CHRISTMAS IN HELL, THE NET WILL APPEAR, NOURA, and WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Close Off-Broadway, and more!

Happy Trails to the companies of Christmas in Hell at the York Theatre, The Net Will Appear at 59E59 Theaters, Noura at Playwrights Horizons, and the New York Theatre Workshop production of What the Constitution Means to Me at Greenwich House Theater, which all played their final Off-Broadway performances today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you!

If you are attending BroadwayCon, be sure to enter the autograph/photo lottery for the photo session with Matilda alumni before January 4th! The photo session is at 2pm with the Q&A following at 3pm.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, The Net Will Appear, Anastasia, and The Lion King!






THE HARD PROBLEM Named Wall Street Journal’s Best New Play of 2018, THE FERRYMAN Picked on Multiple Best of Theatre 2018 Lists, and more!

Congratulations to The Hard Problem, which has been named Best New Play of 2018 by the Wall Street Journal!

Congrats as well to The Ferryman, which was included on multiple Best of Theatre lists for 2018! Here’s a few in addition to the ones we announced yesterday:

Watch Hayley Shukiar (A Christmas Story Live) take part in the “Brat Holiday Spectacular” alongside social media stars Annie Leblanc and Mackenzie Ziegler!

Watch the trailer for Christmas in Hell below:

Mateo Lizcano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) will perform in his school’s production of The Phantom of the Opera in March! Get tickets HERE.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, School of Rock, and The Hard Problem!





THE FERRYMAN and HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD on Time Magazine and Time Out NY Best of 2018 Lists, FROZEN to Hold Open Call in Honolulu, and more!

The Ferryman and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child both landed on Time Magazine’s Best Plays and Musicals of 2018 list and Time Out NY’s Top 10 Theater Productions of 2018! Ballyturk and What the Constitution Means to Me also received honorable mentions on Time Out NY’s list.

Frozen is holding an open casting call for children in Honolulu, HI, in January 2019! Get more details HERE.

Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) is included in Yahoo’s “Upcoming Stars Who Will Be Huge in 2019” article! Read it HERE.

Christopher Convery (Kinky Boots) has been cast in “The Boy 2” alongside Katie Holmes! Find out more on Deadline.com.

Check out the cast of Christmas in Hell celebrating opening night in photos on TheaterPizzazz.com!

Lilla Crawford (Annie, Billy Elliot) appeared on “Christmas on I.C.E.” alongside Samantha Bee at 10:30pm tonight on TBS!

Watch Ayla Schwartz (Frozen) sing “Requiem” at a recent Broadway Sessions in the video below!

Be sure to listen to Ava Briglia‘s (School of Rock) holiday single “Silver Linings”! You can purchase it HERE or stream it via Spotify or Apple Music.

Check out this new music video for “Bust a Left” from Meg Donnelly (The Sound of Music LIVE)!

Antonio Watson (This Ain’t No Disco) recently appeared on a segment of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”!

And here are pictures from the kids of The Hard Problem, Anastasia, School of Rock!






London Skye Gilliam to Depart WAITRESS, “Mirai,” “This Is Us,” and “The Americans” Receive Golden Globe Nominations, and more!

London Skye Gilliam will play her final performance of Waitress this Sunday. Go see her play Lulu at one of her last shows: 12/7, 12/9 matinee, and 12/9 evening!

Congratulations to “Mirai,” “This Is Us,” and “The Americans,” projects featuring Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni, on receiving Golden Globe nominations this morning! Get the full list HERE.

Kids’ Night On Broadway tickets are now on sale! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

The upcoming film adaptation of West Side Story is seeking Latinx actresses ages 15-25 to play Maria! Get more details HERE.

Noah Baird (Matilda) guest starred on an episode of the YouTube Red series “Mindfield”! Check out Season 3 Episode 2 now!

Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) will perform at Broadway Sessions tonight!

And here are pictures and videos from (YOUNG), Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Christmas in Hell, The Net Will Appear, The Lion King, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, School of Rock, The Hard Problem, and Waitress!










THE NET WILL APPEAR, THE JUNGLE, and CHRISTMAS IN HELL Begin Performances, “You” with Luca Padovan to Move to Netflix for Second Season, and more!

The Net Will Appear began performances today, and The Jungle and Christmas in Hell both started previews yesterday! Congratulations, everyone!

“You,” featuring alum Luca Padovan (Marvin’s Room, School of Rock, Newsies), has been picked up for a second season and is moving from Lifetime to Netflix! Find out more on IndieWire.com.

