YBAN at KINKY BOOTS and Backstage at WAITRESS, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Cast Album First Listen, and more!

YBAN staff member Emily saw Kinky Boots last night and really enjoyed it!

Also, YBAN founder Lindsay went backstage with Ella Dane Morgan after seeing Waitress last night! Thanks, Ella!

Get your first listen of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory cast album on People.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Kinky Boots, Miss Saigon, On Your Feet, and A Bronx Tale!

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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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Athan Sporek to Depart A BRONX TALE, Sophia Anne Caruso Takes Part in BEETLEJUICE Staged Reading, and more!

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Athan Sporek (Les Miserables, A Day by the Sea) will play his final performance in A Bronx Tale on June 11th. Go see him before he leaves!

Sophia Anne Caruso (Blackbird, Lazarus, The Nether, Ruthless!, The Sound of Music LIVE) took part in the recent staged reading of Beetlejuice! Congrats, Sophia!


Watch Caleb McLaughlin‘s (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) full performance on Lip Sync Battle!

Eduardo Hernandez (On Your Feet) and Madison Elizabeth Lagares (On Your Feet) talked to Newsday! Read the article HERE.

Read a Tristin and Tyler interview with Madeleine Pace (Once) about NYC, acting, and apps, featuring photography and fashion styling by Tiffany Casanova, on TristinAndTyler.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, On Your Feet, Miss Saigon, Anastasia, and 1984!

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AMELIE Cast Album Available Digitally, Drama League Awards Tonight, and more!

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The cast album of Amelie is now available digitally!

Good luck to all the nominees in the Drama League Awards; the ceremony is tonight!

Falsettos, Waitress, and Kinky Boots have won Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards! Check out the full list HERE.

Watch this 360 video direct from the Amelie stage!

Head over to @Broadway.4Me on Instagram, where Cate Elefante (Waitress) is doing a takeover!


I'm doing an Instagram Takeover today @broadway.4me . Check it out!!!!!!

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And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, School of Rock, Waitress, On Your Feet, A Bronx Tale, Miss Saigon, and Kinky Boots!

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RUNAWAYS Cast Joins Hair To Hamilton Gala at The Public Theater, WAITRESS on “Good Morning America,” and more!

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The cast of Runaways has joined the lineup of The Public Theater’s Hair To Hamilton Gala! Get your tickets HERE.

Ella Dane Morgan appeared on “Good Morning America” with her Waitress castmates today! Watch their performance on Playbill.com, and check out the Facebook Live video that “GMA” did with the cast below:

Did you know that five Broadway kids are nominated for Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards? Savvy Crawford (Amelie, A Little Princess), Jake Ryan Flynn (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Ryan Foust (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Ryan Sell (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), and Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos) are all in the running. There’s one more day of voting left; cast your vote HERE!

Here’s the first promotional art for “Rise” on NBC, featuring Taylor Richardson (Smokefall, A Christmas Memory, Annie), Brett Gray (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), and Brooklyn Shuck (Les Miserables, Tuck Everlasting, Matilda, Annie)!

Mehret Marsh (The Lion King) has booked an independent film! Here she is on set:


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

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MARVIN’S ROOM Company Meets the Press, Sami Bray Joins 1984, and more!

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The cast of Marvin’s Room at Roundabout Theatre Company met the press today! Get more details on TheaterMania.com.

Congratulations to Sami Bray, who will make her Broadway debut in 1984! Find out more:


Here’s the new short film “Curbside Waltz” with Tre Jones (The Lion King) and Olivia Chun (School of Rock, The King and I)!

Curbside Waltz from Black Coffee Productions on Vimeo.

New York City auditions for The Lion King are coming up! Get more details:

Tickets are on sale now for Once On This Island! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Anastasia, A Bronx Tale, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Kinky Boots, Miss Saigon, On Your Feet, School of Rock, Waitress, and Falsettos are among the shows set to perform at Stars in the Alley on June 2nd! Get more information about the event on Broadway.com.

Ava-Riley Miles (Doctor Zhivago, Evita) has booked a film! Congrats! More details to come.

And here are pictures from the kids of Amelie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, School of Rock, Waitress, and A Bronx Tale!

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IF I FORGET and ANASTASIA Win Outer Critics Circle Awards, “Stranger Things” Wins Show of the Year, and more!

