Matthew Gumley in “For Real” and “Block Island,” Pictures from SCHOOL OF ROCK, and more!

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Former Broadway kid Matthew Gumley (Elf, The Addams Family, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast) will be seen next in “For Real” and “Block Island”! Get more information his IMDb page.

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

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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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WAITRESS to Appear on “The Wendy Williams Show” Tomorrow, Holly Taylor in “The Witch Files,” and more!

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Tomorrow, Waitress will appear on “The Wendy Williams Show”! Get more information in their post:

Holly Taylor (Billy Elliot) will appear in the upcoming movie “The Witch Files”! Find out more on her IMDb page.

Check out pictures of the cast of On Your Feet celebrating the show’s 500th performance on BroadwayWorld.com and Playbill.com!

The dark comedy Animal will play Atlantic Theater Company in May! Get more details on AtlanticTheater.org.

Miss Saigon, Sunday in the Park with George, Amelie, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory have been added to BroadwayCon First Look! As previously announced, Anastasia will also perform. Find out more on Playbill.com.

“Roxanne Roxanne,” starring Eden Duncan-Smith (The Lion King, Fences) and Taliyah Whitaker (brownsville song (b-side for tray)), will play Sundance this month! Get more information on OkayPlayer.com.

Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, A Little Princess, Evita) and Laurissa Romain (South Pacific) will sing Demi Lovato songs at 54 Below on February 2nd! Get more details on 54Below.com.

Get your tickets to “Trump: An American Musical” at 54 Below, featuring alumni Ben Cook (Billy Elliot, Ragtime) and Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos), HERE!

“Girlfriends Day,” with Hannah Nordberg (Little Miss Sunshine), will be released on Netflix on February 14th! Find out more on her IMDb page.

Jake Katzman (Kinky Boots) will be honored by the U.S. Department of Education next month for his award-winning short film! Watch below:

And here are pictures from the kids of On Your Feet, School of Rock, and the cast of the recent “Former Broadway Kids, All Grown Up!” 54 Below cabaret!


Christopher Convery’s Birthday, A BRONX TALE on “Today Show,” and more!

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Happy belated birthday to Christopher Convery (Kinky Boots), who turned 9 over the weekend! We hope you had a great day, Christopher!

Watch the cast of A Bronx Tale perform on the “Today Show” on Today.com or below!

Grayson Taylor (Mothers and Sons, New York Spring Spectacular) guest starred on “Late Night with Stephen Colbert” last night! Watch below:

Broadway Week starts today! There’s still time to get 2-for-1 tickets HERE!

The season premiere of “The Americans,” featuring Holly Taylor (Billy Elliot), is now airing March 7th! Get more details on TVGuide.com.

Emma Howard (Violet, Matilda) and Jaidyn Young (Annie) are bringing their cabaret back to Southern California! Find out more:

Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) will play a show on February 1st at the Cutting Room! Get tickets HERE.

Tonight, former Broadway kids including alumni Brynn Williams (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, In My Life, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 13, Bye Bye Birdie), Allie Trimm (13, Bye Bye Birdie), and Emerson Steele (Violet) took the stage at 54 Below! Get more information HERE.

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

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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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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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FALSETTOS Closes, “Stranger Things” Up for Best TV Drama at Golden Globes Tonight, and more!

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Happy Trails to the company of Falsettos, which played its final performance today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you!

Tonight, “Stranger Things” with alumni Caleb McLaughlin (The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, The Lion King) and Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) is up for Best TV Drama at the Golden Globes! Good luck! And here’s a video of Gaten and Caleb on their way to the ceremony:


Gabby Gutierrez (School of Rock) guest stars on “Mozart in the Jungle,” streaming now! Get more details:


Today, A Time To Shine returns to NYC, featuring lots of alumni and hosted by Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story) and Carrie Berk (Camp Rolling Hills)! Find out more:

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

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Isabella Russo’s Birthday, Gaten Matarazzo Cast in “Zach’s Lie,” and more!

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Happy birthday to Isabella Russo (The Mother of Invention, School of Rock)! We hope you had a great day, Isabella!

Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) has been cast in a new film called “Zach’s Lie”! Get more details on his IMDb page.

Get your tickets to Big River at New York City Center with Nicholas Barasch (She Loves Me, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, West Side Story)! Find out more HERE.

More dates have been added for “Matildapalooza” at 54 Below! Tickets are now on sale for February 16th and 17th, as well as previously announced performances on February 3rd and 4th. Find out more on 54Below.com.

Amelie, Sunday in the Park with George, and more were included on Vulture’s list of the most anticipated Broadway and Off-Broadway shows coming in 2017! Read it HERE.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Kinky Boots, Waitress, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Falsettos, and Matilda!

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Jacob Guzman Joins HAMILTON Tour, Lilyana Cornell Joins EVERYBODY at Signature Theatre, and more!

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Alum Jacob Guzman (Newsies) is heading out on the national tour of Hamilton! Congrats, Jacob! Get more details on Broadway.com.

Lilyana Cornell (Les Miserables) has joined the cast of Everybody, Off-Broadway at the Signature Theatre! Get more details about the production HERE.

The lineup for Broadway Kidz Backwards at 54 Below has been announced! Find out more on Playbill.com.

In the video below, the School of Rock kids talked with the American Theatre Wing about what it’s like to be “in the band”!

Sophie Knapp (Once, A Little Princess, Dream Street), pictured below playing the title role in KOTA’s Madeline’s Christmas, has filmed a Dunkin’ Donuts commercial!

Here’s a teaser trailer for “Nella the Princess Knight,” starring Akira Golz (Matilda) in the title role! The series premieres on February 6th at 10am!

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

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