Drama Desk Awards and “Back to Before” Today, Ashley Brooke Books Feature Film, and more!

Today are the Drama Desk Awards! Break a leg to all the nominees.

Tonight, Broadway kids all grown up are taking the 54 Below stage in “Back to Before: Former Broadway Kids Return to the Stage”! Tickets are still available; find out more on 54Below.com.

Ashley Brooke (Doctor Zhivago, Dream Street) has booked a feature film called “Troupe Zero”!

Get your tickets to see Cory Logan on for the role of Freddy in School of Rock on June 9th and 10th!

Watch the kids of School of Rock perform at Stars in the Alley:

And here are pictures from the kids of Anastasia, Once On This Island, A Bronx Tale, Waitress, and The Lion King!

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Jesús Del Orden’s Birthday, EVITA Alum Isabela Moner to Play Dora the Explorer in Live-Action Remake, and more!

Happy birthday to Jesús Del Orden (Kinky Boots)! We hope you had a great day, Jesús!

Congrats to Isabela Moner (Evita), who will play Dora the Explorer in an upcoming live-action remake! Get more details on HollywoodReporter.com.

Cast members from Anastasia, Frozen, Kinky Boots, Once On This Island, School of Rock, and Waitress will perform at this year’s Stars in the Alley concert, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will also make an appearance! Find out more on Broadway.com.

Jake Ryan Flynn (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) is appearing in two shows at North Shore Music Theatre: Mame and Peter Pan! Get more information HERE.

Benjamin Harding (Matilda) is performing in Big Fish in Georgia through this weekend! Get tickets HERE.

In June, you can see Maya Slaughter (Dream Street) and Naina Slaughter (Dream Street) in Shrek in New Jersey! Find out more on MayoArts.org.

Frozen is getting a Broadway.com vlog!

Former Broadway child actors from Les Miserables, Mary Poppins, and more will take the stage at 54 Below in Back to Before! Get more details on 54Below.com.

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

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Ruth Righi’s Birthday, HAIRSPRAY LIVE Wins Creative Arts Emmy Awards, and more!

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Happy belated birthday to Ruth Righi (School of Rock, Really Rosie)! We hope you had a great day, Ruth!

The first night of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards was last night, and Hairspray Live is now a three-time Emmy winner! Find out more on Deadline.com.

Nicholas Barasch (She Loves Me, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, West Side Story) has joined a 54 Below concert performance celebrating Rufus Wainwright! Get more details on 54Below.com.

Daniel Shin (Miss Saigon) led storytime at Strand Books at 1pm today! Get more information HERE.

Happy Trails to Suri Chen, who played her last performance as Tam in Miss Saigon yesterday! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Suri!

Kids of the Arts’ cover of “You Will Be Found” from Dear Evan Hansen is out now! It features alumni Oona Laurence (Matilda), Jeremy T. Villas (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Kinky Boots), Mia Sinclair Jenness (Les Miserables, Number the Stars, The Sound of Music LIVE), Luka Kain (South Pacific), Diego Lucano (Peace, Love and Cupcakes, School of Rock), Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King), Rachel Resheff (Fish in the Dark, The People in the Picture, Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, Shrek), Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home, A Little Princess), Sammy Ramirez (School of Rock), Kaci Walfall (The Lion King), Nerghiz Sarki (Fiddler on the Roof, Dream Street), Ashley Brooke (Doctor Zhivago, Dream Street), Raquel Wallace (Dream Street), Annabelle Kempf (Billy Elliot), Madison Zamor (Dream Street, Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Madison Elizabeth Lagares (On Your Feet), Sean Reda (Les Miserables, Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Swayam Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street), Aviva Winick (Matilda), Austyn Johnson (Matilda, Dream Street), Rachel Arianna (Number the Stars), Marquise Neal (Kinky Boots, Dream Street), Sophie Knapp (Once, Dream Street, A Little Princess), Nicole Wildy (Really Rosie, Dream Street), Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots), Alexa Reeves (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), Victoria Csatay (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), Anna Kate Cibrian (A Little Princess), Miranda Jo DeMott (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), Chloe Smith (A Little Princess), Simone Vysnovsky (Dream Street), Isabella Moitoso (A Little Princess), Emily Glick (Dream Street), Tai Sandhu (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), Danielle Gordon (Les Miserables), Toleeya Napolitano (Dream Street), Violet Young (Number the Stars), Maddox Elliot (Dream Street), Alyssa Franck (Dream Street), Kaitlyn Franck (Dream Street), Hannah Jane Moore (Dream Street), Maya Slaughter (Dream Street), Dylan Brod (Dream Street), Naina Slaughter (Dream Street), Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars), Madeleine Pace (Once), Bobby Becht (Dream Street), Danielle Becht (Dream Street), Casey Nadzam (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), Megan Trageser (Dream Street), Kaylin Ponce (Dream Street), Sofia Pellegrino (Dream Street), Ashley Birdsall (Dream Street), and Erin Haggerty (A Little Princess). In addition, Maya Slaughter (Dream Street) and Ireland Horan (A Little Princess) were Production Assistants for the music video, which raises money and awareness for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention! Watch it below:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, 1984, Kinky Boots, School of Rock, and Frozen!

