Congratulations to Sarah Charles Lewis, who will transfer to Broadway with the company of Tuck Everlasting as Winnie Foster! It will be Sarah’s Broadway debut. Get more information on Playbill.com!
Sydney Lucas will play her final performance as Small Alison in Fun Home on October 4th! Gabriella Pizzolo (Matilda), currently the understudy for John, Christian, and Small Alison, will take over the role of Small Alison beginning October 6th! Congrats to Gabriella, and we can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Sydney! Get more information on TheaterMania.com.
Congrats to Swayam Bhatia (Dream Street), who filmed a new commercial for Uplift Humanity 2015 recently, to raise awareness for juvenile recidivism in India! The commercial will be on Zee TV and Colors TV in November! Check out this picture of Swayam on set:
“Jack of the Red Hearts,” featuring Taylor Richardson (Annie, A Christmas Memory) and Sophia Anne Caruso (The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!), is screening in Jersey City next week! Get more information in the Facebook post below:
Congratulations to Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita, A Little Princess), who will reprise her role of Marina in AZAIO, the original Italian opera she was a part of in Italy last summer, in Philadelphia next month! Check out Mavis’s Facebook post below for more information:
“Southpaw,” featuring Oona Laurence (Matilda), is coming to DVD, Blu-ray, and On Demand on October 27th, and to Digital HD on October 16th! Get more information on GoWatchIt.com.
And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Matilda, Les Miserables, Fun Home, The King and I, and Kinky Boots!
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!
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!
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!
Congratulations 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!
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!
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