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Auli’i Cravalho Moves Beyond ‘Moana’ in NBC’s High School Musical Drama ‘Rise’

The young actress was cast in the NBC drama after her first-ever on-camera audition. Here's how the Hawaiian actress made it to Hollywood.

‘Rise’ Stars Auli’i Cravalho and Damon J. Gillespie Talk Bullying, Onscreen Chemistry | In Studio

The show, which debuts Tuesday, centers on a normal working-class town whose students show their talents and find their way under a passionate drama teacher.

Casting ‘Rise’: How Jason Katims Found His High School Musical Ensemble

Casting directors Bernard Telsey and Tiffany Little Canfield talk with THR about discovering the young talent for the "Friday Night Lights" creator's latest NBC drama.

‘Rise’ Producers Defend NBC Drama Amid Allegations of “Straight-Washing”

The Jason Katims drama is actually completely different from the book 'Drama High,' which served as inspiration for the high school theater series.

Jason Katims Explains How ‘Friday Night Lights’ Influenced NBC’s ‘Rise’

Yes, there's football in the midseason musical theater show, but that isn't the only similarity.

Josh Radnor to Star in NBC’s Jason Katims Pilot ‘Drama High’

The news comes after PBS announced 'Mercy Street,' starring the 'How I Met Your Mother' grad, would end after two seasons.