CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Announces Cast Album and Rush Policy, ANNIE Celebrates 40th Anniversary, and more!

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has announced that they will record a cast album and that they will begin a policy for rush tickets! Get more details about both on TheaterMania.com.

Happy 40th Anniversary to Annie, which originally opened on Broadway on this day in 1977!

“Shadowhunters,” starring Broadway alum Katherine McNamara (A Little Night Music), has been renewed for its third season! Find out more on Deadline.com.

The casts of Kinky Boots, The Lion King, A Bronx Tale, and many other shows will perform at this year’s Easter Bonnet Competition! In addition, Waitress and Sunday in the Park with George will be among the shows honored in a bonnet parade. Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out Austyn Johnson (Matilda, Dream Street) featured in US Weekly!


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And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Sunday in the Park with George, Miss Saigon, Amelie, Anastasia, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Waitress, School of Rock, and Kinky Boots!

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Christie Kim’s Birthday, MATILDA and THE KING AND I Cast Departures, and more!

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Happy birthday to Christie Kim (The King and I)! We hope you had a great day, Christie!

Happy Trails to Alexandra Vlachos, who finished her run as the title role in Matilda last night! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Ali!

Happy Trails as well to Lynn Masako Cheng and Adriana Braganza, who played their final performance as Royal Children in The King and I today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for both of you!

The Lucille Lortel Awards are tonight! Break a leg to Sophia Anne Caruso (Lazarus, The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!), who is nominated!

Lilyana Cornell will return to Les Miserables soon for 2 weeks! More details to come.

Tunes in Times Square was today, featuring a lot of young Broadway talent! Find out more about the event HERE.

Over the weekend at School of Rock, Gavin Kim and Jersey Sullivan debuted as Zack and Hayden Wall (Soul Doctor) played Mason! Congrats to all! Check out their pictures from this weekend below:

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









WAITRESS Opening Night, Aviva Winick Joins the Company of MATILDA, and more!

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Happy opening to the company of Waitress! Congratulations to Claire and McKenna Keane and everyone else involved!

Congratulations to Aviva Winick (The Sound of Music tour, Grinch tour), who made her Broadway debut as the title role in Matilda today! Get more information in KOTA’s post:

“Little Boxes” is coming to Netflix! Congrats to Oona Laurence (Matilda), Gabriel Rush (Billy Elliot), and Colin Critchley (New York Spring Spectacular, Kinky Boots, Waiting for Godot), who are all featured in it. Get more information on Variety.com.

Lots of Broadway kids will be performing at Tunes in Times Square on May 1st! Get more information on MagicalMusic.org.

Get discount tickets to School of Rock for this Tuesday night! Check out the Instagram post below for the discount code and more information:


Congratulations to Holly Taylor (Billy Elliot), who has booked a lead role in a feature film! Find out more below:

Check out these video highlights from Waitress!

Here’s video of Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) performing “Ring of Keys” after a performance of Disaster!

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













MERCURY FUR Closes, Sawyer Nunes Cast in RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, and more!

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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!



 

Grace Capeless and Julian Silva Debut in LION KING, Photo Coverage from HOLLYWOOD ARMS Reading, and more!

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Congratulations to Grace Capeless (Matilda, A Christmas Story) and Julian Silva, who made their debuts as Young Nala and Young Simba (respectively) in The Lion King tonight! We hope you had a great first show!

The recent reading of Hollywood Arms featured three Broadway kids: Izzy Hanson-Johnston (Billy Elliot, Appropriate), Sydney Lucas (Fun Home), and Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek)! Check out photos on Playbill.com and TheaterMania.com!

There is video of the School of Rock kids at their recent photoshoot! You can watch it on Playbill.com or below:

Brooklyn Shuck (Matilda, Annie) and her sisters Raleigh (How the Grinch Stole Christmas! tour) and Sydney (Annie tour) will be performing at Broadway Does Country on October 11th at 54 Below! Check out the picture below to find out how to get tickets and a discount code!

Check out pictures from Cabaret for a Cause at the 92 Y Street Festival below!

Congratulations to Madison Zamor (Dream Street, Radio City Christmas Spectacular), who will be guest-starring on “Unforgettable” very soon! We can’t wait to see it!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The King and I, The Lion King, Hollywood Arms, Fun Home, Matilda, Les Miserables, School of Rock, Kinky Boots, and Finding Neverland!

 

Shahadi and Nathaniel Depart THE LION KING, Brooklyn Nelson Press, and more!

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Happy Trails to Shahadi Wright Joseph and Nathaniel Logan McIntyre, who have played their final performances as Young Nala and Young Simba (respectively) in The Lion King! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you!

