The New Kid

A New York City Public High School is forever changed by the appearance of Jamal, a mysterious new student determined to make things better, by any means necessary. Dealing with contemporary themes, The New Kid is a story of unlikely heroes and finding hope and redemption in the face of apathy and injustice.

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Chicago Cultural Center

( Chicago, IL)
78 E. Washington
Chicago, IL
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by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Sep 25, 2018
Imagine being able to say you are a citizen of the world, that your childhood was spent traversing the continents. Elizabeth Liang says this and so much more during her one-woman show 'Alien Citizen: an Earth odyssey' at HCC Ybor Theatre for a one-time only performance on September 27.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018
Everybody Cut Loose! Youthful rebellion is tearing through town in FOOTLOOSE presented by Greasepaint Theatre, September 14-23, 2018.
by BWW - Oct 20, 2018
Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2018 for Memphis
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017
Junie B. Jones, The Musical, with book & lyrics by Marcy Heisler and music by Zina Goldrich, based on the book series by Barbara Park, will run November 24 - December 23, 2017 at The Circuit Playhouse.
by TV News Desk - Nov 20, 2018
Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Brian Stokes Mitchell guest star as Vampirina's grandparents in a special holiday episode of Disney Junior's hit animated series 'Vampirina' premiering FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Junior.
by Christine Swerczek - Nov 20, 2017
YESTERDAY & TODAY, an interactive Beatles experience, returns to the Omaha Community Playhouse for the 10th year. This popular show starring Billy McGuigan and his two brothers, Ryan and Matthew, is a musical tribute to their late father who started them on this path as children. Having memorized more than 200 Beatles songs, the McGuigans personalize each show by taking requests from the audience.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017
Junie B. Jones, The Musical, with book & lyrics by Marcy Heisler and music by Zina Goldrich, based on the book series by Barbara Park, will run November 24 - December 23, 2017 at The Circuit Playhouse.
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 6, 2018
Most times L&L audiences are kept entertained and educated by some of the most highly knowledgeable and celebrated personalities in the theatre who narrate the presentations. These hosts explore the lives of the brilliant creators of words and music. Having Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award Winner Lynn Ahrens at the podium herself, in Lynn Ahrens: A Lyric Life made this an exceptional, fascinating, and entertaining experience in the renowned series at the 92Y.
by Josephine Tuso-Key - May 3, 2019
City Springs Theatre is the new kid on the block in the ATL theater scene, but they've been making a big splash with their last musical South Pacific. Now they're offering up BILLY ELLIOT, a musical based on the 2000 film. With music by Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall, who also wrote the screenplay, this show boasts ten Tonys and ten Drama Desk awards including best musical in 2008. This is the story of Billy, a motherless boy living with his father in Great Britain during the 1984-85 coal miner's strike. The story promotes the subversion of traditional gender roles, as Billy gives up his boxing gloves in exchange for dancing shoes. He finds himself drawn to dance like a moth to a flame. This is a story of acceptance, tolerance, and love.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
Riverside Theatre for Kids presents the area premiere of the popular children's book, Junie B. Jones, The Musical in a live stage show on May 30 - June 1, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019
Hey Hep Cats and Cool Chicks! Check it out, but don't flip your lid! Registration is now open for Penobscot Theatre Company's Dramatic Academy Summer 2019!
by TV Scoop - Mar 20, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of Vampirina, airing on Disney Channel on Friday, April 12, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018
In honor of its 20th Anniversary, the UK tour of FOOTLOOSE will come to Vienna's Stadhalle F for one night only! Nominated for several Tony Awards, FOOTLOOSE is set in a town where rock music and dancing have been outlawed. But when teenager Ren McCormack comes to town, he can't help but break the law. FOOTLOOSE will play at 8:00 PM on March 27th.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town's youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend's rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score, FOOTLOOSE is the ultimate 80's dance musical with a message!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018
The 80s Top 40 film never sounded so good, boasting the original songs audiences have loved for decades, and more. A throwback to teen romance, angst and, of course, the need to dance, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018
Mission to (dit)Mars, a theatre arts collective serving Queens artists, is thrilled to announce All Systems Go: 6 as the culminating event for the LAUNCH PAD Reading Series this year.
