Tunes in Times Square Today, DREAM STREET Kids Book HBO Episode, and more!

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Tunes in Times Square took place from 10am-6pm today in Times Square, featuring lots of YBAN kids! Congratulations!

Congrats to Emily Glick (Dream Street), Kaylin Ponce (Dream Street), and Abigail Paige Murphy (Dream Street), who have all booked an episode of an HBO show! Here they are together:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Miss Saigon, Waitress, On Your Feet, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Amelie, Anastasia, A Bronx Tale, School of Rock, and The Lion King!

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Anthony Rosenthal Listed Among BuzzFeed’s Amazing Performances Worth Celebrating, Broadway.com Audience Choice Award Nominations Now Open, and more!

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Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos) made it onto BuzzFeed’s list of Amazing Broadway Performances Worth Celebrating! Check it out on BuzzFeed.com.

It’s time to choose the nominees for the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, and lots of Broadway kids are eligible! Make your selections on Broadway.com.

Lilla Crawford (Annie, Billy Elliot) and Nicholas Barasch (She Loves Me, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, West Side Story) are both listed among performers from the past ten years who have been snubbed at the Tony Awards, according to BroadwayBox.com!

The new Freaky Friday musical will make its way to the small screen! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Today, Audrey Bennett (Amelie) took over @HamilClips on Instagram! Find out more:


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

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Photo Coverage from WAITRESS’s First Anniversary Celebration, THE LION KING to Hold Open Call in Los Angeles, and more!

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Check out pictures from the 1-year anniversary celebration at Waitress on Playbill.com!

The Lion King is holding an open call in Los Angeles, CA, this weekend! Get more information on Playbill.com.

The Drama Desk Award nominations were announced today! Check out the full list of nominees, with our featured shows’ nominations highlighted, HERE.

Watch the new trailer for the next American Girl movie, starring Zoe Manarel (Matilda, A Little Princess) below or on ETOnline.com!

There’s just ten more days until Tunes in Times Square! See Diego Lucano (School of Rock) and many others perform!


Paul Luke Bonenfant (School of Rock) now has a vlog! Watch the first episode:

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

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Photo Coverage from NEWSIES Film Premiere, AMELIE Meets the Press, and more!

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Check out photo coverage from the red carpet of the Newsies premiere in movie theaters on Playbill.com and BroadwayWorld.com! Also, here’s video of Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos) talking with some of the Newsies stars on the red carpet!

Take a look at photos of the company of Amelie meeting the press on Broadway.com!

Watch Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) perform with Voodoo Dead on LiveForLiveMusic.com!

There will be an open call for Annie Warbucks on March 11th! Get more information on KidsOfTheArts.com.

Isabella Russo (School of Rock) will depart her role in The Mother of Invention this Sunday to begin work on an NBC pilot! Alexa Shae Niziak (Women Without Men, Matilda, A Christmas Story, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) will begin playing the role of Ryder on Tuesday, February 21st. Congrats Alexa, and congrats Isabella on your pilot! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Happy Valentine’s Day! Watch Alyssa Marvin (Number the Stars) in this sweet short film to celebrate love!

Rileigh McDonald (Matilda) began work on the podcast series “The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel”! Here she is in the recording studio:


And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, On Your Feet, Anastasia, and Sunday in the Park with George!


THE GOLD Opening Night, Paul Luke Bonenfant Joins SCHOOL OF ROCK, and more!

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Congratulations to the company of The Gold on their opening night tonight at the New York Musical Festival! Get more details about the show HERE.

Congrats to Paul Luke Bonenfant, who has joined the cast of School of Rock as a swing! Find out more on his Playbill Vault page.

Please help Fun Home alum Oscar Williams and his family by reading their story, sharing it, and donating if you can on YouCaring.com.

Check out photo coverage of Broadway Barks on BroadwayWorld.com!

Watch Nia Sioux‘s (Trip of Love) AOL Build interview HERE!

Niles Fitch (The Lion King, Our Lady of Kibeho) returns to “Mistresses” tonight at 10pm! Get more details on his Facebook event.

In this video, Vincent Crocilla (New York Spectacular) tells you the Top 5 Things To Do In NYC!

Check out this video of Savannah Grace Elmer (Matilda tour), Ava Briglia (Matilda), Lilyana Cornell (Les Miserables), and Lily Brooks O’Briant (Matilda tour) performing “If Only You Would Listen” from School of Rock at Cabaret for a Cause!

Here are the kids of Cabaret for a Cause, including featured vocalists Heidi Gray (Annie tour), Beada Briglia (Matilda), and Abbey Rose Gould (A Little Princess); featured vocalist and guitarist Corinne Wilson (School of Rock); and ASL translator Taylor Richardson (Smokefall, Annie, A Christmas Memory) performing “Fight Song” with American Sign Language!

Here’s Alaina Johnston performing “Hear No Evil” at Cabaret for a Cause!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Tink!, Runaways, On Your Feet, Matilda, School of Rock, New York Spectacular, Trip of Love, Les Miserables, and Waitress!













