As we continue to look back in honor of our 10th anniversary, we re-visit 2017, when Broadway welcomed childhood favorites Anastasia and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and welcomed back Once On This Island and Miss Saigon!
2018 was another busy year for us as we covered shows like Frozen, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and The Ferryman, as well as the Off-Broadway hit The Jungle!
We’ve now had a first and second wave of cast announcements for our 10th anniversary virtual concert this Monday, April 13th at 4pm PST / 7pm EST! The concert will take place on YouTube (streaming link to come) and the lineup will include (with more announcements coming soon):
Fabi Aguirre (Les Miserables, On Your Feet)
Rachel Arianna (Number the Stars)
Noah Baird (Matilda, A Christmas Story Live)
Caroline Basu (School of Rock)
Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie)
Sway Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street)
Dara Paige Bloomfield (Ragtime)
Catherine Ashmore Bradley (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child)
Adriana Braganza (The King and I)
Amaya Braganza (The King and I, Annie)
Sami Bray (The Bedwetter, 1984)
Chloe Bryan (School of Rock)
Grace Capeless (Matilda, The Lion King, A Christmas Story)
Jordan Cole (School of Rock)
Victoria Csatay (Peace, Love and Cupcakes)
Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child)
Miranda Jo DeMott (Peace, Love and Cupcakes)
Gregory Diaz IV (Matilda, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, “In The Heights”)
Reese Sebastian Diaz (Mary Poppins, Dear Evan Hansen)
Cate Elefante (Waitress)
Bonale Fambrini (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The King and I)
Jake Ryan Flynn (Mrs. Doubtfire, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
Skye Alyssa Friedman (Annie)
Carly Gold (The Ferryman)
Katie Grober (Waitress)
Taylor Paige Henderson (The Bedwetter)
Isabella Iannelli (The Rose Tattoo)
Annabelle Kempf (Billy Elliot)
Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables)
Diego Lucano (School of Rock, Pedro Pan, Peace, Love and Cupcakes)
Mehret Marsh (Tina, The Lion King)
Alyssa Emily Marvin (Trevor, Number the Stars)
Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular)
Ella Dane Morgan (Waitress)
Jacob Morrell (Shadowlands)
Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda)
Zell Steele Morrow (Assassins, Fun Home, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Mary Page Marlowe, Really Rosie)
Brooklyn Nelson (Frozen, Matilda)
Kara Oates (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot)
Sebastian Ortiz (A Christmas Carol)
Madeleine Pace (Once, The Hard Problem)
Nirvaan Pal (School of Rock)
GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda, “Dance Moms”)
Delilah Rose Pellow (Anastasia)
Ayla Schwartz (Frozen)
Nicole Scimeca (Anastasia)
Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess)
Levi Smith (A Bronx Tale)
Jai Ram Srinivasan (A Christmas Carol)
Lily Tamburo (Mrs. Doubtfire)
Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill)
Jeremy T. Villas (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Kinky Boots)
Jaden Myles Waldman (Caroline, Or Change, Radio City Christmas Spectacular)
Samuel Li Weintraub (Miss Saigon)
Jaidyn Young (Annie)
Trevor has postponed performances through June 7th. More updates coming soon!
Nia Sioux (Trip of Love, “Dance Moms”) wrote a book and it’s available to pre-order now!
Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) sang “Waving Through A Window” for the cast of HBO’s “Barry” during a recent “Stars In The House” live stream! (He appears around 52:09.)
Check out Aliyah Mastin (The Lion King) covering Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” as part of Acapop! KIDS:
Check out the newest single from Big Pity, a new band including Broadway alum Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess), titled “Things to Work On,” on Apple Music or Spotify!
Milo Manheim (Generation Me) took part in “Saturday Night Seder” tonight! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.
Mehret Marsh (Tina) livestreamed from (YOUNG)’s Instagram account today!
Happy Opening to Sophia Anne Caruso, Presley Ryan, and the company of Beetlejuice! Break a leg! Also, check out the New York Daily News’ highlight of Sophia Anne Caruso and the show!
Congratulations to Dear Evan Hansen, which plays its 1000th performance tonight, and to Waitress, celebrating its 3rd anniversary on Broadway!
The Ferryman, What the Constitution Means to Me, All My Sons, Beetlejuice, and The Jungle (at St. Ann’s Warehouse) were all nominated for Drama Desk Awards this morning! Check out the full list on Broadway.news.
