Drama Desk Award Nominations Announcement Tomorrow, SAMARA Extends Run, and more!

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Remember to tune in to the Drama Desk Award nominations, streaming on TheaterMania beginning at 10am EST tomorrow morning! Get more details HERE.

Samara has extended its run through May 14th! Find out more on TheaterMania.com.

Watch the full episode of “The Americans” featuring Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess) on FXNetworks.com!

Check out pictures of the cast of Waitress celebrating the show’s 1-year anniversary on BroadwayWorld.com!

The Lion King took home Best Presentation at this year’s BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition, and Sunday in the Park with George raised the second most amount of money! Find out more about the Easter Bonnet results on Playbill.com.

Gabby Pizzolo (Fun Home, Matilda) has joined the cast of a reading of Pamela’s First Musical! Find out more about the reading and the show, based on a children’s book by Wendy Wasserstein, on Playbill.com.

Congratulations to Luca Padovan (School of Rock, Newsies), who has been cast in Marvin’s Room! The show will bow on Broadway this summer with Roundabout Theatre Company. Also, Luca talked about what it’s like to be a kid on Broadway on Backstage.com!

Take a look at some pictures from yesterday’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular for the role of Clara!



Jake Katzman (Kinky Boots) has booked his first horror film! Find out more and see some pictures of Jake on set:


Ethan Haberfield (Mary Poppins) and Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story) will host A Time To Shine on May 7th! The lineup includes Jeremy Todd Shinder (Runaways, A Christmas Story). Get more details:


I'm so excited to be doing a new cabaret on May 7 hosted by 2 of my good friends, Ethan Haberfield and Analise Scarpaci.

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Lianah Sta. Ana appears in Week 5 of the “American Dream” Broadway.com vlog at Miss Saigon! Watch it below:

Paul Luke Bonenfant will go on for Zack in School of Rock on April 28th, April 29th, and May 1st! Find out more in his Instagram post:


Come see me as Zack in @sormusical this Friday, Saturday, and Monday!! (28,29,1st) #guitar #broadwaykids @broadwayunderstudies

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And here are pictures from the kids of Waitress and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

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SCHOOL OF ROCK Open Call, Pictures from FUN HOME, ON YOUR FEET, and more!

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Get the details about an open call in Atlanta for School of Rock for African-American girls ages 8-12 in the Facebook post below!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Fun Home, On Your Feet, School of Rock, Hairspray Live, Falsettos, Waitress, and The Lion King!

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THE LAYOVER Closes, THE LION KING and SCHOOL OF ROCK Cast Departures, and more!

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Happy Trails to Arica Himmel and the company of The Layover, which closed today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Arica!

Happy Trails to Kyliegh Curran, who played her final performance as Young Nala in The Lion King today. We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Kyliegh!

UPDATE (9/19/16): Shahadi has not left the show just yet!
Finally, happy trails to Shahadi Wright Joseph, who played her final performance as Madison in School of Rock today! She was also an understudy for Tomika. We can’t wait to see you in Hairspray Live and whatever else comes next, Shahadi! Here she is performing “If Only You Would Listen” in Orlando, Florida:

Luca Padovan (School of Rock, Newsies) and Sofia Roma Rubino (School of Rock, Matilda) took over BroadwayWorld’s Twitter account today!

Congrats to Josiah Jacoby (Dream Street), who will appear on “Mind of a Murderer” on Investigation Discovery on September 26th! Find out more:

Sophie Knapp (Once, Dream Street, A Little Princess) has booked a national commercial! Congratulations, Sophie! Get more information:

Here’s a sneak peek at “Curbside Waltz,” starring Tre Jones (The Lion King) and Olivia Chun (The King and I)!

Cabaret for a Cause performed at 92Y Street Fest today at 3:30pm! Get more information about the performance in their Facebook post:

Here’s Sophia Anne Caruso (Blackbird, Lazarus, Runaways, The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!) singing “Life on Mars” on the Lazarus cast recording!

Here’s Aviva Winick (Matilda) singing “Naughty” at the New York Public Library! (She starts at 1:32.)

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Kinky Boots, School of Rock, The Lion King, On Your Feet, and Falsettos!





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CHARLIE BROWN Cast Album Released, Peyton Royce Lusk Joins FALSETTOS, and more!

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The You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown cast album is out now! Get it on BroadwayRecords.com.

Peyton Royce Lusk has joined the cast of Falsettos as the Jason understudy! Find out more:


First day into the theatre! Peyton and I are already having so much fun! #falsettos #sohappy #understudydoppelganger

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Evie Dolan (School of Rock) and Bobbi MacKenzie (School of Rock) will take over the BroadwayWorld Instagram on Sunday! Get more details:


Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) will be at the Broadway Flea Market Autograph Table and Photo Booth this Sunday from 1:00pm-1:50pm! Get more information on Playbill.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Falsettos, Waitress, The Lion King, Fun Home, School of Rock, and On Your Feet!

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LAZARUS Cast Album Coming Out October 21st, LYRICS FOR LIFE Photo Coverage, and more!

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The Lazarus cast album is due to come out October 21st! Find out more on Broadway.com.

Check out photo coverage from Lyrics for Life on BroadwayWorld.com!

Get to know Bobbi MacKenzie (School of Rock) on BroadwayBox.com!

Nico Bustamante (A Room of My Own) will co-star as Frank Gotti in a new film called “The Life and Death of John Gotti”! Find out more:


And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Fun Home, School of Rock, The Lion King, Matilda, On Your Feet, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, and Waitress!

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Photo Coverage from FUN HOME Closing Night, Sofia Roma Rubino on for Summer in SCHOOL OF ROCK, and more!

