“This Is Us” Season Premiere with Niles Fitch, Film Adaptation of 13 THE MUSICAL Resumes Casting, and more!

The season premiere of “This Is Us” with Niles Fitch (The Lion King, Our Lady of Kibeho) was tonight on NBC! Congrats Niles!

The upcoming film adaptation of 13 is still casting! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

“Concrete Cowboy,” a new film with “Stranger Things” star Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek), is heading to Netflix! Find out more on Variety.com.

Sami Bray (The Bedwetter, 1984) is the guest on this week’s episode of “Kid Broadway Podcast”! Listen HERE.

“Little Fires Everywhere” star Lexi Underwood (The Lion King) had a discussion today with showrunner Liz Tigelaar about the upcoming election and social justice!

If you’re in New Jersey, you can see Cate Elefante (Waitress) play the title role in Matilda on November 7th and 8th! Get tickets HERE.

Here’s the newest episode of “Kyla’s Korner,” hosted by Kyla Carter (Number the Stars)!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Trevor and The Bedwetter!




“Vampires vs. the Bronx” with Gregory Diaz IV Out Now On Netflix, HOLIDAY INN with Morgan Gao To Play PBS On November 20, and more!

New Film Releases and Upcoming Airings

“Vampires vs. the Bronx,” featuring Gregory Diaz IV (Matilda, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Pedro Pan, “In The Heights”), is out now on Netflix!

Holiday Inn, including child cast member Morgan Gao, will air on PBS on November 20th! Get more details on Playbill.com.

“Team Marco,” a new film with Jacob Michael Laval (The Rose Tattoo) and Jake Katzman (Kinky Boots), will be available to stream beginning November 20th! Find out more on HollywoodReporter.com.

Sebastian Ortiz (A Christmas Carol) is currently appearing in a Nick Jr. commercial in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month!

New Episodes

“The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Courtney Reed, Tyrah Skye Odoms (Annie), and Ava Ulloa (Matilda)!

“Little Me,” with special guest Kathryn Zaremba (Annie Warbucks)!

Kyla Carter (Number the Stars) hosted another episode of her podcast “Kyla’s Korner” on “The Mark White Show”!

New Music

Listen to a new single from Rachael McVey (Dream Street) called “Suffocating”!

Listen to a new single from Layla Capers (The Lion King, School of Rock) called “Just Wanna Be Heard”!

New and Upcoming Virtual Performances

Broadway kids and alumni took part in a virtual edition of “Help Is On The Way”! The children’s chorus includes Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie), Makayla Joy Connolly (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Will Coombs (The Ferryman, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, A Bronx Tale), Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Olivia DeAmicis, Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord), Olivia Edward, Jake Ryan Flynn (Mrs. Doubtfire, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Zoe Glick (The Bedwetter, Unknown Soldier, Frozen), Carly Gold (The Ferryman), Jake Katzman (Kinky Boots), Cooper Lantz (Kinky Boots), Mehret Marsh (Tina, The Lion King), Sarah Mattle, Charlotte Macleod (The Bedwetter), Connor Mills (Kinky Boots), Bella May Mordus (The Ferryman, Make Believe), Brooklyn Nelson (Frozen, Matilda), Madeleine Pace (Once, The Hard Problem), Delilah Rose Pellow (Anastasia), Jayden Theophile (Tina), and Emily Zimmerman (The Bedwetter). Watch below:

Joshua Colley (Les Miserables, Newsies, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown), Mateo Lizcano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), James Ignacio (The King and I, Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Camp Rolling Hills), and Laurissa “Lala” Romain (South Pacific) will appear in the upcoming “Sticks & Stones” concert, which will stream on October 16th!

View this post on Instagram

Premieres OCTOBER 16, 2020! @sticksandstonesmusical

A post shared by Mateo Lizcano (@mateo.lizcano) on

Auditions

A new feature film “Teenage Musical” is seeking teenage actors!

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) and Barthtoberfest

“Broadway Jackbox,” co-created by Andrew, returned as part of Barthtoberfest recently! Find out more HERE.

Today, Broadway Whodunit’s “TV or Not TV?,” a virtual murder mystery event also co-created by Andrew, performed! Find out more on BroadwayWhodunit.com.

Finally, Andrew will play spooky video games on Twitch on October 7th and 21st!

