RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Cast Announcements, Alumni Join HAIRSPRAY LIVE, and more!

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Four new cast members for this year’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular have been announced! Congratulations to Tyler Hentz, who will play Patrick, and to Hayden Bercy, Finn Douglas, and Landon Maas, who will all play Ben. Check out a picture of Hayden and Finn below, and watch a video of Landon reacting to finding out he booked Ben HERE!

Former Broadway kids Riley Costello (Everyday Rapture, Bye Bye Birdie, 13) and Heather Tepe (Billy Elliot, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Gypsy) have joined the ensemble of Hairspray Live! Find out more about the cast on Playbill.com.

Congratulations to Nerghiz Sarki (Dream Street), who makes her Broadway debut as Bielke in Fiddler on the Roof! Here she is with her onstage dad Danny Burstein:

Check out video from auditions for the roles of Ben and Patrick in Radio City Christmas Spectacular below–if you look closely, you can catch a bunch of our alumni!

Josiah Jacoby (Dream Street) performed for Vice President Joe Biden, Katie Couric, Bono, and Michael Bloomberg last night at an event with Broadway Youth Ensemble!

“Wishful Whiskers,” a new film featuring Sophie Knapp (Once, Dream Street, A Little Princess), needs your help! Find out more:

And here are videos from the kids of Cabaret for a Cause, School of Rock, and Hairspray Live!


Christie Kim’s Birthday, MATILDA and THE KING AND I Cast Departures, and more!

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Happy birthday to Christie Kim (The King and I)! We hope you had a great day, Christie!

Happy Trails to Alexandra Vlachos, who finished her run as the title role in Matilda last night! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Ali!

Happy Trails as well to Lynn Masako Cheng and Adriana Braganza, who played their final performance as Royal Children in The King and I today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for both of you!

The Lucille Lortel Awards are tonight! Break a leg to Sophia Anne Caruso (Lazarus, The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!), who is nominated!

Lilyana Cornell will return to Les Miserables soon for 2 weeks! More details to come.

Tunes in Times Square was today, featuring a lot of young Broadway talent! Find out more about the event HERE.

Over the weekend at School of Rock, Gavin Kim and Jersey Sullivan debuted as Zack and Hayden Wall (Soul Doctor) played Mason! Congrats to all! Check out their pictures from this weekend below:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, On Your Feet, Matilda, Fun Home, Waitress, and She Loves Me!


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WAITRESS Opening Night, Aviva Winick Joins the Company of MATILDA, and more!

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Happy opening to the company of Waitress! Congratulations to Claire and McKenna Keane and everyone else involved!

Congratulations to Aviva Winick (The Sound of Music tour, Grinch tour), who made her Broadway debut as the title role in Matilda today! Get more information in KOTA’s post:

“Little Boxes” is coming to Netflix! Congrats to Oona Laurence (Matilda), Gabriel Rush (Billy Elliot), and Colin Critchley (New York Spring Spectacular, Kinky Boots, Waiting for Godot), who are all featured in it. Get more information on Variety.com.

Lots of Broadway kids will be performing at Tunes in Times Square on May 1st! Get more information on MagicalMusic.org.

Get discount tickets to School of Rock for this Tuesday night! Check out the Instagram post below for the discount code and more information:

Congratulations to Holly Taylor (Billy Elliot), who has booked a lead role in a feature film! Find out more below:

Check out these video highlights from Waitress!

Here’s video of Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) performing “Ring of Keys” after a performance of Disaster!

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


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Aidan Gemme Leaves FINDING NEVERLAND, Broadway Kids Join ‘Wunderkind,’ and more!

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Happy Trails to Aidan Gemme, who played his final performance in Finding Neverland today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you!

Congrats to Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita, A Little Princess), Chris Sumpter (Matilda), and Ashton Woerz (Pippin, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), who have joined the final performance of Tim Realbuto’s ‘Wunderkind’! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

The lineup for Lyrics for Life now includes kids from Matilda, Once, and more–including YBAN staff members Audrey Lang and Emily Lang! Get more details HERE.

Fences is getting a film adaptation! Find out more on Playbill.com.

In case you missed it, here is Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) in the hilarious Broadway Draft video!

Check out the boys of Newsies performing “Old Friends” at the Newsies reunion concert at 54 Below!

Check out this new promo video for The Gray Man, featuring Tahlia Ellie!

The kids of Les Miserables appear in the latest vlog from Samantha Hill, the show’s Cosette. Watch below!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Dream Street, The King and I, Fun Home, Finding Neverland, Kinky Boots, Les Miserables, and Matilda!

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Mattea Conforti Joins MATILDA, Broadway Kids Help PTSD Foundation, and more!

Mattea Conforti Congrats to the newest Matilda – Mattea Conforti! No word on what date she makes her debut. We will have her up on our website soon!

Jon Viktor Corpuz (The King and I) was featured as a “Fresh Face” on Broadway.com this week! He talks about The King and I, Cats, and his post-grad plans. Read it HERE!

The kids of Broadway and Off-Broadway – like Annie, Motown, Once, and way more – came together to record a song to benefit the PTSD Foundation. Watch the video below!

