BroadwayCon 2017 Begins, FALSETTOS at Barnes & Noble Tonight, and more!

It’s the first day of BroadwayCon! Check the banner above to know where you’ll find current and former Broadway kids today.

The cast of Falsettos appeared at Barnes & Noble tonight! Get more details on TheaterMania.com.

Lexi Underwood (The Lion King) just finished filming a pilot titled “The Nerd Posse”! Check out pictures on J-14.com.

The cast of On Your Feet will do a benefit for Help Is On The Way Today this Sunday! Find out more on MetropolitanRoom.com.

Did you know Grayson Taylor (New York Spring Spectacular, Mothers and Sons) is an author? You can purchase his books on Amazon.com!

Watch alumni Madeleine Pace (Once) and Swayam Bhatia (Dream Street) make cameos on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on NBC.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of On Your Feet, Falsettos, School of Rock, and Kinky Boots!

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ON YOUR FEET Cast Changes, Rush Policy for A BRONX TALE, and more!

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Kevin Tellez returns to On Your Feet as Johnathan Meza exits. Happy Trails, Johnathan! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you.

A Bronx Tale now has a rush policy! Get more details on TheaterMania.com.

Get a sneak peek at “The Glass Castle,” which features Sadie Sink (The Audience, Annie) and Iain Armitage (young Broadway critic), on EW.com!

“Transformers: The Last Knight,” featuring Isabela Moner (Evita), will arrive in theaters on June 23rd, 2017! Find out more on IMDb.com.

Take a look on the set of Hairspray Live on AccessHollywood.com!

The Shops at Columbus Circle will feature free performances of Anastasia, Kinky Boots, Falsettos, Waitress, Holiday Inn, and School of Rock! Get more information on Playbill.com.

The kids of Matilda, Fun Home, and more decorated Ziggy Bear! Check out pictures on TheaterMania.com.

Zoe Manarel (Matilda, A Little Princess) will take part in a reading of The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen! Find out more:

Julian Silva (The Lion King) has booked an episode of “Blue Bloods”! Air date is TBA. Get more details:


Watch Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos) celebrate Halloween with his sister Celia in this video!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of On Your Feet, School of Rock, Hairspray Live, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and Waitress!


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RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Cast Announcements, Alumni Join HAIRSPRAY LIVE, and more!

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Four new cast members for this year’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular have been announced! Congratulations to Tyler Hentz, who will play Patrick, and to Hayden Bercy, Finn Douglas, and Landon Maas, who will all play Ben. Check out a picture of Hayden and Finn below, and watch a video of Landon reacting to finding out he booked Ben HERE!

Former Broadway kids Riley Costello (Everyday Rapture, Bye Bye Birdie, 13) and Heather Tepe (Billy Elliot, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Gypsy) have joined the ensemble of Hairspray Live! Find out more about the cast on Playbill.com.

Congratulations to Nerghiz Sarki (Dream Street), who makes her Broadway debut as Bielke in Fiddler on the Roof! Here she is with her onstage dad Danny Burstein:

Check out video from auditions for the roles of Ben and Patrick in Radio City Christmas Spectacular below–if you look closely, you can catch a bunch of our alumni!

Josiah Jacoby (Dream Street) performed for Vice President Joe Biden, Katie Couric, Bono, and Michael Bloomberg last night at an event with Broadway Youth Ensemble!

“Wishful Whiskers,” a new film featuring Sophie Knapp (Once, Dream Street, A Little Princess), needs your help! Find out more:

And here are videos from the kids of Cabaret for a Cause, School of Rock, and Hairspray Live!





Happy Trails to Hayley Feinstein and Tre Jones, YBAN Alumni on the Emmys Red Carpet, and more!

Happy trails to Hayley Feinstein, who played her final performance as Bielke in Fiddler on the Roof yesterday! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Hayley!

Happy trails as well to Tre Jones, who finished his run as Young Simba in The Lion King! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Tre!

Check out our alumni Holly Taylor (Billy Elliot), Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards last night!

You can see more coverage of Gaten and Caleb at the Emmys on BuzzFeed.com, and check out their performance of “Uptown Funk” below!

