“Waffles + Mochi” with Gaten Matarazzo Out on Netflix Today, Robert Montano Competing on “American Idol,” and more!

Happy birthday to our staff member Audrey! We hope you had a great day today!

“Waffles + Mochi,” with “Stranger Things” star and Broadway alum Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), arrives on Netflix today!

Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) is competing on this season of “American Idol”!

What the Constitution Means to Me on Amazon Prime, “Broadway Jackbox,” and more are among Playbill’s streaming highlights over the past year! Check out the full list on Playbill.com.

You can see Isabela Merced (Evita) in “Spirit Untamed,” arriving in theaters on June 4th!

Here’s your first look at “Concrete Cowboy,” with “Stranger Things” star and Broadway alum Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek)!

Mia Mei Williamson (Once On This Island) will perform in Amas Musical Theatre’s livestream of the new play “Home Sweet Homeland” on March 29th! Get tickets HERE.

Finally, Catherine Ashmore Bradley (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) has booked a network episodic! More details to come.

Layla Capers To Appear on “Law & Order: SVU” This Week, Regan Ciccarelli and Ashley Brooke Book TV Gigs, and more!

Layla Capers (The Lion King, School of Rock) will appear on this week’s episode of “Law & Order: SVU” on February 25th! Make sure to tune in!

Congrats to Regan Ciccarelli (Waitress), who booked a TV gig! More details are TBA.

Congrats to Ashley Brooke (Doctor Zhivago, Dream Street), who recently booked a gig with a network series! More details to come.

Shine Theatre Arts Project is holding a Black History Month Cabaret on February 28th, hosted by Kaden Amari Anderson (Caroline, Or Change)! In addition to Kaden, performers will include Mehret Marsh (Tina, The Lion King), Antonio J. Watson (Tina, This Ain’t No Disco), Caroline Basu (School of Rock), Chloé Bryan (School of Rock), Jenny Mollet (The Color Purple), Laurissa “Lala” Romain (South Pacific), Charlotte MacLeod (The Bedwetter), Gloria Manning (Tina), Chinua Baraka Payne (Caroline, Or Change, The Lion King), and more.

Watch the company of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical perform this poem written by Daniel J. Watts!

Playbill spoke with Bonnie Langford, who played Baby June alongside Angela Lansbury as Mama Rose on Broadway in 1974! Read the article HERE.

And here are pictures from the kids of The Lion King and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!




Sneak Peek at “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” with Kyliegh Curran, Alex Dreier Launches YouTube Channel, and more!

Here’s a sneak peek at Disney Channel’s new series “Secrets of Sulphur Springs,” starring Kyliegh Curran (The Lion King)!

Broadway alum Alex Dreier (Finding Neverland, Billy Elliot, The Assembled Parties, Appropriate) has launched a YouTube channel with his sister! Check it out HERE.

And here are videos from the kids of Tina and Trevor!




Alumni Cast in THE RIGHT WAY at Jocunda Festival, Andrew Barth Feldman Announces Fifth Installment of “Broadway Whodunit,” and more!

Akira Golz (Matilda), Sophie Knapp (Once, A Little Princess, Dream Street), and Suri Marrero (Frozen, The Lion King) have been cast in a new play called The Right Way, to be presented by the Jocunda Festival in January! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) will present the fifth installment of “Broadway Whodunit” on December 13th! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

Congratulations to Emma Rowley (Gypsy, Bye Bye Birdie), who got married over the weekend!

Check out Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord), Nirvaan Pal (School of Rock), Layla Capers (The Lion King, School of Rock), Kaden Amari Anderson (Caroline, Or Change), and lots more taking part in Unicorn Jazz’s music video for “12 Days of Christmas”!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Grinch Musical, Trevor, Sing Street, and Tina!





Additional Casting Announced for THE GRINCH Live Broadcast, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Footage from HAMILTON feat. Giuseppe Bausilio, and more!

Additional casting for the upcoming live broadcast of The Grinch has been announced! Joining Amelia Minto as Cindy-Lou Who will be Kanon Narumi, Chantelle Tonolete, Tafari Cazembe Edwards, Alfie Murray, Erin Rushidi, Bebe Massey, Kayleen Nguema, Lyla Toplass, and Louie Gray (not pictured). Be sure to tune in on December 9th!

And in the meantime — here’s a glimpse at the broadcast during yesterday’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Here’s Giuseppe Bausilio (Newsies, Billy Elliot) performing with his Hamilton castmates during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade yesterday!

Tomorrow, tune in to “The Mark White Show” at 11am EST to catch another episode of “Kyla’s Korner,” hosted by Kyla Carter (Number the Stars)!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Tina, Caroline, Or Change, Meet Me In St. Louis, Mrs. Doubtfire, Trevor, and The Lion King!





Film Independent Q&A with Cast of WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME, New Episode of “The PAW-cast” with Walter Russell III Today, and more!

The cast of What the Constitution Means to Me did a Q&A with Film Independent ahead of the play’s release on Amazon Prime recently! Watch below:

Walter Russell III (The Lion King) shared another episode of “The PAW-cast” today, featuring special guest Mehret Marsh (Tina, The Lion King)! It’s still available to watch on Walter’s IGTV page.

Jacob Michael Laval (The Rose Tattoo) now hosts a movie review segment on “Uncle Julie’s Kids Trivia Show”!

