Drama Desk Awards Tonight, Stars in the Alley Photos and Videos, and more!

Good luck to all of tonight’s Drama Desk Award nominees!

Check out pictures from Friday’s Stars in the Alley on Playbill.com and TheaterMania.com! Also, watch performance videos from She Loves Me, Tuck Everlasting, and Fun Home!

Read an interview with Abigail Shapiro (Liberty) and Milly Shapiro (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Matilda) on SaysMeSaysMom.com!

Watch Randy Rainbow’s interview with the Matildas of Matilda below or on BroadwayWorld.com!

Casey Butler (Finding Neverland) and Mary Stewart Sullivan (A Little Princess, Enron) will take part in a reading of Florinda’s Time on June 12th and 13th! Get more information in the picture below:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of On Your Feet, Ruthless!, and Matilda!

WAITRESS and TUCK EVERLASTING Cast Albums Out Digitally, The Little Mermaid Opens at Hollywood Bowl, and more!



The cast albums for Waitress and Tuck Everlasting are out on iTunes now! Congrats to both companies.

Break a leg to Joshua Colley (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Newsies, Les Miserables), who opens as Flounder in the concert of The Little Mermaid at the Hollywood Bowl tonight!

YBAN’s founder Lindsay had so much fun going backstage and hanging out with Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables)! Thank you to the Koski family! Here’s a picture of Lindsay with Eleanor:

We just found this video of Taylor Caldwell (Runaways, School of Rock) singing “Colorblind” at Broadway Sessions!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of On Your Feet, New York Spectacular, School of Rock, Matilda, Kinky Boots, and Waitress!

Pictures and Videos from the Kids of THE KING AND I, SCHOOL OF ROCK, and more!

Check out these pictures and videos from the kids of The King and I, School of Rock, Matilda, On Your Feet, New York Spectacular, Les Miserables, Fun Home, and She Loves Me!

Ava Della Pietra’s Birthday; YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN Opens; and more!

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Happy birthday to Ava Della Pietra (School of Rock)! We hope you had a great day, Ava!

Happy opening to the cast of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown! We wish you all broken legs tonight!

YBAN’s Lindsay saw School of Rock last night and loved it, and is seeing Matilda tonight! She also got to meet Tahlia Ellie (The Gray Man) at School of Rock! Here are her pictures:

In case you missed it, here’s Zachary Unger (Newsies, Chaplin, Big Fish) on “Containment”! You can also watch it on Vimeo.

Zachary Unger – Containment #106: “He Stilled the Rising Tumult” from RipIt on Vimeo.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of On Your Feet, Dream Street, Waitress, New York Spectacular, Finding Neverland, Tuck Everlasting, Fun Home, and School of Rock!


YBAN at LES MISERABLES and SCHOOL OF ROCK, Niles Fitch on “Mistresses” Tonight, and more!

Les Miserables

YBAN’s founder Lindsay saw Les Miserables yesterday and is seeing School of Rock tonight! Break a leg to the School of Rock kids, and here are some of her pictures:

Tonight, Niles Fitch (The Lion King) will appear on “Mistresses” on ABC! Get more information HERE.

Watch Aviva Winick (Matilda) playing the title character in the premiere of Junie B. Jones Jr. below!

Here’s video of Cayen Martin (The Lion King) hanging out with kids at Black Star Project!

Check out Elizabeth Teeter (The Crucible, The Audience, Mary Poppins) singing “Loud” from Merman’s Apprentice at the Metropolitan Room!

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

SHE LOVES ME Cast Album Coming Out June 10th, Video of Tori Murray at Party in the Park, and more!


The She Loves Me cast album will hit stores on June 10th! Find out more on TheaterMania.com.

Here’s the full video of Tori Murray (Ruthless!) performing at Party in the Park!

Also, Tori and her castmate were on 1490 WGCH at 4:15pm today talking about the show! Get more information below:

Break a leg to all those who attended the Radio City Christmas Spectacular open call today!

The Boston Globe did a feature on Alexa Shae Niziak (Women Without Men, Matilda, A Christmas Story, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Carly Gendell (School of Rock), and Marcus D’Angelo (Les Miserables, Matilda), and talked to them about how they put education first while balancing their careers! Read the article HERE.

Here’s your first look at “Elena of Avalor,” featuring Jenna Ortega (New York Spectacular)!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Ruthless!, School of Rock, She Loves Me, Tuck Everlasting, and Les Miserables!

