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Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Broadway Stars Set To Guest Star On Nickelodeon's New Preschool Series "Sunny Day"

Tony Award winners Sutton Foster (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Younger) and Renée Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton) are among Broadway guest luminaries who are lending their voices to the inaugural season of Sunny Day, Nickelodeon's brand-new animated preschool series that stars Lilla Crawford!

Crawford played Little Red Riding Hood in the 2014 film adaptation of Into the Woods, and the title role in the 2012 Broadway revival of Annie. The actor has also been announced as one of the stars of Netflix’s The Who Was? Show.

Sunny Day is a brand-new musical, comedy series that features a 10-year-old master hairstylist and salon-owning entrepreneur named Sunny (Crawford). With the help of her best friends, Blair (Taylor Louderman, Kinky Boots), Rox (Elan Luz Rivera), and her adorable pup, Doodle (Rob Morrison, Peg+Cat), Sunny can solve any problem that arises in her seaside town of Friendly Falls through determination, self-expression, and a positive attitude. Above all, Sunny always uses her styling skills in creative ways to be a true leader and inspires individuality in every preschooler. When adventure calls, Sunny sets out to save the day with her can-do attitude, tricked out Glam Van, best friends Rox and Blair, and Doodle by her side! The characters in the series celebrate individuality and self-expression, while the show's social-emotional curriculum promotes leadership, innovative thinking and teamwork. Rounding out the voice cast is Melissa van der Schyff (Bonnie and Clyde, Big River) as Cindy, Kevin Duda (Beautiful) as Timmy, Josh Ruben (Pokémon) as Scratch, Dave Droxler as Squirrel

Aimed at preschoolers, Sunny Day bows Monday 21st August 2017 at 10:00am ET/PT on Nickelodeon USA, and will roll out on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels worldwide soon after. Sunny Day will also be seen on Treehouse TV in Canada starting at a date to be announced this fall. The show is based on Abie Longstaff’s children’s book series The Fairytale Hairdresser, illustrated by Lauren Beard.

Among other theatre-related names who will be lending their voices to guest roles on the project: Adam Jacobs (Aladdin), Shanice Williams (The Wiz Live!), Lance Bass (Hairspray), Ashley Parker Angel (Wicked), Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Beauty and the Beast), and Kether Donohue (Pitch Perfect). Ashley Parker Angel (O-Town), Tiana Jung (Nina's World) and Christopher Fitzgerald (Waitress) will also be making guest star appearances on the show.

Dates for their appearances are yet to be announced.

Each episode of Sunny Day will also feature a unique digital extension on and the Nick Jr. App where kids and their parents can watch fun, live-action hairstyle tutorials that are tied directly to each storyline and narrated by Sunny.

Leading up to the shows debut, and the Nick Jr. App will be rolling out a selection of full-length episodes of the show, plus short-form content, including hair styling tutorials, online. Additionally, a new online game "Smiling and Styling with Sunny", which will let players style and color hair plus paint and decorate nails for the residents in Friendly Falls, will be debuting on Friday 4th August 2017 on and the Nick Jr. App.

Produced by Silvergate Media (Peter Rabbit), Nickelodeon has picked up the series for 40 episodes (two seasons of twenty 22-minute episodes).

More Nick: Nickelodeon USA's August 2017 Premiere Highlights!

Original source: Playbill; Additional source: IMDb.
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