Lucille Lortel Nominations Announced, Emma Howard and Jaidyn Young’s 54 Below Cabaret TONIGHT, and more!

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The Lucille Lortel nominations have been announced! Congratulations to the companies of First Daughter Suite, Iowa, Lazarus, Mother Courage and Her Children, and Women Without Men, who were all nominated! Additionally, Sophia Anne Caruso (The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!) received her second Lucille Lortel nomination, this time for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical for Lazarus! Check out the list of YBAN nominations HERE, and check out the full list on Playbill.com.

“Together At Last,” Emma Howard (Matilda, Violet) and Jaidyn Young‘s (Annie) cabaret show, comes to 54 Below tonight! Get more information on 54Below.com, and congrats to Emma and Jaidyn!

The cast recording of On Your Feet is set for an April 29th release! Get more information on Broadway.com.

Check out the first production pictures from The Crucible on TheaterMania.com!

Get your tickets now for When I Grow Up at the Triad on April 2nd and 4th! More information HERE.

Dante Melucci has announced that he will play his final performance in School of Rock on May 8th. Go see him while you can, and get more information in his Instagram post below:


Hi all, I wanted to let everyone know that my final performance with "School of Rock: The Musical" will take place on Sunday, May 8. I've aged out of the role and so it's time for me to go. While I'm saddened at the thought of not taking the stage as the Freddy I created for the Broadway stage, I find comfort in the fact that it has been an amazing, almost impossible ride over the past year. I'm looking forward to what lies ahead for me. Thank you to everyone for sharing in this experience and for all your support and love over these past 12 months. You've helped make it a more complete experience for me. I've grown physically, for sure, but mostly I've matured into a kid who's fast learning about himself and what he's capable of. And for that, I'm forever grateful. Dante

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Hayden Wall (Soul Doctor) went on for James in School of Rock last night! Here he is before the show:


On as James tonight! 3rd role is a charm.

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




A ROOM OF MY OWN Begins Previews, YBAN At SMOKEFALL, and more!

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A Room Of My Own has begun previews! Congratulations to Nico Bustamante and the rest of the company!

I was lucky enough to see Smokefall, featuring Taylor Richardson (Annie, A Christmas Memory), yesterday! Taylor and the whole cast were great–see the show if you can! Here’s a picture of us after the show:

The Grammy Awards were tonight! Good luck to Fun Home and The King and I, both nominated for Best Musical Theater Album!

We found more video from the recent Broadway Sessions featuring the kids of School of Rock! Watch it below or on BroadwayWorld.com.

Brooklyn Shuck (Tuck Everlasting, Matilda, Annie) was featured in a segment for the Today Show this morning! Watch it below or on Today.com.

L.A. fans–tickets went on sale today for “Together At Last,” a cabaret show starring Emma Howard (Violet, Matilda) and Jaidyn Young (Annie)! Get more information in the Facebook post below:

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




BroadwayCon Kids’ Panel Today, Broadway Shows Resume Performances, and more!

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Today, some of Broadway’s smallest stars did a Broadway kids’ panel at BroadwayCon at 11 am in the Sutton Room! Were you there? Here are some pictures of Sam Poon (The King and I, Macbeth), Taylor Richardson (Smokefall, Annie, A Christmas Memory), Sawyer Nunes (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Finding Neverland, Matilda), Ripley Sobo (Matilda, Once), and Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home, A Little Princess), the kids on the panel, at the event!


WE MADE IT!! Come check out our "Even if your little you can do a lot" panel! #BroadwayCon #broadwaycon2016

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All Broadway shows resumed performances today after being cancelled yesterday due to the blizzard and resulting travel and transportation shutdowns in New York City! Get more information on TheaterMania.com.

Here’s the trailer for “Jack of the Red Hearts,” featuring Taylor Richardson (Smokefall, Annie, A Christmas Memory) and Sophia Anne Caruso (Lazarus, The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!)! You can also watch it on EW.com. The movie comes out in theaters on February 26, 2016!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Fun Home, The Lion King, Finding Neverland, School of Rock, The King and I, and Matilda!









Taylor Richardson Joins SMOKEFALL, Isabella Russo in SCHOOL OF ROCK Article, and more!

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Congratulations to Taylor Richardson (Annie, A Christmas Memory) who is heading back to Off-Broadway this year in Smokefall! Get more information HERE!

Also, Isabella Russo (School of Rock) was featured in an article on TDF about her character Summer Hathaway! Check out the article HERE!

And check out these pictures from the kids of The Lion King, Matilda, The King and I, Les Miserables, Kinky Boots, Mother Courage, Finding Neverland, and Fun Home!

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Elizabeth Crawford and Marco Schittone Join TUCK EVERLASTING, Evie Dolan Featured on ZZounds, and more!

elizabeth-marco Joining the Tuck Everlasting cast are Elizabeth Crawford (White Christmas tour) and Marco Schittone. Both are making their Broadway debuts! They join Sarah Charles Lewis and Brooklyn Shuck (Matilda, Annie).

