Happy birthday to Zoe Wilson (Eco Village)! We hope you had a great day, Zoe!
Tonight, Back to Before returns to 54 Below for a night of music with former Broadway kids now all grown up! Get tickets and more details HERE.
Equity Principal Auditions are being held on February 6th for potential replacements for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! Get the audition information on Backstage.com and advice for attending EPAs as a non-Equity actor on ActorAesthetic.com.
Sam Chuck (Les Miserables) has created a new short film called “Superfreak,” starring Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables)! Follow @SuperfreakFilm on Instagram for more news.
You will soon be able to license Frozen Jr. to perform at your school, community theater, camp, and more! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.
And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Eco Village, and more, including photos from the closing night of School of Rock and photos of YBAN founder Lindsay at Dave & Buster’s in Times Square with some Broadway and tour alumni!
Happy trails to the company of Runaways at New York City Center, which finished its run tonight! We can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you!
Happy trails to Hayden Wall (Soul Doctor), who has left his position as a swing in the company of School of Rock! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Hayden!
Get a sneak peek at the upcoming Broadway return of Motown on Playbill.com!
Watch Jonah Verdon (Disaster!), Lilla Crawford (New York Spectacular, Annie, Billy Elliot), and Joshua Colley (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Les Miserables, Newsies) sing “What the World Needs Now” at Broadway in Bryant Park with Broadway For Orlando!
Check out these videos of the Matilda cast members performing at Broadway in Bryant Park!
And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Runaways, Dream Street, and School of Rock!
Congratulations to Olivia Coronel, who has made her Broadway debut in On Your Feet! Get more information in the post below:
Now that Blackbird has closed, we can officially congratulate Sophia Anne Caruso (Runaways, Lazarus, The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!) on her Broadway debut in a very secret role we couldn’t mention until now! Find out more in her Facebook post:
Kids and teens in the New York area–join Sam Poon (The King and I, Macbeth) in Sing In for Peace this Saturday! More details below:
Chloe Wheeler (Dream Street) recently competed on “La Voz Kids” (Telemundo’s “The Voice” for kids)! Watch her audition:
Congratulations to Grace Capeless (The Lion King, Matilda, A Christmas Story), Ruby Rakos (Billy Elliot), Neil McCaffrey (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, Bye Bye Birdie), and Chris Sumpter (Matilda), who all performed at Trevor LIVE last night! Find out more in the Twitter post below:
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.
Happy birthday to Meliki Hurd (Matilda)! We hope you had a great day, Meliki!
Congratulations to Willow McCarthy, who made her debut in the title role in Matilda yesterday afternoon!
Congratulations to alum Giuseppe Bausilio (Billy Elliot, Newsies, Irving Berlin’s America), currently performing in Aladdin on Broadway, who has joined the cast of the upcoming Broadway revival of Cats! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com!
Watch the latest installment of “Forever 17,” the backstage vlog at Tuck Everlasting, on Broadway.com!
Congrats to She Loves Me, On Your Feet, Waitress, and Fiddler on the Roof, which have all won Outer Critics Circle Awards! Get the full list on BroadwayWorld.com.
Watch Oona Laurence‘s (Matilda) episode of “Blindspot” on NBC.com!
Kids from Dream Street and The Sound of Music LIVE and their castmates in KOTA’s School of Rock promoted the show recently at Rahway Day in New Jersey! Go see the show May 20-22 (I’m seeing it!), and check out pictures below:
I attended the premiere of “Uncle Gareth” this weekend, which features Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars)! Congrats, Alexa! Check out the pictures below:
Check out Christie Kim (The King and I) singing “Caro mio ben” in this video!
See a day in the life of Baylee Littrell (Disaster!):
We just found this video of the School of Rock kids singing “My Generation” at Puttin on the Brits back in November!
And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Waitress, Tuck Everlasting, Matilda, Les Miserables, and Fun Home!
The Drama Desk Award nominations were announced today! We are so thrilled for Nicholas Barasch (She Loves Me) and Baylee Litrell (Disaster!) who both received nominations for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. You can find the full list below (with our featured shows highlighted in bold). Congratulations, everyone!
The Christians, Playwrights Horizons
The Humans, Roundabout Theatre Company
John, Signature Theatre
King Charles III
The Royale, Lincoln Center Theater
Outstanding Musical First Daughter Suite, Public Theater
Daddy Long Legs School of Rock
Shuffle Along Waitress
Outstanding Revival of a Play
Cloud Nine, Atlantic Theater Company
Death of a Salesman, New Yiddish Rep
Henry IV, Donmar Warehouse at St. Ann’s Warehouse
Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Roundabout Theatre Company
A View From the Bridge Women Without Men, Mint Theater Company
Outstanding Revival of a Musical
The Color Purple
The Golden Bride, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Fiddler on the Roof She Loves Me, Roundabout Theatre Company
Outstanding Actor in a Play
Andrew Garman, The Christians, Playwrights Horizons
Avi Hoffman, Death of a Salesman
Frank Langella, The Father, Manhattan Theatre Club
Tim Pigott-Smith, King Charles III
Mark Strong, A View From the Bridge
Outstanding Actress in a Play
Georgia Engel, John, Signature Theatre
Mamie Gummer, Ugly Lies the Bone, Roundabout Undeground
Marin Ireland, Ironbound, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater/Women’s Project Theater
Jessica Lange, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Nicola Walker, A View From the Bridge
Outstanding Actor in a Musical Danny Burstein, Fiddler on the Roof
Robert Creighton, Cagney, York Theatre Company Michael C. Hall, Lazarus, New York Theatre Workshop Zachary Levi, She Loves Me
Benjamin Walker, American Psycho
Outstanding Actress in a Musical Laura Benanti, She Loves Me
Carmen Cusack, Bright Star
Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple Jessie Mueller, Waitress
Annette O’Toole, Southern Comfort, Public Theater
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Bill Camp, The Crucible
David Furr, Noises Off, Roundabout Theatre Company
Matt McGrath, The Legend of Georgia McBride, MCC Theater
Richard Thomas, Incident at Vichy, Signature Theatre
Michael Shannon, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Brooke Bloom, Cloud Nine
Megan Hilty, Noises Off Kellie Overbey, Women Without Men
Saycon Sengbloh, Eclipsed, Public Theater
Jeanine Serralles, Gloria, Vineyard Theatre
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Nicholas Barasch, She Loves Me
Christopher Fitzgerald, Waitress Baylee Littrell, Disaster!
