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Review: Barry Manilow masterful at Lunt-Fontanne Theater in New York Special

New York - Acclaimed singer-songwriter Barry Manilow headlined the Lunt-Fontanne Theater in New York City, as part of his limited engagement at this historic Broadway venue.

Review: Neil Sedaka captivates The Theatre at Westbury, timeless concert Special

Westbury - On June 23, award-winning singer-songwriter and composer Neil Sedaka headlined the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Long Island, where he put his fans into a time warp.

Lynnea Benson talks 'Twelfth Night,' Frog & Peach Theatre Company Special

New York - Lynnea Benson, the co-founder of Frog & Peach Theatre Company chatted with this journalist about "Twelfth Night" at Sheen Center in New York, which runs from February 25 to March 17.

Jesse McCartney talks New York show, 'Wasted,' fans and Halsey Special

New York - Pop singer-songwriter Jesse McCartney chatted with this journalist about his latest single "Wasted," as well as his upcoming show at the PlayStation Theater in New York.

Smart glasses introduced for hearing impaired theater goers

London - For those with impaired hearing subtitles for movies and television programs open up a rich stream of entertainment. Going to the theater has been challenging, until now. Smart glasses are being tested to assist the hard of hearing to enjoy the stage.

US playwright, 'king of comedy' Neil Simon dead at 91

New York - Neil Simon, the prolific and Pulitzer Prize-winning US playwright celebrated as the king of comedy who won more Oscar and Tony nominations combined than any other showbiz writer, died on Sunday. He was 91.

Bret Michaels talks 'Nothin' But a Good Time' Tour, future plans Special

Wantagh - Esteemed singer-songwriter Bret Michaels of the rock band Poison chatted with Digital Journal about his upcoming show at Jones Beach on Long Island, as well as his latest endeavors.

PAW Patrol Live is headed to The Theater at Madison Square Garden

New York - "PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure" is headed to The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City from March 22 to 25, 2018.

Review: Bon Jovi rocks iHeartRadio Theater in New York for ICONS show Special

New York - On February 21, New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi performed an intimate ICONS show at the iHeartRadio Theater in New York City.

Meet Ashley Budinick: Dance captain of 'Sesame Street Live!' Special

New York - Ashley Budinick, the dance captain of "Sesame Street Live!" chatted with Digital Journal about the upcoming production at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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.

Chatting with Mat Franco: New namesake theater at The Linq Special

Las Vegas - Magician Mat Franco chatted with me about his new namesake theater, and his "Best Magic Show" win from the Las Vegas Review Journal.

Review: Mime artists bring Gothic Horror to the London stage Special

London - A mix of theatrical, dance and mime recreate the most terrifying representations of horror for the London stage. Jakop Ahlbom's beautifully choreographed homage to horror films references everything from The Shining to The Ring.

Review: The Philanthropist revived for the London Stage Special

London - The Philanthropist, a play popular in 1970s, has been revived for a new London run being performed at the Trafalgar Theater in London. Digital Journal paid a visit and assesses the unfolding drama.

Review: Papa Roach puts on badass show at iHeartRadio Theater in New York Special

On May 16, Papa Roach performed at the iHeartRadio Theater in New York City, in support of their ninth studio album "Crooked Teeth."

Review: Zac Brown Band performs at iHeartRadio Theater in New York City Special

New York - On May 15, Zac Brown Band performed for iHeartRadio at the iHeartRadio Theater in New York City, which was in support of their new studio album, "Welcome Home."

Michael Moore to make Broadway debut with Trump show

New York - Film provocateur Michael Moore will make his theatrical debut in a one-man show that explores the rise of US President Donald Trump and the resistance to him, producers announced Monday.

Pussy Riot declare new revolution from the stage

New York - Still relishing provocation three years after their release from a Russian prison, the punk rockers Pussy Riot are reviving their challenge to President Vladimir Putin in an action-packed autobiographical theatrical piece.

Review: Revival of 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' heats up London Special

London - A new production of Edward Albee's classic drama 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' has begun a run on the London stage. The production stars Imelda Staunton in what is sure to become one of her greatest roles.

David Byrne opens theatrical neuroscience exhibit

San Fransisco - The official title of the new event is “The Institute Presents: Neurosociety” and it premises and immersive experience of the senses. The event has been developed with former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne.

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: Foreigner rocks the iHeartRadio Theater in New York City Special

New York - On October 26, iHeartMedia presented iHeartRadio ICONS featuring Foreigner. It was presented by Citi MasterPass at the iHeartRadio Theater in New York City.

'Hamilton' cast asks Pence to work for 'all of us'

Washington - Vice President-elect Mike Pence was booed at a performance of the award-winning Broadway musical "Hamilton," whose "alarmed and anxious" cast made an unusual call for Donald Trump's incoming administration to work on behalf of all Americans.

