AMELIE Opening Night, YBAN Kids and Alumni at “Speech & Debate” Premiere, and more!

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Happy opening and break a leg to the company of Amelie!

Head over to our Instagram @YoungBwayNews for pictures of some of our alumni and current Broadway kids at the premiere of the film of “Speech & Debate,” or check them out below!


Watch a cover of “Something Just Like That” from Paul Luke Bonenfant (School of Rock) below:

Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) and Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) will appear on Lip Sync Battle with their “Stranger Things” co-stars! Find out more:


Here’s a picture of alum Austyn Johnson (Matilda, Dream Street) on the set of “The Greatest Showman”!

Check out pictures of the cast of Waitress as Sara Bareilles took her first bow on Playbill.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Miss Saigon, Sunday in the Park with George, School of Rock, On Your Feet, and Waitress!


THE MOTHER OF INVENTION Closes, THE WONDER YEARS Will Have Developmental Lab, and more!

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Congratulations to the company of The Mother of Invention at Abingdon Theatre Company on a great run!

In case you missed it, The Wonder Years will get a developmental lab! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

“Easy Living,” a film starring Taylor Richardson (Smokefall, A Christmas Memory, Annie), will premiere at the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) in March! Find out more on the film’s website.

Catch former Broadway kid Laurissa Romain (South Pacific) at The Bitter End on March 5th! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

Listen to “Symphony,” a new song by Paul Luke Bonenfant (School of Rock) below!

Check out this picture of Rachel Arianna (Number the Stars) in the recording studio with Debbie Gibson!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Matilda, The Mother of Invention, On Your Feet, Waitress, School of Rock, and Sunday in the Park with George!

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SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Opens, NEWSIES to Return to Theaters March 4th, and more!

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Break a leg to Mattea Marie Conforti (Matilda) and the company of Sunday in the Park with George on their opening night tonight!

The film of Newsies will return to theaters one more time on March 4th! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Christopher Convery (Kinky Boots) has a new website from Stage Door Designs! Check it out HERE.

Check out pictures of the company of Everybody on their opening night on Broadway.com!

There are pictures from opening night of If I Forget on TheaterMania.com!

Here’s a hint about our next alumni interviewee: they switched their mode of transportation from scooter to unicorn! Any guesses? Only one more day until the interview is released!

Get a sneak peek at the cast of Anastasia in rehearsals on Broadway.com! Also, check out photo coverage from the show’s press event yesterday, also on Broadway.com.

Playbill takes you behind the scenes at School of Rock via Snapchat! Find out more HERE.

Professional Performing Arts School’s upcoming Mainstage production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying features lots of talented teens, including some of our alumni! The show runs March 29th to April 1st at Park West Theater in New York City. Be sure to check out the Dear Evan Hansen prize pack that you can win, including tickets, a backstage tour, and more! YBAN and KOT alumni in the cast include Madison Mullahey (Shrek tour, Mary Poppins tour), Erica Simone Barnett (Matilda), Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda), Drew Minard (Billy Elliot tour), Kara Oates (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot), Eden Duncan-Smith (The Lion King, Fences), Christian Dell’Edera (A Christmas Story tour), Brionna Trilling (Billy Elliot tour), Christina Jimenez (Runaways), and Maxwell Cabral (Runaways). Get more details about the show on PPASMainstage.com or in the Facebook post below:

Here’s the full video of the Annie segment from Inside Edition!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock and On Your Feet!

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IF I FORGET Opens at Roundabout Theatre Company, Athan Sporek Joins “Butterbean’s Cafe,” and more!

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Happy opening to Seth Michael Steinberg and the company of If I Forget at Roundabout Theatre Company! Break legs!

Athan Sporek (A Bronx Tale, A Day by the Sea, Les Miserables) has joined Nick Jr.’s “Butterbean’s Cafe”! Find out more HERE.

Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) will perform two shows at Blue Note Jazz Club! Get more details on BlueNote.net.

Get your first look at Sunday in the Park with George on Broadway.com!

Check out pictures from press day at Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Broadway.com and TheaterMania.com!

Take a look at pictures from opening night of Everybody on TheaterMania.com!

Evie Dolan (School of Rock) and Rozi Baker (Shrek, Mary Poppins, Bonnie & Clyde) will join Drew Gasparini at 54 Below on March 20th! Get more details on 54Below.com.

There’s only two more days until our newest Broadway Kid alumni interview!

Get a sneak peek at Inside Edition’s segment on the 40th anniversary of Annie below!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Anastasia, The Lion King, and School of Rock!

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Jacob Guzman Joins HAMILTON Tour, Lilyana Cornell Joins EVERYBODY at Signature Theatre, and more!

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Alum Jacob Guzman (Newsies) is heading out on the national tour of Hamilton! Congrats, Jacob! Get more details on Broadway.com.

Lilyana Cornell (Les Miserables) has joined the cast of Everybody, Off-Broadway at the Signature Theatre! Get more details about the production HERE.

The lineup for Broadway Kidz Backwards at 54 Below has been announced! Find out more on Playbill.com.

In the video below, the School of Rock kids talked with the American Theatre Wing about what it’s like to be “in the band”!

Sophie Knapp (Once, A Little Princess, Dream Street), pictured below playing the title role in KOTA’s Madeline’s Christmas, has filmed a Dunkin’ Donuts commercial!

