WAITRESS and TUCK EVERLASTING Cast Albums Out Digitally, The Little Mermaid Opens at Hollywood Bowl, and more!

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The cast albums for Waitress and Tuck Everlasting are out on iTunes now! Congrats to both companies.

Break a leg to Joshua Colley (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Newsies, Les Miserables), who opens as Flounder in the concert of The Little Mermaid at the Hollywood Bowl tonight!

YBAN’s founder Lindsay had so much fun going backstage and hanging out with Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables)! Thank you to the Koski family! Here’s a picture of Lindsay with Eleanor:

We just found this video of Taylor Caldwell (Runaways, School of Rock) singing “Colorblind” at Broadway Sessions!

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













SHE LOVES ME on Today Show Tomorrow, DISASTER! To Close on Sunday, and more!

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Tomorrow, Nicholas Barasch (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, West Side Story) and the cast of She Loves Me will perform on the Today Show! Make sure to tune in!

Disaster! has announced that it will close this Sunday. Go see it as soon as possible! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com. Also, check out the videos below of Baylee Littrell (Disaster!) singing with his dad and getting ready backstage!

Ruthless! has extended its Off-Broadway run again! See it through September 10th! Find out more on TheaterMania.com.

Congratulations to Aidan Fong and Kasey YouMe Lee, who are making their Broadway debuts in The King and I! Get more information on LCT.org.

The Winter’s Tale is coming to NY Classical Theatre this summer! Find out more about the production on NewYorkClassical.org.

The Today Show performance of Tuck Everlasting has been moved to May 13th due to bad weather!

Congratulations to Maya Jade Frank (Evita, A Little Princess), who has booked a recurring role on a TV series! Get more information in the Facebook post below:

Madeleine Pace (Once) is a Youth Advocate for Free2Luv, and today she is helping raise money to #RockKindness and stand up to bullying! Find out more HERE or in the picture below:

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



Maya Grace Fischbein Makes FUN HOME Debut, 2016 Tony Nominations Announced, and more!

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Congratulations to understudy Maya Grace Fischbein, who makes her Broadway debut playing Small Alison in Fun Home for the first time tonight! Get more information in her Instagram post:


Get the full list of 2016 Tony Award nominations, including a ton of our featured shows, HERE! Congratulations to all the nominees!

Sophia Anne Caruso (Lazarus, The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!) will transfer to London with Lazarus! Also, she will take part in the upcoming production of Runaways at New York City Center! Congrats, Sophia!

The casts of Fun Home, Matilda, and more will take part in Stars in the Alley! See the full list on BroadwayWorld.com.

School of Rock, On Your Feet, and others received Astaire Award nominations! Check out the full list on TheaterMania.com.

Go behind-the-scenes at opening night of Tuck Everlasting in Episode 4 of “Forever 17” on Broadway.com.

“Jack of the Red Hearts,” which features Sophia Anne Caruso (Lazarus, The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!) and Taylor Richardson (Smokefall, Annie, A Christmas Memory), is now on DVD and VOD! Get more information on IrishFilmCritic.com.

Congratulations to Ashley Lanzoni (Dream Street), who has booked a job with Justice!

The trailer for “Bad Moms,” a new movie featuring Oona Laurence (Matilda), is out! Watch it below:

Kaci Walfall (The Lion King) appeared on “Good Morning America” to help Misty Copeland reveal her new Barbie doll! Watch the video on ABCNews.go.com or below!

The Matildas of Matilda learned how to fly trapeze! Watch the video below or on BroadwayWorld.com.

And here are pictures and videos from Tunes in Times Square and the kids of On Your Feet, Women Without Men, School of Rock, and Matilda!




YBAN at MATILDA and DISASTER!, TINK Coming to New York Musical Festival, and more!

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I was able to see Matilda tonight, and Alexandra Vlachos gave a fantastic final performance! Happy Trails, Ali! I also saw Cole Alex Edelstein as Bruce, Zoe Manarel (A Little Princess) as Lavender, Gavin Swartz as Nigel, GiaNina Paolantonio as Amanda, Ian Saraceni (The King and I) as Eric, Akira Golz as Alice, Talia Ryder as Hortensia, and Meliki Hurd as Tommy. Congrats to all on a great show and to Ali on a great run as Matilda!

Also, YBAN’s Emily saw Disaster! tonight and says that Baylee Littrell did an awesome job as Ben/Lisa! The show was hilarious!

Tink is coming to New York Musical Festival (NYMF) this summer! Get more information on NYMF.org.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Disaster!, School of Rock, Kinky Boots, Waitress, Les Miserables, Fun Home, Matilda, and Tuck Everlasting!













LISA AND LEONARDO Coming to NYMF, THE LION KING Alums in BET Drama, and more!

Lisa and Leonardo is coming to New York Musical Festival this summer! Get more information on NYMF.org.

Congratulations to Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) and Jahi Diallo Winston (The Lion King), who have booked a BET drama! Find out more on BigStory.AP.org.

The Tuck Everlasting cast album will arrive on June 10th! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out pictures of Sophia Anne Caruso (Lazarus, The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!) celebrating her Lucille Lortel nomination on TheaterMania.com!

Mattea Conforti (Matilda) was honored by her school’s Board of Education! Congrats, Mattea! Find out more in her Instagram post:


Corinne Wilson‘s (School of Rock) Instagram takeover will now take place on Saturday! Get more information:


Matilda Original Broadway Cast members Sophia Gennusa (Doctor Zhivago), Sawyer Nunes (Finding Neverland, Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Oona Laurence, Ava DeMary (Billy Elliot, Evita), and Madilyn Jaz Morrow will reunite on May 22nd at the Laurie Beechman Theatre! Get more information below:


Watch Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) give Tony Winner (and former Young Broadway Actor, as well as Sydney’s The Secret Garden co-star!) Daisy Eagan a skateboarding lesson!

