Huge, Gigantic Update (including KINKY and MATILDA cast changes!)

Note: We have created a separate post with all Newsies news. Please check out the post HERE!

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So sorry for the lack of updates! I know a lot has happened since I last updated on Saturday, so here is a gigantic update.

On Your Feet is officially coming to Broadway! The upcoming Broadway production will play the Marquis Theater. Opening night is set for November 5, 2015 with previews set for October 5, 2015. A developmental lab is scheduled for fall 2014 with Chicago tryouts occuring next spring. We do not have an official cast for the Broadway run quite yet. However, the recent reading featured young actors Alexandria Suarez and Ezequiel Pujols.

HUGE congratulations to “The Sound of Music LIVE!” which took home an Emmy this past Saturday! The broadcast won Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for A Miniseries, Movie or Special. The production is still in the running for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special, which will be presented at the Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25th.

A new Matilda starts this week! Please welcome little Fina Strazza to the company. A new batch of Matildas are set to start within the next month, so be on the lookout!

D’Andre Lee has returned to Kinky Boots after a week off. David Austin has departed and is now rehearsing for the national tour of Kinky Boots. Welcome back, D’Andre!

The kids of Matilda were asked by BuzzFeed what they want to do when they grow up. You can read the cute article over HERE!

“Dora and Friends” premiered on Nickelodeon last night. Congratulations to Isabela Moner (Evita) who plays Kate! You can read all about her success in Hollywood and Broadway at Cleveland.com. It’s a great article!

Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita, A Little Princess) is performing in an opera in Italy at the end of the month. The poster has been released and it is beautiful! See it at our Facebook fan page.

Douglas Baldeo (Kinky Boots) recently uploaded videos from his previous dance competitions over at his YouTube channel. Take a look at the playlist below for all the videos!


 
A brand new production photo from the upcoming film version of Annie has been released! Take a look at the image at BroadwayWorld.com.

The kids of Les Miserables and Broadway-bound Finding Neverland participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge. You can watch their videos below! Great job, everyone!


 
The girls of Annie had a mini-reunion in Washington, DC! Jaidyn Young, Georgi James, Taylor Richardson, and Emily Rosenfeld saw The Lion King with Tyrah Skye Odoms playing Young Nala. You can find their adorable reunion picture over HERE!

The kids of Motown took PIX 11 News backstage at Motown and showed them what it’s like to be a kid on Broadway. Watch the video below!


 
The girls of Once took part in the recent special curtain call with Once composer Glen Hansard. Check out Madeleine Pace and Laurel Griggs celebrating with their cast down below!


 
And here are a bunch of pictures from the kids of Les Miserables, The Lion King, Motown, Annie, Matilda, and Ruthless!

Sadie Sink Alexa Shae Niziak Grace Capeless Beatrice Tulchin Analise ScarpaciSophia Anne CarusoTeshi Thomas Raymond Luke Jr.Teshi Thomas Raymond Luke Jr.Sophia Anne CarusoSophia Anne CarusoSophia Anne Caruso

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