FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE Opening Night, Alumni in ELF Tours, and more!


Happy opening to Carly Tamer and the company of First Daughter Suite! Congrats and have fun tonight!

Congratulations to Nicky Torchia (Kinky Boots) and Joshua Colley (Les Miserables, Newsies), who have both been cast in Elf tours this year! Nicky has joined the West Coast company as Michael, which you can find out more about HERE. Joshua will play Michael in the tour that comes through NYC’s Madison Square Garden in December! Get more information about that tour on

The new name for this year’s Radio City Spring Spectacular has been announced! It will be renamed the Rockettes New York Spectacular! Get more information on

Reminder: the Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret, featuring Broadway kids Grace Capeless (The Lion King, Matilda, A Christmas Story), Bonale Fambrini (The King and I), Akira Golz (Matilda), Sydney Lucas (Fun Home), Jake Lucas (The King and I, Newsies), and Alexandria Suarez (On Your Feet), is on November 9th! Get more information on

The full lineup of the first Heart to Heart concert with Kids of the Arts at 54 Below has been announced! Congrats to all the kids in the show–we know it will be a great event! Find out who they are below:

Emma Howard (Matilda, Violet) and Jaidyn Young (Annie) will perform at 54 Below together in March 2016! Get more information below:

See Fina Strazza (Matilda) and Brooklyn Shuck (Matilda, Annie) hang out with Susan Blackwell at the Broadway Flea Market in a video on!

Catch Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita, A Little Princess) in Azaio in Philadelphia this weekend! Get tickets HERE. And here’s a picture of Mavis performing in the show:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Kinky Boots, Matilda, and Fun Home!


Fina Strazza in “A Christmas Melody,” SHOW BOAT Video, and more!

Congratulations to Fina Strazza (Matilda), who will co-star in “A Christmas Melody,” an upcoming Hallmark movie, with Mariah Carey and others! Get more information on!

In case you missed watching Show Boat, featuring Peyton Ella (The Sound of Music LIVE, A Little Princess), on PBS the other night, you can watch it online on!

Jake Lucas (The King and I), Sydney Lucas (Fun Home), and Oscar Williams (Fun Home) saw Allegiance recently! Find out more and see pictures on

And here are pictures from the kids of The Lion King, School of Rock, Kinky Boots, and The King and I!


THE GRAY MAN Closes, Sydney Lucas Interview, and more!


Happy Trails to the company of The Gray Man, including Tahlia Ellie! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Tahlia!

Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) was recently interviewed by Amy Poehler! Read the interview HERE.

YBAN’s Facebook page is now only 2 likes away from 1,000!! If you haven’t shared the page yet, please do! You can check it out HERE!

Congratulations to Josiah Jacoby (Dream Street), who just finished performing in God Lives In Glass! Here he is with the show’s playwright, as well as Charlie Jones (Beauty and the Beast international tour)!

And here are pictures from the kids of The Lion King, Kinky Boots, School of Rock, Fun Home, Matilda, and Finding Neverland!


BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES First Preview, CABARET FOR A CAUSE Lineup, and more!


We are wishing a great first preview to the company of Before Your Very Eyes tonight!

Check out the recently announced lineup for Cabaret for a Cause‘s two November 29th shows!

Check out more photo coverage from Emerson Steele‘s (Violet) 54 Below solo show on!

Pre-order the cast album of School of Rock now on iTunes!

See if you can spot Hayley Feinstein (A Little Princess) at the end of this clip from Fiddler on the Roof rehearsals! (You can also watch the video on

Here’s video of Brooklyn Shuck (Matilda, Annie), Sydney Shuck (Annie tour), and Raleigh Shuck (How the Grinch Stole Christmas! tour) singing “Cowboy Take Me Away” by the Dixie Chicks at Broadway Does Country!

Check out these new promo videos from School of Rock!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, On Your Feet, Kinky Boots, School of Rock, Fun Home, and Matilda!


SHOW BOAT on PBS Tonight, SCHOOL OF ROCK Today Show Performance Video, and more!

Peyton Ella

Show Boat, featuring Peyton Ella (The Sound of Music LIVE, A Little Princess), was part of Live at Lincoln Center on PBS tonight starting at 9:00 pm! Did you watch or record?

Watch School of Rock‘s performance from the Today Show this morning on or!

Watch this interview with the creators of Before Your Very Eyes, featuring new photoshoot pictures of the cast!

Check out photo coverage from Emerson Steele‘s (Violet) 54 Below solo show on!

Here is Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) singing “Ring of Keys” at the Out & Equal Summit!

Check out this YouTube web series filmed, written, directed by, and starring Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars) and Leah Stratigos!

An upcoming Broadway production is seeking a girl to play 12 years old! Get more details on

Chloe Wheeler (Dream Street) and Emily Glick (Dream Street) will both take part in the teen/tween-written show “Reddi High” this December! Chloe was also one of the show’s writers. Check out the show’s website HERE!

“Southpaw,” featuring Oona Laurence (Matilda), is now available on Digital HD!

“Bridge of Spies,” featuring Jillian Lebling (Once), Victoria Leigh (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), and Hayley Feinstein (Fiddler on the Roof, A Little Princess), is out in theaters! Congrats to Jillian, Victoria, Hayley, and the cast!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Violet, The Lion King, Fun Home, Dream Street, and Matilda!

SCHOOL OF ROCK Kids on the Today Show, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Press, and more!


