Drama Desk Award Nominations Announcement Tomorrow, SAMARA Extends Run, and more!

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Remember to tune in to the Drama Desk Award nominations, streaming on TheaterMania beginning at 10am EST tomorrow morning! Get more details HERE.

Samara has extended its run through May 14th! Find out more on TheaterMania.com.

Watch the full episode of “The Americans” featuring Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess) on FXNetworks.com!

Check out pictures of the cast of Waitress celebrating the show’s 1-year anniversary on BroadwayWorld.com!

The Lion King took home Best Presentation at this year’s BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition, and Sunday in the Park with George raised the second most amount of money! Find out more about the Easter Bonnet results on Playbill.com.

Gabby Pizzolo (Fun Home, Matilda) has joined the cast of a reading of Pamela’s First Musical! Find out more about the reading and the show, based on a children’s book by Wendy Wasserstein, on Playbill.com.

Congratulations to Luca Padovan (School of Rock, Newsies), who has been cast in Marvin’s Room! The show will bow on Broadway this summer with Roundabout Theatre Company. Also, Luca talked about what it’s like to be a kid on Broadway on Backstage.com!

Take a look at some pictures from yesterday’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular for the role of Clara!

Jake Katzman (Kinky Boots) has booked his first horror film! Find out more and see some pictures of Jake on set:

Ethan Haberfield (Mary Poppins) and Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story) will host A Time To Shine on May 7th! The lineup includes Jeremy Todd Shinder (Runaways, A Christmas Story). Get more details:

I'm so excited to be doing a new cabaret on May 7 hosted by 2 of my good friends, Ethan Haberfield and Analise Scarpaci.

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Lianah Sta. Ana appears in Week 5 of the “American Dream” Broadway.com vlog at Miss Saigon! Watch it below:

Paul Luke Bonenfant will go on for Zack in School of Rock on April 28th, April 29th, and May 1st! Find out more in his Instagram post:

Come see me as Zack in @sormusical this Friday, Saturday, and Monday!! (28,29,1st) #guitar #broadwaykids @broadwayunderstudies

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And here are pictures from the kids of Waitress and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

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FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE Closes, Brandon Niederauer Featured in NY Daily News, and more!


Congratulations to the company of First Daughter Suite on a great run!

Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) was featured in the New York Daily News this past Thursday! Read the article HERE.

Alexandria Suarez (On Your Feet) performed with her castmates at yesterday’s Ham4Ham show at Hamilton! Watch the video below:

Jim Kaplan (The King and I) was featured on Lincoln Center Theater’s Instagram, saying what he was thankful for! Check it out:

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And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The Lion King, School of Rock, Fun Home, Matilda, Before Your Very Eyes, and Kinky Boots!

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FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Begins Previews, Alexandra Vlachos’s Birthday, and more!


Happy belated birthday to Alexandra Vlachos (Matilda), who turned 10 this past Monday! We hope your day was great!

Happy first preview to the company of Fiddler on the Roof! A special “break a leg” to Hayley Feinstein (A Little Princess)!

Congratulations to Hayleigh Jusas (Dream Street, A Little Princess), who has booked a web film for Disney! Here she is on set:

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Check out pictures of Gabriella Pizzolo (Fun Home, Matilda) at a panel about “Broadway at the White House” on HuffingtonPost.com!

Here is a sneak peek of “Stick It To The Man” from School of Rock!

There are just a few tickets left to Cabaret for a Cause on November 29th! Get yours now on CabaretForACause.us!

Kolette Tetlow (Iowa) can be heard this Sunday during the American Music Awards! Here she is in the recording studio:

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Here are some pictures of Josiah Jacoby (Dream Street) and Rachael McVey (Dream Street) celebrating opening night of A Christmas Story at the Walnut Street Theatre!

In addition to the previously-announced kids of School of Rock, the kids of Fun Home will also be performing at “Puttin’ On The Brits” this Sunday! Find out more HERE.

