ANASTASIA, A BRONX TALE, and more receive Outer Critics Circle Nominations

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Today, the Outer Critics Circle nominations were announced! Anastasia leads the pack overall with 13. Winners will be announced May 8. The annual Gala Awards Dinner and presentation of awards will be held May 25 at 3 PM at Sardi’s Restaurant. Below we have the full list of nominees (our featured shows highlighted in bold) as well as a list of nominations sorted by our featured shows. Congratulations!

See the full list of nominees below:

Outstanding New Broadway Play
A Doll’s House, Part 2
Indecent
Oslo
Sweat

Outstanding New Broadway Musical
Anastasia
A Bronx Tale
Come From Away
Groundhog Day
Holiday Inn

Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play
If I Forget
Incognito
A Life
Linda
Love, Love, Love

Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical
The Band’s Visit
Hadestown
Himself and Nora
Kid Victory
Spamilton

Outstanding Book Of A Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Terrence McNally, Anastasia
Itamar Moses, The Band’s Visit
Chazz Palminteri, A Bronx Tale
Danny Rubin, Groundhog Day
Irene Sankoff & David Hein, Come From Away

Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens, Anastasia
Alan Menken & Glenn Slater, A Bronx Tale
Tim Minchin, Groundhog Day
Irene Sankoff & David Hein, Come From Away
David Yazbek, The Band’s Visit

Outstanding Revival Of A Play (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
The Front Page
Jitney
The Little Foxes
Othello
The Price

Outstanding Revival Of A Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Finian’s Rainbow
Hello, Dolly!
Miss Saigon
Sunset Boulevard
Sweeney Todd

Outstanding Director of a Play
Lila Neugebauer, The Wolves
Jack O’Brien, The Front Page
Daniel Sullivan, The Little Foxes
Rebecca Taichman, Indecent
Kate Whoriskey, Sweat

Outstanding Director of a Musical
Christopher Ashley, Come From Away
David Cromer, The Band’s Visit
Darko Tresnjak, Anastasia
Matthew Warchus, Groundhog Day
Jerry Zaks, Hello, Dolly!

Outstanding Choreographer
Andy Blankenbuehler, Bandstand
Warren Carlyle, Hello, Dolly!
Savion Glover, Shuffle Along
Kelly Devine, Come From Away
Denis Jones, Holiday Inn

Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical)
Alexander Dodge, Anastasia
Nigel Hook, The Play That Goes Wrong
Mimi Lien, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Scott Pask, The Little Foxes
Douglas W. Schmidt, The Front Page

Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical)
Linda Cho, Anastasia
Susan Hilferty, Present Laughter
Santo Loquasto, Hello, Dolly!
Ann Roth, Shuffle Along
Catherine Zuber, War Paint

Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical)
Christopher Akerlind, Indecent
Donald Holder, Anastasia
Natasha Katz, Hello, Dolly!
Bradley King, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Kenneth Posner, War Paint

Outstanding Projection Design (Play or Musical)
Duncan McLean, Privacy
Jared Mezzocchi, Vietgone
Benjamin Pearcy for 59 Productions, Oslo
Aaron Rhyne, Anastasia
Tal Yarden, Indecent

Outstanding Sound Design (Play or Musical)
Gareth Fry & Pete Malkin, The Encounter
Gareth Owen, Come From Away
Nicholas Pope, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Matt Stine, Sweeney Todd
Nevin Steinberg, Bandstand

Outstanding Orchestrations
Doug Besterman, Anastasia
Larry Blank, Holiday Inn
Bill Elliott & Greg Anthony Rassen, Bandstand
Larry Hochman, Hello, Dolly!
Jamshied Sharifi, The Band’s Visit

Outstanding Actor In A Play
Daniel Craig, Othello
Michael Emerson, Wakey, Wakey
Kevin Kline, Present Laughter
David Oyelowo, Othello
David Hyde Pierce, A Life

Outstanding Actress In A Play
Janie Dee, Linda
Sally Field, The Glass Menagerie
Allison Janney, Six Degrees of Separation
Laura Linney, The Little Foxes
Laurie Metcalf, A Doll’s House, Part 2

Outstanding Actor In A Musical
Christian Borle, Falsettos
Nick Cordero, A Bronx Tale
Andy Karl, Groundhog Day
David Hyde Pierce, Hello, Dolly!
Tony Shalhoub, The Band’s Visit

Outstanding Actress In A Musical
Christy Altomare, Anastasia
Christine Ebersole, War Paint
Katrina Lenk, The Band’s Visit
Patti LuPone, War Paint
Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly!

