CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Announces Cast Album and Rush Policy, ANNIE Celebrates 40th Anniversary, and more!

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has announced that they will record a cast album and that they will begin a policy for rush tickets! Get more details about both on TheaterMania.com.

Happy 40th Anniversary to Annie, which originally opened on Broadway on this day in 1977!

“Shadowhunters,” starring Broadway alum Katherine McNamara (A Little Night Music), has been renewed for its third season! Find out more on Deadline.com.

The casts of Kinky Boots, The Lion King, A Bronx Tale, and many other shows will perform at this year’s Easter Bonnet Competition! In addition, Waitress and Sunday in the Park with George will be among the shows honored in a bonnet parade. Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out Austyn Johnson (Matilda, Dream Street) featured in US Weekly!


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And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Sunday in the Park with George, Miss Saigon, Amelie, Anastasia, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Waitress, School of Rock, and Kinky Boots!

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SAMARA Begins Previews at SoHo Rep, Photo Coverage from Opening Night of AMELIE, and more!

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Happy first preview to Jasper Newell and the company of Samara, which starts performances tonight at SoHo Rep!

Check out opening night pictures from Amelie on Broadway.com, TheaterMania.com, BroadwayWorld.com, and Playbill.com, as well as pictures from the show’s opening night bows on BroadwayWorld.com! Also, take a look at Audrey Bennett‘s pictures from opening night on her Facebook page!

Julia Roberts visited School of Rock this past weekend! Check out pictures HERE.

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




AMELIE Opening Night, YBAN Kids and Alumni at “Speech & Debate” Premiere, and more!

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Happy opening and break a leg to the company of Amelie!

Head over to our Instagram @YoungBwayNews for pictures of some of our alumni and current Broadway kids at the premiere of the film of “Speech & Debate,” or check them out below!


Watch a cover of “Something Just Like That” from Paul Luke Bonenfant (School of Rock) below:

Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) and Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) will appear on Lip Sync Battle with their “Stranger Things” co-stars! Find out more:


Here’s a picture of alum Austyn Johnson (Matilda, Dream Street) on the set of “The Greatest Showman”!

Check out pictures of the cast of Waitress as Sara Bareilles took her first bow on Playbill.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Miss Saigon, Sunday in the Park with George, School of Rock, On Your Feet, and Waitress!


SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Opens, NEWSIES to Return to Theaters March 4th, and more!

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Break a leg to Mattea Marie Conforti (Matilda) and the company of Sunday in the Park with George on their opening night tonight!

The film of Newsies will return to theaters one more time on March 4th! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Christopher Convery (Kinky Boots) has a new website from Stage Door Designs! Check it out HERE.

Check out pictures of the company of Everybody on their opening night on Broadway.com!

There are pictures from opening night of If I Forget on TheaterMania.com!

Here’s a hint about our next alumni interviewee: they switched their mode of transportation from scooter to unicorn! Any guesses? Only one more day until the interview is released!

Get a sneak peek at the cast of Anastasia in rehearsals on Broadway.com! Also, check out photo coverage from the show’s press event yesterday, also on Broadway.com.

Playbill takes you behind the scenes at School of Rock via Snapchat! Find out more HERE.

Professional Performing Arts School’s upcoming Mainstage production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying features lots of talented teens, including some of our alumni! The show runs March 29th to April 1st at Park West Theater in New York City. Be sure to check out the Dear Evan Hansen prize pack that you can win, including tickets, a backstage tour, and more! YBAN and KOT alumni in the cast include Madison Mullahey (Shrek tour, Mary Poppins tour), Erica Simone Barnett (Matilda), Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda), Drew Minard (Billy Elliot tour), Kara Oates (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot), Eden Duncan-Smith (The Lion King, Fences), Christian Dell’Edera (A Christmas Story tour), Brionna Trilling (Billy Elliot tour), Christina Jimenez (Runaways), and Maxwell Cabral (Runaways). Get more details about the show on PPASMainstage.com or in the Facebook post below:

Here’s the full video of the Annie segment from Inside Edition!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock and On Your Feet!

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IF I FORGET Opens at Roundabout Theatre Company, Athan Sporek Joins “Butterbean’s Cafe,” and more!

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Happy opening to Seth Michael Steinberg and the company of If I Forget at Roundabout Theatre Company! Break legs!

Athan Sporek (A Bronx Tale, A Day by the Sea, Les Miserables) has joined Nick Jr.’s “Butterbean’s Cafe”! Find out more HERE.

Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) will perform two shows at Blue Note Jazz Club! Get more details on BlueNote.net.

Get your first look at Sunday in the Park with George on Broadway.com!

Check out pictures from press day at Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Broadway.com and TheaterMania.com!

Take a look at pictures from opening night of Everybody on TheaterMania.com!

