Madison Elizabeth Lagares and Antonio J. Watson Cast in POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL, Updated Look at THE GRINCH MUSICAL Cast, and more!

Madison Elizabeth Lagares (On Your Feet, School of Rock) and Antonio J. Watson (Tina, This Ain’t No Disco) have been cast in Pixie Dust Players’ Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical, streaming this weekend! Get tickets HERE.

Here’s an updated look at the cast of the upcoming How the Grinch Stole Christmas broadcast, set to air on December 9th at 8pm on NBC!

We want to give a shout-out to Broadway alum Ella Dane Morgan (Waitress), who was originally scheduled to tour with Anastasia last spring before the COVID-19 shutdown. We love you, Ella!

Jake Katzman (Kinky Boots) performed and spoke about his music career earlier tonight!

Check out this never-before-seen photo of Andrea McArdle (Annie) outside the Alvin Theatre in 1977! Special thanks to Bygone Broadway and Jill Krementz.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Mrs. Doubtfire, Flying Over Sunset, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and Trevor!






“For Life” Season 2 with Cameron Mann Premieres Tonight, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD To Be Featured in “One Night Only: The Best of Broadway,” and more!

Tonight, watch the season premiere of the second season of ABC’s “For Life” at 10/9c, featuring Off-Broadway alum Cameron Mann (Peace, Love and Cupcakes)!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be featured in NBC’s upcoming special, “One Night Only: The Best of Broadway”!

“The Farmer and the Belle,” a new holiday movie with Lily Buchanan (The Underlying Chris), is now available on digital platforms and VOD!

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) and Ben Cook (Billy Elliot, Ragtime) are now ambassadors for Broadway for Racial Justice!

New York City Center’s Encores! season will present Into the Woods at a later date! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Be on the lookout for this new Nickelodeon commercial featuring Aaralyn Anderson (Ballyturk) and Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord), also available to watch on iSpot.tv!

Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) chatted with Sarah Scoop about writing his musical The Perfect Fit!

Also, check out Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie) singing “Stuck In Your Shadow” from The Perfect Fit!

Finally, check out the cast of the 2009 revival of Bye Bye Birdie performing “Put On A Happy Face” during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Zoe Manarel Performs in New York Theatre Barn’s New Works Series, Skye Dakota Turner and Shahadi Wright Joseph Join Conference Lineups, and more!

Zoe Manarel (Matilda, A Little Princess) performed in New York Theatre Barn’s New Works Series stream today! Watch HERE.

Skye Dakota Turner (Tina) has joined the lineup for the upcoming Youth Literary Conference, happening November 18-20!

Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) will speak at the Virtual Uniquely You Summit, also in November!

Tune in to “The Amazing World of Gumball,” starring Duke Cutler (School of Rock) as Gumball, on November 2nd at 7pm on Cartoon Network for their election special!

“Respect,” with Skye Dakota Turner (Tina), has been delayed to August 2021. Get more details on Playbill.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and Trevor!





Rosdely Ciprian Interviewed On Inside Edition, “Hope’s Got Talent” Performs Today with Matthew Jost and Ariana Perlson, and more!

Rosdely Ciprian (What the Constitution Means to Me) stopped by Inside Edition! Watch her interview here:

Broadway/Off-Broadway alumni Matthew Jost (School of Rock) and Ariana Perlson (A Little Princess) performed in a variety show called “Hope’s Got Talent” today! Get more information on HopeForBrooklyn.com.

And check out this picture from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

“Vampires vs. the Bronx” with Gregory Diaz IV Out Now On Netflix, HOLIDAY INN with Morgan Gao To Play PBS On November 20, and more!

New Film Releases and Upcoming Airings

“Vampires vs. the Bronx,” featuring Gregory Diaz IV (Matilda, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Pedro Pan, “In The Heights”), is out now on Netflix!

Holiday Inn, including child cast member Morgan Gao, will air on PBS on November 20th! Get more details on Playbill.com.

“Team Marco,” a new film with Jacob Michael Laval (The Rose Tattoo) and Jake Katzman (Kinky Boots), will be available to stream beginning November 20th! Find out more on HollywoodReporter.com.

Sebastian Ortiz (A Christmas Carol) is currently appearing in a Nick Jr. commercial in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month!