Footage and photos from the “Voice for the Voiceless” concert is now on Playbill.com! Several Broadway kids sang “Do-Re-Mi” with Megan Hilty and Lilla Crawford sang “Tomorrow”. You can find the photo gallery HERE and the video below!

The trailer for “Steve Jobs” has been released! In addition to the film starring Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet, the film also features Ripley Sobo (Matilda, Once). Watch below! “Steve Jobs” comes out on October 9th.

Tori Murray (Ruthless!) was featured on the Ruthless! FB fan page. Go take a look HERE and be sure to catch her at the St. Luke’s Theatre!

And here are more pictures from the kids of Kinky Boots, Finding Neverland, The Lion King, Ruthless!, Matilda, and Three Days to See!


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Gaten Matarazzo to leave LES MIS, Tony Awards Set Nomination Date, and more!

Gaten MatarazzoIt was announced today that Gaten Matarazzo will play his final performance of Les Miserables on March 1st. His final performance schedule is on his FB fan page. Please see him while you can!

The Tony Awards have set their nomination announcement date! Tune in at 8:30am EST at TonyAwards.com on April 28th.

“A Little Game” is now out on DVD! Order it at Amazon.com and check out an exclusive clip at BeliefNet.com.

Somewhere in Time has cast their first workshop. Included in the cast is young actor Jake Katzman as Young Arthur! No word yet on a Broadway production, but we will keep you posted.

We have more video from both Cabaret for a Cause and A Time to Shine! Check out all of those videos below, which features kids from Matilda, King and I, A Little Princess, and more!


 

And here are pictures from the kids of The Lion King, Matilda, and Motown!

 

SOUL DOCTOR To Close, Eden Duncan-Smith Reflects on MLK, and more!

Soul Doctor will close Off-Broadway, with its final performance on Sunday, January 25, 2015, at 2:00 pm. Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

 

Eden Duncan-Smith (The Lion King, Fences) reflected on Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy on PIX11 today with other teenagers. Check out the video at Pix11.com!

Check out lots of awesome pictures from Motown‘s closing night on BroadwayWorld.com!

Also, check out Nathaniel Cullors‘s (Motown) Facebook page for lots of pictures from Motown‘s closing night!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Motown, Matilda, and The Nether!


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THE LION KING Cast Changes, LIBERTY Cast Album, and more!

Nathaniel Logan McIntyre Nathaniel Logan McIntyre has departed The Lion King. Making his Broadway debut tonight is Jahi Winston. Happy Trails, Nathaniel and break a leg, Jahi!

Liberty could possibly get a cast album! They are raising funds at IndieGoGo to make a cast album. The campaign ends in 5 days. Go donate HERE!

The kids of Broadway, including Matilda, Once, and Fun Home, were interviewed by Playbill.com about what they want for Christmas. Read the precious article HERE.

Pictures from opening night of Soul Doctor can be found at their FB fan page!

Katherine McNamara (A Little Night Music) has a few movies coming up! On December 27th at 8pm on Lifetime, you can catch her in “A Wife’s Nightmare”. Additionally, it was recently announced that she will co-star in “The Maze Runner 2” and “Indiscretion”. Way to go, Kat!

Hannah Nordberg (Little Miss Sunshine) made DaySoapConfidential’s Top 10 Best Soap Opera Newcomers of 2014! Read the full list HERE.

Ruthless! and A Raisin in the Sun both made Stagezine’s Best in Theatre in 2014! Read the full list HERE.

And here are pictures from the kids of The Lion King and Matilda!


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A CHRISTMAS MEMORY Opening Night, PETER PAN LIVE Performance, and lots more!

acm-bal Congratulations to Taylor Richardson, Silvano Spagnuolo, and their castmates on the opening of A Christmas Memory tonight! Break legs! We are also wishing lots of broken legs to Jake Lucas, John Allyn, and the cast of Peter Pan LIVE, which performs tonight on NBC! Check out these great YouTube videos featuring the cast members, as well as lots of pictures from them below!

Tickets for Cabaret for a Cause are now sold out! Standing room tickets are available. Get more information HERE! Emerson Steele (Violet) returns to the New York stage to play Becky in A Little Princess at 54 Below on December 8th and December 16th! Get more information HERE! Congratulations to Raymond Luke Jr. (Motown) and his family! They welcomed Rayvon Jordan Luke into the world on December 3rd, 2014. He weighed in at 5 pounds and 15 ounces. Welcome, Rayvon! Check out the picture HERE! Check out these production photos from Soul Doctor! And here are pictures from the kids of Peter Pan LIVE, Matilda, A Little Princess, Les Miserables, Annie, Pippin, Motown, and Radio City Christmas Spectacular!

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Lyrics for Life Tonight, Graham Montgomery’s commercial, and more!

Tonight is Lyrics for Life at Symphony Space to raise awareness for suicide prevention. Break a leg to all those performing!

Gaten Matarazzo‘s performance schedule for Les Miserables through October 5th has been added to his Facebook fan page. Take a look!

Graham Montgomery‘s (Kinky Boots) new commercial for Wink is out now. Watch below. Great job, Graham!

The kids of Cabaret for a Cause sang “Perfect” at the last cabaret. Check it out below.

And here are pictures from the kids of Once, The Lion King, and Les Miserables!

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