Fun Home on Broadway, Emma Howard’s Day in the Life, Variety Youth Impact Report, and more!

Exciting news! Fun Home will come to Broadway in April 2015! The production will play the Circle in the Square Theater beginning April 4, 2015 with previews. Then the production opens on April 22nd. No word on casting yet.

Above you’ll find the These Kids Have Talent video of the Day in the Life of Emma Howard (Violet, Matilda)! The video also features Frenie Acoba (Matilda), Ava DeMary (Matilda), and Emerson Steele (Violet). Please go check it out if you haven’t already and subscribe to These Kids Have Talent, where they highlight many other kids like Emma.

Lilla Crawford (Annie), Bryce Clyde Jenkins (A Raisin in the Sun), Holly Taylor (Billy Elliot) and Oona Laurence (Matilda) all made Variety’s Youth Impact Report for 2014! The list includes kids making a name for themselves in film, TV, theatre, YouTube, and more as well as the adults making an impact on youth through media. Other names on the list include Ansel Elgort of “The Fault in Our Stars” and Ariana Grande. You can look through the full list at Variety.com. Congratulations!!

The kids of The Lion King along with their fellow cast members sang “Circle of Life” on the subway back in June. You can find the video below!

The cast of Once celebrate their 1,000th performance August 13th. They will be joined by Once composer Glen Hansard during curtain call. Be sure to go if you can!

A second concert for “Stop the Presses”, featuring the cast of Newsies, has added a second show! There will now be two concerts at 7pm and 11:30pm at 54 Below on August 14th (a week from today). Please note that Lewis Grosso will only perform at the 7pm show. You can purchase tickets at 54Below.com!

Hannah Nordberg (Little Miss Sunshine) appears in the season finale of “It Could Be Worse” (Rated TV-MA). You can watch the full episode below. Great job, Hannah!

Eden Duncan-Smith (The Lion King, Fences) has booked a major role in a feature film! She will co-star in “Meadowland”, coming to theaters in 2015, with Olivia Wilde and Luke Wilson. She will soon be seen in Annie in December. Congratulations, Eden!

Peyton Ella, Alexis Paige, Lilli Jacobs, Jordan O’Brien, and Jamieson O’Brien (all from A Little Princess) will perform in the next “A Time to Shine” cabaret in NYC at Stage 72! The event starts at 7pm on August 15th. Doors open at 6:30pm. There’s a $20/cover and a 2 drink/soda minimum. For more information, see this article from BroadwayWorld.com.

And here are pictures from the kids of The Lion King, Motown, and Kinky Boots!

Teshi Thomas

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