Happy Opening to The Piano Lesson!

Casting for the role of Clara/Ellie in this year’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been announced! Katarina Carney, Pilar Gamboa, and Kiera Sun have been cast in this year’s production. Congratulations!

Additionally, New York City Center’s production of Parade has announced casting! Gaten Matarazzo (Dear Evan Hansen, Les Miserables, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert), Erin Rose Doyle, Sophia Manicone, and Sofie Poliakoff have joined the production. Performances begin on November 1st.

Happy Belated Birthday to Ethen Green-Younger (The Music Man)!

Matilda (featuring The Grinch Musical alumni Bebe Massey, Chantelle Tonolete, and Lyla Toplass) released a brand new trailer today! The film has also shifted its UK/Ireland release date to November 25th instead of December 2nd. The movie’s soundtrack will be released digitally on November 18th and in physical CD formats on December 2nd.

Two Broadway productions with young Broadway alumni began previews this week! Skye Alyssa Friedman (Annie) is a swing at Kimberly Akimbo and Major Curda (The Little Mermaid, Radio City Christmas Spectacular) is appearing in K-POP. Break a leg!

Enjoy these pictures from opening night of Leopoldstadt!


And watch video interviews courtesy of BroadwayWorld HERE! Also, watch the opening night bows below:


And here’s a brand new production photo:


Look for Jaxon Cain Grundleger (Leopoldstadt) in a new commercial for The Ultimate Spaceship!


You can see Sofie Poliakoff (Parade) in Broadway Dreams’ 2022 NYC Showcase on November 21st at 8pm. Get more info HERE.

Check out this interview the cast of The Bandaged Place did ahead of their first bow:


And take a look at these photos from rehearsals and a recent press event!


Emily Hoder and Michael Cash (The Music Man) received shout-outs during Sutton Foster’s recent appearance on “The Tonight Show”! Watch the clip below:


Take a look at these brand new production shots from A Raisin in the Sun!


The Public Theater’s Richard III will air on PBS in Spring 2023! More details to follow.

You can see Joshua Turchin (Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), Max Bartos (Sing Street Off-Broadway), and more in “Missed My Chance” at 54 Below in November! Get tickets HERE. Also, you can see Max and Joshua when Max plays Berlin Under A on October 23rd! More details below:



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Kaylin Hedges (The Bedwetter) will perform during TGR42 Sings Disney Villains on October 31st at 7pm! Get in-person and livestream tickets HERE.

In case you missed it, you can watch all the performances from Growing Up Broadway’s “Aged Out” event below:

Here’s a recap of all the TV news featuring Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni:

-Congrats to Katherine McNamara (Freeform’s “Shadowhunters”, A Little Night Music), whose new show “Walker Independence” just premiered on The CW! Watch it now on CW Seed.
-Congratulations to “The Winchesters”, starring Meg Donnelly (Sound of Music Live, Disney Channel’s “Zombies”), which premiered this week on The CW! You can also watch it on CW Seed.
-“The Midnight Club”, with William Chris Sumpter (Matilda), is now streaming on Netflix!
Joshua Colley (Les Miserables, Newsies) has been cast in the upcoming series “Dead Boy Detectives”!
-Congrats to Chance Smith (The Tap Dance Kid), who now lends his voice to PBS’s “Alma’s Way”!
-Shout out to Walter Russell III (MJ, The Lion King), who was recently seen on two TV dramas – “Let The Right One In” on Showtime and “The Good Fight” on Paramount+!
Donovan Bazemore (The Lion King) has been cast in Netflix’s upcoming series “Survival of the Thickest”!
Alexander Bello (Caroline, Or Change, The Tap Dance Kid, The Rose Tattoo, All My Sons) will return to “And Just Like That” season 2!
-The trailer for “Wednesday”, starring Jenna Ortega (NY Spectacular, “Scream 5”, “X”) has been released! Watch it below:

-“The Really Loud House”, with Catherine Bradley (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), will premiere on Nickelodeon on November 3rd! Watch the trailer:


“Mr. Harrigan’s Phone” with Alexa Niziak (Matilda, A Christmas Story, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof), streaming on Netflix!

Ella Rubin (The Rose Tattoo) has been cast in the new Amazon Prime movie “The Idea of You”! More details to follow.

Watch the trailer for “Gift of Fear”, starring Isa Antonetti (Evita)!

Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, Mrs. Doubtfire, A Christmas Story) has added Mitchell Sink (Matilda) to her concert “Pathetic Little Dreamer”, happening on October 19th at 54 Below! The show also now has a livestreaming option. You can purchase in-person tickets HERE and livestream tickets HERE.

Congrats to Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda), who recently released her first album called “Sessions for a Sick Person”! Listen below:

Brett Gray (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Netflix’s “On My Block”) is going on tour with Ambre! Get tickets HERE.

And here’s a rundown of all the regional, virtual, operatic, and off-off-Broadway productions featuring Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni that you can see now or in the future:

  • Alayna Martus (The Lion King), Ella Dane Morgan (Waitress), and Romy Fay (Leopoldstadt) are appearing in Kids of the Arts’ virtual production of “A Little Princess”, now streaming on January 8th! Purchase tickets HERE. Please be aware that this show is multi-cast before purchasing your ticket.
  • Kavon Newman (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) is rotating the role of Ralphie Parker in A Christmas Story at Marriott Theatre in Chicago! Get tickets HERE.
  • Patrick Scott McDermott (Flying Over Sunset) has been cast in Metropolitan Opera’s production of “The Hours”, playing this fall! Get tickets HERE.
  • Avery Sell (Mrs. Doubtfire) has been cast in John W. Engeman Theater’s production of A Christmas Story! Get tickets HERE.
  • You can see Ethan Joseph (Tina) and Deandre Sevon (Runaways) in Still… as part of Ensemble Studio Theatre’s 38th Marathon of One-Act Plays (Series A)! The play runs October 16th-November 13th. Get tickets HERE.

Watch Amanda Swickle (Tink) sing the National Anthem for a recent NY Rangers game!


Catch up on brand new podcast episodes from “Take A Bow” and “Little Me”!

And check out these pictures from Leopoldstadt, The Lion King, and Parade!


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