Claire Candela (Once) had the honor of playing guitar and singing for Glen Hansard in Boston! Check out a picture:

Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) is featured on BroadwayBox.com!

Update: You now have until this Sunday to see Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) in School of Rock! See her while you can!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Cabaret for a Cause, School of Rock, and Matilda!


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THE LAYOVER Closes, THE LION KING and SCHOOL OF ROCK Cast Departures, and more!

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Happy Trails to Arica Himmel and the company of The Layover, which closed today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Arica!

Happy Trails to Kyliegh Curran, who played her final performance as Young Nala in The Lion King today. We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Kyliegh!

UPDATE (9/19/16): Shahadi has not left the show just yet!
Finally, happy trails to Shahadi Wright Joseph, who played her final performance as Madison in School of Rock today! She was also an understudy for Tomika. We can’t wait to see you in Hairspray Live and whatever else comes next, Shahadi! Here she is performing “If Only You Would Listen” in Orlando, Florida:

Luca Padovan (School of Rock, Newsies) and Sofia Roma Rubino (School of Rock, Matilda) took over BroadwayWorld’s Twitter account today!

Congrats to Josiah Jacoby (Dream Street), who will appear on “Mind of a Murderer” on Investigation Discovery on September 26th! Find out more:

Sophie Knapp (Once, Dream Street, A Little Princess) has booked a national commercial! Congratulations, Sophie! Get more information:

Here’s a sneak peek at “Curbside Waltz,” starring Tre Jones (The Lion King) and Olivia Chun (The King and I)!

Cabaret for a Cause performed at 92Y Street Fest today at 3:30pm! Get more information about the performance in their Facebook post:

Here’s Sophia Anne Caruso (Blackbird, Lazarus, Runaways, The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!) singing “Life on Mars” on the Lazarus cast recording!

Here’s Aviva Winick (Matilda) singing “Naughty” at the New York Public Library! (She starts at 1:32.)

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





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A DAY BY THE SEA Extends, New ON YOUR FEET Performance Schedule, and more!

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A Day by the Sea has extended through October 23rd! Get more information on TheaterMania.com.

On Your Feet has announced a new performance schedule! The show will have performances Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 2pm, Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday at 2pm and 8pm. Get more details on Playbill.com.

I wrote an Odyssey piece on Lyrics for Life, complete with interviews from Laura Luc; Lyrics for Life performers Dylan Brod (Dream Street), Zachary Brod (On a Stool at the End of the Bar, Dream Street), Victoria Csatay, Alex-Renee Davies, Raquel Wallace (Dream Street), Jolie Rose Wasserman, and Madison Zamor (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Dream Street); and performers from past years Megan Johnson and Devynn Pedell (Mary Poppins). Read it on TheOdysseyOnline.com!

You’re gonna miss Fun Home when they’re gone! Check out their music video of “When I’m Gone” below:

Watch Swayam Bhatia (Dream Street) and Madeleine Pace (Once) on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”!

Here’s a sneak peek at Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) and Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) on “Chelsea”!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of On Your Feet, School of Rock, and Kinky Boots!




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Dylan Boyd makes NEVERLAND Debut, SHE LOVES ME Cast Album out now, and more!

Dylan Boyd Hayden Wall Congrats to Dylan Boyd who made his Broadway debut in Finding Neverland! Here he is with Hayden Wall (School of Rock) who cheered him on on his opening night.

The She Loves Me cast album is out now! Go get it at Amazon.com.

Congrats to Sam Poon (Runaways, The King and I, Macbeth) who has booked a short film! More details to come.

Josh Colley and Mavis Simpson-Ernst appeared on SIRIUS XM radio tonight to talk about You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. We’ll let you know if we find a link for that interview!

Fun Home is taking submissions for its fan compliation “Ring of Keys” video! You have until June 15th (which is quickly approaching). Get all the details at FunHomeBroadway.com. In case you missed the cast of Fun Home singing “Ring of Keys” with their Sing of Hope piano, you can watch it below!

Get a sneak peek at tomorrow’s Tony Awards with the cast of Fiddler on the Roof!

Take a look at the School of Rock watching their co-star Alex Brightman receive his Sardi’s caricature!

