Alessandra Baldacchino to Play Small Alison in FUN HOME National Tour, Zoe Manarel to Depart MATILDA, and more!

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Congratulations to Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home, A Little Princess), who has announced that she will play Small Alison in the national tour of Fun Home! Check out her post below:

Zoe Manarel (A Little Princess) announced that she will take her final bow as Lavender in Matilda on September 4th! Go see her while you can!

After almost 14 months with Matilda I will be taking my final bow on Sunday September 4th- The past year will be one I will never forget, it has been an amazing learning and growing experience that a kid my age usually doesn't get. I will always be grateful for the opportunity and all It has taught me. I am so lucky to have worked with such talented people and have made so many life long friends and was lucky enough to gain some amazing Matilda / Lavender fans along the way too !!!! Best of all , I have the most amazing memories that I will cherish forever and they are all stored in a special place in my heart… right next to my Matilda Family – xoxo "life is a performance, earn an ovation" photo creds: @johnmarajr #onceamaggotalwaysamaggot #mightymaggots #lavenderpower #matildathemusical #iwillmissyou #onwardandupward

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Go see Shahadi Wright Joseph (The Lion King) before she departs the company of School of Rock on September 18th!

Mehret Marsh (The Lion King) designed a pin for the Actors Fund’s Ziggy Bear, and her pin was presented at the recent Actors Fund performance of The Lion King! Check out pictures of the casts of The Lion King and New York Spectacular celebrating below:

Watch Diego Lucano (School of Rock) and Gianna Harris (School of Rock) cover “Creep”!

Check out more footage from the Ragtime concert on Ellis Island on Broadway.com!

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

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CAMP ROLLING HILLS, THE GOLD, and TINK! Win NYMF Awards, RAGTIME on Ellis Island May Get a Full Production, and more!

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Congratulations to Camp Rolling Hills, The Gold, and Tink! on their New York Musical Festival awards! Check out the full list HERE.

The recent concert of Ragtime on Ellis Island may get a full-scale production in 2017! Get more details about it on BroadwayWorld.com. Also, check out video highlights from the concert on TheaterMania.com!

Congratulations to Rachel Resheff (Fish in the Dark, Shrek, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins, The People in the Picture), whose film “Annabelle Hooper and the Ghosts of Nantucket” is out now on DVD, iTunes, Amazon, and on-demand! Find out more in her Instagram post below:

Be sure to check out #AnnabelleHooper on August 9th!! iTunes, Amazon, on demand etc. 🙂

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And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Les Miserables, On Your Feet, Fun Home, Matilda, Motown, and Waitress!


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Raghav Mehrotra’s Birthday, MISS SAIGON To Be Revived on Broadway, and more!

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Happy belated birthday to Raghav Mehrotra (School of Rock)! We hope you had a great day, Raghav! And check out Raghav drumming in the video below!

The Broadway revival of Miss Saigon will open in March 2017! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Auditions for the tour of Matilda are happening in New York City this month! Get more information on NoraBrennanCasting.com.

Watch Jeremy Todd Shinder (Runaways, A Christmas Story) make another appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on CBS.com!

Watch rehearsal footage from Holiday Inn on TheaterMania.com, and check out photo coverage from press day on BroadwayWorld.com!

Win tickets to the upcoming concert of Ragtime on Ellis Island via a lottery! Find out more on TheaterMania.com.

Check out pictures of the cast of She Loves Me celebrating their cast album release at Barnes & Noble on BroadwayWorld.com!

Read another article about “Stranger Things,” featuring Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) and Caleb McLaughlin (The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, The Lion King), on DazedDigital.com!

And here are pictures from the kids of The Gold, Camp Rolling Hills, Matilda, School of Rock, Waitress, Falsettos, On Your Feet, and Trip of Love!


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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!

 

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!

 

Julian Silva to Join THE LION KING, Lots of MATILDA Kids Leaving, and more!

Julian SilvaCongratulations to Julian Silva (Les Miserables national tour), who will make his Broadway debut in The Lion King next month! Check out his celebratory pictures and find out more information in the post below:

On August 30th, 2015, Matilda will say “Happy Trails” to Grace Capeless (A Christmas Story), Alexa Shae Niziak (A Christmas Story, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), David Rosenthal, Beada Briglia, Chris Sumpter, Christian Michael Camporin, and Sofia Roma Rubino. Go see them while you can! And best wishes to all of you on an awesome last few weeks with the show!

There is now photo coverage from Ruthless!‘s performance at Broadway in Bryant Park today! Check it out on TheaterMania.com!

Just Jared Jr. has coverage from Rachel Resheff‘s (Fish in the Dark, The People in the Picture, Shrek, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins) 54 Below solo debut! Check it out on JustJaredJr.com!

Oona Laurence (Matilda) was featured in Entertainment Weekly for her new movie, “Southpaw”! Check out the article on EW.com!

There is video footage of the kids of School of Rock recording “Stick It To The Man”! Check it out on Broadway.com.

Check out more than 100 new rehearsal photos from Dream Street below!

And here are pictures from the kids of Dream Street and The King and I!

 

Athan Sporek’s Birthday, MERCURY FUR Begins Previews, and more!

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Happy Birthday to Athan Sporek (Les Miserables)! We hope you had a great day.

Mercury Fur begins previews! Break a leg, Bradley!

Jake Lucas (The King and I) and Sydney Lucas‘ (Fun Home) mom Karri was featured in Playbill.com this week! She talks about her day in the life as a mom to two child actors as well as gives advice to families with aspiring actors. Read the full article HERE.

The cast of Fun Home put their own spin on the song “Ring of Keys”! Take a look at the video below:

Eila Francis is featured on NJ.com for her role in Dream Street! Get to know the 8-year-old HERE.

And here are more pictures from the kids of Dream Street, Matilda, Three Days to See, Les Miserables, and Fun Home!

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RUTHLESS! Extends, FUN HOME Gets Special Visitors, and more!

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Ruthless! has extended through the end of the year! The show will play its last performance on January 2, 2016. The show was also feat. on NBC 4 (and Tori Murray was interviewed)! Watch the feature below:

Fun Home has been visited by many special guests within the past couple weeks! At the Actors Fund performance, stars like James Monroe Iglehart and Brian Stokes Mitchell. And at another recent performance, stars like Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers, and more visited the cast backstage! Check out the pictures below:

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Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers & More Take a Field Trip to Broadway’s Fun Home

BroadwayWorld.com posted another video of the Matilda performance from Broadway in Bryant Park. Watch it over HERE!

And here are more pictures and video from the kids of Dream Street, The Lion King, and Matilda!

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