It takes a special talent, a certain discipline, and a killer work ethic to be a star on Broadway. Now, imagine being able to do that at 8 years old. Tyrah Skye Odoms is doing just that and she has stolen our hearts. She is currently in the cast of Annie on Broadway playing the role of orphan Kate. She is also the youngest member of the original cast. Last night, she put another credit on her Broadway resume in the Actors Fund benefit reading of Our Town. Working alongside Tony Award winner Adriane Lenox and BroadwayBlack favorite Leslie Odom Jr, she made it known that she is here to stay.
Tyrah Skye Odoms is what a child star should be. She loves Beyonce (double points), she exudes confidence without arrogance and maintains her innocence while working in a business that can sometimes be a little much for a child her age. It is very apparent that she has a great support system that will make sure she works in this business for a long time. We can’t help but to smile every time she comes across our twitter timeline. Check out some of our favorite tweets from her and watch as she introduces herself to you as the oprhan Kate below! We look forward to all that is to come from Tyrah Skye Odoms! SHE’S A TRUE STAR!
Tell Us She’s Not The Cutest Broadway Star Ever And You’d Be Lying!
Get tickets to “Annie”: http://www.broadway.com/shows/annie-bway/ Each day leading up to the first performance of “Annie” at the Palace Theatre on October 3, Broadway.com is bringing you exclusive video introductions to the lovely little orphans who are never “fully dressed without a smile.”
Our Town was ahhhhmazing!! Thank you to everyone who came to support@TheActorsFund ,photos tomorrow, tonight sleep!
— Tyrah Skye Odoms (@tskyeodoms1) March 5, 2013
— Tyrah Skye Odoms (@tskyeodoms1) March 1, 2013
— Tyrah Skye Odoms (@tskyeodoms1) February 27, 2013
Once On This Island’s Hailey Kilgore Will Make Her Solo Concert Debut!
Tony & Grammy Nominee Hailey Kilgore will make her solo concert debut at Feinstein’s/54 Below this month! The Once On This Island star makes her debut following the closing of the Tony-winning revival, and she’s clearly got more stories to tell!
The concert entitled Mirrors is a night of celebration including the music that has influenced her meteoric rise. On January 30th 9:30 pm she shares her personal life story as a young girl to a young woman on the Broadway stage.
The 19-year-old vocalist has a set list that ranges from Jason Robert Brown to Alicia Keys. One thing we can say is that this show will sell out! So, stop waiting for life to begin and mark your calendars.
About Last Night: Montego Glover, Nicholas Christopher, Brandon Victor Dixon & More!
Broadway may go dark on Mondays, but Broadway Black stars were still shining all over New York City last night.
First up was the New York POPS Underground performance. Formerly known as “Cabaret Evening,” Underground is the intimate offering of New York Pops orchestra. Hosted at the infamous Feinstein’s/54 Below the benefit supports NY Pops music education program, PopsEd. Last night’s special guests were Tony Yazbeck and Tony Award nominee Montego Glover. The ever joyful Glover performed a few musical favorites including “I Loves You Porgy,” “I Dreamed a Dream,” and a jazzy rendition of the Memphis delight, “Someday.”
Before recognizing Queens P.S. 175 Principal Patricia Cooper as the first honoree of the NY PopsEd initiative, Glover shared, ” I know from experience that music has the power to save, to guide, to inspire. I am standing as living proof that music has done exactly that.”
Glover and Yazbeck closed the show with an exciting duet of “Feelin’ Good” featuring Tony’s incredible tapping skills and Montego effortlessly belting notes that only dogs can hear. Hate that we couldn’t share it with you, but we were just too busy being entertained to capture it on film!
Next, it was down to the West Village to see Darling, a developmental piece by Ryan Scott Oliver. Following the smooth Nicholas Christopher (Hamilton) as Peter and the vocally stunning Kerstin Anderson as Wendy “Darling,” this abstract musical is a contemporary telling of Peter Pan like you’ve never imagined it before.
Producers, Motown Choreographer Warren Adams and Hamilton star Brandon Victor Dixon, were on hand to introduce the show to an enthusiastic audience at the hip Le Poisson Rouge. The brilliant musical arrangement told a captivating story while highlighting the young cast’s musical aptitude and artistry. Vocal standouts included leads Christopher and Anderson, singing for the GODS for the duration of the show, the Lost Boys, with their soulful, sassy musical quips, and Les Miserables vet Brennyn Lark, taking sexy to a WHOLE other level. The recorded event concluded with a thunderous standing ovation from the audience, confirming this show is exactly what young theater lovers want. Keep an eye out for this one. It’s gonna be big!