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Congratulations to If I Forget and Anastasia, which both won Outer Critics Circle Awards! If I Forget won for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play and Anastasia won for Outstanding Projection Design. Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com!

Congrats to alumni Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek), and Sadie Sink (The Audience, Annie), whose show “Stranger Things” won Show of the Year at the MTV Movie & TV Awards!

Lots of our featured shows and kids have been nominated for Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards! Here they are:

  • Favorite New Musical: Amelie, Anastasia
  • Favorite Musical Revival: Falsettos, Miss Saigon, Sunday in the Park with George
  • Favorite Long-Running Show: Kinky Boots, The Lion King, Waitress
  • Favorite Leading Actor in a Musical: Christian Borle for Falsettos, Jake Gyllenhaal for Sunday in the Park with George
  • Favorite Leading Actress in a Musical: Christy Altomare for Anastasia, Annaleigh Ashford for Sunday in the Park with George, Phillipa Soo for Amelie
  • Favorite Featured Actor in a Musical: Ramin Karimloo for Anastasia, Derek Klena for Anastasia, Andrew Rannells for Falsettos
  • Favorite Featured Actress in a Musical: Stephanie J. Block for Falsettos
  • Favorite Funny Performance: Stephanie J. Block for Falsettos, John Bolton for Anastasia, Christian Borle for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Favorite Diva Performance: Stephanie J. Block for Falsettos
  • Favorite Onstage Pair: Christy Altomare and Derek Klena for Anastasia, Annaleigh Ashford and Jake Gyllenhaal for Sunday in the Park with George, Christian Borle and Andrew Rannells for Falsettos
  • Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Male): Jon Jon Briones for Miss Saigon; Jake Ryan Flynn, Ryan Foust, and Ryan Sell for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Anthony Rosenthal for Falsettos
  • Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Female): Savvy Crawford for Amelie, Eva Noblezada for Miss Saigon
  • Favorite Replacement (Male): Todrick Hall for Kinky Boots
  • Favorite Replacement (Female): Sara Bareilles for Waitress, Jenna Ushkowitz for Waitress
  • Favorite Tour: Fun Home, currently starring alum Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home, A Little Princess)

Congrats to Jake, Ryan, Ryan, Anthony, Savvy, Ali, and all the kids in these shows! Get more details about the nominations on Broadway.com.

Check out Alyssa Marvin (Dream Street, Number the Stars) performing “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas” at Tunes in Times Square!

Here’s Dante Melucci (School of Rock), Evie Dolan (School of Rock), and Jersey Sullivan (School of Rock) performing “Don’t Do Sadness/Blue Wind” from Spring Awakening at Tunes in Times Square!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Les Miserables, A Bronx Tale, Once, On Your Feet, The Lion King, The King and I, Anastasia, and Waitress, including many from Tunes in Times Square!

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Lianah St. Ana Covers “Price Tag”, plus more pictures!

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Lianah Sta. Ana (Miss Saigon) sang “Price Tag” at last week’s Puttin’ on the Brits concert and we now have video! Watch below.


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






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Kayla Mak Modeling for Capezio, Tony Award Nominations Announced, and more!

Kayla Mak (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) is now a model for Capezio! Check her out on Capezio.com.

The Tony Award nominations were announced today! Check out the complete list, with our featured shows’ nominations bolded, HERE.

Take a look at recently released footage from Falsettos!

Here’s a few pictures from A Class Act NY’s My Favorite Things cabaret, co-hosted by Sophie Knapp (Once, Dream Street, A Little Princess) and Madeleine Pace (Once) and featuring Swayam Bhatia (Dream Street)!

Here are audition notices for School of Rock and A Bronx Tale, as well as Trevor in Chicago!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of On Your Feet, School of Rock, Anastasia, Miss Saigon, Matilda, and Waitress!

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Complete List of Tony Award 2017 Nominations!

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The Tony nominations are out! Our featured productions are highlighted below with Falsettos leading our shows with 5 nominations. The awards ceremony will take place June 11th at 8pm on CBS. Congrats to all!

