Presley Ryan’s and Shane Davis’s Birthdays, WOMEN WITHOUT MEN Casting, and more!

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Happy birthday to Presley Ryan (Fun Home, The Sound of Music LIVE, A Little Princess) and Shane Davis (Matilda)! We hope you both had a great day today!

Congratulations to Shannon Harrington (White Christmas tour), Alexa Shae Niziak (Matilda, A Christmas Story, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), and Beatrice Tulchin (Matilda, A Christmas Story), who have been cast in the upcoming Off-Broadway show Women Without Men at the Mint Theater! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com!

Check out these videos of Fabi Aguirre (On Your Feet, Les Miserables) and Sam Poon (The King and I, Macbeth) performing at Cabaret for a Cause!

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Check out all these pictures from the Cabaret for a Cause photoshoot!

Mia Sinclair Jenness (Les Miserables, Number the Stars, The Sound of Music LIVE) is headed back to Les Miserables, this time as Little Cosette! And fresh off playing Matilda in the Matilda tour, she will be appearing as Matilda at the Boston Tree Lighting!

Bobbi MacKenzie (School of Rock) was named one of the coolest black kids in America by Ebony.com! Read the article on her HERE, and watch the video below:

Sophia Anne Caruso (Lazarus, The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!) is among Crain’s New York 20 Under 20! Find out more on CrainsNewYork.com.

Here is a montage from KOTA’s Heart to Heart event at 54 Below for Free2Luv!

Here’s more video from the Broadway Salutes event featuring Jake Lucas (The King and I) and Sydney Lucas (Fun Home)!

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


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

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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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Chloe Grace Moretz in “The Little Mermaid” Remake, Christian Michael Camporin in FINDING NEVERLAND, and more!

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Congratulations to Chloe Grace Moretz (The Public Theater’s The Library), who will star as the title character in the upcoming live-action movie of “The Little Mermaid”! Get more information on MTV.co.uk!

 
 
 
 

Congrats to Christian Michael Camporin (Matilda), who has joined the cast of Finding Neverland! Here he is celebrating with the company:


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Victoria Leigh‘s (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) episode of “Law & Order: SVU” is now on Hulu! Watch it HERE or below:

Check out these video clips from First Daughter Suite, featuring Carly Tamer!

Check out pictures from Kids of the Arts’ Heart to Heart event at 54 Below, benefiting Free2Luv, below!

Here’s a preview of the School of Rock kids performing “If Only You Would Listen”!

Teshi Thomas (The Lion King) has been cast in a new voiceover project! Congrats, Teshi! Get more information below:

Congrats to Timothy TV Cao (Matilda), who will appear on “Limitless” on November 10th! Watch his interview about it below or on KWCH.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Fun Home, A Christmas Story, On Your Feet, The Lion King, Matilda, Lazarus, Kinky Boots, School of Rock, and Finding Neverland!



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Heart to Heart TODAY, ON YOUR FEET Opening Night Coverage, and more!

Heart to Heart, Kids of the Arts’ event at 54 Below benefiting Free 2 Luv, was today! We wish we could’ve been there, but we are sure the cast did a fantastic job! Congratulations to all. Get more information on 54Below.com.

Check out pictures from opening night of On Your Feet on BroadwayWorld.com, TheaterMania.com, and Broadway.com!

Gabriella Pizzolo (Fun Home) is Broadway.com’s latest Fresh Face! Watch her interview below or on Broadway.com!

Congratulations to Megan Trageser (Dream Street), who just wrapped a pilot for Adult Swim! Get more information in her Facebook post below:

In case you missed it, you can check out the School of Rock Vanity Fair article on VanityFair.com!

The upcoming Cabaret for a Cause (on November 29th) is holding auditions! More details in the Instagram post below:


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Also, get your tickets to Cabaret for a Cause HERE, and check out the current lineup below:

You can see the official track list for this year’s Carols for a Cure CD on Playbill.com! Also, check out Fun Home‘s Carols for a Cure song, “Home’s With You,” below or on SoundCloud.com!

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


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Jon Viktor Corpuz’s Birthday, CABARET FOR A CAUSE at BroadwayCon, and more!

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Happy birthday to Jon Viktor Corpuz (The King and I)! We hope you had a great day!

Cabaret for a Cause will be part of a 50-minute panel and a performance at BroadwayCon. The line-up is subject to change, but currently, the panel is set to include Sophia Gennusa (Matilda, Doctor Zhivago), Oona Laurence (Matilda), Sawyer Nunes (Finding Neverland, Matilda), Sam Poon (The King and I, Macbeth), Taylor Richardson (Annie, A Christmas Memory), and Ripley Sobo (Matilda, Once). The date and time will be announced shortly. Check out the announcement picture below!

The first Heart to Heart concert with Kids of the Arts at 54 Below is coming up soon! It is on November 7th and it will benefit Free2Luv. Get your tickets HERE, and check out the picture below of Abigail Paige Murphy (Dream Street) prepping for the event!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Finding Neverland, School of Rock, Fun Home, Matilda, and Lazarus!

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Playin mini bass with @dougwimbish

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Back to ballet #bdc

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FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE Opening Night, Alumni in ELF Tours, and more!

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Happy opening to Carly Tamer and the company of First Daughter Suite! Congrats and have fun tonight!

