Meliki Hurd’s Birthday, Willow McCarthy Joins MATILDA, and more!

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Happy birthday to Meliki Hurd (Matilda)! We hope you had a great day, Meliki!

Congratulations to Willow McCarthy, who made her debut in the title role in Matilda yesterday afternoon!

Congratulations to alum Giuseppe Bausilio (Billy Elliot, Newsies, Irving Berlin’s America), currently performing in Aladdin on Broadway, who has joined the cast of the upcoming Broadway revival of Cats! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com!

Watch the latest installment of “Forever 17,” the backstage vlog at Tuck Everlasting, on Broadway.com!

Congrats to She Loves Me, On Your Feet, Waitress, and Fiddler on the Roof, which have all won Outer Critics Circle Awards! Get the full list on BroadwayWorld.com.

Watch Oona Laurence‘s (Matilda) episode of “Blindspot” on NBC.com!

Kids from Dream Street and The Sound of Music LIVE and their castmates in KOTA’s School of Rock promoted the show recently at Rahway Day in New Jersey! Go see the show May 20-22 (I’m seeing it!), and check out pictures below:

I attended the premiere of “Uncle Gareth” this weekend, which features Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars)! Congrats, Alexa! Check out the pictures below:

Check out Christie Kim (The King and I) singing “Caro mio ben” in this video!

See a day in the life of Baylee Littrell (Disaster!):

We just found this video of the School of Rock kids singing “My Generation” at Puttin on the Brits back in November!

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





Good Luck “Bridge of Spies” and “Steve Jobs” in Golden Globes, Pictures from The Butterfly Project, and more!

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Good luck to “Bridge of Spies” and “Steve Jobs” at the Golden Globes tonight! “Bridge of Spies” features Jillian Lebling (Once), Victoria Leigh (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) and Hayley Feinstein (Fiddler on the Roof, A Little Princess), and “Steve Jobs” features Ripley Sobo (Matilda, Once).

Lots of Broadway kids participated in The Butterfly Project yesterday, painting ceramic butterflies that will be featured at an installation honoring the children who died in the Holocaust. Check out pictures below:




And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Fun Home, Lazarus, Les Miserables, School of Rock, and Matilda!

















MOTHER COURAGE Postpones Opening, Giuseppe Bausilio To Join Aladdin, and more!

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Mother Courage and Her Children has postponed its opening night from its original date of January 7th, 2016. Get more information on Broadway.com.

Congratulations to alum Giuseppe Bausilio (Newsies, Billy Elliot), who will be joining the Broadway cast of Aladdin! Get more information in Giuseppe’s Instagram post below:

Guess who's joining Aladdin on Broadway!!! Awesome Christmas present!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #aladdin @aladdin @disney @disneyonbroadway

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Congrats to Ava Della Pietra (School of Rock), who went on for the role of Marcy last night! Check out her pictures below:

School of Rock has set a box office record for the Winter Garden Theatre! Congratulations to the entire company! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Here is another Rock History lesson from Isabella Russo (School of Rock)!

Congratulations to the eight Broadway and Off-Broadway kids who made TheaterMania’s list of the Top 7 Most Memorable Child Performances of 2015! Check out the list on TheaterMania.com.

Lazarus launched its digital lottery today–for $25 tickets!! Get more information about how those tickets can be yours on Playbill.com!

Check out a new commercial for Flexi Frisbee featuring Skye Alyssa Friedman (Annie) on FlexiFrisbee.com! Congrats, Skye!

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









Happy Trails to Lilyana Cornell, Mazel Tov to Presley Ryan, and more!

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Happy trails to Lilyana Cornell, who has finished her run as Little Cosette/Young Eponine in Les Miserables! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Lilyana.

Mazel Tov to Presley Ryan (Fun Home, The Sound of Music LIVE, A Little Princess), who had her bat mitzvah this weekend!

Check out the kids of Broadway–Finding Neverland, Fun Home, The King and I, Kinky Boots, Les Miserables, The Lion King, Matilda, and On Your Feet–singing “We Can Be Kind” with Laura Michelle Kelly at Gypsy of the Year!

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



















Zell Steele Morrow’s Birthday, SCHOOL OF ROCK Opening Night Coverage, and more!

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Happy birthday to Zell Steele Morrow (Fun Home), who turned nine today! We hope you had a great day, Zell!

Watch a video from School of Rock‘s opening night where Lilla Crawford (Annie, Billy Elliot) and other stars name their fantasy rock bands on Broadway.com! Lilla also spoke with Playbill.com about why School of Rock and child actors on Broadway inspire others–read that HERE. Lilla and others were also interviewed on School of Rock‘s opening night red carpet–watch it below:


Check out photo coverage from School of Rock‘s opening night on Broadway.com, TheaterMania.com, BroadwayWorld.com, and Playbill.com! Also, there are pictures of the show’s Gypsy Robe Ceremony on BroadwayWorld.com!