Evie Dolan (School of Rock) was featured on ZZounds recently! She talks about the show and her musical instruments. Read it HERE.

Congrats to Hayden Wall and Ethan Khusidman (School Of Rock) who played Mason and Lawrence respectively this past weekend!

Congrats to Kolette Tetlow (Iowa) who has a few film projects coming up! No official announcement yet but we will keep you posted.

We have more video from Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) playing at MoMa! Watch below:

Rachel Arianna (Number the Stars) performed at the Metropolitan Room this past week! See her sing “You’re Gonna Hear From Me” and “On My Way” below:

And here are more pictures and video from the kids of The King and I, Kinky Boots, Lazarus, Matilda, On Your Feet, and School of Rock!










THE SECRET GARDEN at Lucille Lortel Tonight, “Steve Jobs” and “Joy” Win Golden Globes, and more!

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Gabriella Pizzolo (Fun Home, Matilda) and Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin) are performing in The Secret Garden at the Lucille Lortel Theatre tonight, as Mary Lennox and Colin Craven, respectively! Break a leg, Gabby and Eli! Get more information about the show on FriendsInTheater.com.

Congratulations to all involved with “Steve Jobs” and “Joy,” which won two and one Golden Globes last night, respectively! “Steve Jobs” features Ripley Sobo (Matilda, Once), and “Joy” features Ashley Lanzoni (Dream Street). Check out the full list of winners and nominees on BBC.com.

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












RUTHLESS! Extends Run, Alexa Valentino Books AllerGuarder Commercial, and more!

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Ruthless! has extended its run through April 2nd, 2016! Congratulations to the entire company! Get more information on TheaterMania.com.

Congratulations to Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars), who has booked a commercial for AllerGuarder! We can’t wait to see it!

Check out pictures of Oona Laurence (Matilda) promoting her new film “Lamb” at Planet Hollywood on Playbill.com!

Playbill.com has backstage portraits of the cast of Les Miserables, including Danielle Gordon–check them out HERE!

See the cast of The King and I celebrating New Year’s Eve on Playbill.com!

Congratulations to Hayden Wall (School of Rock, Soul Doctor), who played Mason at today’s matinee of School of Rock!

You can now watch the full clip of Sophie Knapp (Once, Dream Street, A Little Princess) on “The Dr. Oz Show” on DoctorOz.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, School of Rock, Matilda, Kinky Boots, and On Your Feet!











Sam Chuck Leaves LES MISERABLES, Ashley Lanzoni in “Joy,” and more!

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Happy Trails to Sam Chuck, who has finished his run as Gavroche in Les Miserables! Congrats on a great run, Sam–we can’t wait to see what’s next for you! Here’s a video of the Les Miserables cast singing “Happy Trails” to Sam:


Be sure to check out “Joy” in theaters–and keep an eye out for Ashley Lanzoni (Dream Street), who was in the movie! Find out more on IMDb.com. Congrats, Ashley!

Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home, A Little Princess) has joined the Broadway kid panel for BroadwayCon! Find out more in the picture below:

Sydney Lucas‘s (Fun Home) big Tonys moment made Playbill.com’s top unforgettable moments of 2015! Check out the whole list HERE.

Check out this video of Fabi Aguirre (On Your Feet, Les Miserables) singing “Defying Gravity” from Wicked!

Here is a video of Akira Golz (Matilda) singing “Waiting for Life” from Once On This Island at a cabaret!

And here are pictures from the kids of Finding Neverland, The King and I, Fun Home, School of Rock, The Lion King, Matilda, and Radio City Christmas Spectacular!







Brandon Niederauer at the Brooklyn Bowl Tonight, Videos from Emerson Steele’s 54 Below Show, and more!

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Tonight, Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) will perform with Lettuce at the Brooklyn Bowl after his evening performance at School of Rock! Check out the Facebook event HERE!

We now have videos from Emerson Steele‘s (Violet) 54 Below show! In this first video, watch Emerson, Michael Nigro (The Sound of Music LIVE), and Sophia Gennusa (Matilda, Doctor Zhivago) sing “Bang Bang”!

In this video, Emerson sings “Not For the Life of Me” from Thoroughly Modern Millie!

And finally, here is Emerson singing “Spark of Creation” from Children of Eden with her mom!

Recently, Josiah Jacoby (Dream Street) recorded a song with the band Crimson TGS, which includes Toni Ann Gisondi, who played Molly in the 1982 “Annie” movie! How cool! Here are some pictures:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, The Lion King, Matilda, Fun Home, Ruthless!, Kinky Boots, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and The King and I!










Kids from THE KING AND I, FUN HOME, KINKY BOOTS, and More Share Holiday Traditions!

First of all, we want to wish a belated Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates!

Kids from The King and I, Fun Home, Kinky Boots, School of Rock, Matilda, On Your Feet, and Finding Neverland shared their favorite holiday traditions! Read the article on Playbill.com.

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