James Ignacio, Mateo Lizcano, and Laurissa “Lala” Romain Cast in Virtual Benefit Production of STICKS & STONES, First Look at “Grand Army” with Jaden Jordan, and more!

James Ignacio (The King and I, Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Camp Rolling Hills), Mateo Lizcano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), and Laurissa “Lala” Romain (South Pacific) have been cast in a virtual production of Sticks & Stones to benefit Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation! More details coming soon.

Here’s your first look at Netflix’s “Grand Army,” with Jaden Jordan (Kinky Boots, The Lion King)!

Bookings

Ryan Foust (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Mary Page Marlowe) is now appearing in a commercial for Invisalign!

Gabriel Amoroso (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Medea) has booked a voiceover gig! More details to come.

Delaney Quinn (Waitress) appears in this video for iHeartRadio and L’il Critters Gummies!

New Episodes

“Young Sheldon” star Iain Armitage is this week’s guest on the “Take A Bow” podcast, hosted by Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) and Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin)! Listen now on the Broadway Podcast Network.

The newest episode of the “Little Me” podcast features two special guests, siblings Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda) and Zell Steele Morrow (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Fun Home, Mary Page Marlowe, Really Rosie)! Listen now on the Broadway Podcast Network.

Walter Russell III (The Lion King) shared another episode of his “PAW-cast” tonight, with guest Jesus Del Orden (The Lion King, Kinky Boots)!

Performances

Isabella Iannelli (The Rose Tattoo) performed “Part Of Your World” as part of Unicorn Jazz’s newest episode of “That Thing I Do”!

The original cast of School of Rock covered a Fleetwood Mac hit! Watch on BroadwayWorld.com or below.


Check out this virtually distant rendition of “The Telephone Hour” from Bye Bye Birdie, featuring Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots)!

And check out these pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, The Bedwetter, Trevor, and Frozen!




Jake Ryan Flynn’s Birthday, “Bookmarks” with Caleb McLaughlin Now Streaming On Netflix, Met Opera’s PORGY AND BESS with Emerson Davis Streaming This Weekend, and more!

Happy birthday to Jake Ryan Flynn (Mrs. Doubtfire)! We hope you had a great day, Jake!

“Bookmarks,” a new Netflix series celebrating Black voices and featuring Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek), is now streaming!

The Met Opera’s production of Porgy and Bess, featuring Emerson Davis (Once On This Island), will stream this weekend! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Allie Kiesel (A Christmas Story Live) and Kathryn Zimmer (Matilda) are finalists in BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage: Dance Edition competition! Be sure to vote HERE.

Lilla Crawford (Annie, Billy Elliot, New York Spectacular) is now available for coaching sessions and meet-and-greets via Broadway Plus! Find out more at BroadwayPlus.com.

Carly Rose (Wonderland, Les Miserables) has a brand new single out now called “song of the summer”! Listen on Spotify now.

Broadway alumni Neil McCaffrey (Bye Bye Birdie, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins) and Jack Mastrianni (A Christmas Story), along with fellow members of the University of Michigan Musical Theatre Class of 2021, created a medley of parodies from the most recent Broadway hits! Watch below or on BroadwayWorld.com.

Finally, check out Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) rehearsing for the socially distant concert of his musical The Perfect Fit, happening this weekend at the Sharon Playhouse in Sharon, CT!

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The journey of @theperfectfitmusical continues with band rehearsal for our upcoming concert (we were all over 6ft+ apart + masks and UV cleaning)! I stepped into this “Alexandra” song for rehearsal. I am so amazed by the talent and kindness of these musicians and am honored to work with our MD @julieschadepiano, Assistant MD/bassist @splankatang, drummer @chickscandrum2 and guitarist #claudioraino! I can’t wait for everyone to see this concert LIVE @sharonplayhouse when we add in the amazing cast including, @misskimizzo, @hennihennisanchez, @carlygendell, @thegiannaharris, @elliebellykim and @gracedeamicis! Only a few tickets left to see us at @sharonplayhouse this Saturday at 8pm! Go to sharonplayhouse.org to get tickets! ********* #theperfectfit #broadway #bway #newmusical #boundtowin #sharonplayhouse #sharonct #concert #thesingersmask #band #rehearsal @euphoriastudiosnyc

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Yale Langworthy’s Birthday, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: THE NEXT GENERATION Cast Recording with Joshua Turchin Now Available To Stream, and more!

