Amadi Chapata’s Birthday, New SCHOOL OF ROCK Cast Members, and more!

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Happy birthday to Amadi Chapata (School of Rock)! We hope you had a great day, Amadi!

Congratulations to Ruth Righi and Sammy Ramirez, who both make their Broadway debuts in School of Rock! Find out more:


Yassssssss!!!! So pumped to be apart of the sor fam!!!!! I had the best opening night and will never forget it

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Lots of Broadway kids will appear on “Good Morning America” tomorrow morning at 8:30am with Broadway Shines as a part of GMA’s Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Drive! The coat drive ambassadors include alumni Makenzi Rae Fischbach (Billy Elliot), Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess), and Mary Stewart Sullivan (Enron, A Little Princess). Eduardo Hernandez (On Your Feet), Fabi Aguirre (On Your Feet, Les Miserables), and Kevin Tellez (On Your Feet) are also confirmed to be appearing tomorrow. Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com!

Here’s the newest trailer for “The Son,” which features Sydney Lucas (Fun Home)!


Chloé Bryan (School of Rock) has joined the staged reading of Once On This Island! She will play Little Ti Moune. Get more details:

Toleeya Napolitano (Dream Street) has booked the pilot of “Jambo’s Journey”! She will play the role of Sophia. Find out more:


The kids of School of Rock and Kinky Boots met Bruno Mars and Kevin Costner recently! Check out the pictures on Playbill.com.

The cast of Falsettos will live stream their cast album listening party! Get more information:


Sunday in the Park with George is coming back to Broadway! Find out more on Broadway.com.

Watch the episode of “Blue Bloods” that features Julian Silva (The Lion King) and Leon C. Outlaw Jr. (Motown) on CBS.com!

“Christmas All Over Again,” featuring Gabriel Rush (Billy Elliot), is out now! Here’s a trailer:

Here’s video of Ava Della Pietra (School of Rock) performing at Madison Square Garden!

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

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“Stranger Things” Nominated for Golden Globe, Isabela Moner in “Soldado,” and more!

“Stranger Things,” featuring Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) and Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), has been nominated for a Golden Globe for Best TV Series – Drama! Congrats! Watch a clip of the “Stranger Things” kids freaking out over the nomination below or on EW.com.

Congratulations to Isabela Moner (Evita), who has booked the upcoming film “Soldado”! Get more information:


The interview with Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) will air on Radio Disney on December 21st during the 4:00pm hour! Find out more:


A Time To Shine will perform again in January, featuring, among others, Olivia Fanders (A Little Princess)! The guest hosts of the event will be Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story) and Carrie Berk (Camp Rolling Hills). Get more details:


Lots of kids from the Broadway community came together to record Frank Wildhorn and Robin Lerner’s “I Have A Voice” and create a music video in support of No Bully. The songs includes alumni Fabi Aguirre (On Your Feet, Les Miserables), Paul Luke Bonenfant (School of Rock), Ava Briglia (Matilda), Beada Briglia (Matilda), Olivia Chun (School of Rock, The King and I), Hana Colley (The King and I), Ava Della Pietra (School of Rock), Gregory Diaz IV (Matilda, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown), Andrew DiTusa (Liberty, A Little Princess), Evie Dolan (School of Rock), Cole Alex Edelstein (Matilda), Tori Feinstein (Matilda, How the Grinch Stole Christmas), Hayley Feinstein (Fiddler on the Roof, A Little Princess), Carly Gendell (School of Rock), Sophia Gennusa (Camp Rolling Hills, Doctor Zhivago, Matilda), Gabby Gutierrez (School of Rock), Gianna Harris (School of Rock), James Ignacio (Camp Rolling Hills, The King and I), Mia Sinclair Jenness (Les Miserables, Number the Stars, The Sound of Music LIVE), Luka Kain (South Pacific), Jim Kaplan (The King and I), Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables), Ashley Lanzoni (Dream Street), Kasey YouMe Lee (The King and I), Diego Lucano (School of Rock), Eliza Holland Madore (Matilda, Once), Zoe Manarel (Matilda, A Little Princess), Mehret Marsh (The Lion King), Cayen Martin (The Lion King), Aliyah Mastin (The Lion King), Grace Matwijec (Matilda), Rileigh McDonald (Matilda), Dante Melucci (School of Rock), Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda), Zell Steele Morrow (Fun Home), Angeli Negron (Les Miserables), Alexa Shae Niziak (Matilda, A Christmas Story, Women Without Men, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Luca Padovan (School of Rock, Newsies), Gabriella Pizzolo (Fun Home, Matilda), Mimi Ryder (Matilda), Talia Ryder (Matilda), Milly Shapiro (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Matilda), Abigail Shapiro (Liberty, How the Grinch Stole Christmas), Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess), Walden Sullivan (School of Rock), Nicky Torchia (The King and I, Kinky Boots), Ava Ulloa (Matilda), Jonah Verdon (Disaster!), Jeremy T. Villas (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Kinky Boots), Alexandra Vlachos (Matilda), Aviva Winick (Matilda), Rocco Wu (The King and I), Timothy Yang (The King and I), Graydon Peter Yosowitz (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown), and Kathryn Zimmer (Matilda). Watch the recording session and the music video and get more information on People.com.