Finding Neverland has announced that it will give a behind-the-scenes look at the show to more than 3,000 New York City public school students! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Congratulations to Ashley Lanzoni (Dream Street), who has booked a Nick Jr. voiceover gig! Get more information in her Twitter post:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, On Your Feet, Fun Home, Matilda, Before Your Very Eyes, The King and I, School of Rock, and Lazarus!

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SCHOOL OF ROCK Cast To Make TV Appearance, “Broadway at the White House” Lineup, and more!


The cast of School of Rock made a TV appearance earlier tonight! Did you watch? Get more information below:

Several of our featured shows will take part in the White House and First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Broadway at the White House” special on TLC! They are Finding Neverland, Fun Home, On Your Feet, and School of Rock, as well as a few other Broadway shows! Get more information on Variety.com.

The kids of Fun Home appeared in tonight’s Ham4Ham show at about 5:55pm! YBAN’s Audrey and Emily were there, but unfortunately we didn’t get a video–so here’s someone else’s video of the Fun Home kids’ performance!

And here is Gabriella Pizzolo‘s rap at Friday night’s performance of Fun Home to support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS!

Learn more about what the kids of School of Rock like to read, and enter to win a trip to see the show in NYC on OOMScholasticBlog.com!

Get to know the cast of School of Rock in this #ImWithTheBand video!

Here is the official montage from Team A of Before Your Very Eyes!

Douglas Baldeo (Kinky Boots) will appear on the Sesame Street float during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

We just found pictures from the “Tune In Time” event where Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin), Grace Matwijec (Matilda), and Nicky Torchia (Kinky Boots) took part as judges! Check them out on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out more photo coverage from the first preview of School of Rock on MTV.com!

Ashley Lanzoni (Dream Street) appears in this commercial for Wayfair!

The Lion King will have a digital lottery beginning next week! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com!

Check out photo coverage from Kids of the Arts’ Heart to Heart on BroadwayWorld.com!

And here are pictures from the kids of Fun Home, Matilda, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The King and I, School of Rock, Kinky Boots, and The Lion King!

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ON YOUR FEET Opens, DISASTER! To Come To Broadway, and more!


Happy opening to the company of On Your Feet! We wish broken legs to all! And check out new production pictures from the show on Playbill.com!

Disaster! has announced that it will open on Broadway in Spring 2016! The show’s current first preview date is February 9th, and its current opening night date is March 8th. Get more information on TheaterMania.com!

Ruthless! has extended Off-Broadway through January 30th! Find out more on TheaterMania.com.

The boys of Finding Neverland will be teaching a workshop at A Class Act NY on December 13th, and there is a contest to win a free spot! Get more information in the Twitter post below:

Congratulations to Alexa Valentino (Dream Street), who has booked another film! (And on her birthday, too–that must have been the coolest present ever!) Stay tuned for more information.

Check out this new montage from Before Your Very Eyes!

Lilyana Cornell (Les Miserables) is in this Target commercial!

Check out these pictures from the A Christmas Story reunion concert at 54 Below!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Dream Street, Ruthless!, Fun Home, School of Rock, On Your Feet, Matilda, and Kinky Boots!


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Ethan Halford Holder’s Birthday, Olivia Fanders in SHREK International Tour, and more!


Happy birthday to Ethan Halford Holder (The King and I)! We hope you had a great day, Ethan!

Congratulations to Olivia Fanders (A Little Princess), who will play Young Fiona on the upcoming international tour of Shrek! Get more information below:

Celebrate six months of Fun Home on Broadway with the video below!

This year’s Carols for a Cure CD is now available for purchase! It features the casts of Finding Neverland, Matilda, The King and I, Kinky Boots, Fun Home, Les Miserables, School of Rock, and more! Find out more and buy it HERE!

Amélie might come to Broadway in 2017! Get more information on Broadway.com!

Lots of our featured shows will be participating in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! Fiddler on the Roof, Finding Neverland, The King and I, and On Your Feet will all perform during the first hour of the TV broadcast of the parade! The company of School of Rock will be in the parade on a float! Get more information on TheaterMania.com.