New Episodes

“The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Courtney Reed, Tyrah Skye Odoms (Annie), and Ava Ulloa (Matilda)!

“Little Me,” with special guest Kathryn Zaremba (Annie Warbucks)!

Kyla Carter (Number the Stars) hosted another episode of her podcast “Kyla’s Korner” on “The Mark White Show”!

New Music

Listen to a new single from Rachael McVey (Dream Street) called “Suffocating”!

Listen to a new single from Layla Capers (The Lion King, School of Rock) called “Just Wanna Be Heard”!

New and Upcoming Virtual Performances

Broadway kids and alumni took part in a virtual edition of “Help Is On The Way”! The children’s chorus includes Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie), Makayla Joy Connolly (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Will Coombs (The Ferryman, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, A Bronx Tale), Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Olivia DeAmicis, Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord), Olivia Edward, Jake Ryan Flynn (Mrs. Doubtfire, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Zoe Glick (The Bedwetter, Unknown Soldier, Frozen), Carly Gold (The Ferryman), Jake Katzman (Kinky Boots), Cooper Lantz (Kinky Boots), Mehret Marsh (Tina, The Lion King), Sarah Mattle, Charlotte Macleod (The Bedwetter), Connor Mills (Kinky Boots), Bella May Mordus (The Ferryman, Make Believe), Brooklyn Nelson (Frozen, Matilda), Madeleine Pace (Once, The Hard Problem), Delilah Rose Pellow (Anastasia), Jayden Theophile (Tina), and Emily Zimmerman (The Bedwetter). Watch below:

Joshua Colley (Les Miserables, Newsies, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown), Mateo Lizcano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), James Ignacio (The King and I, Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Camp Rolling Hills), and Laurissa “Lala” Romain (South Pacific) will appear in the upcoming “Sticks & Stones” concert, which will stream on October 16th!

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Premieres OCTOBER 16, 2020! @sticksandstonesmusical

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Auditions

A new feature film “Teenage Musical” is seeking teenage actors!

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) and Barthtoberfest

“Broadway Jackbox,” co-created by Andrew, returned as part of Barthtoberfest recently! Find out more HERE.

Today, Broadway Whodunit’s “TV or Not TV?,” a virtual murder mystery event also co-created by Andrew, performed! Find out more on BroadwayWhodunit.com.

Finally, Andrew will play spooky video games on Twitch on October 7th and 21st!

Fun

Happy Belated Mean Girls Day! (October 3rd) Check out these covers and throwbacks we posted on our Instagram in celebration, from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Frozen, School of Rock, and more!

Pictures and Videos from the Kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Lion King, Flying Over Sunset, and The Bedwetter!








Creative Arts Emmys Begin Tonight, Voting Now Open for BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage: Dance Edition, and more!

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The five-night-long Creative Arts Emmy Awards begin tonight on Emmys.com! Good luck to this year’s nominees–especially those featuring our young Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni!

Voting is now open for the next round of BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage: Dance Edition competition! Be sure to vote for alum Kathryn Zimmer (Matilda) at this link!

Joshua Colley (Les Miserables, Newsies, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown) was one of the special guests during Jim Caruso’s Pajama Cast Party earlier tonight! Find out more HERE.

Kids of the Arts’ virtual production of A Knight at the Museum will stream on September 26th and 27th and will feature alumni Jonah Mussolino (Caroline, Or Change, A Bronx Tale), Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord), Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots), Suri Marrero (Frozen, The Lion King), Jordan Cole (School of Rock), and many more.

In case you missed it, here’s the newest episode of “Kyla’s Korner,” hosted by Kyla Carter (Number the Stars)!

Layla Capers (The Lion King, School of Rock) recently volunteered with CEBPA to give kids the backpacks and school supplies they need to start the school year strong!

Speaking of starting strong, we hope everyone has a safe and fun school year, no matter how you’re attending. Here’s how the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and The Bedwetter started the school year!

