YBAN at THE LION KING, “Songs for the World” Benefits the Brazil Foundation Tonight, and more!

YBAN founder Lindsay saw The Lion King earlier this week, with Layla Capers as Young Nala and Bryan Holden Chan as Young Simba, and they were fantastic! Huge thanks for the backstage tour!

Tonight, “Songs for the World” will benefit the Brazil Foundation at 54 Below, with kids from School of Rock, Once, and more! Get more details HERE.

Before his final performance in Dear Evan Hansen, Andrew Barth Feldman made one last vlog! Watch it below and check out photos from Andrew’s final bow on BroadwayWorld.com.

Coming up this spring, Andrew Barth Feldman will honor the life of his mother (who passed away last August) on May 31st with a special concert. Get more details on Playbill.com.

Check out pictures of Sing Street and Mrs. Doubtfire performing at BroadwayCon’s First Look concert on BroadwayWorld.com!

Suri Chen (Miss Saigon) modeled for The Children’s Place!

Luca Padovan (School of Rock, Newsies, Marvin’s Room) guest-starred on a recent episode of “The Magicians” on SyFy!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Forbidden Broadway, Sing Street, Dear Evan Hansen, Beetlejuice, Medea, The Lion King, and more, including lots of photos from BroadwayCon!

Hudson Loverro to Depart A BRONX TALE, MARY PAGE MARLOWE Begins Performances, Video From (YOUNG), and more!

Hudson Loverro (A Bronx Tale) will take his final bow in A Bronx Tale on July 1st. Go see him if you can!

Mary Page Marlowe had its first preview today! Break a leg!

This summer, young actors from Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and more will take the stage in Kids of the Arts’s High School Musical! Check out a picture of the cast below!

Congrats to alum Toleeya Napolitano (Dream Street), who appeared on a recent episode of “Billions”!

Presley Ryan (Fun Home) will guest star on an upcoming episode of “Orange is the New Black”! Check out a picture on set below!

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Congrats to Aaralyn Anderson (Ballyturk) has booked an ad for Shopkins!

Check out the cast of Gettin’ the Band Back Together in a music video for the title song below!

Watch the kids of Broadway Kids Jam cover “Apex Predator” at the Mean Girls stage door below!

Watch videos from the (YOUNG) cabaret below!

And check out these pictures from the kids of Mary Page Marlowe, A Bronx Tale, Waitress, and School of Rock!

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Broadway.com Audience Choice Award Nominations Announced, Free Encore Performance of RUNAWAYS, and more!

Frozen, 1984, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Once On This Island, Anastasia, Waitress, and Kinky Boots have all been nominated for Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards! Check out the full list on Broadway.com.

Runaways will have a free encore performance! Get more details on TheaterMania.com.

Olivia Bond (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) finished her run on “MasterChef Junior” just short of the Top 5. We’re so proud of you, Olivia!

❌SPOILER ALERT❌ I didn’t make it to the semi finales. 😭 Masterchef Junior has been an experience of a lifetime. It has taught me so much, and I’ve had a blast working on it. I have made so many new friends, and it is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. And I promise, I will keep on cooking, and perfect those macarons! 😂I just wanted to thank some very special people who have helped me throughout my masterchef journey! My Mom & Dad…They have done so much and I wouldn’t be where I am today without them. They have supported me so much! 💕I would love to thank my little brother & Big Sis, Remy. I loved having you, (my best friend) on masterchef with me! 💖 and Damian, you have given me so much support, and I couldn’t ask for a better brother! ❤️ love ya! 😘 I would like to thank the extraordinary, Karolina. You have helped me get where I am today, you met me the second day I was born, and I love you so much! 💗I would like to thank My godmother, Lin, my sister from another mister, Katrina, & her parents Jeff and Lizztte. Everyone has helped me so much on this jouney! And I wanted to thank my friends, for being there for me. My masterchef Junior friends and my new and old friends. I just wanted to say thank you💗😘

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Ava Della Pietra (School of Rock) will promote her new EP at Rockwood Music Hall!

Check out these performance videos from Tunes in Times Square!

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Also, here are pictures from Tunes in Times Square!

And check out this picture from the kids of School of Rock!



After three sold out engagements, FUTUREFEST returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below!
Presented by the Foundation of New American Musicals and Open Hydrant Theater Company, this popular Los Angeles/New York City showcase spotlights rising local young talent in a celebration of the next generation of musical theatre artists.  At FutureFest, middle/high-school and college students sing songs from new musicals written by leading and rising lyricists/composers.
Songs by Stephen Schwartz, Scott Alan, Ryan Scott Oliver, Jeff Thomson, Oliver Houser, Michael Cooper, Jordan Mann, Ben Toth, Chad Beguelin, Erik Przytulski, Michael Kooman, Christopher Dimond and many others have been showcased at this event, hosted by special celebrity guests. Past hosts have included Patrick Cassidy (Assassins), Jeff Marx (Avenue Q), AJ Holmes (Team StarKid/Book of Mormon), Jonah Platt (Wicked), Paris Barclay (Glee, DGA President), Ben Toth (Musical Director, Kristin Chenoweth, Cheyenne Jackson) and Graham Phillips (13,The Good Wife).
Students are selected from a variety of middle/high schools/colleges such as  NYU, Pace University, Fordham, Columbia, Stuyvesant HS, Bronx High School of Science, Regis HS, Bronx Prep, Democracy Prep, Monsignor Farrell, Notre Dame Academy, Pelham HS, Bronx School of the Arts, and LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts.
Bob Klein, Linda Shusett, and Marcia Seligson (Past Producing Artistic Director of Reprise, UCLA) and Luis Cardenas and Sarah Rosenberg (Artistic Directors of Open Hydrant Theater Company) are proud and honored to bring FutureFest to New York City! Join us for an exciting evening of musical theatre presented by tomorrow’s rising stars.
The evening will be hosted by Sasha Forman.

