NEWSIES Returns to Movie Theaters for Final Day, Mehret Marsh to Leave THE LION KING, and more!

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Newsies returned to movie theaters today for one final encore!

Mehret Marsh is set to leave her role as Young Nala in The Lion King soon; go see her while you can!

Kids of the Arts is featured in the online publication Constellation Magazine! There are photos and interviews with KOTA founder Laura Luc as well as young performers Oona Laurence (Matilda), Raquel Wallace (Dream Street), Swayam Bhatia (Dream Street), Ellie Kim (School of Rock, Dream Street), and Kaci Walfall (The Lion King). Check it out on ConstellationMag.space!

Go vote for Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) in the Shorty Awards on Variety.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Anastasia, Amelie, Miss Saigon, School of Rock, On Your Feet, Waitress, Sunday in the Park with George, The Lion King, and Newsies!

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Christopher Convery to Appear on “The Blacklist: Redemption,” “Little Boxes” Coming to Theaters, and more!

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Catch Christopher Convery (Kinky Boots) on “The Blacklist: Redemption” on March 30th at 10pm on NBC! Find out more:


“Little Boxes,” starring alumni Oona Laurence (Matilda), Colin Critchley (New York Spring Spectacular, Waiting for Godot, Kinky Boots), and Gabriel Rush (Billy Elliot), is coming to theaters! Get more details on Deadline.com.

The pre-Broadway tryout of Trevor: The Musical, which will feature a predominantly teen cast, will bow this fall at the Writers Theatre in Glencoe! Get more information on ChicagoTribune.com.

Watch the trailer for the next American Girl Story, featuring Hannah Nordberg (Little Miss Sunshine), on EW.com!

Assassins and Really Rosie are coming to Off-Broadway with Encores! this summer! Get more details on Playbill.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Sunday in the Park with George, Amelie, Waitress, School of Rock, Kinky Boots, and BroadwayCon!

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SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Opens, NEWSIES to Return to Theaters March 4th, and more!

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Break a leg to Mattea Marie Conforti (Matilda) and the company of Sunday in the Park with George on their opening night tonight!

The film of Newsies will return to theaters one more time on March 4th! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Christopher Convery (Kinky Boots) has a new website from Stage Door Designs! Check it out HERE.

Check out pictures of the company of Everybody on their opening night on Broadway.com!

There are pictures from opening night of If I Forget on TheaterMania.com!

Here’s a hint about our next alumni interviewee: they switched their mode of transportation from scooter to unicorn! Any guesses? Only one more day until the interview is released!

Get a sneak peek at the cast of Anastasia in rehearsals on Broadway.com! Also, check out photo coverage from the show’s press event yesterday, also on Broadway.com.

Playbill takes you behind the scenes at School of Rock via Snapchat! Find out more HERE.

Professional Performing Arts School’s upcoming Mainstage production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying features lots of talented teens, including some of our alumni! The show runs March 29th to April 1st at Park West Theater in New York City. Be sure to check out the Dear Evan Hansen prize pack that you can win, including tickets, a backstage tour, and more! YBAN and KOT alumni in the cast include Madison Mullahey (Shrek tour, Mary Poppins tour), Erica Simone Barnett (Matilda), Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda), Drew Minard (Billy Elliot tour), Kara Oates (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot), Eden Duncan-Smith (The Lion King, Fences), Christian Dell’Edera (A Christmas Story tour), Brionna Trilling (Billy Elliot tour), Christina Jimenez (Runaways), and Maxwell Cabral (Runaways). Get more details about the show on PPASMainstage.com or in the Facebook post below:

Here’s the full video of the Annie segment from Inside Edition!

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

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Mehret Marsh’s Birthday, Second Night of NEWSIES Screenings, and more!

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Happy birthday to Mehret Marsh (The Lion King)! We hope you had a great day, Mehret!

It’s the second night of the Newsies screenings! Find your nearest theater HERE.

Swing Ellie Kim (School of Rock, Dream Street) went on as Madison at today’s School of Rock matinee!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Amelie, Waitress, On Your Feet, School of Rock, The Mother of Invention, Kinky Boots, and BroadwayCon!

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Photo Coverage from NEWSIES Film Premiere, AMELIE Meets the Press, and more!

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Check out photo coverage from the red carpet of the Newsies premiere in movie theaters on Playbill.com and BroadwayWorld.com! Also, here’s video of Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos) talking with some of the Newsies stars on the red carpet!

