Photo Coverage of THE LION KING 20th Anniversary Celebration, SHADOWLANDS Boys Take Over BroadwayBox Instagram, and more!


Check out photo coverage from the 20th anniversary celebration of The Lion King on and! Also, watch this video of the cast performing with Elton John:

Jack McCarthy (Shadowlands, Finding Neverland) and Jacob Morrell (Shadowlands) took over the BroadwayBox Instagram for a day! Find out more on

Chloé Bryan is taking over the School of Rock Snapchat all this week! Find out more:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Once On This Island, School of Rock, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and Kinky Boots!

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FALSETTOS Cast to Perform at Barnes & Noble, Vote for Gaten Matarazzo in the Shorty Awards, and more!


Anthony Rosenthal and his Falsettos co-stars will perform at Barnes & Noble to celebrate the release of their cast album! Find out more on

Vote for Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) in the Shorty Awards HERE!

Congratulations to Gregory Diaz IV (Matilda, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown), who has joined Matilda on tour!

Cate Elefante (Waitress) chats with The Broadway Wiz about her Broadway role HERE!

Alexa Shae Niziak (Women Without Men, Matilda, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Christmas Story), as well as Godspell Cast of 2032 alum Montana Byrne, has booked a web series! Find out more:

Alumni Swayam Bhatia (Dream Street), Sofia Roma Rubino (School of Rock, Matilda), and Lilyana Cornell (Les Miserables) are part of the School of Rock promo team! Watch a recent performance here:

Watch the Broadway Matildas perform “When I Grow Up” at Matildapalooza in the video below!

Happy National Equity Swing Day! We honor all past and present Broadway kid swings, like Ellie Kim, Paul Luke Bonenfant, Ava Della Pietra, and Jason Kisare, pictured below at School of Rock!

Our founder Lindsay hung out with Rileigh McDonald (Matilda) in LA last night and had a blast! Here they are together:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, The Lion King, The Mother of Invention, Anastasia, and Kinky Boots!

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Video from “Matildapalooza,” “The Americans” to Premiere March 5th, and more!

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Watch the Broadway Matildas sing “You Matter To Me” at “Matildapalooza” on Tumblr!

“The Americans,” starring Holly Taylor (Billy Elliot), will premiere March 5th at 10/9c on FX! Get more details on

Nerghiz Sarki (Fiddler on the Roof, Dream Street) shares her Broadway story with Justice in the video below!

Over the weekend, lots of Broadway kids joined together to support PEN America! Here’s Abigail Shapiro (Liberty, How the Grinch Stole Christmas) singing the National Anthem at the event:

Here’s a clip from performing the national anthem yesterday!

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BroadwayCon will host two back-to-back Broadway Kid panels! Lineups now include Ava Briglia (Matilda), Erica Simone Barnett (Matilda), Ben Cook (Billy Elliot, Ragtime), Sophia Gennusa (Doctor Zhivago, Matilda), Heidi Gray (Annie tour), Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables), Sarah Charles Lewis (Tuck Everlasting), Jake Lucas (The King and I, Newsies), Sydney Lucas (Fun Home), Brooklyn Nelson (Matilda), Taylor Richardson (Smokefall, A Christmas Memory, Annie), Allie Trimm (Bye Bye Birdie, 13), Ava Ulloa (Matilda), and Kaci Walfall (The Lion King). Find out more:

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


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Updated YBAN Alumni Database, Taylor Richardson in “Easy Living,” and more!

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Check out our new and improved Broadway kid alumni database! With more than 600+ kids on the website since our launch in 2010, we’ve compiled a searchable database to keep up with their projects. Users can search by name and by show. If your child is not listed but is an alum of ours, contact us with the following:

  • Two headshots (one during their time on Broadway and a current one)
  • Non-theatre projects completed since their Broadway or Off-Broadway debut. These projects include film, TV, music, and commercials!

Congrats to Taylor Richardson (Annie, Smokefall, A Christmas Memory), who will appear in the film “Easy Living”! Get more details on

Nerghiz Sarki (Fiddler on the Roof, Dream Street) has booked a role on “Super Wings”! Find out more:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Matilda, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Waitress, On Your Feet, and Falsettos!

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Sydney Lucas Departs FUN HOME, Fabi Aguirre Departs LES MISERABLES for ON YOUR FEET, and more!


Happy Trails to Sydney Lucas, who played her last performance today as Small Alison in Fun Home, after three years, one Tony nomination, one Obie Award, and so much more with the show! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Sydney! Check out special features on and chronicling Sydney’s journey with Fun Home!

Happy Trails to Fabi Aguirre, who played her last performance as Little Cosette in Les Miserables today! (She also played Young Eponine at some shows.) Next up for Fabi is the original Broadway cast of On Your Feet as the standby for Young Gloria! We can’t wait!

Congratulations to Avey Noble, who has been cast in this year’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular! Check out the Facebook post below for more information:

Congratulations to Timothy TV Cao (Matilda), who will guest star on “Limitless”! We can’t wait to see it, Timothy! Get more information below:

Indianapolis Monthly did a Q&A with Ethan Halford Holder (The King and I)! Check it out HERE.

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


TUCK EVERLASTING Heading to Broadway, PAINTED ROCKS Extended, and more!

Tuck EverlastingTuck Everlasting is officially heading to Broadway! The show will open on April 17, 2016 at a Shubert-owned theatre. No casting for the Broadway run has been announced. We’ll keep you posted!

The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek has extended again! The show will run through June 14th at Signature Theatre Company.

Sydney Lucas along with her Fun Home co-stars Emily Skeggs and Beth Malone spoke with Hollywood Reporter about Fun Home‘s development. Read it at

Jake Katzman (Kinky Boots) has posted his May and June performance schedule. Take a look at his FB fan page!

