WAITRESS and A BRONX TALE to Participate in Easter Parade, “Little Boxes” Out in Theaters Today, and more!

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Waitress and A Bronx Tale will take part in the Easter Parade in New York City this weekend! Find out more on Playbill.com.

“Little Boxes,” featuring alumni Oona Laurence (Matilda), Miranda McKeon (Little Miss Sunshine), Gabriel Rush (Billy Elliot), and Colin Critchley (New York Spring Spectacular, Waiting for Godot, Kinky Boots), hits theaters today! Congrats!

Jahi Di’Allo Winston (The Lion King) has joined the upcoming film “Proud Mary” with Taraji P. Henson! The film is set to be released on January 26th, 2018. Get more details on IMDb.com.

The cast album of A Bronx Tale has arrived in stores! Congratulations to the company!

Christopher Convery (Kinky Boots) is in a commercial for Arla! Watch it below:


Gianna Harris (School of Rock) has been filming a new project! Check out pictures below, and stay tuned for more details:

Check out Jillian Lebling (Once) in the season finale of “The Path” on Hulu!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Anastasia, Waitress, Amelie, and Sunday in the Park with George!

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YBAN Celebrates 7 Years, Fina Strazza Joins ANIMAL at Atlantic Theatre Company, and more!

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We can’t believe we are celebrating 7 years online today! We have grown and expanded immensely since 2010 and we are honored to call ourselves the first news source for kids working on Broadway and Off-Broadway. Thank you all so much for your continued support and helping us accomplish things we couldn’t have imagined those several years ago!

Fina Strazza (Matilda) has been cast in Atlantic Theatre Company’s Animal! Get more details on Broadway.com.

JJ Batteast (Motown) will appear in the upcoming film “Detroit,” directed by Kathryn Bigelow! Watch the trailer on DarkHorizons.com.

Check out pictures from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Playbill.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Amelie, School of Rock, The Lion King, Waitress, Miss Saigon, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

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Livestream Information for Drama League Nominations Announcement, Jake Katzman Books Video Game, and more!

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You can watch a livestream of the Drama League nominations announcement, which will take place next Wednesday! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Jake Katzman (Kinky Boots) has booked a video game! More details to come. Find out more:


Ellie Kim is scheduled to swing on for School of Rock performances on April 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, and 21st! Check her Instagram for more:


“The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel,” a new podcast series featuring Rileigh McDonald (Matilda), returns on April 17th! Be sure to listen!

Get your first look at Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on EW.com!

Watch a special message from the School of Rock cast to their West End counterparts, who just won the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music, below or on BroadwayWorld.com!

Here’s Paul Luke Bonenfant (School of Rock) performing a cover of “Believer” by Imagine Dragons!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Amelie, Anastasia, On Your Feet, Kinky Boots, School of Rock, Waitress, Sunday in the Park with George, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and The Lion King!

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MISS SAIGON To Offer Actors’ Fund Performance, NEWSIES To Be Released Digitally, and more!

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Miss Saigon will offer an Actors’ Fund performance! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Newsies will be released digitally on May 23rd! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Tunes in Times Square returns next month featuring lots of kids! Our alumni and current kids set to perform include Paul Luke Bonenfant (School of Rock), Chloé Bryan (School of Rock), Olivia Chun (School of Rock, The King and I), Lilyana Cornell (Everybody, Les Miserables), Ava Della Pietra (School of Rock), Evie Dolan (School of Rock), Bonale Fambrini (The King and I), Gianna Harris (School of Rock), Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King), Jake Katzman (Kinky Boots), Christie Kim (The King and I), Hudson Loverro (A Bronx Tale), Diego Lucano (School of Rock), Mehret Marsh (The Lion King), Dante Melucci (School of Rock), Tyrah Skye Odoms (Annie), Madeleine Pace (Once), Anthony Pierini (Big Fish, Mary Poppins), Sam Poon (Runaways, The King and I, Macbeth), William Poon (The King and I), Rachel Resheff (Fish in the Dark, The People in the Picture, Shrek, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins), Nicole Scimeca (Anastasia), Sadie Seelert (A Little Princess, Mary Poppins), Abigail Shapiro (Liberty, How the Grinch Stole Christmas), Milly Shapiro (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Matilda), Walden Sullivan (School of Rock), Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin), Zach Thomas (The Lion King), Mckayla Twiggs (Anastasia, Les Miserables, Once), Annabelle Wachtel (School of Rock), and Timothy Yang (The King and I). Get more details on MagicalMusic.org.

There are now new Waitress highlights featuring Cate Elefante! Watch them on BroadwayWorld.com.

Lexi Underwood (The Lion King) appeared on “Henry Danger” last weekend! Watch the full episode HERE with a cable login, and check out a photo below!

