Thursday Williams and Rosdely Ciprian Appear on NY1’s “On Stage,” “The Nexus” with Lily Buchanan Will Play Big Apple Film Festival and New York Short Film Festival, and more!

First, we want to send a huge thank you to everyone who’s voted for a better future this year! Check out this parody song, “Joy to the Polls,” featuring Bella May Mordus (The Ferryman, Make Believe), Kara Oates (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot), Caroline Basu (School of Rock), Alyssa Emily Marvin (Trevor, Dream Street, Number the Stars), and more!

Thursday Williams (What the Constitution Means to Me) and Rosdely Ciprian (What the Constitution Means to Me) appeared on NY1’s “On Stage” over the weekend!

Also, Thursday made an appearance during the Sing Out For Freedom concert last night, alongside Heidi Schreck! Find out more at SingOutForFreedom.com.

“The Nexus,” featuring Lily Buchanan (The Underlying Chris), will play the Big Apple Film Festival and the New York Short Film Festival!

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How fitting to announce these awards this weekend! This film was written/directed/produced by my incredibly talented friend @calebreesepaul. The Cast of The Nexus won Best Ensemble Cast at Horrors4You! "This young cast deliver all they've got. Just brilliant." and won runner up for Indie Short/Feature Film: Budget from $1000-5000! "The Nexus is a great use of budget – the film has a definite sense of polish that exceeds its limitations." Second of all, the film has also been accepted into the Big Apple Film Festival! Thirdly, the film has won honorable mention for the Young Filmmaker Award at Top Shorts, another big festival! Aaanndd, the film has also been chosen to be in the New York Short Film Festival (NYSFF)!

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Congrats to Gabriel Amoroso (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Medea), who booked a voiceover gig!

In case you missed it, here’s the full “Voices To End Hunger” concert from last Friday, featuring Sami Bray (The Bedwetter, 1984), Eve Johnson (The Net Will Appear), Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), Taylor Paige Henderson (The Bedwetter), Layla Capers (The Lion King, School of Rock), Hayden Bercy (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Antonio J. Watson (Tina, This Ain’t No Disco), and more!

Kids from School of Rock, Frozen, and more will present a concert on November 22nd to benefit Glut 1 Deficiency Syndrome!

Here’s the newest episode of “Kyla’s Korner,” hosted by Kyla Carter (Number the Stars)!

Did you watch the election special from “The Amazing World of Gumball,” starring Duke Cutler (School of Rock), which aired on Cartoon Network last night?

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) hosted a “Broadway Jackbox” stream earlier today! Keep an eye on Andrew’s Twitter for future streams!

Carly Gendell (School of Rock) took part in this modern take on Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On”!

Check out these throwback clips leading up to Thanksgiving from previous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parades – the casts of the 2012 revival of Annie and the 2015 revival of The King and I performing during the parade!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Sing Street, The Bedwetter, and more!





Zoe Manarel Performs in New York Theatre Barn’s New Works Series, Skye Dakota Turner and Shahadi Wright Joseph Join Conference Lineups, and more!

Zoe Manarel (Matilda, A Little Princess) performed in New York Theatre Barn’s New Works Series stream today! Watch HERE.

Skye Dakota Turner (Tina) has joined the lineup for the upcoming Youth Literary Conference, happening November 18-20!

Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) will speak at the Virtual Uniquely You Summit, also in November!

Tune in to “The Amazing World of Gumball,” starring Duke Cutler (School of Rock) as Gumball, on November 2nd at 7pm on Cartoon Network for their election special!

“Respect,” with Skye Dakota Turner (Tina), has been delayed to August 2021. Get more details on Playbill.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and Trevor!





TINA, THE INHERITANCE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE ROSE TATTOO, and BETRAYAL Nominated for Tony Awards; “A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting” and “Social Distance” Out On Netflix Today; and more!

