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Sophia Anne Caruso wins Theatre World Award for 'Beetlejuice'

New York - Actress Sophia Anne Caruso has a major reason to be proud. She earned a Theatre World Award for her role as Lydia in the musical "Beetlejuice."

Review: 'The Lightning Thief' musical is worthy of the deities themselves Special

New York - On March 28, this journalist was afforded the privilege to review "The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical" at the iconic Beacon Theatre in New York City.

Review: New Kids on the Block's Joey McIntyre fantastic in 'Waitress' Special

New York - Joey McIntyre (of New Kids on the Block fame) has taken on the role of Dr. Pomatter in the hit musical "Waitress" on Broadway in New York.

Chris McCarrell talks playing Percy Jackson in The Lighting Thief Special

New York - Acclaimed actor Chris McCarrell ("Les Misérables") stars in the lead role as Percy Jackson in "The Lightning Thief" musical. He chatted with Digital Journal about the musical.

Louise Pitre opens up about new musical 'Marie, Dancing Still' Special

Acclaimed Canadian stage actress Louise Pitre ("Mamma Mia!") chatted with Digital Journal about starring as Adult Marie in "Marie, Dancing Still."

Review: Dr. Seuss musical brought to life at the Hulu Theater in New York Special

New York - On December 13, this journalist had the pleasure to review the opening night of Dr. Seuss' "How The Grinch Stole Christmas — The Musical."

Review: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is all cheers, no tears Special

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is the nearly non-confrontational, somewhat sanitized tale of the still-celebrated rock band, Queen, as they soared to stardom.

Review: ‘A Star is Born’ plays an unanticipated melody Special

‘A Star is Born’ is an emotional journey following two evocative singers, played exceptionally by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, who inspire the best in each other, but find having it all still isn’t enough.

'Kinky Boots' encourages Chinese drag queens to 'be themselves'

Bejing - Sign language interpreters swung their hips and gestured at deaf audience members to the rhythm of a rollicking performance by drag queens singing and dancing on stage behind them.Nothing surprising for a Broadway show, except this is China.

Mark Ballas discusses starring role in 'Kinky Boots' on Broadway Special

New York - On September 10, acclaimed dancer, actor, and singer Mark Ballas ("Dancing with the Stars") chatted with Digital Journal about his starring role as Charlie Price in the Broadway musical "Kinky Boots."

Jo Weil discusses starring role in 'The Bodyguard' musical Special

German actor Jo Weil chatted with Digital Journal about being in the musical "The Bodyguard," where he plays Kevin Costner's character Frank Farmer. Patricia Meeden stars as his leading lady Rachel in the musical.

UK selling Scotland to Trump... in new London musical

London - Donald Trump's long-awaited visit to London is happening in theatrical form in a musical whose irreverent plot involves a plan by post-Brexit Britain to sell Scotland to the US president.

'The Greatest Showman,' starring Hugh Jackman, is out tomorrow

"The Greatest Showman" starring Oscar-nominated actor Hugh Jackman (as P.T. Barnum) is released tomorrow, December 20, 2017.

G Tom Mac talks 'Lost Boys' musical, soundtrack, Eminem, Grammy Special

G Tom Mac chatted with Digital Journal about winning a Grammy on an Eminem album, and his song "Cry Little Sister" for "The Lost Boys" musical.

Lady Day, the Billie Holiday play in London Special

London - Audra McDonald delivers a captivating performance as Billie Holiday in the play-come-musical 'Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill', which has recently opened in London's West End.

Review: ‘Baby Driver’ frontrunner for best summer action movie Special

Edgar Wright’s ‘Baby Driver’ offers non-stop action set to an incredible soundtrack, featuring a stellar cast playing iconic roles.

NY subway inspires Broadway's first a capella musical

New York - New York's cityscape reverberates with pounding jackhammers and blaring car horns, but it's the cacophonous subway that perhaps best epitomizes the bustling metropolis.

Review: ‘London Road’ is paved with innovation and a few potholes Special

‘London Road’ is the inventive and lyrical telling of a true story that shook a rural community when they discovered a serial killer lived amongst them.

Phantom of the Opera 'curse' hits as fire menaces Paris debut

Paris - The curse of the "The Phantom of the Opera" appears to have struck again with a fire at a Paris theatre on Sunday which is threatening to derail the musical's debut in France next month.

Netflix's most expensive original show ever cost $120 million

Netflix's hip-hop musical show, "The Get Down," is its most expensive TV series ever.With "Moulin Rouge" director Baz Luhrmann acting as showrunner, "The Get Down" cost $120 million to produce, according to Variety.

Did Mary Poppins really inspire Stairway To Heaven?

Los Angeles - In court, during the plagiarism dispute about the song 'Stairway to Heaven', Jimmy Page has countered that the 1960s musical Mary Poppins was, in actual fact, the source of his inspiration.

John Paul II Superstar: Poland plans papal musical

Varsovia - It's a tale of saints and singers: a new Polish musical is bringing some pizzazz to the story of its beloved native son, the late pope John Paul II."We're trying to create something big," says the show's writer Michal Kaczmarczyk.

Review: Toronto ‘Marat/Sade’ remount picks spectacle over substance Special

Toronto - Overheard during the intermission at the Soulpepper theatre company’s new production of “Marat/Sade” last night: First dude says, “This is totally amazing, huh?” Second dude replies, “Yeah... but it’s also kind of exhausting, isn’t it?”

Review: Toronto production of ‘Cannibal! The Musical’ is great silly fun Special

Toronto - When “South Park” co-creator Trey Parker made a three-minute joke trailer for “Alferd Packer: The Musical” for film school in 1992, he probably didn’t imagine that it would evolve into a sellout stage show in another country two decades later.

Review: Idina Menzel magnificent on 'If/Then' Broadway musical Special

New York - On December 27, Digital Journal had the pleasure to see Tony-winning actress Idina Menzel perform on "If/Then" on Broadway.

Review: Something is lost ‘Into the Woods’ Special

‘Into the Woods’ merges several fairy tales into an unexceptional musical about a baker and his wife tasked with collecting four magical items for a witch.

Billy Elliot live is U.K. cinema hit

A live screening of "Billy Elliot the Musical Live" has topped the U.K. and Ireland box office. This is the first time an event screening has reached number one.

Cats and Evita revived for the London stage

London - The Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals Cats and Evita are both returning to the West End of London, it was announced on Friday The pair are returning for limited seasons.

Musical 'Holler if Ya Hear Me' related to Tupac bombs on Broadway

New York City - After a rocky start the musical "Holler if Ya Hear Me" has failed on Broadway. The public simply was not interested in hearing a different take on the music of Tupac Shakur.

'Of Human Bondage', 'London Road' top the Dora Awards in Toronto Special

Toronto - It was an evening full of bondage and murder at the Dora Mavor Moore Awards last night — with local productions “Of Human Bondage,” “Venus in Fur” and “London Road” among the big winners at the annual awards ceremony for theatre in Toronto.
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