Gaten Matarazzo to leave LES MIS, Tony Awards Set Nomination Date, and more!

Gaten MatarazzoIt was announced today that Gaten Matarazzo will play his final performance of Les Miserables on March 1st. His final performance schedule is on his FB fan page. Please see him while you can!

The Tony Awards have set their nomination announcement date! Tune in at 8:30am EST at TonyAwards.com on April 28th.

“A Little Game” is now out on DVD! Order it at Amazon.com and check out an exclusive clip at BeliefNet.com.

Somewhere in Time has cast their first workshop. Included in the cast is young actor Jake Katzman as Young Arthur! No word yet on a Broadway production, but we will keep you posted.

We have more video from both Cabaret for a Cause and A Time to Shine! Check out all of those videos below, which features kids from Matilda, King and I, A Little Princess, and more!


 

And here are pictures from the kids of The Lion King, Matilda, and Motown!

 

SOUL DOCTOR To Close, Eden Duncan-Smith Reflects on MLK, and more!

Soul Doctor will close Off-Broadway, with its final performance on Sunday, January 25, 2015, at 2:00 pm. Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

 

Eden Duncan-Smith (The Lion King, Fences) reflected on Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy on PIX11 today with other teenagers. Check out the video at Pix11.com!

Check out lots of awesome pictures from Motown‘s closing night on BroadwayWorld.com!

Also, check out Nathaniel Cullors‘s (Motown) Facebook page for lots of pictures from Motown‘s closing night!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Motown, Matilda, and The Nether!


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MOTOWN Recoups Investment, FUN HOME and VERITE Tickets On Sale, and more!

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Just two days before their closing performance, Motown recouped its investment. Congratulations to the entire Motown team!

Tickets for Fun Home and Verite are now on sale! Get your tickets at Telecharge.com and LCT.org.

Anthony Pierini‘s (Mary Poppins, Big Fish) brand new film “Zarra’s Law” is now available for purchase on DVD and on Video on Demand! You can order it at Amazon.com.

And here are pictures from the kids of The Lion King and Fun Home!

K’Lynn Jackman (The Lion King) with a friend

“A Most Violent Year” Hits Theaters, RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Closes, and more!

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Taylor on set of “A Most Violent Year”

Happy New Years’ Eve! We are so thankful for all your support this year. 2014 went by so fast. We have so much to look forward to in 2015! We are so excited!

Today, “A Most Violent Year” (featuring Taylor Richardson of Annie and A Christmas Memory) is released. Congratulations, Taylor!

Radio City Christmas Spectacular played its final performance of the season today. We wish everyone the very best!

Luke Spring (A Christmas Story) tapped at last night’s Kennedy Center Honors and stole the show. Watch below!

We now have video of K’Lynn Jackman (The Lion King) singing “Give Love”. Watch below!

 

 

And here are more pictures from the kids of Matilda, Motown, The Lion King, The King and I, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and A Christmas Memory!

K’Lynn Jackman (The Lion King) at the stage door

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Emerson Steele Among “Best Broadway Debuts”, Katherine McNamara on Lifetime, and more!

Emerson Steele Congratulations to Emerson Steele (Violet) who was ranked among the Best Broadway Debuts of 2014, according to TheatreMania.com! Other members of the list include Bryan Cranston and Ramin Karimloo. Read the full list HERE!

Congratulations to Katherine McNamara (A Little Night Music) whose newest TV movie “A Wife’s Nightmare” premiered tonight on Lifetime!

Darius Kaleb (A Raisin in the Sun, Motown) has a new EP coming out very soon! He has just finished work on his 2nd EP. We will have more details soon.

And here are more pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Matilda, Motown, Les Miserables, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Fun Home, and Kinky Boots!

Radio City Christmas Spectacular 2014 Cast Photo Outtakes

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PETER PAN LIVE Cast Album, THE AUDIENCE to Begin Previews Earlier, and more!

The cast of NBC’s Peter Pan LIVE (including John Allyn and Jake Lucas) reunited recently to celebrate the release of the Peter Pan LIVE cast album! You can see lots of pictures from the event on BroadwayWorld.com!

It was announced today that The Audience will begin previews on Broadway earlier than originally scheduled. They will now begin on February 14, 2015. (The opening night date remains the same.) Read the Broadway.com article!

Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables) has posted an update to his performance schedule as Gavroche! Check it out HERE!

Eliza Holland Madore (Matilda), Sophia Gennusa (Matilda), and many other young performers from Cabaret for a Cause were featured in Magnificent Magazine! Find out how to buy your copy HERE!

