Happy Trails to the companies of Ruthless! and Fun Home! We can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you.
TONIGHT: Kids of the Arts presents Lyrics for Life, which will play Symphony Space to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Break a leg, everyone!
TOMORROW: The Cabaret for a Cause kids will sing at Pier 36 to commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11. Performances will take place at 9am and 11am. Performers include Sophia Gennusa (Matilda), Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables), Sophie Koski, Ellie Poon (A Christmas Story tour), Sam Poon (The King and I), William Poon (The King and I), Joshua Turchin (A Christmas Story tour). Get more info HERE.
Join Ava Briglia, Aviva Winick, and Willow McCarthy (Matilda) at Strand Bookstore in NYC for a performance, a reading, and a craft on Sept. 13th! The fun starts at 11am. And it’s free!
In case you missed the cast of The Lion King at Broadway Sessions, you’re in luck! You can catch the full FB livestream of the event down below:
The You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown kids will take the stage at TheatreMania’s block party tomorrow at 2:30pm. See why they’re excited about the block party at TheatreMania.com!
Today, Luca Padovan and Isabella Russo (School Of Rock) took over Broadway Box’s Instagram for the day! We’ll have pix from their takeover here tomorrow.
Fiddler on the Roof will have a slightly different schedule this October! Get more details at TheatreMania.com.
Congrats to Tahlia Ellie (The Gray Man) who appeared on “Unraveled” this week on Investigation Discovery. Video is coming soon! In the mean time, take a look at these pix below!
Here’s another video from Elsie Fest with Stranger Things‘s Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King) and Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables) singing “Fugue for Tinhorns”!
And here are more pictures and video from the kids of The Lion King, The Layover, School of Rock, Fun Home, and Matilda!
Congratulations to Gabriella Pizzolo (Fun Home, Matilda) and Grace Capeless (The Lion King, Matilda, A Christmas Story), who have both been cast in the upcoming movie remake of “Beaches”! Gabby will play Young CC, the younger version of Idina Menzel’s character, and Grace will play Young Hillary, the younger version of Nia Long’s character. Find out more on TVLine.com!
Get your tickets now for Lyrics for Life, which is Saturday, September 10th; they’re going fast! Get more details HERE.
Hear Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) sing from The Lion King on EW.com!
And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Fun Home, School of Rock, Matilda, Les Miserables, Ruthless!, and Kinky Boots!
Find out what makes Gabriella Pizzolo (Fun Home, Matilda) scared about growing up and more on Playbill.com!
Once On This Island is aiming for a Broadway revival! Find out more on Playbill.com.
Tre Jones (The Lion King) and Olivia Chun (The King and I) have been cast in the short film “Curbside Waltz”! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.
Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) has booked a guest star role on a TV series! Find out more:
Also, Caleb and Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) will appear on “The Tonight Show” tomorrow night–find out more on NBC.com. They will also appear at Elsie Fest on September 5th! Get more information about that on Broadway.com.
The Broadway revival of Singin’ in the Rain has been postponed indefinitely. Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.
Get your tickets for Lyrics for Life now! In addition to the performers we previously announced, it will feature Raquel Wallace (Dream Street), Michael Nigro (The Sound of Music LIVE), Madison Zamor (Dream Street, Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Jete Laurence (Number the Stars), Aimee Laurence (A Little Princess), Tahlia Ellie (The Gray Man), Chloe Smith (A Little Princess), Charlotte Wesson (A Little Princess), Isabella Moitoso (A Little Princess), Bobby Becht (Dream Street), Kaitlyn Franck (Dream Street), Alyssa Franck (Dream Street), Zachary Brod (Dream Street, On a Stool at the End of the Bar), Carrie Berk (Camp Rolling Hills), Josiah Jacoby (Dream Street), Erin Haggerty (A Little Princess), Dylan Brod (Dream Street), Ellie Kim (Dream Street), Swayam Bhatia (Dream Street), Grace Mozitis (Dream Street), Toleeya Napolitano (Dream Street), Megan Trageser (Dream Street), Nicole Wildy (Dream Street), Ireland Horan (A Little Princess), Katherine LaFountain (A Little Princess), Maddox Elliot (Dream Street), Maya Slaughter (Dream Street), Rachel Arianna (Number the Stars), Rachael McVey (Dream Street), Abigail Paige Murphy (Dream Street), and McKenzie Mullahey (Dream Street). Find out more HERE.
Anastasia has announced that it will begin Broadway performances on March 23, 2017, with an official opening night of April 24, 2017! Get more information on Broadway.com.