Fun

Happy Belated Mean Girls Day! (October 3rd) Check out these covers and throwbacks we posted on our Instagram in celebration, from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Frozen, School of Rock, and more!

Pictures and Videos from the Kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Lion King, Flying Over Sunset, and The Bedwetter!








Joshua Turchin’s Birthday, “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” with Madalen Yarbrough Mills Coming to Netflix, and more!

Happy birthday to Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill)! We hope you had a great day, Joshua!

Here’s your first look at “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey,” starring Madalen Yarbrough Mills (School of Rock)! The film arrives on Netflix on November 13th!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Mrs. Doubtfire, Beetlejuice, The Lion King, The Bedwetter, Caroline, Or Change, and Frozen!









“This Is Us” Moves Up Season Premiere Date to October 27th, “18 To Party” with Taylor Richardson and Alivia Clark Coming November 6th, and more!

“This Is Us,” with Niles Fitch (The Lion King, Our Lady of Kibeho), has moved their season premiere date up to October 27th!

“18 To Party,” a new movie with Taylor Richardson (Annie, Smokefall, A Christmas Memory) and Alivia Clark (Little Miss Sunshine, Dream Street), will arrive on November 6th! Here’s a peek:

Zoe Manarel (Matilda, A Little Princess) appears on the cover of the new young adult novel Just Be Cool, Jenna Sakai!

GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda, “Dance Moms”) appears in a new music video from JoJo Siwa!

Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Emma Grace Berardelli, Fallyn, and Cailyn Peddle!

And check out these pictures and videos from the kids of The Bedwetter, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and more!





Creative Arts Emmys Begin Tonight, Voting Now Open for BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage: Dance Edition, and more!

(Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

The five-night-long Creative Arts Emmy Awards begin tonight on Emmys.com! Good luck to this year’s nominees–especially those featuring our young Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni!

Voting is now open for the next round of BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage: Dance Edition competition! Be sure to vote for alum Kathryn Zimmer (Matilda) at this link!

Joshua Colley (Les Miserables, Newsies, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown) was one of the special guests during Jim Caruso’s Pajama Cast Party earlier tonight! Find out more HERE.

Kids of the Arts’ virtual production of A Knight at the Museum will stream on September 26th and 27th and will feature alumni Jonah Mussolino (Caroline, Or Change, A Bronx Tale), Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord), Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots), Suri Marrero (Frozen, The Lion King), Jordan Cole (School of Rock), and many more.

In case you missed it, here’s the newest episode of “Kyla’s Korner,” hosted by Kyla Carter (Number the Stars)!

Layla Capers (The Lion King, School of Rock) recently volunteered with CEBPA to give kids the backpacks and school supplies they need to start the school year strong!

Speaking of starting strong, we hope everyone has a safe and fun school year, no matter how you’re attending. Here’s how the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and The Bedwetter started the school year!

James Ignacio, Mateo Lizcano, and Laurissa “Lala” Romain Cast in Virtual Benefit Production of STICKS & STONES, First Look at “Grand Army” with Jaden Jordan, and more!

James Ignacio (The King and I, Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Camp Rolling Hills), Mateo Lizcano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), and Laurissa “Lala” Romain (South Pacific) have been cast in a virtual production of Sticks & Stones to benefit Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation! More details coming soon.

Here’s your first look at Netflix’s “Grand Army,” with Jaden Jordan (Kinky Boots, The Lion King)!

Bookings

Ryan Foust (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Mary Page Marlowe) is now appearing in a commercial for Invisalign!

Gabriel Amoroso (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Medea) has booked a voiceover gig! More details to come.

Delaney Quinn (Waitress) appears in this video for iHeartRadio and L’il Critters Gummies!

New Episodes

“Young Sheldon” star Iain Armitage is this week’s guest on the “Take A Bow” podcast, hosted by Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) and Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin)! Listen now on the Broadway Podcast Network.

The newest episode of the “Little Me” podcast features two special guests, siblings Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda) and Zell Steele Morrow (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Fun Home, Mary Page Marlowe, Really Rosie)! Listen now on the Broadway Podcast Network.

Walter Russell III (The Lion King) shared another episode of his “PAW-cast” tonight, with guest Jesus Del Orden (The Lion King, Kinky Boots)!

Performances

Isabella Iannelli (The Rose Tattoo) performed “Part Of Your World” as part of Unicorn Jazz’s newest episode of “That Thing I Do”!