Take a look at photos of the company of Amelie meeting the press on Broadway.com!

Watch Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) perform with Voodoo Dead on LiveForLiveMusic.com!

There will be an open call for Annie Warbucks on March 11th! Get more information on KidsOfTheArts.com.

Isabella Russo (School of Rock) will depart her role in The Mother of Invention this Sunday to begin work on an NBC pilot! Alexa Shae Niziak (Women Without Men, Matilda, A Christmas Story, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) will begin playing the role of Ryder on Tuesday, February 21st. Congrats Alexa, and congrats Isabella on your pilot! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Happy Valentine’s Day! Watch Alyssa Marvin (Number the Stars) in this sweet short film to celebrate love!

Rileigh McDonald (Matilda) began work on the podcast series “The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel”! Here she is in the recording studio:


And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, On Your Feet, Anastasia, and Sunday in the Park with George!


THE MOTHER OF INVENTION Begins Previews, Alumni Nominated for Young Artist Awards, and more!

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Happy first preview to the company of The Mother of Invention! Break a leg!

Congratulations to our alumni nominated for Young Artist Awards! They are:

  • Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Best Performance in a Digital TV Series/Film (Teen Actor) for “Stranger Things”
  • Caleb McLaughlin (The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, The Lion King), Best Performance in a Digital TV Series/Film (Teen Actor) for “Stranger Things”
  • Meg Donnelly (The Sound of Music LIVE), Best Performance in a TV Series (Leading Teen Actress) for “American Housewife”
  • Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King), Best Performance in a TV Movie or Special (Young Actress) for Hairspray Live
  • Oona Laurence (Matilda), Best Performance in a Feature Film (Leading Teen Actress) for “Pete’s Dragon

Congratulations to Madison Elizabeth Lagares, who will join the cast of On Your Feet as Little Gloria next month! Find out more:

It’s Day 2 of BroadwayCon! Here’s where our alumni were today:

Check out a new vlog from Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos), as well as a full video from his Q&A at BroadwayCon!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Falsettos, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, School of Rock, Waitress, and lots of current Broadway kids and alumni at BroadwayCon!

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HOLIDAY INN Will Get Cast Album, AMELIE Pre-Broadway Opening Night Pictures, and more!

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Holiday Inn has announced a cast album! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out pictures from Los Angeles opening night of the Broadway-bound Amelie on Playbill.com!

The Broadway Kids panel for BroadwayCon is scheduled for January 28th! Get more details and find out who the participants are HERE.

The original creative team and cast of Annie will reunite at BroadwayCon! Find out more on Playbill.com.

The School of Rock cast appeared on “Good Morning America” this morning as part of an Andrew Lloyd Webber tribute! Watch it below and get more information on BroadwayWorld.com and Playbill.com.

Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos) talks about recording his first cast album in this new video!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Fiddler on the Roof, Waitress, A Bronx Tale, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!




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NEWSIES Tickets and Trailer Now Available, Gabby Gutierrez to Depart SCHOOL OF ROCK, and more!

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Tickets for Newsies in movie theaters are now on sale! Get more details on Playbill.com. Also, watch the trailer below or on People.com!

Gabby Gutierrez will play her final performance in School of Rock on December 11th, along with Luca Padovan (Newsies). Go see them soon!


Shahadi Wright Joseph and her Hairspray Live castmates talked about the relevance of their show in the Los Angeles Daily News!

Check out the newest video from Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos)!

The pre-Broadway dates for Frozen are set! Find out more details on Playbill.com.

Watch the full Newsboys Variety Show from last night featuring several Newsies alumni!

Leon C. Outlaw Jr. (Motown) will guest star on “Blue Bloods” this Friday! Get more information:


Congratulations to Ellie Kim (Dream Street), who recently made her official Broadway debut in School of Rock!


And here are pictures and videos from the kids of A Bronx Tale, The Lion King, Hairspray Live, Falsettos, Waitress, and Radio City Christmas Spectacular!

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Live Stream of #BWAY4BLM Concert Tonight, CABARET FOR A CAUSE Video, and more!

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Watch tonight’s #BWAY4BLM concert, featuring the kids of Runaways, via live stream on BroadwayBlack.com!

Check out this video of Kaeli Ware performing “For You” at Cabaret for a Cause!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Les Miserables, Fun Home, Kinky Boots, Trip of Love, New York Spectacular, Falsettos, Ruthless!, School of Rock, and On Your Feet!















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!