advice when he was a teenager at drama school and struggling with a role. He was surprised when Olivier replied to his letter and simply advised him, “to have a bash and hope for the best.” Today, Branagh feels the […]

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Why Kristen Stewart Matters: A Screed About Girls, Role Models And Tearing Down Those Who Are Different. By Kate Spencer

    I LOVE this and just had to share. Please click thru to the full article.   —– The other day I found myself standing in front of a rack of princess costumes at the Disney Store. We set out to find a last minute costume for Baby E, and the lady at the […]

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