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!


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Nathaniel Cullors on “Little Big Shots” TONIGHT, Jake and Sydney Lucas Interviewed for National Siblings Day, and more!

Tonight, Nathaniel Cullors (Motown) will appear on “Little Big Shots” on NBC at 8pm! Make sure to tune in!

Broadway siblings Jake Lucas (The King and I, Newsies, Peter Pan LIVE) and Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) were interviewed by BroadwayWorld in honor of National Siblings Day today! Read the article, which also includes interviews with Adam and Arielle Jacobs and Celia, Maggie, and Andrew Keenan-Bolger, on BroadwayWorld.com.

Baylee Littrell will perform with his dad, Brian Littrell, at Tuesday’s performance of Disaster! Get more information in the Twitter post below:

Nicholas Barasch (She Loves Me, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, West Side Story) stopped by Broadway.com’s “Live at Five”! Watch it HERE.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Finding Neverland, The King and I, Tuck Everlasting, Matilda, Les Miserables, On Your Feet, and Ruthless!


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Lyrics for Life and Cabaret for a Cause Press, Outer Critics Circle Nominations on April 19th, and more!

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Broadway World has all the pictures from the recent Cabaret for a Cause and Lyrics for Life events! Check out the links below:

Cabaret for a Cause
Lyrics for Life – Performance
Lyrics For Life – Red Carpet

You can also find more videos from Cabaret for a Cause below!

The Outer Critics Circle nominations will be announced on April 19th! Winners are announced May 9th with an awards ceremony on May 26th.

In case you missed Alexandria Suarez (On Your Feet) on #LiveAtFive with Broadway.com, you can watch it below!

Broadway World has even more pictures from Claire and McKenna Keane‘s photoshoot right outside the Brooke Atkinson Theatre where their Broadway debut show Waitress will begin previews tomorrow! Take a look HERE.

Get your tickets for Jaidyn Young and Emma Howard‘s cabaret at 54 Below on March 30th! I (Lindsay) saw it just a few days ago and we loved it from start to finish! Get your tickets HERE.

And here are more pictures from the kids of Tuck Everlasting, Matilda, Les Miserables, Disaster!, and Fun Home!



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New Kids Debut in THE LION KING This Week, Presley Ryan’s Last Week at FUN HOME, and more!

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Congratulations to Kyliegh Curran, Mehret Marsh, and Cayen Martin, who will make their Broadway debuts in The Lion King this week!

This is Presley Ryan‘s (The Sound of Music LIVE, A Little Princess) last week at Fun Home! We can’t wait to see what will be next for her.

Ava Della Pietra was on for Sophie in School of Rock today at 2pm, and she’ll be on for Katie from 3/24 to 3/26! Go see her! Also, keep an eye out for a new demo of her original song “Fly”! Here she is in the recording studio:

Here’s a new commercial featuring Maddox Elliot (Dream Street)!

Congrats to Talia Ryder, who went on for Lavender in Matilda for the first time today!

Here’s a clip of Tahlia Ellie (The Gray Man) on “I’d Kill For You”!

Check out articles about Sarah Charles Lewis (Tuck Everlasting) on MyAJC.com and TheaterMania.com!

Here’s the music video for “Free 2 Love,” an original song by Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars)! It also features Abigail Paige Murphy (Dream Street) and Ashley Birdsall (Dream Street).

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the opening night of Disaster! with Baylee Littrell on BwayZone.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, School of Rock, Women Without Men, The King and I, Matilda, Les Miserables, and Fun Home!


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Emma Howard and Jaidyn Young Perform Their Cabaret in North Hollywood TONIGHT, and more!

Tonight, Emma Howard (Matilda, Violet) and Jaidyn Young (Annie) take the stage in North Hollywood before taking their cabaret to NYC! Get more information in the picture below:

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


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Rachel Resheff to Return to 54 Below, Shane Davis in LYRICS FOR LIFE LA, and more!

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Rachel Resheff (Fish in the Dark, The People in the Picture, Shrek, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins) will return to 54 Below on April 3rd! Among the special guests joining her will be Nicholas Barasch (She Loves Me, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, West Side Story). Get more information 54Below.com!

Shane Davis (Matilda) has joined the lineup for Lyrics for Life in LA! Get tickets HERE.

City Center will hold an open call for teens for the Encores! Off-Center production of Runaways! Get more information on TheaterMania.com.

Emma Howard (Violet, Matilda) and Jaidyn Young (Annie) take the stage next week in North Hollywood! Get tickets and more information HERE.

Matilda received a visit from Tinkerbelle the Dog! Check out the video below:

Here’s Oscar Williams (Fun Home) singing “Photograph” by Ed Sheeran at Cabaret for a Cause!

