Back Stage Magazine Debuts New Design

Like a veteran actor making a career-rejuvenating comeback, Back Stage magazine has undergone an amazing, glossy make-over. The so-called "performing artist's bible" has long valued solid substance over flashy form, but now it has both.

It has been quite the transformation for Back Stage, a publication that has been serving the acting community for half a century. As actors embraced the digital age, Back Stage also evolved, doing a fine job of providing online services to performers looking for classes to hone their skills, marketing advice and networking opportunities to build their brand, and jobs to pay their bills as they pursued their dreams. The print publication made changes, but still had an old-school newspaper feel to it -- but no longer.  Judging by this relaunched issue with Jake Gyllenhaal on the cover, the newly designed mag is a bold step in the right direction.

Pick up a copy and enjoy a nice little preview of autumn theater and film projects, plus the usual comprehensive audition listings for New York and Los Angeles. The "Marketplace" pages still offer an excellent showcase of vendors for workshops, headshots, vocal coaches, and more. There's also some terrific editorial content, better than ever before.

I have a feeling even more of my fellow thespians will be asking to borrow my copy now.