Photo Coverage from WAITRESS’s First Anniversary Celebration, THE LION KING to Hold Open Call in Los Angeles, and more!

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Check out pictures from the 1-year anniversary celebration at Waitress on Playbill.com!

The Lion King is holding an open call in Los Angeles, CA, this weekend! Get more information on Playbill.com.

The Drama Desk Award nominations were announced today! Check out the full list of nominees, with our featured shows’ nominations highlighted, HERE.

Watch the new trailer for the next American Girl movie, starring Zoe Manarel (Matilda, A Little Princess) below or on ETOnline.com!

There’s just ten more days until Tunes in Times Square! See Diego Lucano (School of Rock) and many others perform!


Paul Luke Bonenfant (School of Rock) now has a vlog! Watch the first episode:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, On Your Feet, The Lion King, Anastasia, Amelie, School of Rock, Kinky Boots, and Miss Saigon!

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YBAN at The King and I Tour in LA, Pictures from WAITRESS, and more!

YBAN’s Lindsay saw the national tour of The King and I in Los Angeles last night, featuring alumni Graham Montgomery (Kinky Boots), Tony Marin (The King and I), Amaya Braganza (The King and I, Annie), and Adriana Braganza (The King and I)! Great job, everyone! Check out Lindsay’s photos below:

And here are pictures from the kids of Waitress, Matilda, School of Rock, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Kinky Boots, and The Lion King!

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RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Cast Announcements, Alumni Join HAIRSPRAY LIVE, and more!

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Four new cast members for this year’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular have been announced! Congratulations to Tyler Hentz, who will play Patrick, and to Hayden Bercy, Finn Douglas, and Landon Maas, who will all play Ben. Check out a picture of Hayden and Finn below, and watch a video of Landon reacting to finding out he booked Ben HERE!

Former Broadway kids Riley Costello (Everyday Rapture, Bye Bye Birdie, 13) and Heather Tepe (Billy Elliot, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Gypsy) have joined the ensemble of Hairspray Live! Find out more about the cast on Playbill.com.

Congratulations to Nerghiz Sarki (Dream Street), who makes her Broadway debut as Bielke in Fiddler on the Roof! Here she is with her onstage dad Danny Burstein:

Check out video from auditions for the roles of Ben and Patrick in Radio City Christmas Spectacular below–if you look closely, you can catch a bunch of our alumni!

Josiah Jacoby (Dream Street) performed for Vice President Joe Biden, Katie Couric, Bono, and Michael Bloomberg last night at an event with Broadway Youth Ensemble!

“Wishful Whiskers,” a new film featuring Sophie Knapp (Once, Dream Street, A Little Princess), needs your help! Find out more:

And here are videos from the kids of Cabaret for a Cause, School of Rock, and Hairspray Live!





FALSETTOS and A DAY BY THE SEA Casting, ANASTASIA Coming to Broadway April 2017, and more!

Congratulations to Anthony Rosenthal (Newsies tour), who will make his Broadway debut in Falsettos! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Congratulations to Kylie McVey and Athan Sporek (Les Miserables), who have joined the cast of A Day By the Sea at the Mint Theater Company! Find out more on MintTheater.org.

Anastasia will open on Broadway in April 2017! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

Hayden Wall (School of Rock, Soul Doctor) appeared on “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” over the weekend! Watch below:

Matilda, Motown, Finding Neverland, Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables, Waitress, Kinky Boots, Fun Home, and Ruthless! will perform at Broadway in Bryant Park this summer! Get more details on Playbill.com.

The cast of Fun Home celebrated Pride over the weekend! Check out photos on Playbill.com.