Here’s a teaser trailer for “Nella the Princess Knight,” starring Akira Golz (Matilda) in the title role! The series premieres on February 6th at 10am!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Falsettos, Kinky Boots, Waitress, and On Your Feet!

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RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Closes, First Installment of YBAN’s When I Grow Up Interview Series, and more!

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Happy Trails to the company of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, which played its final performance today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you!

We are launching a monthly interview series with YBAN alumni today called When I Grow Up! The first installment is now up on our website; our founder Lindsay chatted with Katherine McNamara (A Little Night Music) about her Broadway kid days and about Season 2 of “Shadowhunters,” which premiered at 8pm tonight on Freeform! Read the interview HERE.

Watch the final curtain call of Matilda below!

Check out the last curtain call of Fiddler on the Roof below or on BroadwayWorld.com!

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

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Casting, Seth Steinberg Joins IF I FORGET, and more!

Congratulations to Jake Ryan Flynn, Ryan Foust, and Ryan Sell, who will all make their Broadway debuts playing Charlie in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Seth Steinberg has been cast in Roundabout Theatre Company’s Off-Broadway production of If I Forget! He will play the role of Joey Oren. Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

Fans have voted Anthony Rosenthal‘s Broadway debut in Falsettos among the top Broadway debuts of this year! Check out the full list of fan favorites on Broadway.com.

Take a look at photo coverage from School of Rock‘s recording session for their track on this year’s Carols for a Cure album on BroadwayWorld.com!

Watch kids from Matilda, On Your Feet, and more celebrate UNICEF in this video!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Amelie, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, School of Rock, Waitress, and Kinky Boots!

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“Stranger Things” Up for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series, Broadway Shines on GMA Today, and more!

Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Caleb McLaughlin (The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, The Lion King), and the cast of “Stranger Things” are up for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series at the SAG Awards! Congratulations! Check out a clip of Gaten, Caleb, and some of their castmates celebrating:

This morning at 8:30am, lots of Broadway kids appeared on “Good Morning America” with Broadway Shines for their annual coat drive! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

A Day by the Sea is on the Wall Street Journal’s Best Theater of 2016 list! Check out the full list on WSJ.com.

Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables) and her dad appear in this sweet video for The Scene!

Watch video from Broadway Sessions featuring the boys of Radio City Christmas Spectacular below or on BroadwayWorld.com!

Ava Della Pietra (School of Rock) took part in the music video “Y Sentirás Mi Amor”! Watch it here:

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

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Shahadi Wright Joseph’s EP Out Today, Brandon Niederauer on Good Day New York, and more!

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Shahadi Wright Joseph’s (Hairspray Live) holiday EP is out now! You can get it on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and cdBaby! Also, NBC released pictures from last night’s broadcast of Hairspray Live and you can view them at Playbill.com. And if you missed the broadcast or want to watch it again, you can watch it in its entirety below as well as watch highlights feat. Shahadi!

 

Last night NBC gave us a sneak peek at their next live musical Bye Bye Birdie! You can watch the teaser HERE.

Congrats to Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) who performed on both Good Day New York and at the Iridium today! We’re looking for clips from both so stay tuned!

If you visit KidsFootLocker.com, you can catch Meliki Hurd (Matilda) on the front page in a few print ads!

If you missed Lexi Underwood (The Lion King) on “Code Black”, you can watch her full episode at CBS.com!

Sophia Gennusa (Matilda) is doing a few concerts up in Westchester County in NY Dec. 20-22! Get more details here:



Austyn Johnson‘s (Matilda, Dream Street) new short Film “Alehia” now has a trailer! Watch below:

Jeremy Villas (Charlie Brown, Kinky Boots) appeared in this Bottle Flipping Challenge video for Nickelodeon! Watch here:

We have a clip from last weekend’s Jingle Jam, hosted by Ashley Brooke (Doctor Zhivago, Sound of Music) and Jamie Mann (Camp Rolling Hills). Take a look below:

 

And here are more pictures and video from the kids of School of RockMatilda, and Waitress!


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FALSETTOS and SHE LOVES ME Among Time’s Top 10 Plays and Musicals of 2016, CABARET FOR A CAUSE Videos, and more!

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Falsettos and She Loves Me both made Time’s Top 10 Plays and Musicals of 2016 list! Congrats to everyone involved! Check out the full list on Time.com.

Here’s Ellie Poon (A Christmas Story tour) and William Poon (The King and I) singing “Travel Song” at Cabaret for a Cause!

Check out Abbey Rose Gould (A Little Princess) and Hailey LaBar singing “Colors of the Wind”!

Here’s Hailey LaBar, Sophia Gennusa (Doctor Zhivago, Matilda), Ava DeMary (Matilda, Evita, Billy Elliot), and Beada Briglia (Matilda) performing “Hear My Song” at Cabaret for a Cause!

Check out the kids of Cabaret for a Cause singing “One Day More”!

Black Coffee Casting is looking for kids and teens for a new musical directed by Adam Quinn of Dear Evan Hansen! Find out more:

Watch the official trailer for the movie remake of “Beaches,” featuring Grace Capeless (The Lion King, Matilda, A Christmas Story) and Gabriella Pizzolo (Fun Home, Matilda)!

Here’s a sneak peek at “The New Edition Story” with Caleb McLaughlin (The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, The Lion King) and Jahi Diallo Winston (The Lion King)!


Check out highlights from A Bronx Tale below or on BroadwayWorld.com!

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

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