Congratulations to the company of The Lion King, which has just become the third-longest-running Broadway show ever! Check out their post below:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Before Your Very Eyes, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The Lion King, The King and I, School of Rock, Fun Home, Matilda, and Kinky Boots!


FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE To Get Cast Album, Ivy Idzakovich in COUNTESS DRACULA, and more!


Congrats to the company of First Daughter Suite, which will record a cast album! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Ivy Idzakovich (A Little Princess) is part of Countess Dracula, performing Off-Off-Broadway at Jovia Studios October 29th through 31st! Congrats and break a leg, Ivy! Get tickets HERE and more information below:

Young Broadway Actor News’s Facebook page now has more than 1,000 likes! Thank you for your support, everyone! Check out the page HERE.

Check out opening night pictures from Before Your Very Eyes on TheaterMania.com!

The new digital lottery for Matilda is now open! Get more information on TheaterMania.com.

“Southpaw,” featuring Oona Laurence (Matilda), is now available on DVD, Blu-ray, and On Demand! Watch it now!

Check out this video from the girls of The King and I!

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




BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES Opens, Brandon Niederauer to Perform at Mash Jam, and more!


Happy opening to the company of Before Your Very Eyes! Break a leg! And here are some new promo pictures from the show, featuring Rose Bell-McKinley and Eloise Celine!

Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) will perform at the fourth annual Mash Jam to benefit music programming for teens in New York City! Get more information HERE.

Check out this video from the Fun Home kids of a goodbye song for Amazing Grace, which closed this past Sunday!

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



Jorge Vega’s Birthday, RADIO CITY Casting, and more!

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Happy Birthday to Jorge Vega (Radio City Christmas Spectacular)! We hope your day was wonderful.

More casting for Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been announced! Kayla Mak returns as one of the Claras and Jack Mastrianni (A Christmas Story) and Jack Broderick (Matilda) will join Sawyer Nunes as one of the Patricks. Congratulations, everyone!

Sam Chuck (Les Miserables) will take part as Little Jake in New York City Center’s Annie Get Your Gun with Megan Hilty! Performances are Oct. 27-28, 2015. More info can be found at NYCityCenter.org. Congrats, Sam!

The first production photos for Before Your Very Eyes are now on BroadwayWorld.com! Take a look.

Poster art for “Coat of Many Colors” (feat. Hannah Nordberg of Little Miss Sunshine) is now online! Take a look below. The TV movie will air Dec. 9th on NBC at 9/10c (click on it for a full image).

The Lion King will record new production footage in honor of their 18th anniversary and they’re inviting the public to attend! Filming will take place on Oct. 30th. Attendees should arrive by 12:30pm to begin at 1pm. Filming will last for 3-4 hours. To RSVP, visit TheLionKing.com/CircleOfLife.

Watch a brand new montage from First Daughter Suite feat. Carly Tamer below!

And here are more pictures from the kids of Tuck Everlasting, Finding Neverland, Dream Street, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Fun Home, Matilda, School of Rock, and Kinky Boots!



Tahlia Ellie on “Unraveled,” Emma Howard at iDance4aCURE Meet and Greet, and more!


Congratulations to Tahlia Ellie (The Gray Man), who has booked an episode of “Unraveled” on Discovery ID! Tahlia’s episode will probably air in the new year. Have fun on set, Tahlia!

If you’re in the Los Angeles area, come meet Emma Howard (Violet, Matilda) at Dockweiler State Beach on November 8th as part of a meet and greet at iDance4aCURE! Get more information in the Facebook post below:

Congratulations to Jorge Vega (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), who has booked a new film called “Paterson”! Here’s a picture of Jorge with the director, Jim Jarmusch!

We need bios and headshots for our Before Your Very Eyes page! Please send us any that you may have through our Contact page HERE!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Gray Man, Fun Home, Before Your Very Eyes, Dream Street, The Lion King, School of Rock, and Matilda!