YBAN Interview with Maya Jade Frank and Tehya Rose Frank, DISASTER Opening Night Photos, and more!

Maya Jade and Tehya Rose Frank

Maya Jade and Tehya Rose Frank

YBAN interviewed Maya Jade Frank (Evita, Mary Poppins, A Little Princess) and Tehya Rose Frank in honor of their upcoming LA cabaret for 13 Wishes! Read the interview HERE, and get tickets to the 13 Wishes cabaret on 13Wishes.net!

Check out photo coverage from the opening night curtain call of Disaster! on BroadwayWorld.com!

Sisters Hayley Feinstein (Fiddler on the Roof, A Little Princess) and Tori Feinstein (Matilda, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!) will perform at the 5:30pm Cabaret for a Cause performance next week! Get tickets now for both performances on CabaretForACause.us.

Lyrics for Life is fast approaching! Get tickets for the LA event HERE!

Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) will take part in a benefit for Long Island High School for the Arts next Monday! Get more information on Newsday.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Women Without Men, On Your Feet, School of Rock, and Disaster!

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Danielle Becht in “James and the Giant Peach” NJ Premiere, Lilla Crawford Interview, and more!

Danielle Becht (Dream Street) will star as James in the New Jersey premiere of James and the Giant Peach! Congrats, Danielle! The show runs from March 11th through April 3rd, 2016. Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

Lilla Crawford (Annie, Billy Elliot) spoke to BroadwayWorld about her upcoming film “Little Miss Perfect”! Read the interview HERE.

The 13 Wishes cabaret in LA is this Sunday! Get tickets and more information now on 13Wishes.net.

Mattea Conforti (Matilda) is highlighted in “The Progress”! Read the article on NewJerseyHills.com.

Next week, Cabaret for a Cause performs two shows to benefit Story Shifters! Get tickets and more information on CabaretForACause.us.

Raquel Wallace (Dream Street) will take part in Lyrics for Life on March 19th in L.A.! Get tickets and more information on LyricsForLifeNYC.com.

Listen to “Free 2 Love,” a new song by Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars), HERE! It will soon be available on iTunes. Check out a picture of Alexa in the recording studio, as well as a picture of her filming a promo for her new movie, below!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Dream Street, On Your Feet, Matilda, Fun Home, and School of Rock!

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FUN HOME Spotify Sessions Now Available, THE LION KING Open Call, and more!

Fun Home

Fun Home recently participated in Spotify Sessions, and it is now available for listening! Find out more on Playbill.com.

The Lion King is holding an open call for kids in Washington, D.C.! Get more information on Playbill.com, and break a leg if you audition!

Check out Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables) singing “I See the Light” from Tangled!

13 Wishes, a non profit created by Maya Jade Frank (Evita, Mary Poppins, A Little Princess) and Tehya Frank, will have a cabaret in L.A. on March 13th! Get details on 13Wishes.net, and in the picture below.

Baylee Littrell (Disaster!) is featured on Yahoo! Watch the video below and read the article HERE.

Oscar Williams (Fun Home) is featured on Humans of Broadway! Check it out below:

The cast of Tuck Everlasting talked to TheaterMania about the show! Watch the video below or on TheaterMania.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, School of Rock, On Your Feet, Tuck Everlasting, Finding Neverland, and Matilda!

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New Year’s, Jeremy T. Villas’s Last KINKY BOOTS Performances, and more!

Thank you all for a successful 2015! Our website turned 5 and 24 new productions opened this year and passed through our website, one of which won the Tony for Best Musical. And one of our very own was honored with a Tony nomination! Here are some personal highlights from the year: the Tony Awards and our staff members meeting so many alumni! We are so grateful for all of the alumni, parents, and fans who support us. This year was incredible. Thank you and happy new year!

New Years Eve 2015

Read Jeremy T. Villas‘s post below to find out when your last chances to see him as Young Lola in Kinky Boots are!

Oona Laurence (Matilda) will no longer be participating in the Broadway kid panel at BroadwayCon–BUT, a new guest is TBA! Check out Cabaret for a Cause‘s post below to find out more:

Congratulations to Jersey Sullivan, who went on as Freddy in School of Rock last night! Here he is with his castmates:

i just wanted to congratulate jersey for doing an amazing job as Freddy tonight!🎸🎶👏

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And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Les Miserables, Dream Street, Matilda, Finding Neverland, and Fun Home!

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Best of Broadway 2015, SCHOOL OF ROCK and RUTHLESS! in the news, and more!

Fun Home

Our Broadway and Off-Broadway shows made a couple of this year’s Best of Theatre lists! In Entertainment Weekly, The King and I is 9th, The Audience is 5th, and Fun Home is 2nd. Time Magazine ranks Lazarus (11th), Finding Neverland (9th), The King and I (4th) among its list. Congratulations, everyone! You can view the full lists at Time.com and EW.com.

