Isabella Russo News

 
Bio:
Born in New Jersey, Isabella continuously traveled North America with her family while her father performed in Wicked (1st National Tour). She made her NYC debut as Summer in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Off-Broadway production of SCHOOL of ROCK and transferred to Broadway to originate the role of Summer ... (read more)
 

Bio:
Born in New Jersey, Isabella continuously traveled North America with her family while her father performed in Wicked (1st National Tour). She made her NYC debut as Summer in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Off-Broadway production of SCHOOL of ROCK and transferred to Broadway to originate the role of Summer ... (read more)
Photo Flash: The Company of TREVOR Heads Into Rehearsal Photo Flash: The Company of TREVOR Heads Into Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020

The new musical Trevor makes its New York premiere this April at Stage 42. The company headed into rehearsals this week. Get your first look at the full team! (more...)

Hudson Loverro and More to Star in TREVOR; Full Casting Announced Hudson Loverro and More to Star in TREVOR; Full Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020

Producers Roy Furman John Ambrosino / Josie Bray / Mark Woods have announced the 19-member company of Trevor, the new musical making its New York premiere beginning Tuesday, April 7 ahead of a Tuesday, April 21 opening night at Stage 42 (442 West 42nd Street). Rehearsals begin Tuesday, February 25. (more...)

VIDEO: Play on Players and Red Phoenix Theatre Company Perform Highlights From NEWSIES JR. at the 2020 Junior Theater Festival VIDEO: Play on Players and Red Phoenix Theatre Company Perform Highlights From NEWSIES JR. at the 2020 Junior Theater Festival
by Stage Tube - Feb 22, 2020

Play on Players (Gainesville, GA) and Red Phoenix Theatre Company (Buford, GA) performed highlights from Disney's Newsies JR. at the 2020 Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta. (more...)

VIDEO: HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES Stars Joshua Bassett and Olivia Rodrigo Perform at Junior Theater Festival VIDEO: HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES Stars Joshua Bassett and Olivia Rodrigo Perform at Junior Theater Festival
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2020

'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series' stars Joshua Bassett and Olivia Rodrigo performed at the Junior Theater Festival Atlanta this past weekend. Over 6,500 musical theater kids attended to watch Olivia and Joshua perform! (more...)

Caissie Levy, Nicholas Christopher and More to Participate in 2020 iTheatrics Junior Theater Festival Atlanta Caissie Levy, Nicholas Christopher and More to Participate in 2020 iTheatrics Junior Theater Festival Atlanta
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2020

President & Producer of Disney Theatrical Productions Thomas Schumacher; Caissie Levy (Frozen on Broadway); Nicholas Christopher (Hamilton on Broadway); Jennifer Locke (Hamilton national tour); creator/Executive Producer Tim Federle, Olivia Rodrigo, and Joshua Bassett (High School Musical: The Musical: The Series on Disney +); Luca Padovan and Isabella Russo (School of Rock); Jeff Calhoun (Newsies, Between The Lines); Rob Rokicki (The Lighting Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical); and Lotte Wakeham (Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical) are some of the stars and creatives confirmed for the 2020 iTheatrics Junior Theater Festival Atlanta (#JTF). (more...)

BWW Review: Will Eno's Charming and Sweetly Philosophical THE UNDERLYING CHRIS BWW Review: Will Eno's Charming and Sweetly Philosophical THE UNDERLYING CHRIS
by Michael Dale - Dec 2, 2019

Time stands still but life goes on might be one way of looking at Will Eno's charming and sweetly philosophical The Underlying Chris, receiving a fine premiere production directed by Kenny Leon at Second Stage. (more...)

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) Teams Up with Hidden Cabaret to Produce HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) Teams Up with Hidden Cabaret to Produce HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) Teams with Hidden Cabaret to Produce 'How The Light Gets In'. On December 2, NYMF will be premiering three commissioned micro-musicals at Hidden Cabaret at 7PM. 'How The Light Gets In' is a new concept for NYMF which will be celebrating its 17th year this summer. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Celebrates Opening Night of THE UNDERLYING CHRIS Photo Coverage: Second Stage Celebrates Opening Night of THE UNDERLYING CHRIS
by Linda Lenzi - Nov 22, 2019

Second Stage Theater just celebrated opening night of the world premiere of Will Eno's The Underlying Chris. Directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon, the production will feature Hannah Cabell, Michael Countryman, Denise Burse, Nicholas Hutchinson, Lenne Klingaman, Lizbeth MacKay, Nidra Sous La Terre, Howard Overshown, Isabella Russo, Charles Turner, And Luis Vega. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 11/21: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Reviews and More! Wake Up With BWW 11/21: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Reviews and More!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 21, 2019

Today's top stories: read the reviews for A Christmas Carol, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast and Creatives of THE UNDERLYING CHRIS Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast and Creatives of THE UNDERLYING CHRIS
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 23, 2019

Second Stage Theater presents the world premiere of Will Eno's The Underlying Chris. (more...)

Second Stage Theater Announces Casting For THE UNDERLYING CHRIS Second Stage Theater Announces Casting For THE UNDERLYING CHRIS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019

Second Stage Theater has announced casting for the world premiere of Will Eno's The Underlying Chris. (more...)

