RUTHLESS! Returns, SOUL DOCTOR Casts Boys, and more!

Tonight, Ruthless! returns to NYC with new star Tori Murray. Break a leg, Tori!

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Soul Doctor has announced its cast! Congratulations to Dylan Boyd and Hayden Wall (Les Mis national tour) who will rotate as Young Scholmo. Previews begin in December!

Generations has extended again! The production goes through November 23rd. Be sure to catch Khail Toi Bryant and the company before then!

The kids of “Sound of Music LIVE” will reunite at 54 Below for a special concert on December 17th at 9:30pm. Performers include all 7 kids as well as their standbys. Get your tickets at 54Below.com!

K’Lynn Jackman (The Lion King) has added a bunch of pictures of previous performances which you can check out at her Facebook fan page.

More video sneak peeks for the film adaptations of Annie and Into the Woods have been released. Check out Eden Duncan-Smith (The Lion King) and Lilla Crawford (Annie) in action below!

And here are even more pictures and videos from the kids of MatildaThe Lion King, and Number the Stars!

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A CHRISTMAS MEMORY Casting, BROWNSVILLE SONG Opening Night Pictures, LIBERTY Press Pictures and more!

A Christmas Memory Taylor Richardson Silvano SpagnuoloComplete casting for A Christmas Memory has been announced! Joining the previously announced Taylor Richardson is 10 year old Silvano Spagnuolo. The cast had their first official rehearsal yesterday. Congratulations, guys!

I found pictures from opening night of brownsville song (b-side for tray).  Taliyah Whitaker looked beautiful! You can find the pictures at LCT’s Facebook fan page.

Press pictures from Liberty have been released! Check out Abigail, Andrew, and the rest of the cast at BroadwayWorld.com.

We now have a premiere date for the upcoming Nickelodeon series “100 Things to Do Before High School”, featuring Isabela Moner (Evita)! The series will premiere as a TV movie on November 11th at 7pm. Take a look at a sneak preview below!

Olivia Fanders (A Little Princess) walked another runway event at the Petite Parade’s kids fashion show. Check out pictures at DenverPost.com!

2015 Kids Night on Broadway is coming back in January! This event let’s kids see a Broadway show for free with a full-priced adult ticket. More details to come soon.

Here are even more pictures and videos from the kids of Once, Matilda, The Lion King, Kinky Boots, and Les Miserables!

K’Lynn Jackman (The Lion King) singing at a private event (Video #1)
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Sophie Shapiro in PUNK ROCK, DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Casting Notice, and more!

NOTE: We are still looking for a web assistant. You have until Sunday to apply HERE.

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Congratulations to Sophie Shapiro who has been cast in Punk Rock at MCC! First preview is October 29th and the production opens on November 17th.

Doctor Zhivago will include kids! The casting team recently sent out an EPA notice for child actors. We will have casting news for you sometime in the spring!

Congratulations to alumni Noah Marlowe (Act One, Mary Poppins) and Olivia Fanders (A Little Princess) who are now appearing in productions Off-Broadway and in Connecticut! Noah opened in Holiday Inn at Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut and Olivia opened in 4:48 Psychosis Off-Broadway at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn. Holiday Inn runs through November 30th and 4:48 Psychosis closes on October 26th. Please check out the Goodspeed and St. Ann’s websites for ticket information!

Tickets for Our Lady of Kibeho, featuring Niles Fitch of The Lion King, are now on sale. Head over to the Signature Theatre website to purchase yours!

And here are pictures from the kids of Matilda, Les Miserables, and Lion King!

Ted Wilson and Timothy TV Cao (Matilda) at the park!
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Alumni Invade Off-Broadway and Readings and more!

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Milly Shapiro (Matilda) will lead an all-kid reading of The Geranium on the Windowsill Just Died But Teacher You Went Right On on October 20th in NYC. The cast includes Charlotte Rose Masi (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Peyton Ella (Sound of Music LIVE), and Stephen Sayegh (A Little Princess). Full casting can be found at Playbill.com. Congratulations to everyone involved!

Jeremy Shinder (A Christmas Story) and Elainey Bass (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) are currently appearing in Big at the York Theatre Company through Sunday! The production also stars John Tartaglia and Kerry Butler. More information can be found at YorkTheatre.org.

