CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Announces Cast Album and Rush Policy, ANNIE Celebrates 40th Anniversary, and more!

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has announced that they will record a cast album and that they will begin a policy for rush tickets! Get more details about both on TheaterMania.com.

Happy 40th Anniversary to Annie, which originally opened on Broadway on this day in 1977!

“Shadowhunters,” starring Broadway alum Katherine McNamara (A Little Night Music), has been renewed for its third season! Find out more on Deadline.com.

The casts of Kinky Boots, The Lion King, A Bronx Tale, and many other shows will perform at this year’s Easter Bonnet Competition! In addition, Waitress and Sunday in the Park with George will be among the shows honored in a bonnet parade. Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out Austyn Johnson (Matilda, Dream Street) featured in US Weekly!


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And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Sunday in the Park with George, Miss Saigon, Amelie, Anastasia, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Waitress, School of Rock, and Kinky Boots!

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Mavis Simpson-Ernst in SPELLBOUND Tomorrow, Maya Jade Frank on “Bizaardvark” Again, and more!

Tomorrow, catch Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess) in a reading of Spellbound! Find out more:

Maya Jade Frank (Evita, Mary Poppins, A Little Princess) will be back on “Bizaardvark” this Sunday at 8:30pm on Disney Channel! Get more details:


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Here’s a quick vlog from Finn Douglas (Radio City Christmas Spectacular)!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Waitress, and more!


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A BRONX TALE Casting Announced, GoFundMe from Giuseppe Bausilio, and more!

Hudson Loverro (Kinky Boots tour, Ragtime on Ellis Island) and Athan Sporek (Les Miserables, A Day by the Sea) have joined the cast of A Bronx Tale! Hudson will play Young Calogero, and Athan will be the alternate for Young Calogero. Congrats, boys! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Alum Giuseppe Bausilio (Newsies, Billy Elliot), who has appeared in Aladdin and Cats on Broadway since, and is supposed to be in the cast of Hello, Dolly! next year, needs your help! Take a look at his GoFundMe page for his medical expenses HERE.

BroadwayWorld has a ton of coverage from Broadway Flea Market! Check out photos of the booths HERE, and pictures from the autograph table including Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) HERE. Finally, you can watch a video of all the booths you may have missed below or HERE!

“The Women’s Bathroom Project,” a new film featuring Alyssa Marvin (Dream Street, Number the Stars), will screen next month in New York! Find out more in Alyssa’s Facebook post:

“Containment,” featuring Zachary Unger (Big Fish, Chaplin, Newsies), is coming to Netflix on October 21st! Get more information on Inquisitr.com.

And here are pictures from the kids of The King and I, Les Miserables, Matilda, Billy Elliot, Fun Home, School of Rock, Waitress, and On Your Feet!

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Pictures and Videos from the Kids of THE KING AND I, SCHOOL OF ROCK, and more!

Check out these pictures and videos from the kids of The King and I, School of Rock, Matilda, On Your Feet, New York Spectacular, Les Miserables, Fun Home, and She Loves Me!








Christie Kim’s Birthday, MATILDA and THE KING AND I Cast Departures, and more!

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Happy birthday to Christie Kim (The King and I)! We hope you had a great day, Christie!

Happy Trails to Alexandra Vlachos, who finished her run as the title role in Matilda last night! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Ali!

Happy Trails as well to Lynn Masako Cheng and Adriana Braganza, who played their final performance as Royal Children in The King and I today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for both of you!

The Lucille Lortel Awards are tonight! Break a leg to Sophia Anne Caruso (Lazarus, The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!), who is nominated!

Lilyana Cornell will return to Les Miserables soon for 2 weeks! More details to come.

Tunes in Times Square was today, featuring a lot of young Broadway talent! Find out more about the event HERE.

Over the weekend at School of Rock, Gavin Kim and Jersey Sullivan debuted as Zack and Hayden Wall (Soul Doctor) played Mason! Congrats to all! Check out their pictures from this weekend below:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, On Your Feet, Matilda, Fun Home, Waitress, and She Loves Me!









YBAN at MATILDA and DISASTER!, TINK Coming to New York Musical Festival, and more!

