SCHOOL OF ROCK Cast Changes, Eleanor Koski Joins “Alex Inc.” Premiere Episode, and more!

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Congratulations to Demi Singleton, Sophia Kekllas, and Michael Cascetta, who will all make their Broadway debuts in School of Rock! Congrats also to Ruth Righi, who will move from playing Sophie to Marcy in the show!

Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables) will appear on the premiere episode of “Alex Inc.” on ABC this fall! Congrats, Ella!

The cast of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will sell cookies at Schmackary’s tomorrow from 5-7pm for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS! Get more details on BroadwayBakes.com. Also, Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos) was at Schmackary’s yesterday for Broadway Bakes!

It’s time to vote in BroadwayWorld’s Theater Fans’ Choice Awards! Vote HERE.

Check out videos from A Bronx Tale performing at Barnes & Noble on Playbill.com!

Shane Davis (Matilda) is featured in ACT Magazine! Check it out:


Audrey Bennett (Amelie) is featured as part of “Humans of Amelie”!


And here are pictures from the kids of Amelie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Anastasia, A Bronx Tale, Miss Saigon, and The Lion King!

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IF I FORGET and ANASTASIA Win Outer Critics Circle Awards, “Stranger Things” Wins Show of the Year, and more!

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Congratulations to If I Forget and Anastasia, which both won Outer Critics Circle Awards! If I Forget won for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play and Anastasia won for Outstanding Projection Design. Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com!

Congrats to alumni Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek), and Sadie Sink (The Audience, Annie), whose show “Stranger Things” won Show of the Year at the MTV Movie & TV Awards!

Lots of our featured shows and kids have been nominated for Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards! Here they are:

  • Favorite New Musical: Amelie, Anastasia
  • Favorite Musical Revival: Falsettos, Miss Saigon, Sunday in the Park with George
  • Favorite Long-Running Show: Kinky Boots, The Lion King, Waitress
  • Favorite Leading Actor in a Musical: Christian Borle for Falsettos, Jake Gyllenhaal for Sunday in the Park with George
  • Favorite Leading Actress in a Musical: Christy Altomare for Anastasia, Annaleigh Ashford for Sunday in the Park with George, Phillipa Soo for Amelie
  • Favorite Featured Actor in a Musical: Ramin Karimloo for Anastasia, Derek Klena for Anastasia, Andrew Rannells for Falsettos
  • Favorite Featured Actress in a Musical: Stephanie J. Block for Falsettos
  • Favorite Funny Performance: Stephanie J. Block for Falsettos, John Bolton for Anastasia, Christian Borle for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Favorite Diva Performance: Stephanie J. Block for Falsettos
  • Favorite Onstage Pair: Christy Altomare and Derek Klena for Anastasia, Annaleigh Ashford and Jake Gyllenhaal for Sunday in the Park with George, Christian Borle and Andrew Rannells for Falsettos
  • Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Male): Jon Jon Briones for Miss Saigon; Jake Ryan Flynn, Ryan Foust, and Ryan Sell for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Anthony Rosenthal for Falsettos
  • Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Female): Savvy Crawford for Amelie, Eva Noblezada for Miss Saigon
  • Favorite Replacement (Male): Todrick Hall for Kinky Boots
  • Favorite Replacement (Female): Sara Bareilles for Waitress, Jenna Ushkowitz for Waitress
  • Favorite Tour: Fun Home, currently starring alum Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home, A Little Princess)

Congrats to Jake, Ryan, Ryan, Anthony, Savvy, Ali, and all the kids in these shows! Get more details about the nominations on Broadway.com.

Check out Alyssa Marvin (Dream Street, Number the Stars) performing “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas” at Tunes in Times Square!

Here’s Dante Melucci (School of Rock), Evie Dolan (School of Rock), and Jersey Sullivan (School of Rock) performing “Don’t Do Sadness/Blue Wind” from Spring Awakening at Tunes in Times Square!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Les Miserables, A Bronx Tale, Once, On Your Feet, The Lion King, The King and I, Anastasia, and Waitress, including many from Tunes in Times Square!

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Lianah St. Ana Covers “Price Tag”, plus more pictures!

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Lianah Sta. Ana (Miss Saigon) sang “Price Tag” at last week’s Puttin’ on the Brits concert and we now have video! Watch below.


And here are more pictures from the kids of Anastasia, Animal, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Lion King, Miss Saigon, On Your Feet, and Waitress!






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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY to Tour in 2018, Tony Award Nominations Announced Tomorrow, and more!

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is heading out on tour in 2018! Get more details on Playbill.com.

You can watch the Tony Award nominations announcement tomorrow morning at 8:30am EST, 5:30am PST! Find out more on TonyAwards.com.

Check out Caleb McLaughlin (The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, The Lion King) and Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) with their “Stranger Things” castmates in the next issue of Emmy Magazine! Read it on People.com.

Take a peek at a two-show day at Amelie on Playbill.com!

Congrats to Lexi Underwood (The Lion King), who guest starred on “Walk the Prank” last weekend! Find out more:


And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Matilda, School of Rock, Miss Saigon, On Your Feet, Animal, Waitress, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Lion King, Amelie, and Anastasia!

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Drama Desk Award Nominations Announcement Tomorrow, SAMARA Extends Run, and more!

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Remember to tune in to the Drama Desk Award nominations, streaming on TheaterMania beginning at 10am EST tomorrow morning! Get more details HERE.

Samara has extended its run through May 14th! Find out more on TheaterMania.com.

