BEETLEJUICE and WAITRESS Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park, Alumni Join Joshua Turchin’s New Musical THE PERFECT FIT, and more!

The casts of Beetlejuice and Waitress performed at Broadway in Bryant Park today! Videos to come.

Swayam Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street), Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Carly Gendell (School of Rock), Zoe Manarel (Matilda, A Little Princess), and alum Jenny Mollet (The Color Purple) have been cast in The Perfect Fit, a new musical by Joshua Turchin (The Pill)! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and Miranda Jo DeMott (Peace, Love and Cupcakes) recently performed on the USS Intrepid! Check out pictures on BroadwayWorld.com.

A stage version of It’s A Wonderful Life is in the works, set to be written by Paul McCartney! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) shared his favorite “Smash” moments with Playbill! Read HERE.

Alumni Matthew Gumley (Elf, The Addams Family, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast), Ethan Haberfield (Mary Poppins), Morgan Hecker (How the Grinch Stole Christmas!), Lilli Jacobs (A Little Princess), Annabelle Kempf (Billy Elliot), Laurissa Romain (South Pacific), Neil McCaffrey (Bye Bye Birdie, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins), Jenny Mollet (The Color Purple), Kylie Goldstein (Les Miserables), and more will take the stage at The Green Room 42 with “A Time To Shine”! Devynn Pedell (Mary Poppins) is a co-producer. Get tickets now!

Here’s a throwback video from the 2017 auditions for Clara in Radio City Christmas Spectacular, with both Elliana Walmsley, who will play the role this holiday season, and Emerson Tate Alexander, who took it on in 2017!

The new The Lion King film arrives in theaters tomorrow! Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) and her co-star JD McCrary surprised guests at Disney World with a performance of “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King”! Watch here:

The cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will perform in a benefit concert at Birdland on July 22nd!

And here are pictures from the kids of Not Even The Good Things and The Lion King!




“Dancing with the Stars Juniors” and “Stranger Things” Up for Kids’ Choice Awards, “Now & Then” Performance Videos Now On YouTube, and more!

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You can vote for “Dancing with the Stars Juniors,” with Artyon Celestine (A Christmas Story Live), and “Stranger Things,” with Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek), and Sadie Sink (Annie, The Audience), in the 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards! Vote HERE.

All performances from the recent “Now & Then” concert, featuring current Broadway kids and former Broadway kids now all-grown-up, are available on YouTube! Check out the full playlist HERE.

Benjamin Harding (Matilda) is appearing in Urinetown at Chamblee Charter High School in Chamblee, GA, next week! Get tickets HERE.

And here are pictures from the kids of Kinky Boots, The Lion King, The Ferryman, Dear Evan Hansen, and What the Constitution Means to Me!






THE FERRYMAN Cast Announced, WEST SIDE STORY Film Remake Announces Open Call, and more!

The cast of The Ferryman will include Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie), Will Coombs (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, A Bronx Tale), Carly Gold (Fun Home tour), Matilda Lawler, Bella May Mordus (Grinch tour), and Brooklyn Shuck (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Tuck Everlasting, Les Miserables, Matilda, Annie)! Alum Trevor Braun (Billy Elliot, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) has also joined the cast. Get more details on Broadway.com!

An open call for dancers ages 15-25 for the upcoming West Side Story remake will take place in Brooklyn! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Check out this group photo from “Now and Then” at 54 Below, and keep an eye on our page for videos coming soon! (Photo Credit: BroadwayGirlNYC)

Rileigh McDonald (Good for Otto, Matilda) will guest star on “Law and Order: SVU” on September 27th!

Skye Alyssa Friedman (Annie) will guest star on a Nickelodeon show very soon! More details to come.

Take a look at these clips from the recent Shapiro Sisters concert at The Green Room 42!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Anastasia, Frozen, School of Rock, and Once On This Island!






Victoria Collett and Katie Grober Depart WAITRESS, Brooklyn Shuck Departs HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, and more!

Happy Trails to Victoria Collett and Katie Grober, who played their final performances as Lulu in Waitress today, and Brooklyn Shuck, who took her final bow in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child today as well! We can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you!

“Now and Then” is tonight at 54 Below, pairing up current Broadway kids with former Broadway kids for duets! Get more details HERE.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, School of Rock, and The Lion King!







GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER Opening Night Photo and Video Coverage, SCHOOL OF ROCK at Broadway in Bryant Park Tomorrow, and more!

Check out photos from the first official curtain call of Gettin’ The Band Back Together on BroadwayWorld.com!

BroadwayWorld also has pictures from the show’s opening night party HERE!

And here’s Sawyer Nunes chatting about Gettin’ The Band Back Together!

The kids of School of Rock and the teens of Gettin’ The Band Back Together will be performing at Broadway in Bryant Park tomorrow at 12:30pm! Get more details HERE.

NYC Broadway Week is back! Get 2-for-1 tickets for select Broadway shows from September 3rd to 16th. Purchase your tickets now!

Former Broadway kids from Matilda, Les Miserables, and more will perform at 54 Below on August 18th in “Back to Before”!

Also coming up soon for our featured kids and alumni at 54 Below, “Now And Then”!

