Drama Desk Awards Tonight, Stars in the Alley Photos and Videos, and more!

Good luck to all of tonight’s Drama Desk Award nominees!

Check out pictures from Friday’s Stars in the Alley on Playbill.com and TheaterMania.com! Also, watch performance videos from She Loves Me, Tuck Everlasting, and Fun Home!

Read an interview with Abigail Shapiro (Liberty) and Milly Shapiro (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Matilda) on SaysMeSaysMom.com!

Watch Randy Rainbow’s interview with the Matildas of Matilda below or on BroadwayWorld.com!

Casey Butler (Finding Neverland) and Mary Stewart Sullivan (A Little Princess, Enron) will take part in a reading of Florinda’s Time on June 12th and 13th! Get more information in the picture below:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of On Your Feet, Ruthless!, and Matilda!


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SHE LOVES ME Cast Album Coming Out June 10th, Video of Tori Murray at Party in the Park, and more!

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The She Loves Me cast album will hit stores on June 10th! Find out more on TheaterMania.com.

Here’s the full video of Tori Murray (Ruthless!) performing at Party in the Park!

Also, Tori and her castmate were on 1490 WGCH at 4:15pm today talking about the show! Get more information below:

Break a leg to all those who attended the Radio City Christmas Spectacular open call today!

The Boston Globe did a feature on Alexa Shae Niziak (Women Without Men, Matilda, A Christmas Story, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Carly Gendell (School of Rock), and Marcus D’Angelo (Les Miserables, Matilda), and talked to them about how they put education first while balancing their careers! Read the article HERE.

Here’s your first look at “Elena of Avalor,” featuring Jenna Ortega (New York Spectacular)!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Ruthless!, School of Rock, She Loves Me, Tuck Everlasting, and Les Miserables!


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Maya Grace Fischbein Makes FUN HOME Debut, 2016 Tony Nominations Announced, and more!

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Congratulations to understudy Maya Grace Fischbein, who makes her Broadway debut playing Small Alison in Fun Home for the first time tonight! Get more information in her Instagram post:

Get the full list of 2016 Tony Award nominations, including a ton of our featured shows, HERE! Congratulations to all the nominees!

Sophia Anne Caruso (Lazarus, The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!) will transfer to London with Lazarus! Also, she will take part in the upcoming production of Runaways at New York City Center! Congrats, Sophia!

The casts of Fun Home, Matilda, and more will take part in Stars in the Alley! See the full list on BroadwayWorld.com.

School of Rock, On Your Feet, and others received Astaire Award nominations! Check out the full list on TheaterMania.com.

Go behind-the-scenes at opening night of Tuck Everlasting in Episode 4 of “Forever 17” on Broadway.com.

“Jack of the Red Hearts,” which features Sophia Anne Caruso (Lazarus, The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!) and Taylor Richardson (Smokefall, Annie, A Christmas Memory), is now on DVD and VOD! Get more information on IrishFilmCritic.com.

Congratulations to Ashley Lanzoni (Dream Street), who has booked a job with Justice!

The trailer for “Bad Moms,” a new movie featuring Oona Laurence (Matilda), is out! Watch it below:

Kaci Walfall (The Lion King) appeared on “Good Morning America” to help Misty Copeland reveal her new Barbie doll! Watch the video on ABCNews.go.com or below!

The Matildas of Matilda learned how to fly trapeze! Watch the video below or on BroadwayWorld.com.

And here are pictures and videos from Tunes in Times Square and the kids of On Your Feet, Women Without Men, School of Rock, and Matilda!


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Drama Desk Nominations Announced; Young Stars from SHE LOVES ME & DISASTER Receive Nominations

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The Drama Desk Award nominations were announced today! We are so thrilled for Nicholas Barasch (She Loves Me) and Baylee Litrell (Disaster!) who both received nominations for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. You can find the full list below (with our featured shows highlighted in bold). Congratulations, everyone!

Outstanding Play

The Christians, Playwrights Horizons
The Humans, Roundabout Theatre Company
John, Signature Theatre
King Charles III
The Royale, Lincoln Center Theater

Outstanding Musical
First Daughter Suite, Public Theater
Daddy Long Legs
School of Rock
Shuffle Along
Waitress

Outstanding Revival of a Play
Cloud Nine, Atlantic Theater Company
Death of a Salesman, New Yiddish Rep
Henry IV, Donmar Warehouse at St. Ann’s Warehouse
Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Roundabout Theatre Company
A View From the Bridge
Women Without Men, Mint Theater Company

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
The Color Purple
The Golden Bride, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene
Fiddler on the Roof
She Loves Me, Roundabout Theatre Company
Spring Awakening