Brooklyn Nelson (Matilda) has done a ton of interviews recently! You can check out the articles on WCHSTV.com, ClayCountyFreePress.com, and Herald-Dispatch.com! She and her mom also did a video interview with WSAZ, which you can watch below:

Lots of Cabaret for a Cause kids performed at 92 Y Street Fest today! I unfortunately wasn’t able to stick around for their performance, but I did get to stop by for a few minutes before it, and I’m sure they were all amazing! You can find out more about it on 92Y.org.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Matilda, Fun Home, The Lion King, Les Miserables, Finding Neverland, The King and I, and Kinky Boots!

 

Alexandria Suarez to Transfer with ON YOUR FEET, Jonah Halperin Back in KINKY BOOTS, and more!

Congratulations to Alexandria Suarez, who will officially be transferring to Broadway with the company of On Your Feet!

Congrats to Jonah Halperin (Doctor Zhivago, Matilda, Kinky Boots), who is back in Kinky Boots as Young Charlie to cover for Jake Katzman while Jake works on another project! Get more information on PlaybillVault.com.

Tickets are on sale now for First Daughter Suite! Get more information on Broadway.com.

Sam Poon (The King and I, Macbeth) will perform at Don’t Tell Mama on September 21st at 7:00 pm! Get more information HERE!

Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) and Jake Lucas (The King and I) will perform at Broadway Salutes on September 29th! Get more information on TheaterMania.com. Sydney and Jake will also take part in the Broadway Flea Market Autograph Table this year on September 27th! Get more information on that HERE.

Congratulations to Christopher Paul Richards (Finding Neverland), who recorded the new Sesame Street theme song recently! Here he is in the recording studio!

And here are pictures from the kids of The Lion King, Les Miserables, Fun Home, Kinky Boots, Ruthless!, The King and I, Finding Neverland, and Matilda!

 

Elizabeth Teeter in THE CRUCIBLE, Brooklyn Shuck on America’s Got Talent, and more!

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Congratulations to Elizabeth Teeter (The Audience, Mary Poppins), who has been cast as Betty Parris in the upcoming Broadway revival of The Crucible! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

Brooklyn Shuck (Matilda, Annie) appeared on America’s Got Talent last night! Congrats, Brooklyn! Check out the video below:

Cabaret for a Cause has updated their info about their Broadway Flea Market table! Check it out in the Facebook post below:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Fun Home, Les Miserables, Kinky Boots, Matilda, and The King and I!

 

Hannah Nordberg in “Coat of Many Colors,” Interview with Kids of THE KING AND I, and more!

Congratulations to Hannah Nordberg (Little Miss Sunshine), who will co-star as Judy Ogle in the upcoming TV movie “Coat of Many Colors” based on Dolly Parton’s upbringing!

A few of the kids from The King and I were interviewed by Scholastic News’ Kids Press Corps! Check it out on KPCNotebook.Scholastic.com!

Check out this video of the boys of Finding Neverland singing “Stars,” and read the article on Broadway.com!

Check out these great new photoshoot pictures for The Gray Man, featuring Tahlia Ellie!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, The King and I, Fun Home, and Matilda!

 

Sam Poon’s Birthday, Alexandra Vlachos Joins MATILDA, and more!

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Happy Birthday to Sam Poon (The King and I)! We hope you had a great day!

Congrats to Alexandra Vlachos who will rotate as “Matilda” along with Mattea Conforti, Rileigh McDonald, and Mimi Ryder! We will have her headshot and bio up soon.

Lots of news from our alumni today! Be sure to watch “Odd Mom Out” tonight on Bravo at 10pm to catch Madeleine Pace (Once) and Athan Sporek (Les Miserables) in action. Anthony Pierini (Mary Poppins, Big Fish) has booked a recurring role on “Royal Pains”. Cole Bullock (Kinky Boots, The Lion King) will appear on the upcoming series “Shades of Blue” on CBS. And last but not least – Oona Laurence (Matilda) was featured on BuzzFeed recently for “Southpaw”! Read the full article HERE. Congrats, everyone!

Kids from King and I, Once, Violet, and more talked to These Kids Have Talent about audition tips. Read the article over HERE.

The cast of Fun Home released a brand new picture for the NOH8 campaign. View it at Playbill.com!

Chloe Wheeler (Dream Street) is featured in the Huntington Headlines for her role in Dream Street! Read it HERE.

The cast of Finding Neverland celebrated 150 performances! You can find pictures from their party at Broadway.com.

And here are more pictures from the kids of Dream Street, Three Days to See, and The Lion King!