Check out these highlights from Matthew Jost‘s takeover of the School of Rock Instagram!

The Ferryman, What the Constitution Means to Me, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child landed on The New York Times’ Best of Theater 2018 list! Check it out at NYTimes.com.

You can see Avey Noble (Frankenstein, Radio City Christmas Spectacular) in The Will Rogers Follies at Rider University in May 2019! Get tickets HERE.

The Lion King and Dear Evan Hansen were among the top fundraising shows for this year’s Red Bucket Follies! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

School of Rock released an anti-bullying PSA in partnership with Stomp Out Bullying. Watch below or on BroadwayWorld.com:

Simone Vysnovsky (Dream Street) guest starred on last week’s episode of “God Friended Me”!

Congratulations to alumni Danielle Becht (Dream Street), Dylan Brod (Dream Street), and Jack Richman (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), who performed with Broadway Youth Ensemble last weekend at Carnegie Hall!

You can see Athan Sporek (Les Miserables, A Bronx Tale, A Day by the Sea) in The Nutcracker with the New York City Ballet now through December 30th! Check out a feature on him on NYTimes.com.

“I’ll Be Next Door for Christmas,” with Juliette Allen Angelo (Billy Elliot, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Mary Poppins), is now available for digital download!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, The Hard Problem, Anastasia, What the Constitution Means to Me, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The Lion King, Frozen, Waitress, Christmas in Hell, and (YOUNG)!




















Presley Ryan’s Birthday, MATILDA Available for Professional and Amateur Licensing, and more!

Happy birthday to Presley Ryan, soon to be seen in Broadway’s Beetlejuice! We hope you had a great day, Presley!

Matilda is now available for licensing for professional and amateur groups! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Ava Briglia (School of Rock) recently took part in a reading of the upcoming musical Radio 930!

London Skye Gilliam (Waitress) appeared in a video for Romper, a social media channel all about motherhood!

“Troupe Zero,” featuring Ashley Brooke (Doctor Zhivago, Dream Street), will premiere at Sundance!

Grace Capeless (The Lion King, Matilda, A Christmas Story) has been cast in Netflix’s new film “Lost Girls”! More details TBA.

Go see Levi Smith (A Bronx Tale) in Seussical in Texas! Get more information at OwenTheatre.com.

Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni Finn Douglas (The Costume [Inner Voices], Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Gabby Gutierrez (School of Rock), Rachel Katzke (School of Rock), Cayen Martin (The Lion King), and Ian Saraceni (Matilda, The King and I) have been added to a reading of the new musical The Game! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Bella May Mordus (The Ferryman) chatted about her dog Penny with PetsOfBroadway.org!

Laila Drew (Generation Me) will tour the country with American Girl Live beginning in December! Find out more HERE.

“Back To Before” is coming back to 54 Below on January 24th! Find out more on 54Below.com.

As of yesterday, you can listen to a brand new single from Baylee Littrell (Disaster!)! Check out this link to listen via Spotify, iTunes, and more!

Lilyana Cornell (Everybody, Les Miserables) filmed a spot for Johnson & Johnson in honor of Giving Tuesday!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice, The Secret Life of Bees, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The Lion King, School of Rock, What the Constitution Means to Me, Christmas in Hell, Frozen, (YOUNG), The Hard Problem, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and Anastasia!


















HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA JUNE Closes, BroadwayCon 2019 Schedule Announced, and more!

Happy Trails to the company of Happy Birthday, Wanda June at the Duke! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you!

The schedule for BroadwayCon 2019 is here! Check it out on BroadwayCon.com. See below for a list of Broadway kids and teens who will be in attendance and where you’ll find some of them!

Events:

  • Jan. 11th at 12:30pm: Cayen Martin (The Lion King) will discuss Chicago theatre with fellow Chicago-native actors during the “My Kind of Town” panel.
  • Jan. 12th at 11:15am: “Sing Out, Louise: The Daily Life of a Child on Broadway” will delve into what it’s like being a child actor in theatre, co-moderated by a professional Broadway child wrangler and an entertainment attorney specializing in minors’ law.
  • Jan. 12th at 3:00pm: “Star-To-Be” will highlight up-and-coming stars of tomorrow and conclude with a performance from Dear Evan Hansen actor Andrew Barth Feldman.
  • Jan. 13th at 11:15am: Broadway Kids Jam will chat about what it’s like working in the business as a kid all while launching Broadway Kids Jam.