Outstanding Actor in a Play
Andrew Garman, The Christians, Playwrights Horizons
Avi Hoffman, Death of a Salesman
Frank Langella, The Father, Manhattan Theatre Club
Tim Pigott-Smith, King Charles III
Mark Strong, A View From the Bridge

Outstanding Actress in a Play
Georgia Engel, John, Signature Theatre
Mamie Gummer, Ugly Lies the Bone, Roundabout Undeground
Marin Ireland, Ironbound, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater/Women’s Project Theater
Jessica Lange, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Nicola Walker, A View From the Bridge

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

Danny Burstein, Fiddler on the Roof
Robert Creighton, Cagney, York Theatre Company
Michael C. Hall, Lazarus, New York Theatre Workshop
Zachary Levi, She Loves Me
Benjamin Walker, American Psycho

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Laura Benanti, She Loves Me
Carmen Cusack, Bright Star
Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple
Jessie Mueller, Waitress
Annette O’Toole, Southern Comfort, Public Theater

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

Bill Camp, The Crucible
David Furr, Noises Off, Roundabout Theatre Company
Matt McGrath, The Legend of Georgia McBride, MCC Theater
Richard Thomas, Incident at Vichy, Signature Theatre
Michael Shannon, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

Brooke Bloom, Cloud Nine
Megan Hilty, Noises Off
Kellie Overbey, Women Without Men
Saycon Sengbloh, Eclipsed, Public Theater
Jeanine Serralles, Gloria, Vineyard Theatre

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Nicholas Barasch, She Loves Me
Christopher Fitzgerald, Waitress
Baylee Littrell, Disaster!
Paul Alexander Nolan, Bright Star
A.J. Shively, Bright Star

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple
Alison Fraser, First Daughter Suite
Rachel Bay Jones, Dear Evan Hansen, Second Stage
Jane Krakowski, She Loves Me
Mary Testa, First Daughter Suite

Outstanding Director of a Play
Rachel Chavkin, The Royale
Sam Gold, John
Rupert Goold, King Charles III
Joe Mantello, The Humans
Jenn Thompson, Women Without Men
Ivo van Hove, A View From the Bridge

Outstanding Director of a Musical
Michael Arden, Spring Awakening
John Doyle, The Color Purple
Rupert Goold, American Psycho
Bartlett Sher, Fiddler on the Roof
Bryna Wasserman, Motl Didner, The Golden Bride

Outstanding Choreography

Joshua Bergasse, Cagney
Spencer Liff, Spring Awakening
Lynne Page, American Psycho
Randy Skinner, Dames at Sea
Savion Glover, Shuffle Along

Outstanding Music
Sara Bareilles, Waitress
Michael John LaChiusa, First Daughter Suite
Andrew Lloyd Webber, School of Rock
The Lobbyists, SeaWife, Naked Angels
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Bright Star

Outstanding Lyrics

Sara Bareilles, Waitress
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Dear Evan Hansen
Glenn Slater, School of Rock
Michael John LaChiusa, First Daughter Suite

Outstanding Orchestrations

August Eriksmoen, Bright Star
Larry Hochman, She Loves Me, Roundabout Theatre Company
Joseph Joubert/Catherine Jayes, The Color Purple
Andrew Lloyd Webber, School of Rock
Michael Starobin/Bruce Coughlin, First Daughter Suite

Outstanding Music in a Play

Billie Joe Armstrong, These Paper Bullets!, Atlantic Theatre Company
Estelle Bajou, Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally, One Year Lease Theater Company
Shaun Davey, Pericles, Theatre for a New Audience
Philip Glass, The Crucible
Tom Kitt, Cymbeline, New York Shakespeare Festival

Outstanding Set Design for a Play
Riccardo Hernandez, Red Speedo, New York Theatre Workshop
Mimi Lien, John
G.W. Mercier, Head of Passes, Public Theater
Christopher Oram, Hughie
Derek McLane, Fully Committed

Outstanding Set Design for a Musical
Es Devlin, American Psycho
Emily Orling, Matt Saunders, Eric Farber, Futurity, Soho Rep/Ars Nova
David Rockwell, She Loves Me

Outstanding Costume Design for a Play
Jessica Ford, These Paper Bullets!
Martha Hally, Women Without Men
Constance Hoffman, Pericles
William Ivey Long, Shows for Days, Lincoln Center Theater
Anita Yavich, The Legend of Georgia McBride

Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical
Jane Greenwood, Bright Star
Katrina Lindsay, American Psycho
Jeff Mahshie, She Loves Me
Alejo Vietti, Allegiance
Ann Roth, Shuffle Along

Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play
Neil Austin, Hughie
Mark Barton, John
Bradley King, Empanada Loca, Labyrinth Theater Company
Tyler Micoleau, Antlia Pneumatica, Playwrights Horizons
Justin Townsend, The Humans

Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical

Jane Cox, The Color Purple
Jake DeGroot, SeaWife
Ben Stanton, Spring Awakening
Justin Townsend, American Psycho
Jules Fisher/Peggy Eisenhauer, Shuffle Along

Outstanding Projection Design

Nicholas Hussong, These Paper Bullets!
Darrel Maloney, Tappin’ Thru Life
Peter Nigrini, Dear Evan Hansen
Finn Ross, American Psycho
Tal Yarden, Lazarus

Outstanding Sound Design in a Play

Fitz Patton, An Act of God
Fitz Patton, The Humans
Miles Polaski, Fulfillment, The Flea Theatre
Bray Poor, John
Ryan Rumery, Empanada Loca

Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical
Mick Potter, School of Rock
Brian Ronan, Lazarus
Nevin Steinberg, Bright Star
Dan Moses Schreier, American Psycho
Scott Lehrer, Shuffle Along

Outstanding Wig and Hair

David Brian Brown, She Loves Me
Jason Hayes, The Legend of Georgia McBride
Robert-Charles Vallance, Women Without Men
Charles G. LaPointe, The School for Scandal, Red Bull Theater
Mia M. Neal, Shuffle Along

Outstanding Solo Performance

Simon Callow, Tuesdays at Tesco’s, 59E59
Kathleen Chalfant, Rose, Nora’s Playhouse
James Lecesne, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey
Daphne Rubin-Vega, Empanada Loca
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Fully Committed

Unique Theatrical Experience

ADA/AVA, Manual Cinema/3LD/The Tank
Antigona – Soledad Barrio/Noche Flamenca
That Physics Show
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
YOUARENOWHERE – 3LD/The Tank

TUCK EVERLASTING Opening Night, Photo Coverage from WAITRESS’s Opening, and more!

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Happy Opening to the company of Tuck Everlasting! Congratulations!

Check out photo coverage from Waitress‘s recent opening night on Broadway.com, BroadwayWorld.com, and Playbill.com! Also, check out red carpet photos on BroadwayWorld.com.

Kids from School of Rock, Tuck Everlasting, On Your Feet, She Loves Me, Fun Home, and The King and I could get Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nominations, but they need your help! Vote HERE up until Friday!

Be sure to catch Zachary Unger (Newsies, Chaplin, Big Fish) on “Containment” tonight! Here’s a preview:

Waitress will go on tour! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Check out pictures from the cast album recording session of She Loves Me on TheaterMania.com!

Sophie Knapp (Once, Dream Street, A Little Princess) has booked a feature film called “Brighton Beach”! Find out more in the Facebook post below:

Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) will perform at an event in New Orleans on April 30th! Get more information in the post below:

Ruthless! and Women Without Men are nominated for Off-Broadway Alliance Awards! Get more details on Playbill.com.

BroadwayWorld is giving away two tickets to Tuck Everlasting! Find out how to enter on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out production photos from Tuck Everlasting on BroadwayWorld.com, and a video montage below!

BroadwayWorld has coverage of the new Matildas of Matilda taking a gymnastics class at Chelsea Piers! Watch the video below or on BroadwayWorld.com.

Mattea Conforti (Matilda) has joined the cast of a new animated Sprout show! Find out more in her post with a castmate below:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, School of Rock, Tuck Everlasting, and She Loves Me!


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Lucille Lortel Nominations Announced, Emma Howard and Jaidyn Young’s 54 Below Cabaret TONIGHT, and more!

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The Lucille Lortel nominations have been announced! Congratulations to the companies of First Daughter Suite, Iowa, Lazarus, Mother Courage and Her Children, and Women Without Men, who were all nominated! Additionally, Sophia Anne Caruso (The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!) received her second Lucille Lortel nomination, this time for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical for Lazarus! Check out the list of YBAN nominations HERE, and check out the full list on Playbill.com.

“Together At Last,” Emma Howard (Matilda, Violet) and Jaidyn Young‘s (Annie) cabaret show, comes to 54 Below tonight! Get more information on 54Below.com, and congrats to Emma and Jaidyn!

The cast recording of On Your Feet is set for an April 29th release! Get more information on Broadway.com.

Check out the first production pictures from The Crucible on TheaterMania.com!

Get your tickets now for When I Grow Up at the Triad on April 2nd and 4th! More information HERE.

