THE LION KING Plays 8000th Performance Tonight, “Beaches” Remake on Lifetime Tonight, and more!

Congratulations to the company of The Lion King, which played its 8000th performance last night! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Tonight, the “Beaches” remake featuring Grace Capeless (The Lion King, Matilda, A Christmas Story) and Gabriella Pizzolo (Fun Home, Matilda) aired at 8pm on Lifetime! Congrats!

Colin Critchley (New York Spring Spectacular, Waiting for Godot, Kinky Boots) will be seen in the upcoming films “Breaking Brooklyn” and “Life Now, Life Then”! Get more details on his IMDb page.

Congrats to Isabella Russo (The Mother of Invention, School of Rock), who has booked an NBC pilot! Find out more on Deadline.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, School of Rock, Kinky Boots, Everybody, On Your Feet, and Waitress!

 

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FALSETTOS Cast to Perform at Barnes & Noble, Vote for Gaten Matarazzo in the Shorty Awards, and more!

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Anthony Rosenthal and his Falsettos co-stars will perform at Barnes & Noble to celebrate the release of their cast album! Find out more on TheaterMania.com.

Vote for Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) in the Shorty Awards HERE!

Congratulations to Gregory Diaz IV (Matilda, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown), who has joined Matilda on tour!

Cate Elefante (Waitress) chats with The Broadway Wiz about her Broadway role HERE!

Alexa Shae Niziak (Women Without Men, Matilda, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Christmas Story), as well as Godspell Cast of 2032 alum Montana Byrne, has booked a web series! Find out more:

Alumni Swayam Bhatia (Dream Street), Sofia Roma Rubino (School of Rock, Matilda), and Lilyana Cornell (Les Miserables) are part of the School of Rock promo team! Watch a recent performance here:

Watch the Broadway Matildas perform “When I Grow Up” at Matildapalooza in the video below!

Happy National Equity Swing Day! We honor all past and present Broadway kid swings, like Ellie Kim, Paul Luke Bonenfant, Ava Della Pietra, and Jason Kisare, pictured below at School of Rock!

Our founder Lindsay hung out with Rileigh McDonald (Matilda) in LA last night and had a blast! Here they are together:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, The Lion King, The Mother of Invention, Anastasia, and Kinky Boots!

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Video from “Matildapalooza,” “The Americans” to Premiere March 5th, and more!

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Watch the Broadway Matildas sing “You Matter To Me” at “Matildapalooza” on Tumblr!

“The Americans,” starring Holly Taylor (Billy Elliot), will premiere March 5th at 10/9c on FX! Get more details on TVSeriesFinale.com.

Nerghiz Sarki (Fiddler on the Roof, Dream Street) shares her Broadway story with Justice in the video below!



Over the weekend, lots of Broadway kids joined together to support PEN America! Here’s Abigail Shapiro (Liberty, How the Grinch Stole Christmas) singing the National Anthem at the event:

Here’s a clip from performing the national anthem yesterday!

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BroadwayCon will host two back-to-back Broadway Kid panels! Lineups now include Ava Briglia (Matilda), Erica Simone Barnett (Matilda), Ben Cook (Billy Elliot, Ragtime), Sophia Gennusa (Doctor Zhivago, Matilda), Heidi Gray (Annie tour), Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables), Sarah Charles Lewis (Tuck Everlasting), Jake Lucas (The King and I, Newsies), Sydney Lucas (Fun Home), Brooklyn Nelson (Matilda), Taylor Richardson (Smokefall, A Christmas Memory, Annie), Allie Trimm (Bye Bye Birdie, 13), Ava Ulloa (Matilda), and Kaci Walfall (The Lion King). Find out more:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, The Lion King, Waitress, and Kinky Boots!

 

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HOLIDAY INN Closes, “The Son” to Premiere April 8th, and more!

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Happy Trails to Morgan Gao and the company of Holiday Inn, which played its final performance today. We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Morgan!

