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Being Annie: Lilla Crawford on Her Starring Broadway Role

Lilla Crawford gets a kiss from Sunny. By Joan Marcus It’s definitely not a hard-knock life for Lilla Crawford. At only 11 years old, she’s singing, dancing and acting her heart out on a Broadway stage—for the second time! This L.A. native made her Broadway debut in 2011, playing Debbie in the closing cast of Billy […]

The Best of Broadway

From fairy godmothers to lions, witches and outrageous wardrobes, the Great White Way has something for everyone. Here’s your guide to the greatest—and danciest—hits. New & Noteworthy Cinderella (by Carol Rosegg) Cinderella: You know that story where a dowdy (but beautiful) young girl meets her prince charming and gets to rock a pair of glass […]

It’s a Good Time To Be a Kid on Broadway

Several of our favorite shows on Broadway right now are super kid-centric. (I’m looking at you, Annie and Matilda.) Besides being insanely jealous of the munchkins who are dominating the Great White Way before they’ve even finished middle school, I couldn’t be happier for the stars of these shows. (Talk about a dream come true!) And […]

The New Hard-Knock Life

Putting a new spin on Annie, a show from the 1970s—which in turn was based on a comic strip from the ’20s—is no easy feat. After all, it’s hard to think of little orphan Annie without her signature red hair and old-timey catchphrases. When the latest film version of Annie hits theaters this month, though, […]

Who's Your Broadway Alter Ego?

(Photo by Tracy Whiteside/thinkstock.com) 1. Your teacher asks you to freestyle at the end of class. What’s your go-to showstopper? A. A huge shimmy followed by a big body-roll B. Time steps, pullbacks and wings until your taps nearly fall off C. The quadruple pirouette your teacher didn’t even know you’d mastered D. Sky-high extensions […]

Little Orphan Annie Gets a 2014 Makeover

January 5 was a sad day—it marked the final performance of Annie The Musical‘s Broadway revival. But there’s good news: Columbia Pictures is in the final production stage of its modern remake, which is set to hit theaters this Christmas. That’s right, Little Orphan Annie is coming out of the Great Depression and into the […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am thankful for these puppies. So thankful for these puppies… Between the turkey, the gravy, the stuffing, the desserts and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, there’s a lot to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day. But take a moment today to think about things in the bigger picture you’re thankful for, like finally nailing […]

My Crazy Fans

Dancers reveal the funniest—and sweetest—things their fans have ever done for them. Corey Cott (by Lorenzo Bevilaqua) Corey Cott Jack Kelly in Newsies on Broadway “Newsies has the most incredible, loyal fans ever. There are kids who have come to the show 60 or 70 times, and at the stage door we’re on a first-name […]