CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Begins Previews, Open Call for RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, and more!

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Break a leg to the company of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on their first preview tonight!

Radio City Christmas Spectacular will hold an open call for girls to play Clara on April 25th! Get more information on RadioCity.com.

Lianah Sta. Ana (Miss Saigon) will appear in At This Performance on April 2nd! Find out more on NewYorkCityTheatre.com.

Watch highlights from Amelie below or on BroadwayWorld.com!

Here’s Gabriella Pizzolo (Fun Home, Matilda) singing “Ring of Keys” at the Broadway in Boston season announcement!

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

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Annabelle Wachtel’s Birthday, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Broadway Revival Announced, and more!

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Happy birthday to Annabelle Wachtel (School of Rock)! We hope you had a great day, Annabelle!

Once On This Island will be revived on Broadway beginning this November! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Check out photo coverage from the release party for A Bronx Tale‘s cast album on BroadwayWorld.com!

Take a look at more opening night pictures from Miss Saigon on Broadway.com!

Get to know Lianah Sta. Ana, a high school senior and the Kim alternate in Miss Saigon, on APP.com!

Did you know Anastasia has a lottery? Enter HERE!

Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) has a couple of upcoming engagements! He will play The Cutting Room on April 13th; get more information about that performance on TheCuttingRoomNYC.com. Brandon is also set to play the National Anthem at the Philadelphia 76ers game on April 6th; find out more in his Facebook post:

Mia Sinclair Jenness (Les Miserables, The Sound of Music LIVE, Number the Stars) will provide voiceover for “Captain Underpants”!



Watch Evie Dolan (School of Rock) from the new musical The Whipping Boy at 54 Below!

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


Open Calls for RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Coming Up, Pictures from SCHOOL OF ROCK, and more!

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Ballerinas ages 9-15: open calls for this year’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular are quickly approaching! Find out more on Backstage.com.

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

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A BRONX TALE Cast Recording Out Digitally Today, Ellie Kim On For Katie in SCHOOL OF ROCK, and more!

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The cast recording of A Bronx Tale was released digitally today! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Ellie Kim (School of Rock, Dream Street) is swinging on for Katie tonight in School of Rock! Break a leg, Ellie!


Check out opening night pictures from Miss Saigon on BroadwayWorld.com!

Anastasia now has a new block of tickets available! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

YBAN’s Lindsay chatted with Hannah Nordberg (Little Miss Sunshine), who is currently bringing to life a beloved American Girl doll in “An American Story: Ivy and Julie 1976,” which began streaming on Amazon today, for the latest in our When I Grow Up interview series with alumni! Read it HERE.

For all our Broadway fans in Florida: Casey Butler (Finding Neverland) will appear in Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia from March 31st to April 30th in West Palm Beach! Get more details:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Sunday in the Park with George, Miss Saigon, A Bronx Tale, School of Rock, Waitress, and Anastasia!

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MISS SAIGON Opens, ANASTASIA Begins Previews, and more!

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Happy Opening to the company of Miss Saigon! Break a leg, everyone! Get a first look at the show on Broadway.com.

Congratulations to Anastasia on their first preview tonight!

There is an open call for School of Rock this weekend! Get more details on Backstage.com.

Check out new production photos from Amelie on Playbill.com!

Congrats to Maddox Elliot (Dream Street), who has booked a feature film! Find out more:

The stars of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory were interviewed on ABC News! Watch it below or on ABCNews.go.com.


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And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Sunday in the Park with George, The Lion King, School of Rock, Waitress, Anastasia, and On Your Feet!

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ANASTASIA To Record Cast Album, Anthony Rosenthal Joins “Kicking & Screaming,” and more!

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Anastasia has announced that they will record a cast album! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com!

Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos) has joined the lineup of performers for Kicking & Screaming at Symphony Space! Find out more about the event on SymphonySpace.org.

The presentation of It’s Kind of a Funny Story at 54 Below, featuring Rozi Baker (Bonnie & Clyde, Mary Poppins, Shrek) and Evie Dolan (School of Rock), was tonight! Find out more on 54Below.com.