And here are pictures from the kids of School of Rock, Matilda, Fun Home, Les Miserables, and On Your Feet!






FINDING NEVERLAND To Close in August, Vincent Crocilla in NEW YORK SPECTACULAR, and more!

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Finding Neverland has announced a closing date of August 21st. Go see it while you can, and get more information on NYTimes.com!

Congratulations to Vincent Crocilla (Newsies tour), who has joined the cast of this year’s New York Spectacular! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Get discount tickets for You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown with the code CHARLIE39 for 5/24-5/30 and the code CHARLIE56 for 6/1-6/26! Get more details about the show on YorkTheatre.org.

Sarah Charles Lewis (Tuck Everlasting) is among BuzzFeed’s “18 Incredible Broadway Performances That Deserve Celebration”! Read the full list on BuzzFeed.com.

An Equity/open call for boys for Matilda will be held on May 15th! Get more information in the post below:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Matilda, Tuck Everlasting, Fun Home, Waitress, Disaster!














Shahadi Wright Joseph’s Birthday, ON YOUR FEET Cast Album Out Today, and more!

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Happy birthday to Shahadi Wright Joseph (School of Rock, The Lion King)! We hope you had a great day, Shahadi!

The On Your Feet cast album is out today! Congratulations to the company!

The cast of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown at York Theatre Company has been announced! It will feature Joshua Colley (Newsies, Les Miserables), Gregory Diaz, Aidan Gemme (Finding Neverland, Waiting for Godot, Mary Poppins), Milly Shapiro (Matilda), Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita, A Little Princess), Jeremy T. Villas (Kinky Boots), and Graydon Peter Yosowitz. Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

Gabby Pizzolo (Fun Home, Matilda) is nominated for a Broadway.com Audience Choice Award, and lots of our other featured shows have been nominated as well! See the full nomination list and vote HERE.

Waitress and Tuck Everlasting will perform on the Today Show next week! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

The Lion King is holding an open casting call for kids in Dallas, Texas, this weekend! Get the details on DisneyOnBroadway.com.

Watch the kids of Fun Home perform their Easter Bonnet skit in the video below!

"Gee, Mr. Miranda" – Fun Home at Easter Bonnet Competition 2016 from Broadway Cares on Vimeo.

And here are pictures from the kids of On Your Feet, Tuck Everlasting, The Lion King, School of Rock, and Matilda!








FUN HOME Standby Performance Schedule, Alexa Valentino at Bullys Against Bullies and A Mighty Lass, and more!

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We now have some Small Alison performance dates for the Fun Home standbys! Alessandra Baldacchino (A Little Princess) will appear as Small Alison from May 5th to May 8th, and Maya Grace Fischbein will perform the role on May 3rd and May 4th! Get more information in the girls’ posts below:



Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars) has a lot coming up! She will speak and perform at Bullys Against Bullies on Long Island on June 11th–get more information in the picture below, and get tickets HERE. Alexa will also be performing her song “Free 2 Love” and speaking at A Mighty Lass on June 18th, also on Long Island. Find out more about that event on AMightyLass.com.

There’s been a ton of Tuck Everlasting press recently! Check out photos from the show’s Gypsy Robe ceremony on BroadwayWorld.com, opening night pictures on TheaterMania.com and Playbill.com, and pictures from opening night bows on BroadwayWorld.com. Also, Broadway.com spent opening night with cast member Sarah Charles Lewis–check out those pictures HERE. Finally, watch video footage from Broadway.com, TheaterMania.com, and BroadwayWorld.com below:

Watch an NBC New York feature about The King and I‘s autism-friendly performance below:

Here’s video of the cast of School of Rock performing with Stevie Nicks at the Easter Bonnet event!

Congratulations to Nicholas Barasch (She Loves Me, West Side Story, The Mystery of Edwin Drood), who is this year’s recipient of the Theatre World Awards’ Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence! Get more information:


This year’s Drama Desk nominations have been announced; Nicholas Barasch and Baylee Littrell (Disaster!) have both been nominated! Get a full list of the nominees, with our featured shows bolded, HERE.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Tuck Everlasting, School of Rock, Fun Home, She Loves Me, and Waitress!