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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.

Review: Breakfast at Tiffany's on the London stage Special

London - A stage version of 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' is playing in London, featuring singer Pixie Lott. The version holds more true to Capote's novella than the Hepburn film adaptation, although the play keeps certain of the movie's elements.

Review: Timothy Spall shines in The Caretaker Special

London - Timothy Spall is appearing in an adaptation of Harold Pinter's 'The Caretaker' at the Old Vic in London. The play offers a new take on the old classic.

Review: Space age play 'X' explores the human condition Special

London - 'X' is a new play taking place at London's Royal Court Theatre. The play runs as a sort of 'space horror', setting characters against each other and an occasional visitation from a demonic child.

Theater versus thug life for El Salvador's youth

Sansalvador - The children and teens held hands in a circle in front of Mayan ruins west of El Salvador's capital, budding actors whose passion, officials hope, may keep them from the clutches of Central America's gangs.

Review: Jim Broadbent delights in a Christmas Carol Special

London - The Christmas season may be over but the London stage production of A Christmas Carol, staring movie legend Jim Broadbent, continues its theater run.

Video of carnage outside Paris theater published online

Spreading fast online is this horrific video shot by a Le Monde journalist during the attack on the Paris concert venue the Bataclan. [Warning: Footage contains graphic images that may be disturbing to some viewers]

'Hotel Transylvania 2' checks in and serves up a winner

UPDATE: "Hotel Transylvania 2" booked even more than the weekend estimate. It took in $48.4 million while "The Intern" left work earlier than before. "The Intern" nabbed $17.7 million, according to the actuals.

Review: David Morrissey at his brutal best in The Hangmen Special

London - A new play has opened in London called The Hangmen, featuring David Morrissey and Reece Shearsmith. It is dark and surreal, and shocking and challenging. It is well worth seeing.

Suspect dead as police foil Nashville cinema gunman

Washington - Police shot dead a 51-year-old gunman wearing a surgical mask and wielding a hatchet at a movie theater near Nashville on Wednesday, in terrifying echoes of two previous cinema shootings.

Review: Styx rocks the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on Long Island Special

Wantagh - On July 23, rock band Styx performed at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on Long Island, opening for headlining act Def Leppard.
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London's Royal Court Theatre spelled out, signage from the bar area of the venue.
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.
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St. Martin's is a charming theater. This picture shows a chandelier from the upper bar.
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IN THE HEIGHTS North American Tour Company
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Joy to The World  Transcendence Theater s first holiday show will be performed at the Wells Fargo Ce...
Joy to The World, Transcendence Theater's first holiday show will be performed at the Wells Fargo Center in Santa Rosa, this Dec. 4 and 5th.
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The Célestins Theater in Lyon France (detail)
The Célestins Theater in Lyon France (detail)
Roundabout Theatre Company’s ANYTHING GOES. Pictured: Alex Finke  Erich Bergen and Company.
Roundabout Theatre Company’s ANYTHING GOES. Pictured: Alex Finke, Erich Bergen and Company.
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The cast of Sister Act offer a high-energy  joy-filled performance  and are assisted by great design...
The cast of Sister Act offer a high-energy, joy-filled performance, and are assisted by great design, along with disco-inspired choreography by Anthony Van Laast.
Joan Marcus
TRAGEDY: The Century 16 theater in Aurora  Colo.  is seen the day after 12 moviegoers were shot and ...
TRAGEDY: The Century 16 theater in Aurora, Colo., is seen the day after 12 moviegoers were shot and killed in 2012 by former graduate student James Holmes, who was convicted Thursday of 24 counts of murder.
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The lower bar at St. Martin s Theatre in London.
The lower bar at St. Martin's Theatre in London.
Legendary performer talks with her audience.
Legendary performer talks with her audience.
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Anna Cross is the director of the playhouse which featured the ground-breaking original play  Toypur...
Anna Cross is the director of the playhouse which featured the ground-breaking original play "Toypurina."
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Program for the 2010 winter season at the Célestins Theatre  Lyon France
Program for the 2010 winter season at the Célestins Theatre, Lyon France
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 set for  The Caretaker  at The Old Vic in London.
The set for 'The Caretaker' at The Old Vic in London.
Impro Festival 2010 in Berlin
Impro Festival 2010 in Berlin
The Célestins Theater in Lyon France
The Célestins Theater in Lyon France
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Impro Festival 2010 in Berlin
Impro Festival 2010 in Berlin
The stage is set  ready for the production of A Christmas Carol.
The stage is set, ready for the production of A Christmas Carol.