Hannah Nordberg (Little Miss Sunshine) did a FB Live earlier today on Amazon’s page to promote her newest film “An American Girl Story – Ivy & Julie 1976: A Happy Balance”! Get more information:


The stars of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory appear in the next issue of Vogue! Check out pictures from their photoshoot below:

Some of the stars of Matilda appear in Episode 4 of “Julie’s Greenroom,” now streaming on Netflix! Watch a preview below:


And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Everybody, Miss Saigon, On Your Feet, Kinky Boots, Anastasia, Amelie, The Lion King, and BroadwayCon!

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LION KING Kids Take Their Last Bows, Ava Briglia Appears on “Evil Lives Here”, and more!

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Happy Trails to Jordan Toure, Cayen Martin, Mehret Marsh, and Aliyah Mastin who took their final bows with The Lion King this weekend! Good luck with whatever is next!

Happy Trails to Everybody at Signature Theatre Company, featuring Lilyana Cornell! We can’t wait to see what’s next.

We wanted to wish a special Happy Birthday to our staff member Emily! We hope you had an amazing day!

Ava Briglia (Matilda) guest starred on “Evil Lives Here” tonight on Investigation Discovery. We are looking for a full episode to view so stay tuned! For now, here are a few pictures from the set.



Rachel Resheff (Shrek, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins, and more!) will return to 54 Below on June 3rd at 9:30pm. Get more details and buy your tickets at 54Below.com!

Grace Capeless (Matilda, The Lion King) will appear in Kicking & Screaming, a special event at Symphony Space on March 27th! Get your tickets at SymphonySpace.org.

And here are more pictures and video from the kids of Kinky Boots, School of Rock, Miss Saigon, On Your Feet, Sunday in the Park with George, and Everybody

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Alyssa Marvin in Promotional Video for the Rink at Rockefeller Center, Young Artist Awards Tonight, and more!

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Alyssa Marvin (Number the Stars, Dream Street) appears in a video celebrating the Rink at Rockefeller Center! Check it out:


The Young Artist Awards were today! Good luck to all of our alumni who were nominated!

1984 is set to begin previews in May! Get more details on Playbill.com.

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

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Brandon Niederauer’s Birthday, YBAN Visits Waitress, and more!

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Happy Birthday to School of Rock star Brandon Niederauer! We hope you had an amazing birthday!

We also want to wish a very Happy Birthday to our web assistant Audrey! Thank you for all you do for the website and we hope you had a wonderful day. Speaking of Audrey, she and Emily visited the diner over at Waitress last night and met up with Ella Dane Morgan post show. Great job, Ella!

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The Outer Critics Circle nominations will be announced on April 25th. Winners to be announced on May 8th. The Outer Critics Circle is the official organization of writers on the New York theater for out-of-town newspapers, national publications, and other media beyond Broadway.

Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables) has booked a pilot! We will announce more details as we get them. Congrats, Ella!

The stars of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory talked with Broadway.com about their show. Watch below!

And here are more pictures from WaitressKinky BootsMiss SaigonSchool of Rock, and On Your Feet!

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New WHEN I GROW UP with Niles Fitch, “Pete’s Dragon” Now Available on Netflix, and more!

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The newest edition of our interview series When I Grow Up features Niles Fitch, who made his Broadway debut in The Lion King and later appeared in Our Lady of Kibeho Off-Broadway. Niles now appears in the ensemble of one of this season’s breakout television shows, “This Is Us”! He chatted with our founder Lindsay about life in The Lion King and interactions with “This Is Us” fans; read it HERE!

“Pete’s Dragon,” starring Oona Laurence (Matilda), is now available to watch on Netflix!

All Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, as of right now, are set to play as scheduled tonight and tomorrow! Get more details about that on Playbill.com, and please see respective points of purchase and respective shows for ticket exchanges and deals!

Here’s a video of Athan Sporek (A Bronx Tale) singing the National Anthem at Madison Square Garden!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Light Years, Miss Saigon, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Kinky Boots, Sunday in the Park with George, Anastasia, and School of Rock!

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