FYI: I will be on vacation from today until Sunday so I will not update the blog until Monday. Just a heads up! Also, I apologize for the downtime these past couple days. Something went awry with the host. Anyways, on to the news! New Matildas have been announced! Congratulations to 9 year old Tori Feinstein, 8 year old Eliza Holland Madore (Once), 9 year old Brooklyn Shuck (Annie), and 8 year old Fina Strazza who will take over over the next few weeks! Fina began her run this week. We are thrilled for these girls! We will have them up on our Matilda page shortly. Unfortunately, Motown will close on January 18, 2015. But don’t fear! The production will return to Broadway in 2016. No theater or dates have been announced for the Broadway return. Go see it while you can! Liberty is a new musical coming Off-Broadway to Theatre 80! The production will run October 14-November 25th. Tickets are now on sale at LibertyTheMusical.com. No casting has been announced yet. “If I Stay” is now out in theaters. Be sure to go out and support Chloe Grace Moretz (The Library). Congratulations, Chloe! Tickets for the NYC return of The Grinch are now on sale. Go to TheateratMSG.com to order yours. Lots of Newsies news! First, we’d like to officially congratulate the cast on their 1,000th performance on Thursday! Next, the lottery for the final performances of Newsies will be supersized! 50 people will win tickets to the final performance on August 24th. Get there early. Good luck to all entering! Joshua Colley (Les Miserables, Newsies) recently shared his favorite Newsies memory with BroadwayWorld.com which you can read HERE. Also, I found more Newsies video. Below you’ll find the cast singing “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday” at 54 Below as well as taking on the Ice Bucket Challenge this past Thursday. Enjoy! Kaci Walfall (The Lion King) will appear on an episode of “Person of Interest” on CBS this fall. She will appear on episode 4. No exact date is set. Congratulations, Kaci! Press pictures from the Broadway-bound Finding Neverland have been released. You can view them at Broadway.com. We found even more pictures from Broadway in Bryant Park with the casts of Matilda and Motown. Go to 1067litefm.com and scroll down. Find “Media” and click the appropriate thumbnail. For those who can’t make it to the Misdemeanor: Puppy Love event feat. Raymond Luke Jr. (Motown), you can watch a livestream over HERE. And here are pictures and video from the kids of Newsies, Matilda, The Lion King, Motown, Ruthless!, and Once!