Best of Broadway 2015, SCHOOL OF ROCK and RUTHLESS! in the news, and more!

Fun Home

Our Broadway and Off-Broadway shows made a couple of this year’s Best of Theatre lists! In Entertainment Weekly, The King and I is 9th, The Audience is 5th, and Fun Home is 2nd. Time Magazine ranks Lazarus (11th), Finding Neverland (9th), The King and I (4th) among its list. Congratulations, everyone! You can view the full lists at Time.com and EW.com.

The kids of School of Rock and Ruthless! were featured in different articles today! Take a look at the links below.

BB Kids: Bobbi MacKenzie and More Make Broadway Debuts in School of Rock
Westfield girl lights up stage in off-Broadway production of ‘Ruthless!’

Congrats to Sofia Roma Rubino (School of Rock) who went on for Summer last night – the same night as her birthday!

Congratulations to Maria May (Billy Elliot) who will appear on “What Would You Do?” yet again! Her air date is TBA.

A performance schedule for The Lion King kids is out now! You can view the schedule at Julian Silva’s FB fan page.

Lots of opportunities this month to see our past and current kids in action! Kids from Fun Home, Sound of Music LIVE, and more will perform with This Way 2 Broadway, a showcase after a culmination of workshops, for young actors on Monday night (Dec. 14th) at 6pm at Symphony Space! More details can be found at BroadwayWorld.com. Then on Dec. 18th-19th, kids from Motown and Dream Street will perform in Evergreen at Prospect Theatre Company! Get your tickets at ProspectTheatre.org.

Go behind-the-scenes of Ruthless! and watch Tori Murray prep for the stage by watching the video below:

And here are more pictures and videos from the kids of Les Miserables, School of Rock, King and I, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Matilda, Fun Home, Lazarus, and Dream Street!

 










 

Mattea Conforti in “About Ray”, Claire Levasseur Sings “Millie” and more!

Mattea Conforti Mattea Conforti (Matilda) will co-star in the upcoming movie “About Ray”, which is about a teenager’s transition from female to male. The trailer is out now! Watch below and be sure to see the movie when it comes out September 18th.

Claire Levasseur (Dream Street) put up a video of her singing “Not For the Life Of Me” from Thoroughly Modern Millie. Watch below!


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

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Athan Sporek’s Birthday, MERCURY FUR Begins Previews, and more!

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Happy Birthday to Athan Sporek (Les Miserables)! We hope you had a great day.

Mercury Fur begins previews! Break a leg, Bradley!

Jake Lucas (The King and I) and Sydney Lucas‘ (Fun Home) mom Karri was featured in Playbill.com this week! She talks about her day in the life as a mom to two child actors as well as gives advice to families with aspiring actors. Read the full article HERE.

The cast of Fun Home put their own spin on the song “Ring of Keys”! Take a look at the video below:

Eila Francis is featured on NJ.com for her role in Dream Street! Get to know the 8-year-old HERE.

And here are more pictures from the kids of Dream Street, Matilda, Three Days to See, Les Miserables, and Fun Home!




RUTHLESS! Extends, FUN HOME Gets Special Visitors, and more!

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Ruthless! has extended through the end of the year! The show will play its last performance on January 2, 2016. The show was also feat. on NBC 4 (and Tori Murray was interviewed)! Watch the feature below:

Fun Home has been visited by many special guests within the past couple weeks! At the Actors Fund performance, stars like James Monroe Iglehart and Brian Stokes Mitchell. And at another recent performance, stars like Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers, and more visited the cast backstage! Check out the pictures below:

Fun Home Actor’s Fund Performance
Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers & More Take a Field Trip to Broadway’s Fun Home

BroadwayWorld.com posted another video of the Matilda performance from Broadway in Bryant Park. Watch it over HERE!

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

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FISH IN THE DARK Closes, and more pictures!

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Tonight, Fish in the Dark plays its final performance. Congratulations to Rachel Resheff on a great run!

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

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Broadway Kids in Broadway Barks, Stars 4 Foster Youth, and more!

Sydney Lucas Broadway kids to take part in Broadway Barks on July 11th in Shubert Alley from 3-6:30pm! This annual event helps to find homes for dogs and cats with the help of some Broadway actors and actresses. Sydney Lucas (Fun Home), Tori Feinstein (Matilda), and Tori Murray (Ruthless!) will all make an appearance for a good cause. More details can be found at TheatreMania.com.

The kids of Les Miserables, Annie, King and I, and more performed at last night’s Stars 4 Foster Youth event. Also in attendance were Seth Rudetsky and Megan Hilty. Pictures can be found at Cole Bullock’s FB fan page. Also, the kids of Finding Neverland, Matilda, and The Lion King attended the Jimmy Awards last night which honored the best in high school theatre. Photo coverage can be found at BroadwayWorld.com and K’Lynn Jackman’s FB Fan Page!

The cast of Newsies to reunite at 54 Below on August 24th, the one-year anniversary of the production’s closing. Announced to perform are Joshua Colley, Andy Richardson, Zachary Unger, and more. Get the full details at 54Below.com!

Alyssa Marvin (Dream Street, Number the Stars) has a couple projects coming up! Right now, she can be seen in “Sometimes Gay Means Happy” at Planet Connection Theatre Festivity now through July. She will also appear in the Twilight Saga short “Consumed” next week! Go Alyssa! We’re so proud of you!

Finding Neverland released a music video for “When Your Feet Don’t Touch the Ground” feat. Aidan Gemme! Pre-order the album now and get an immediate download of the song. Watch the video via Yahoo below!

Broadway has a different schedule this week due to the 4th of July. View a full schedule of our featured shows at our Performance Schedule page!

Wanna produce your own production of Fun Home? The performance rights for Fun Home have been bought by Samuel French, Inc. You can purchase an acting edition of the play (with rights to come later at a date TBA) over at SamuelFrench.com.

Dream Street rehearsals are now underway! Take a look at DreamStreetNYC.com for rehearsal photos and watch a sneak peek below!

And here are more pictures from the kids of On Your Feet, Matilda, Fun Home, Dream Street, Kinky Boots, Les Miserables, Finding Neverland, The King and I, and Three Days to See!

DREAM STREET Casting and more pictures!

dream-streetThe cast of Dream Street has been announced! The Off-Broadway production will premiere in August AND features almost 60 kids! Those kids include kids from Kinky Boots, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Doctor Zhivago, Once, A Little Princess, Little Miss Sunshine, On A Stool at the End of the Bar, and way more. We will have the full cast on our website soon! Get a peak at DreamStreetNYC.com. Congrats, everyone!

And here are more pictures from the kids of Fun Home, The Lion King, The King and I, Ruthless!, Kinky Boots, Matilda, Fish in the Dark, and Finding Neverland!