Our Broadway and Off-Broadway shows made a couple of this year’s Best of Theatre lists! In Entertainment Weekly, The King and I is 9th, The Audience is 5th, and Fun Home is 2nd. Time Magazine ranks Lazarus (11th), Finding Neverland (9th), The King and I (4th) among its list. Congratulations, everyone! You can view the full lists at Time.com and EW.com.
The kids of School of Rock and Ruthless! were featured in different articles today! Take a look at the links below.
Lots of opportunities this month to see our past and current kids in action! Kids from Fun Home, Sound of Music LIVE, and more will perform with This Way 2 Broadway, a showcase after a culmination of workshops, for young actors on Monday night (Dec. 14th) at 6pm at Symphony Space! More details can be found at BroadwayWorld.com. Then on Dec. 18th-19th, kids from Motown and Dream Street will perform in Evergreen at Prospect Theatre Company! Get your tickets at ProspectTheatre.org.
Go behind-the-scenes of Ruthless! and watch Tori Murray prep for the stage by watching the video below:
And here are more pictures and videos from the kids of Les Miserables, School of Rock, King and I, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Matilda, Fun Home, Lazarus, and Dream Street!
#wbw to last Wednesday night, Opening Night, with some of my favorite gals Such kind souls and fierce dancers, I'm so honored to share the stage with them! What they do in every scene is beyond amazing! Their dancing Santa routine still blows my mind! Jingle, jingle, jingle...Santa's on his way, ho ho!! @therockettes @radiocitychristmas @logreg @sopholloway
Happy Birthday to Jorge Vega (Radio City Christmas Spectacular)! We hope your day was wonderful.
More casting for Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been announced! Kayla Mak returns as one of the Claras and Jack Mastrianni (A Christmas Story) and Jack Broderick (Matilda) will join Sawyer Nunes as one of the Patricks. Congratulations, everyone!
Sam Chuck (Les Miserables) will take part as Little Jake in New York City Center’s Annie Get Your Gun with Megan Hilty! Performances are Oct. 27-28, 2015. More info can be found at NYCityCenter.org. Congrats, Sam!
The first production photos for Before Your Very Eyes are now on BroadwayWorld.com! Take a look.
Poster art for “Coat of Many Colors” (feat. Hannah Nordberg of Little Miss Sunshine) is now online! Take a look below. The TV movie will air Dec. 9th on NBC at 9/10c (click on it for a full image).
The Lion King will record new production footage in honor of their 18th anniversary and they’re inviting the public to attend! Filming will take place on Oct. 30th. Attendees should arrive by 12:30pm to begin at 1pm. Filming will last for 3-4 hours. To RSVP, visit TheLionKing.com/CircleOfLife.
Watch a brand new montage from First Daughter Suite feat. Carly Tamer below!
And here are more pictures from the kids of Tuck Everlasting, Finding Neverland, Dream Street, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Fun Home, Matilda, School of Rock, and Kinky Boots!
First, I was lucky enough to see Dream Street‘s opening night last night! The show was awesome–I saw Nicole Wildy, Ashley Lanzoni, Abigail Paige Murphy, and the Blue Cast in the rotating roles. The entire cast was great, and I am sure their counterparts in the other casts are equally talented! Get your tickets now if you’re in the NYC area on DreamStreetNYC.com! I also got to meet two of the actors from the show who are featured on our site: Alexa Valentino (Number the Stars) and Sophie Knapp (Once, A Little Princess)–you can see our pictures below. All of us at YBAN wish “broken legs” to the entire cast and crew for the rest of the run!
Congrats to Luca Padovan (Newsies, School of Rock) and Aidan Gemme (Finding Neverland, No Man’s Land/Waiting for Godot, Mary Poppins) who have joined the You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown concert at 54 Below as Linus and Snoopy respectively! They join previously announced cast members Joshua Colley (Les Miserables, Newsies) as Charlie Brown, Milly Shapiro (Matilda) as Sally, Mavis Simpson-Ernst (A Little Princess, Evita) as Lucy, and Zachary Unger (Big Fish, Chaplin, Newsies). Get more information on TheaterMania.com.
The American Repertory Theater’s production of Waitress has officially announced that it will begin previews on Broadway in March 2016 and open in April 2016! Get more information about the show on Playbill.com.
Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn, recently performed at The Muny in St. Louis, Missouri, may be in talks to come to Broadway! It previously ran at Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut. Get more information about the rumors on BroadwayWorld.com!
And here are tons of pictures and videos from the kids of Dream Street on their opening night, as well as from the kids of Matilda and Les Miserables!
Congratulations to Julian Silva (Les Miserables national tour), who will make his Broadway debut in The Lion King next month! Check out his celebratory pictures and find out more information in the post below:
On August 30th, 2015, Matilda will say “Happy Trails” to Grace Capeless (A Christmas Story), Alexa Shae Niziak (A Christmas Story, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), David Rosenthal, Beada Briglia, Chris Sumpter, Christian Michael Camporin, and Sofia Roma Rubino. Go see them while you can! And best wishes to all of you on an awesome last few weeks with the show!
There is now photo coverage from Ruthless!‘s performance at Broadway in Bryant Park today! Check it out on TheaterMania.com!
Just Jared Jr. has coverage from Rachel Resheff‘s (Fish in the Dark, The People in the Picture, Shrek, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins) 54 Below solo debut! Check it out on JustJaredJr.com!
Oona Laurence (Matilda) was featured in Entertainment Weekly for her new movie, “Southpaw”! Check out the article on EW.com!
There is video footage of the kids of School of Rock recording “Stick It To The Man”! Check it out on Broadway.com.
Check out more than 100 new rehearsal photos from Dream Street below!
And here are pictures from the kids of Dream Street and The King and I!
Happy Birthday to Athan Sporek (Les Miserables)! We hope you had a great day.
Mercury Fur begins previews! Break a leg, Bradley!
Jake Lucas (The King and I) and Sydney Lucas‘ (Fun Home) mom Karri was featured in Playbill.com this week! She talks about her day in the life as a mom to two child actors as well as gives advice to families with aspiring actors. Read the full article HERE.
The cast of Fun Home put their own spin on the song “Ring of Keys”! Take a look at the video below:
Eila Francis is featured on NJ.com for her role in Dream Street! Get to know the 8-year-old HERE.
And here are more pictures from the kids of Dream Street, Matilda, Three Days to See, Les Miserables, and Fun Home!
Ruthless! has extended through the end of the year! The show will play its last performance on January 2, 2016. The show was also feat. on NBC 4 (and Tori Murray was interviewed)! Watch the feature below:
Fun Home has been visited by many special guests within the past couple weeks! At the Actors Fund performance, stars like James Monroe Iglehart and Brian Stokes Mitchell. And at another recent performance, stars like Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers, and more visited the cast backstage! Check out the pictures below:
BroadwayWorld.com posted another video of the Matilda performance from Broadway in Bryant Park. Watch it over HERE!
And here are more pictures and video from the kids of Dream Street, The Lion King, and Matilda!
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