Aidan Gemme Leaves FINDING NEVERLAND, Broadway Kids Join ‘Wunderkind,’ and more!

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Happy Trails to Aidan Gemme, who played his final performance in Finding Neverland today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you!

Congrats to Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita, A Little Princess), Chris Sumpter (Matilda), and Ashton Woerz (Pippin, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), who have joined the final performance of Tim Realbuto’s ‘Wunderkind’! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

The lineup for Lyrics for Life now includes kids from Matilda, Once, and more–including YBAN staff members Audrey Lang and Emily Lang! Get more details HERE.

Fences is getting a film adaptation! Find out more on Playbill.com.

In case you missed it, here is Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) in the hilarious Broadway Draft video!

Check out the boys of Newsies performing “Old Friends” at the Newsies reunion concert at 54 Below!

Check out this new promo video for The Gray Man, featuring Tahlia Ellie!

The kids of Les Miserables appear in the latest vlog from Samantha Hill, the show’s Cosette. Watch below!

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

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Mavis Simpson-Ernst on “Broad City,” KINKY BOOTS Has 1,000th Performance, and more!

Congrats to Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita, A Little Princess), who will be in a future episode of “Broad City” as Young Abbi! You can see her picture with Abbi Jacobson above, and keep an eye out for her episode!

Congratulations to the company of Kinky Boots, which played its 1,000th performance on Broadway tonight! Here’s to 1,000 more! Get more info on this exciting milestone on BroadwayWorld.com.

Reminder! Kids from Matilda, Evita, Les Miserables, Big Fish, Finding Neverland, and School of Rock sing “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” at 54 Below on September 2nd and 3rd! Get more information on 54Below.com!

Congrats to Carly Tamer, who will play Amy Carter in the Public Theater’s upcoming production of First Daughter Suite! Get more information on Broadway.com.

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


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Sydney Lucas on Law & Order: SVU, MR. MAGOO’S Pictures, and more!

Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol Pictures from last night’s Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol reading (featuring many Broadway kids) have surfaced! Take a look at Broadway.com and BroadwayWorld.com!

Sydney Lucas‘s (Fun Home) episode of “Law & Order: SVU” is now online. Watch below!

Oliver! is coming to the big screen! Producer Cameron Mackintosh and choreographer Matthew Bourne have plans to create a movie adaptation of the musical. More details can be found at BroadwayWorld.com.

Here’s another sneak peek at the upcoming Sound of Music LIVE concert!

Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables) released his Les Mis schedule through the holidays. Take a look at his FB fan page for more details!

And here are pictures from the kids of The Lion King, Matilda, Pippin, Kinky Boots, and Fun Home!

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A LITTLE PRINCESS Concert Casting, OUR LADY OF KIBEHO Extended, and more!

Additional casting for the concert presentation of Andrew Lippa’s A Little Princess at 54 Below has been announced. Congratulations to Emerson Steele (Violet), Emma Howard (Matilda, Violet), Paige Brady (Matilda), Ava Ulloa (Matilda), and Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita), who have all been cast. Check out the page for the event HERE.

 

 

Congratulations to the cast of Our Lady of Kibeho on the show’s extension through December 14th!!

It was also announced that Rachel Arianna (Number the Stars), among others, will appear in the next A Time to Shine cabaret. Congratulations, Rachel!

Congrats also to Analise Scarpaci (Matilda), who booked a new voiceover gig!

Please give a warm welcome to Brett Gray, who will be a Ben alt. in Radio City Christmas Spectacular!

Check out an exclusive video of On a Stool at the End of the Bar HERE!

Check out this article about Broadway Stars in Concert, featuring many kids from different Broadway shows. Proceeds from the event will benefit the 12.14 Foundation.

Check out photos HERE from the reveal of Christopher Sieber’s portrait at Sardi’s, featuring the kids of Matilda!

Also check out this adorable article about Sophie Knapp (Once)!

Check out this video of Lilla Crawford (Annie, Billy Elliot) from the Into the Woods movie!

Finally, check out these photos from the kids of The Lion King, Peter Pan LIVE, Matilda, A Christmas Memory, Liberty, and Broadway Kids Care.

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Broadway Kids Care with Elmo and Grover at GMA!