“The Super,” with Mattea Conforti (Frozen, Matilda, Sunday in the Park with George) and Taylor Richardson (Annie, Smokefall, A Christmas Memory), will arrive in movie theaters on October 19th! Find out more information on Deadline.com.

YBAN’s founder Lindsay got to watch GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda) film an episode of Nickelodeon’s “Lip Sync Battle Shorties”! Look for her episode this fall during the show’s second season!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Once On This Island, School of Rock, Waitress, Frozen, Gettin’ The Band Back Together, Mary Page Marlowe, The Lion King, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!























CABARET FOR A CAUSE Videos, Alumni to Appear on Upcoming Episodes of “Sesame Street,” and more!

We now have more videos from Cabaret for a Cause! First, here’s Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda) performing “Lifeboat”:

Check out Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, A Little Princess, Evita) singing “Hold Me Now” and accompanying herself on guitar:

Several of our alumni are slated to guest star on two different episodes of “Sesame Street”! One of them will feature Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King), Eduardo Hernandez (Really Rosie, On Your Feet), and Tori Feinstein (Matilda), along with tour kid Ellie Poon (A Christmas Story tour). The other will feature Ellie Kim (School of Rock, Dream Street) and Ava Della Pietra (School of Rock). Find out more below!

A holiday edition of Anastasia‘s Broadway.com vlog “Royal Misfits” is up on YouTube now! Watch below:

“The Son,” with alum Sydney Lucas (Fun Home), will return in June 2018! Get more details:

“The Punisher,” with Ripley Sobo (Matilda, Once), will return for a second season!

Abigail Dylan Harrison (A Christmas Story Live, Ruthless!) has booked a voiceover gig! Here she is in the studio:

Also, Abbey was spotlighted on LoHud.com recently! Check out the article HERE.

A Christmas Story Live kids Hayley Shukiar and Marcello Silva are from the same town, and their town’s newspaper, the Thousand Oaks Acorn, featured them! Read the article on TOAcorn.com.

Austyn Johnson (Matilda, Dream Street) spoke about “The Greatest Showman” with MyTwinTiers.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of A Christmas Story Live, Cabaret for a Cause, Frozen, School of Rock, and the original Broadway cast of A Christmas Story!

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Kevin Tellez’s Birthday, LYRICS FOR LIFE Coming Up Soon, and more!

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Happy birthday to Kevin Tellez (On Your Feet)! We hope you had a great day, Kevin!

Get your tickets for Lyrics for Life now! It’s almost sold out. It will feature Oona Laurence (Matilda), Annabelle Kempf (Billy Elliot), Laurissa Romain (South Pacific), Ashley Brooke (Doctor Zhivago, Dream Street), Sumaya Bouhbal (Runaways), Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess), GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda), Elizabeth Crawford (Tuck Everlasting), Christie Kim (The King and I), Sophie Knapp (Once, A Little Princess, Dream Street), Abbey Rose Gould (A Little Princess), Peyton Ella (The Sound of Music LIVE, A Little Princess), Ethan Haberfield (Mary Poppins), Frenie Acoba (Runaways, Matilda), Taylor Caldwell (Runaways, School of Rock), Chris Sumpter (Runaways, Matilda), Luka Kain (South Pacific), Stephen Sayegh (A Little Princess), and more to be announced! Find out more on the Facebook event.

Anthony Rosenthal‘s Broadway debut in Falsettos is featured on Playbill.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of On Your Feet, School of Rock, Fun Home, Les Miserables, Kinky Boots, Matilda, Falsettos, and The Lion King!

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Tori Murray on “All In with Cam Newton” Tonight, Extension of SHE LOVES ME Availability on BroadwayHD, and more!

Tonight at 8:00pm, Tori Murray (Ruthless!) was in “All In with Cam Newton” on Nick!

You now have until July 10th to watch the live stream of She Loves Me on BroadwayHD! Find out more about it on Playbill.com.

The physical cast album of Waitress is out now!

Broadway For Orlando and Matilda performed at Broadway in Bryant Park yesterday! Check out pictures on Playbill.com.

Check out production photos from Runaways on Playbill.com!

Click HERE to find out about a special opportunity to see an ASL-interpreted performance of Runaways tomorrow!

Did you know that Runaways cast member Kylie McNeill‘s mother was in the original cast of Runaways in 1978? Read more about Kylie’s mom and other original cast members HERE!

Watch this short film from the kids of Fun Home!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Runaways, New York Spectacular, and Les Miserables!


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TUCK EVERLASTING Closing; YBAN at FUN HOME, LES MIS, and CHARLIE BROWN; and more!

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We hope the company of Tuck Everlasting had a great closing show today! Congrats on a great run, and we can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you!

YBAN’s founder Lindsay saw Fun Home and Les Miserables today, and You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown yesterday! She had a great time–here are some pictures!

Lindsay also met Casey Butler (Finding Neverland)! Here they are together:

Here’s Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) playing “Slight Return” at a New York Knicks game!

Watch Sophia Anne Caruso (Runaways, Lazarus, The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!) cover “Songbird” in the video below!

The kids of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown talked to Times Square Chronicle about their show! Read the article HERE.

Jeremy Shinder (Runaways, A Christmas Story) appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” recently! Watch below:

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


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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!


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