Whoopi Goldberg Stars in Jen Rudin's Short Film LUCY IN THE SKY at Indy Shorts Whoopi Goldberg Stars in Jen Rudin's Short Film LUCY IN THE SKY at Indy Shorts
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2019

Heartland Film's Indy Shorts Film Festival will present the Midwest premiere of award-winning writer and casting director Jen Rudin's short film Lucy in the Sky starring Whoopi Goldberg, Zoe Margaret Colletti, Catherine Curtin, Danny Burstein, Kelly Hu, Quinn McColgan, Isabella Russo, Madison Zamor, Lexi Gwynn and Adrian Raio. The festival runs July 25-28 in Indianapolis.  (more...)

Jen Rudin's BEAUTIFUL PASADENA to Play She NYC Arts Summer Theater Festival Jen Rudin's BEAUTIFUL PASADENA to Play She NYC Arts Summer Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019

She NYC Arts will present a limited engagement of Jen Rudin's BEAUTIFUL PASADENA, directed by Jamie Richards as part of the fourth annual She NYC Arts Summer Theater Festival at The Connelly Theater (220 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10009). Performances will be on Wednesday, June 26 at 7 pm and Saturday, June 29 at 3:30pm. Tickets ($20) are available for advance purchase at www.shenycarts.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta, With Pasek and Paul, Cynthia Erivo, Cameron Mackintosh, and More! Photo Flash: Inside the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta, With Pasek and Paul, Cynthia Erivo, Cameron Mackintosh, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2019

iTheatrics Junior Theater Festival Atlanta (#JTF) was held January 18-20, 2019 at The Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. (more...)

Cameron Mackintosh, Lindsay Mendez, and More Will Appear At Junior Theater Festivals In Atlanta And Sacramento Cameron Mackintosh, Lindsay Mendez, and More Will Appear At Junior Theater Festivals In Atlanta And Sacramento
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

Disney Theatrical Productions President & Producer Thomas Schumacher, Frozen songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, Caissie Levy (Frozen on Broadway), legendary Broadway and West End producer (and Chairman of Music Theatre International) Sir Cameron Mackintosh, songwriting team Pasek & Paul, Taylor Iman Jones (Head Over Heels), Ryan McCarten (Heathers The Musical), Billy Jenkins ('The Crown,' 'Holmes & Watson'), Luca Padovan (School of Rock), and Isabella Russo (School of Rock) are some of the stars confirmed for the 2019 iTheatrics Junior Theater Festival Atlanta (#JTF), happening January 18-20, 2019 at The Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. (more...)

Songwriter Showcase, Midday Cabarets And Final Casting Announced For National Alliance For Musical Theatre's 30th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS Songwriter Showcase, Midday Cabarets And Final Casting Announced For National Alliance For Musical Theatre's 30th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce final casting for the 30th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS along with The Songwriters Showcase and Midday Cabarets. The FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS takes place on Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26, 2018 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Festival events kick off on Monday, October 22 with Thank You, 30! a gala event to celebrate the 30th Annual Festival. (more...)

Caissie Levy, Will Roland, and More Among Initial Casting for Festival of New Musicals Caissie Levy, Will Roland, and More Among Initial Casting for Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced initial casting for the 30th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26, 2018 at New World Stages (more...)

Photo Flash: SCHOOL OF ROCK Celebrates 1000 Performances on Broadway! Photo Flash: SCHOOL OF ROCK Celebrates 1000 Performances on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit School of Rock - The Musical, now in its third year on Broadway, announced today that the show celebrates its 1,000th Broadway performance on Saturday, April 28, 2018, with the release of photos from the show's recent alumni reunion at the Winter Garden Theatre. (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK Alum Isabella Russo Tapped for New ABC Pilot SCHOOL OF ROCK Alum Isabella Russo Tapped for New ABC Pilot
by Matt Smith - Mar 12, 2018

World, watch out... she's back to play! According to an exclusive Deadline announcement, former SCHOOL OF ROCK standout Isabella Russo has been tapped as a series regular in the new ABC pilot, FOR LOVE. In the pilot, helmed by HOMELAND's John Dahl and written by Michael Cooney (JACK FROST, IDENTITY), Russo plays Alice, an innocent orphan girl taken in by the renowned Dumaine family, who, after being used in a strange ritual, finds herself possessed by the soul of its matriarch Marie Jojo, herself a centuries-old magic user with a cruel, controlling agenda. (more...)

Megan Hilty, Paul Williams, Stephen Schwartz Confirmed for 2018 Junior Theater Festival Megan Hilty, Paul Williams, Stephen Schwartz Confirmed for 2018 Junior Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

Megan Hilty ('Smash!', Wicked); Paul Williams ('The Muppet Movie,' 'Evergreen,' Bugsy Malone, Emmet Otter's Jug-band Christmas); and Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Wicked) are three stars confirmed for the 2018 Junior Theater Festival Atlanta (#JTF18, #JTFATL), happening January 12-14, 2018 at The Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, GA. (more...)

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