FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Closes, ON YOUR FEET Performing at “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” and more!

Thank you for a successful 2016! We have loved meeting so many of you this year and watching so many of you go on to thrive in film and television! Here’s to a wonderful 2017!

Happy Trails to Nerghiz Sarki (Dream Street) and the company of Fiddler on the Roof, which played its final performance tonight! Congratulations on a great run; we can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Nerghiz!

On Your Feet performed during “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” tonight!

There’s only two more days until our big announcement–any guesses about what the exciting new thing we’re launching is?

The broadcast of Falsettos will be filmed January 3rd and 4th! Get more details on Playbill.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, 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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DREAM STREET Opening Night Coverage, Alexa Valentino in A Time To Shine, and more!

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There is now photo coverage from opening night of Dream Street up on BroadwayWorld! Check it out HERE!

Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars) has joined the lineup for the next A Time To Shine cabaret on August 23rd! Get more information HERE.

Congratulations to Jake Katzman (Kinky Boots), whose artwork was picked to be the logo for Broadway Serves! Check out photos below:

And here are pictures from the kids of Dream Street, Three Days To See, The King and I, Fun Home, Matilda, Kinky Boots, Les Miserables, and Finding Neverland!

 

Zachary Unger on “Billions,” DREAM STREET Articles, and more!

Congratulations to Zachary Unger (Newsies, Chaplin, Big Fish), who will appear on the show “Billions” on Showtime as Kevin Rhoades, Paul Giamatti’s son! We can’t wait to see it!

Maya Slaughter, Naina Slaughter, Danielle Becht, and Bobby Becht (Dream Street) are featured in the Morris Township-Morris Plains Patch! Check out the article on Patch.com.

Kaylin Ponce (Dream Street) is highlighted in an article as well! Check it out on NorthJersey.com.

Emily Glick (Dream Street) was featured in the Merrick Patch! You can read her article on Patch.com.

Hayden Gelman (Dream Street) has posted a new video! Watch it below, then subscribe to her YouTube channel HERE!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Dream Street, Fun Home, Mercury Fur, Kinky Boots, Matilda, and Finding Neverland!

 

YBAN at DREAM STREET, Luca Padovan and Aidan Gemme Join CHARLIE BROWN, and more!

First, I was lucky enough to see Dream Street‘s opening night last night! The show was awesome–I saw Nicole Wildy, Ashley Lanzoni, Abigail Paige Murphy, and the Blue Cast in the rotating roles. The entire cast was great, and I am sure their counterparts in the other casts are equally talented! Get your tickets now if you’re in the NYC area on DreamStreetNYC.com! I also got to meet two of the actors from the show who are featured on our site: Alexa Valentino (Number the Stars) and Sophie Knapp (Once, A Little Princess)–you can see our pictures below. All of us at YBAN wish “broken legs” to the entire cast and crew for the rest of the run!

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Congrats to Luca Padovan (Newsies, School of Rock) and Aidan Gemme (Finding Neverland, No Man’s Land/Waiting for Godot, Mary Poppins) who have joined the You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown concert at 54 Below as Linus and Snoopy respectively! They join previously announced cast members Joshua Colley (Les Miserables, Newsies) as Charlie Brown, Milly Shapiro (Matilda) as Sally, Mavis Simpson-Ernst (A Little Princess, Evita) as Lucy, and Zachary Unger (Big Fish, Chaplin, Newsies). Get more information on TheaterMania.com.

The American Repertory Theater’s production of Waitress has officially announced that it will begin previews on Broadway in March 2016 and open in April 2016! Get more information about the show on Playbill.com.

Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn, recently performed at The Muny in St. Louis, Missouri, may be in talks to come to Broadway! It previously ran at Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut. Get more information about the rumors on BroadwayWorld.com!

And here are tons of pictures and videos from the kids of Dream Street on their opening night, as well as from the kids of Matilda and Les Miserables!

 

DREAM STREET Opening, Videos from the Kids of FUN HOME, FINDING NEVERLAND, and more!

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Happy Opening to the cast of Dream Street!

