Drama Desk Award Nominations Announcement Tomorrow, SAMARA Extends Run, and more!

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Remember to tune in to the Drama Desk Award nominations, streaming on TheaterMania beginning at 10am EST tomorrow morning! Get more details HERE.

Samara has extended its run through May 14th! Find out more on TheaterMania.com.

Watch the full episode of “The Americans” featuring Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess) on FXNetworks.com!

Check out pictures of the cast of Waitress celebrating the show’s 1-year anniversary on BroadwayWorld.com!

The Lion King took home Best Presentation at this year’s BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition, and Sunday in the Park with George raised the second most amount of money! Find out more about the Easter Bonnet results on Playbill.com.

Gabby Pizzolo (Fun Home, Matilda) has joined the cast of a reading of Pamela’s First Musical! Find out more about the reading and the show, based on a children’s book by Wendy Wasserstein, on Playbill.com.

Congratulations to Luca Padovan (School of Rock, Newsies), who has been cast in Marvin’s Room! The show will bow on Broadway this summer with Roundabout Theatre Company. Also, Luca talked about what it’s like to be a kid on Broadway on Backstage.com!

Take a look at some pictures from yesterday’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular for the role of Clara!



Jake Katzman (Kinky Boots) has booked his first horror film! Find out more and see some pictures of Jake on set:


Ethan Haberfield (Mary Poppins) and Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story) will host A Time To Shine on May 7th! The lineup includes Jeremy Todd Shinder (Runaways, A Christmas Story). Get more details:


I'm so excited to be doing a new cabaret on May 7 hosted by 2 of my good friends, Ethan Haberfield and Analise Scarpaci.

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Lianah Sta. Ana appears in Week 5 of the “American Dream” Broadway.com vlog at Miss Saigon! Watch it below:

Paul Luke Bonenfant will go on for Zack in School of Rock on April 28th, April 29th, and May 1st! Find out more in his Instagram post:


Come see me as Zack in @sormusical this Friday, Saturday, and Monday!! (28,29,1st) #guitar #broadwaykids @broadwayunderstudies

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And here are pictures from the kids of Waitress and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Opens, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Closes, and more!

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Happy Opening to the company of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! Break a leg today!

Happy Trails and congratulations to Mattea Marie Conforti and the company of Sunday in the Park with George, which played its final performance today, on a great run! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Mattea!

Get a glimpse at Easter Sunday at Miss Saigon in this week’s episode of the show’s Broadway.com vlog, “American Dream”!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, Miss Saigon, Amelie, School of Rock, On Your Feet, and The Lion King!


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Cate Elefante Joins TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE Lineup, Pictures from SCHOOL OF ROCK, and more!

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Cate Elefante (Waitress) has been added to the lineup for Tunes in Times Square, which is set to take place on May 7th! Find out more in Cate’s Instagram post:


And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Amelie, On Your Feet, Kinky Boots, Waitress, Miss Saigon, The Lion King, and Sunday in the Park with George!

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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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“The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel” Season 2 Premieres, New WAITRESS Production Photos, and more!

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Today, Season 2 of “The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel” premieres, featuring Rileigh McDonald (Matilda)! Listen HERE.

Check out new production photos from Waitress featuring new star Sara Bareilles on Playbill.com!

“The Beguiled,” with Emma Howard (Violet, Matilda) and Oona Laurence (Matilda), is heading to the Cannes Film Festival! Find out more on Variety.com.

Watch Athan Sporek (A Bronx Tale, A Day by the Sea, Les Miserables) singing “I Like It” at the NY Easter Parade this weekend!

GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda) did another shoot with GoNoodle! Watch it below:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of On Your Feet, Anastasia, The Lion King, A Bronx Tale, Waitress, Miss Saigon, and Sunday in the Park with George!

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Miranda McKeon in Netflix’s “Anne,” Pictures from MISS SAIGON, and more!

