The Broadway Kids Sing Broadway are back at NY's John Houseman Theatre, performing Saturdays and Sundays in the Studio Theatre space.
Six young Broadway veterans -- ranging in age from 7 to 15 -- perform a fully choreographed, one-hour musical revue of numbers from such musicals as Les Miserables, Annie, The King & I, Bye Bye Birdie, and The Lion King. Twenty youngsters make up the rotating multi-racial, multi-ethnic company, with six at each performance.
Broadway Kids is directed by Christopher Scott with a book by Bruce J. Robinson, choreography by Monica Johnson and musical direction by Michael Roberts.
Broadway Kids began four years ago, conceived by Julius Shulman (a N.Y. doctor) whose son was appearing in Les Miz. Since then, The Kids have recorded four albums and have appeared on numerous television shows, as well as live at the Goodwill Games, Gracie Mansion, and The White House.
The cast includes : Jonathan Bleicher (Beauty and the Beast), Alex Bowen, Andrea Bowen (The Sound of Music), Jillian Bowen, Barry Cavanaugh, Tavia Jefferson, James Johnson, Alexandra Kiesman, Cassidy Ladden, Karina LaGravinese, Elizabeth Lundberg (Ragtime), Greg Raposo, Evan Silverberg, Christopher Trousdale (The Sound of Music), JJ Tucci, Brandon Uranowitz, and Jenna Ushkowitz. For tickets ($20) or more information on The Broadway Kids Sing Broadway at the John Houseman Studio Theatre, call (212) 967-7079. The Theatre is located at 450 West 42nd Street.
-- By Christine Ehren and Sean McGrath