Mitchell Sink’s Birthday, GENERATIONS Opens, Tori Murray Will Play “Tina”, and more!

First we want to wish Mitchell Sink (Matilda) a happy birthday!

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Tonight, Generations opened Off-Broadway. Congratulations to the entire company! Additionally, the production has been extended through November 6th.

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A new Tina has been found! Tori Murray will play Tina in the NYC return of Ruthless! Congrtatulations, Tori! To win free tickets to Ruthless!, follow the Ruthless! Twitter account (@RuthlessMusical) tomorrow for a trivia game start at 12pm EST.

Want free cupcakes and a meet-and-greet with Nathaniel Cullors (Motown)? Head to Cake Boss Cafe on October 14th from 2-4pm. For more information, go to TimeOut.com.

Lucie Arnaz has joined the company of Pippin and Broadway.com was there to capture it! See Ashton Woerz and the rest of the Pippin gang welcome her at Broadway.com.

And here are pictures and video from the kids of Matilda, The Lion King, and Ruthless!

“The Judge” Out in Theaters, the Matildas at 54 Below and more!

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Tonight, the former Matildas take the stage at 54 Below. We will (hopefully) have media coverage within the next few days!

Today, “The Judge”, featuring Marcus D’Angelo of Matilda, is now in theaters. Go see it!

Kaci Walfall (The Lion King) will appear on “Person of Interest” on October 14th at 10pm on CBS. Set your DVRs!

Matilda will hold an open call for the title role for future replacements for the Broadway and national tour productions. The next open call for little girls will be held on October 18th. For more information go to MatildaTheMusical.com/Casting.

Tickets for the NYC return of Ruthless! are now on sale. The next Tina has not been announced yet but you can buy tickets at BrownPaperTickets.com.

The Into the Woods soundtrack will be released on December 16th, with the film arriving on December 25th. You can pre-order the soundtrack at Amazon.com.

K’Lynn Jackman (The Lion King) did a TV interview recently and pictures from behind-the-scenes can be found at her Facebook fan page!

And here are more pictures from the kids of Matilda and brownsville song!

Analise Scarpaci’s Birthday, BROWNSVILLE SONG Starts Previews, and more!

Today, Analise Scarpaci (Matilda) celebrated her birthday. We hope you had a wonderful birthday!

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brownsville song begins previews tonight. Break a leg, Taliyah!

Oona Laurence (Matilda) led a musical theatre workshop at A Class Act NY today and we have a bunch of pictures! Take a look at A Class Act NY’s Facebook fan page.

Mia Sinclair Jenness (Les Miserables) has booked a new project! She can be seen as The Geranium in The Geranium On The Windowsill Just Died But Teacher You Kept Right on, A New Musical. No other details but we will bring you more in the future. Congrats, Mia!

And here are pictures from the kids of Matilda!

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DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Official Dates, GENERATIONS First Preview, KIBEHO Casting, and more!

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Doctor Zhivago now has an opening night and first preview date! Previews will begin on March 27th with opening night set for April 21st, 2015. No casting has been announced yet.

Congratulations the Khail Toi Bryant and the company of Generations who completed their first preview last night. Opening night is October 11th.

Off-Broadway’s Our Lady of Kibeho announced their cast yesterday. Congratulations to Niles Fitch (The Lion King) who will play Emmanuel. Previews begin October 28th with a November 16th opening night and closing night set for December 7th. The full cast can be found at Broadway.com.

Raymond Luke Jr. (Motown) will perform at the Restoration Rocks event in Brooklyn on October 11th. The event is a free music concert on Fulton Street between Marcy and Brooklyn Avenues from 12-5pm. More information can be found at Raymond Luke Jr.’s FB fan page.

Congratulations to Lilla Crawford (Annie) who made BroadwaySpotted’s 30 Under 30 list. You can find the full list HERE.

And here are pictures from the kids of Matilda and The Lion King!

K’Lynn Jackman (The Lion King) with the cast of “Clipped Wings They Do Fly”

“Happyland” Series Premiere, Annie Baltic on “Gotham”, and more!

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Tonight, the new MTV series “Happyland” premieres at 11pm. It features Katherine McNamara who was one of the original kids on our blog in 2010 while she co-starred in A Little Night Music. Congratulations, Kat!

