AMELIE Opening Night, YBAN Kids and Alumni at “Speech & Debate” Premiere, and more!

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Happy opening and break a leg to the company of Amelie!

Head over to our Instagram @YoungBwayNews for pictures of some of our alumni and current Broadway kids at the premiere of the film of “Speech & Debate,” or check them out below!


Watch a cover of “Something Just Like That” from Paul Luke Bonenfant (School of Rock) below:

Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) and Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) will appear on Lip Sync Battle with their “Stranger Things” co-stars! Find out more:


Here’s a picture of alum Austyn Johnson (Matilda, Dream Street) on the set of “The Greatest Showman”!

Check out pictures of the cast of Waitress as Sara Bareilles took her first bow on Playbill.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Miss Saigon, Sunday in the Park with George, School of Rock, On Your Feet, and Waitress!


Mehret Marsh’s Birthday, Second Night of NEWSIES Screenings, and more!

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Happy birthday to Mehret Marsh (The Lion King)! We hope you had a great day, Mehret!

It’s the second night of the Newsies screenings! Find your nearest theater HERE.

Swing Ellie Kim (School of Rock, Dream Street) went on as Madison at today’s School of Rock matinee!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Amelie, Waitress, On Your Feet, School of Rock, The Mother of Invention, Kinky Boots, and BroadwayCon!

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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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“Stranger Things” Nominated for Golden Globe, Isabela Moner in “Soldado,” and more!

“Stranger Things,” featuring Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) and Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), has been nominated for a Golden Globe for Best TV Series – Drama! Congrats! Watch a clip of the “Stranger Things” kids freaking out over the nomination below or on EW.com.

Congratulations to Isabela Moner (Evita), who has booked the upcoming film “Soldado”! Get more information:


The interview with Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) will air on Radio Disney on December 21st during the 4:00pm hour! Find out more:


A Time To Shine will perform again in January, featuring, among others, Olivia Fanders (A Little Princess)! The guest hosts of the event will be Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story) and Carrie Berk (Camp Rolling Hills). Get more details:


Lots of kids from the Broadway community came together to record Frank Wildhorn and Robin Lerner’s “I Have A Voice” and create a music video in support of No Bully. The songs includes alumni Fabi Aguirre (On Your Feet, Les Miserables), Paul Luke Bonenfant (School of Rock), Ava Briglia (Matilda), Beada Briglia (Matilda), Olivia Chun (School of Rock, The King and I), Hana Colley (The King and I), Ava Della Pietra (School of Rock), Gregory Diaz IV (Matilda, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown), Andrew DiTusa (Liberty, A Little Princess), Evie Dolan (School of Rock), Cole Alex Edelstein (Matilda), Tori Feinstein (Matilda, How the Grinch Stole Christmas), Hayley Feinstein (Fiddler on the Roof, A Little Princess), Carly Gendell (School of Rock), Sophia Gennusa (Camp Rolling Hills, Doctor Zhivago, Matilda), Gabby Gutierrez (School of Rock), Gianna Harris (School of Rock), James Ignacio (Camp Rolling Hills, The King and I), Mia Sinclair Jenness (Les Miserables, Number the Stars, The Sound of Music LIVE), Luka Kain (South Pacific), Jim Kaplan (The King and I), Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables), Ashley Lanzoni (Dream Street), Kasey YouMe Lee (The King and I), Diego Lucano (School of Rock), Eliza Holland Madore (Matilda, Once), Zoe Manarel (Matilda, A Little Princess), Mehret Marsh (The Lion King), Cayen Martin (The Lion King), Aliyah Mastin (The Lion King), Grace Matwijec (Matilda), Rileigh McDonald (Matilda), Dante Melucci (School of Rock), Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda), Zell Steele Morrow (Fun Home), Angeli Negron (Les Miserables), Alexa Shae Niziak (Matilda, A Christmas Story, Women Without Men, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Luca Padovan (School of Rock, Newsies), Gabriella Pizzolo (Fun Home, Matilda), Mimi Ryder (Matilda), Talia Ryder (Matilda), Milly Shapiro (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Matilda), Abigail Shapiro (Liberty, How the Grinch Stole Christmas), Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess), Walden Sullivan (School of Rock), Nicky Torchia (The King and I, Kinky Boots), Ava Ulloa (Matilda), Jonah Verdon (Disaster!), Jeremy T. Villas (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Kinky Boots), Alexandra Vlachos (Matilda), Aviva Winick (Matilda), Rocco Wu (The King and I), Timothy Yang (The King and I), Graydon Peter Yosowitz (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown), and Kathryn Zimmer (Matilda). Watch the recording session and the music video and get more information on People.com.