The nominations for this year’s Tony Awards were announced today! Check out the full list on TonyAwards.com, and see below for a list of nominees from our featured shows:

  • Best Play – The Inheritance by Matthew López
  • Best Musical – Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Book of a Musical – Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, book by Katori Hall, Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins
  • Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre – A Christmas Carol, music by Christopher Nightingale
  • Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre – The Inheritance, music by Paul Englishby
  • Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre – The Rose Tattoo, music by Fitz Patton and Jason Michael Webb
  • Best Revival of a Play – Betrayal
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play – Andrew Burnap for The Inheritance
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play – Tom Hiddleston for Betrayal
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical – Adrienne Warren for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play – John Benjamin Hickey for The Inheritance
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play – Paul Hilton for The Inheritance
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play – Lois Smith for The Inheritance
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical – Daniel J. Watts for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical – Myra Lucretia Taylor for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Scenic Design of a Play – Bob Crowley for The Inheritance
  • Best Scenic Design of a Play – Soutra Gilmour for Betrayal
  • Best Scenic Design of a Play – Rob Howell for A Christmas Carol
  • Best Scenic Design of a Musical – Mark Thompson and Jeff Sugg for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Costume Design of a Play – Bob Crowley for The Inheritance
  • Best Costume Design of a Play – Rob Howell for A Christmas Carol
  • Best Costume Design of a Play – Clint Ramos for The Rose Tattoo
  • Best Costume Design of a Musical – Mark Thompson for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Lighting Design of a Play – Jon Clark for The Inheritance
  • Best Lighting Design of a Play – Hugh Vanstone for A Christmas Carol
  • Best Lighting Design of a Musical – Bruno Poet for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Sound Design of a Play – Paul Arditti and Christopher Reid for The Inheritance
  • Best Sound Design of a Play – Simon Baker for A Christmas Carol
  • Best Sound Design of a Musical – Nevin Steinberg for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Direction of a Play – Stephen Daldry for The Inheritance
  • Best Direction of a Play – Jamie Lloyd for Betrayal
  • Best Direction of a Musical – Phyllida Lloyd for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Choreography – Anthony Van Laast for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Orchestrations – Ethan Popp for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

“A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting,” starring Broadway alumni Oona Laurence (Matilda) and Lynn Masako Cheng (The King and I), arrived on Netflix today! Watch it now!

Also today, Netflix’s new anthology series “Social Distance” became available to stream! “Social Distance” features Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni Kylie Liya Page (Les Miserables), Niles Fitch (The Lion King, Our Lady of Kibeho, “This Is Us”), Ava DeMary (Matilda, Billy Elliot, Evita), and Will Meyers (Generation Me)!

Analise Scarpaci (Mrs. Doubtfire, Matilda, A Christmas Story) will perform at Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Annual Gala on November 12th! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

“Stranger Things” star and Broadway alum Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) is appearing in a new ad for Nike!

Walter Russell III (The Lion King) shared another new episode of “The PAW-cast” on his Instagram Live today, with special guest Mikari Tarpley (The Lion King tour)!

And check out these videos from the kids of The Lion King and Trevor!




Jenna Ortega Writing Book “It’s All Love,” Montgomery Lamb Appearing in Virtual Production of SEUSSICAL This Weekend, and more!

Jenna Ortega (New York Spectacular) has written a book called It’s All Love, set to come out January 5th, 2021! Find out more on JustJaredJr.com.

Tune in this weekend to see Montgomery Lamb (School of Rock) in a virtual production of Seussical!

Caroline Basu (School of Rock) is doing a Zoom Q&A this week, on August 30th!

In addition, check out Caroline performing in a medley of songs from Matilda as part of this past weekend’s “Connected by Musicals” concert!

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We had an amazing time last night and everyone was incredible! It’s impossible to choose a favourite performance cos they were all so good, but one thing that we all loved was our finale video. Matilda is a very special show to many of us. Five of the performers have played the role of Matilda in various productions, and for some of us it’s the first West End show that we saw, including myself. Here’s the video we managed to put together in under a week. These singers come from different parts of the UK and the US. Although we are more than 4,000 miles apart, we are connected by musicals. We all enjoyed doing it and we hope you enjoy our Matilda medley too 📚🐛🦎 • #ConnectedByMusicals #LoveOfMusicals #MatildaTheMusical #Matilda #MatildaMedley #WhenIGrowUp #Naughty #SofiaSwade #AllieJoseph #GracieBryant #CarolineBasu #NicolaTurner #LilyMaeEvans #MaddyKayHarris #BrendanHarris #IslaCurry #CharlottePourretWythe #JemimaBrooke #HeleddDavis #MusicalTheatre

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Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie) has booked a couple of voiceover gigs! More details to come.

