Last night during the 89th Annual Academy Awards ceremony, “Moana” star Auli’i Cravalho wowed audiences around the world with her dazzling performance of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s soaring song “How Far I’ll Go” from Disney’s latest hit animated feature.
And now Cravalho appears to be on track to continue her rise to superstardom, having been cast in a new pilot entitled “Drama High” for the NBC television network.
As reported in Variety, “Drama High” is based on a book by Michael Sokolove, and centers around the drama department of a public high school. The show will be produced by Jeffrey Seller, who previously worked with the above-mentioned Lin-Manuel Miranda on the Broadway production of “Hamilton”.
Auli’i Cravalho is set to play the student of a stand-out theater teacher in the new series, if the pilot gets picked up by NBC, that is.
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