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Check out photo coverage from closing night of Fun Home on Broadway.com, BroadwayWorld.com, and TheaterMania.com!

Sofia Roma Rubino (Matilda) will be on for Summer in School of Rock today through September 17th! Get more information in her Facebook post:

Check out photo coverage from TheaterMania’s block party this past Sunday HERE!

Get a first look at “The Son,” featuring Sydney Lucas (Fun Home), on EW.com!

Go behind the scenes of “Curbside Waltz,” a new short film featuring Olivia Chun (The King and I) and Tre Jones (The Lion King), in these pictures:

Here’s video of Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek), and their “Stranger Things” castmates decorating waffles with BuzzFeed!

And here’s pictures and videos from the kids of Cabaret for a Cause, Fun Home, School of Rock, and Waitress!

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FUN HOME and RUTHLESS Take Their Final Bows, LYRICS FOR LIFE Raises Awareness Tonight, plus more!

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Happy Trails to the companies of Ruthless! and Fun Home! We can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you.

TONIGHT: Kids of the Arts presents Lyrics for Life, which will play Symphony Space to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Break a leg, everyone!

TOMORROW: The Cabaret for a Cause kids will sing at Pier 36 to commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11. Performances will take place at 9am and 11am. Performers include Sophia Gennusa (Matilda), Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables), Sophie Koski, Ellie Poon (A Christmas Story tour), Sam Poon (The King and I), William Poon (The King and I), Joshua Turchin (A Christmas Story tour). Get more info HERE.

Join Ava Briglia, Aviva Winick, and Willow McCarthy (Matilda) at Strand Bookstore in NYC for a performance, a reading, and a craft on Sept. 13th! The fun starts at 11am. And it’s free!

In case you missed the cast of The Lion King at Broadway Sessions, you’re in luck! You can catch the full FB livestream of the event down below:

The You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown kids will take the stage at TheatreMania’s block party tomorrow at 2:30pm. See why they’re excited about the block party at TheatreMania.com!

Today, Luca Padovan and Isabella Russo (School Of Rock) took over Broadway Box’s Instagram for the day! We’ll have pix from their takeover here tomorrow.

Fiddler on the Roof will have a slightly different schedule this October! Get more details at TheatreMania.com.

Congrats to Tahlia Ellie (The Gray Man) who appeared on “Unraveled” this week on Investigation Discovery. Video is coming soon! In the mean time, take a look at these pix below!

Here’s another video from Elsie Fest with Stranger Things‘s Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King) and Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables) singing “Fugue for Tinhorns”!

And here are more pictures and video from the kids of The Lion King, The Layover, School of Rock, Fun Home, and Matilda!


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DISASTER! Cast Album Out Now, Mateo Lizcano Joins RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, and more!

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The Disaster! cast album is out now! Get it on BroadwayRecords.com.

Congratulations to Mateo Lizcano, who has joined the company of this year’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular as Patrick! Get more information in his Facebook post:

Luca Padovan (School of Rock, Newsies) will host Runway Heroes 2016 at Bloomingdale’s tomorrow! Find out more:


Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin) has been cast in the role of Manny in the film “Benji the Dove”! Get more details:


Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) will appear on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” tonight at 11:35/10:35c on ABC! Get more information in his Instagram post:


You might want to check out Jimmy Kimmel tomorrow on @abcnetwork

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Here’s Gaten, his sister Sabrina, and Darren Criss singing “Lay Me Down” at Elsie Fest!

Check out Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek), his sister Caitlyn, and Darren Criss singing “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King”!

Ava Della Pietra will go on as Summer at School of Rock September 18-21! Get more details about her performance schedule HERE.

“Good Funk,” a new film featuring Leonay Shepherd (Little Miss Sunshine), will premiere in the Harlem International Film Festival on September 17th! Find out more in her Facebook post:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Fun Home, Matilda, School of Rock, and Ruthless!

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A DAY BY THE SEA Extends, New ON YOUR FEET Performance Schedule, and more!

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A Day by the Sea has extended through October 23rd! Get more information on TheaterMania.com.

On Your Feet has announced a new performance schedule! The show will have performances Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 2pm, Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday at 2pm and 8pm. Get more details on Playbill.com.

I wrote an Odyssey piece on Lyrics for Life, complete with interviews from Laura Luc; Lyrics for Life performers Dylan Brod (Dream Street), Zachary Brod (On a Stool at the End of the Bar, Dream Street), Victoria Csatay, Alex-Renee Davies, Raquel Wallace (Dream Street), Jolie Rose Wasserman, and Madison Zamor (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Dream Street); and performers from past years Megan Johnson and Devynn Pedell (Mary Poppins). Read it on TheOdysseyOnline.com!

You’re gonna miss Fun Home when they’re gone! Check out their music video of “When I’m Gone” below:

Watch Swayam Bhatia (Dream Street) and Madeleine Pace (Once) on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”!

Here’s a sneak peek at Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) and Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) on “Chelsea”!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of On Your Feet, School of Rock, and Kinky Boots!




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New MATILDA Cast Members Debut Tonight, THE LION KING Kids at Broadway Sessions Thursday, and more!

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Austyn Johnson (Dream Street, Matilda tour), Trey Middleton (Matilda tour), and Serena Quadrato (Matilda tour) are making their Broadway debuts in Matilda tonight! Austyn will be playing Amanda, Serena will be playing Lavender, and Trey will be the swing for Bruce and Tommy. Get more information in KOTA’s post about Austyn below:


The kids of The Lion King are appearing at Broadway Sessions this Thursday night! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Kolette Tetlow (Iowa) and Graham Montgomery (Kinky Boots) are working on a new project in South Korea! Find out more:


And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Fun Home, On Your Feet, School of Rock, and Lyrics for Life!


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