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








Ava Briglia Joins MATILDA, Megan Trageser and Swayam Bhatia on “Saturday Night Live,” and more!

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Please welcome Ava Briglia, who makes her Matilda debut today in the show’s title role! Congratulations, Ava! Here she is with former Matilda Fina Strazza:

Megan Trageser (Dream Street) and Swayam Bhatia (Dream Street) appeared on “Saturday Night Live” last night in this sketch!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Disaster!, Dream Street, The Sound of Music LIVE, Kinky Boots, On Your Feet, Waitress, Fun Home, Finding Neverland, The King and I, Matilda, Tuck Everlasting, and School of Rock!













Rileigh McDonald Departs MATILDA, THE KING AND I’s 1-Year Anniversary, and more!

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Happy Trails to Rileigh McDonald, who has finished her run as the title role in Matilda! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Rileigh!

Happy 1-year anniversary to the company of The King and I! Here’s Bonale Fambrini‘s message to his cast:

Congratulations to Oona Laurence (Matilda), Colin Critchley (Waiting for Godot, Kinky Boots, New York Spring Spectacular), and Gabriel Rush (Billy Elliot), whose film “Little Boxes” premiered last night at the Tribeca Film Festival! Get more information on TribecaFilm.com.

Be sure to catch Megan Trageser (Dream Street) in addition to Niles Fitch (The Lion King) on Season 2 of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”! Here are some of Megan’s screenshots from the show:

And here are pictures from the kids of Matilda, Fun Home, Waitress, On Your Feet, Kinky Boots, School of Rock, Tuck Everlasting, and Les Miserables!













MATILDA to Close in January 2017, WAITRESS to Get a Cast Album This Summer, and more!

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Matilda will close on Broadway on New Year’s Day (January 1) 2017. Get more information on TheaterMania.com.

Waitress will get a cast album this summer! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Check out the kids of Fun Home rehearsing with Rebecca Luker in an article on Playbill.com!

“High School Musical 4” is casting teens ages 14-17! Find out more on Playbill.com.

New York Live went backstage at Matilda! Watch the video below:

Here’s the closing number from the “When I Grow Up” cabaret presented earlier this month!

The kids of Matilda, Fun Home, Kinky Boots, and more learned how to ballroom dance in this video!

Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars) will appear on News 12 Long Island for her song “Free 2 Love”! More details coming soon, and check out Alexa’s post below for more info:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Tuck Everlasting, Finding Neverland, Disaster!, Matilda, Kinky Boots, and School of Rock!










Alexa Valentino Interviewed by Verizon Fios 1 News, Bobbi MacKenzie to Appear on Good Day Oregon, and more!

Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars) was interviewed by Verizon Fios 1 News about her single! The interview aired at 5pm today. Buy her song HERE!

Bobbi MacKenzie (School of Rock) will appear on Good Day Oregon tomorrow! We will have video soon after. Get more information in the Facebook post below:

The kids of School of Rock are featured in Broadway.com’s Day in the Life with Sierra Boggess! Watch the video HERE.

Fun Home is taking video submissions for the child roles in its Broadway and national tour productions! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Check out photo coverage from Tori Murray‘s (Ruthless!) history-making 54 Below show on BroadwayWorld.com!

Shannon Harrington (Women Without Men) will take part in Take Ten, an evening of ten-minute plays at The COW Theater! Get more information HERE.

BroadwayCon will return January 27-29, 2017! Find out more on Broadway.com.

Here’s “Too Old to Cut the Mustard” from Rachel Resheff‘s (Fish in the Dark, The People in the Picture, Shrek, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins) 54 Below show, along with Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home, A Little Princess), Olivia Chun (The King and I), and Mehret Marsh (The Lion King)! You can also check out some pictures from the show in the Facebook post below.

Here are some behind-the-scenes pictures from “Hide and Seek,” a new film featuring Sophie Knapp (Once, Dream Street, A Little Princess)!

Watch the kids of Broadway play Chubby Bunny in the video below!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Tuck Everlasting, Kinky Boots, School of Rock, Matilda, and She Loves Me!







Brooklyn Shuck’s Birthday, Tori Murray at 54 Below Tonight, and more!

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Happy birthday to Brooklyn Shuck (Tuck Everlasting, Matilda, Annie)! We hope you had a great day, Brooklyn!

Tonight, Tori Murray (Ruthless!) makes Feinstein’s/54 Below history as the youngest solo act ever! Find out more about her show on 54Below.com.

Also tonight, Cole Grey and Maya Grace Fischbein join the company of Fun Home as Christian and the understudy for Small Alison, John, and Christian (respectively). Congrats, Cole and Maya! Here they are before their last week of rehearsal:


The newbies are going into their last week of rehearsal. #homestretch @funhomemusical

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Watch the kids of Fun Home in the music video for “Pony Girl” on RollingStone.com or below!

Go behind-the-scenes of a two-show day at School of Rock on Playbill.com!

Get specially priced tickets for previews at Tuck Everlasting! Find out more on TheaterMania.com.

Congratulations to Sophie Knapp (Once, Dream Street, A Little Princess), who guest starred on “The Haunting Of…” last night!

Congrats to Julian Silva (The Lion King) on his first feature film, “Grace Wins,” coming out this fall! Get more information on GraceWinsTheMovie.com.

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