Here’s the full video of “The Toycracker,” featuring Isabella Russo (School of Rock)!

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


Luca Padovan and Gabby Gutierrez Depart SCHOOL OF ROCK, “The Toycracker” on ABC Tonight, and more!

Happy Trails to Luca Padovan (Newsies) and Gabby Gutierrez, who both play their final performances in School of Rock tonight! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Gabby and Luca!

Tonight, catch Isabella Russo (School of Rock) in “The Toycracker” during “Frozen,” which begins on ABC at 8pm! Find out more:


Don't miss #TheToycracker premiere TONIGHT 8/7c on @abc during #Frozen! #JohnLegend #ChrissyTeigen

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

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Amadi Chapata Joins SCHOOL OF ROCK, Radio Disney Interview with Shahadi Wright Joseph, and more!

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Please welcome Amadi Chapata, who makes her Broadway debut as Tomika in School of Rock! Congrats and break a leg, Amadi!

Radio Disney interviewed Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) this week! Listen on December 14th!


Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos) participated in a talkback with students! Read more about it on LCT.org.

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

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Shahadi Wright Joseph’s EP Out Today, Brandon Niederauer on Good Day New York, and more!

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Shahadi Wright Joseph’s (Hairspray Live) holiday EP is out now! You can get it on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and cdBaby! Also, NBC released pictures from last night’s broadcast of Hairspray Live and you can view them at Playbill.com. And if you missed the broadcast or want to watch it again, you can watch it in its entirety below as well as watch highlights feat. Shahadi!

 

Last night NBC gave us a sneak peek at their next live musical Bye Bye Birdie! You can watch the teaser HERE.

Congrats to Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) who performed on both Good Day New York and at the Iridium today! We’re looking for clips from both so stay tuned!

If you visit KidsFootLocker.com, you can catch Meliki Hurd (Matilda) on the front page in a few print ads!

If you missed Lexi Underwood (The Lion King) on “Code Black”, you can watch her full episode at CBS.com!

Sophia Gennusa (Matilda) is doing a few concerts up in Westchester County in NY Dec. 20-22! Get more details here:



Austyn Johnson‘s (Matilda, Dream Street) new short Film “Alehia” now has a trailer! Watch below:

Jeremy Villas (Charlie Brown, Kinky Boots) appeared in this Bottle Flipping Challenge video for Nickelodeon! Watch here:

We have a clip from last weekend’s Jingle Jam, hosted by Ashley Brooke (Doctor Zhivago, Sound of Music) and Jamie Mann (Camp Rolling Hills). Take a look below:

 

And here are more pictures and video from the kids of School of RockMatilda, and Waitress!


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HAIRSPRAY LIVE Tonight, Photo Coverage from SCHOOL OF ROCK’s One-Year Anniversary, and more!

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Hairspray Live was tonight on NBC! Congratulations to Shahadi Wright Joseph and the cast! We are so proud of you, Shahadi!

YBAN live-Tweeted during Hairspray Live tonight! Check out our Tweets from tonight on @YoungBwayNews!

Check out a feature on Shahadi on JustJared.com! Also, find out who Shahadi used to have a poster of in this video!

Watch Shahadi and her castmates show off their Hairspray Live trivia on EOnline.com!

Check out photo coverage from the celebration of School of Rock‘s one-year anniversary on Playbill.com and Broadway.com!

Watch highlights from Gypsy of the Year, including The Lion King, below!

Nerghiz Sarki will take part in a talkback at Fiddler on the Roof on December 15th! Get more details on TheaterMania.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Fiddler on the Roof, Kinky Boots, Hairspray Live, On Your Feet, The Lion King, School of Rock, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Falsettos, and Waitress!

