HAIRSPRAY LIVE Tonight, Photo Coverage from SCHOOL OF ROCK’s One-Year Anniversary, and more!

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Hairspray Live was tonight on NBC! Congratulations to Shahadi Wright Joseph and the cast! We are so proud of you, Shahadi!

YBAN live-Tweeted during Hairspray Live tonight! Check out our Tweets from tonight on @YoungBwayNews!

Check out a feature on Shahadi on JustJared.com! Also, find out who Shahadi used to have a poster of in this video!

Watch Shahadi and her castmates show off their Hairspray Live trivia on EOnline.com!

Check out photo coverage from the celebration of School of Rock‘s one-year anniversary on Playbill.com and Broadway.com!

Watch highlights from Gypsy of the Year, including The Lion King, below!

Nerghiz Sarki will take part in a talkback at Fiddler on the Roof on December 15th! Get more details on TheaterMania.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Fiddler on the Roof, Kinky Boots, Hairspray Live, On Your Feet, The Lion King, School of Rock, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Falsettos, and Waitress!

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Bobbi MacKenzie Departs SCHOOL OF ROCK, WAITRESS and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Up For Grammys, and more!

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Happy Trails to Bobbi MacKenzie, who played her final performance in School of Rock tonight! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Bobbi!

Congratulations to the companies of Waitress and Fiddler on the Roof! Both shows’ albums were nominated for Grammys! Get more details on Billboard.com.

The Crucible and Falsettos landed on the New York Times’ Best Theater of 2016! Check out the full list on NYTimes.com.

GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda) is in a new commercial for Reese’s! Find out more:


Check out a mini-documentary about School of Rock on Broadway.com!

“The Toycracker,” a mini-musical featuring Isabella Russo (School of Rock), will premiere this Sunday during “Frozen” on ABC at 8pm! Also, look out for this Target ad featuring Isabella in magazines!


Tickets for Kids’ Night On Broadway are available now! Participating shows include A Bronx Tale, Kinky Boots, The Lion King, On Your Feet, School of Rock, and Waitress. Get more information on Playbill.com!

“The Son,” featuring Sydney Lucas (Fun Home), will premiere in March! Watch a trailer:

The first trailer for “Transformers 5,” featuring Isabela Moner (Evita), is out now! Watch it on JustJaredJr.com.

School of Rock celebrates their 1-year anniversary today! Find out more on TheaterMania.com.

Tori Feinstein (Matilda, How the Grinch Stole Christmas) will remain in Matilda reprising the title role through the end of the show’s run! Get more details in her Instagram post:


I'm so excited!💘💘I'm going to be in Matilda through the end!🎤🎭💃🏻❤️

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Here’s Diego Lucano (School of Rock) and Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) singing “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King”!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Hairspray Live, Waitress, Fiddler on the Roof, School of Rock, Falsettos, Kinky Boots, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and Matilda!



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Makena Malonso Featured in New York Post, Jingle Jam Performs Tonight, and more!

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Makena Malonso (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) is featured in the New York Post! Check out the article on NYPost.com.

Tonight, This Way To Broadway Live: Jingle Jam!, featuring kids including many of our alumni, performed at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre! The performance included hosts Ashley Brooke (Doctor Zhivago, Dream Street) and Jamie Mann (Camp Rolling Hills) and performers Trent Kowalik (Billy Elliot), Oscar Williams (Fun Home), Carrie Berk (Camp Rolling Hills), Swayam Bhatia (Dream Street), Adam Dorfman (A Little Princess), George Franklin (A Christmas Story), Rachael McVey (Dream Street), and Julia Lipsztein (Dream Street). Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Our founder Lindsay hung out with Lexi Underwood (The Lion King), Gianna Harris (School of Rock), and Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) in LA yesterday! Here they are together:

Sam Chuck (Les Miserables) has completed his second short film! Find out more in his Instagram post:


And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, School of Rock, Falsettos, The Lion King, Hairspray Live, On Your Feet, and Matilda!

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Alexandria Suarez to Transfer with ON YOUR FEET, Jonah Halperin Back in KINKY BOOTS, and more!

Congratulations to Alexandria Suarez, who will officially be transferring to Broadway with the company of On Your Feet!

Congrats to Jonah Halperin (Doctor Zhivago, Matilda, Kinky Boots), who is back in Kinky Boots as Young Charlie to cover for Jake Katzman while Jake works on another project! Get more information on PlaybillVault.com.

Tickets are on sale now for First Daughter Suite! Get more information on Broadway.com.