Delilah Rose Pellow (Anastasia) covered “Landslide” with her sister Josephine Pellow and Molly Richardson (Matilda tour) in honor of Naya Rivera.

Check out these pictures from the kids of The Lion King and The Bedwetter!

Finally, here’s a fun fact: did you know that Natalie Portman made her Broadway debut at age 16 in The Diary of Anne Frank? Shout-out to Bygone Broadway for sharing this photo!

Kaylin Hedges’ Birthday, Madison Elizabeth Lagares Joins Season 3 of “Search Party,” and more!

Happy birthday to Kaylin Hedges (The Bedwetter)! We hope you had a great day, Kaylin!

Congrats to Madison Elizabeth Lagares (School of Rock, On Your Feet), who will appear in Season 3 of “Search Party”!

The Lion King is taking online submissions for its Broadway and national tour companies!

Joshua Turchin’s musical The Perfect Fit will be performed at Sharon Playhouse in Connecticut on September 5th, as part of their drive-in theatre series! The cast includes Joshua himself (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), as well as Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Carly Gendell (School of Rock), Gianna Harris (School of Rock), and Ellie Kim (Trevor, School of Rock, Dream Street). Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com!

Catherine Ashmore Bradley (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Gabriel Amoroso (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Medea), and more will perform in a virtual production of the new musical PsyKidz! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com, with more details TBA.

Kids including Suri Marrero (Frozen, The Lion King), Jai Ram Srinivasan (A Christmas Carol), Isabella Iannelli (The Rose Tattoo), Jacob Laval (The Rose Tattoo), and Jacob Morrell (Shadowlands) are raising money for BC/EFA via the Broadway Cares Virtual 5K! Visit their fundraising link to donate.

Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) will be featured in the upcoming Disney+ series “Becoming,” arriving on September 18th!

Check out this new series about anxiety in kids featuring Charlotte MacLeod (The Bedwetter) voicing the character of Nixie!

Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord) and Kelsey Fowler (Bonnie and Clyde, Sunday in the Park with George, Mary Poppins, Grey Gardens) made brief appearances in the virtual play Finish the Fight, produced by The New York Times! Watch here:

Events Today

Presley Ryan (Beetlejuice, Fun Home, The Sound of Music Live, A Little Princess), Lilla Crawford (Annie, Billy Elliot, New York Spectacular), Joshua Colley (Les Miserables, Newsies, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown), Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Celia Rose Gooding, and more appeared on “Stars In The House” tonight! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) taught a Zoom workshop with Playhouse by Stagedoor Manor! Find out more HERE.

Events Tomorrow

Walter Russell III (The Lion King) will welcome Mikee Castillo (The Lion King) to his “Paw”-cast at 6pm EST on his IGTV page!

New Episodes

Check out an all-new episode of the “Fade In” podcast, hosted by Jim Kaplan (School of Rock, The King and I), Will Coombs (The Ferryman, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, A Bronx Tale), and Molly Richardson (Matilda tour)! This episode is all about “Jurassic Park” and also features Josephine Pellow; listen HERE!

Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Ava-Riley Miles (Doctor Zhivago, Evita), Jay Hendrix, and Gracie Dundee!

Finally, check out this picture from the kids of The Lion King!

Aaralyn Anderson Appears on “What Would You Do?” Tonight, Playbill To Stream NEWSIES To Benefit The Actors Fund, and more!

Aaralyn Anderson (Ballyturk) guest starred on another episode of “What Would You Do?” tonight!

Tune in to Playbill later this month when they stream Newsies! Donations will benefit The Actors Fund. Get more details on Playbill.com!

Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Jordan Hall, Tyrah Skye Odoms (Annie), Eve Johnson (The Net Will Appear), and Broadway Custom!