by Audition Roundup - Jun 3, 2018
Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 3, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018
As the brand-new Interim Executive Producer of Theatre Arlington I am thrilled to announce our brand-new 2018-2019 season. We had to make some changes in our season due to national tours and licensing restrictions. One show change affects the balance of the season as a whole and gave me the opportunity to make new artistic choices.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
Live a day in the life of this ever lovable and outspoken first grader with the premiere of Junie B. Jones, The Musical, at Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire. Running from July 12 to August 11, 2019, with press opening on Saturday, July 20 at 10 a.m., this special one-hour presentation explores the wonderful works of Barbara Park's beloved best-selling books. Created by the team who brought Dear Edwina to the stage-Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich-and developed into a genuinely comical (and not strictly-for-kids) musical by TheatreworksUSA, Junie B. Jones, The Musical is directed and choreographed by Johanna McKenzie Miller, with musical direction by Ellen Morris.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
A kid's place is exploring space! Kids and families coast-to-coast will be inspired to take “one giant leap” into the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing celebration this summer with Ready Jet Go! and a “universe” of space-themed fun! From a new hour-long special, “Ready Jet Go!: One Small Step,” airing throughout June and July on PBS KIDS (check local listings), to an IMAX screening at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, from out-of-this world events on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to Ready Jet Go! space camps in cities nationwide this summer, young fans will be set to put on their spacesuits for the historic milestone!
by Audition Roundup - Jun 10, 2018
Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 10, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
A brand-new work from the pen of award-winning writer-director JOANNA WEINBERG is set to premiere at Sydney Fringe this Septembera??and it marks the stunning solo debut of comedian and actor JODINE HOLLI WOLMAN.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018
Casting is now complete for the Lyceum premiere of the fast-paced musical, Footloose, based on the movie and filled with all the songs that made that soundtrack an enduring classic.
by Review Roundups - Jul 26, 2018
Head Over Heels opens on Broadway tonight at Broadway's Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Street)! Let's see what the critics had to say!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
Virginia Stage Company is pleased to announce its new Board of Trustees President, Ann B. Brogan, and the election of eight new board members. A member of the Virginia Stage Company Board for six years, Brogan is a partner at Crowley, Liberatore, Ryan & Brogan, PC and an influential member of the Hampton Roads Community.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Millbrook Playhouse opens their Saturday Morning Theatre for Young Audience series with JUNIE B. JONES -The Musical. Created by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich - a delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park's best-selling books, brought to life in a genuinely comical (and not strictly-for-kids) musical.
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
One of Los Angeles' best-kept musical secrets, indie folk songwriter Jamie Drake will emerge onto the national scene with her stunning debut album, Everything's Fine out September 20, 2019 via AntiFragile Music (pre-order). Today Jamie Drake has shared 'Redwood Tree' the latest single from the forthcoming album with AudioFemme. The track premiered on the site along with an exclusive interview with Jamie Drake. AudioFemme raves, 'Jamie Drake presents a portrait of herself as singer-songwriter driven by both pop sensibilities and sweeping cinematic tendencies, both of which make 'Redwood Tree' a 'tentpole' on the album's tracklist. The feeling of floating through reality displays itself beautifully on the track, its delicate arrangement meandering through a forest so lush, so thick and untouched by human hands, you never want to leave. 'Redwood Tree' will be available on all streaming services this Friday and follows up her first two singles, 'Everything's Fine” and “Wonder,” which have received a combined five millions streams on Spotify. 
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2019
Live a day in the life of this ever lovable and outspoken first grader with the premiere of Junie B. Jones, The Musical, at Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire. Running from July 12 to August 11, 2019, with press opening on Saturday, July 20 at 10 a.m., this special one-hour presentation explores the wonderful works of Barbara Park's beloved best-selling books. Created by the team who brought Dear Edwina to the stage-Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich-and developed into a genuinely comical (and not strictly-for-kids) musical by TheatreworksUSA, Junie B. Jones, The Musical is directed and choreographed by Johanna McKenzie Miller, with musical direction by Ellen Morris.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018
Casting is now complete for the Lyceum premiere of the fast-paced musical, Footloose, based on the movie and filled with all the songs that made that soundtrack an enduring classic.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019
Eastbound Theatre, a division of Milford Arts Council (the MAC), announces the second show of its 25th season, the first fully-staged Connecticut production of the These Shining Lives, by Melanie Marnich, directed by Rich Mancini.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018
Opening its 2018 season, The Ziegfeld Theater brings some warmth to the cold temperatures with the lively Footloose. KICK OFF THE SUNDAY SHOES! The 80s Top 40 film never sounded so good, boasting the original songs audiences have loved for decades, and more. A throwback to teen romance, angst and, of course, the need to dance, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.
by Michael Dale - Jan 30, 2019
'We can't talk about him, there's not enough time.' That's the quick explanation given to the audience as to why there's nobody portraying Michael Anthony, described 'as a bassist with a golden voice and a mullet that will last twenty years' in Amy Staats' fun and frisky comedy about some of the controversies surrounding big-haired metal rockers Van Halen, Eddie and Dave.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 22, 2019
Cumberland County Playhouse - winner of the First Night Award for Outstanding Musical of 2018 for Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - has announced its lineup for the 2019 season.
