Tonight is the second night of “A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant”! Get more details HERE.
School of Rock is holding Equity Principal Auditions (EPAs) and Equity Chorus Calls (ECCs) for its Broadway and tour productions! Get advice about attending an Equity audition as a Non-Equity performer HERE, and get information about the auditions below:
The Jungle will play Off-Broadway’s St. Ann’s Warehouse December 4th, 2018, through January 13th, 2019! They are seeking a Middle Eastern girl around age 6-7. This is a non-union audition! Get more details on Backstage.com.
Check out Layla Capers (School of Rock) performing the National Anthem at a Giants game!
Happy Birthday to Emerson Davis (Once On This Island)! We hope you had a great day, Emerson!
Finn Douglas (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) has been cast in the solo musical The Costume as part of The Barrow Group’s “Inner Voices” series October 22nd through November 17th! Get more details HERE.
Cate Elefante (Waitress) will appear in the new film “Josie & Jack”! More details to come. Check out the film’s IMDb page for more information.
Tonight, “A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant” plays The Green Room 42! Get tickets HERE.
The new horror film “Hushed,” featuring Rachel Arianna (Number the Stars), will play the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival! Here’s the trailer:
“Breaking Brooklyn,” a new film with Colin Critchley (New York Spring Spectacular, Waiting for Godot, Kinky Boots), will arrive on DVD, Digital, and On Demand on November 6th! Check out the film’s trailer:
A VERY MERRY UNAUTHORIZED CHILDREN’S SCIENTOLOGY PAGEANT: IN CONCERT RETURNS TO THE GREEN ROOM 42! FRIDAY, SEPT 7TH AT 7:00 P.M AND FRIDAY, SEPT 14TH AT 9:30PM.
New York, NY – The Green Room 42 presents a darkly funny and entertaining evening featuring the songs of the Obie Award-winning cult classic A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant: In Concert, an unforgettable celebration of Kyle Jarrow’s (with material by Alex Timbers) brilliant reenvisioning of a traditional Christmas pageant, which features E-Meters, Xenu, and L. Ron Hubbard’s Dianetics. Experience incredible songs such as “Hey! It’s A Happy Day,” “Science Of The Mind,” and “Rain” like never before! Featuring an all-star cast of Broadway and New York’s finest young talent, you’ll have an unforgettable Scientology-packed experience at this concert—it’s out of this world.
The cast features Jake Berman (Pippin Tour), Henry Berry (Newsies), Chloe Bryan (School of Rock), Ashleigh Conner (Annie Warbucks), Christian Conner (The Metropolitan Opera), Sophie Knapp (Once, Les Miserables Tour), Mehret Marsh (The Lion King), Presley Ryan (Fun Home), Ava Swinton (Annie Warbucks), Jeremy T. Villas (Kinky Boots) and Timothy Yang (The King and I).
Directed & Designed by Sean Pollock. Music Direction by James Healy. Produced by Alyssa Berdie with Jamison Daniels and Andrew Rubenbauer.
The Green Room 42 – 570 Tenth Ave, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Sean Pollock (Director/Designer) is a multi-disciplinary writer, director, designer, and artist based out of Brooklyn. Recent credits include: Laundryfest, The Bed Show, Super Short Site Specific Festival, Phantom of the Paradise (Secret Loft), Intimate Bar Plays, #serials (The Flea), A Very…Scientology Pageant: In Concert (54 Below) I’m Smiling Because I’m Uncomfortable (NYC and Touring), Greed Play, This Is A Play About Newscasters. Off-Broadway: Trump Rally (United Solo/Theatre Row). He currently serves as the Literary Associate for The Dirty Blondes and Company member of Unattended Baggage. Training: Ithaca College, NTI, Directors Lab North, Directors Lab Chicago, Directors Lab West. www.seanpollock.net insta: @seanp_yo
James Healy (Music Director) served as director, music director, and/or vocal coach for numerous school, regional, and university productions and taught high school choir and musical theatre for five years while maintaining a successful private voice studio. James recently appeared with dell’Arte Opera Ensemble at LaMaMa in the U.S. premiere of Salieri’s La Cifra and in Phantom of the Paradise (Secret Loft). Other recent performance engagements include the role of Stephen Bellamy in Farragut North (Red Herring Theater) and as baritone soloist in Haydn’s Theresiennmesse (Metropolitan Chorale). James studied voice with Dr. Jean McDonald at the University of Northern Iowa (BME, 2012) and is honored to work with this talented cast and team on such a fun show!