Outstanding Play – The Ferryman
Outstanding Play – What the Constitution Means to Me
Outstanding Actress in a Play – Heidi Schreck for What the Constitution Means to Me
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play – Hampton Fluker for All My Sons
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play – Tom Glynn-Carney for The Ferryman
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical – Leslie Kritzer for Beetlejuice
Outstanding Director of a Play – Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin for The Jungle
Outstanding Director of a Play – Sam Mendes for The Ferryman
Outstanding Book of a Musical – Scott Brown and Anthony King for Beetlejuice
Outstanding Set Design of a Play – Miriam Buether for The Jungle
Outstanding Set Design for a Musical – David Korins for Beetlejuice
Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical – William Ivey Long for Beetlejuice
Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play – Jon Clark for The Jungle
Outstanding Projection Design – Peter Nigrini for Beetlejuice
Outstanding Sound Design in a Play – Nick Powell for The Ferryman
Outstanding Wig and Hair Design – Charles G. LaPointe for Beetlejuice
Outstanding Puppet Design – Michael Curry for Beetlejuice
“A Time To Rock” returns to The Green Room 42 this Sunday at 7pm! This cabaret is scheduled to feature Caroline Basu (School of Rock), Olivia Chun (School of Rock, The King and I), and more! Get tickets HERE.
You can see Nicole Scimeca (Anastasia) playing the title role in Matilda at Wagon Wheel Center for the Performing Arts in Indiana this summer! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.
And here are pictures from the kids of Waitress and Frozen!
The Secret Life of Bees has extended its Off-Broadway run at the Atlantic Theater Company! Get more details on Playbill.com.
The Drama League Awards nominations were announced this morning, and All My Sons at Roundabout Theatre Company, The Jungle at St. Ann’s Warehouse, Beetlejuice, The Ferryman, and What the Constitution Means to Me all received nominations! Check out the full list on BroadwayWorld.com.
Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play – The Ferryman
Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play – The Jungle
Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play – What the Constitution Means to Me
Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play – All My Sons
Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical – Beetlejuice
Distinguished Performance Award – Annette Bening for All My Sons
Distinguished Performance Award – Alex Brightman for Beetlejuice
Distinguished Performance Award – Paddy Considine for The Ferryman
Distinguished Performance Award – Ammar Haj Ahmad for The Jungle
Distinguished Performance Award – Leslie Kritzer for Beetlejuice
Distinguished Performance Award – Tracy Letts for All My Sons
Distinguished Performance Award – Heidi Schreck for What the Constitution Means to Me
Distinguished Performance Award – Ben Turner for The Jungle
Jordan Cole (School of Rock) provided voiceover for this Philips commercial!
The current kids of School of Rock will take the stage at The Green Room 42 for “A Time To Rock,” presented by Shine Theatre Arts Project! Get tickets HERE.
Zoe Wilson (The Pill, Play Like a Winner, Three Days to See) has been cast in the upcoming Off-Broadway production of Eco Village! Previews begin on January 15th. Get more information HERE.
The Broadway Blog praised Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and The Ferryman as some of the best theatre of 2018, and The Ferryman, as well as The Jungle, What the Constitution Means to Me, and This Ain’t No Disco, are highlighted in YesBroadway’s 16 Gifts the Theater Gods Gave Us in 2018!
Mimi Ryder (Frozen) recently stopped by the Fancounters podcast! Listen to her episode HERE.
The updated list of panelists for the “Sing Out, Louise: The Daily Life of a Child on Broadway” panel at BroadwayCon includes Hudson Loverro (School of Rock, Assassins, A Bronx Tale), Anthony Rosenthal (Really Rosie, Falsettos), Trevor Braun (Billy Elliot, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast; currently appearing in The Ferryman), Jaden Waldman (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), and Natalia Bingham (School of Rock tour). It is set to take place on January 12th at 1:45pm in Murray Hill West Room! Get more details on the BroadwayCon schedule site.
Gregory Ye (Miss Saigon) is appearing in this commercial for Betadine!
And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Kinky Boots, Beetlejuice, School of Rock, The Ferryman, and The Lion King!
Happy birthday to Madalen Yarbrough Mills (School of Rock)! We hope you had a great day, Madalen!
Congratulations to Ryder Koehle, who will make his Broadway debut in The Ferryman in 2019, alternating as Bobby Carney!
Did you watch the re-run of A Christmas Story Live on Fox tonight?
Nia Sioux (Trip of Love) has been cast in “The Code”! Find out more on Deadline.com.
Rosdely Ciprian (What the Constitution Means to Me) likes to make YouTube videos in her spare time! Go check out her newest one:
Critics are placing The Ferryman, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, New York Theatre Workshop’s What the Constitution Means to Me, and St. Ann’s Warehouse’s The Jungle on their Best of Theatre lists of 2018! Here are a few of the accolades:
And here are pictures from the kids of Anastasia!
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