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NEWSIES Closing Weekend Coverage

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Luca Padovan and Zachary Unger (Newsies)

We want to congratulate the company of Newsies on a fantastic run! What was originally suppose to be 100-ish performances turned into 1,000+ performances. It’s been wonderful being part of their journey since the Papermill production. Congratulations to Luca, Giuseppe, and Zach – along with Andy, Hogan, David, and Jacob who all have been featured here. We have photo and video coverage from closing night, including the show’s final curtain call and post-show speech. Take a look!

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New Matildas, MOTOWN Closing, and more!

FYI: I will be on vacation from today until Sunday so I will not update the blog until Monday. Just a heads up! Also, I apologize for the downtime these past couple days. Something went awry with the host. Anyways, on to the news!

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matildaNew Matildas have been announced! Congratulations to 9 year old Tori Feinstein, 8 year old Eliza Holland Madore (Once), 9 year old Brooklyn Shuck (Annie), and 8 year old Fina Strazza who will take over over the next few weeks! Fina began her run this week. We are thrilled for these girls! We will have them up on our Matilda page shortly.

Unfortunately, Motown will close on January 18, 2015. But don’t fear! The production will return to Broadway in 2016. No theater or dates have been announced for the Broadway return. Go see it while you can!

Liberty is a new musical coming Off-Broadway to Theatre 80! The production will run October 14-November 25th. Tickets are now on sale at LibertyTheMusical.com. No casting has been announced yet.

“If I Stay” is now out in theaters. Be sure to go out and support Chloe Grace Moretz (The Library). Congratulations, Chloe!

Tickets for the NYC return of The Grinch are now on sale. Go to TheateratMSG.com to order yours.

Lots of Newsies news! First, we’d like to officially congratulate the cast on their 1,000th performance on Thursday! Next, the lottery for the final performances of Newsies will be supersized! 50 people will win tickets to the final performance on August 24th. Get there early. Good luck to all entering! Joshua Colley (Les Miserables, Newsies) recently shared his favorite Newsies memory with BroadwayWorld.com which you can read HERE. Also, I found more Newsies video. Below you’ll find the cast singing “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday” at 54 Below as well as taking on the Ice Bucket Challenge this past Thursday. Enjoy!

Kaci Walfall (The Lion King) will appear on an episode of “Person of Interest” on CBS this fall. She will appear on episode 4. No exact date is set. Congratulations, Kaci!

Press pictures from the Broadway-bound Finding Neverland have been released. You can view them at Broadway.com.

We found even more pictures from Broadway in Bryant Park with the casts of Matilda and Motown. Go to 1067litefm.com and scroll down. Find “Media” and click the appropriate thumbnail.

For those who can’t make it to the Misdemeanor: Puppy Love event feat. Raymond Luke Jr. (Motown), you can watch a livestream over HERE.

And here are pictures and video from the kids of Newsies, Matilda, The Lion King, Motown, Ruthless!, and Once!

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NEWSIES Pictures, Videos, and News!

We found a lot of Newsies content over the past few days! So much so, that we are creating a post especially dedicated to all of the media we have found.

A free ticket lottery will be offered at the final performance this Sunday, August 24th, at 3pm. A limited number of free tickets will be available. Fans can enter at the box office at 11:30am that day. Good luck to whoever participates! You can get more information at Playbill.com.

The cast of Newsies has been sharing their favorite memories of their time at Newsies in videos and articles with BroadwayWorld.com. Check out Andy Richardson, who was 17 at the time of Newsies‘ opening, and Zachary Unger sharing their favorite memories down below!

Last Edition: NEWSIES Stars Recall Favorite Memories- Andy Richardson
Last Edition: NEWSIES Stars Recall Favorite Memories- Zachary Unger

More and more videos from the 54 Below concert have been added to YouTube. We have compiled a playlist of videos featuring Luca, Zach, and Giuseppe which you can watch below! If we missed any, please send them to us.

And here are more miscellaneous pictures and videos from Luca, Zach, and Giuseppe!

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Luca Padovan’s Birthday, Olivia Lombardi on a CD, and more!

First we want to wish a special Happy 11th Birthday to Luca Padovan (Newsies). Enjoy your day!

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Reminder: Don’t forget to tune into Lifetime Movie Network tonight at 10pm for “The Haunting Of…” which will feature Presley Ryan (A Little Princess)!

