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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Gregory Diaz IV Joins MATILDA, Update on Giuseppe Bausilio’s Back Surgery, and more!

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Congratulations to Gregory Diaz IV (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown), who has joined the company of Matilda as a swing!

Get an update about Giuseppe Bausilio‘s (Newsies, Billy Elliot) back surgery on BroadwayWorld.com or below!

Watch the kids of Broadway do the Mannequin Challenge at a recording session!

Here’s the company of On Your Feet doing the Mannequin Challenge!

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be livestreamed! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Check out interviews with Bobbi MacKenzie (School of Rock) in the Hillsboro Tribune and BCK Online!

Ella Dane Morgan (Waitress) is featured on 107.7 GNA and in The Daily Gazette!

Tune in to Nick Radio all this week to hear Isabela Moner (Evita) guest DJing!

Jeremy T. Villas (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Kinky Boots) has booked a project for Nickelodeon! Find out more in his Instagram post, and stay tuned for more details as well.


Had fun shooting for Nickelodeon today. #bookedit

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

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FALSETTOS Cast Album Recording Photos, Aviva Winick on “The Late Show,” and more!

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Check out photos of the cast of Falsettos in the studio recording their cast album on Broadway.com!

Aviva Winick (Matilda) appeared on “The Late Show” last night! Watch the video on HuffingtonPost.com.

There are pictures of the new School of Rock kids taking their first bows on BroadwayWorld.com!

Watch Episode 1 of a new vlog series from Gianna Harris (School of Rock)!

Shane Davis (Matilda) recently appeared on “The Voice” singing with contestant Lauren Diaz! Find out more in his Instagram post, and stay tuned for video.


My brother and I sang with the @nbcthevoice Lauren Diaz the other night!! She was so good and nice!!

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And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Fiddler on the Roof, School of Rock, Falsettos, Waitress, The Lion King, and more!


Follow YBAN Alumni on Kids on Tour, FALSETTOS Announces Online Lottery, and more!

Lots of our alumni are going on tour or are already performing in national tours! Follow their adventures on the road at our sister site Kids on Tour! These alumni include:

  • Amanda Swickle (Tink!), who will be performing in Annie as Pepper
  • K’Lynn Jackman (The Lion King), who will be performing in A Christmas Story as Nancy
  • Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home, A Little Princess), who will be performing in Fun Home as Small Alison
  • Graham Montgomery (Kinky Boots), who will be performing in The King and I as Louis Leonowens
  • Adriana Braganza (The King and I), who will be performing in The King and I as a Royal Child
  • Amaya Braganza (The King and I, Annie), who will be performing in The King and I as a Royal Child
  • Ashley Brooke (Doctor Zhivago, Dream Street), who is currently performing in The Sound of Music as Louisa
  • Kyla Carter (Number the Stars), who is currently performing in The Sound of Music as Marta

Falsettos has announced that it will have an online lottery! Get more information on TheaterMania.com.

The Tony Awards ceremony has been set for June 11, 2017, with nominations being announced on May 2, 2017! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Watch Gregory Diaz (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown) rap with Hamilton star Javier Muñoz at Broadway Flea Market in the video below!

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

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A BRONX TALE Casting Announced, GoFundMe from Giuseppe Bausilio, and more!

Hudson Loverro (Kinky Boots tour, Ragtime on Ellis Island) and Athan Sporek (Les Miserables, A Day by the Sea) have joined the cast of A Bronx Tale! Hudson will play Young Calogero, and Athan will be the alternate for Young Calogero. Congrats, boys! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Alum Giuseppe Bausilio (Newsies, Billy Elliot), who has appeared in Aladdin and Cats on Broadway since, and is supposed to be in the cast of Hello, Dolly! next year, needs your help! Take a look at his GoFundMe page for his medical expenses HERE.

BroadwayWorld has a ton of coverage from Broadway Flea Market! Check out photos of the booths HERE, and pictures from the autograph table including Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) HERE. Finally, you can watch a video of all the booths you may have missed below or HERE!

“The Women’s Bathroom Project,” a new film featuring Alyssa Marvin (Dream Street, Number the Stars), will screen next month in New York! Find out more in Alyssa’s Facebook post:

“Containment,” featuring Zachary Unger (Big Fish, Chaplin, Newsies), is coming to Netflix on October 21st! Get more information on Inquisitr.com.

And here are pictures from the kids of The King and I, Les Miserables, Matilda, Billy Elliot, Fun Home, School of Rock, Waitress, and On Your Feet!

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Shahadi Wright Joseph Departs SCHOOL OF ROCK, Pictures from HAIRSPRAY LIVE, MATILDA, and more!

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Happy trails to Shahadi Wright Joseph, who played her final performance in School of Rock today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Shahadi–in Hairspray Live and beyond! Here’s Carly Gendell‘s Instagram post wishing Shahadi happy trails:


And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Hairspray Live, Matilda, Waitress, School of Rock, Falsettos, and On Your Feet!