Kinky Boots and The Lion King won Best Stage Presentation and first runner-up, respectively, at Gypsy of the Year! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Lazarus has extended its run at New York Theatre Workshop! Congratulations! Get more information on TheaterMania.com.

Check out pictures of Tori Murray (Ruthless!) attending the “Night of Dreams” gala on BroadwayWorld.com! Also, Tori will be interviewed on LA Talk Radio tomorrow night! Get more information on that in the Twitter post below:

Congratulations to alum Chloe Wheeler (Dream Street), who just finished working on “Reddi High,” a show that she helped write and performed in! Here she is celebrating:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Gypsy of the Year, School of Rock, Lazarus, Fun Home, Kinky Boots, and The King and I!















LAZARUS Opens, Lilla Crawford on “Blue Bloods,” and more!

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Happy opening to Sophia Anne Caruso (The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!) and the company of Lazarus! Break a leg to all!

This Friday, Lilla Crawford (Annie, Billy Elliot) will guest star on “Blue Bloods” on CBS at 10/9c! Here she is on set:

Congratulations to the companies of Fun Home and The King and I on their Grammy Award Nominations! Get more information on Playbill.com.

School of Rock has announced that it will go on tour in 2017! Get more information in the Twitter post below:

Check out this brand new Squigs portrait featuring the kids of School of Rock!

Here’s a video of Adriana Braganza (The King and I) singing “I Speak Six Languages” at Cabaret for a Cause!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Fun Home, Kinky Boots, On Your Feet, Annie, Lazarus, and Matilda!












SCHOOL OF ROCK Opens, Gypsy Of The Year Lineup, and more!

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First, we wanted to wish a happy first night of Hanukkah to all those who celebrate!

Happy Opening to the company of School of Rock! Rock on, everyone! Also, the School of Rock kids took over the show’s Instagram account today–see their posts HERE!

Cast members from Finding Neverland, Fun Home, The King and I, Kinky Boots, Les Miserables, The Lion King, and On Your Feet will perform at this year’s Gypsy of the Year celebration on December 7th at 4:30pm and December 8th at 2pm at the New Amsterdam Theatre! Get more information on BroadwayCares.org!

If you missed Luca Padovan (School of Rock) on Live At Five, you can watch it now on Broadway.com!

Here are more Cabaret for a Cause performance videos of Ava Ulloa (Matilda), Alicia Cosenza, Sabrina Matarazzo, Adaiah and Sheariah Stevens, Leah Rose, Stephen Sayegh (A Little Princess), Ashley Brooke (Doctor Zhivago, Dream Street), and Sam Poon (The King and I, Macbeth)!

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















Jahi Diallo Winston’s and Bobbi MacKenzie’s Birthdays, LES MISERABLES To Close in September 2016, and more!

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Happy belated birthday to Jahi Diallo Winston (The Lion King) and Bobbi MacKenzie (School of Rock)! We hope you both had awesome days!

Les Miserables has announced that it will close on September 4, 2016, at which point it will have played 1,026 performances. Get more information on TheaterMania.com.

Here is a video of Mckayla Twiggs (Les Miserables, Once) singing “Everlasting” at Cabaret for a Cause!

Watch Graham Montgomery (Kinky Boots) sing “Mama Says” at Cabaret for a Cause below!

Here’s video of Tori Murray (Ruthless!) singing at Birdland Jazz Club!

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








Olivia Chun’s Birthday, Thanksgiving Message from THE KING AND I, and more!

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First of all, we want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy birthday to Olivia Chun (The King and I)! We hope you had a wonderful day!

Check out a Thanksgiving message from the cast of The King and I on JibJab.com!

BroadwayWorld has pictures of the kids from Les Miserables, Finding Neverland, and Matilda sharing what they are thankful for! Check them out HERE.

 

Here is the new New York State Lottery commercial featuring Tahlia Ellie (The Gray Man)!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, The King and I, Dream Street, On Your Feet, Fiddler on the Roof, School of Rock, Matilda, Fun Home, Lazarus, Before Your Very Eyes, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Kinky Boots, and Les Miserables!














Taylor Richardson in BMW Commercial, Tahlia Ellie Books PSA, and more!

We caught Taylor Richardson (Annie, A Christmas Memory) in a commercial for BMW! Watch it below:

Congratulations to Tahlia Ellie (The Gray Man), who has booked a PSA! Get more information below:

Support Mia Sinclair Jenness (Les Miserables, Number the Stars, The Sound of Music LIVE) at an event on December 5th to support Cookies for Kids Cancer! Get more information in Mia’s video:

Reddi High, the show Chloe Wheeler (Dream Street) and Emily Glick (Dream Street) were involved in writing, is featured on BroadwayWorld.com! It plays on December 6th.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Fun Home, On Your Feet, Les Miserables, School of Rock, The King and I, Ruthless!, Kinky Boots, Matilda, and Annie!