Check out some of the kids of School of Rock performing with Mister G!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, The Lion King, Les Miserables, On Your Feet, and Cabaret for a Cause!


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“Shadowhunters” Featuring Katherine McNamara Renewed, CABARET FOR A CAUSE Tonight, and more!

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“Shadowhunters” has been renewed for a second season! Congratulations to Katherine McNamara (A Little Night Music) and everyone else involved! Get more information on EW.com.

Cabaret for a Cause took place tonight to benefit Story Shifters! Find out more on CabaretForACause.us.

Here’s a promo for “Inspired by Punk Rock,” a new film featuring Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars)! You can also watch it on Vimeo.

Willow meets Young Willow as Rrita meets Alexa from Shelton Lawrence on Vimeo.

Check out behind-the-scenes pictures from A Room of My Own in the video below!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, School of Rock, Tuck Everlasting, and On Your Feet!


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YBAN at 13 Wishes Cabaret, Young Artist Awards TONIGHT, and more!

YBAN owner Lindsay had a great time today at the first-ever cabaret for 13 Wishes, which brought together kids and teens from the entertainment industry to bring the arts to those who have no access otherwise! Find out more about the organization on 13Wishes.net, and check out Lindsay’s pictures from before the cabaret and with Major Curda (The Little Mermaid, Radio City Christmas Spectacular) and 13 Wishes founders Maya Jade Frank (Mary Poppins, Evita, A Little Princess) and Tehya Rose Frank (Lincoln Center Ballet) below! Also in the performance was Hayden Signoretti (Finding Neverland, Mary Poppins, Richard III).

The Young Artist Awards took place tonight in LA! Break a leg to our alumni Ripley Sobo (Matilda, Once), nominated for her performance in “Steve Jobs,” and Myles Erlick (Billy Elliot), nominated for his performance in “The Next Step”!

Peyton Ella (The Sound of Music LIVE, A Little Princess) will take part in Lyrics for Life in LA! Get tickets HERE.

Cabaret for a Cause is tomorrow! Get your tickets to both performance HERE!

Here’s Carly Gendell (School of Rock) singing “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele, with Diego Lucano (School of Rock) on piano, at Broadway Sessions!

Check out Corinne Wilson (School of Rock) and Evie Dolan (School of Rock) singing “Riptide” by Vance Joy at Broadway Sessions!

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


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YBAN Interview with Maya Jade Frank and Tehya Rose Frank, DISASTER Opening Night Photos, and more!

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YBAN interviewed Maya Jade Frank (Evita, Mary Poppins, A Little Princess) and Tehya Rose Frank in honor of their upcoming LA cabaret for 13 Wishes! Read the interview HERE, and get tickets to the 13 Wishes cabaret on 13Wishes.net!

Check out photo coverage from the opening night curtain call of Disaster! on BroadwayWorld.com!

Sisters Hayley Feinstein (Fiddler on the Roof, A Little Princess) and Tori Feinstein (Matilda, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!) will perform at the 5:30pm Cabaret for a Cause performance next week! Get tickets now for both performances on CabaretForACause.us.

Lyrics for Life is fast approaching! Get tickets for the LA event HERE!

Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) will take part in a benefit for Long Island High School for the Arts next Monday! Get more information on Newsday.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Women Without Men, On Your Feet, School of Rock, and Disaster!


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Danielle Becht in “James and the Giant Peach” NJ Premiere, Lilla Crawford Interview, and more!

Danielle Becht (Dream Street) will star as James in the New Jersey premiere of James and the Giant Peach! Congrats, Danielle! The show runs from March 11th through April 3rd, 2016. Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

Lilla Crawford (Annie, Billy Elliot) spoke to BroadwayWorld about her upcoming film “Little Miss Perfect”! Read the interview HERE.

The 13 Wishes cabaret in LA is this Sunday! Get tickets and more information now on 13Wishes.net.

Mattea Conforti (Matilda) is highlighted in “The Progress”! Read the article on NewJerseyHills.com.

Next week, Cabaret for a Cause performs two shows to benefit Story Shifters! Get tickets and more information on CabaretForACause.us.

Raquel Wallace (Dream Street) will take part in Lyrics for Life on March 19th in L.A.! Get tickets and more information on LyricsForLifeNYC.com.

Listen to “Free 2 Love,” a new song by Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars), HERE! It will soon be available on iTunes. Check out a picture of Alexa in the recording studio, as well as a picture of her filming a promo for her new movie, below!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Dream Street, On Your Feet, Matilda, Fun Home, and School of Rock!


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