Frozen, 1984, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Once On This Island, Anastasia, Waitress, and Kinky Boots have all been nominated for Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards! Check out the full list on Broadway.com.
Runaways will have a free encore performance! Get more details on TheaterMania.com.
Olivia Bond (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) finished her run on “MasterChef Junior” just short of the Top 5. We’re so proud of you, Olivia!
Zurich is playing Off-Off-Broadway right now at New York Theatre Workshop with Sami Bray (1984) and Gregory Diaz IV (Matilda, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown) in the cast! Find out more on NYTW.org.
Go check out Finn Douglas (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) in “After Forever” on Amazon Prime!
Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars) recently provided voiceover for a new animation pilot, and has also booked another new project–details on that one are TBA. Check out her posts for more information!
Congratulations to If I Forget and Anastasia, which both won Outer Critics Circle Awards! If I Forget won for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play and Anastasia won for Outstanding Projection Design. Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com!
Congrats to alumni Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek), and Sadie Sink (The Audience, Annie), whose show “Stranger Things” won Show of the Year at the MTV Movie & TV Awards!
Lots of our featured shows and kids have been nominated for Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards! Here they are:
Favorite New Musical: Amelie, Anastasia
Favorite Musical Revival: Falsettos, Miss Saigon, Sunday in the Park with George
Favorite Long-Running Show: Kinky Boots, The Lion King, Waitress
Favorite Leading Actor in a Musical: Christian Borle for Falsettos, Jake Gyllenhaal for Sunday in the Park with George
Favorite Leading Actress in a Musical: Christy Altomare for Anastasia, Annaleigh Ashford for Sunday in the Park with George, Phillipa Soo for Amelie
Favorite Featured Actor in a Musical: Ramin Karimloo for Anastasia, Derek Klena for Anastasia, Andrew Rannells for Falsettos
Favorite Featured Actress in a Musical: Stephanie J. Block for Falsettos
Favorite Funny Performance: Stephanie J. Block for Falsettos, John Bolton for Anastasia, Christian Borle for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Favorite Diva Performance: Stephanie J. Block for Falsettos
Favorite Onstage Pair: Christy Altomare and Derek Klena for Anastasia, Annaleigh Ashford and Jake Gyllenhaal for Sunday in the Park with George, Christian Borle and Andrew Rannells for Falsettos
Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Male): Jon Jon Briones for Miss Saigon; Jake Ryan Flynn, Ryan Foust, and Ryan Sell for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Anthony Rosenthal for Falsettos
Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Female): Savvy Crawford for Amelie, Eva Noblezada for Miss Saigon
Favorite Replacement (Male): Todrick Hall for Kinky Boots
Favorite Replacement (Female): Sara Bareilles for Waitress, Jenna Ushkowitz for Waitress
Favorite Tour: Fun Home, currently starring alum Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home, A Little Princess)
Congrats to Jake, Ryan, Ryan, Anthony, Savvy, Ali, and all the kids in these shows! Get more details about the nominations on Broadway.com.
Check out Alyssa Marvin (Dream Street, Number the Stars) performing “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas” at Tunes in Times Square!
Here’s Dante Melucci (School of Rock), Evie Dolan (School of Rock), and Jersey Sullivan (School of Rock) performing “Don’t Do Sadness/Blue Wind” from Spring Awakening at Tunes in Times Square!
And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Les Miserables, A Bronx Tale, Once, On Your Feet, The Lion King, The King and I, Anastasia, and Waitress, including many from Tunes in Times Square!