Jake Katzman (Kinky Boots) will guest star on “Odd Mom Out”! Air date TBA. Find out more in his Facebook post:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of On Your Feet, Amelie, School of Rock, Anastasia, Sunday in the Park with George, and Waitress!


Understudies on in SCHOOL OF ROCK, Olivia Chun Takes Over SCHOOL OF ROCK Social Media, and more!

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Congratulations to Gianna Harris and Ellie Kim, who went on for Tomika and Shonelle, respectively, in School of Rock yesterday!

Today, Olivia Chun (School of Rock, The King and I) took over the School of Rock Instagram and Snapchat accounts! Take a look at her posts–both usernames are SORMusical.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Kinky Boots, Sunday in the Park with George, A Bronx Tale, School of Rock, Miss Saigon, On Your Feet, and Waitress!

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SAMARA Feature With Jasper Newell, “The Son” With Sydney Lucas Premieres Tonight, and more!

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Here’s Jasper Newell (Samara) sharing his thoughts on his show!

Tonight, “The Son” premieres on AMC at 9/8c, featuring Tony nominee Sydney Lucas (Fun Home)! Make sure to tune in!

“Stranger Things,” starring alumni Caleb McLaughlin (The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, The Lion King) and Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), is nominated for Show of the Year at the MTV Movies & TV Awards! Congrats! Get more information on Deadline.com.

Check out Sunday in the Park with George‘s Instagram stories, where Mattea Marie Conforti did a takeover today! Find out more in her post:


Also, “3 Generations,” featuring Mattea Marie Conforti (Sunday in the Park with George, Matilda), will arrive in theaters May 5th! Get more details:

“Going In Style,” with Jeremy Todd Shinder (Runaways, A Christmas Story), is in theaters now! Here’s a trailer:

You can catch Ellie Kim going on in the role of Katie in School of Rock on April 16th at 3pm! Find out more:


And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Waitress, School of Rock, Anastasia, The Lion King, Miss Saigon, On Your Feet, Sunday in the Park with George, and Amelie!

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AMELIE Gypsy Robe Ceremony Photo Coverage, THE TRAVELING LADY Coming Off-Broadway, and more!

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Check out pictures from Amelie‘s Gypsy Robe Ceremony on BroadwayWorld.com!

The Traveling Lady will play Off-Broadway at Cherry Lane Theatre this June! Find out more HERE.

Eduardo Hernandez (On Your Feet) and Lilla Crawford (Annie, Billy Elliot) will take part in Broadway Sings at P.S. 166 on April 23rd! Get tickets HERE.

Suri Chen (Miss Saigon) is set to model the new Victoria Beckham collection, which launches this weekend at Target! Get more information in Suri’s Instagram post:


Check out Lianah Sta. Ana (Miss Saigon) singing “I’d Give My Life For You”!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Amelie, School of Rock, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and The Lion King!

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KINKY BOOTS Celebrates Four Years on Broadway, Opening Night Video from AMELIE, and more!

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The cast of Kinky Boots recently celebrated the show’s fourth anniversary on Broadway! Check out pictures on BroadwayWorld.com.

Watch the stars of Amelie celebrate the show’s opening night in this video from TheaterMania!

Cate Elefante (Waitress) is featured on People.com! Check it out:


And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Amelie, Anastasia, Miss Saigon, Kinky Boots, On Your Feet, School of Rock, and Waitress!

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SAMARA Begins Previews at SoHo Rep, Photo Coverage from Opening Night of AMELIE, and more!

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Happy first preview to Jasper Newell and the company of Samara, which starts performances tonight at SoHo Rep!

Check out opening night pictures from Amelie on Broadway.com, TheaterMania.com, BroadwayWorld.com, and Playbill.com, as well as pictures from the show’s opening night bows on BroadwayWorld.com! Also, take a look at Audrey Bennett‘s pictures from opening night on her Facebook page!

Julia Roberts visited School of Rock this past weekend! Check out pictures HERE.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Amelie, Sunday in the Park with George, School of Rock, Waitress, and Miss Saigon!




AMELIE Opening Night, YBAN Kids and Alumni at “Speech & Debate” Premiere, and more!

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Happy opening and break a leg to the company of Amelie!

Head over to our Instagram @YoungBwayNews for pictures of some of our alumni and current Broadway kids at the premiere of the film of “Speech & Debate,” or check them out below!


Watch a cover of “Something Just Like That” from Paul Luke Bonenfant (School of Rock) below:

Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) and Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) will appear on Lip Sync Battle with their “Stranger Things” co-stars! Find out more:


Here’s a picture of alum Austyn Johnson (Matilda, Dream Street) on the set of “The Greatest Showman”!

Check out pictures of the cast of Waitress as Sara Bareilles took her first bow on Playbill.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Miss Saigon, Sunday in the Park with George, School of Rock, On Your Feet, and Waitress!