Zoe Wilson’s Birthday, Back to Before Returns to 54 Below Tonight, and more!

Happy birthday to Zoe Wilson (Eco Village)! We hope you had a great day, Zoe!

Tonight, Back to Before returns to 54 Below for a night of music with former Broadway kids now all grown up! Get tickets and more details HERE.

Equity Principal Auditions are being held on February 6th for potential replacements for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! Get the audition information on Backstage.com and advice for attending EPAs as a non-Equity actor on ActorAesthetic.com.

Sam Chuck (Les Miserables) has created a new short film called “Superfreak,” starring Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables)! Follow @SuperfreakFilm on Instagram for more news.

You will soon be able to license Frozen Jr. to perform at your school, community theater, camp, and more! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Eco Village, and more, including photos from the closing night of School of Rock and photos of YBAN founder Lindsay at Dave & Buster’s in Times Square with some Broadway and tour alumni!




Broadway Hits for Haiti

Join us for this benefit concert to support Zanmi Beni children’s home in Haiti. Hosted by Ben Stiller and bringing together some of Broadway’s top performers, such as Andy Karl, Orfeh and Alice Ripley, with some of its youngest stars from shows like School of Rock, The Lion King and On Your Feet. Don’t miss this fabulous night filled with everyone’s favorite showtunes and produced by three high school students: Theo Dolan, Oscar Llodra and Ella Stiller. $25 for students; $50 for general admission; $200 for VIP premium seats with meet & greet with Ben Stiller. Please Note: the venue has a 2-beverage minimum. 

Brooklyn Nelson to Depart FROZEN, Giuseppe Bausilio to Join the Cast of HAMILTON in Chicago, and more!

Brooklyn Nelson will take her final bow with Frozen this Sunday. Go see her if you can!

Congrats to Giuseppe Bausilio (Billy Elliot, Newsies), who will join the cast of Hamilton in Chicago!

Guess what… I’m in HAMILTON! #hamilton #my shot #hamilchi

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Here’s the trailer for the new Netflix show “The Who Was? Show,” with Lilla Crawford (Annie, Billy Elliot)!

Mia Sinclair Jenness (Mary Page Marlowe, Les Miserables, Number the Stars, The Sound of Music LIVE) will guest star on an episode of “Raven’s Home”!

@ravenshomeofficial makes ME feel at home ❤️

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Akira Golz (Matilda) appeared in this video for Nickelodeon in honor of Earth Day!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Anastasia, Frozen, and Waitress!

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Mikee Castillo’s Birthday, Original Broadway Cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK Appears on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Unmasked” CD, and more!

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

The original kids cast of School of Rock appears on “Unmasked,” a CD collection celebrating the hits of Andrew Lloyd Webber! Get your copy now on Amazon.com.

Here’s video of Kinky Boots celebrating its fifth anniversary!

More tickets are now available for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

Olivia Fanders (A Little Princess) will appear in more print ads for Rubie’s Costume Company!

Olivia will also be performing at the New York Songwriters’ Circle’s Young Performer’s Night on April 9th!

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

Jaden Waldman’s Birthday, Golden Globe Nominations, and more!

Happy birthday to Jaden Waldman (Radio City Christmas Spectacular)! We hope you had a great day, Jaden!

The Golden Globes nominations came out today! Congratulations to “The Greatest Showman,” featuring Austyn Johnson (Matilda, Dream Street), Emerson Tate Alexander (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda), Sawyer Niehaus (Fun Home), Rocco Wu (The King and I), and Kathryn Zimmer (Matilda); “Stranger Things,” featuring Sadie Sink (The Audience, Annie), Caleb McLaughlin (The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, The Lion King), and Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert); “The Post,” featuring Austyn Johnson (Matilda, Dream Street); “This Is Us” and “Roman J. Israel, Esq.,” both featuring Niles Fitch (Our Lady of Kibeho, The Lion King); and “Big Little Lies,” featuring Iain Armitage. Check out the full list of nominations on CNN.com!

Watch Laurel Griggs (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Once) and Violet Tinnirello (Chasing Rainbows workshop) on last weekend’s “Saturday Night Live”!

Check out the trailer for “The Post,” with Austyn Johnson (Matilda, Dream Street)!

Also, here’s a sneak peek at “The Greatest Showman,” also featuring Austyn!