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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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LISA AND LEONARDO Closes, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN Broadway Revival Postponed, and more!

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Congratulations to Keaton Tetlow and the company of Lisa and Leonardo, which closed tonight, on a great run! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Keaton!

The upcoming Broadway revival of Singin’ in the Rain has been postponed. Get more details on Playbill.com.

The kids of Matilda visited Two Planks Theater Company recently! Read an article about their visit on MonroeCourier.com.

Tonight, catch Niles Fitch (The Lion King, Our Lady of Kibeho) on Disney Channel’s “Best Friends Whenever” at 8pm! Get more information HERE.

Some of the School of Rock kids will perform at the American Airlines terminal in JFK on Friday afternoon! Also, Ava Della Pietra will be on for Katie this Friday! Get more details HERE.

We’re so proud of Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) and Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek), who are featured on BuzzFeed for their Netflix show “Stranger Things”! Read the article HERE.

Check out Oona Laurence (Matilda) at the premiere of her latest movie “Bad Moms” on UPI.com!

Here are Mia Sinclair Jenness‘s final performance dates as Little Cosette in Les Miserables!


Get a sneak peek of The Gold in the video below!

Watch the kids of On Your Feet celebrate a birthday in “Make It Happen,” the first episode of the show’s Broadway.com vlog!

Check out the kids of Cabaret for a Cause, including Zell Steele Morrow (Fun Home) as Aaron Burr, Sophia Gennusa (Doctor Zhivago, Matilda) as Angelica Schuyler, Ava DeMary (Matilda, Evita, Billy Elliot) as Eliza Schuyler, and Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda) as Peggy Schuyler, performing “The Schuyler Sisters” from Hamilton!

Watch Juli Wesley (Unbroken Circle) and Jon Viktor Corpuz (The King and I, Radio City Christmas Spectacular) sing “What the World Needs Now Is Love” at the Democratic National Convention with Broadway For Orlando!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Tink!, School of Rock, Ruthless!, New York Spectacular, and Kinky Boots!











TINK! Opens at NYMF, Sophia Anne Caruso Joins LAZARUS in London, and more!

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Happy opening to the company of Tink!, which began performances in the New York Musical Festival tonight! Break a leg!

Congratulations to Sophia Anne Caruso (Blackbird, Runaways, Lazarus, The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!), who will reprise her role from Lazarus in London! Get more information on Playbill.com. Also, please note that Sophia will not be performing in the show from December 18th to January 2nd.

Tonight, Katherine McNamara (A Little Night Music) will compete on “Cupcake Wars” on Food Network at 9/8c! Get more information in the Instagram post below:


#CupcakeWars w my girl @emeraudetoubia! Tonight on @foodnetwork. 💜

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Get your tickets for Still Ready at NYMF, featuring Luca Padovan (School of Rock, Newsies)! Find out more about the show:


Broadway Barks is this weekend! It will feature Ava Briglia (Matilda), Sophia Anne Caruso (Blackbird, Runaways, Lazarus, The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!), and Willow McCarthy (Matilda). Get more information on TimeOut.com.

Alumni Ellie Kim (Dream Street), Angeli Negron (Les Miserables), and Kolette Tetlow (Iowa), along with Kolette’s sister Korinne, appear in a new Yahoo series called “Kids Take On”! Watch it HERE.

Watch Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) play Madison Square Garden on LiveForLiveMusic.com!

Here’s the Fun Home livestream from the Orlando event in case you missed it!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Tink!, School of Rock, Cabaret for a Cause, Fun Home, Trip of Love, New York Spectacular, and Motown!












LIBERTY Closes, Jenna Ortega Departs NEW YORK SPECTACULAR, and more!

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Happy trails to Abigail Shapiro and the company of Liberty, which closed today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Abigail! Here’s a full-cast picture:

Happy trails to Jenna Ortega, who played her final performance in New York Spectacular today! Be sure to catch her on “Stuck in the Middle” and “Elena of Avalor” on Disney Channel!

Watch Maya Jade Frank (Evita, Mary Poppins, A Little Princess) on tonight’s episode of “Bizaardvark”! Here’s a picture of Maya working on the episode:

IBT featured Nia Sioux talking about Trip of Love and “Dance Moms”! Read the article on IBTimes.com.

If you have a cable subscription, you can watch Tori Murray (Ruthless!) on “All In with Cam Newton” HERE!

Tink!, Camp Rolling Hills, and Lisa and Leonardo have extended their runs! Get more information on TheaterMania.com.

Join Fun Home on Facebook to watch a livestream of the opening of the concert in Orlando tonight!

The trailer for “Legends of the Hidden Temple” is out now! Watch it below, featuring Isabela Moner (Evita) and Colin Critchley (Waiting for Godot, Kinky Boots, New York Spring Spectacular).

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Motown, Lisa and Leonardo, Tink!, Les Miserables, New York Spectacular, and Fun Home!