SCHOOL OF ROCK Casting, Behind the Scenes at KING AND I, and more!

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According to this IG post, Isabella Russo has been cast in School of Rock! More casting TBA. Congrats, Isabella!

Behind-the-scenes video from the King and I cast album recording is now online! Watch below:

Congratulations to Analise Scarpaci (Matilda) who has booked a new voiceover project!

A couple reminders! Remember to vote for our featured shows in the BroadwayWorld.com Awards. You can vote at BroadwayWorld.com. Also there are just nine general admission tickets left for Cabaret for a Cause in LA! You can order tickets at CabaretForACause.us. I (Lindsay) will also be there covering the event so come on down, see these incredible kids, say “Hi” to me, and support a great cause!

If you missed the Kinky Boots kids on the Red Nose Day Danceathon, the video is below!

Three years ago today, many of our currently featured kids and alumni took the stage at Godspell as part of Godspell Cast of 2032! These kids included Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables), Jon Viktor Corpuz (The King and I), and many more. Watch below!

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

 


Zoe Wilson in THREE DAYS TO SEE, Alumni in TV and Film, and more!

Zoe Wilson Zoe Wilson has been cast in the Off-Broadway production of Three Days to See! Presented by the Transport Group, the production will run Jul. 12-Aug. 16 at Theatre 79. Congrats, Zoe!

Lots of our alumni are popping up on TV and film! Jillian Lebling (Once) returned to “The Blacklist” last week. Catherine Missal (Mary Poppins) will appear in “Vacation”, the reboot of the National Lampoon film series. The film will be released on July 29th. And lastly, Katherine McNamara (A Little Night Music) will appear in “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” later this year! Jillian’s episode as well as Catherine and Katherine’s trailers can be found below. Congratulations everyone!

We found more video coverage from Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) attending the Tony nominee reception. Watch below! Additionally, it was announced that Fun Home will go on tour in 2016! No other news about the tour besides that, but to keep up with the latest on the tour, visit our sister site Kids on Tour!

Be sure to get your tickets for Cabaret for a Cause in LA! There are only 12 general admission tickets left.

Congratulations to Fish in the Dark which has recouped its investment! You have until July 19th to see Rachel Resheff and the rest of the company.

The Playbill.com video that the Finding Neverland boys did is now online! Take a look:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Matilda, The Lion King, The King and I, and On Your Feet!




 

Jete Laurence on “Younger,” Tori Feinstein to Join the Shapiro Sisters at 54 Below, and more!

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Congratulations to Jete Laurence (Number the Stars), who appeared on last week’s episode of “Younger”! She is on the right in the picture above from the episode. You can watch Jete in “Younger” on TVLand.com!

Tori Feinstein (Matilda, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!) will join the Shapiro Sisters, Milly (Matilda) and Abigail (Liberty, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!), in their 54 Below show on May 27th! Get more information below:

Check out this video of the kids of Fun Home with Iain Armitage of “Iain Loves Theatre”!

And here are videos and pictures from the kids of The Lion King, Fun Home, The King and I, Matilda, Les Miserables, and Iowa!

Eli Tokash on “I Love You…But I Lied,” Laurel Griggs on “Louie,” and more!

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Congratulations to Eli Tokash (Pippin), who recently appeared on an episode of LMN’s new series “I Love You…But I Lied”! Also, congratulations to Laurel Griggs (Once, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), who will appear on the May 21 episode of “Louie”! Get more information about Laurel’s “Louie” episode on her IMDB page.

 

Felix Monge has been cast as the understudy for Little Emilio in On Your Feet! Congrats, Felix–we can’t wait to see the show!

Cabaret for a Cause in L.A. is fast approaching–if you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, get them HERE!

And here are pictures from the kids of Fun Home, The Audience, The Lion King, The King and I, Les Miserables, and Matilda!

KING AND I Wins Best Revival, Brooklyn Shuck Injured, and more!

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Congratulations to the company of The King and I for winning the Drama League Award for Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical!

Brooklyn Shuck (Matilda) was injured during last night’s performance of Matilda when she cracked her head on the bedroom door during “Naughty”. She finished up the number then was sent directly to the ER. Luckily, she has no stitches or concussions! We’re not sure when she’ll be back in the show. Feel better soon, Brooklyn! You can view more details from the injury at her father’s Instagram page.

Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) attended the Drama League Awards yesterday! Go check out photo coverage from the event at TheatreMania.com.

The trailer for Jake (The King and I) and Sydney‘s (Fun Home) new movie “She’s Funny That One” is now online! Watch it below and be sure to see it in theaters on Aug. 21st:

Sawyer Nunes (Finding Neverland) will appear in the special Kids on Broadway episode of the podcast “The Ensemblist”! The episode will be out on May 31st for you to download. For more info, go to TheEnsemblist.com.

Elizabeth Teeter (The Audience) will take part in “Merman’s Apprentice” – a new concert – at Birdland on June 15th! For tickets, go to BirdlandJazz.com.

Eliza Holland Madore (Matilda) sang “Brave” by Sara Bareilles at her school talent show recently. Watch below!

And here are more pictures from the kids of Fun Home, The King and I, Matilda, Finding Neverland, and The Lion King!


Griffin Reese Joins KINKY BOOTS Tour, Bailey Ryon Workshop in PA, and more!

Griffin ReeseGriffin Reese, who briefly covered for Young Charlie in Kinky Boots on Broadway, will join the national tour! His debut date is TBA. Congrats, Griffin!

Bailey Ryon (Matilda) will hold a Matilda workshop in Allentown, PA on June 28th! Like the upcoming NYC workshop, she will teach a song-and-dance combo from Matilda as well a perfect your audition technique and participate in a Q&A session with Bailey. For more details, go to AClassActNY.com.