Keaton Tetlow (Lisa and Leonardo) will guest star on season 2 of “Outsiders”! Find out more:
Congratulations to Stephanie Ticas (How the Grinch Stole Christmas tour), Graydon Peter Yosowitz (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown), and Mckay Kjar, who have joined the cast of The Gold at the New York Musical Festival this summer! Get more details about the show on BroadwayWorld.com.
On Wednesday, Anthony Pierini (Mary Poppins, Big Fish) will appear on “Royal Pains” again at 9/8c! Find out more on IMDb.com.
Happy Fourth of July, everyone! Celebrate by watching the cast of On Your Feet perform during “A Capitol Fourth” HERE.
Here’s Abigail Dylan Harrison (Ruthless!) singing “The Climb” at 54 Below!
Check out these videos from Kids of the Arts’ Love is Love event! Here’s Christie Kim (The King and I) singing “No One Is Alone” from Into the Woods; Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story) singing “What A Wonderful World”; and video highlights from the show.
Ava Della Pietra (School of Rock) recently performed in a staged reading of The Great Blueness, a new musical, in the New York Stage and Film Festival at Vassar College. Check out pictures below!
And here are pictures and videos from the kids of On Your Feet, Matilda, The Lion King, New York Spectacular, and School of Rock!
Congratulations to Morgan Gao, who will make his Broadway debut in Holiday Inn!
The cast album releases of Waitress and Tuck Everlasting have been pushed back to July 8th and July 15th, respectively!
And check out these pictures and videos from the kids of Finding Neverland, School of Rock, Runaways, The Lion King, Waitress, Matilda, New York Spectacular, Fiddler on the Roof, and Kids of the Arts’ Love is Love!
Lots of alumni news! Ava DeMary (Matilda, Evita, Billy Elliot) appeared in a SNL sketch over the weekend, which was cut for time but you can watch it below. Also, Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars) was featured on News 12 for her song “Free 2 Luv”. And Alyssa Marvin (Number the Stars) will play Molly in the international tour of Annie this summer! You can find links for all of the above below:
And here are more pictures and video from the kids of School of Rock, A Little Princess, She Loves Me, King and I, Finding Neverland, Matilda, and Tuck Everlasting!
Thank you all for a successful 2015! Our website turned 5 and 24 new productions opened this year and passed through our website, one of which won the Tony for Best Musical. And one of our very own was honored with a Tony nomination! Here are some personal highlights from the year: the Tony Awards and our staff members meeting so many alumni! We are so grateful for all of the alumni, parents, and fans who support us. This year was incredible. Thank you and happy new year!
Read Jeremy T. Villas‘s post below to find out when your last chances to see him as Young Lola in Kinky Boots are!
Oona Laurence (Matilda) will no longer be participating in the Broadway kid panel at BroadwayCon–BUT, a new guest is TBA! Check out Cabaret for a Cause‘s post below to find out more:
Congratulations to Jersey Sullivan, who went on as Freddy in School of Rock last night! Here he is with his castmates:
Congratulations to Bradley Fong and the company of Mercury Fur, which closed tonight, on a great run! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Bradley!
Congratulations to Sawyer Nunes (Matilda, Finding Neverland), who has been cast as Patrick in this year’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular! We know you will be amazing, Sawyer!
Cabaret for a Cause had a table with tons of Broadway kids at the Broadway Flea Market today! You can find out more information about it HERE.
Check out this video of the kids of Lyrics for Life performing “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile” from Annie!
And here’s a video of the kids of Lyrics for Life (including me!) performing “Mean” by Taylor Swift!
And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Gray Man, Fun Home, Cabaret for a Cause, On Your Feet, The King and I, Annie, The Lion King, School of Rock, Les Miserables, Kinky Boots, Matilda, Finding Neverland!
Rachel Arianna (Number the Stars) will host the first “Heart to Heart” event with Kids of the Arts! It will benefit Free2Luv, and will be at 54 Below on November 7th! Get more information below:
We have more videos from Lyrics for Life! First, here is “Go Into Your Dance” from 42nd Street!
Check out the Disney medley at Lyrics for Life!
And here is “Broadway Baby” from Follies!
We also have videos from Cabaret for a Cause at 92 Y Street Festival! First, here’s Tyrah Skye Odoms (Annie) singing “Dear Future Husband”!
Check out Alessandra Baldacchino (A Little Princess), soon to make her Broadway debut in Fun Home, performing “I Wish”!
And finally, here is Sawyer Nunes (Finding Neverland, Matilda) and Christian Mardini performing “Breakeven”!
Check out these pictures from opening night of The Gray Man!
Megan Trageser (Dream Street) will be at the Broadway Workshop table at Broadway Flea Market tomorrow! Get more information below:
And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Finding Neverland, Fun Home, Matilda, The King and I, Les Miserables, and On Your Feet!
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