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Bobbi MacKenzie Departs SCHOOL OF ROCK, WAITRESS and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Up For Grammys, and more!

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Happy Trails to Bobbi MacKenzie, who played her final performance in School of Rock tonight! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Bobbi!

Congratulations to the companies of Waitress and Fiddler on the Roof! Both shows’ albums were nominated for Grammys! Get more details on Billboard.com.

The Crucible and Falsettos landed on the New York Times’ Best Theater of 2016! Check out the full list on NYTimes.com.

GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda) is in a new commercial for Reese’s! Find out more:


Check out a mini-documentary about School of Rock on Broadway.com!

“The Toycracker,” a mini-musical featuring Isabella Russo (School of Rock), will premiere this Sunday during “Frozen” on ABC at 8pm! Also, look out for this Target ad featuring Isabella in magazines!


Tickets for Kids’ Night On Broadway are available now! Participating shows include A Bronx Tale, Kinky Boots, The Lion King, On Your Feet, School of Rock, and Waitress. Get more information on Playbill.com!

“The Son,” featuring Sydney Lucas (Fun Home), will premiere in March! Watch a trailer:

The first trailer for “Transformers 5,” featuring Isabela Moner (Evita), is out now! Watch it on JustJaredJr.com.

School of Rock celebrates their 1-year anniversary today! Find out more on TheaterMania.com.

Tori Feinstein (Matilda, How the Grinch Stole Christmas) will remain in Matilda reprising the title role through the end of the show’s run! Get more details in her Instagram post:


I'm so excited!💘💘I'm going to be in Matilda through the end!🎤🎭💃🏻❤️

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Here’s Diego Lucano (School of Rock) and Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) singing “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King”!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Hairspray Live, Waitress, Fiddler on the Roof, School of Rock, Falsettos, Kinky Boots, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and Matilda!



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NEWSIES Tickets and Trailer Now Available, Gabby Gutierrez to Depart SCHOOL OF ROCK, and more!

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Tickets for Newsies in movie theaters are now on sale! Get more details on Playbill.com. Also, watch the trailer below or on People.com!

Gabby Gutierrez will play her final performance in School of Rock on December 11th, along with Luca Padovan (Newsies). Go see them soon!


Shahadi Wright Joseph and her Hairspray Live castmates talked about the relevance of their show in the Los Angeles Daily News!

Check out the newest video from Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos)!

The pre-Broadway dates for Frozen are set! Find out more details on Playbill.com.

Watch the full Newsboys Variety Show from last night featuring several Newsies alumni!

Leon C. Outlaw Jr. (Motown) will guest star on “Blue Bloods” this Friday! Get more information:


Congratulations to Ellie Kim (Dream Street), who recently made her official Broadway debut in School of Rock!


And here are pictures and videos from the kids of A Bronx Tale, The Lion King, Hairspray Live, Falsettos, Waitress, and Radio City Christmas Spectacular!

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Alexandra Underwood to Guest Star on “Code Black,” Eleanor Koski Books Japanese TV Project, and more!

Alexandra Underwood (The Lion King) will guest star on “Code Black” on December 7th! Watch the promo for her episode below:

Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables) has booked a project for a Japanese TV network! Find out more in her Instagram post:


On set for the next few days filming a re-enactment show for a Japanese TV network #lightscameraaction #childactorlife

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Shahadi Wright Joseph‘s (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) EP is out in just six days! Be sure to pre-order!


Download my debut holiday EP, LOVE FOR THE HOLIDAYS today available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, cdBaby, and more!!! #lovefortheholidays

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And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Kinky Boots, Waitress, Hairspray Live, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, School of Rock, and A Bronx Tale!

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A BRONX TALE Opening Night Photo Coverage, Gypsy of the Year Performers Announced, and more!

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Check out photo coverage from opening night of A Bronx Tale on Broadway.com, Playbill.com, and TheaterMania.com! Also, check out BroadwayWorld’s photos of opening night bows and the after party!

Fiddler on the Roof, The Lion King, On Your Feet, School of Rock, Waitress, and some of the Falsettos stars will all perform and appear at this year’s Gypsy of the Year competition on December 5th and 6th! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Check out the current leading ladies of Matilda chatting about Broadway with former child actor and Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan (The Secret Garden) below or on TheaterMania.com!

Leah, The Forsaken will open Off-Broadway in February! Find out more on MetropolitanPlayhouse.org.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of A Bronx Tale, Hairspray Live, School of Rock, and Radio City Christmas Spectacular!

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