Congratulations to the kids who performed in Broadway Kids for Orlando! Our alumni who participated include Ripley Sobo (Runaways, Matilda, Once), Frenie Acoba (Runaways, Matilda), Zachary Brod (Dream Street, On A Stool At The End of a Bar), Taylor Caldwell (Runaways, School of Rock), Maddox Elliot (Dream Street), Tori Feinstein (Matilda, How the Grinch Stole Christmas), Luka Kain (South Pacific), Marquise Neal (Dream Street, Kinky Boots), Kara Oates (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot), William Poon (The King and I), Sam Poon (Runaways, The King and I, Macbeth), Rachel Resheff (Fish in the Dark, The People in the Picture, Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, Shrek), Brooklyn Shuck (Les Miserables, Tuck Everlasting, Matilda, Annie), and Chris Sumpter (Runaways, Matilda).

Tre Jones (The Lion King) does the Trillionaire Tag in the video below:

Tonight was Kids of the Arts’ Love is Love event at the Triad! It featured YBAN alumni Neil McCaffrey (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, Bye Bye Birdie), Frenie Acoba (Runaways, Matilda), Taylor Caldwell (Runaways, School of Rock), Olivia Chun (The King and I), Elizabeth Crawford (Tuck Everlasting), Meg Donnelly (The Sound of Music LIVE), Adam Dorfman (A Little Princess), Christie Kim (The King and I), Sophie Knapp (Dream Street, Once, A Little Princess), David Gabriel Lerner (Mary Poppins), Tori Murray (Ruthless!), Marquise Neal (Dream Street, Kinky Boots), Michael Nigro (The Sound of Music LIVE), Devynn Pedell (Mary Poppins), Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King), Sadie Seelert (A Little Princess), Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story), Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess), Ava Ulloa (Matilda), Violet Young (Number the Stars), and Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home, A Little Princess), who will make a special appearance to sing “Ring of Keys.” Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Watch the trailer for “The New Edition Story,” featuring Jahi Diallo Winston (The Lion King) and Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek), on Bet.com!

Tori Murray (Ruthless!) returns to 54 Below on July 14th! Find out more on 54Below.com.

Get your tickets for Cabaret for a Cause, which will feature alumni Nia Sioux (Trip of Love), Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home, A Little Princess), Ava Briglia (Matilda), Beada Briglia (Matilda), Lilyana Cornell (Les Miserables), Ava DeMary (Matilda, Billy Elliot, Evita), Cole Alex Edelstein (Matilda), Maya Grace Fischbein (Fun Home), Sophia Gennusa (Doctor Zhivago, Matilda), Abbey Rose Gould (A Little Princess), Evan Gray (Matilda), Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables), Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda), Zell Steele Morrow (Fun Home), Brooklyn Nelson (Matilda), Taylor Richardson (Smokefall, Annie, A Christmas Memory), David Rosenthal (Matilda), Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess), Mckayla Twiggs (Les Miserables, Once), and Corinne Wilson (School of Rock). Find out more in the Facebook post below:

And here are pictures from the kids of Broadway Kids for Orlando, Fiddler on the Roof, The King and I, On Your Feet, New York Spectacular, The Lion King, A Day By the Sea, Fun Home, and School of Rock!






Fabi Aguirre’s Birthday, THE KING AND I and YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN Close, and more!

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Happy belated birthday to Fabi Aguirre (On Your Feet, Les Miserables)! We hope you had a great day, Fabi!

Happy trails to the companies of The King and I and You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, which both finished their runs today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you.

In case you missed it, check out complete coverage from opening night of New York Spectacular on Playbill.com and Broadway.com, and BroadwayWorld’s Part One and Part Two!

The livestream of She Loves Me will be available for up to one week after the event! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Maya Grace Fischbein will perform the role of Christian in Fun Home July 1-3! Go see her in the show, and find out more in her post:


Here’s a clip from Ruthless!

And here are pictures from the kids of School of Rock, The King and I, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Liberty, Les Miserables, Matilda, She Loves Me, and Waitress!







LIBERTY First Preview, Niles Fitch on “Mistresses” Tonight, and more!

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First, we wanted to wish our founder Lindsay a very happy birthday! We hope you had a great day, Lindsay!

Happy first preview to Liberty! We are wishing “broken legs” to Abigail Shapiro and the company for tonight!