Congratulations to Annie Baltic (Mary Poppins) who guest starred on this week’s episode of “Gotham”! We will have the episode up soon.

And below you’ll find more pictures from the kids of Les Miserables, Matilda, and The Lion King!

 

 

 

 

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO on Broadway, MATILDA/LION KING Casting Calls, and more!

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Doctor Zhivago is officially headed to Broadway! The production will begin rehearsals in February with its opening night set for sometime in April, according to an Equity casting notice. The Melbourne production featured children according to this children’s audition workshop, but we’re not sure if the production will be revised before its Broadway debut. We’ll keep you posted!

I found some great open casting calls today! A special open casting for kids for The Lion King will be held in Atlanta on October 4th at Studio Dionne. Sign in begins at 1pm with auditions beginning at 2pm. All kids must prepare a section of “Just Can’t Wait to be King”. More details can be found at Playbill.com. Additionally, Matilda is holding a few casting calls this October. Three separate ECC/Open casting calls for the Broadway production are being held for boy and girls dancers and singers. Equity kids will be seen first followed by non-equity kids (time permitting). Full details can be found at NoraBrennanCasting.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Matilda and The Lion King!

K’Lynn Jackman’s video
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LION KING Happy Trails, WAITING FOR GODOT Closes, and more!

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Today, Teshi Thomas, Kaci Walfall, Caleb McLaughlin, and Cole Bullock take their final bows in The Lion King. Congratulations on a great run and we will miss you all!

Waiting for Godot closes Off-Broadway today at the Barrow Street Theatre. Happy Trails, Nicholas!

Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King) will appear on the new ABC series “Forever” on September 30th at 10pm. Set your DVR’s!

I found more pictures from Kaci Walfall‘s reunion with Ashanti, both of whom co-starred on “Army Wives” on Lifetime, when Ashanti visited The Lion King recently. Check out the pictures at GettyImages.com.

Sadie Sink‘s (Annie) new commercial for Tide is out now. Watch below!

I just found the opening number from this year’s Easter Bonnet, which featured Sophia Gennusa (Matilda). Take a look below.

And here are pictures from the kids of The Lion King, Les Miserables, Matilda, and Ruthless!

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RUTHLESS! Reviews, “Skeleton Twins” Success, and more!

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Ruthless! received another rave review, this time from Playbill.com. Read it HERE!

“Skeleton Twins” (featuring Sydney Lucas of Fun Home) was released in NY and LA this past weekend and received an 89% grade from Rotten Tomatoes. The movie will be released in the rest of the country this weekend. Congratulations, Sydney!

And here are pictures and video from the kids of Mailtda and The Lion King!

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MATILDA Cast Changes, Knapp in ONCE, and more!

FYI: We placed all of our Newsies closing weekend coverage in this post. Take a look!

Sophie Knapp6 year old Sophie Knapp (A Little Princess) will make her Broadway debut in Once! Don’t know who she is replacing and when she starts but we are very excited for her!

Paige Brady (Matilda) took her last bow as “Matilda” this past Saturday. We wish you all the best, Paige! Fina Strazza officially made her debut yesterday. Congratulations and welcome!

Lyrics for Life, the Kids of the Arts-produced fundraiser for World Suicide Prevention Day, will be hosted by Cameron Ocasio! Ocasio made his Broadway debut in 2010 in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and plays Dice on Nickelodeon’s “Sam and Cat”. The event will also feature Sophie Knapp, who will make her Broadway debut soon in Once. Ticket information can be found at SymphonySpace.org.

We posted a bunch of videos from this past Cabaret for a Cause. In case you missed them, I’ve put them in a playlist. Watch below!

We found a few videos featuring the New “Matildas”! Get a sneak peek at the new “Matildas” and make sure to check them out at the Shubert Theater within the next few weeks.

Tori Feinstein on Nick Jr.’s “Bubble Guppies” as Oona
Fina Strazza on Dr. Oz (look closely behind Dr. Oz!)

Mia Sinclair Jenness (Les Miserables) volunteered at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen recently and she sang “I Believe I Can Fly” with her fellow Les Miserables castmates, who also volunteered. Watch the video below!

Brooklyn Shuck (Annie, Matilda) took on the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS. If you would like to donate please go to ALSA.org. For now, here’s Brooklyn’s video!

And here are pictures from the kids of The Lion King, Matilda, Ruthless!, and Motown!

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