FRANKENSTEIN Opens at Ensemble for the Romantic Century, Elie Samouhi to Appear on “Lip Sync Battle Shorties,” and more!

Happy Opening to the company of Frankenstein, presented by the Ensemble for the Romantic Century! Break a leg, everyone!

Elie Samouhi (A Christmas Story Live) will appear in an upcoming episode of “Lip Sync Battle Shorties” on Nickelodeon! Find out more:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Frozen, Once On This Island, School of Rock, Waitress, Kinky Boots, Miss Saigon, and Radio City Christmas Spectacular!

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Happy Thanksgiving, “Nella the Princess Knight” with Akira Golz Nominated for an Image Award, and more!


Happy Thanksgiving! Check out these videos of Once On This Island and Anastasia performing on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade earlier today! In addition to those shows, several of our kids and alumni performed with “Sesame Street,” Camp Broadway, and Jimmy Fallon and the Roots. Congratulations, everyone!

Congrats to “Nella the Princess Knight,” starring Akira Golz (Matilda), which is nominated for an Image Award! Get more details:

Will Meyers (Generation Me) will guest star on “Fresh Off The Boat”! Find out more:

“She’s Gotta Have It,” with Taliyah Whitaker (brownsville song (b-side for tray)), hits Netflix today! Congratulations, Taliyah!

Marco Schittone (Tuck Everlasting) guest starred on “The Gifted”! Congrats, Marco! Watch his episode on Fox.com.

Get a glimpse at backstage life at Anastasia on BroadwayBox.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Miss Saigon, A Christmas Story Live, School of Rock, Waitress, and Anastasia!

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NYMF Awards Announced, KINKY BOOTS Sings Cyndi Lauper at 54 Below Tonight, and more!


Play Like a Winner, Generation Me, and Peace, Love and Cupcakes all won NYMF Awards! Zoe Wilson won an Outstanding Individual Performance Award for Play Like a Winner; Carrie Berk won an Outstanding Individual Performance Award for Peace, Love and Cupcakes, and the show received a special citation for “Building A Movement Through Musical Theatre”; and Milo Manheim and Julia Nightingale won performance awards for Generation Me, as well as Best Musical and many other awards for the show! Find out more in these Facebook and Instagram posts:

The cast of Kinky Boots, including Devin Trey Campbell, Christopher Convery, Jesús Del Orden, and Jake Katzman, is singing the music of Cyndi Lauper at 54 Below! Get more details on 54Below.com.

Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables) appears in this commercial for Monopoly! Check it out:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, On Your Feet, School of Rock, Anastasia, A Bronx Tale, and Frozen!


Tai Sandhu Joins “Braid,” Aviva Winick on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” and more!


Tai Sandhu (Peace, Love and Cupcakes) has joined the cast of the indie film “Braid”! Find out more in her Instagram post:

Aviva Winick (Matilda, Ragtime on Ellis Island) guest starred on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” this week! Watch below:

Anthony Rosenthal (Really Rosie, Falsettos) has a very important acting “tip” to share!

Check out more photo coverage from this week’s Broadway in Bryant Park on Playbill.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Frozen, Really Rosie, Miss Saigon, Anastasia, Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, School of Rock, and On Your Feet!

SCHOOL OF ROCK and A BRONX TALE Cast Departures, THE TRAVELING LADY and NYMF Shows Close, and more!

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Happy Trails to Gianna Harris, Brandon Niederauer, Sammy Ramirez, Paul Luke Bonenfant, Raghav Mehrotra, and Jersey Sullivan, who all played their final performance in School of Rock today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you!

Happy Trails to Hudson Loverro, who played his final performance in A Bronx Tale today! Congrats on a great run!

Finally, Happy Trails to the companies of The Traveling Lady, Play Like a Winner, Generation Me, and Peace, Love and Cupcakes, which all finished their runs today! Best of luck in all your future endeavors!

Christian Mullins (Kinky Boots tour) made his Broadway debut in Kinky Boots this week!

Watch footage from the A Bronx Tale performance at this week’s Broadway in Bryant Park below or on BroadwayWorld.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, School of Rock, Kinky Boots, On Your Feet, Generation Me, A Bronx Tale, The Lion King, Anastasia, and Frozen!

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Happy Belated Birthday to Nicole Scimeca, Avey Noble on “What Would You Do?,” and more!

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Happy Belated Birthday to Nicole Scimeca (Anastasia)! We hope you had a great day!

Alum Avey Noble (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) guest starred on What Would You Do? tonight on ABC at 9pm!

YBAN’s Audrey was at the opening of Peace, Love and Cupcakes last night and had a great time! Congratulations everyone!

Broadway in the Boros featured a performance from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory this afternoon in Borough Hall Plaza!

Alyssa Marvin (Number the Stars, Dream Street), Madeleine Pace (Once), and more will be performing at the Broadway Comedy Club on Sunday at 5pm!

Congrats to Luca Padovan (Marvin’s Room), who has booked the role of Paco on Lifetime’s upcoming series “YOU”!

Milo Manheim (Generation Me) and his mom Camryn Manheim spoke with the New York Post! Check out the article at NYPost.com!

Zoe Wilson (Play Like A Winner) spoke with The Interval NY! Check out the feature at TheIntervalNY.com!

And check out these pictures and videos from the kids of Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Really Rosie, Anastasia, Generation Me, Marvin’s Room, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

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