Tonight, Niles Fitch (The Lion King) is back on “Mistresses” at 10:00pm! Get more details HERE.

Congratulations to the companies of She Loves Me, Fiddler on the Roof, Waitress, and The Crucible, which all won Drama Desk Awards! Check out the full list of nominees and winners on TheaterMania.com.

Evie Dolan (School of Rock) is featured in The Broadsheet! Read the article HERE.

The King and I has announced a closing date of June 26th. Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Fiddler on the Roof, Dream Street, New York Spectacular, Waitress, School of Rock, and Matilda!









CHARLIE BROWN Cast Album Available for Pre-Order, Jake Katzman in “Into the Wild” Reading, and more!

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You can pre-order the You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown cast album now! Get more information on BroadwayRecords.com.

Congratulations to Jake Katzman (Kinky Boots), who will take part in an upcoming reading of Into the Wild! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Here’s video of the cast of Fiddler on the Roof performing at Stars in the Alley on Friday!

YBAN’s Lindsay saw The King and I recently and loved it! Check out her pictures below:

Watch Jenna Ortega (New York Spectacular) talk with Pix11 about her show below or on Pix11.com!

Check out video from the You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown afterparty HERE!

See Joshua Colley (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Les Miserables, Newsies) and Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess) on NY1 HERE!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Tuck Everlasting, Charlie Brown, Matilda, Fun Home, She Loves Me, and School of Rock!



















CHARLIE BROWN News, YBAN at THE KING AND I, and more!

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There has been a ton of news about You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown! First, check out opening night pictures on BroadwayWorld.com and TheaterMania.com. Also, the Charlie Brown kids did a Q&A with TheaterMania–read it HERE. Finally, Charlie Brown will get a cast recording! Get more information about that on TheaterMania.com.

YBAN’s founder Lindsay is seeing The King and I tonight! Here’s her picture from it so far:

Watch the finale of the Tuck Everlasting vlog “Forever 17” on Broadway.com!

Performers from our featured shows She Loves Me, Matilda, On Your Feet, Tuck Everlasting, and Fun Home, as well as many other Broadway shows, will perform at Stars in the Alley this Friday! Get more information on Playbill.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Charlie Brown, School of Rock, and Fun Home!










TUCK EVERLASTING Closing; YBAN at FUN HOME, LES MIS, and CHARLIE BROWN; and more!

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We hope the company of Tuck Everlasting had a great closing show today! Congrats on a great run, and we can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you!

YBAN’s founder Lindsay saw Fun Home and Les Miserables today, and You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown yesterday! She had a great time–here are some pictures!

Lindsay also met Casey Butler (Finding Neverland)! Here they are together:

Here’s Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) playing “Slight Return” at a New York Knicks game!

Watch Sophia Anne Caruso (Runaways, Lazarus, The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!) cover “Songbird” in the video below!

The kids of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown talked to Times Square Chronicle about their show! Read the article HERE.

Jeremy Shinder (Runaways, A Christmas Story) appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” recently! Watch below:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Matilda, Finding Neverland, The King and I, Tuck Everlasting, School of Rock, Les Miserables, New York Spectacular, Waitress, and Fun Home!








KING AND I Kids Welcome Their Co-Stars, Alumni Hit the Stage and Screen, and more!

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The kids of The King and I welcomed their new stars Daniel Dae Kim and Marin Mazzie with a party! Check out pictures from TheatreMania.com.

Our alumni are staying busy! Bailey Ryon (Matilda) is now starring as Mary in The Secret Garden at Arden Theatre in Philadelphia through June 19th. To get more info, go to Philly.com. And Grayson Taylor (Mothers and Sons, New York Spring Spectacular) guest starred on Inside Amy Schumer this week in a sketch parodying “The Knick”. He is wearing black facial hair and a stethescope. Watch below! (P.S.: Do not watch if you are squeamish!)

 

 

And here are more pictures and video from the kids of Tuck Everlasting, School of Rock, Kinky Boots, Ruthless!, and Matilda!