The kids of School of Rock and Ruthless! were featured in different articles today! Take a look at the links below.

BB Kids: Bobbi MacKenzie and More Make Broadway Debuts in School of Rock
Westfield girl lights up stage in off-Broadway production of ‘Ruthless!’

Congrats to Sofia Roma Rubino (School of Rock) who went on for Summer last night – the same night as her birthday!

Congratulations to Maria May (Billy Elliot) who will appear on “What Would You Do?” yet again! Her air date is TBA.

A performance schedule for The Lion King kids is out now! You can view the schedule at Julian Silva’s FB fan page.

Lots of opportunities this month to see our past and current kids in action! Kids from Fun Home, Sound of Music LIVE, and more will perform with This Way 2 Broadway, a showcase after a culmination of workshops, for young actors on Monday night (Dec. 14th) at 6pm at Symphony Space! More details can be found at BroadwayWorld.com. Then on Dec. 18th-19th, kids from Motown and Dream Street will perform in Evergreen at Prospect Theatre Company! Get your tickets at ProspectTheatre.org.

Go behind-the-scenes of Ruthless! and watch Tori Murray prep for the stage by watching the video below:

And here are more pictures and videos from the kids of Les Miserables, School of Rock, King and I, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Matilda, Fun Home, Lazarus, and Dream Street!


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Shahadi Wright Joseph to Join SCHOOL OF ROCK, Lyrics for Life Production Photo, and more!

Congratulations to Shahadi Wright Joseph, who after departing The Lion King in the near future, will join the company of School of Rock! Check out her announcement and some of her last few pictures at The Lion King below:

Check out this production picture from Lyrics for Life, featuring kids from Dream Street, Number the Stars, and Once!

And here are pictures from the kids of The Lion King, Fun Home, Matilda, Finding Neverland, Les Miserables, Kinky Boots, and The King and I!



Mavis Simpson-Ernst on “Broad City,” KINKY BOOTS Has 1,000th Performance, and more!

Congrats to Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita, A Little Princess), who will be in a future episode of “Broad City” as Young Abbi! You can see her picture with Abbi Jacobson above, and keep an eye out for her episode!

Congratulations to the company of Kinky Boots, which played its 1,000th performance on Broadway tonight! Here’s to 1,000 more! Get more info on this exciting milestone on BroadwayWorld.com.

Reminder! Kids from Matilda, Evita, Les Miserables, Big Fish, Finding Neverland, and School of Rock sing “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” at 54 Below on September 2nd and 3rd! Get more information on 54Below.com!

Congrats to Carly Tamer, who will play Amy Carter in the Public Theater’s upcoming production of First Daughter Suite! Get more information on Broadway.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Matilda, Finding Neverland, Fun Home, Kinky Boots, Newsies, and The King and I!


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We feel ya, Cossette. #NCYUDD @funhomemusical

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KINKY BOOTS Launches Digital Lottery, Alum in Yahoo Voiceover, and more!

Kinky Boots

Starting July 13th, Kinky Boots will hold a digital lottery for every performance! To enter, all you need to do is enter via Jujamcyn.com between curtain time of the previous performance and three and a half hours before the next performance. For more information, go to TheatreMania.com.

Congrats to Ryan Quigley (The Winslow Boy) who is recording a Yahoo voiceover very soon! We will let you know of any other details.

And here are more pictures from the kids of Matilda, Ruthless!, Dream Street, Les Miserables, Finding Neverland, Fun Home, and The King and I!


Pictures from FUN HOME, FINDING NEVERLAND, and more!

Fun Home celebrates the SCOTUS ruling, the Finding Neverland kids meet David Blaine, and more! We have a bunch of pictures from the kids of Fun Home, Finding Neverland, The King and I, Kinky Boots, The Lion King, and Matilda. Check it out!


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Fun with Grace M at #starsinthealley !!

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New Kids Join NEVERLAND, Broadway Reacts to SCOTUS Ruling, and more!


Congrats to Eli Tokash (Pippin) and Casey Butler who have joined the company of Finding Neverland! Eli is rotating as Jack and Michael while Casey plays George. We’ll have their bios and headshots up soon.

SCOTUS ruled in favor of same sex marriage making it legal in all 50 states and a couple of our kids reacted to the historic event! See the images below:

BroadwayWorld visited the cast of Three Days to See and you can find pictures from the meet and greet over HERE!

And here are more pictures from the kids of Finding Neverland, The Lion King, The King and I, Kinky BootsLes Miserables, and Fun Home!