Bailey Ryon (Matilda) will run another Matilda workshop with A Class Act NY on June 27th! Also scheduled to appear is an agent from Frontier Booking International. More details at A Class Act NY’s fan page!

Another song from Songs of Our Youth (feat. Sam Poon of King and I, Jibreel Mawry of Motown, and more) is online! Take a look at Sam Poon’s FB fan page.

Douglas Baldeo is back in Kinky Boots! We’re not sure for how long. We’ll update you later. Welcome back, Douglas!

And here are more pictures from the kids of Fun Home, The King and I, Matilda, and The Lion King!

K’Lynn Jackman (The Lion King) in dance class!

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KING AND I on Live with Kelly and Michael, PAINTED ROCKS Opens, and more!

The kids of The King and I appeared on Live with Kelly and Michael this morning to perform “Getting to Know You”! You can find the video above.

The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek opened last night! You can view photo coverage at and We also added review quotes to our Painted Rocks page. Take a look!

Brooklyn Shuck (Matilda) will depart the company of Matilda the week of May 19th to perform in “Beaches” at Drury Lane Theater in Chicago. No word on her exact performance date. We reported earlier that her final date would be May 24th but we’re not sure now!

The stars of Fun Home, Finding Neverland, Kinky Boots, Les Miserables, The Lion King, and Matilda (with an additional appearance from The Audience) will appear at Stars in the Alley on May 27th at 10:30am-12:30pm in Shubert Alley! We don’t know which stars will appear, but we’ll keep you posted! More details at

The Shapiro Sisters are heading back to 54 Below on May 27th! They are premiering their new show “Life Would Be Better If It Were A Musical”. Use the code SHAPIRO35 to get 35$ off your main dining room cover charge. Purchase your tickets at!

And here are more pictures from the kids of The Lion King, Matilda, The Audience, Fun Home, and The King and I!

ON YOUR FEET Casting, The Lucas Kids in the Hollywood Reporter, and more!

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Casting for On Your Feet has been announced! Young actors Noah Johnston and Alexandria Suarez will portray Little Emilio and Little Gloria, respectively, with Olivia Coronel as the standby for Little Gloria. Casting for the Little Emilio standby is TBA. You can find the full casting announcement at Congratulations, guys!

Jake Lucas (The King and I) and Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) were interviewed by the Hollywood Reporter on their family, respective careers, and more. Read it HERE! Speaking of Sydney, she had a special birthday wish for, which you can check out below!

The King and I kids were featured in a couple videos recently! One is with Iain of “Iain Loves Theatre” and the other with (that starts at 3:07). The is below and the “Iain Loves Theatre” video can be found at Lincoln Center Theater’s FB fan page.

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Video highlights (and interviews) from The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek are now online. You can watch it at Signature Theatre Company’s FB fan page.

Lilla Crawford (Into the Woods, Annie) sang “I Know Things Now” for “Seth Speaks” this week. Watch the video below!

You have one more day to vote for our featured shows in the Audience Choice Awards!

And here are more pictures from the kids of Doctor Zhivago, On Your Feet, Matilda, Fun Home, Iowa, and The Audience!

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Opens, PAINTED ROCKS’ 1st Preview, and more!


Tonight, Doctor Zhivago opens on Broadway! Ava-Riley, Jonah, Sophia, and Ashley – congratulations and happy opening!

The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek begins previews tonight at the Signature Theatre. Break a leg, Caleb! Rehearsal pictures from the production are now on the Signature Theatre Company FB fan page.

Mia Sinclair Jenness (Les Miserables) will play Matilda in the Matilda national tour! She is joined by Luke Kolbe Mannikus (Matilda) and Kaci Walfall (The Lion King) and many other talented kids! We will be covering the national tour of Matilda over at our sister site Kids on Tour. Please be sure to follow at, the KOT FB page and KOT Twitter page.

We’ve added a bio for Gabriella Pizzolo and (amazing!) review quotes for Sydney Lucas, Zell Steel Morrow, and Oscar Williams over at our Fun Home page! We’ve also added review quotes to our Iowa page. Check it out!

Video highlights from Iowa and Fun Home are now online! Take a look at the video reels below:

#IowaPH TrailerBecca is moving to Ohio. Wait, no — Iowa. But nothing can quite prepare her for what she finds when she gets there. Next stop: #IowaPH, a musical play unlike any you’ve ever experienced →

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Sydney Lucas was interviewed on opening night of Fun Home by Watch the video below!

Kolette Tetlow (Iowa) sang “I Am A Hawk” from Iowa for Watch below! was at the King and I Gypsy Robe ceremony right before opening night! Check out their pictures at

And here are more pictures from the kids of New York Spring Spectacular and The King and I!

PAINTED ROCKS… Extends, K’Lynn Jackman Interviews, and more!


The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek has extended! Catch the production through June 7th. It begins previews later this month.

K’Lynn Jackman (The Lion King) did a couple interviews lately – one for TV and one for radio! Take a look at her TV interview HERE and pictures from her radio interview HERE. She also posted a new video to her YouTube channel, which you can watch below:

Make sure to get your tickets for Cabaret for a Cause in NYC (April 27th) or LA (June 1st)! We will be at the June 1st. Don’t miss a great evening to benefit charity! Purchase your tickets at

Jake Lucas (The King and I) was featured on for playing Kelli O’Hara’s son in THREE different productions! Check out the full article HERE.

Missed Sadie Sink‘s (The Audience, Annie) new series premiere “American Odyssey”? Watch it below on Hulu:

And here are pictures from the kids of Fun Home, Matilda, and New York Spring Spectacular!