Elizabeth Crawford’s Birthday, YBAN Interviews Sophia Gennusa, and more!

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Happy birthday to Elizabeth Crawford (Tuck Everlasting)! We hope you had a great day, Elizabeth!

We talked to Sophia Gennusa (Matilda, Doctor Zhivago) about her hobbies, love of theatre, and her upcoming cabaret show Pop from the Heart! Get tickets now for the event, which is on May 22nd! Read our interview HERE, and you’ll also find a ticket link there.

Check out pictures of the kids of On Your Feet and School of Rock at the Astaire Awards on Broadway.com and BroadwayWorld.com!

Watch an exclusive clip from Tuck Everlasting on Billboard.com!

Get a sneak peek at Liberty featuring Abigail Shapiro (How the Grinch Stole Christmas!) below!

Here’s Abigail Dylan Harrison (Ruthless!) singing “The Girl I Mean To Be” from The Secret Garden!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, The Gray Man, Matilda, Fun Home, Tuck Everlasting, and On Your Feet!









Chloe Wheeler’s Website, Photo Coverage from NEWSIES Reunion Concert, and more!

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Chloe Wheeler (Dream Street) now has a website! Check it out at ChloeTaylorWheeler.com!

See photo coverage from the Newsies reunion concert at 54 Below on Playbill.com!

The King and I will hold a special performance to benefit The Actors’ Fund on September 20th! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Sam Poon (The King and I) will head back to Don’t Tell Mama on September 21st! Here’s a video from the last time he performed there!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, The King and I, Fun Home, Les Miserables, The Gray Man, and Matilda!

 

Sydney Lucas’s Birthday, MERCURY FUR Casting, and more!

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Happy birthday to Sydney Lucas (Fun Home)! We hope you had a great day!

Congratulations to Bradley Fong, who has been cast in Off-Broadway’s Mercury Fur! Get more information on the rest of the cast on TheaterMania.com.

Congrats to the company of The King and I, which celebrated its 100th performance today! Check out their celebratory picture below:

Can you spot Rileigh McDonald (Matilda) in the pictures below from Oona Laurence‘s (Matilda) A Class Act NY Matilda-themed workshop? Now, Rileigh is playing the role of Matilda in the show! (You might also catch Madyson Pellegrino of Dream Street!)

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Fun Home, Dream Street, Les Miserables, and Matilda!

 

NEWSIES Closing Weekend Coverage

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We want to congratulate the company of Newsies on a fantastic run! What was originally suppose to be 100-ish performances turned into 1,000+ performances. It’s been wonderful being part of their journey since the Papermill production. Congratulations to Luca, Giuseppe, and Zach – along with Andy, Hogan, David, and Jacob who all have been featured here. We have photo and video coverage from closing night, including the show’s final curtain call and post-show speech. Take a look!

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New Matildas, MOTOWN Closing, and more!

FYI: I will be on vacation from today until Sunday so I will not update the blog until Monday. Just a heads up! Also, I apologize for the downtime these past couple days. Something went awry with the host. Anyways, on to the news!

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matildaNew Matildas have been announced! Congratulations to 9 year old Tori Feinstein, 8 year old Eliza Holland Madore (Once), 9 year old Brooklyn Shuck (Annie), and 8 year old Fina Strazza who will take over over the next few weeks! Fina began her run this week. We are thrilled for these girls! We will have them up on our Matilda page shortly.

Unfortunately, Motown will close on January 18, 2015. But don’t fear! The production will return to Broadway in 2016. No theater or dates have been announced for the Broadway return. Go see it while you can!

Liberty is a new musical coming Off-Broadway to Theatre 80! The production will run October 14-November 25th. Tickets are now on sale at LibertyTheMusical.com. No casting has been announced yet.

“If I Stay” is now out in theaters. Be sure to go out and support Chloe Grace Moretz (The Library). Congratulations, Chloe!

Tickets for the NYC return of The Grinch are now on sale. Go to TheateratMSG.com to order yours.

Lots of Newsies news! First, we’d like to officially congratulate the cast on their 1,000th performance on Thursday! Next, the lottery for the final performances of Newsies will be supersized! 50 people will win tickets to the final performance on August 24th. Get there early. Good luck to all entering! Joshua Colley (Les Miserables, Newsies) recently shared his favorite Newsies memory with BroadwayWorld.com which you can read HERE. Also, I found more Newsies video. Below you’ll find the cast singing “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday” at 54 Below as well as taking on the Ice Bucket Challenge this past Thursday. Enjoy!

Kaci Walfall (The Lion King) will appear on an episode of “Person of Interest” on CBS this fall. She will appear on episode 4. No exact date is set. Congratulations, Kaci!

Press pictures from the Broadway-bound Finding Neverland have been released. You can view them at Broadway.com.

We found even more pictures from Broadway in Bryant Park with the casts of Matilda and Motown. Go to 1067litefm.com and scroll down. Find “Media” and click the appropriate thumbnail.

For those who can’t make it to the Misdemeanor: Puppy Love event feat. Raymond Luke Jr. (Motown), you can watch a livestream over HERE.

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

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