Watch the full episode of “The Americans” featuring Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess) on FXNetworks.com!

Check out pictures of the cast of Waitress celebrating the show’s 1-year anniversary on BroadwayWorld.com!

The Lion King took home Best Presentation at this year’s BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition, and Sunday in the Park with George raised the second most amount of money! Find out more about the Easter Bonnet results on Playbill.com.

Gabby Pizzolo (Fun Home, Matilda) has joined the cast of a reading of Pamela’s First Musical! Find out more about the reading and the show, based on a children’s book by Wendy Wasserstein, on Playbill.com.

Congratulations to Luca Padovan (School of Rock, Newsies), who has been cast in Marvin’s Room! The show will bow on Broadway this summer with Roundabout Theatre Company. Also, Luca talked about what it’s like to be a kid on Broadway on Backstage.com!

Take a look at some pictures from yesterday’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular for the role of Clara!



Jake Katzman (Kinky Boots) has booked his first horror film! Find out more and see some pictures of Jake on set:


Ethan Haberfield (Mary Poppins) and Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story) will host A Time To Shine on May 7th! The lineup includes Jeremy Todd Shinder (Runaways, A Christmas Story). Get more details:


I'm so excited to be doing a new cabaret on May 7 hosted by 2 of my good friends, Ethan Haberfield and Analise Scarpaci.

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Lianah Sta. Ana appears in Week 5 of the “American Dream” Broadway.com vlog at Miss Saigon! Watch it below:

Paul Luke Bonenfant will go on for Zack in School of Rock on April 28th, April 29th, and May 1st! Find out more in his Instagram post:


Come see me as Zack in @sormusical this Friday, Saturday, and Monday!! (28,29,1st) #guitar #broadwaykids @broadwayunderstudies

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And here are pictures from the kids of Waitress and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

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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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IF I FORGET To Be Filmed For BroadwayHD, Gianna Harris On For Tomika In SCHOOL OF ROCK, and more!

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If I Forget will be filmed for BroadwayHD! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Gianna Harris is going on as Tomika in School of Rock tonight and on Friday! Find out more:


Ready to rock! Today and Friday I will be going on as Tomika!!!

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Alumni Annabelle Kempf (Billy Elliot) and Matthew Gumley (The Addams Family, Elf, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast) will play The Bitter End this Sunday! Find out more on Annabelle’s website.

Many of our featured shows received Drama League Award nominations, which were announced today! Check out the full list HERE.

Maya Grace Fischbein (Fun Home) talked about being a child understudy on Broadway with Backstage.com!

Lexi Underwood (The Lion King) has booked a pilot! Congrats!


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

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AMELIE Gypsy Robe Ceremony Photo Coverage, THE TRAVELING LADY Coming Off-Broadway, and more!

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Check out pictures from Amelie‘s Gypsy Robe Ceremony on BroadwayWorld.com!

The Traveling Lady will play Off-Broadway at Cherry Lane Theatre this June! Find out more HERE.

Eduardo Hernandez (On Your Feet) and Lilla Crawford (Annie, Billy Elliot) will take part in Broadway Sings at P.S. 166 on April 23rd! Get tickets HERE.

Suri Chen (Miss Saigon) is set to model the new Victoria Beckham collection, which launches this weekend at Target! Get more information in Suri’s Instagram post:


Check out Lianah Sta. Ana (Miss Saigon) singing “I’d Give My Life For You”!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Amelie, School of Rock, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and The Lion King!

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Mckayla Twiggs Joins At This Performance Lineup, Christopher Convery on “The Blacklist: Redemption” Tonight, and more!

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Mckayla Twiggs (Anastasia, Les Miserables, Once) has joined the lineup of At This Performance on April 2nd, along with the previously announced Lianah Sta. Ana (Miss Saigon)! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Christopher Convery (Kinky Boots) was on “The Blacklist: Redemption” at 10pm on NBC tonight! Here’s a picture of him on set:

Rileigh McDonald (Matilda) will star in the upcoming podcast series “The Ghost of Jessica Majors”! Find out more in her Instagram post:


Lianah Sta. Ana (Miss Saigon) chatted with TFC Balitang America about her show in this video:

Sean Reda (Les Miserables) will appear alongside Zoe Manarel (Matilda, A Little Princess) in The Secret Garden in Denver!

Rachel Resheff (Fish in the Dark, The People in the Picture, Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, Shrek) will star in the upcoming live action musical film “The Twelve Dancing Princesses”! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, The Lion King, Amelie, Kinky Boots, Miss Saigon, and School of Rock!


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YBAN Alumni in YOU GOT TRUMPED! at Manhattan Rep, Zoe Manarel in THE SECRET GARDEN in Denver, and more!

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Matthew Quirk (Before Your Very Eyes), Maddox Elliot (Dream Street), and KOT alumni Jenna Iacono (Grinch tour) and Ellie Poon (A Christmas Story tour) are part of You Got Trumped!, playing at Manhattan Repertory Theatre this weekend! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

Denver fans: you can catch Zoe Manarel (Matilda, A Little Princess) in The Secret Garden this spring! Find out more on DenverCenter.org.

Beetlejuice is getting a staged reading! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out the full awards season calendar on BroadwayWorld.com! Also, the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards will return on May 25th; find out more about that HERE!

Niles Fitch (The Lion King, Our Lady of Kibeho) will co-star in a film with Denzel Washington! Find out more:


And here are pictures from the kids of Anastasia, On Your Feet, School of Rock, The Lion King, and Waitress!

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