Regan Ciccarelli (Waitress) can be seen modeling for Pink Chicken NY!

Isabella Iannelli (The Rose Tattoo) is teaming up with friends to benefit No Kid Hungry!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Frozen, The Lion King, and Tina!




TINA, THE INHERITANCE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE ROSE TATTOO, and BETRAYAL Nominated for Tony Awards; “A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting” and “Social Distance” Out On Netflix Today; and more!

The nominations for this year’s Tony Awards were announced today! Check out the full list on TonyAwards.com, and see below for a list of nominees from our featured shows:

  • Best Play – The Inheritance by Matthew López
  • Best Musical – Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Book of a Musical – Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, book by Katori Hall, Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins
  • Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre – A Christmas Carol, music by Christopher Nightingale
  • Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre – The Inheritance, music by Paul Englishby
  • Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre – The Rose Tattoo, music by Fitz Patton and Jason Michael Webb
  • Best Revival of a Play – Betrayal
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play – Andrew Burnap for The Inheritance
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play – Tom Hiddleston for Betrayal
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical – Adrienne Warren for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play – John Benjamin Hickey for The Inheritance
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play – Paul Hilton for The Inheritance
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play – Lois Smith for The Inheritance
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical – Daniel J. Watts for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical – Myra Lucretia Taylor for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Scenic Design of a Play – Bob Crowley for The Inheritance
  • Best Scenic Design of a Play – Soutra Gilmour for Betrayal
  • Best Scenic Design of a Play – Rob Howell for A Christmas Carol
  • Best Scenic Design of a Musical – Mark Thompson and Jeff Sugg for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Costume Design of a Play – Bob Crowley for The Inheritance
  • Best Costume Design of a Play – Rob Howell for A Christmas Carol
  • Best Costume Design of a Play – Clint Ramos for The Rose Tattoo
  • Best Costume Design of a Musical – Mark Thompson for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Lighting Design of a Play – Jon Clark for The Inheritance
  • Best Lighting Design of a Play – Hugh Vanstone for A Christmas Carol
  • Best Lighting Design of a Musical – Bruno Poet for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Sound Design of a Play – Paul Arditti and Christopher Reid for The Inheritance
  • Best Sound Design of a Play – Simon Baker for A Christmas Carol
  • Best Sound Design of a Musical – Nevin Steinberg for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Direction of a Play – Stephen Daldry for The Inheritance
  • Best Direction of a Play – Jamie Lloyd for Betrayal
  • Best Direction of a Musical – Phyllida Lloyd for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Choreography – Anthony Van Laast for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Orchestrations – Ethan Popp for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

“A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting,” starring Broadway alumni Oona Laurence (Matilda) and Lynn Masako Cheng (The King and I), arrived on Netflix today! Watch it now!

Also today, Netflix’s new anthology series “Social Distance” became available to stream! “Social Distance” features Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni Kylie Liya Page (Les Miserables), Niles Fitch (The Lion King, Our Lady of Kibeho, “This Is Us”), Ava DeMary (Matilda, Billy Elliot, Evita), and Will Meyers (Generation Me)!

Analise Scarpaci (Mrs. Doubtfire, Matilda, A Christmas Story) will perform at Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Annual Gala on November 12th! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

“Stranger Things” star and Broadway alum Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) is appearing in a new ad for Nike!

Walter Russell III (The Lion King) shared another new episode of “The PAW-cast” on his Instagram Live today, with special guest Mikari Tarpley (The Lion King tour)!

And check out these videos from the kids of The Lion King and Trevor!




Mavis Simpson-Ernst Appears on “What Would You Do?” Tonight, NEWSIES Alumni Perform “Seize the Day” Socially-Distanced, and more!

Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess) will appear on ABC’s “What Would You Do?” tonight!

Alumni of Newsies performed a socially-distanced rendition of “Seize the Day”! Watch the video on Playbill.com.

This week, Jesus Del Orden (Kinky Boots, The Lion King) will co-MC two upcoming Rybin Entertainment showcases with Kevin Chacón (Nickelodeon’s “Santiago of the Seas”) and Agatha Celleri (“Hustlers”)! Tune in to “Once Upon a Lost Land” HERE and about “Waiting for Peter Pan” HERE.

Watch Sami Bray’s (The Bedwetter, 1984) performance during one of Rising Talent Magazine’s recent online concerts!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Tina, The Lion King, Flying Over Sunset, and Trevor!




Antonio J. Watson’s Birthday, “Ghostwriter” with Amadi Chapata Wins Daytime Emmy Award, and more!

Happy belated birthday to Antonio J. Watson (Tina), who turned 11 over the weekend! We hope you had a great day, Antonio!

“Ghostwriter,” with Amadi Chapata (School of Rock), won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children’s or Family Viewing Program! Get more details on Variety.com.

Sam Poon (Sing Street, The King and I, Macbeth, Runaways) has released a new single called “Pull Me”! Proceeds will benefit Corona Couriers, For the Gworls, Harlem Grown, and Freedom Arts and Education Center. Listen HERE!

In case you missed it yesterday, you can watch A Simpler Time on the “Plays In The House” YouTube channel for the next three days, featuring kids from Frozen, Annie, and more! Check it out HERE.

Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) and Eli Tokash (Pippin, Finding Neverland) appeared on Broadway.com’s “Live At Five” today!

Sign up now for one of this week’s Broadway Babysitters workshops!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Tina and Flying Over Sunset!