Lucille Lortel Awards Nominations Announced, ALL MY SONS Begins Previews, and more!

Congrats to the companies of What the Constitution Means to Me, Mary Page Marlowe, and Happy Birthday, Wanda June, which all received Lucille Lortel Awards nominations yesterday morning, recognizing excellence in Off-Broadway theatre! Check out the full list of nominees HERE.

  • Outstanding Play – What the Constitution Means to Me, Produced by New York Theatre Workshop, Written by Heidi Schreck
  • Outstanding Revival – Happy Birthday, Wanda June, Produced by Wheelhouse Theater Company, Written by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play – Blair Brown, Mary Page Marlowe

Happy first preview to the company of All My Sons at Roundabout Theatre Company! Break a leg!

Gloria Manning (The Lion King tour) has stepped into The Lion King on Broadway!

Congrats to Will Meyers (Generation Me), who guest starred on NBC’s “The Village” this week!

Baylee Littrell (Disaster!) will open for the Backstreet Boys (one of whom is his dad, Brian!) and their DNA World Tour for the North American leg!

Ellie Kim (School of Rock, Dream Street) and Mikey Sohn (School of Rock) appeared in promos for the Nickelodeon special “The Substitute”!

Check out more photo coverage from opening night of What the Constitution Means to Me on TheaterMania.com! In addition, check out these videos from opening night:

Tonight, watch the Season 2 premiere of “Cloak and Dagger,” with Aubrey Joseph (The Lion King)!

Here’s a video of the cast of Anastasia taking their final bows on closing night!

We spotted Kara Oates (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot) on “Saturday Night Live” last weekend! See if you can find her here:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of What the Constitution Means to Me, Anastasia, and A Time To Rock at The Green Room 42!





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!






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!





Juliet Benn Rejoins ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, Elijah “Eli” Rayman Joins York Theatre Company’s CHRISTMAS IN HELL, and more!

Congratulations to Juliet Benn, who has returned to Once On This Island, succeeding Emerson Davis as one of the Little Ti Mounes!

Elijah “Eli” Rayman (The Winter’s Tale) will play Davin in the York Theatre Company’s production of Christmas in Hell! Read the full casting announcement on TheaterMania.com.

Teshi Thomas (The Lion King) has joined OWN’s upcoming “David Makes Man,” alongside the previously announced Nathaniel McIntyre (The Lion King)! Find out more on Deadline.com.

Rachel Arianna (Number the Stars) will play Amber in Hairspray at Wall Street Theater! Get tickets HERE.

Ramon Reed (The Lion King) has joined the cast of Disney Channel’s “Just Roll With It”! Find out more on Variety.com.

Reminder: Disney is heading to Chicago this weekend to hold open calls for their Broadway and touring productions of Frozen and The Lion King! Get more details at DisneyOnBroadway.com.

Toleeya Napolitano (Dream Street) has joined the lineup for Rockers On Broadway, alongside previously announced kids from Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Tink!, and School of Rock!

Here’s a special ticket deal now through November 11th for Happy Birthday, Wanda June!

The next Kids’ Night On Broadway has been set for February 26th, 2019!

“Breaking Brooklyn,” with Colin Critchley (New York Spring Spectacular, Waiting for Godot, Kinky Boots), has arrived on digital, on-demand, and DVD!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Inner Voices, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Beetlejuice, The Lion King, Frozen, and The Hard Problem!


















Liam Campora Joins NOURA at Playwrights Horizons, Kavon Newman and Randle Ellis Jr. Join RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, and more!

Some shows alter their performance schedules this week due to Halloween! If you’re planning to see a show this week, check our website for more details.

Congratulations to Liam Campora (Marvin’s Room), who has been cast in Off-Broadway’s Noura at Playwrights Horizons!

Please welcome Kavon Newman and Randle Ellis Jr., who will rotate as Ben alongside, as previously announced, Jaden Waldman, in this year’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular!

Head to Once On This Island this week for their first anniversary celebration! Find out more on TheaterMania.com.

Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story) will perform in the Broadway Can! Concert for City Harvest! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out opening night pictures from Happy Birthday, Wanda June on BroadwayWorld.com!

Luca Padovan (Marvin’s Room, School of Rock, Newsies) will guest star on “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” on November 2nd!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The Lion King, The Hard Problem, Waitress, School of Rock, Beetlejuice, Frozen, The Ferryman, and Once On This Island!

Photo Credit: Lauren Adler