Miranda McKeon (Little Miss Sunshine) will appear in the upcoming Netflix series “Anne”! Check out a picture of Miranda and some castmates on set, as well as the trailer for the series:


Fun times with Jane and Josie! (@lia.pappas and @miranda.mckeon )

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And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Miss Saigon, Waitress, School of Rock, Sunday in the Park with George, and The Lion King!

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YBAN Celebrates 7 Years, Fina Strazza Joins ANIMAL at Atlantic Theatre Company, and more!

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We can’t believe we are celebrating 7 years online today! We have grown and expanded immensely since 2010 and we are honored to call ourselves the first news source for kids working on Broadway and Off-Broadway. Thank you all so much for your continued support and helping us accomplish things we couldn’t have imagined those several years ago!

Fina Strazza (Matilda) has been cast in Atlantic Theatre Company’s Animal! Get more details on Broadway.com.

JJ Batteast (Motown) will appear in the upcoming film “Detroit,” directed by Kathryn Bigelow! Watch the trailer on DarkHorizons.com.

Check out pictures from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Playbill.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Amelie, School of Rock, The Lion King, Waitress, Miss Saigon, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

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Livestream Information for Drama League Nominations Announcement, Jake Katzman Books Video Game, and more!

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You can watch a livestream of the Drama League nominations announcement, which will take place next Wednesday! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Jake Katzman (Kinky Boots) has booked a video game! More details to come. Find out more:


Ellie Kim is scheduled to swing on for School of Rock performances on April 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, and 21st! Check her Instagram for more:


“The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel,” a new podcast series featuring Rileigh McDonald (Matilda), returns on April 17th! Be sure to listen!

Get your first look at Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on EW.com!

Watch a special message from the School of Rock cast to their West End counterparts, who just won the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music, below or on BroadwayWorld.com!

Here’s Paul Luke Bonenfant (School of Rock) performing a cover of “Believer” by Imagine Dragons!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Amelie, Anastasia, On Your Feet, Kinky Boots, School of Rock, Waitress, Sunday in the Park with George, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and The Lion King!

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SAMARA Feature With Jasper Newell, “The Son” With Sydney Lucas Premieres Tonight, and more!

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Here’s Jasper Newell (Samara) sharing his thoughts on his show!

Tonight, “The Son” premieres on AMC at 9/8c, featuring Tony nominee Sydney Lucas (Fun Home)! Make sure to tune in!

“Stranger Things,” starring alumni Caleb McLaughlin (The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, The Lion King) and Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), is nominated for Show of the Year at the MTV Movies & TV Awards! Congrats! Get more information on Deadline.com.

Check out Sunday in the Park with George‘s Instagram stories, where Mattea Marie Conforti did a takeover today! Find out more in her post:


Also, “3 Generations,” featuring Mattea Marie Conforti (Sunday in the Park with George, Matilda), will arrive in theaters May 5th! Get more details:

“Going In Style,” with Jeremy Todd Shinder (Runaways, A Christmas Story), is in theaters now! Here’s a trailer:

You can catch Ellie Kim going on in the role of Katie in School of Rock on April 16th at 3pm! Find out more:


And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Waitress, School of Rock, Anastasia, The Lion King, Miss Saigon, On Your Feet, Sunday in the Park with George, and Amelie!

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AMELIE Gypsy Robe Ceremony Photo Coverage, THE TRAVELING LADY Coming Off-Broadway, and more!

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Check out pictures from Amelie‘s Gypsy Robe Ceremony on BroadwayWorld.com!

The Traveling Lady will play Off-Broadway at Cherry Lane Theatre this June! Find out more HERE.

Eduardo Hernandez (On Your Feet) and Lilla Crawford (Annie, Billy Elliot) will take part in Broadway Sings at P.S. 166 on April 23rd! Get tickets HERE.

Suri Chen (Miss Saigon) is set to model the new Victoria Beckham collection, which launches this weekend at Target! Get more information in Suri’s Instagram post:


Check out Lianah Sta. Ana (Miss Saigon) singing “I’d Give My Life For You”!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Amelie, School of Rock, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and The Lion King!

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