Happy Trails to Athan Sporek and Sam Poon, Isabela Moner to Release Album, and more!

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Happy Trails to Athan Sporek, who ended his run as Gavroche in Les Miserables today, and to Sam Poon, who ended his run as a swing in The King and I today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for both of you!

Congratulations to Isabela Moner (Evita), who is releasing an album called Stopping Time on September 18th! You can pre-order your copy HERE.

Olivia Chun, Christie Kim, and Ethan Halford Holder of The King and I were interviewed for Lincoln Center Theater’s blog! Check out the article on LCT.org.

Congratulations to Timothy TV Cao (Matilda), who has booked a television pilot!

Here is a video of Gabriella Pizzolo (Fun Home, Matilda) performing the National Anthem at the recent Giants/Jets game!

Check out these rehearsal pictures from Lyrics for Life, featuring kids from Dream Street, Matilda, The Sound of Music LIVE, and more–and YBAN’s Emily Lang!

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

 

Sean Reda and Analise Scarpaci Record Voiceovers, Backstage Pictures from FINDING NEVERLAND, and more!

Congratulations to Sean Reda (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) and Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story), who both booked new voiceover projects!

Check out backstage pictures from Finding Neverland, featuring some of the boys in the show, on Broadway.com!

Check out the Facebook post below to get more information about Cabaret for a Cause at this year’s Broadway Flea Market!

Here is a video from Kinky Boots‘s 1,000th performance celebration!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Fun Home, Number the Stars, Kinky Boots, The King and I, and Finding Neverland!



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Marcus D’Angelo’s Birthday, BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES Casting, and more!

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Happy birthday to Marcus D’Angelo (Les Miserables, Matilda)! We hope you had a great day!

Before Your Very Eyes is an all-kids production coming Off-Broadway at the Public Theatre this fall! Initial casting includes Matthew Quirk, Maeve Press, and Meghan Chang! Congrats! More casting to be announced.

Congratulations to Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story) and Sean Reda (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) on their new voiceover projects!

Congrats to Madison Zamor (Dream Street, Radio City Christmas Spectacular), who sang “America the Beautiful” at the U.S. Open! We will have video soon.

Congratulations also to Gabriella Pizzolo (Fun Home, Matilda), who sang the National Anthem at the Giants/Jets game! Check out a picture of her during the performance below:

The upcoming Broadway revival of Falsettos has been pushed back to the 2016-2017 season! Get more information on Broadway.com.

Lots of Broadway kids from The King and I, Matilda, and more will be helping out at the Cabaret for a Cause table at Broadway Flea Market! Get more information HERE.

Jake Katzman will take a brief leave of absence from Kinky Boots to work on another project after September 6th!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Fun Home, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Les Miserables, The King and I, Matilda, and Kinky Boots!



 

Aidan Gemme Leaves FINDING NEVERLAND, Broadway Kids Join ‘Wunderkind,’ and more!

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Happy Trails to Aidan Gemme, who played his final performance in Finding Neverland today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you!

Congrats to Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita, A Little Princess), Chris Sumpter (Matilda), and Ashton Woerz (Pippin, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), who have joined the final performance of Tim Realbuto’s ‘Wunderkind’! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

The lineup for Lyrics for Life now includes kids from Matilda, Once, and more–including YBAN staff members Audrey Lang and Emily Lang! Get more details HERE.

Fences is getting a film adaptation! Find out more on Playbill.com.

In case you missed it, here is Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) in the hilarious Broadway Draft video!

Check out the boys of Newsies performing “Old Friends” at the Newsies reunion concert at 54 Below!

Check out this new promo video for The Gray Man, featuring Tahlia Ellie!

The kids of Les Miserables appear in the latest vlog from Samantha Hill, the show’s Cosette. Watch below!

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

 

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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