Tune in to the Today Show tomorrow between 8:00 and 9:00 am to catch the kids of School of Rock!

Check out an article about Fiddler on the Roof on!

Vote for Iain Armitage (@IainLovesTheatre on social media), a young theatre enthusiast and critic, for YouTube Star in the People’s Choice Awards!

Chloe Wheeler (Dream Street) has written a musical with other kids called “Reddi High”! It premieres in New York City this December. Get more details in the video below:

Christie Kim was featured on The King and I‘s Twitter, talking about seeing the movie of The King and I!

And here are pictures from the kids of Fiddler on the Roof, The Gray Man, Violet, School of Rock, Fun Home, The Lion King, Les Miserables, Matilda, Lazarus, On Your Feet, and Finding Neverland!


Presley Ryan Makes Official Broadway Debut, Support Alexa Valentino’s Newest Project, and more!


Congratulations to Presley Ryan (The Sound of Music LIVE, A Little Princess), who officially makes her Broadway debut this week in Fun Home! Presley understudies the roles of Small Alison, John, and Christian.

Alexa Valentino‘s (Number the Stars, Dream Street) newest project, a short film called “Uncle Gareth,” is on Kickstarter! Please support it HERE!

Emerson Steele (Violet) had her 54 Below solo show tonight! Did you see the show? Find out more information about the show and the guest stars on

Congratulations to Anthony Pierini (Mary Poppins, Big Fish), who will guest star on “Royal Pains”!

The kids of A Christmas Story‘s Broadway cast are reuniting for a concert at 54 Below, and it’s coming up soon! Get tickets and more information on!

Get more details on the upcoming Carols for a Cure CD on!

Watch the brand new 360 music video from School of Rock and the behind-the-scenes video for it below!

Katherine McNamara‘s (A Little Night Music) new show “Shadowhunters” premieres on ABC Family/Freeform on January 12th at 9/8c! Katherine plays the role of Clary in the show. Get more information and watch sneak peeks on!

Check out this special video feature on Julian Silva (The Lion King), courtesy of AMTC!

And here are pictures from the kids of School of Rock, Fun Home, and The King and I!


Emerson Steele’s 54 Below Show TOMORROW, Gabriella Pizzolo and Eli Tokash in THE SECRET GARDEN, and more!

Emerson Steele‘s (Violet) 54 Below solo show is tomorrow night! It features lots of Broadway kids and adults in addition to Emerson! You can use the code EMSTEELE25 for 25% off your tickets–get them now at!

Gabriella Pizzolo (Fun Home, Matilda) and Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin) have joined the cast of the upcoming production of The Secret Garden, which is a one-night-only performance to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York and Western New York. Gabriella will play Mary Lennox and Eli will play Colin Craven. Congrats! Get more information on

Congratulations to Sam Poon (The King and I, Macbeth), who has booked a feature film called Crazy Famous! Check out the film’s IMDb page HERE, and check out a picture of Sam on set below:

Cabaret for a Cause is back in NYC on November 29th! Check out the Facebook post below for more information!

Watch last week’s episode of “Gotham,” featuring Dante Melucci (School of Rock), on!

Lions On The Moon, a band featuring Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock), has a new album out! Check out the Facebook post below to find out how to get it on iTunes or Amazon!

Victoria Leigh (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) will guest star on the November 4th episode of “Law and Order: SVU”! Congrats, Victoria! Get more information on

The rights for youth productions to stage School of Rock are coming very soon! Get more information on

And here are pictures from the kids of Matilda, The Lion King, School of Rock, On Your Feet, and Finding Neverland!


Playbill Features Lilla and Savvy Crawford, Discount Ticket Offer for SCHOOL OF ROCK, and more!

Lilla Crawford (Annie, Billy Elliot) and Savvy Crawford (A Little Princess) were featured on, talking about their relationship as sisters and actresses, and about Savvy’s current show, Amélie, in which she plays Young Amélie! Read the article HERE.

Check out this special discounted ticket offer for School of Rock!

Here’s video of Gabriella Pizzolo (Fun Home) singing “Ring of Keys” back at Broadway Stands Up For Freedom!

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


Jorge Vega in RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, Taylor Richardson Joins “Bijou and the ‘Bots,” and more!

Jorge Vega

Congratulations to Jorge Vega, who will make his New York City debut as Ben in this year’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular after appearing in the show’s tour for two years!

Taylor Richardson (Annie, A Christmas Memory) has joined the cast of the reading of “Bijou and the ‘Bots”! She will play the title character, Bijou. Congrats, Taylor! Get more information below:


Jeremy T. Villas (Kinky Boots) will perform at “A Simple Song for a Simple Wish” on November 16th! Full lineup to be announced. Get more information here:

Lazarus at New York Theatre Workshop, featuring Sophia Anne Caruso (The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!) and former Broadway kid Brynn Williams, has extended before even beginning previews! Congrats to the whole cast! Get more information on

Joshua Colley (Les Miserables, Newsies) will perform with Breathless on Broadway on October 19th to raise money for pulmonary hypertension awareness! Watch him performing back at the Easter Bonnet Competition with John Rapson in the video below!

Youngest Jean Valjean Ever in Broadway's Les Miserables – Easter Bonnet 2015 from Broadway Cares on Vimeo.

School of Rock did a ton of new Q&A videos with the kids! Watch them give their best rock stance, talk about their pre-show rituals, and more!

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