Sophie Knapp Joins CHASING RAINBOWS at Papermill Playhouse, Isabella Iannelli Cast in “In the Heights” Movie, and more!

Sophie Knapp (Once, Dream Street, A Little Princess) has been cast in Papermill Playhouse’s Chasing Rainbows! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Isabella Iannelli (The Rose Tattoo) has been cast in the “In the Heights” movie!

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I am beyond excited to share that I booked a role as a dancer for the “In The Heights” feature film By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Directed by the best! @jonmchu , and @warnerbrosentertainment coming to theaters next summer 2020. This journey started in Jan this year and change my life forever. This has been a dream come true! Making new friends that I can now call family. The countless memories made will be in my heart ♥️ forever. I am so blessed to be part of the history making movie representing New York and our CULTURE. . ‍Screaming thanks to @breezyotoole at @msaagency for your love and support and believing in me. . The incredible choreography team: @chrislxd @danadaners @iamemiliodosal @enwilliams1 @eddietorresjr @princessserrano_ Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined getting to work with the best team on the ! But it happened and it was so fun . . ❣️The amazing @meghanmcferran for being the best PA in history. You are so organized and always smiling and helpful. I LOVE you forever..You made every day GREAT! . This cast will get you out of your seat! You guys are all in my heart now and forever @lesliegrace @melissabarreram @anthonyramosofficial @coreyhawkins @noahlot_gotit @sheisdash @daphnerubinvega @stephaniebeatriz @gregdiaz4 #jimmysmitts @ariana_greenblatt and so many more amazing talent. ❤️ . Mom and dad, i couldnt do any of this without you ‍‍. . . #intheheightsmovie #intheheights #warnerbros #chrisscottchoreography #eddietorresjunior #industrykid #newyorker #nuyorican #jonmchu #intheheightsmusical #linmanuelmiranda #jonchu #fortheculture #latina #babybellz™️ #MSA #msafamily #msaagency

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Go check out Season 2 Episode 7 of “No Good Nick,” with alum Lexi Underwood (The Lion King), now streaming on Netflix!

This year’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios will feature mazes themed around “Stranger Things” and “Us”! Get more details HERE.

Congratulations to Heather Tepe (Billy Elliot, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Gypsy), who got engaged recently! Watch the video here:

Sam Primack (Dear Evan Hansen) performed “Waving Through a Window” at BuzzFeed’s Internet Live concert! Watch here:

And here are pictures from the kids of Frozen and Beetlejuice!




JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE and Alumni TV Shows Win Creative Arts Emmy Awards, (YOUNG) to Return to The Green Room 42, and more!

Congratulations to Jesus Christ Superstar Live, featuring Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock), which won five Creative Arts Emmys over the weekend! Special shout-outs as well to “This Is Us,” “Stranger Things,” and “The Magical Wand Chase” from “Sesame Street”; they all feature Broadway alumni and each received one Emmy Award!

(YOUNG) is returning to The Green Room 42 this Sunday, September 16th, at 7pm! Proceeds will benefit sponsorship and support of children around the world and their communities. The lineup includes Gabby Beredo (Matilda tour), Emerson Davis (Once On This Island), Gabrielle Greene (School of Rock), Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables), Ella Dane Morgan (Waitress), Joshua Turchin (The Pill), and more performers TBA. Get tickets HERE!

Check out more “Now & Then” performance videos! First, here’s Gabby Gutierrez (School of Rock) and Jaclyn Neidenthal (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) singing “Memory”:

Watch Dara Paige Bloomfield (Ragtime) and Ellie Kim (School of Rock, Dream Street) perform a Madonna/Kelly Clarkson mashup:

Here’s Hudson Loverro (School of Rock, A Bronx Tale) and Samantha Pollino (Hot Feet) singing “Broadway Baby”!

Check out Peyton Royce Lusk (Falsettos, Bar Mitzvah Boy, Frankenstein) and Jonathan Kaplan (The Diary of Anne Frank, Falsettos) performing “Passover”!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Once On This Island, and Frozen!






Ava Briglia’s Birthday, Julia Morgan Departs ANASTASIA, and more!

Happy birthday to Ava Briglia, who will be joining School of Rock soon! We hope you had a great day, Ava!

Happy Trails to Julia Morgan, who played her final performance in Anastasia today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Julia!

“Stranger Things” and “The Greatest Showman” both took home awards at the Kids’ Choice Awards yesterday! Check out the full list of winners on EOnline.com.

You can catch Meliki Hurd (Matilda) during the premiere season of “The Last OG” on TBS! More details coming soon.

Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, A Little Princess) spoke with journalists at the NYC March For Our Lives! Check out this video:

Check out this interview Austyn Johnson (Matilda, Dream Street) did for Total Girl Australia!

And here are pictures from the kids of Anastasia, Frozen, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and School of Rock!

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Levi Smith’s Birthday, Noa Solorio Joins GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER, and more!

Happy birthday to Levi Smith (A Bronx Tale)! We hope you had a great day, Levi!

Noa Solorio will make her Broadway debut in Gettin’ The Band Back Together! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Tune in to the Kids’ Choice Awards tonight to see if “The Greatest Showman” or “Stranger Things” take home any awards!

As of yesterday, you can now stream “Roxanne Roxanne,” with alumni Eden Duncan-Smith (The Lion King, Fences), Taliyah Whitaker (brownsville song), and Alphonso Jones II (The Lion King), on Netflix!