Kids:

  • Paul Luke Bonenfant (School of Rock)
  • Ava Briglia (School of Rock, Matilda)
  • Sophia Gennusa (Camp Rolling Hills, Doctor Zhivago, Matilda)
  • Mia Sinclair Jenness (Mary Page Marlowe, Les Miserables, Number the Stars, The Sound of Music LIVE)
  • Diego Lucano (Pedro Pan, Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Camp Rolling Hills, School of Rock)
  • Eliza Holland Madore (Matilda, Once)
  • Rileigh McDonald (Good for Otto, Matilda)
  • Lily Brooks O’Briant (Matilda tour)
  • Ripley Sobo (Matilda, Once)
  • Cayen Martin (The Lion King) at “My Kind of Town”
  • Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) at “Star-To-Be”
  • Joshua Turchin (The Pill) with Broadway Kids Jam
  • Mckayla Twiggs (Anastasia, Les Miserables, Once) with Broadway Kids Jam
  • Carly Gendell (School of Rock) with Broadway Kids Jam
  • Madeleine Pace (The Hard Problem, Once) with Broadway Kids Jam
  • Hudson Loverro (School of Rock, Assassins, A Bronx Tale) with Broadway Kids Jam
  • Molly Richardson (Matilda tour) with Broadway Kids Jam

The Ferryman is looking for more infants aged 6 months and up who are not crawling yet! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Beetlejuice is holding EPAs for future replacements! (All roles for the original Broadway company are cast.) Get audition information HERE and advice for attending an Equity call as a non-Equity performer HERE.

The cast of Christmas in Hell gave a sneak peek to the press! Check out the photos on BroadwayWorld.com.

Dear Evan Hansen is being adapted as a film! Get more details on Deadline.com.

Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables) will take part in “An Evening of Hope” at The Green Room 42 on December 12th to benefit the International Justice Mission! Get tickets HERE.

Rileigh McDonald (Good for Otto, Matilda) has wrapped a pilot called “The Rehearsal”! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

Watch future Dear Evan Hansen star Andrew Barth Feldman perform “Larger Than Life” from My Favorite Year!

Watch highlights from The Hard Problem below or on BroadwayWorld.com!

As of today, you can now see “Mirai,” an anime movie starring Jaden Waldman (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), in theaters!

Be sure to vote for Kaylin Hedges (Kris Kringle The Musical) in the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards for Best Leading Actress in a Musical (Local) HERE!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and The Lion King!






Madalen Yarbrough Mills to Appear on “Sesame Street,” Thanksgiving Family and Friends Photos, and more!

You can catch Madalen Yarbrough Mills (School of Rock) on a future episode of “Sesame Street”! More details to come.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Hard Problem, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, What the Constitution Means to Me, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, School of Rock, The Lion King, Christmas in Hell, Beetlejuice, Anastasia, and Frozen, including lots of photos from their Thanksgiving celebrations!















SCHOOL OF ROCK to Release Deluxe Cast Recording, Pictures from THE HARD PROBLEM, and more!

School of Rock is releasing a deluxe cast recording! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Hard Problem, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Beetlejuice, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Christmas in Hell, and The Lion King!















Andrew Barth Feldman to Perform at BroadwayCon, Meet-and-Greet Photos from CHRISTMAS IN HELL, and more!

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) will perform at BroadwayCon! Get more details on TheaterMania.com.

Take a look at photos from the initial meet-and-greet at Christmas in Hell on BroadwayWorld.com!

Check out photo coverage from June Squibb’s opening night at Waitress on BroadwayWorld.com; in addition, Andrew Barth Feldman was on hand for the performance! Take a look at more photos on Broadway.com.

Be sure to get your copy of Carols for a Cure! Find out more on Playbill.com!

Katherine McNamara (A Little Night Music) has joined the upcoming film “El Tonto” alongside Jason Sudeiks, John Malkovich, and more! Get more details on Deadline.com.

Madison Elizabeth Lagares (School of Rock, On Your Feet) will return to TBS’s “Search Party”! More details to come.

Congratulations to Milo Manheim (Generation Me) for landing in second place in the finals of “Dancing with the Stars”! Check out his freestyle here:

Once On This Island is now offering rush tickets! Get more details here:

Congrats to Madeleine Pace (The Hard Problem, Once), who appeared on the HBO “Sesame Street” special “When You Wish Upon A Pickle” earlier this month!

Sawyer Nunes (Gettin’ The Band Back Together, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Finding Neverland, Matilda) has a new single out called “D.O.N.T.”! Now available on all platforms!

And here are videos from the kids of Happy Birthday, Wanda June, The Ferryman, and We Have A Voice 2!