Congratulations to Anthony Rosenthal (Newsies tour), who will make his Broadway debut in Falsettos! Find out more on Playbill.com.
Congratulations to Kylie McVey and Athan Sporek (Les Miserables), who have joined the cast of A Day By the Sea at the Mint Theater Company! Find out more on MintTheater.org.
Anastasia will open on Broadway in April 2017! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.
Hayden Wall (School of Rock, Soul Doctor) appeared on “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” over the weekend! Watch below:
Matilda, Motown, Finding Neverland, Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables, Waitress, Kinky Boots, Fun Home, and Ruthless! will perform at Broadway in Bryant Park this summer! Get more details on Playbill.com.
The cast of Fun Home celebrated Pride over the weekend! Check out photos on Playbill.com.
Congratulations to the kids who performed in Broadway Kids for Orlando! Our alumni who participated include Ripley Sobo (Runaways, Matilda, Once), Frenie Acoba (Runaways, Matilda), Zachary Brod (Dream Street, On A Stool At The End of a Bar), Taylor Caldwell (Runaways, School of Rock), Maddox Elliot (Dream Street), Tori Feinstein (Matilda, How the Grinch Stole Christmas), Luka Kain (South Pacific), Marquise Neal (Dream Street, Kinky Boots), Kara Oates (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot), William Poon (The King and I), Sam Poon (Runaways, The King and I, Macbeth), Rachel Resheff (Fish in the Dark, The People in the Picture, Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, Shrek), Brooklyn Shuck (Les Miserables, Tuck Everlasting, Matilda, Annie), and Chris Sumpter (Runaways, Matilda).
Tre Jones (The Lion King) does the Trillionaire Tag in the video below:
Tonight was Kids of the Arts’ Love is Love event at the Triad! It featured YBAN alumni Neil McCaffrey (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, Bye Bye Birdie), Frenie Acoba (Runaways, Matilda), Taylor Caldwell (Runaways, School of Rock), Olivia Chun (The King and I), Elizabeth Crawford (Tuck Everlasting), Meg Donnelly (The Sound of Music LIVE), Adam Dorfman (A Little Princess), Christie Kim (The King and I), Sophie Knapp (Dream Street, Once, A Little Princess), David Gabriel Lerner (Mary Poppins), Tori Murray (Ruthless!), Marquise Neal (Dream Street, Kinky Boots), Michael Nigro (The Sound of Music LIVE), Devynn Pedell (Mary Poppins), Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King), Sadie Seelert (A Little Princess), Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story), Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess), Ava Ulloa (Matilda), Violet Young (Number the Stars), and Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home, A Little Princess), who will make a special appearance to sing “Ring of Keys.” Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.
Watch the trailer for “The New Edition Story,” featuring Jahi Diallo Winston (The Lion King) and Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek), on Bet.com!
Tori Murray (Ruthless!) returns to 54 Below on July 14th! Find out more on 54Below.com.
Get your tickets for Cabaret for a Cause, which will feature alumni Nia Sioux (Trip of Love), Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home, A Little Princess), Ava Briglia (Matilda), Beada Briglia (Matilda), Lilyana Cornell (Les Miserables), Ava DeMary (Matilda, Billy Elliot, Evita), Cole Alex Edelstein (Matilda), Maya Grace Fischbein (Fun Home), Sophia Gennusa (Doctor Zhivago, Matilda), Abbey Rose Gould (A Little Princess), Evan Gray (Matilda), Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables), Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda), Zell Steele Morrow (Fun Home), Brooklyn Nelson (Matilda), Taylor Richardson (Smokefall, Annie, A Christmas Memory), David Rosenthal (Matilda), Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess), Mckayla Twiggs (Les Miserables, Once), and Corinne Wilson (School of Rock). Find out more in the Facebook post below:
And here are pictures from the kids of Broadway Kids for Orlando, Fiddler on the Roof, The King and I, On Your Feet, New York Spectacular, The Lion King, A Day By the Sea, Fun Home, and School of Rock!
What an amazing show @paramourbway ! It was great to meet you @rubylewla - you rock! 🤘
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