Check out photo coverage from opening night of Frozen on TheaterMania.com, Broadway.com, and BroadwayWorld.com!

You can now get Sam Poon‘s (Runaways, The King and I, Macbeth) debut EP!

Watch David Rosenthal (Matilda) in this sketch for “Late Night with Seth Meyers”!

Eila Francis (Dream Street) has booked a commercial!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Frozen, A Bronx Tale, School of Rock, Anastasia, The Lion King, Once On This Island, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

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Kids’ Night On Broadway, “The Greatest Showman” and “Stranger Things” Up for Kids’ Choice Awards, and more!

Tonight was Kids’ Night On Broadway! Get more information HERE.

“The Greatest Showman” and “Stranger Things,” which both feature our alumni, are up for Kids’ Choice Awards! Find out more on EW.com.

Congratulations to Jahi Diallo Winston (The Lion King), who appeared on last night’s episode of “The Resident” on Fox!

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

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FRANKENSTEIN and SHADOWLANDS Close, Golden Globe Awards Tonight!

Happy Trails to Shiv Ajay Pancholi-Parekh, Peyton Royce Lusk, Avey Noble, and the company of Frankenstein, which finishes its run at Ensemble for the Romantic Century tonight! We can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you!

Happy Trails as well to Jacob Morrell, Jack McCarthy, and the company of Shadowlands, which closes at Fellowship for Performing Arts tonight! Jack and Jacob, we can’t wait to see what you do next!

Good luck to our alumni involved with projects that are nominated in tonight’s Golden Globe Awards! Those projects include “The Post,” “The Greatest Showman,” “Roman J. Israel, Esq.,” “This Is Us,” and “Stranger Things.” We’re pulling for all of you!

Noah Baird’s Birthday, Laurel Griggs on “Saturday Night Live,” and more!

Happy belated birthday to Noah Baird (A Christmas Story Live, Matilda)! We hope you had a great day yesterday, Noah!

Laurel Griggs (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Once) appeared on last night’s “Saturday Night Live”! Congrats!

Best of luck to everyone who attended the School of Rock open call in Charlotte yesterday!

Sacha Carlson (A Christmas Story Live) was highlighted in his local newspaper! Read the article on SanLuisObispo.com.

Congratulations to Will Meyers (Generation Me), who guest-starred on “Fresh Off The Boat” this week! Visit ABC.com to watch his episode, which is called “Slide Effect,” and check out a photo of Will on set:

Ava DeMary (Matilda, Evita, Billy Elliot) guest-starred on “Law and Order: SVU” recently! Congrats, Ava!

Katie Grober (Waitress) has booked a voiceover gig! Here’s a picture of her in the studio:

Had fun doing the Flopsy Bunny Voice Over! @youngbwaynews #katiegrober

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Julian Silva (The Lion King) appears in this SoulPancake video!

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

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Updated YBAN Alumni Database, Taylor Richardson in “Easy Living,” and more!

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Check out our new and improved Broadway kid alumni database! With more than 600+ kids on the website since our launch in 2010, we’ve compiled a searchable database to keep up with their projects. Users can search by name and by show. If your child is not listed but is an alum of ours, contact us with the following:

  • Two headshots (one during their time on Broadway and a current one)
  • Non-theatre projects completed since their Broadway or Off-Broadway debut. These projects include film, TV, music, and commercials!

Congrats to Taylor Richardson (Annie, Smokefall, A Christmas Memory), who will appear in the film “Easy Living”! Get more details on IMDb.com.

Nerghiz Sarki (Fiddler on the Roof, Dream Street) has booked a role on “Super Wings”! Find out more:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Matilda, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Waitress, On Your Feet, and Falsettos!

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Video of Final LES MISERABLES Curtain Call, Pictures and Videos from LES MISERABLES, and more!

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Check out this video of the final curtain call at Les Miserables!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Les Miserables, A Day by the Sea, Matilda, School of Rock, Fun Home, Kinky Boots, and Waitress!

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MATILDA and LES MIS kids Make Their Debuts, Emily Rosenfeld’s Birthday, and more!

Happy Birthday to Emily Rosenfeld (New York Spring Spectacular, Annie) who turns 11 today! Hope you had a wonderful day!

The new Matilda and Les Miserables kids make their debut this week! Who are the Matilda kids, you ask? They are Noah Baird (A Christmas Story tour), Beada Briglia (A Christmas Story tour), Cole Alex Edelstein, Grace Matwijec (Mother Jones, White Christmas tour), Jack Mullen (Beauty and the Beast tour), GiaNina Paolantonio, and David Rosenthal! Congratulations, everyone! Special wishes to them on their Matilda debuts and special wishes to Eleanor Koski, Athan Sporek, Sam Chuck, and Fabi Aguirre who debut in Les Miserables this week!

Finding Neverland posted new rehearsal footage! Take a look below:

Promo footage from Fish in the Dark is now online! Watch it at TheatreMania.com.

Broadway.com went backstage at Matilda and took some great pictures! View them HERE.

The King and I highlighted Ian Saraceni today! Take a look at his feature at the King and I FB fan page.

Timothy TV Cao (Matilda) will be part of the brand new song from the upcoming “Frozen” short! Get a sneak peek at BroadwayWorld.com.

And here are more pictures from the kids of Les Miserables, The Lion King, King and I, New York Spring Spectacular, Matilda, Fun Home, The Nether, and Kinky Boots!


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