Happy belated birthday to Yale Langworthy (Trevor), who turned 17 over the weekend! We hope you had a great day, Yale!

The cast recording of Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation, featuring Joshua Turchin (Trevor, The Pill), is now available to stream! Check it out on Spotify now.

“The Stand,” a new series with Broadway alum and “Shadowhunters” star Katherine McNamara (A Little Night Music), arrives on CBS All Access on December 17th! Watch the trailer now:

“Scream 5,” with Jenna Ortega (New York Spectacular), will arrive in theaters on January 14th, 2022! Get more details on MovieWeb.com.

Sawyer Nunes (Gettin’ The Band Back Together, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Finding Neverland, Matilda) has a brand new EP out now called “Throwing Up”! Listen on Spotify.

Listen to the newest episode of “Kyla’s Korner” now, hosted by Kyla Carter (Number the Stars)!

And check out these pictures and videos from the kids of Trevor, Caroline, Or Change, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

Walter Russell III’s Birthday, “Escape From Camp Eerie” Tomorrow Night, and more!

Happy birthday to Walter Russell III (The Lion King)! We hope you had a great day, Walter!

“Escape From Camp Eerie,” the next murder mystery from Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen), is happening tomorrow at 6pm EST! Register at BroadwayWhodunit.com.

“All Together Now,” with Taylor Richardson (Annie, Smokefall, A Christmas Memory), arrived on Netflix yesterday! Stream it now!

“This Is Us,” with Niles Fitch (The Lion King, Our Lady of Kibeho), will return for its fifth season on November 10th!

Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) will appear in the new Netflix series “Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices”! Check out the trailer here:

New Episodes:

Here’s a fun fact: Did you know that Jennifer Damiano received a Tony nomination for her performance as Natalie in Next to Normal during her senior year of high school? The cast of Next to Normal reunited on “Stars In The House” tonight! Watch HERE.

Off-Broadway alum Kyla Carter (Number the Stars) released a new episode of her podcast “Kyla’s Korner”!

Check out the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Delilah Rose Pellow (Anastasia), Bella May Mordus (The Ferryman, Make Believe), and Ava Bates!

New Music:

Brett Gray (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The Secret Life of Bees) has released a brand new single called “Blue”! Listen on DistroKid.com.

Emily Zimmerman (The Bedwetter) has also released a new single, titled “I’m Not Ur Baby”! Listen on Spotify.

And check out these pictures and videos from the kids of Mrs. Doubtfire, The Lion King, and Frozen!

First Trailer for “Julie and the Phantoms” with Sacha Carlson, RUNAWAYS Clip from NY City Center Archives Released, and more!

Check out the first trailer for “Julie and the Phantoms,” with Sacha Carlson (A Christmas Story Live)!

New York City Center has been releasing clips from their archives, including this one from Runaways, performed by Adleesa Edwards and the rest of the company!

Jacob Morrell (Shadowlands) is now appearing in ads for the new Ghostbusters exhibit at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum!

This week, catch Victoria Collett (Waitress) and her sister Francesca in a virtual production of The People Garden! The show performs August 28th-30th and Victoria and Francesca appear in the 123 Cast. Get tickets on PixieDustPlayers.org!

Here’s Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables) performing during Rising Talent Magazine’s recent virtual concert!

New Episodes to Check Out:

Walter Russell III (The Lion King) welcomed a surprise guest to today’s episode of his “Paw”-cast!

Co-hosts Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin) and Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) shared stories from their time on Broadway and more in the newest episode of their podcast “Take A Bow”! Listen HERE.