Olivia Lombardi (A Little Princess) will be featured on the upcoming CD “Sing for Hope” singing “Gertrude McFuzz” with a famous opera singer. The CD will be available around the holiday season at Best Buy, Target, and Starbucks. Way to go, Olivia!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Newsies, Matilda, Les Miserables, Motown, and The Lion King!

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Nathaniel McIntyre Joins LION KING, David Austin Makes Broadway Debut, and more!

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10 year old Nathaniel McIntyre, fresh off of the Lion King national tour, will make his Broadway debut as Young Simba in The Lion King! We got to see him play Young Simba last year as part of Kids on Tour while he was on tour and we can’t wait for him to make his Broadway debut. His official performance is September 21st, but we are not sure at which performance. We will keep you posted. Congratulations, Nathaniel!

D’Andre Lee has departed the company of Kinky Boots. We wish you all the best, D’Andre! Making his Broadway debut is David Austin who, according to his management, will also join the national tour. Congratulations and welcome, David!

Reminder! Tomorrow Matilda and Motown will perform at Broadway in Bryant Park starting at 12:30pm. Seating is first come, first serve. Performers have not been confirmed yet, but we will let you know.

Milly and Abigail Shapiro previewed their upcoming concert yesterday at 54 Below along with Tony Yazbeck and Rex Smith. You can find photo coverage from the special event at Playbill.com.

A film version of 13 is in the works! No release date set yet. However, Bert V. Royal (Easy A) will pen the screenplay with original composer Jason Robert Brown returning to write music and lyrics. We’ll keep you updated on casting!

Photo coverage from Monday’s “Cabaret for a Cause” is starting to pop up. Take a look at Playbill.com for performance pictures and the Cabaret for a Cause FB fan page for backstage pictures!

Presley Ryan (A Little Princess) will appear on the next episode of “The Haunting Of…” this Saturday at 10pm on Lifetime Movie Network! Set your DVRs!

We found some great videos within the past day! Below you’ll find Taliyah Whitaker (brownsville song) in a video for “Sesame Street”, an older video of Brooklyn Shuck finding out she’s making her Broadway debut in Annie (back in January 2013), and Luca Padovan (Newsies) singing “Proud of Your Boy” from Aladdin. Watch below!

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And here are pictures from the kids of The Lion King, Matilda, and Newsies!

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MATILDA Birthdays, VIOLET Closing, Newtilda Cabaret, and more!

*Quick side note: The post that was suppose to go up on Friday was accidentally set up as a page, but that has now been fixed! Check out Friday’s post HERE.

First, we want to wish a very special Happy Birthday to Paige Brady and Ripley Sobo (Matilda) who recently celebrated their birthdays!

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We hope the company of Violet had a great closing performance yesterday! We wish Emerson Steele and Emma Howard all the best on their future endeavors. Happy Trails!

The cast of Once had their 1,000th performance yesterday! Congratulations to the entire cast, crew, and creative team on this milestone!

Break a leg to the kids of “Cabaret for a Cause”! We can’t wait to see videos from tonight.

The Newtildas (Paige Brady, Gabriella Pizzolo, Ripley Sobo, Ava Ulloa) will perform a special cabaret at 54 Below on October 10th at 7 and 9:30pm. Tickets range from $30-$55. You can get your tickets at 54Below.com.

Mia Sinclair Jenness (Les Miserables) is on as Young Cosette now through August 24th. Go see her if you can! And she posted a clip of her singing from the “Learning How to Drown” reading she did awhile ago. You can find that at her Facebook fan page.

Kaci Walfall (The Lion King) added more pictures of her and her Lion King cast members singing “Circle of Life” on the subway. You can find those pictures at her Facebook fan page.

Giuseppe Bausilio (Newsies) recorded two covers this weekend of Ed Sheeran. You can find both below. Great job, Giuseppe!

Jonah Verdon (Disaster!) has booked a new project for Cartoon Network! We don’t know many other details besides that but we are really excited for him. Congratulations, Jonah!

Erica Barnett (Matilda) has booked a commercial for Family Dollar. Congratulations, Erica! We will let you know when it airs.

And here are more pictures and videos from the kids of Broadway!

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