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I was able to see Matilda tonight, and Alexandra Vlachos gave a fantastic final performance! Happy Trails, Ali! I also saw Cole Alex Edelstein as Bruce, Zoe Manarel (A Little Princess) as Lavender, Gavin Swartz as Nigel, GiaNina Paolantonio as Amanda, Ian Saraceni (The King and I) as Eric, Akira Golz as Alice, Talia Ryder as Hortensia, and Meliki Hurd as Tommy. Congrats to all on a great show and to Ali on a great run as Matilda!

Also, YBAN’s Emily saw Disaster! tonight and says that Baylee Littrell did an awesome job as Ben/Lisa! The show was hilarious!

Tink is coming to New York Musical Festival (NYMF) this summer! Get more information on NYMF.org.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Disaster!, School of Rock, Kinky Boots, Waitress, Les Miserables, Fun Home, Matilda, and Tuck Everlasting!













WAITRESS Opening Night, Aviva Winick Joins the Company of MATILDA, and more!

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Happy opening to the company of Waitress! Congratulations to Claire and McKenna Keane and everyone else involved!

Congratulations to Aviva Winick (The Sound of Music tour, Grinch tour), who made her Broadway debut as the title role in Matilda today! Get more information in KOTA’s post:

“Little Boxes” is coming to Netflix! Congrats to Oona Laurence (Matilda), Gabriel Rush (Billy Elliot), and Colin Critchley (New York Spring Spectacular, Kinky Boots, Waiting for Godot), who are all featured in it. Get more information on Variety.com.

Lots of Broadway kids will be performing at Tunes in Times Square on May 1st! Get more information on MagicalMusic.org.

Get discount tickets to School of Rock for this Tuesday night! Check out the Instagram post below for the discount code and more information:


Congratulations to Holly Taylor (Billy Elliot), who has booked a lead role in a feature film! Find out more below:

Check out these video highlights from Waitress!

Here’s video of Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) performing “Ring of Keys” after a performance of Disaster!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Tuck Everlasting, Matilda, On Your Feet, and School of Rock!













Nathaniel Cullors on “Little Big Shots” TONIGHT, Jake and Sydney Lucas Interviewed for National Siblings Day, and more!

Tonight, Nathaniel Cullors (Motown) will appear on “Little Big Shots” on NBC at 8pm! Make sure to tune in!

Broadway siblings Jake Lucas (The King and I, Newsies, Peter Pan LIVE) and Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) were interviewed by BroadwayWorld in honor of National Siblings Day today! Read the article, which also includes interviews with Adam and Arielle Jacobs and Celia, Maggie, and Andrew Keenan-Bolger, on BroadwayWorld.com.

Baylee Littrell will perform with his dad, Brian Littrell, at Tuesday’s performance of Disaster! Get more information in the Twitter post below:


Nicholas Barasch (She Loves Me, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, West Side Story) stopped by Broadway.com’s “Live at Five”! Watch it HERE.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Finding Neverland, The King and I, Tuck Everlasting, Matilda, Les Miserables, On Your Feet, and Ruthless!
























THE CRUCIBLE Opening Night, TUCK EVERLASTING First Preview, and more!

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Happy opening to the company of The Crucible! Break a leg, Elizabeth Teeter (The Audience, Mary Poppins)!

Happy first preview to the company of Tuck Everlasting! Break a leg, everyone!

Congratulations to Meliki Hurd, who went on for Bruce in Matilda tonight! Here’s his announcement:


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The Matilda article in Girls World Magazine is now available! Check it out on Tumblr!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Disaster!, Les Miserables, School of Rock, Tuck Everlasting, Matilda, Annie, She Loves Me, and Kinky Boots!




Emma Howard and Jaidyn Young Perform Their Cabaret in North Hollywood TONIGHT, and more!

Tonight, Emma Howard (Matilda, Violet) and Jaidyn Young (Annie) take the stage in North Hollywood before taking their cabaret to NYC! Get more information in the picture below:

And here are pictures from the kids of Smokefall, The King and I, Disaster!, Fun Home, Les Miserables, School of Rock, Matilda, On Your Feet, and Tuck Everlasting!