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La Toya Jackson to Star in Off-Broadway Show, ‘Newsical the Musical’


La Toya Jackson is heading to the stage in NY.

Jackson will star in the off- Broadway show, Newsical the Musical starting Sept. 3.

The singer-producer will take over for actress  Jackée Harry (Sister Sister).

“I’ve wanted to do [theater], but on Broadway the shows play for such a long, extended time,” said Jackson.

Jackson will star in the off-Broadway show through Sept. 8.

To prepare for the role, Jackson took an acting workshop. In an addition to that, she checked out Kim Coles and Kym Whitley’s weekly Ladies Night Live Comedy Show  in LA.

Once Jackson’s run is over, she can then decide whether or not she wants to return later on.

Elizabeth Olsen Covers ‘Dazed & Confused’ Magazine



Elizabeth Olsen takes on Dazed and Confused magazine.

The Breakout star covers the latest issue of the magazine, where she chats about playing ‘Juliet’ inRomeo & Juliet Off-Broadway, motherhood and that famous family of hers.

Olsen will begin playing “Juliet’ on September 27, 2013.

Check out some of her Dazed & Confused interview snippets below.

On motherhood:
“I find it is actually the most modern feminist thing to do, choosing to have a family young instead of having a career.”

On her religious beliefs:
“When I was 13, I told my parents that I didn’t believe in God any more. I wanted to be an atheist because I believe that religion should be about community and having a place to go in prayer, not something that should be determine women’s freedoms.”

On Juliet (from Romeo & Juliet):
“The more we worked on it the most I realized she was one of the greatest characters ever written. She is just so smart. She is smarter than anyone in the play, aside from maybe Mercutio. She uses her words to benefit her and to screw with other people. But she also feels things so earnestly and deeply. She is so powerful and strong and committed and determined.”

On family:
“It wasn’t that creativity was nurtured in my family so much as a spirit of hard work. My dad always says, ‘Beat your last best score, and don’t worry about the person who beat you. Be the best you can be and don’t compare yourself to someone else.'”



ATWT Stars Maura West, Scott DeFreitas Show Support for their Son in “Sleepless in Seattle – The Musical”



As The World Turns alums, Maura West and Scott DeFreitas have a genuine star on their hands.

The pair recently posed in front of a poster for Sleepless in Seattle- The Musical at the Pasadena Playhouse.

It seems as though their son, Joe West, has been bitten by the acting bug.   Joe is currently starring as ‘Jonah’ in the musical adaptation of the show.

West recently starred as ‘Ralphie’ in the Tony-nominated  Broadway show, A Christmas Story.

Sleepless in Seattle is showing now until June 23.

For tickets and more information on Sleepless in Seattle – The Musical, visit

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