Graham Montgomery has posted his Kinky Boots schedule through June! Go to his FB fan page to find out more.

And here are more pictures and video from the kids of Matilda, The King and I, Annie, and Les Miserables!

TUCK EVERLASTING Heading to Broadway, PAINTED ROCKS Extended, and more!

Tuck EverlastingTuck Everlasting is officially heading to Broadway! The show will open on April 17, 2016 at a Shubert-owned theatre. No casting for the Broadway run has been announced. We’ll keep you posted!

The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek has extended again! The show will run through June 14th at Signature Theatre Company.

Sydney Lucas along with her Fun Home co-stars Emily Skeggs and Beth Malone spoke with Hollywood Reporter about Fun Home‘s development. Read it at HollywoodReporter.com.

Jake Katzman (Kinky Boots) has posted his May and June performance schedule. Take a look at his FB fan page!

Bailey Ryon (Matilda) will run another Matilda workshop with A Class Act NY on June 27th! Also scheduled to appear is an agent from Frontier Booking International. More details at A Class Act NY’s fan page!

Another song from Songs of Our Youth (feat. Sam Poon of King and I, Jibreel Mawry of Motown, and more) is online! Take a look at Sam Poon’s FB fan page.

Douglas Baldeo is back in Kinky Boots! We’re not sure for how long. We’ll update you later. Welcome back, Douglas!

And here are more pictures from the kids of Fun Home, The King and I, Matilda, and The Lion King!

K’Lynn Jackman (The Lion King) in dance class!

Posted by Young Broadway Actor News on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

KING AND I on Live with Kelly and Michael, PAINTED ROCKS Opens, and more!

The kids of The King and I appeared on Live with Kelly and Michael this morning to perform “Getting to Know You”! You can find the video above.

The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek opened last night! You can view photo coverage at BroadwayWorld.com and TheatreMania.com. We also added review quotes to our Painted Rocks page. Take a look!

Brooklyn Shuck (Matilda) will depart the company of Matilda the week of May 19th to perform in “Beaches” at Drury Lane Theater in Chicago. No word on her exact performance date. We reported earlier that her final date would be May 24th but we’re not sure now!

The stars of Fun Home, Finding Neverland, Kinky Boots, Les Miserables, The Lion King, and Matilda (with an additional appearance from The Audience) will appear at Stars in the Alley on May 27th at 10:30am-12:30pm in Shubert Alley! We don’t know which stars will appear, but we’ll keep you posted! More details at BroadwayWorld.com.

The Shapiro Sisters are heading back to 54 Below on May 27th! They are premiering their new show “Life Would Be Better If It Were A Musical”. Use the code SHAPIRO35 to get 35$ off your main dining room cover charge. Purchase your tickets at 54Below.com!

And here are more pictures from the kids of The Lion King, Matilda, The Audience, Fun Home, and The King and I!

PAINTED ROCKS… Opening Night, Songs 4 Sloan Performance, and more!

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Happy opening to Caleb McLaughlin and the company of The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek! We are wishing “broken legs” to all!

We would like to wish the same to everyone performing in Songs 4 Sloan tonight!

Congratulations to all the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winners! Out of our featured shows, Finding Neverland, The King and I, and The Audience all received awards. View the full list on Broadway.com!

Open auditions for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular will be held in June! Get more information on RadioCity.com!

There is an awesome article about the special people who take care of young Broadway and Off-Broadway actors backstage–the child guardians! Check it out on NYPost.com!

Check out this great video from NYTimes.com of many 2015 Tony Award nominees, including Sydney Lucas (Fun Home), revealing their Broadway crushes!

Congratulations to all the Outer Critics Circle Award winners, including The King and I and The Audience! Check out the full list on BroadwayWorld.com!

There is photo coverage from last night’s Lucille Lortel Awards! Check it out on TheaterMania.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, The Nether, Les Miserables, Iowa, Fun Home, Doctor Zhivago, and Matilda!

AFTER A VERY LONG PRODUCTIVE DAY, I ENDED MY NIGHT AND SPENT TIME WITH THE GUEST.WWW.KLYNNJACKMAN.COM

Posted by KLYNN-Public Figure on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

 

ON YOUR FEET Casting, The Lucas Kids in the Hollywood Reporter, and more!

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Casting for On Your Feet has been announced! Young actors Noah Johnston and Alexandria Suarez will portray Little Emilio and Little Gloria, respectively, with Olivia Coronel as the standby for Little Gloria. Casting for the Little Emilio standby is TBA. You can find the full casting announcement at Deadline.com. Congratulations, guys!

Jake Lucas (The King and I) and Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) were interviewed by the Hollywood Reporter on their family, respective careers, and more. Read it HERE! Speaking of Sydney, she had a special birthday wish for Broadway.com, which you can check out below!

The King and I kids were featured in a couple videos recently! One is with Iain of “Iain Loves Theatre” and the other with MyFoxNY.com (that starts at 3:07). The MyFoxNY.com is below and the “Iain Loves Theatre” video can be found at Lincoln Center Theater’s FB fan page.

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Video highlights (and interviews) from The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek are now online. You can watch it at Signature Theatre Company’s FB fan page.

Lilla Crawford (Into the Woods, Annie) sang “I Know Things Now” for “Seth Speaks” this week. Watch the video below!

You have one more day to vote for our featured shows in the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards!

And here are more pictures from the kids of Doctor Zhivago, On Your Feet, Matilda, Fun Home, Iowa, and The Audience!