Kayla Laguerre-Lewis

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“Diana” the musical has shocked audiences, and not in a good way Through every move, note and lyric in the nearly 2-hour musical “Diana,” I was left wondering why someone, anyone, in the creative process, from conception to a premiere in California to Broadway previews and finally a Netflix pro-shot...
Alumnus Andrew Burnap thanks URI Theatre in his Tony Award acceptance speech. PHOTO CREDIT: Mary Kouw/CBS via Getty Images “To the University of Rhode Island theatre department,” Andrew Burnap ’13 said in his list of thank yous during his acceptance speech of Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a...
Comedian and late night show host, Stephen Colbert, makes a grand entrance in front of the Ryan Center audience. PHOTO CREDIT: James Singer “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert is interested in the business of awkwardness -- one that most others might feel uncomfortable with. John Dickerson, CBS political analyst and...
The newly released film, “Dear Evan Hansen”, which is based on the Broadway musical, offers a complex plot about mental health and suicide among teens. PHOTO CREDIT: universalpictures.com Almost five years after the hit Broadway musical “Dear Evan Hansen” opened, it was released in theaters as a film adaptation to...
After being postponed, the 74th Tony Awards offered up awards to various plays and musicals, from the likes of “Moulin Rouge!,” “Jagged Little Pill” and “Tina”. PHOTO CREDIT: playbill.com Almost 18 months after being postponed, the 74th Tony Awards were held on Sunday at the Winter Garden Theatre followed by...
“Come From Away” hit Apple TV on Sept. 10 and covers Sept. 11 and the stories untold. PHOTO CREDIT: deadline.com The opening shots of “Come From Away” on Apple TV+ show an eerily empty Time Square 14 months into the shutdown of Broadway, 20 years after 9/11. Then you see...
Nationally recognized music festival still takes place even amid mask mandates and COVID-19 protocol. PHOTO CREDIT: visitphilly.com In mid-May, summer had just begun and I had just been fully-vaccinated. So, over a year into the pandemic, I was fully ready and aching to return to live entertainment. I happily and...
This year’s Emmys Award Show was held this Sunday, marking the beginning of the Television Award Season. PHOTO CREDIT: Contributed by Hollywood Reporter The Primetime Emmy Awards mark the beginning of a new award season for television, but with eligibility for nominees starting in June 2020 and ending in May...
MTV VMAs: This past Sunday the MTV Video Music Awards served as a celebration of the channel’s 40th year. PHOTO CREDIT: artsy.net "Ladies and gentlemen, let's rock and roll," these simple words from Warner Cable executive John Lack changed both music and television. The first words ever uttered on MTV...
Hocus Pocus 2: Before hitting Disney+ next year, “Hocus Pocus 2” will begin filming in RI this fall. PHOTO CREDIT: imbd.com Almost 30 years after the release of the Halloween classic “Hocus Pocus,” a sequel is heading for a 2022 Disney+ release, but first, cast and crew are headed to...
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