Dante Melucci has announced that he will play his final performance in School of Rock on May 8th. Go see him while you can, and get more information in his Instagram post below:

Hi all, I wanted to let everyone know that my final performance with "School of Rock: The Musical" will take place on Sunday, May 8. I've aged out of the role and so it's time for me to go. While I'm saddened at the thought of not taking the stage as the Freddy I created for the Broadway stage, I find comfort in the fact that it has been an amazing, almost impossible ride over the past year. I'm looking forward to what lies ahead for me. Thank you to everyone for sharing in this experience and for all your support and love over these past 12 months. You've helped make it a more complete experience for me. I've grown physically, for sure, but mostly I've matured into a kid who's fast learning about himself and what he's capable of. And for that, I'm forever grateful. Dante

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Hayden Wall (Soul Doctor) went on for James in School of Rock last night! Here he is before the show:

On as James tonight! 3rd role is a charm.

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


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Lucille Lortel Nominations Announced, Sophia Anne Caruso Receives 2nd Nomination!

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The 2016 Lucille Lortel Award nominations have been announced! 14 year old Sophia Anne Caruso has been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical for her performance in Lazarus! She received a nomination last year for her performance in The Nether. Take a look at our featured shows’ nominations below or you can view the full list at Playbill.com. Congratulations to everyone involved!

First Daughter Suite (feat. Carly Tamer)
-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical (2x)
-Outstanding Costume Design

Iowa (feat. Kolette Tetlow)
-Outstanding Musical
-Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

Lazarus (feat. Sophia Anne Caruso)
-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical
-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical

Mother Courage and Her Children (feat. Deandre Sevon)
-Outstanding Revival

Women Without Men (feat. Shannon Harrington, Alexa Shae Niziak, Beatrice Tulchin)
-Outstanding Revival
-Outstanding Costume Design

Abigail Dylan Harrison on for Tina Denmark in RUTHLESS!, Presley Ryan in “At This Performance…” Tonight, and more!

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Abigail Dylan Harrison was on for Tina Denmark in Ruthless! at 8pm tonight! Get more information HERE.

Tonight, Presley Ryan (Fun Home, The Sound of Music LIVE, A Little Princes) performed in “At This Performance…,” a series that showcases Broadway and Off-Broadway standbys, understudies, and alternates! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

Waitress tickets are now on sale through January 1, 2017! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

Fifteen-year-old Rachel Resheff (Fish in the Dark, The People in the Picture, Shrek, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins) has already graced five Broadway shows, and she returns to 54 Below this Sunday for her new solo show, which will feature special guest Nicholas Barasch (She Loves Me, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, West Side Story), among others. Get more information on 54Below.com!

Check out this video of the cast of On Your Feet celebrating World Theatre Day!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Matilda, School of Rock, Women Without Men, The King and I, Disaster!, Waitress, and Fun Home!


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WAITRESS Begins Previews, YBAN at WOMEN WITHOUT MEN, and more!

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Waitress begins previews tonight! Break a leg to the company!

YBAN blogger Emily and I were lucky enough to see Women Without Men last night before it closes tomorrow! Here we are with the cast members, as well as some YBAN alumni who were also at the show that night!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Disaster!, Matilda, Women Without Men, Tuck Everlasting, School of Rock, and Fun Home!


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New Kids Debut in THE LION KING This Week, Presley Ryan’s Last Week at FUN HOME, and more!

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Congratulations to Kyliegh Curran, Mehret Marsh, and Cayen Martin, who will make their Broadway debuts in The Lion King this week!

This is Presley Ryan‘s (The Sound of Music LIVE, A Little Princess) last week at Fun Home! We can’t wait to see what will be next for her.

Ava Della Pietra was on for Sophie in School of Rock today at 2pm, and she’ll be on for Katie from 3/24 to 3/26! Go see her! Also, keep an eye out for a new demo of her original song “Fly”! Here she is in the recording studio:

Here’s a new commercial featuring Maddox Elliot (Dream Street)!

Congrats to Talia Ryder, who went on for Lavender in Matilda for the first time today!

Here’s a clip of Tahlia Ellie (The Gray Man) on “I’d Kill For You”!

Check out articles about Sarah Charles Lewis (Tuck Everlasting) on MyAJC.com and TheaterMania.com!

Here’s the music video for “Free 2 Love,” an original song by Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars)! It also features Abigail Paige Murphy (Dream Street) and Ashley Birdsall (Dream Street).

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the opening night of Disaster! with Baylee Littrell on BwayZone.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, School of Rock, Women Without Men, The King and I, Matilda, Les Miserables, and Fun Home!


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