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2015 Tony Awards nominations announced

New York City - The 2015 Tony Awards nominations were revealed this morning (April 28) in New York. "An American in Paris" and "Fun Home" led all nominees with 12 each.

Samantha Sings the Shows: Interview with a future singing star Special

Her surname may be a bit of a mystery, but this talented singer from England has wowed audiences all over the UK with her varied, and very entertaining, live act. Digital Journal meets her.

Comedy is king as 'Think Like a Man 2' wins

It wasn't just a comedy win at the box office, it was another win for Kevin Hart. He is on a roll — or make that role. His roles are helping him take his films to the top spot, or at least close.

TV actors take home top awards at Tony Awards

New York - A TV sitcom and drama star took home top honors at the 68th Annual Tony Awards, which were handed out in New York. Neil Patrick Harris and Bryan Cranston took home honors last night.

'The Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder' nabs 10 Tony nods

New York - Lucy Liu and Jonathan Groff announced the Tony nominations this morning and "The Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" led the way with 10.

Tim Rice says 'no one wants new musicals'

In the wake of his new musical closing early, lyricist Sir Tim Rice says the public is no longer interested in musicals based around new material.

Lloyd Webber, Rice lose their touch in London as musicals close early

Two of the biggest names in British musicals, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, will close their latest shows early at the end of March, in a blow to the former partners' efforts to succeed separately in...

Review: 'Menopause the Musical' plays through hot flashes to a full house Special

Folsom - If you have not seen “Menopause the Musical” you better grab your tickets in a HOT FLASH or you will be left wondering about a lot of things.

Review: Smaller space gives 'next to normal' intimate feel in Toronto Special

Toronto - Many contemporary stage musicals, especially big ones, can't help reminding you of the old “Futurama” line: “You can't just have your characters announce how they feel. That makes me feel angry!” That advice could have helped “next to normal”.

A conversation with Broadway 'triple threat' Rachelle Rak Special

Rachelle Rak has been labeled a "triple threat" on Broadway for her talents in singing, dancing and acting. Now she takes on a new role as a judge on Lifetime's forthcoming show "Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition".

Fox to turn hit shows into musicals

20th Century Fox has joined forces with a Broadway producer with a plan to turn several of its hit films into musicals and shows.

Review: 'Cats' remains a crowd-pleaser, in a smaller Toronto revival Special

Toronto - Say what you want about Andrew Lloyd Webber's “Cats”, but it's a show that knows how to captivate and move an audience. The current Toronto reboot, which opened last night, is lots of fun all the way through.

Tony Awards: 'Kinky Boots' kicks its way to six wins

New York - With Neil Patrick Harris as host, the 67th Annual Tony Awards were handed out at Radio City Musical Hall in New York City tonight (June 9).

All-Canadian cast remounts the classic musical 'Cats' in Toronto Special

Toronto - As the song says, “Let the memory live again.” It's been more than three decades since “Cats” opened in London's West End and on Broadway, redefining the stage musical. Now, the beloved show is back to win over a new generation – in Toronto.

'Kinky Boots' tops field with 13 Tony nominations

New York - Cindy Lauper was having fun as the 67th Annual Tony Award nominations were announced today (April 30) because her "Kinky Boots" led the way with 13. Next up was "Matilda the Musical" with 12.

Impressive Christmas sets stage for epic box office battle

Only one film remains to be released as the year is fast coming to a close for Hollywood film studios. And it was a Merry Christmas at the box office, too.

Christmas Day at the box office has violence and a musical

Nothing quite screams Christmas like a foul-mouthed, violent movie, and that is a choice if one decides to venture forth to the theaters on Dec. 25.

Vampire saga stays on top as the buzz turns to 'Les Miserables'

Before getting to the obvious headline for the box office news (record Thanksgiving), some are scratching their heads over the weak showing of "Rise of the Guardians."

Ontario's Stratford a scenic city for memorable musical theatre Special

Stratford - Home to the legendary Stratford Shakespeare Festival, the quaint city of Stratford, Ontario shines with idyllic riverside walks, intriguing culinary creations and outdoor music shows.

Tony Awards promise plenty of performances; show airs June 10

New York - When it comes to award shows, there are the Big Four. Sure, many may not see it that way, but, as far as the business part of award shows, there are only four that really matter.

'Once' nabs 11 Tony nominations; Neil Patrick Harris will host

New York - Neil Patrick Harris will return as host when the Tony Awards are handed out in June. But, today (May 1) it was time to announce the nominations.

The Lord of the Rings: From Page to Stage

Digital Journal — What would J.R.R. Tolkien think of dancing Hobbits, a 40-foot-wide black spider and Elvish song lyrics? We’ll never know but the producers of the stage musical of The Lord of the Rings hope to honour the late British author with an.

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