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

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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.

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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!

 










 

Sofia Roma Rubino’s Birthday, BroadwayCon Kid Panel Participants, and more!

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Happy birthday to Sofia Roma Rubino (School of Rock, Matilda), who turned 14 today! We hope you had a great day, Sofia!

Sophia Gennusa (Matilda, Doctor Zhivago), Sam Poon (The King and I, Macbeth), Taylor Richardson (Annie, A Christmas Memory), Oona Laurence (Matilda), Ripley Sobo (Matilda, Once), and Sawyer Nunes (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Finding Neverland, Matilda) will all take part in a special Broadway kid panel at BroadwayCon on January 24th! Get more information on BroadwayCon2016.Sched.org!

The cast of Lazarus will perform on the “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on CBS on December 17th! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

Madeleine Pace (Once) did voiceover work for Mashable recently! Here is her first video:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Ruthless!, The Lion King, School of Rock, Les Miserables, Matilda, Kinky Boots, Fun Home, Lazarus, and Radio City Christmas Spectacular!












Noah Baird’s Birthday, THE KING AND I on NY Times’ Best of Theater 2015 List, and more!

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Happy birthday to Noah Baird (Matilda)! We hope you had a great day!

Congratulations to the company of The King and I! The show made The New York Times’ Best of Theater 2015 list! Check it out on NYTimes.com.

Be on the lookout for Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita, A Little Princess) in a few promos for “Sisters” on Comedy Central! Here she is with Abbi Jacobson:

Congrats to Ellie Kim (Dream Street), who has booked a Paris Climate Control PSA! Here she is hanging out on set:

Check out the first production pictures from Lazarus on BroadwayWorld.com!

The kids of School of Rock spoke to Broadway.com on opening night–watch the video HERE!

Here’s video of Tori Murray (Ruthless!) performing at the Broadway Dreams Foundation Gala!

In case you missed Eduardo Hernandez (On Your Feet) on “The View,” you can watch it below!

Congrats to Abigail Paige Murphy (Dream Street) and the rest of Broadway Youth Ensemble on their Carnegie Hall performance last week! Check out this picture of Abigail dressed up for the performance:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Fun Home, School of Rock, Lazarus, Matilda, Finding Neverland, On Your Feet, and Gypsy of the Year!













Presley Ryan’s and Shane Davis’s Birthdays, WOMEN WITHOUT MEN Casting, and more!

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Happy birthday to Presley Ryan (Fun Home, The Sound of Music LIVE, A Little Princess) and Shane Davis (Matilda)! We hope you both had a great day today!

Congratulations to Shannon Harrington (White Christmas tour), Alexa Shae Niziak (Matilda, A Christmas Story, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), and Beatrice Tulchin (Matilda, A Christmas Story), who have been cast in the upcoming Off-Broadway show Women Without Men at the Mint Theater! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com!

Check out these videos of Fabi Aguirre (On Your Feet, Les Miserables) and Sam Poon (The King and I, Macbeth) performing at Cabaret for a Cause!

Check out all these pictures from the Cabaret for a Cause photoshoot!

Mia Sinclair Jenness (Les Miserables, Number the Stars, The Sound of Music LIVE) is headed back to Les Miserables, this time as Little Cosette! And fresh off playing Matilda in the Matilda tour, she will be appearing as Matilda at the Boston Tree Lighting!

Bobbi MacKenzie (School of Rock) was named one of the coolest black kids in America by Ebony.com! Read the article on her HERE, and watch the video below:

Sophia Anne Caruso (Lazarus, The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!) is among Crain’s New York 20 Under 20! Find out more on CrainsNewYork.com.

Here is a montage from KOTA’s Heart to Heart event at 54 Below for Free2Luv!

Here’s more video from the Broadway Salutes event featuring Jake Lucas (The King and I) and Sydney Lucas (Fun Home)!

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












SCHOOL OF ROCK on Parade Float, Eduardo Hernandez and ON YOUR FEET on The View, and more!

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Check out pictures of the School of Rock kids on the Gibson Guitar float during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TheaterMania.com!

Eduardo Hernandez performed on “The View” today with the cast of On Your Feet! We will have video soon.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The King and I, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, On Your Feet, School of Rock, The Lion King, Les Miserables, Fun Home, and Matilda–mostly of Thanksgiving celebrations and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

















TAPPIN’ THRU LIFE Coming to New World Stages, Pictures from THE LION KING, and more!

Tappin’ Thru Life is coming to New World Stages at the end of December! Get more information and buy tickets on Telecharge.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, School of Rock, Fun Home, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Kinky Boots, and Matilda!










FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Begins Previews, Alexandra Vlachos’s Birthday, and more!

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Happy belated birthday to Alexandra Vlachos (Matilda), who turned 10 this past Monday! We hope your day was great!

Happy first preview to the company of Fiddler on the Roof! A special “break a leg” to Hayley Feinstein (A Little Princess)!

Congratulations to Hayleigh Jusas (Dream Street, A Little Princess), who has booked a web film for Disney! Here she is on set:

Check out pictures of Gabriella Pizzolo (Fun Home, Matilda) at a panel about “Broadway at the White House” on HuffingtonPost.com!

Here is a sneak peek of “Stick It To The Man” from School of Rock!

There are just a few tickets left to Cabaret for a Cause on November 29th! Get yours now on CabaretForACause.us!