Check out these highlights from “The Show Will Go On,” a recent benefit concert with Rika Nishikawa (The Lion King), Amaris Sanchez (On Your Feet), Nicole Scimeca (Anastasia), and Emily Zimmerman (The Bedwetter)!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, The Bedwetter, and Caroline, Or Change!






Bella May Mordus on “NOS4A2” and “The Show Will Go On” Feat. Alumni Both Tomorrow, and more!

Tomorrow, watch Bella May Mordus (The Ferryman, Make Believe) guest star on “NOS4A2” at 10pm on AMC!

Also tomorrow, tune in to “The Show Will Go On,” a benefit for Chicago’s theaters, featuring kids from Anastasia, The Lion King, and more! Watch HERE at 6pm CST.

Hayden Bercy (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) and Leila Rose Gross (Frozen) recently performed in two different “Coffee House Live” cabarets! Check out the clips below and watch Hayden’s concert and Leila’s concert on Instagram.

Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Ben Cameron and Tilda Grace!

Sign up now for CCTA’s virtual intensive co-directed by alum Brynn Williams (13, Bye Bye Birdie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, In My Life, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)!

Kyla Carter (Number the Stars) aired another episode of her “Kyla’s Korner” podcast on “The Mark White Show” today!

The cast of Kids of the Arts’ virtual production of A Knight at the Museum will include alumni Jonah Mussolino (Caroline, Or Change, A Bronx Tale), Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord), Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots), Suri Marrero (Frozen, The Lion King), and Jordan Cole (School of Rock)!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King and Trevor!




Broadway and Off-Broadway Alumni in A SIMPLER TIME on Tomorrow’s “Plays In The House: Teen Edition,” Sami Bray Organizing Benefit for COVID-19 Relief and St. Jude’s, and more!

Tomorrow, six Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni will perform online in A Simpler Time as part of “Plays In The House: Teen Edition”! The lineup includes Alexander Bello (Caroline, Or Change, The Rose Tattoo, All My Sons), Adriana Braganza (The King and I), Amaya Braganza (The King and I, Annie), Juli Rudetsky-Wesley (Unbroken Circle), Charlie Tassone (Frozen), and Jonah Verdon (Disaster!). Watch the livestream HERE tomorrow, also hosted by Juli Rudetsky-Wesley (Unbroken Circle)!

Sami Bray (The Bedwetter, 1984) is organizing a concert to benefit both The Actors Fund’s COVID-19 relief resources and St. Jude’s Hospital! The concert will be held on August 2nd. More details to come!

Emily Zimmerman (The Bedwetter) will take part in a benefit concert for Chicago’s theaters on August 9th! Get more details on ChicagoPlays.com.

Congratulations to Jacob Morrell (Shadowlands), who has booked a new movie called “Mongoose,” coming to Amazon Prime in November!

Watch this virtual cover of “Castle on a Cloud” with the actors who portrayed Little Cosette in the most recent Broadway revival of Les Miserables!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Flying Over Sunset, The Lion King, and Caroline, Or Change!





Season 2 of “NOS4A2” with Mattea Conforti Premieres, Alexander Bello and Charlie Tassone in “Plays In The House Teen Edition” Reading, and more!

Happy Father’s Day! Special shout out to the dads who support and cheer on their kids every day. We love you!

“NOS4A2” returned for its second season on AMC tonight, with Broadway alum Mattea Conforti (Frozen, Sunday in the Park with George, Matilda)!

Alexander Bello (Caroline, Or Change, The Rose Tattoo, All My Sons) and Charlie Tassone (Frozen) performed in a virtual reading of Georgia Mae James Unplugs America with Plays In The House Teen Edition earlier today! Watch the reading HERE; it’ll be available for the next few days!

Here’s a new episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Tyrah Skye Odoms (Annie), Alexa Swinton, and Talia Baird!

Meliki Hurd (Matilda) performed standup on Instagram last night!

Check out this clip of Blasina Olowe (for all the women who thought they were Mad) performing during On the Hook’s benefit for the Black community!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Flying Over Sunset, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and The Lion King!