RUNAWAYS All-Teen Cast Announced, Photo Coverage from 2016 Theatre World Awards, and more!

The all-teen cast of Runaways has been announced! It will feature MJ Rodriguez, Frenie Acoba (Matilda), Taylor Caldwell (School of Rock), Sophia Anne Caruso (Lazarus, The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!), Aidan Gemme (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Finding Neverland, Waiting for Godot, Mary Poppins), Matthew Gumley (The Addams Family, Mary Poppins, Elf, Beauty and the Beast), Sam Poon (The King and I, Macbeth), Jeremy Shinder (A Christmas Story), Ripley Sobo (Matilda, Once), Chris Sumpter (Matilda), Sumaya Bouhbal, Kenneth Cabral, Maxwell Cabral, Xavier Casimir, Joshua DeJesus, Adleesa Edwards, Reyna Guerra, Christina Jimenez, Kylie McNeill, Cele Pahucki, Siena Rafter, Claudia Ramirez, Ren, Deandre Sevon (Mother Courage and Her Children), and Maxwell Vice. Get more information on Broadway.com!

Check out photo coverage from the 2016 Theatre World Awards on Broadway.com and TheaterMania.com!

See pictures featuring the kids of the Matilda Original Broadway Cast at Pop from the Heart on BroadwayWorld.com!

Get to know Jeremy T. Villas (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Kinky Boots) in the Facebook post below:

See Eduardo Hernandez (On Your Feet) talk about his experience with the show with the New York Times! (Go to 16:10 in this video.)

Maya Grace Fischbein (Fun Home) will take part in InViolet’s InProgress: New Play Festival on June 11th! Find out more:

Check out Evie Dolan (School of Rock) in Dance Spirit Magazine:

See Tori Murray (Ruthless!) and her castmate Kim Maresca perform live tonight! Get more details:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of She Loves Me, Kinky Boots, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Tuck Everlasting, Matilda, and School of Rock!

KING AND I Kids Welcome Their Co-Stars, Alumni Hit the Stage and Screen, and more!


The kids of The King and I welcomed their new stars Daniel Dae Kim and Marin Mazzie with a party! Check out pictures from TheatreMania.com.

Our alumni are staying busy! Bailey Ryon (Matilda) is now starring as Mary in The Secret Garden at Arden Theatre in Philadelphia through June 19th. To get more info, go to Philly.com. And Grayson Taylor (Mothers and Sons, New York Spring Spectacular) guest starred on Inside Amy Schumer this week in a sketch parodying “The Knick”. He is wearing black facial hair and a stethescope. Watch below! (P.S.: Do not watch if you are squeamish!)



And here are more pictures and video from the kids of Tuck Everlasting, School of Rock, Kinky Boots, Ruthless!, and Matilda!


Lilla Crawford and Jenna Ortega Join NEW YORK SPECTACULAR, CHARLIE BROWN Press, and more!

Congratulations to Lilla Crawford (Annie, Billy Elliot) and Jenna Ortega, who have joined the cast of New York Spectacular! Get more information on Broadway.com.

Check out a sneak peek video from You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown below or HERE, and check out photo coverage from the show on BroadwayWorld.com and TheaterMania.com!

The cast of She Loves Me celebrated their cast album recently! Check out pictures on Playbill.com.

Check out pictures of the School of Rock kids taking over the NYC subways on Broadway.com!

And here are pictures from the kids of The King and I, Ruthless!, School of Rock, On Your Feet, New York Spectacular, Fun Home, Tuck Everlasting, Matilda, Finding Neverland, and Les Miserables!

Elizabeth Crawford’s Birthday, YBAN Interviews Sophia Gennusa, and more!

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Happy birthday to Elizabeth Crawford (Tuck Everlasting)! We hope you had a great day, Elizabeth!

We talked to Sophia Gennusa (Matilda, Doctor Zhivago) about her hobbies, love of theatre, and her upcoming cabaret show Pop from the Heart! Get tickets now for the event, which is on May 22nd! Read our interview HERE, and you’ll also find a ticket link there.

Check out pictures of the kids of On Your Feet and School of Rock at the Astaire Awards on Broadway.com and BroadwayWorld.com!

Watch an exclusive clip from Tuck Everlasting on Billboard.com!

Get a sneak peek at Liberty featuring Abigail Shapiro (How the Grinch Stole Christmas!) below!

Here’s Abigail Dylan Harrison (Ruthless!) singing “The Girl I Mean To Be” from The Secret Garden!

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