YBAN Founder Lindsay’s Birthday, John Allyn to Depart SCHOOL OF ROCK, YBAN Class of 2018, and more!

Happy birthday to YBAN’s founder Lindsay! We hope you had a great day!

John Allyn will play his final performance as Billy in School of Rock on July 29th. See him before then if you can!

Congratulations to YBAN’s Class of 2018!

Ayla Schwartz (Frozen) was recently interviewed on KidGooRoo.com!

“Shadowhunters,” with alum Katherine McNamara (A Little Night Music), will end in spring 2019. Get more information on Deadline.com.

You can soon do your own production of Waitress, courtesy of MTI! Find out more about the licensing rights on BroadwayWorld.com.

The kids of Broadway recently volunteered with Broadway Serves! Check out pictures:

Samuel Li Weintraub (Miss Saigon) has booked a film! More details to come.

Watch Mimi Ryder and Mattea Conforti battle it out in Matilda trivia in this week’s Frozen vlog!

Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) has booked a project with HBO!

The free performance of Runaways is a week from yesterday!

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And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, School of Rock, and The Lion King!

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Sam Chuck Still In LES MISERABLES, Rocco Wu Makes Prince Chulalongkorn Debut, and more!

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Exciting news–Sam Chuck has NOT left Les Miserables as we announced yesterday! He will continue to play the role of Gavroche through January 3rd, 2016!

Congratulations to Rocco Wu (The King and I), who made his Prince Chulalongkorn debut last night!

Waitress, Tuck Everlasting, Disaster!, She Loves Me, The Crucible, and more are among NewYork.com’s most anticipated Broadway shows of 2016! Find out more HERE.

Teshi Thomas (The Lion King) is in this music video for artist Kennedy Slocum! Watch it below:

The Sound of Music LIVE will re-air on NBC on December 26th at 8pm! Get more information in this Facebook post:

Brandon Niederauer, Ethan Khusidman, and Jersey Sullivan of School of Rock performed at NYU last night! Congrats, boys!

Jon Viktor Corpuz (The King and I) is featured on Humans Of Broadway! Read his post below:

School of Rock will offer rush tickets! Details below:

Rachel Quiner (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) was featured in My Paper Online! Read her article HERE!

Fiddler on the Roof, First Daughter Suite, Fun Home, The King and I, and more made BuzzFeed’s “18 Plays and Musicals I Loved in 2015” list! Read the full list on BuzzFeed.com!

And here are pictures from the kids of Finding Neverland, Dream Street, Les Miserables, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The Lion King, and School of Rock!


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PETER PAN LIVE and INTO THE WOODS Album Information and more!

The Peter Pan LIVE album is available for purchase on iTunes today! Get more information HERE!

The soundtrack for the Into the Woods movie (featuring Lilla Crawford of Annie and Billy Elliot) was also released on iTunes today, and it shot into the iTunes Top 20 within hours! Get more information HERE.

We are also congratulating Lilla and her Into the Woods castmates on their Critics Choice Movie Award nomination for Best Acting Ensemble! Get more information and the full list of nominations HERE!

In other news, The Sound of Music LIVE will air on NBC on December 20, 2014, at 8:00 pm!

Check out this great video of the four girls in the title role of Matilda (Tori Feinstein, Eliza Holland Madore, Brooklyn Shuck, and Fina Strazza) on “What’s Hot on Broadway”!

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

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Toys for Tots Variety Show, SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE Kids at 54 Below, and more!

Tomorrow is the Toys for Tots Variety Show, starring lots of Broadway kids from Evita, Kinky Boots, Once, and more! Make sure to check it out!

 

 

 

 

The kids of The Sound of Music LIVE take the stage at 54 Below on December 17th! Get your tickets and more information on the event HERE!

And here are pictures from the kids of Radio City Christmas Spectacular and Matilda!

RUTHLESS! Returns, SOUL DOCTOR Casts Boys, and more!

Tonight, Ruthless! returns to NYC with new star Tori Murray. Break a leg, Tori!

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Soul Doctor has announced its cast! Congratulations to Dylan Boyd and Hayden Wall (Les Mis national tour) who will rotate as Young Scholmo. Previews begin in December!

Generations has extended again! The production goes through November 23rd. Be sure to catch Khail Toi Bryant and the company before then!

The kids of “Sound of Music LIVE” will reunite at 54 Below for a special concert on December 17th at 9:30pm. Performers include all 7 kids as well as their standbys. Get your tickets at 54Below.com!

K’Lynn Jackman (The Lion King) has added a bunch of pictures of previous performances which you can check out at her Facebook fan page.

More video sneak peeks for the film adaptations of Annie and Into the Woods have been released. Check out Eden Duncan-Smith (The Lion King) and Lilla Crawford (Annie) in action below!

And here are even more pictures and videos from the kids of MatildaThe Lion King, and Number the Stars!

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Huge, Gigantic Update (including KINKY and MATILDA cast changes!)

Note: We have created a separate post with all Newsies news. Please check out the post HERE!

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So sorry for the lack of updates! I know a lot has happened since I last updated on Saturday, so here is a gigantic update.

On Your Feet is officially coming to Broadway! The upcoming Broadway production will play the Marquis Theater. Opening night is set for November 5, 2015 with previews set for October 5, 2015. A developmental lab is scheduled for fall 2014 with Chicago tryouts occuring next spring. We do not have an official cast for the Broadway run quite yet. However, the recent reading featured young actors Alexandria Suarez and Ezequiel Pujols.

HUGE congratulations to “The Sound of Music LIVE!” which took home an Emmy this past Saturday! The broadcast won Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for A Miniseries, Movie or Special. The production is still in the running for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special, which will be presented at the Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25th.

A new Matilda starts this week! Please welcome little Fina Strazza to the company. A new batch of Matildas are set to start within the next month, so be on the lookout!

D’Andre Lee has returned to Kinky Boots after a week off. David Austin has departed and is now rehearsing for the national tour of Kinky Boots. Welcome back, D’Andre!

The kids of Matilda were asked by BuzzFeed what they want to do when they grow up. You can read the cute article over HERE!

“Dora and Friends” premiered on Nickelodeon last night. Congratulations to Isabela Moner (Evita) who plays Kate! You can read all about her success in Hollywood and Broadway at Cleveland.com. It’s a great article!

Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita, A Little Princess) is performing in an opera in Italy at the end of the month. The poster has been released and it is beautiful! See it at our Facebook fan page.

Douglas Baldeo (Kinky Boots) recently uploaded videos from his previous dance competitions over at his YouTube channel. Take a look at the playlist below for all the videos!


 
A brand new production photo from the upcoming film version of Annie has been released! Take a look at the image at BroadwayWorld.com.

The kids of Les Miserables and Broadway-bound Finding Neverland participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge. You can watch their videos below! Great job, everyone!


 
The girls of Annie had a mini-reunion in Washington, DC! Jaidyn Young, Georgi James, Taylor Richardson, and Emily Rosenfeld saw The Lion King with Tyrah Skye Odoms playing Young Nala. You can find their adorable reunion picture over HERE!

The kids of Motown took PIX 11 News backstage at Motown and showed them what it’s like to be a kid on Broadway. Watch the video below!


 
The girls of Once took part in the recent special curtain call with Once composer Glen Hansard. Check out Madeleine Pace and Laurel Griggs celebrating with their cast down below!


 
And here are a bunch of pictures from the kids of Les Miserables, The Lion King, Motown, Annie, Matilda, and Ruthless!

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