Isabella Russo Joins THE MOTHER OF INVENTION, Trailer for “The Comedian,” and more!

Isabella Russo (School of Rock) has joined the cast of Off-Broadway’s The Mother of Invention! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Here’s the trailer for “The Comedian,” featuring Savvy Crawford (Amelie, A Little Princess), set to be released on February 3rd!

Darius Kaleb (Motown, A Raisin in the Sun) discussed “Luke Cage” with Teenplicity.com!

Watch the full video of On Your Feet performing at “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” below or on BroadwayWorld.com!

“Former Broadway Kids, All Grown Up!” is coming up soon at 54 Below, featuring former Broadway child actors! Performers include alumni Emerson Steele (Violet), Allie Trimm (13, Bye Bye Birdie), and Brynn Williams (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, In My Life, Grinch, 13, Bye Bye Birdie). Get more information on 54Below.com.

Here’s a trailer for “The New Edition Story,” featuring Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) and Jahi Diallo Winston (The Lion King)!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Fiddler on the Roof, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Matilda, On Your Feet, Falsettos, Kinky Boots, School of Rock, and Waitress!

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DISASTER! on “Good Day New York” Tomorrow, MATILDA Third Anniversary Coverage, and more!


Baylee Littrell and his Disaster! castmates Seth Rudetsky, Kerry Butler, and Adam Pascal will appear on “Good Day New York” tomorrow at 9:40 am! Set your DVRs or tune in!

Matilda celebrated its third year on Broadway today! Check out pictures from yesterday’s celebration on TheaterMania.com and BroadwayWorld.com!

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown is coming back to NYC at the York Theatre with an all-kid cast! Get more information on YorkTheatre.org.

Check out pictures from original author Natalie Babbitt’s visit with the cast of Tuck Everlasting on BroadwayWorld.com and TheaterMania.com!

Bonale Fambrini will be on as Prince Chulalongkorn in The King and I from April 19th to April 24th! Go see him in the show! Get more information:

Here’s a roundup of pictures from National Siblings Day yesterday, featuring the kids of Broadway!

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

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National Swing Day, FREAKY FRIDAY To Have World Premiere in Washington DC, and more!

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Happy National Swing Day to all of our past and present swings! We hope we managed to get almost everyone in the tags!

Freaky Friday will make its world premiere at the Signature Theatre in Washington, D.C.! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com! Casting is still TBA.

Cabaret for a Cause is coming to The Poconos in Pennsylvania! Get more information in the picture below:

Check out this PSA from Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars) for Free2Luv, an anti-bullying campaign!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Lazarus, Les Miserables, Matilda, Fun Home, The King and I, andKinky Boots!

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MATILDA Girls at Broadway Craft Fair, Mia Sinclair Jenness Supporting Cookies 4 Kids Cancer, and more!

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Brooklyn Nelson (Matilda) and Mattea Conforti (Matilda), and lots of other Matilda kids, were at the Broadway Craft Fair at the New Amsterdam Theater today from 5pm to 6:30pm! Here they are modeling Santa hats!

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Mia Sinclair Jenness (Les Miserables, Number the Stars) was supporting Cookies 4 Kids Cancer in New York City today from 2pm to 5pm! Here are pictures:

Mia also performed as Matilda (her role in the Matilda tour) with the Sharon High School Select Choir at Boston’s Holiday Lights recently! Here is a video:

Emerson Steele (Violet), Joshua Colley (Les Miserables, Newsies), Peyton Ella (The Sound of Music LIVE, A Little Princess), and Milly Shapiro (Matilda) and Abigail Shapiro (Liberty, How the Grinch Stole Christmas) (The Shapiro Sisters) will appear in “Whistle Down the Wind: In Concert” at 54 Below on December 13th! It is the show’s New York City premiere! Get more information on 54Below.com.

We have Cabaret for a Cause performance videos of Amaya Braganza (The King and I, Annie) and her sister Anika, Zell Steele Morrow (Fun Home), Presley Ryan (Fun Home, The Sound of Music LIVE, A Little Princess), David Rosenthal (Matilda), Scarlett Diaz (A Little Princess), Taylor Richardson (Annie, A Christmas Memory), Abbey Rose Gould (A Little Princess), Ava DeMary (Matilda, Evita, Billy Elliot), and the 8pm cast’s finale!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Matilda, The Lion King, Les Miserables, School of Rock, Fun Home, Finding Neverland, The King and I, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, On Your Feet, and Lazarus!

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