“The Son,” featuring Sydney Lucas (Fun Home), will premiere on April 8th at 9/8c on AMC! Get more details on Deadline.com.

Congratulations to Rachel Quiner (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), who joins Austyn Johnson (Matilda, Dream Street) in “The Greatest Showman on Earth”! Find out more:


And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, School of Rock, On Your Feet, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

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HOLIDAY INN Livestream on BroadwayHD Tonight, Pictures from CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, and more!

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Tonight is the Holiday Inn livestream! Be sure to get your passes at BroadwayHD.com.

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

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YBAN at AMELIE Pre-Broadway Tryout, “Just Add Magic” Season 2 Streaming Now, and more!

YBAN’s Lindsay caught the pre-Broadway tryout of Amelie last night in L.A.! She says New York is in for a treat!

Season 2 of “Just Add Magic,” featuring Judah Bellamy (Matilda, The Lion King), is streaming on Amazon now! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

The Tampa Bay Times wrote a sweet article about Ryan Foust‘s journey to Broadway with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! Read it on TampaBay.com.

Seth Steinberg (If I Forget) talked to the Chicago Tribune about studying at the Actors Training Center! Check out the article HERE.

Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) will perform at the Young Entertainers Awards on March 19th! Find out more:


And here are pictures from the kids of If I Forget, Waitress, School of Rock, Kinky Boots, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

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“The Bishops” Reading Adds Extra Performance, Mehret Marsh on “What Would You Do?,” and more!

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The reading of The Bishops, featuring Jeremy T. Villas (Kinky Boots, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown), now has two performances! The show will perform on January 19th and January 21st. Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out Mehret Marsh (The Lion King) and Theo Silverman (Once tour) on “What Would You Do?” in the video below!

Ava Briglia (Matilda) has a few voiceover projects and a Discovery TV project on the way! Find out more:


And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, School of Rock, Kinky Boots, Waitress, and The Lion King!

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ANASTASIA Casting Announced, Nathaniel Logan McIntyre Books Role in “Magic Camp,” and more!

Congratulations to Nicole Scimeca (Grinch Nashville), who will make her Broadway debut in Anastasia! Get more details about the casting on Playbill.com.

Nathaniel Logan McIntyre (The Lion King) has booked a role in the upcoming Disney film “Magic Camp”! Find out more on MovieWeb.com.

Jeremy T. Villas (Kinky Boots, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown) will take part in a reading of The Bishops on January 19th! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita, A Little Princess, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown) will guest star on “The Americans”! Find out more:

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

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Photo Coverage from “Matildapalooza,” Madyson Pellegrino in Claritin Commercial, and more!

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Check out photo coverage from “Matildapalooza,” a reunion of all the Broadway Matildas, on BroadwayWorld.com!

Madyson Pellegrino (Dream Street) is in a new Nick At Nite commercial for Claritin! Watch it below:


Check out the final episode of “Looks Not Books,” the Matilda Broadway.com vlog, HERE!

Watch the final curtain for Falsettos on Playbill.com!

Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) and Caleb McLaughlin (The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, The Lion King) took part in the opening of the Golden Globes! Watch below:

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

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A BRONX TALE To Perform on “Good Morning America,” THE SECRET GARDEN Revival In The Works, and more!

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A Bronx Tale will perform on “Good Morning America” on January 17th! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

A Broadway revival of The Secret Garden is in the works! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos) and Hudson Loverro (A Bronx Tale) talked about being kids on Broadway with the New York Post! Read the article HERE.

Tonight is the first night of “Matildapalooza” at 54 Below, a reunion of the Broadway Matildas! Get more information HERE.

Watch a full video of Cate Elefante (Waitress) rocking out with Sara Bareilles at Cast Album Karaoke below!

“Middle School,” featuring Isabela Moner (Evita), is out on DVD and iTunes now!

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

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