YBAN’s Lindsay Sees Douglas Baldeo in THE BODYGUARD Tour, Ella Dane Morgan Takes Over BwayDaily, and more!

YBAN’s founder Lindsay caught up with alum Douglas Baldeo (Kinky Boots) in Los Angeles, as well as Kevelin B. Jones III; they alternate in the tour of The Bodyguard!

Ella Dane Morgan (Waitress) took over @BwayDaily on Instagram today!


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

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Nala Hamilton’s Birthday, “3 Generations” with Mattea Conforti Out Now, and more!

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Happy belated birthday to Nala Hamilton (The Lion King)! We hope you had a great day, Nala!

“3 Generations,” featuring Mattea Conforti (Sunday in the Park with George, Matilda), is out now!

Fabi Aguirre (On Your Feet, Les Miserables) has joined the NBC pilot “Gone”! Find out more:


I'm so excited to be in Pittsburgh and be part of this new project! #Gone #NBC #pilot #blessed

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Lianah Sta. Ana (Miss Saigon) is now a Presidential Scholar in the Arts! Check her out on the list HERE.

Anastasia has announced a tour! Get more details on Broadway.com.

“Rise,” with Taylor Richardson (Smokefall, Annie, A Christmas Memory), Brooklyn Shuck (Les Miserables, Tuck Everlasting, Matilda, Annie), and Brett Gray (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), has been picked up! Look for it on NBC, and get more details on Deadline.com.

Nico Bustamante (A Room of My Own) will guest star on “Bull” on May 23rd on CBS! Find out more:


Amelie has announced that it will close on May 21st. Go see it while you can, and find out more on Playbill.com.

Check out photos from last week’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular auditions:

Take a look at pictures of the School of Rock kids meeting Saving Our Cinderellas on Playbill.com!

Go backstage at On Your Feet on BroadwayBox.com!

According to an Equity casting notice, Shadowlands will play Off-Broadway this fall at Fellowship for the Performing Arts! Get more details on Playbill.com.

The cast of A Bronx Tale will perform at Barnes & Noble! Get more information on Broadway.com.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will open on Broadway on April 22nd, 2018! Find out more on Playbill.com.

The cast album for Iowa, which played Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons, is out now! Give it a listen:

Audrey Bennett received a visit at Amelie from lots of her The Sound of Music national tour castmates! Check out pictures HERE.

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

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Jahi Di’Allo Winston in “Untouchable,” ON YOUR FEET Boys in Video from R.Evolución Latina, and more!

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Jahi Di’Allo Winston (The Lion King) will appear in the upcoming film “Untouchable,” starring Kevin Hart, Julianna Margulies, Nicole Kidman, and Bryan Cranston! Congrats, Jahi!

Watch Eduardo Hernandez (On Your Feet) and Kevin Tellez (On Your Feet) in this video from R.Evolución Latina celebrating Latinx Broadway pros!

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

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Bailey Ryon to Teach Workshop in New Jersey, “The Americans” Returns Tonight, and more!

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Bailey Ryon (Matilda) will teach a workshop in New Jersey! Get more details HERE.

Tonight at 8pm was the return of “The Americans,” featuring Holly Taylor (Billy Elliot)! Check out the trailer for Season 5:

Hudson Loverro spoke to Pix11 about A Bronx Tale! Check out the interview on Pix11.com. Also, the cast album of A Bronx Tale will be released digitally on March 24th! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Jasper Newell has joined the cast of Samara, opening at Soho Rep in April! Get more details on SohoRep.org.

Vote for Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Caleb McLaughlin (The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, The Lion King), and “Stranger Things” in the Shorty Awards HERE!

Brooklyn Nelson (Matilda) has booked a Christmas movie! Here she is on set:


So happy to be filming a super fun and heartwarming movie #film #Christmasmovie #actresslife

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Ellie Kim (School of Rock, Dream Street) will be on for Marcy in School of Rock on March 22nd at 2pm and for Katie (her debut in this role!) on March 24th at 8pm. Go see her if you can!


Keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming Waitress commercial featuring Ella Dane Morgan! Here’s a look at it:


Watch Swayam Bhatia (Dream Street) return to “Saturday Night Live” in this sketch!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Everybody, School of Rock, On Your Feet, Amelie, Anastasia, The Lion King, Miss Saigon, Kinky Boots, BroadwayCon, Kids’ Night On Broadway, and Matildapalooza!

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Christopher Convery to Appear on “The Blacklist: Redemption,” “Little Boxes” Coming to Theaters, and more!

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Catch Christopher Convery (Kinky Boots) on “The Blacklist: Redemption” on March 30th at 10pm on NBC! Find out more:


“Little Boxes,” starring alumni Oona Laurence (Matilda), Colin Critchley (New York Spring Spectacular, Waiting for Godot, Kinky Boots), and Gabriel Rush (Billy Elliot), is coming to theaters! Get more details on Deadline.com.