Congratulations to Nicky Torchia (Kinky Boots) and Joshua Colley (Les Miserables, Newsies), who have both been cast in Elf tours this year! Nicky has joined the West Coast company as Michael, which you can find out more about HERE. Joshua will play Michael in the tour that comes through NYC’s Madison Square Garden in December! Get more information about that tour on Playbill.com.

The new name for this year’s Radio City Spring Spectacular has been announced! It will be renamed the Rockettes New York Spectacular! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

Reminder: the Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret, featuring Broadway kids Grace Capeless (The Lion King, Matilda, A Christmas Story), Bonale Fambrini (The King and I), Akira Golz (Matilda), Sydney Lucas (Fun Home), Jake Lucas (The King and I, Newsies), and Alexandria Suarez (On Your Feet), is on November 9th! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

The full lineup of the first Heart to Heart concert with Kids of the Arts at 54 Below has been announced! Congrats to all the kids in the show–we know it will be a great event! Find out who they are below:

Emma Howard (Matilda, Violet) and Jaidyn Young (Annie) will perform at 54 Below together in March 2016! Get more information below:

See Fina Strazza (Matilda) and Brooklyn Shuck (Matilda, Annie) hang out with Susan Blackwell at the Broadway Flea Market in a video on Broadway.com!

Catch Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita, A Little Princess) in Azaio in Philadelphia this weekend! Get tickets HERE. And here’s a picture of Mavis performing in the show:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Kinky Boots, Matilda, and Fun Home!


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DREAM STREET Opening Night Coverage, Alexa Valentino in A Time To Shine, and more!

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There is now photo coverage from opening night of Dream Street up on BroadwayWorld! Check it out HERE!

Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars) has joined the lineup for the next A Time To Shine cabaret on August 23rd! Get more information HERE.

Congratulations to Jake Katzman (Kinky Boots), whose artwork was picked to be the logo for Broadway Serves! Check out photos below:

And here are pictures from the kids of Dream Street, Three Days To See, The King and I, Fun Home, Matilda, Kinky Boots, Les Miserables, and Finding Neverland!


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With this guy. @brandon_gladfelter

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YBAN at DREAM STREET, Luca Padovan and Aidan Gemme Join CHARLIE BROWN, and more!

First, I was lucky enough to see Dream Street‘s opening night last night! The show was awesome–I saw Nicole Wildy, Ashley Lanzoni, Abigail Paige Murphy, and the Blue Cast in the rotating roles. The entire cast was great, and I am sure their counterparts in the other casts are equally talented! Get your tickets now if you’re in the NYC area on DreamStreetNYC.com! I also got to meet two of the actors from the show who are featured on our site: Alexa Valentino (Number the Stars) and Sophie Knapp (Once, A Little Princess)–you can see our pictures below. All of us at YBAN wish “broken legs” to the entire cast and crew for the rest of the run!

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Congrats to Luca Padovan (Newsies, School of Rock) and Aidan Gemme (Finding Neverland, No Man’s Land/Waiting for Godot, Mary Poppins) who have joined the You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown concert at 54 Below as Linus and Snoopy respectively! They join previously announced cast members Joshua Colley (Les Miserables, Newsies) as Charlie Brown, Milly Shapiro (Matilda) as Sally, Mavis Simpson-Ernst (A Little Princess, Evita) as Lucy, and Zachary Unger (Big Fish, Chaplin, Newsies). Get more information on TheaterMania.com.

The American Repertory Theater’s production of Waitress has officially announced that it will begin previews on Broadway in March 2016 and open in April 2016! Get more information about the show on Playbill.com.

Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn, recently performed at The Muny in St. Louis, Missouri, may be in talks to come to Broadway! It previously ran at Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut. Get more information about the rumors on BroadwayWorld.com!

And here are tons of pictures and videos from the kids of Dream Street on their opening night, as well as from the kids of Matilda and Les Miserables!

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DREAM STREET Opening, Videos from the Kids of FUN HOME, FINDING NEVERLAND, and more!

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Happy Opening to the cast of Dream Street!

And check out BroadwayWorld’s pictures from Dream Street rehearsals HERE!

Also, YBAN’s Audrey is seeing the opening night of Dream Street tonight–stay tuned for her writeup about the show!

Congratulations to Sophie Knapp (Dream Street), who has booked a promo for Nickelodeon!

Also, Hayden Gelman (Dream Street) has joined Twitter! Follow her @haydenallie13!


Check out the video above of Casey Butler and Noah Hinsdale of Finding Neverland in the latest edition of “Backstage Games”!

Watch Oscar Williams and Sydney Lucas of Fun Home in a Frozen parody video below!

Check out this video of Swayam Bhatia (Dream Street) walking at the Auto Immune Fashion Show below!

Watch Alexa Valentino (Dream Street) sing “Everlasting” from Tuck Everlasting in the video below!

And here’s a video of Danielle Becht (Dream Street) singing the National Anthem!

And check out these pictures and videos from the kids of Dream Street, Fun Home, and The Lion King!


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Fabi Aguirre at Birdland, FUN HOME Kids See Hamilton, and more!

Fabi Aguirre (Les Miserables) performed “Pulled” from The Addams Family at Birdland recently! Check out her performance in the video below.

The kids of Fun Home saw Hamilton recently! Check out their photos from that and other recent events, as well as other pictures from the kids of Dream Street and Les Miserables!