Better Nate Than Ever (film)

Better Nate Than Ever (film) Musical comedy. Thirteen-year-old Nate Foster has big Broadway dreams. There’s only one problem: he can’t even land a part in the school play. But when his parents leave town, Nate and his best friend, Libby, sneak off to the Big Apple for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to prove everyone wrong. A chance encounter with Nate’s long-lost Aunt Heidi turns his journey upside down, and together they must learn that life’s greatest adventures are only as big as your dreams. Digitally released April 1, 2022, on Disney+, after a March 15 premiere at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. Directed by Tim Federle, who also wrote the film and the novel on which it is based. Stars Rueby Wood (Nate), Joshua Bassett (Anthony), Aria Brooks (Libby), Lisa Kudrow (Aunt Heidi). 92 min. The film also features some notable Broadway luminaries, including real-life married couple Michelle Federer and Norbert Leo Butz, who play Nate’s parents, Sherrie and Rex, along with Brooks Ashmanskas (Casting Director), Priscilla Lopez (Serious Play Casting Director), Krystina Alabado (Assistant Casting Director), and Kayla Davion (Assistant Choreographer). Original songs by Lyndie Lane are “Big Time” and “No One Gets Left Behind.” Filmed on location in New York.