The pre-Broadway tryout of Trevor: The Musical, which will feature a predominantly teen cast, will bow this fall at the Writers Theatre in Glencoe! Get more information on ChicagoTribune.com.

Watch the trailer for the next American Girl Story, featuring Hannah Nordberg (Little Miss Sunshine), on EW.com!

Assassins and Really Rosie are coming to Off-Broadway with Encores! this summer! Get more details on Playbill.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Sunday in the Park with George, Amelie, Waitress, School of Rock, Kinky Boots, and BroadwayCon!

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Mehret Marsh’s Birthday, Second Night of NEWSIES Screenings, and more!

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Happy birthday to Mehret Marsh (The Lion King)! We hope you had a great day, Mehret!

It’s the second night of the Newsies screenings! Find your nearest theater HERE.

Swing Ellie Kim (School of Rock, Dream Street) went on as Madison at today’s School of Rock matinee!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Amelie, Waitress, On Your Feet, School of Rock, The Mother of Invention, Kinky Boots, and BroadwayCon!

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New Year’s, Jeremy T. Villas’s Last KINKY BOOTS Performances, and more!

Thank you all for a successful 2015! Our website turned 5 and 24 new productions opened this year and passed through our website, one of which won the Tony for Best Musical. And one of our very own was honored with a Tony nomination! Here are some personal highlights from the year: the Tony Awards and our staff members meeting so many alumni! We are so grateful for all of the alumni, parents, and fans who support us. This year was incredible. Thank you and happy new year!

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Read Jeremy T. Villas‘s post below to find out when your last chances to see him as Young Lola in Kinky Boots are!

Oona Laurence (Matilda) will no longer be participating in the Broadway kid panel at BroadwayCon–BUT, a new guest is TBA! Check out Cabaret for a Cause‘s post below to find out more:

Congratulations to Jersey Sullivan, who went on as Freddy in School of Rock last night! Here he is with his castmates:


i just wanted to congratulate jersey for doing an amazing job as Freddy tonight!🎸🎶👏

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And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Les Miserables, Dream Street, Matilda, Finding Neverland, and Fun Home!









Hayden Wall’s Birthday, Alessandra Baldacchino to Join FUN HOME, and more!

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Happy birthday to Hayden Wall (School of Rock, Soul Doctor)! We hope you had a great day!

MAJOR congratulations to Alessandra Baldacchino (A Little Princess), who will be making her Broadway debut as the “super swing” in Fun Home (the understudy for John, Christian, and Small Alison)! We know you will bring so much to all three roles!

The New York Spring Spectacular will return on June 15, 2016–but probably with a new name! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com!

Rocco Wu was featured on The King and I‘s Twitter, talking about his favorite moment in the show! Check it out below:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Number the Stars, The Lion King, Kinky Boots, School of Rock, Les Miserables, Matilda, The King and I, and Fun Home!

 

Athan Sporek to Leave LES MIS, Free KINKY BOOTS Tickets, and more!

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Athan Sporek (Les Miserables) has announced his final 10 performances as Gavroche! They are: 8/22 at 8pm, 8/23 at 3pm, 8/25 at 7pm, 8/26 at 2pm, 8/28 at 8pm, 8/29 at 2pm, 9/3 at 7pm, 9/4 at 8pm, 9/9 at 1:30pm, and 9/9 at 7:30pm. Make sure to go see him while you can!

Kinky Boots has announced they will give away 100 free tickets to their 1000th performance! Get more information in the Facebook post below:

Kids from Fun Home, Kinky Boots, and more will sing to benefit Sweet Generation on August 28th! Get more information on KidsCook4ACause.org!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Fun Home, Matilda, Finding Neverland, The King and I, Kinky Boots, and Les Miserables!

 

THE KING AND I Casting, PUNK ROCK Opening, and more!

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Happy belated birthday to Christian Michael Camporin (Matilda)!

Happy opening to Sophie Shapiro and the cast of Punk Rock! Break a leg!

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The cast of the Broadway revival of The King and I was announced today! Congratulations to all! Joining the cast are Jon Viktor Corpuz (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Godspell Cast of 2032) as Prince Chulalongkorn, Jake Lucas (Peter Pan LIVE!, Newsies) as Louis Leonowens, Adriana Braganza, Amaya Braganza (Annie), Olivia Chun, Ethan Halford Holder, James Ignacio, Sam Poon (Macbeth), William Poon (Beauty and the Beast international tour), and Rocco Wu. You can also check out the announcement on BroadwayWorld.com HERE!

We also want to congratulate the company of Number the Stars on a great run!

Check out BroadwayWorld.com’s photo coverage of the opening night of Our Lady of Kibeho HERE!

Also make sure to take a look at press pictures from On a Stool at the End of a Bar HERE!

Check out this new promo for Peter Pan LIVE!:

Make sure to look at Hayden Wall‘s (Soul Doctor) Facebook fan page!

Finally, check out pictures and videos from the kids of Matilda, A Christmas Memory, Number the Stars, The Lion King, and Liberty!