And check out BroadwayWorld’s pictures from Dream Street rehearsals HERE!

Also, YBAN’s Audrey is seeing the opening night of Dream Street tonight–stay tuned for her writeup about the show!

Congratulations to Sophie Knapp (Dream Street), who has booked a promo for Nickelodeon!

Also, Hayden Gelman (Dream Street) has joined Twitter! Follow her @haydenallie13!


Check out the video above of Casey Butler and Noah Hinsdale of Finding Neverland in the latest edition of “Backstage Games”!

Watch Oscar Williams and Sydney Lucas of Fun Home in a Frozen parody video below!

Check out this video of Swayam Bhatia (Dream Street) walking at the Auto Immune Fashion Show below!

Watch Alexa Valentino (Dream Street) sing “Everlasting” from Tuck Everlasting in the video below!

And here’s a video of Danielle Becht (Dream Street) singing the National Anthem!

And check out these pictures and videos from the kids of Dream Street, Fun Home, and The Lion King!

 

Fabi Aguirre at Birdland, FUN HOME Kids See Hamilton, and more!

Fabi Aguirre (Les Miserables) performed “Pulled” from The Addams Family at Birdland recently! Check out her performance in the video below.

The kids of Fun Home saw Hamilton recently! Check out their photos from that and other recent events, as well as other pictures from the kids of Dream Street and Les Miserables!

 

Mattea Conforti in “About Ray”, Claire Levasseur Sings “Millie” and more!

Mattea Conforti Mattea Conforti (Matilda) will co-star in the upcoming movie “About Ray”, which is about a teenager’s transition from female to male. The trailer is out now! Watch below and be sure to see the movie when it comes out September 18th.

Claire Levasseur (Dream Street) put up a video of her singing “Not For the Life Of Me” from Thoroughly Modern Millie. Watch below!


And here are more pictures from the kids of Dream Street, Fun Home, Matilda, The King and I, and Finding Neverland!

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Julian Silva to Join THE LION KING, Lots of MATILDA Kids Leaving, and more!

Julian SilvaCongratulations to Julian Silva (Les Miserables national tour), who will make his Broadway debut in The Lion King next month! Check out his celebratory pictures and find out more information in the post below:

On August 30th, 2015, Matilda will say “Happy Trails” to Grace Capeless (A Christmas Story), Alexa Shae Niziak (A Christmas Story, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), David Rosenthal, Beada Briglia, Chris Sumpter, Christian Michael Camporin, and Sofia Roma Rubino. Go see them while you can! And best wishes to all of you on an awesome last few weeks with the show!

There is now photo coverage from Ruthless!‘s performance at Broadway in Bryant Park today! Check it out on TheaterMania.com!

Just Jared Jr. has coverage from Rachel Resheff‘s (Fish in the Dark, The People in the Picture, Shrek, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins) 54 Below solo debut! Check it out on JustJaredJr.com!

Oona Laurence (Matilda) was featured in Entertainment Weekly for her new movie, “Southpaw”! Check out the article on EW.com!

There is video footage of the kids of School of Rock recording “Stick It To The Man”! Check it out on Broadway.com.

Check out more than 100 new rehearsal photos from Dream Street below!

And here are pictures from the kids of Dream Street and The King and I!

 

Athan Sporek’s Birthday, MERCURY FUR Begins Previews, and more!

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Happy Birthday to Athan Sporek (Les Miserables)! We hope you had a great day.

Mercury Fur begins previews! Break a leg, Bradley!

Jake Lucas (The King and I) and Sydney Lucas‘ (Fun Home) mom Karri was featured in Playbill.com this week! She talks about her day in the life as a mom to two child actors as well as gives advice to families with aspiring actors. Read the full article HERE.

The cast of Fun Home put their own spin on the song “Ring of Keys”! Take a look at the video below:

Eila Francis is featured on NJ.com for her role in Dream Street! Get to know the 8-year-old HERE.

And here are more pictures from the kids of Dream Street, Matilda, Three Days to See, Les Miserables, and Fun Home!