Finally, this week’s episode of the “Little Me” podcast welcomed former Broadway kid Danielle Ferland (Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George)! Listen HERE.

Kylie Liya Page, Will Meyers, Niles Fitch, and Ava DeMary Cast in “Social Distance”; “Josie & Jack” with Cate Elefante Now Available on iTunes and Amazon; and more!

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Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni Kylie Liya Page (Les Miserables), Will Meyers (Generation Me), Niles Fitch (The Lion King, Our Lady of Kibeho), and Ava DeMary (Matilda, Evita, Billy Elliot) have been cast in Netflix’s anthology series “Social Distance”! Get more details and a full cast list on BroadwayWorld.com.

“Josie & Jack,” a new feature film with Cate Elefante (Waitress) as Young Josie, is now available on iTunes and Amazon!

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My feature film debut is now available on digital and on demand! It was such a thrill to play a small part in @josieandjackfilm. Young Josie and Young Jack meet right in the beginning of the movie ❤️ FYI it is NOT a film that is appropriate for us kiddos. My mom let me watch the scene I was in and that’s it!! So very exciting!! Congrats to @sarahmlancaster for her beautiful directorial debut and for entrusting me to be your Young Josie ❤️ #JosieAndJackFilm #FeatureFilm #FeatureFilmDebut #YoungJosie @parksidetalent #AmazonPrimeVideo . . #Repost @josieandjackfilm with @get_repost ・・・ My directorial debut Josie & Jack @josieandjackfilm is out TODAY! Now avail @iTunes @amazon @fandango anywhere on demand in the US & Canada. Im so proud of this film and my ridiculously talented cast #billfichtner @alexneustaedter @princesssummerfall @annabaryshnikov #owencampbell @missnicholasgorham @emma_kikue #davidholmes @brendanhines and my Josie @olivia_dejonge for carrying it all. You are magic @kelly.braffet I couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you for trusting me with your gorgeous book. @quiverdistribution @tayloranddodge #itunes #amazon #femalefilmmakers

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Mehret Marsh (Tina, The Lion King) and Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord) have joined the lineup for “Voices to End Hunger,” a benefit concert for the Food Bank for New York City! Watch their performances and more at this link tomorrow and be sure to donate!

Here’s a clip of Isabella Iannelli (The Rose Tattoo) performing during a recent Rising Talent Magazine benefit concert for The Actors Fund!

And check out this picture from the kids of Trevor!

Mavis Simpson-Ernst Appears on “What Would You Do?” Tonight, NEWSIES Alumni Perform “Seize the Day” Socially-Distanced, and more!

Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess) will appear on ABC’s “What Would You Do?” tonight!

Alumni of Newsies performed a socially-distanced rendition of “Seize the Day”! Watch the video on Playbill.com.

This week, Jesus Del Orden (Kinky Boots, The Lion King) will co-MC two upcoming Rybin Entertainment showcases with Kevin Chacón (Nickelodeon’s “Santiago of the Seas”) and Agatha Celleri (“Hustlers”)! Tune in to “Once Upon a Lost Land” HERE and about “Waiting for Peter Pan” HERE.

Watch Sami Bray’s (The Bedwetter, 1984) performance during one of Rising Talent Magazine’s recent online concerts!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Tina, The Lion King, Flying Over Sunset, and Trevor!




Jenna Ortega Writing Book “It’s All Love,” Montgomery Lamb Appearing in Virtual Production of SEUSSICAL This Weekend, and more!

Jenna Ortega (New York Spectacular) has written a book called It’s All Love, set to come out January 5th, 2021! Find out more on JustJaredJr.com.

Tune in this weekend to see Montgomery Lamb (School of Rock) in a virtual production of Seussical!

Caroline Basu (School of Rock) is doing a Zoom Q&A this week, on August 30th!

In addition, check out Caroline performing in a medley of songs from Matilda as part of this past weekend’s “Connected by Musicals” concert!