Kids from WAITRESS, A BRONX TALE, and More Take Part In #BwaySingsForNick, “Madagascar: A Little Wild” with Shaylin Becton Now Streaming On Hulu, and more

Broadway performers recently created a video tribute to the late Nick Cordero called #BwaySingsForNick. Max William Bartos (Sing Street), Cate Elefante (Waitress), Hudson Loverro (A Bronx Tale, School of Rock, Assassins), Tess Murphy (Waitress), Analise Scarpaci (Mrs. Doubtfire, Matilda, A Christmas Story), Scarlett Sher (Waitress), Athan Sporek (A Bronx Tale, Les Miserables, A Day by the Sea), and many more took part. Watch below:

Shaylin Becton (The Lion King) voices Gloria in “Madagascar: A Little Wild,” now streaming on Hulu!

Check out this new video from Nick Jr., featuring the voice of Catherine Ashmore Bradley (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child)!

In case you missed it, here’s the newest episode of “Kyla’s Korner,” hosted by Off-Broadway alum Kyla Carter (Number the Stars)!

Raigan Olivia Saunders-Newton (Waitress) is taking part in the next Young Artists Concert on September 12th, which will benefit BC/EFA!

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Meet Raigain! Raigain has been performing since the age of 1 1/2, when she began singing and performing for her family. Raigan’s performing credits include; Waitress on Broadway and the TV series CBS FBI: Most Wanted. Raigan’s favourite role she’s ever played is Lulu in the Broadway Musical Waitress! Her first theatre memory was meeting her Waitress castmate Sofia. Waitress was an experience that changed Raigan, “Finding out I was in Waitress changed me because I never performed in a play” says Raigain. Her influences include her Mother and Grandmother. When things get hard seeing other actors singing and performing on stage keeps her going. “When I saw Frozen 1, I knew I wanted to be in a real live show; it kept me focused”. “I knew this was what I loved to do when I got the role [in Waitress as Lulu]. The second day I was there [at the Brooks] I thought, "Oh my gosh, I get to watch Colleen Ballinger [Raigan's favorite YouTuber and performer] perform." Raigan Shares. When Raigan does theatre she feels at home. “You can take naps, eat and play with toys in the dressing room…you get to get ready and put on makeup. It's so cool and makes me feel like a Disney princess, like someone like Uma [from the Disney movie "Descendents."] Raigan Shares. We’re so excited for Raigan to join us! Tune in on Saturday September 12th at 6pm EST to see Raigan and a bunch of other talent young performers.

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The Braganza Sisters–Anika, Amaya (The King and I, Annie), and Adriana (The King and I)–have a brand new single out now called “Still Yours”! Listen now on Spotify or wherever you stream music!

And check out this picture from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

Caroline Basu Performs in “Connected by Musicals” Concert, Andrew Barth Feldman in Virtual Production of OUR OFFERING Tomorrow, and more!

Caroline Basu (School of Rock) took part in the “Connected by Musicals” concert earlier today on Love of Musicals’ Facebook page!

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So excited to be a part of an amazing Connected By Musicals concert on Love of Musicals Facebook @loveofmusicals this Saturday at 2:30 ET, 7:30 in London with AMAZING performers from The West End, Broadway and US and UK tours. Singing one of my favorites for years that I have somehow never performed and a duet with my brother. Finale is a song medley from one of my VERY favorite shows that I’ve ever done (hint: it’s 1 of the 4 shows that I played the title role in 😉) • • • • • • • • • #connectedbymusicals #musicaltheatre #broadway #westend #broadwaytour #theatrekids #musicalkids #youngtalent #loveofmusicals #performingarts #theatre #maddiekayharris #brendanharris #lilymaeevans #nicolaturner #carolinebasu #sofiaswade #graciebryant #alliejoseph #islaturner #charlottepourretwythe #jemimabrooke #heledddavis

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Get your tickets for a virtual production of Our Offering with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen), happening tomorrow at 7pm EST!

And here are pictures from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

Walter Russell III Hosting New “Paw”-cast Tomorrow, Music Video for Sophia Anne Caruso’s Single “Toys,” and more!

Walter Russell III (The Lion King) will stream another episode of his “Paw”-cast tomorrow, with special guest and fellow The Lion King tour kid Chance Smith!

Check out Sophia Anne Caruso’s (Beetlejuice, Blackbird, Lazarus, Runaways, The Nether, The Sound of Music Live, Ruthless!) new music video for her single “Toys”!

Here’s the piece that Off-Broadway alum Melody Munitz (Dream Street, A Little Princess) performed as part of The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Lion King, and Trevor!