Outstanding Featured Actor In A Play
Michael Aronov, Oslo
Danny DeVito, The Price
Nathan Lane, The Front Page
Richard Thomas, The Little Foxes
Richard Topol, Indecent

Outstanding Featured Actress In A Play
Johanna Day, Sweat
Jayne Houdyshell, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Katrina Lenk, Indecent
Nana Mensah, Man From Nebraska
Cynthia Nixon, The Little Foxes

Outstanding Featured Actor In A Musical
John Bolton, Anastasia
Jeffry Denman, Kid Victory
Gavin Creel, Hello, Dolly!
Shuler Hensley, Sweet Charity
Andrew Rannells, Falsettos

Outstanding Featured Actress In A Musical
Kate Baldwin, Hello, Dolly!
Stephanie J. Block, Falsettos
Jenn Colella, Come From Away
Caroline O’Connor, Anastasia
Mary Beth Peil, Anastasia

Outstanding Solo Performance
Ed Dixon, Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose
Marin Ireland, On the Exhale
Sarah Jones, Sell / Buy / Date
Judith Light, All the Ways to Say I Love You
Simon McBurney, The Encounter

John Gassner Award
(Presented for an American play, preferably by a new playwright)
Jaclyn Backhaus, Men on Boats
Sarah DeLappe, The Wolves
Paola Lázaro, Tell Hector I Miss Him
Qui Nguyen, Vietgone
Bess Wohl, Small Mouth Sounds

TOTAL
Anastasia – 13
Outstanding New Broadway Musical
Outstanding Book Of A Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical)
Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical)
Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical)
Outstanding Projection Design (Play or Musical)
Outstanding Orchestrations
Outstanding Actress In A Musical
Outstanding Featured Actor In A Musical
Outstanding Featured Actress In A Musical (2x)

A Bronx Tale – 4
Outstanding New Broadway Musical
Outstanding Book Of A Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Outstanding Actor In A Musical

Falsettos – 3
Outstanding Actor In A Musical
Outstanding Featured Actor In A Musical
Outstanding Featured Actress In A Musical

Holiday Inn – 3
Outstanding New Broadway Musical
Outstanding Choreographer
Outstanding Orchestrations

If I Forget – 1
Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play

Miss Saigon – 1
Outstanding Revival Of A Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Announces Cast Album and Rush Policy, ANNIE Celebrates 40th Anniversary, and more!

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has announced that they will record a cast album and that they will begin a policy for rush tickets! Get more details about both on TheaterMania.com.

Happy 40th Anniversary to Annie, which originally opened on Broadway on this day in 1977!

“Shadowhunters,” starring Broadway alum Katherine McNamara (A Little Night Music), has been renewed for its third season! Find out more on Deadline.com.

The casts of Kinky Boots, The Lion King, A Bronx Tale, and many other shows will perform at this year’s Easter Bonnet Competition! In addition, Waitress and Sunday in the Park with George will be among the shows honored in a bonnet parade. Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out Austyn Johnson (Matilda, Dream Street) featured in US Weekly!


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And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Sunday in the Park with George, Miss Saigon, Amelie, Anastasia, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Waitress, School of Rock, and Kinky Boots!

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Jahi Di’Allo Winston in “Untouchable,” ON YOUR FEET Boys in Video from R.Evolución Latina, and more!

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Jahi Di’Allo Winston (The Lion King) will appear in the upcoming film “Untouchable,” starring Kevin Hart, Julianna Margulies, Nicole Kidman, and Bryan Cranston! Congrats, Jahi!

Watch Eduardo Hernandez (On Your Feet) and Kevin Tellez (On Your Feet) in this video from R.Evolución Latina celebrating Latinx Broadway pros!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Kinky Boots, A Bronx Tale, On Your Feet, Miss Saigon, Amelie, and Waitress!

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“The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel” Season 2 Premieres, New WAITRESS Production Photos, and more!

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Today, Season 2 of “The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel” premieres, featuring Rileigh McDonald (Matilda)! Listen HERE.

Check out new production photos from Waitress featuring new star Sara Bareilles on Playbill.com!

“The Beguiled,” with Emma Howard (Violet, Matilda) and Oona Laurence (Matilda), is heading to the Cannes Film Festival! Find out more on Variety.com.

Watch Athan Sporek (A Bronx Tale, A Day by the Sea, Les Miserables) singing “I Like It” at the NY Easter Parade this weekend!

GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda) did another shoot with GoNoodle! Watch it below:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of On Your Feet, Anastasia, The Lion King, A Bronx Tale, Waitress, Miss Saigon, and Sunday in the Park with George!

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WAITRESS and A BRONX TALE to Participate in Easter Parade, “Little Boxes” Out in Theaters Today, and more!

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Waitress and A Bronx Tale will take part in the Easter Parade in New York City this weekend! Find out more on Playbill.com.

“Little Boxes,” featuring alumni Oona Laurence (Matilda), Miranda McKeon (Little Miss Sunshine), Gabriel Rush (Billy Elliot), and Colin Critchley (New York Spring Spectacular, Waiting for Godot, Kinky Boots), hits theaters today! Congrats!