A new clip from the Into the Woods movie, featuring Lilla Crawford (Annie) as Little Red Riding Hood, has been released! Watch it below:

Click HERE to see lots of pictures from the Matilda holiday party!

And here are pictures from the kids of Peter Pan LIVE, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Motown, and Matilda!


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Lombardi in Broadway’s Epic Fail, Boston Herald Features “Neverland” Kids, and more!

NOTE: We have added pages for Waiting for Godot and Generations. Take a look!

Broadway's Epic Fail

Olivia Lombardi (A Little Princess) is set to take part in Broadway’s Epic Fail, a concert only described as “an evening of songs from movies that should never become musicals as written by the best in the business.” The concert will be held on September 7th at 6pm and the 8th at 9:30pm at Sophie’s NYC. Tickets can be purchased at BrownPaperTickets.com, but keep in mind that it will NOT be kid-friendly! More information can be found at www.broadwaysepicfail.com.

The boys of Finding Neverland at A.R.T. were interviewed by Boston Herald about their lives as child actors working on a Broadway bound production. Read it at BostonHerald.com!

Another promo has been released for Kids of the Arts’ “Lyrics for Life”! Take a look!

And here are pictures from the kids of The Lion King, Matilda, and Motown!

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NEWSIES Closing Coverage, ANNIE and MATILDA Sing Spice Girls, and more!

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Newsies Closing Night

I found more photo coverage from closing night of Newsies at TheatreMania.com. Take a look!

Full Force‘s CD came out yesterday and it features Raymond Luke Jr. (Motown)! Go get it over at iTunes today!

About a week ago, Grace Capeless (Matilda), Alexa Shae Niziak (Matilda), Analise Scarpaci (Matilda), Sadie Sink (Matilda), and Beatrice Tulchin (Matilda) all performed at the Puttin’ on the Brits concert as mini Spice Girls! You can find them singing a great Spice Girls medley down below.

Milly and Abigail Shapiro previewed their upcoming show very recently. Broadway World gives you a special video sneak peek over HERE.

“Lullaby”, the recent film featuring Zac Ballard (A Christmas Story), Brigid Harrington (Mary Poppins), and Sebastian Hedges Thomas (Kinky Boots), is now out on DVD. You can purchase it at Amazon.com.

If you watched the Emmys on Monday, you might have seen this commercial featuring Eliza Holland-Madore (Once, Matilda) alongside Ricky Gervais. If you missed it, watch below!

Another promo picture for the film remake of “Annie” has been released (and it featured Eden Duncan-Smith)! It’s stunning. Check it out at BroadwayWorld.com.

And here are pictures and video from the kids of Motown and The Lion King!

Nathaniel Cullors, Raymond Luke Jr., and Teshi Thomas singing “Bang Bang”

MATILDA Cast Changes, Knapp in ONCE, and more!

FYI: We placed all of our Newsies closing weekend coverage in this post. Take a look!

Sophie Knapp6 year old Sophie Knapp (A Little Princess) will make her Broadway debut in Once! Don’t know who she is replacing and when she starts but we are very excited for her!

Paige Brady (Matilda) took her last bow as “Matilda” this past Saturday. We wish you all the best, Paige! Fina Strazza officially made her debut yesterday. Congratulations and welcome!

Lyrics for Life, the Kids of the Arts-produced fundraiser for World Suicide Prevention Day, will be hosted by Cameron Ocasio! Ocasio made his Broadway debut in 2010 in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and plays Dice on Nickelodeon’s “Sam and Cat”. The event will also feature Sophie Knapp, who will make her Broadway debut soon in Once. Ticket information can be found at SymphonySpace.org.

We posted a bunch of videos from this past Cabaret for a Cause. In case you missed them, I’ve put them in a playlist. Watch below!

We found a few videos featuring the New “Matildas”! Get a sneak peek at the new “Matildas” and make sure to check them out at the Shubert Theater within the next few weeks.

Tori Feinstein on Nick Jr.’s “Bubble Guppies” as Oona
Fina Strazza on Dr. Oz (look closely behind Dr. Oz!)

Mia Sinclair Jenness (Les Miserables) volunteered at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen recently and she sang “I Believe I Can Fly” with her fellow Les Miserables castmates, who also volunteered. Watch the video below!

Brooklyn Shuck (Annie, Matilda) took on the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS. If you would like to donate please go to ALSA.org. For now, here’s Brooklyn’s video!

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

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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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