The original cast of School of Rock covered a Fleetwood Mac hit! Watch on BroadwayWorld.com or below.


Check out this virtually distant rendition of “The Telephone Hour” from Bye Bye Birdie, featuring Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots)!

And check out these pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, The Bedwetter, Trevor, and Frozen!




Jenna Ortega Writing Book “It’s All Love,” Montgomery Lamb Appearing in Virtual Production of SEUSSICAL This Weekend, and more!

Jenna Ortega (New York Spectacular) has written a book called It’s All Love, set to come out January 5th, 2021! Find out more on JustJaredJr.com.

Tune in this weekend to see Montgomery Lamb (School of Rock) in a virtual production of Seussical!

Caroline Basu (School of Rock) is doing a Zoom Q&A this week, on August 30th!

In addition, check out Caroline performing in a medley of songs from Matilda as part of this past weekend’s “Connected by Musicals” concert!

View this post on Instagram

We had an amazing time last night and everyone was incredible! It’s impossible to choose a favourite performance cos they were all so good, but one thing that we all loved was our finale video. Matilda is a very special show to many of us. Five of the performers have played the role of Matilda in various productions, and for some of us it’s the first West End show that we saw, including myself. Here’s the video we managed to put together in under a week. These singers come from different parts of the UK and the US. Although we are more than 4,000 miles apart, we are connected by musicals. We all enjoyed doing it and we hope you enjoy our Matilda medley too 📚🐛🦎 • #ConnectedByMusicals #LoveOfMusicals #MatildaTheMusical #Matilda #MatildaMedley #WhenIGrowUp #Naughty #SofiaSwade #AllieJoseph #GracieBryant #CarolineBasu #NicolaTurner #LilyMaeEvans #MaddyKayHarris #BrendanHarris #IslaCurry #CharlottePourretWythe #JemimaBrooke #HeleddDavis #MusicalTheatre

A post shared by Musical (@loveofmusicals) on

Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie) has booked a couple of voiceover gigs! More details to come.

Delilah Rose Pellow (Anastasia) covered “Landslide” with her sister Josephine Pellow and Molly Richardson (Matilda tour) in honor of Naya Rivera.

Check out these pictures from the kids of The Lion King and The Bedwetter!

Finally, here’s a fun fact: did you know that Natalie Portman made her Broadway debut at age 16 in The Diary of Anne Frank? Shout-out to Bygone Broadway for sharing this photo!

Lexi Underwood and Amadi Chapata To Discuss Black Lives Matter Movement on Instagram Live, Aliya “Jo” Ramey In Virtual Story Time, and more!

This Friday, Broadway alumni Lexi Underwood (The Lion King) and Amadi Chapata (School of Rock) will discuss the Black Lives Matter movement on Instagram Live!

Also this Friday, Aliya “Jo” Ramey (The Lion King) will take part in a virtual story time!

Tomorrow, a new episode of Walter Russell III’s (The Lion King) “Paw”-cast will welcome Isabel Medina (The Lion King tour)!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Trevor and The Bedwetter!





Aaralyn Anderson Appears on “What Would You Do?” Tonight, Playbill To Stream NEWSIES To Benefit The Actors Fund, and more!

Aaralyn Anderson (Ballyturk) guest starred on another episode of “What Would You Do?” tonight!

Tune in to Playbill later this month when they stream Newsies! Donations will benefit The Actors Fund. Get more details on Playbill.com!

Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Jordan Hall, Tyrah Skye Odoms (Annie), Eve Johnson (The Net Will Appear), and Broadway Custom!

Check out these highlights from “The Show Will Go On,” a recent benefit concert with Rika Nishikawa (The Lion King), Amaris Sanchez (On Your Feet), Nicole Scimeca (Anastasia), and Emily Zimmerman (The Bedwetter)!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, The Bedwetter, and Caroline, Or Change!






SING STREET Postpones Opening to 2021-2022 Season, “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” with Kyliegh Curran Coming to Disney Channel in 2021, and more!

Sing Street has pushed back their opening date to the 2021-2022 Broadway season. Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

“Secrets of Sulphur Springs,” a new series with Kyliegh Curran (The Lion King), will premiere on Disney Channel in 2021!

In case you missed it, here’s the entire “Ghostlight Concert,” produced by Sami Bray (The Bedwetter, 1984)!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Bedwetter and The Lion King!