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2018
Disney Junior has ordered a second season of VAMPIRINA, starring Lauren Graham, James Van Der Beek and Isabella Crovetti as the Hauntley family, friendly vampires who have recently relocated from Transylvania to Pennsylvania.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2019
Citadel Theatre Company, an Equity-affiliated professional company performing in Lake Forest, will stage the second production of its new Theatre for Young Audiences programming with JUNIE B. JONES, THE MUSICAL, a delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park's best-selling books, brought to life in a genuinely comical (and not strictly-for-kids) musical.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018
Henry Hart's animated exploits as Kid Danger will unfold in Nickelodeon's newest series, THE ADVENTURES OF KID DANGER, premiering Today, Jan. 19, at 6:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
by Tanya Seale - Feb 17, 2019
Adapted by William Kent Williams from Eleanor Estes' 1945 Newbery Honor-winning novel of the same title, The Hundred Dresses is the second play of Metro Theater Company's 46th season. Suitable for young theatre patrons, families, and for educators as well, this is the story of Wanda Petronski (Sophie Murk), a young Polish immigrant, who is the new kid in an American town.
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2018
Netflix today announced that it has entered into a multi-year overall deal with Chris Nee, the Peabody, Emmy, and Humanitas Prize-winning children's television screenwriter and producer. Under the deal, Nee will write and produce new animated and live action series for preschool and all audiences exclusively for Netflix. Additionally, Netflix will have a first-look option on feature film projects from Nee and her production company, Laughing Wild.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2017
ENDANGERED!, the hit family musical which recently extended its run at the Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street), is now welcoming a new star with a surprise gender swap of the show's leading character.
by TV News Desk - Dec 15, 2017
Henry Hart's animated exploits as Kid Danger will unfold in Nickelodeon's newest series, THE ADVENTURES OF KID DANGER, premiering Friday, Jan. 19, at 6:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
by Naomi Serviss - Aug 6, 2018
There is literally a lot of heavy baggage when a fashion industry icon gets a surprise visit from his neurotic daughter and her son.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018
Everybody Cut Loose! Youthful rebellion is tearing through town in FOOTLOOSE presented by Greasepaint Theatre, September 14-23, 2018.
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2018
Dear Evan Hansen's Mike Faist has been cast in Amazon Studios' Young Adult pilot, PANIC, according to Deadline. Olivia Welch and Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut have also landed lead roles in the pilot, which is based on Lauren Oliver's best-selling book.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 23, 2018
Legendary stage, film and television actress Carol Kane guest starring in tomorrow's new episode of Disney Junior's hit animated series 'Vampirina,' which follows Vampirina (aka 'Vee') as she faces the joys and trials of being the new kid in town after her family moves from Transylvania to Pennsylvania.
by Stage Tube - Aug 15, 2019
Drama League Award winner Alfred Molina ('Red') guest stars on this Friday's new episode of Disney Junior's hit animated series 'Vampirina.' He voices the role of Sir Ghoulgood, a friendly ghost who resides in the local theater. In the episode, he sings a song titled 'Center Stage' about how he doesn't mean to haunt the theater, but he just can't help but perform, even if humans are around.
by Michael Dale - Apr 9, 2018
There's a theory, hopefully an accurate one, that the things that make you an outcast in high school are the things that make you awesome as an adult. And maybe that's why scenes in the buoyant new musical Mean Girls are often stolen by the Mathletes, the activist artist, the tap dancers and the kid who decided to attend the Halloween party as sexy Rosa Parks.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019
Florida Repertory Theatre's Education Department is pleased to announce its 2019-2020 season line-up. The Education Department season includes productions in its popular Theatre Conservatory Program, its second offering for the 2020 Junior Theatre Festival, and Theatre for Young Audiences Series, which tours across Southwest Florida to grades K through 12.
by Guest Blogger: Cassandra Hsiao - Apr 25, 2018
YOU ARE ENOUGH, a collection of three original one-acts, opens tonight. This will be the third time playwright Dylan Schifrin witnesses two of his works come to life. What makes it more phenomenal is that he is only a sophomore in college.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2019
May is Lower East Side History Month, and Queer|Art is the new kid on the LES block, having recently relocated their offices from Nolita to the East Village this past year. Heralding their arrival to the neighborhood, they've organized four days of programming throughout May to celebrate the queer past, present, and future of their beloved new East Village home.
by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2019
BroadwayWorld has the exclusive sneak-peek of the duet that Patti LuPone and Brian Stokes Mitchell will perform in this Friday's new episode of 'Vampirina.'