Jahi Di’Allo Winston (The Lion King) has joined the upcoming film “Proud Mary” with Taraji P. Henson! The film is set to be released on January 26th, 2018. Get more details on IMDb.com.

The cast album of A Bronx Tale has arrived in stores! Congratulations to the company!

Christopher Convery (Kinky Boots) is in a commercial for Arla! Watch it below:


Gianna Harris (School of Rock) has been filming a new project! Check out pictures below, and stay tuned for more details:

Check out Jillian Lebling (Once) in the season finale of “The Path” on Hulu!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Anastasia, Waitress, Amelie, and Sunday in the Park with George!

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Understudies on in SCHOOL OF ROCK, Olivia Chun Takes Over SCHOOL OF ROCK Social Media, and more!

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Congratulations to Gianna Harris and Ellie Kim, who went on for Tomika and Shonelle, respectively, in School of Rock yesterday!

Today, Olivia Chun (School of Rock, The King and I) took over the School of Rock Instagram and Snapchat accounts! Take a look at her posts–both usernames are SORMusical.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Kinky Boots, Sunday in the Park with George, A Bronx Tale, School of Rock, Miss Saigon, On Your Feet, and Waitress!

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Annabelle Wachtel’s Birthday, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Broadway Revival Announced, and more!

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Happy birthday to Annabelle Wachtel (School of Rock)! We hope you had a great day, Annabelle!

Once On This Island will be revived on Broadway beginning this November! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Check out photo coverage from the release party for A Bronx Tale‘s cast album on BroadwayWorld.com!

Take a look at more opening night pictures from Miss Saigon on Broadway.com!

Get to know Lianah Sta. Ana, a high school senior and the Kim alternate in Miss Saigon, on APP.com!

Did you know Anastasia has a lottery? Enter HERE!

Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) has a couple of upcoming engagements! He will play The Cutting Room on April 13th; get more information about that performance on TheCuttingRoomNYC.com. Brandon is also set to play the National Anthem at the Philadelphia 76ers game on April 6th; find out more in his Facebook post:

Mia Sinclair Jenness (Les Miserables, The Sound of Music LIVE, Number the Stars) will provide voiceover for “Captain Underpants”!



Watch Evie Dolan (School of Rock) from the new musical The Whipping Boy at 54 Below!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, On Your Feet, School of Rock, and Amelie!


CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Kids Featured on Broadway.com, Pictures from A BRONX TALE, and more!

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The Charlies of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are featured on Broadway.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of A Bronx Tale, Anastasia, School of Rock, On Your Feet, and Kinky Boots!

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A BRONX TALE Cast Recording Out Digitally Today, Ellie Kim On For Katie in SCHOOL OF ROCK, and more!

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The cast recording of A Bronx Tale was released digitally today! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Ellie Kim (School of Rock, Dream Street) is swinging on for Katie tonight in School of Rock! Break a leg, Ellie!


Check out opening night pictures from Miss Saigon on BroadwayWorld.com!

Anastasia now has a new block of tickets available! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

YBAN’s Lindsay chatted with Hannah Nordberg (Little Miss Sunshine), who is currently bringing to life a beloved American Girl doll in “An American Story: Ivy and Julie 1976,” which began streaming on Amazon today, for the latest in our When I Grow Up interview series with alumni! Read it HERE.

For all our Broadway fans in Florida: Casey Butler (Finding Neverland) will appear in Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia from March 31st to April 30th in West Palm Beach! Get more details:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Sunday in the Park with George, Miss Saigon, A Bronx Tale, School of Rock, Waitress, and Anastasia!

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THE LIGHT YEARS Opens at Playwrights Horizons, Special Snow Day Ticket Offer for A BRONX TALE, and more!

Happy opening to the company of The Light Years at Playwrights Horizons! Break a leg!

We will keep you updated on any Broadway or Off-Broadway schedule changes with the upcoming blizzard! For now, we have a special ticket offer from A Bronx Tale for March 14th and 15th! Get more details in the Facebook post below:

Lexi Underwood (The Lion King) guest starred on “Henry Danger” last weekend! You can see her on the show again this Saturday at 8pm on Nick, and check out a clip below:

 

Look out for Suri Chen (Miss Saigon) in the Summer 2017 Children’s Place lookbook!

Check out Jeremy Shinder (Runaways, A Christmas Story) in this new clip from the new movie “Going In Style”!

 

Watch Zane King Beers (Macbeth) make an appearance on “Shades of Blue” below or on NBC.com!


Deandre Sevon (Runaways, Mother Courage and Her Children) sang backup for Lorde on “Saturday Night Live”! Watch below:

Watch the brand new trailer for “Transformers” with Isabela Moner (Evita)!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of A Bronx Tale, Amelie, The Light Years, Waitress, Sunday in the Park with George, On Your Feet, and Anastasia!