Paul Alexander Nolan, Bright Star
A.J. Shively, Bright Star
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple Alison Fraser, First Daughter Suite
Rachel Bay Jones, Dear Evan Hansen, Second Stage Jane Krakowski, She Loves Me Mary Testa, First Daughter Suite
Outstanding Director of a Play
Rachel Chavkin, The Royale
Sam Gold, John
Rupert Goold, King Charles III
Joe Mantello, The Humans Jenn Thompson, Women Without Men
Ivo van Hove, A View From the Bridge
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Michael Arden, Spring Awakening
John Doyle, The Color Purple
Rupert Goold, American Psycho Bartlett Sher, Fiddler on the Roof
Bryna Wasserman, Motl Didner, The Golden Bride
Joshua Bergasse, Cagney
Spencer Liff, Spring Awakening
Lynne Page, American Psycho
Randy Skinner, Dames at Sea
Savion Glover, Shuffle Along
Outstanding Music Sara Bareilles, Waitress Michael John LaChiusa, First Daughter Suite Andrew Lloyd Webber, School of Rock
The Lobbyists, SeaWife, Naked Angels
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Bright Star
Outstanding Lyrics Sara Bareilles, Waitress
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Dear Evan Hansen Glenn Slater, School of Rock Michael John LaChiusa, First Daughter Suite
August Eriksmoen, Bright Star Larry Hochman, She Loves Me, Roundabout Theatre Company
Joseph Joubert/Catherine Jayes, The Color Purple Andrew Lloyd Webber, School of Rock Michael Starobin/Bruce Coughlin, First Daughter Suite
Outstanding Music in a Play
Billie Joe Armstrong, These Paper Bullets!, Atlantic Theatre Company
Estelle Bajou, Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally, One Year Lease Theater Company
Shaun Davey, Pericles, Theatre for a New Audience
Philip Glass, The Crucible
Tom Kitt, Cymbeline, New York Shakespeare Festival
Outstanding Set Design for a Play
Riccardo Hernandez, Red Speedo, New York Theatre Workshop
Mimi Lien, John
G.W. Mercier, Head of Passes, Public Theater
Christopher Oram, Hughie
Derek McLane, Fully Committed
Outstanding Set Design for a Musical
Es Devlin, American Psycho
Emily Orling, Matt Saunders, Eric Farber, Futurity, Soho Rep/Ars Nova David Rockwell, She Loves Me
Outstanding Costume Design for a Play
Jessica Ford, These Paper Bullets! Martha Hally, Women Without Men
Constance Hoffman, Pericles
William Ivey Long, Shows for Days, Lincoln Center Theater
Anita Yavich, The Legend of Georgia McBride
Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical
Jane Greenwood, Bright Star
Katrina Lindsay, American Psycho Jeff Mahshie, She Loves Me
Alejo Vietti, Allegiance
Ann Roth, Shuffle Along
Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play
Neil Austin, Hughie
Mark Barton, John
Bradley King, Empanada Loca, Labyrinth Theater Company
Tyler Micoleau, Antlia Pneumatica, Playwrights Horizons
Justin Townsend, The Humans
Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical
Jane Cox, The Color Purple
Jake DeGroot, SeaWife
Ben Stanton, Spring Awakening
Justin Townsend, American Psycho
Jules Fisher/Peggy Eisenhauer, Shuffle Along
Outstanding Projection Design
Nicholas Hussong, These Paper Bullets!
Darrel Maloney, Tappin’ Thru Life
Peter Nigrini, Dear Evan Hansen
Finn Ross, American Psycho Tal Yarden, Lazarus
Outstanding Sound Design in a Play
Fitz Patton, An Act of God
Fitz Patton, The Humans
Miles Polaski, Fulfillment, The Flea Theatre
Bray Poor, John
Ryan Rumery, Empanada Loca
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical Mick Potter, School of Rock Brian Ronan, Lazarus
Nevin Steinberg, Bright Star
Dan Moses Schreier, American Psycho
Scott Lehrer, Shuffle Along
Outstanding Wig and Hair David Brian Brown, She Loves Me
Jason Hayes, The Legend of Georgia McBride Robert-Charles Vallance, Women Without Men
Charles G. LaPointe, The School for Scandal, Red Bull Theater
Mia M. Neal, Shuffle Along
Outstanding Solo Performance
Simon Callow, Tuesdays at Tesco’s, 59E59
Kathleen Chalfant, Rose, Nora’s Playhouse
James Lecesne, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey
Daphne Rubin-Vega, Empanada Loca
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Fully Committed
Unique Theatrical Experience
ADA/AVA, Manual Cinema/3LD/The Tank
Antigona – Soledad Barrio/Noche Flamenca
That Physics Show
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
YOUARENOWHERE – 3LD/The Tank
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