Evie Dolan (School of Rock) and Rozi Baker (Shrek, Mary Poppins, Bonnie & Clyde) will join Drew Gasparini at 54 Below on March 20th! Get more details on 54Below.com.

There’s only two more days until our newest Broadway Kid alumni interview!

Get a sneak peek at Inside Edition’s segment on the 40th anniversary of Annie below!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Anastasia, The Lion King, and School of Rock!

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Mavis Simpson-Ernst in SPELLBOUND Tomorrow, Maya Jade Frank on “Bizaardvark” Again, and more!

Tomorrow, catch Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess) in a reading of Spellbound! Find out more:

Maya Jade Frank (Evita, Mary Poppins, A Little Princess) will be back on “Bizaardvark” this Sunday at 8:30pm on Disney Channel! Get more details:


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Here’s a quick vlog from Finn Douglas (Radio City Christmas Spectacular)!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Waitress, and more!


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Alessandra Baldacchino to Play Small Alison in FUN HOME National Tour, Zoe Manarel to Depart MATILDA, and more!

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Congratulations to Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home, A Little Princess), who has announced that she will play Small Alison in the national tour of Fun Home! Check out her post below:


Zoe Manarel (A Little Princess) announced that she will take her final bow as Lavender in Matilda on September 4th! Go see her while you can!


After almost 14 months with Matilda I will be taking my final bow on Sunday September 4th- The past year will be one I will never forget, it has been an amazing learning and growing experience that a kid my age usually doesn't get. I will always be grateful for the opportunity and all It has taught me. I am so lucky to have worked with such talented people and have made so many life long friends and was lucky enough to gain some amazing Matilda / Lavender fans along the way too !!!! Best of all , I have the most amazing memories that I will cherish forever and they are all stored in a special place in my heart… right next to my Matilda Family – xoxo "life is a performance, earn an ovation" photo creds: @johnmarajr #onceamaggotalwaysamaggot #mightymaggots #lavenderpower #matildathemusical #iwillmissyou #onwardandupward

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Go see Shahadi Wright Joseph (The Lion King) before she departs the company of School of Rock on September 18th!

Mehret Marsh (The Lion King) designed a pin for the Actors Fund’s Ziggy Bear, and her pin was presented at the recent Actors Fund performance of The Lion King! Check out pictures of the casts of The Lion King and New York Spectacular celebrating below:


Watch Diego Lucano (School of Rock) and Gianna Harris (School of Rock) cover “Creep”!

Check out more footage from the Ragtime concert on Ellis Island on Broadway.com!

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

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NEW YORK SPECTACULAR, TRIP OF LOVE, and CAMP ROLLING HILLS Close; YBAN Kids Featured in Hamilkids Video; and more!

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Happy trails to the companies of New York Spectacular, Trip of Love, and Camp Rolling Hills! We can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you!

Kids from Fun Home, School of Rock, and Kinky Boots, as well as young theatre critic Iain Armitage, are featured in Hamilton‘s Hamilkids video of “The Schuyler Sisters”!

Congratulations to Maya Grace Fischbein who went on as John yesterday in Fun Home! She is the first actor to have portrayed all three Bechdel children on Broadway! Get more information in her post:


Check out this video of Madeleine Pace (Once) talking about the newly discovered theatre remains in Times Square!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Matilda, Fun Home, Trip of Love, Les Miserables, Waitress, New York Spectacular, and Ruthless!












THE GOLD Closes, Hannah Nordberg’s Film to Premiere This Year, and more!

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Happy trails to the company of The Gold, which has finished its run at the New York Musical Festival! We can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you!

“American Pastoral,” a new film featuring Hannah Rose Nordberg (Little Miss Sunshine), will premiere this year in Toronto and at the San Sebastian Film Festival! Get more details on ScreenDaily.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Les Miserables, Fun Home, Trip of Love, New York Spectacular, School of Rock, She Loves Me, Kinky Boots, Motown, and Waitress!















Devin Trey Campbell and Athan Sporek’s Birthdays, Cole Alex Edelstein to Depart MATILDA, and more!

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Happy birthday to Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots) and Athan Sporek (A Day by the Sea, Les Miserables)! We hope you both had great days!

Cole Alex Edelstein will play his final performance in Matilda on September 4th. See him while you can!

Check out pictures of Gabby Pizzolo (Fun Home) performing with her castmates at Broadway in Bryant Park on Tumblr!

Help Sean Reda (Les Miserables, Radio City Christmas Spectacular) raise money for Ride For Kids this Sunday in Central Valley, New York! Get more details in Sean’s video:


We were sent a casting notice for kids 7-12 for a short film titled “Curbside Waltz”! Take a look:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Trip of Love, Matilda, Les Miserables, School of Rock, Waitress, Kinky Boots, Ruthless!, and New York Spectacular!