Review: Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart‎ give star turns in No Man's Land Special

London - No Man's Land featuring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart is currently running on the London stage. The production brings to life one of the most brilliantly entertaining plays by Nobel Prize laureate Harold Pinter.

Lisa Lampanelli to play the NYCB Theater at Westbury this October

Westbury - On October 22, the "Queen of Mean," Lisa Lampanelli will be returning to the NYCB Theatre at Westbury for her comedy show.

Review: Kenneth Branagh shines in The Entertainer Special

London - The first season of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company at the Garrick Theatre is closing with John Osborne’s modern classic 'The Entertainer.' It is a powerful piece of theatre.

The Mousetrap: Going strong after 64 years Special

London - The Mousetrap is a play by Agatha Christie, the writer of murder-mysteries, and it holds the record as the world's longest-running stage play, having entered its 64th year of continuous production.

Harry Potter theater tickets selling for $10,000 from touts

London - Harry Potter didn't end with the final movie installment and the magic continues with a new theater play in London - "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child." Such is the demand that tickets are being sold for thousands of times more than their face value.

Review: Unreachable starring Matt Smith mixes comedy and tension Special

London - A new play 'Unreachable' is currently running at the Royal Court Theater in London. The play features former Doctor Who actor Matt Smith, and the script was unusually developed during the play's rehearsals.

Review: The Cadillac Three impressive at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Special

Wantagh - On July 17, country group The Cadillac Three opened for Florida Georgia Line as part of their "Dig Your Roots" headlining tour.
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The Long Night of Opera and Theater 2010 in Berlin
The Long Night of Opera and Theater 2010 in Berlin
Claire Calnan in the 2012 SummerWorks production of Nicolas Billon s  Iceland .  The play is on at T...
Claire Calnan in the 2012 SummerWorks production of Nicolas Billon's "Iceland". The play is on at Toronto's Factory Theatre now through March 24th.
Hugh Probyn
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A theater audience, waiting for a play to begin.
Program for the 2010 winter season at the Célestins Theatre  Lyon France
Program for the 2010 winter season at the Célestins Theatre, Lyon France
Ta Rea Campbell as Deloris and Hollis Resnik as Mother Superior in the touring production of Sister ...
Ta'Rea Campbell as Deloris and Hollis Resnik as Mother Superior in the touring production of Sister Act.
Joan Marcus
The audience preparing to watch the opening of  The Mousetrap   August 2016.
The audience preparing to watch the opening of 'The Mousetrap', August 2016.
Part of the ticket stub for The Mousetrap  from August 2016.
Part of the ticket stub for The Mousetrap, from August 2016.
The set for  The Caretaker  at The Old Vic in London.
The set for 'The Caretaker' at The Old Vic in London.
Theater program and tickets for the London revival of  Who s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Theater program and tickets for the London revival of 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'
An image of the current cast of The Mousetrap  on display at St. Martin s Theater.
An image of the current cast of The Mousetrap, on display at St. Martin's Theater.
IN THE HEIGHTS North American Tour Company
IN THE HEIGHTS North American Tour Company
John Daughtry
Roundabout Theatre Company’s ANYTHING GOES. Pictured: Ryan Steer  Bobby Pestka  Rachel York  Jerem...
Roundabout Theatre Company’s ANYTHING GOES. Pictured: Ryan Steer, Bobby Pestka, Rachel York, Jeremy Benton, Kristopher Thompson-Bolden.
Joan Marcus
The library bar  part of the Royal Court Theater  London.
The library bar, part of the Royal Court Theater, London.
Impro Festival 2010 in Berlin
Impro Festival 2010 in Berlin
People gathering in the bar for a pre-performance drink at the Vaudeville Theatre  London.
People gathering in the bar for a pre-performance drink at the Vaudeville Theatre, London.
The Palace Theater in Manchester. The theatre  originally known as The Grand Old Lady of Oxford Stre...
The Palace Theater in Manchester. The theatre, originally known as The Grand Old Lady of Oxford Street, opened on 18 May 1891.
London s Royal Court Theatre spelled out  signage from the bar area of the venue.
London's Royal Court Theatre spelled out, signage from the bar area of the venue.
The 26  577th performance of  The Mousetrap   as attended by Digital Journal s Tim Sandle.
The 26, 577th performance of 'The Mousetrap', as attended by Digital Journal's Tim Sandle.
A magnificent ceiling high structure at The Old Vic  London.
A magnificent ceiling high structure at The Old Vic, London.
The Célestins Theater in Lyon France (detail)
The Célestins Theater in Lyon France (detail)

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