This makes me super excited!!! #thegreatestshowman

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Have you downloaded the Broadway Star Project holiday album yet? It features alumni Carly Gendell (School of Rock), Gabby Gutierrez (School of Rock), Madeleine Pace (Once), Diego Lucano (Peace, Love and Cupcakes, School of Rock), Merin McCallum (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), Blake Devin Sheridan (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), Bonale Fambrini (The King and I), Paul Luke Bonenfant (School of Rock), and Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King). Find out more:

Tonight is Cabaret for a Cause in New York City, with kids from Waitress, Fun Home, and more! Get tickets HERE.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of A Christmas Story Live, School of Rock, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Anastasia, and Once On This Island!

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A BRONX TALE Kids to Perform in Gypsy of the Year, Updated CABARET FOR A CAUSE Lineup, and more!

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The boys of A Bronx Tale will appear during Gypsy of the Year! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Check out the updated lineup for the 8:30pm Cabaret for a Cause event on December 11th!

Ellie Kim will perform as Shonelle in School of Rock from December 8th-10th, and as Marcy on December 23rd! Get more information:

Alyssa Marvin (Number the Stars, Dream Street) appeared on tonight’s “Mysteries at the Museum” at 9pm on the Travel Channel!

Be on the lookout for Samuel Li Weintraub (Miss Saigon) in a commercial for Play-Doh Kitchen Creations! You can watch it below or on iSpot.tv.

GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda) joins the New York City stop of Mariah Carey’s Christmas tour as one of her dancers! Get more details:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, A Christmas Story Live, Anastasia, A Bronx Tale, and The Lion King!

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Walden Sullivan’s Birthday, Paul Luke Bonenfant on as Zack in SCHOOL OF ROCK Tonight, and more!

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Happy belated birthday to Walden Sullivan (School of Rock)! We hope you had a great day, Walden!

Paul Luke Bonenfant went on as Zack in School of Rock tonight!

Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) has joined the cast of the upcoming TBS show “Final Space,” alongside David Tennant, Fred Armisen, and more! Get more details on DigitalSpy.com.

Ella Dane Morgan (Waitress) and her mom Laura chatted with Camp Broadway! Read the interview HERE.

Allie Trimm (13, Bye Bye Birdie) will perform at the installment of New Writers at 54! on July 30th, which features new music by Alexander Sage Oyen! Get more details on 54Below.com.

Anastasia took part in today’s Broadway in the Boros event at 12pm at Albee Square Plaza!

The cast of School of Rock took part in a video for Bway Zone!

Also, here are the School of Rock kids doing their #Ham4All video!

As we announced yesterday, Grayson Taylor (Mothers and Sons, New York Spring Spectacular) will appear in Playwrights for a Cause, in Catherine Filloux’s Snow Day! Mehret Marsh (The Lion King) will be in Jose Rivera’s Fall of the Sparrow. Check out pictures of Grayson rehearsing:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Lion King, On Your Feet, and Peace, Love and Cupcakes!

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YBAN at ANASTASIA and KINKY BOOTS, Abigail Paige Murphy Sings “Journey to the Past,” and more!

YBAN founder Lindsay saw Anastasia this afternoon and Kinky Boots tonight! Here are some pictures she took at both shows:

Watch Abigail Paige Murphy (Dream Street) sing “Journey to the Past”!

Get a glimpse at auditions for Radio City Christmas Spectacular!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Anastasia, The Lion King, Waitress, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, On Your Feet, and Miss Saigon!

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Tunes in Times Square Today, DREAM STREET Kids Book HBO Episode, and more!

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Tunes in Times Square took place from 10am-6pm today in Times Square, featuring lots of YBAN kids! Congratulations!

Congrats to Emily Glick (Dream Street), Kaylin Ponce (Dream Street), and Abigail Paige Murphy (Dream Street), who have all booked an episode of an HBO show! Here they are together:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Miss Saigon, Waitress, On Your Feet, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Amelie, Anastasia, A Bronx Tale, School of Rock, and The Lion King!

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Photo Coverage from WAITRESS’s First Anniversary Celebration, THE LION KING to Hold Open Call in Los Angeles, and more!

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Check out pictures from the 1-year anniversary celebration at Waitress on Playbill.com!

The Lion King is holding an open call in Los Angeles, CA, this weekend! Get more information on Playbill.com.

The Drama Desk Award nominations were announced today! Check out the full list of nominees, with our featured shows’ nominations highlighted, HERE.

Watch the new trailer for the next American Girl movie, starring Zoe Manarel (Matilda, A Little Princess) below or on ETOnline.com!

There’s just ten more days until Tunes in Times Square! See Diego Lucano (School of Rock) and many others perform!

Paul Luke Bonenfant (School of Rock) now has a vlog! Watch the first episode:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, On Your Feet, The Lion King, Anastasia, Amelie, School of Rock, Kinky Boots, and Miss Saigon!

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