Actors Raúl Castillo and Sheila Vand Discuss The Complicated Family Love In ‘We The Animals’

Adapted from the novel by Justin Torres, We The Animals is a coming-of-age story about a family full of love and dysfunction. “In the summer of 2016, a group of filmmakers went up to Utica, New York to adapt the story to film. Jeremiah Zagar is our director. He is a documentarian who’s making his first narrative film with We The Animals,” actor Raúl Castillo … Continue reading Actors Raúl Castillo and Sheila Vand Discuss The Complicated Family Love In ‘We The Animals’

Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ Heads To Broadway

Mary Poppins might be closing in March, but Broadway has a new Disney favorite to look forward to: Aladdin! Aladdin opens in the New Amsterdam Theater in the spring of 2014, reports the New York Times.  The show features classic songs from the animated film and some new ones as well. I’m surprised Aladdin hasn’t come to Broadway sooner.  All I know is that the … Continue reading Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ Heads To Broadway

Former ‘Degrassi’ Star Jake Epstein Heads To Broadway

Jake Epstein, known for his role as Craig Manning on Degrassi: The Next Generation, is getting ready to take on the title role in Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Epstein spoke to the Toronto Star about his audition for the musical.  “I was totally blown away when it happened,” he said. “I went down and did a standard audition, singing, acting, and stuff, and the next … Continue reading Former ‘Degrassi’ Star Jake Epstein Heads To Broadway

Movie Monday: ‘Pitch Perfect’ Trailer!

Pitch Perfect, starring Anna Kendrick, digs into the world of a cappella music on the college level.  Scripted by 30 Rock producer Kay Cannon, Kendrick’s character joins an a cappella group – you know, after she’s ambushed in the shower – and then attempts to take the group to a whole new level by encouraging them to perform more modern songs.  Pitch Perfect is based … Continue reading Movie Monday: ‘Pitch Perfect’ Trailer!

‘Les Misérables’ Movie Trailer Released!

The trailer for the Les Misérables movie has officially been released.  A film version of the stage musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, based on the 1862 French novel by Victor Hugo, Les Misérables follows the story of “ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole.  When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s young daughter, Cosette, their lives … Continue reading ‘Les Misérables’ Movie Trailer Released!

‘The Lion King’ Of Broadway!

The Lion King has been crowned the king of the Broadway box office. With a total of $853.8 million since its opening on Broadway in 1997, the Disney musical beat out the previous champ, Phantom of the Opera, which has earned $85.1 million since its 1988 opening. It could be due to the higher ticket prices The Lion King had compared to Phantom.  Either way — after … Continue reading ‘The Lion King’ Of Broadway!

Broadway Casting News: The Low Down From ‘Godspell’ To ‘Seminar’

Here’s the 411 on which of your favorite stars are heading to the Great White Way! Deborah Cox heads back to Broadway for the first time since she played the title role in Aida in 2004.  The R&B singer will star in  Jekyll & Hyde alongside American Idol alum Constantine Maroulis.  You can find out more in my article for TheCelebrityCafe.com, here. Singer/actress Raven-Symoné is currently … Continue reading Broadway Casting News: The Low Down From ‘Godspell’ To ‘Seminar’

Footage Released Of Jessie J In School Production Of ‘Bugsy Malone’

Jessie J was destined for stardom even at the young age of 12! Before she was singing “Do It Like A Dude” and “Domino,” Jessie J rocked the stage as Blousey Brown in The Wenn Stage School production of Bugsy Malone. I hope performing on Broadway or the West End is in the near future for her! You can see Jessie J sing “Ordinary Fool” from … Continue reading Footage Released Of Jessie J In School Production Of ‘Bugsy Malone’

Raven-Symoné Hits The Broadway Stage In ‘Sister Act’

Miss Raven-Symoné is ready to take over Broadway in Sister Act.  Set to replace Patina Miller as Deloris Van Cartier, she begins rehearsals at the end of February. Whoopi Goldberg, who played Deloris in the Sister Act films, is the producer of the Broadway show.  The production features original music by Alan Menken, also known for composing the music in The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the … Continue reading Raven-Symoné Hits The Broadway Stage In ‘Sister Act’

‘American Idol’ Alum Constantine Maroulis Heads Back To Broadway

Constantine Maroulis is set to to play the lead in the Broadway revival of Jekyll & Hyde. Not a newcomer to the Broadway stage, the former Idol contestant spent three-years in Rock of Ages and was nominated for Tony and Drama League awards during that time. He also starred in Broadway’s The Wedding Singer and in the national tour of Rent, where he played Roger Davis.  Maroulis can currently be seen … Continue reading ‘American Idol’ Alum Constantine Maroulis Heads Back To Broadway