Best Play

A Doll’s House, Part 2, Author: Lucas Hnath
Indecent, Author: Paula Vogel
Oslo, Author: J.T. Rogers
Sweat, Author: Lynn Nottage

Best Musical

Come From Away
Dear Evan Hansen
Groundhog Day The Musical
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Best Book of a Musical

Come From Away, Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Dear Evan Hansen, Steven Levenson
Groundhog Day The Musical, Danny Rubin
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Dave Malloy

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

Come From Away, Music & Lyrics: Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Dear Evan Hansen, Music & Lyrics: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Groundhog Day The Musical, Music & Lyrics: Tim Minchin
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Music & Lyrics: Dave Malloy

Best Revival of a Play

August Wilson’s Jitney
Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes
Present Laughter
Six Degrees of Separation

Best Revival of a Musical

Falsettos
Hello, Dolly!
Miss Saigon

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Denis Arndt, Heisenberg
Chris Cooper, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Corey Hawkins, Six Degrees of Separation
Kevin Kline, Present Laughter
Jefferson Mays, Oslo

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Cate Blanchett, The Present
Jennifer Ehle, Oslo
Sally Field, The Glass Menagerie
Laura Linney, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes
Laurie Metcalf, A Doll’s House, Part 2

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Christian Borle, Falsettos
Josh Groban, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Andy Karl, Groundhog Day The Musical
David Hyde Pierce, Hello, Dolly!
Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Denée Benton, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Christine Ebersole, War Paint
Patti LuPone, War Paint
Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly!
Eva Noblezada, Miss Saigon

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Michael Aronov, Oslo
Danny DeVito, Arthur Miller’s The Price
Nathan Lane, The Front Page
Richard Thomas, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes
John Douglas Thompson, August Wilson’s Jitney

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Johanna Day, Sweat
Jayne Houdyshell, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Cynthia Nixon, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes
Condola Rashad, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Michelle Wilson, Sweat

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Gavin Creel, Hello, Dolly!
Mike Faist, Dear Evan Hansen
Andrew Rannells, Falsettos
Lucas Steele, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Brandon Uranowitz, Falsettos

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Kate Baldwin, Hello, Dolly!
Stephanie J. Block, Falsettos
Jenn Colella, Come From Away
Rachel Bay Jones, Dear Evan Hansen
Mary Beth Peil, Anastasia

Best Scenic Design of a Play

David Gallo, August Wilson’s Jitney
Nigel Hook, The Play That Goes Wrong
Douglas W. Schmidt, The Front Page
Michael Yeargan, Oslo

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Rob Howell, Groundhog Day The Musical
David Korins, War Paint
Mimi Lien, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Santo Loquasto, Hello, Dolly!

Best Costume Design of a Play

Jane Greenwood, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes
Susan Hilferty, Present Laughter
Toni-Leslie James, August Wilson’s Jitney
David Zinn, A Doll’s House, Part 2

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Linda Cho, Anastasia
Santo Loquasto, Hello, Dolly!
Paloma Young, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Catherine Zuber, War Paint

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Christopher Akerlind, Indecent
Jane Cox, August Wilson’s Jitney
Donald Holder, Oslo
Jennifer Tipton, A Doll’s House, Part 2

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Howell Binkley, Come From Away
Natasha Katz, Hello, Dolly!
Bradley King, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Japhy Weideman, Dear Evan Hansen

Best Direction of a Play

Sam Gold, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, August Wilson’s Jitney
Bartlett Sher, Oslo
Daniel Sullivan, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes
Rebecca Taichman, Indecent

Best Direction of a Musical

Christopher Ashley, Come From Away
Rachel Chavkin, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Michael Greif, Dear Evan Hansen
Matthew Warchus, Groundhog Day The Musical
Jerry Zaks, Hello, Dolly!

Best Choreography

Andy Blankenbuehler, Bandstand
Peter Darling and Ellen Kane, Groundhog Day The Musical
Kelly Devine, Come From Away
Denis Jones, Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical
Sam Pinkleton, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Best Orchestrations

Bill Elliott and Greg Anthony Rassen, Bandstand
Larry Hochman, Hello, Dolly!
Alex Lacamoire, Dear Evan Hansen
Dave Malloy, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
James Earl Jones

Special Tony Award
Gareth Fry & Pete Malkin, Sound Designers for The Encounter

Regional Theatre Tony Award
Dallas Theater Center, Dallas, TX

Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award
Baayork Lee

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre
Nina Lannan
Alan Wasser

Tony Nominations by Production
Falsettos – 5
Best Revival of a Musical
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (2x)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Anastasia – 2
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Best Costume Design of a Musical
Miss Saigon – 2
Best Revival of a Musical
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical – 1
Best Choreography