Here’s the full video of “The Toycracker,” featuring Isabella Russo (School of Rock)!

And here are pictures from the kids of Amelie, Dream Street, School of Rock, Hairspray Live, On Your Feet, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and Waitress!


Shahadi Wright Joseph’s EP Out Today, Brandon Niederauer on Good Day New York, and more!

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Shahadi Wright Joseph’s (Hairspray Live) holiday EP is out now! You can get it on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and cdBaby! Also, NBC released pictures from last night’s broadcast of Hairspray Live and you can view them at Playbill.com. And if you missed the broadcast or want to watch it again, you can watch it in its entirety below as well as watch highlights feat. Shahadi!

 

Last night NBC gave us a sneak peek at their next live musical Bye Bye Birdie! You can watch the teaser HERE.

Congrats to Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) who performed on both Good Day New York and at the Iridium today! We’re looking for clips from both so stay tuned!

If you visit KidsFootLocker.com, you can catch Meliki Hurd (Matilda) on the front page in a few print ads!

If you missed Lexi Underwood (The Lion King) on “Code Black”, you can watch her full episode at CBS.com!

Sophia Gennusa (Matilda) is doing a few concerts up in Westchester County in NY Dec. 20-22! Get more details here:



Austyn Johnson‘s (Matilda, Dream Street) new short Film “Alehia” now has a trailer! Watch below:

Jeremy Villas (Charlie Brown, Kinky Boots) appeared in this Bottle Flipping Challenge video for Nickelodeon! Watch here:

We have a clip from last weekend’s Jingle Jam, hosted by Ashley Brooke (Doctor Zhivago, Sound of Music) and Jamie Mann (Camp Rolling Hills). Take a look below:

 

And here are more pictures and video from the kids of School of RockMatilda, and Waitress!


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A BRONX TALE Opening Night Photo Coverage, Gypsy of the Year Performers Announced, and more!

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Check out photo coverage from opening night of A Bronx Tale on Broadway.com, Playbill.com, and TheaterMania.com! Also, check out BroadwayWorld’s photos of opening night bows and the after party!

Fiddler on the Roof, The Lion King, On Your Feet, School of Rock, Waitress, and some of the Falsettos stars will all perform and appear at this year’s Gypsy of the Year competition on December 5th and 6th! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Check out the current leading ladies of Matilda chatting about Broadway with former child actor and Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan (The Secret Garden) below or on TheaterMania.com!

Leah, The Forsaken will open Off-Broadway in February! Find out more on MetropolitanPlayhouse.org.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of A Bronx Tale, Hairspray Live, School of Rock, and Radio City Christmas Spectacular!

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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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6th Anniversary of Shannon Tavarez’s Passing, Kids Night On Broadway Is Back, and more!

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Today we’re remembering Shannon Tavarez, a former The Lion King cub who passed away from leukemia on this day six years ago. We love you, Shannon.

Kids Night On Broadway will take place on February 28, 2017! Get more information on TheaterMania.com.

Holiday Inn and Hairspray Live are set to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year! There are more shows performing TBA. Find out more on Playbill.com.

Check out Isabella Russo (School of Rock) in an interview with the Honolulu Star Advertiser!


My 'ohana! Check out #WayneHarada article in today's @staradvertiser ! Sure wish I was there! ☀️🌊👙#mahalo

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Carrie Berk (Camp Rolling Hills) appeared on “Good Morning America” yesterday! Here’s a picture:


And here are pictures and videos from the kids of A Bronx Tale, Once, School of Rock, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Hairspray Live, Falsettos, Matilda, On Your Feet, Kinky Boots, Waitress, and The Lion King!

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Mavis Simpson-Ernst in SPELLBOUND Tomorrow, Maya Jade Frank on “Bizaardvark” Again, and more!

Tomorrow, catch Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess) in a reading of Spellbound! Find out more:

Maya Jade Frank (Evita, Mary Poppins, A Little Princess) will be back on “Bizaardvark” this Sunday at 8:30pm on Disney Channel! Get more details:


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Here’s a quick vlog from Finn Douglas (Radio City Christmas Spectacular)!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Waitress, and more!


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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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