Sam Poon (The King and I, Macbeth) will perform at Don’t Tell Mama on September 21st at 7:00 pm! Get more information HERE!

Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) and Jake Lucas (The King and I) will perform at Broadway Salutes on September 29th! Get more information on TheaterMania.com. Sydney and Jake will also take part in the Broadway Flea Market Autograph Table this year on September 27th! Get more information on that HERE.

Congratulations to Christopher Paul Richards (Finding Neverland), who recorded the new Sesame Street theme song recently! Here he is in the recording studio!

And here are pictures from the kids of The Lion King, Les Miserables, Fun Home, Kinky Boots, Ruthless!, The King and I, Finding Neverland, and Matilda!

 

Amaya Braganza’s Birthday, Nicholas Barasch in SHE LOVES ME, and more!

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Happy birthday to Amaya Braganza (The King and I, Annie)! We hope you had a great day!

Congratulations to Nicholas Barasch (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, West Side Story), who has been cast as Arpad in the upcoming Broadway revival of She Loves Me at Roundabout Theatre Company! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Congratulations to Matilda, which celebrates its 1,000th performance tonight! We wish the company “broken legs” for this amazing milestone! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Tonight and tomorrow, the You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown concert, featuring six Broadway kids, performs at 54 Below! Break a leg to all! Get more information on 54Below.com.

Check out pictures from Lyrics for Life rehearsals, featuring kids from The Lion King, The Sound of Music LIVE, Dream Street, and more, below!

And here’s a Lyrics for Life rehearsal video featuring kids from Dream Street!

 

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Fun Home, Matilda, Les Miserables, The Lion King, Kinky Boots, The King and I, and Finding Neverland!

 

Nathaniel McIntyre’s Birthday, Zane King Beers to Appear on “Broad City,” and more!

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Happy birthday to Nathaniel Logan McIntyre (The Lion King)! We hope you had a great day!

Congratulations to Zane King Beers (Macbeth) who will guest star on an episode of “Broad City” on Comedy Central! We can’t wait to see it!

Congrats also to Caleb McLaughlin (The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, The Lion King) and Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), who have been cast in the Netflix series “Stranger Things”! Get more information on Deadline.com.

Tonight, Rozi Baker (Bonnie & Clyde, Shrek, Mary Poppins) and Matthew Gumley (Elf, The Addams Family, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast) take the stage at Don’t Tell Mama at 9:30 pm! Break lots of legs! You can check out an article about the concert on BroadwayWorld.com.

Congratulations to the company of Matilda, who has won the Broadway Show League Championship! Get more info on BroadwayWorld.com.

Broadway Week is back from September 7th to September 20th, where you can get two-for-one tickets to lots of Broadway shows, including: Aladdin, Amazing Grace, An American in Paris, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Chicago The Musical, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Finding Neverland, Fun Home, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Hand to God, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Jersey Boys, The King and I, Kinky Boots, Les Miserables, The Lion King, Matilda the Musical, Old Times, The Phantom of the Opera, Something Rotten!, Spring Awakening, and Wicked. Get more information on Playbill.com!

“She’s Funny That Way,” featuring Jake Lucas (The King and I, Newsies) and Sydney Lucas (Fun Home), is in theaters now! Go see it and support Jake and Sydney!

According to Variety, Oona Laurence (Matilda) is an actor to watch! Check out the video below:

Check out this new press picture featuring the new Matildas: Rileigh McDonald, Mattea Conforti, Alexandra Vlachos, and Mimi Ryder!

Check out this new episode of “Backstage Games” with the boys of Finding Neverland!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Matilda, Dream Street, The King and I, Kinky Boots, and Les Miserables!

 

Christopher Paul Richards’s Birthday, Some Lyrics for Life Cast Members Announced, and more!

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Happy twelfth birthday to Christopher Paul Richards (Finding Neverland)! We hope you had a great day!

Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars) and Josiah Jacoby (Dream Street) have joined the lineup of Lyrics for Life, a benefit to raise awareness for suicide prevention and mental illness. The rest of the cast is currently TBA! Read more on LyricsForLifeNYC.com!

Check out photo coverage from opening night of Mercury Fur, featuring Bradley Fong, on BroadwayWorld.com and Playbill.com!

The big screen adaptation of Matilda the Musical may begin filming earlier than expected–possibly as early as 2016, instead of the previously speculated 2019! Get more information on Broadway.com.

Sam Poon (The King and I) was featured on Twitter talking about his show and his role in it! Check it out below:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Dream Street, Matilda, Les Miserables, and The King and I!