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

Nathaniel McIntyre

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

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 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

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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Luke Kolbe Mannikus back in PIPPIN plus MATILDA performance highlights and more!

Luke Kolbe Mannikus will be back at Pippin for this week only! Be sure to see him if you can. Congratulations, Luke!

More highlights from the Ralph Lauren Kids Fall Fashion Show (where the Matilda cast performed awhile ago) are now up on YouTube. Take a look down below!

Alumni news! Trevor Braun (Little Mermaid, Billy Elliot) has booked a commercial for Captain D, which he films soon. Congratulations, Trevor!

And here are pictures and video from the kids of Motown, Newsies, and Violet!

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Broadway Week, ICBW Finale, Timothy TV Cao Article, and more!

Broadway Week is coming back this year September 1-18th! This is the time to get 2-for-1 deals on a select number of Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, including many of our featured shows. We’ll have more details coming soon.

The ICBW season finale is coming this Thursday to Hulu! For all those outside of the United States, the finale will be on Vimeo beginning August 11th. Hannah Nordberg (Little Miss Sunshine) will appear in the finale.

Timothy TV Cao (Matilda) was featured in The Wichita Eagle for his role in Matilda! The Wichita native talks about his theatre background and what life is like for him and his family now. You can read the full article at

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

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