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, 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:
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!
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!
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!
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!
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:
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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!
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