FUN HOME Announces Closing Date, Colton Maurer Joins TINK! At NYMF, and more!

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Fun Home has announced that it will close on September 10th. Get more information in the Facebook post below:

Congratulations to Colton Maurer (Pippin tour, A Christmas Story tour), who has been cast in Tink! at the New York Musical Festival! Get more information about the show on NYMF.org.

Kids of the Arts will present Love is Love on June 28th to raise money for Orlando victims! Get more information on their Facebook event. The event will feature Neil McCaffrey (Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins, Bye Bye Birdie), Frenie Acoba (Matilda), Meg Donnelly (The Sound of Music LIVE), Adam Dorfman (A Little Princess), Taylor Caldwell (Runaways, School of Rock), Olivia Chun (The King and I), Elizabeth Crawford (Tuck Everlasting), Christie Kim (The King and I), Sophie Knapp (Once, Dream Street, A Little Princess), Tori Murray (Ruthless!), Marquise Neal (Kinky Boots, Dream Street), Angeli Negron (Les Miserables), Michael Nigro (The Sound of Music LIVE), Devynn Pedell (Mary Poppins), Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King), Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story), Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess), Chris Sumpter (Matilda), Ava Ulloa (Matilda), Clara Young (Grinch tour), and Violet Young (Number the Stars).

Sam Poon (Runaways, The King and I, Macbeth) and other Broadway kids will raise money for Orlando in All You Need is Love on June 27th! Get more information on DontTellMamaNYC.com.

Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) will perform at the Brooklyn Bowl on July 6th! Find out more HERE.

Congratulations to Douglas Baldeo (Kinky Boots), who’s moved to the next round of “So You Think You Can Dance”! Find out more:

Congrats to Jonah Halperin (Doctor Zhivago, Matilda, Kinky Boots), who appeared on “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” last weekend! Here’s the video–warning, there is some explicit language.

Here’s Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars) performing at A Mighty Lass last weekend!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Ruthless!, Les Miserables, Matilda, Kinky Boots, Fun Home, The King and I, and You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown!







Abigail Shapiro’s Birthday, Douglas Baldeo on “So You Think You Can Dance” Tonight, and more!

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Happy birthday to Abigail Shapiro (Liberty)! We hope you had a great day, Abigail!

Tune in tonight to see Douglas Baldeo (Kinky Boots) on “So You Think You Can Dance”! Get more information in the Facebook post below:

Luca Padovan (School of Rock, Newsies) will take part in Still Ready: Rob Rokicki in Concert as part of the New York Musical Festival! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

The single and video for Broadway For Orlando, featuring Joshua Colley (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Les Miserables, Newsies), Jonah Verdon (Disaster!), and Lilla Crawford (New York Spectacular, Annie, Billy Elliot), are available now! Check them out on BroadwayRecords.com.

Also, Lilla will perform with lots of other Broadway artists for Broadway For Orlando tomorrow night on “Maya and Marty”! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

The Kid Critics of BroadwayWorld reviewed You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown! Watch it below or on BroadwayWorld.com.

Watch the kids of Broadway sing for peace below or on BroadwayWorld.com!

Check out these pictures of the kids of Broadway celebrating Father’s Day!

And here are pictures from the kids of Matilda, On Your Feet, Waitress, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, New York Spectacular, and School of Rock!






Tori Murray’s Birthday, Shahadi Wright Joseph To Play Tomika, and more!

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Happy birthday to Tori Murray (Ruthless!)! We hope you had a great day, Tori!

Shahadi Wright Joseph will play the role of Tomika in School of Rock from June 26th-28th! Get tickets HERE.

Check out photo coverage from Joshua Colley (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Les Miserables, Newsies), Lilla Crawford (New York Spectacular, Annie, Billy Elliot), and Jonah Verdon (Disaster!) recording a single for Orlando with other Broadway performers on BroadwayWorld.com and Playbill.com!

Watch the new trailer for “Middle School Movie,” featuring Isabela Moner (Evita), HERE!

School of Rock is holding an open call on June 25th! Get more details on Playbill.com.

On June 27th, Broadway Kids for Orlando will raise money for the LGBT Center of Orlando at Don’t Tell Mama! Get more information in the Facebook post below:

Kids of the Arts will have a benefit cabaret for the Trevor Project on June 28th! Find out more:

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







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!