Kolette Tetlow (Iowa) can be heard this Sunday during the American Music Awards! Here she is in the recording studio:

Here are some pictures of Josiah Jacoby (Dream Street) and Rachael McVey (Dream Street) celebrating opening night of A Christmas Story at the Walnut Street Theatre!

In addition to the previously-announced kids of School of Rock, the kids of Fun Home will also be performing at “Puttin’ On The Brits” this Sunday! Find out more HERE.

Finding Neverland has announced that it will give a behind-the-scenes look at the show to more than 3,000 New York City public school students! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Congratulations to Ashley Lanzoni (Dream Street), who has booked a Nick Jr. voiceover gig! Get more information in her Twitter post:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, On Your Feet, Fun Home, Matilda, Before Your Very Eyes, The King and I, School of Rock, and Lazarus!
















RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Opens, LAZARUS Begins Previews, and more!

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Happy opening to the company of Radio City Christmas Spectacular! We know the show will be great!

Happy first preview to the company of Lazarus! Break a leg, Sophia Anne Caruso (The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless)! Also, be on the lookout at @NYTW79 on Twitter for Lazarus tickets! Get more information below:

Eduardo Hernandez performed on Good Morning America today with his On Your Feet castmates! Watch the video of the performance below and read the accompanying article on ABCNews.go.com!

Zoe Manarel (Matilda, A Little Princess) will perform at 54 Below on December 2nd in a concert featuring the work of Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk! Get more information on 54Below.com.

Check out this brand new 360 video of “Circle of Life” from The Lion King!

Here’s a video of Carly Gendell (School of Rock) singing a medley from Side Show with her sister!

Here’s a sneak peek of “Broadway at the White House”! You can skip to 8:10 to watch the kids of Finding Neverland perform “Believe” with Matthew Morrison and Laura Michelle Kelly, and to 15:48 to watch Gabriella Pizzolo perform “Ring of Keys” from Fun Home! (Or watch all of it because all of Broadway is awesome!)

Congrats to Maddox Elliot (Dream Street), who has booked the film “Big Noise”! Here he is recording voiceover for the movie:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of On Your Feet, School of Rock, Fun Home, The King and I, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Matilda, and Lazarus!















CABARET FOR A CAUSE Almost Sold Out, Details on Isabela Moner’s Film, and more!

Get your tickets now for the next Cabaret for a Cause on November 29th in NYC! Both performances are almost sold out! You can get tickets or more information HERE.

Read more about “Middle School,” the latest movie that Isabela Moner (Evita) is working on, on HollywoodReporter.com! It is set to come out October 7th, 2016.

Bobbi MacKenzie (School of Rock) performed at the White House yesterday as a part of “Broadway at the White House”! Read about her experience on WTop.com. Sean Reda (Les Miserables, Radio City Christmas Spectacular) and Nicole Wildy (Dream Street) also performed! Check out their pictures from the event below:

The kids of School of Rock and Fun Home will be performing at “Puttin’ On The Brits” this Sunday at 7pm at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, to benefit BC/EFA! Get more information HERE.

Here are the Shapiro SistersMilly Shapiro (Matilda) and Abigail Shapiro (Liberty, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!)–singing “For Good” from Wicked!

Check out this new commercial for Jif featuring Trevor Braun (Billy Elliot)!

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Rachel Arianna (Number the Stars) is making her debut album, and she needs your help! Find out how you can donate HERE!

Check out this picture of kids from many different Broadway shows at “A Simple Song for a Simple Wish”!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, The Lion King, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Kinky Boots, Finding Neverland, Fun Home, Matilda, and On Your Feet!








SCHOOL OF ROCK Cast To Make TV Appearance, “Broadway at the White House” Lineup, and more!

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The cast of School of Rock made a TV appearance earlier tonight! Did you watch? Get more information below:

Several of our featured shows will take part in the White House and First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Broadway at the White House” special on TLC! They are Finding Neverland, Fun Home, On Your Feet, and School of Rock, as well as a few other Broadway shows! Get more information on Variety.com.

The kids of Fun Home appeared in tonight’s Ham4Ham show at about 5:55pm! YBAN’s Audrey and Emily were there, but unfortunately we didn’t get a video–so here’s someone else’s video of the Fun Home kids’ performance!

And here is Gabriella Pizzolo‘s rap at Friday night’s performance of Fun Home to support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS!

Learn more about what the kids of School of Rock like to read, and enter to win a trip to see the show in NYC on OOMScholasticBlog.com!

Get to know the cast of School of Rock in this #ImWithTheBand video!

Here is the official montage from Team A of Before Your Very Eyes!

Douglas Baldeo (Kinky Boots) will appear on the Sesame Street float during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

We just found pictures from the “Tune In Time” event where Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin), Grace Matwijec (Matilda), and Nicky Torchia (Kinky Boots) took part as judges! Check them out on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out more photo coverage from the first preview of School of Rock on MTV.com!

Ashley Lanzoni (Dream Street) appears in this commercial for Wayfair!

The Lion King will have a digital lottery beginning next week! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com!

Check out photo coverage from Kids of the Arts’ Heart to Heart on BroadwayWorld.com!

And here are pictures from the kids of Fun Home, Matilda, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The King and I, School of Rock, Kinky Boots, and The Lion King!