And here are pictures from the kids of The Lion King, Ruthless!, Matilda, Once, Kinky Boots, brownsville song, Violet, and Les Miserables!

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“Happyland” Series Premiere, Annie Baltic on “Gotham”, and more!

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Tonight, the new MTV series “Happyland” premieres at 11pm. It features Katherine McNamara who was one of the original kids on our blog in 2010 while she co-starred in A Little Night Music. Congratulations, Kat!

Congratulations to Annie Baltic (Mary Poppins) who guest starred on this week’s episode of “Gotham”! We will have the episode up soon.

And below you’ll find more pictures from the kids of Les Miserables, Matilda, and The Lion King!

 

 

 

 

LION KING Happy Trails, WAITING FOR GODOT Closes, and more!

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Today, Teshi Thomas, Kaci Walfall, Caleb McLaughlin, and Cole Bullock take their final bows in The Lion King. Congratulations on a great run and we will miss you all!

Waiting for Godot closes Off-Broadway today at the Barrow Street Theatre. Happy Trails, Nicholas!

Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King) will appear on the new ABC series “Forever” on September 30th at 10pm. Set your DVR’s!

I found more pictures from Kaci Walfall‘s reunion with Ashanti, both of whom co-starred on “Army Wives” on Lifetime, when Ashanti visited The Lion King recently. Check out the pictures at GettyImages.com.

Sadie Sink‘s (Annie) new commercial for Tide is out now. Watch below!

I just found the opening number from this year’s Easter Bonnet, which featured Sophia Gennusa (Matilda). Take a look below.

And here are pictures from the kids of The Lion King, Les Miserables, Matilda, and Ruthless!

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Huge, Gigantic Update (including KINKY and MATILDA cast changes!)

Note: We have created a separate post with all Newsies news. Please check out the post HERE!

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So sorry for the lack of updates! I know a lot has happened since I last updated on Saturday, so here is a gigantic update.

On Your Feet is officially coming to Broadway! The upcoming Broadway production will play the Marquis Theater. Opening night is set for November 5, 2015 with previews set for October 5, 2015. A developmental lab is scheduled for fall 2014 with Chicago tryouts occuring next spring. We do not have an official cast for the Broadway run quite yet. However, the recent reading featured young actors Alexandria Suarez and Ezequiel Pujols.

HUGE congratulations to “The Sound of Music LIVE!” which took home an Emmy this past Saturday! The broadcast won Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for A Miniseries, Movie or Special. The production is still in the running for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special, which will be presented at the Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25th.

A new Matilda starts this week! Please welcome little Fina Strazza to the company. A new batch of Matildas are set to start within the next month, so be on the lookout!

D’Andre Lee has returned to Kinky Boots after a week off. David Austin has departed and is now rehearsing for the national tour of Kinky Boots. Welcome back, D’Andre!

The kids of Matilda were asked by BuzzFeed what they want to do when they grow up. You can read the cute article over HERE!

“Dora and Friends” premiered on Nickelodeon last night. Congratulations to Isabela Moner (Evita) who plays Kate! You can read all about her success in Hollywood and Broadway at Cleveland.com. It’s a great article!

Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita, A Little Princess) is performing in an opera in Italy at the end of the month. The poster has been released and it is beautiful! See it at our Facebook fan page.

Douglas Baldeo (Kinky Boots) recently uploaded videos from his previous dance competitions over at his YouTube channel. Take a look at the playlist below for all the videos!


 
A brand new production photo from the upcoming film version of Annie has been released! Take a look at the image at BroadwayWorld.com.

The kids of Les Miserables and Broadway-bound Finding Neverland participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge. You can watch their videos below! Great job, everyone!


 
The girls of Annie had a mini-reunion in Washington, DC! Jaidyn Young, Georgi James, Taylor Richardson, and Emily Rosenfeld saw The Lion King with Tyrah Skye Odoms playing Young Nala. You can find their adorable reunion picture over HERE!

The kids of Motown took PIX 11 News backstage at Motown and showed them what it’s like to be a kid on Broadway. Watch the video below!


 
The girls of Once took part in the recent special curtain call with Once composer Glen Hansard. Check out Madeleine Pace and Laurel Griggs celebrating with their cast down below!


 
And here are a bunch of pictures from the kids of Les Miserables, The Lion King, Motown, Annie, Matilda, and Ruthless!

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