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We had an amazing time last night and everyone was incredible! It’s impossible to choose a favourite performance cos they were all so good, but one thing that we all loved was our finale video. Matilda is a very special show to many of us. Five of the performers have played the role of Matilda in various productions, and for some of us it’s the first West End show that we saw, including myself. Here’s the video we managed to put together in under a week. These singers come from different parts of the UK and the US. Although we are more than 4,000 miles apart, we are connected by musicals. We all enjoyed doing it and we hope you enjoy our Matilda medley too 📚🐛🦎 • #ConnectedByMusicals #LoveOfMusicals #MatildaTheMusical #Matilda #MatildaMedley #WhenIGrowUp #Naughty #SofiaSwade #AllieJoseph #GracieBryant #CarolineBasu #NicolaTurner #LilyMaeEvans #MaddyKayHarris #BrendanHarris #IslaCurry #CharlottePourretWythe #JemimaBrooke #HeleddDavis #MusicalTheatre

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Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie) has booked a couple of voiceover gigs! More details to come.

Delilah Rose Pellow (Anastasia) covered “Landslide” with her sister Josephine Pellow and Molly Richardson (Matilda tour) in honor of Naya Rivera.

Check out these pictures from the kids of The Lion King and The Bedwetter!

Finally, here’s a fun fact: did you know that Natalie Portman made her Broadway debut at age 16 in The Diary of Anne Frank? Shout-out to Bygone Broadway for sharing this photo!

Caroline Basu Performs in “Connected by Musicals” Concert, Andrew Barth Feldman in Virtual Production of OUR OFFERING Tomorrow, and more!

Caroline Basu (School of Rock) took part in the “Connected by Musicals” concert earlier today on Love of Musicals’ Facebook page!

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So excited to be a part of an amazing Connected By Musicals concert on Love of Musicals Facebook @loveofmusicals this Saturday at 2:30 ET, 7:30 in London with AMAZING performers from The West End, Broadway and US and UK tours. Singing one of my favorites for years that I have somehow never performed and a duet with my brother. Finale is a song medley from one of my VERY favorite shows that I’ve ever done (hint: it’s 1 of the 4 shows that I played the title role in 😉) • • • • • • • • • #connectedbymusicals #musicaltheatre #broadway #westend #broadwaytour #theatrekids #musicalkids #youngtalent #loveofmusicals #performingarts #theatre #maddiekayharris #brendanharris #lilymaeevans #nicolaturner #carolinebasu #sofiaswade #graciebryant #alliejoseph #islaturner #charlottepourretwythe #jemimabrooke #heledddavis

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Get your tickets for a virtual production of Our Offering with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen), happening tomorrow at 7pm EST!

And here are pictures from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

NEWSIES Streams On Playbill Tonight, Tony Awards To Be Held Online This Fall, and more!

Newsies is streaming for free on Playbill’s website tonight! Make sure to donate to The Actors Fund during or after the broadcast!

The Tony Awards will be held online this fall! Find out more from TonyAwards.com.

Rising Talent Magazine is holding another livestream on their Instagram page all day tomorrow to benefit The Actors Fund! Alumni participating include Amaris Sanchez (On Your Feet), Sami Bray (The Bedwetter, 1984), Charlie Tassone (Frozen), Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables), and Isabella Iannelli (The Rose Tattoo). Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

See if you can spot Emma Lyles (Betrayal) in advertisements for Cat & Jack the next time you’re at Target!

Finally, check out the following new episodes of podcasts and other shows:

Kelsey Fowler (Bonnie and Clyde, Sunday in the Park with George, Mary Poppins, Grey Gardens) joined the “Little Me” podcast this week!

Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos, Really Rosie) is this week’s guest on the “Take A Bow” podcast, hosted by Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) and Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin)!

Another new episode of “Kyla’s Korner,” hosted by Kyla Carter (Number the Stars) as part of “The Mark White Show,” will air tomorrow at 8am PST / 11am EST!

Check out the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Casey Butler (Finding Neverland), Zoe Latanision, and Camy Josephine!