Zach Thomas’s Birthday, Michael Cascetta on as James in SCHOOL OF ROCK, and more!

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

Congrats to Michael Cascetta, who makes his official Broadway debut going on for James in School of Rock today and tomorrow! Find out more:


Taylor Caldwell (Really Rosie, Runaways, School of Rock), Evie Dolan (School of Rock), Jersey Sullivan (School of Rock), and Raghav Mehrotra (School of Rock) will play a concert at the Triad on July 19th! Get more information:


Hey everyone – come see us play @thetriadnyc on July 19 at 7pm! It's gonna be fun! $5 cover.

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We have video from the concert of The Goodbye Girl at 54 Below, which featured alumni Lilyana Tiare Cornell (Everybody, Les Miserables) and Violet Young (Number the Stars)! Check it out:

Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars) is going on tour this summer! Get more details in her Facebook post:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Anastasia, School of Rock, Waitress, On Your Feet, and Kinky Boots!


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Jonah Mussolino Joins A BRONX TALE, Lilyana Tiare Cornell in THE GOODBYE GIRL at 54 Below, and more!

Congratulations to Jonah Mussolino, who officially joins A Bronx Tale today!

Lilyana Tiare Cornell (Everybody, Les Miserables) has joined The Goodbye Girl in concert at 54 Below! Get tickets HERE.

Aubrey Joseph (The Lion King) will star in Marvel’s series “Cloak & Dagger,” coming to Freeform next year! Find out more on his IMDb page.

Congratulations to the Broadway kid alumni members of Class of 2017–anyone graduating from college, high school, middle school, or elementary school! Check out the list of where the high school Class of 2017 is going to college!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Miss Saigon, Waitress, The Lion King, School of Rock, On Your Feet, Marvin’s Room, A Bronx Tale, and Falsettos!

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AMELIE Cast Album Available Digitally, Drama League Awards Tonight, and more!

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The cast album of Amelie is now available digitally!

Good luck to all the nominees in the Drama League Awards; the ceremony is tonight!

Falsettos, Waitress, and Kinky Boots have won Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards! Check out the full list HERE.

Watch this 360 video direct from the Amelie stage!

Head over to @Broadway.4Me on Instagram, where Cate Elefante (Waitress) is doing a takeover!


I'm doing an Instagram Takeover today @broadway.4me . Check it out!!!!!!

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

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IF I FORGET and ANASTASIA Win Outer Critics Circle Awards, “Stranger Things” Wins Show of the Year, and more!

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Congratulations to If I Forget and Anastasia, which both won Outer Critics Circle Awards! If I Forget won for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play and Anastasia won for Outstanding Projection Design. Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com!

Congrats to alumni Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek), and Sadie Sink (The Audience, Annie), whose show “Stranger Things” won Show of the Year at the MTV Movie & TV Awards!

Lots of our featured shows and kids have been nominated for Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards! Here they are:

  • Favorite New Musical: Amelie, Anastasia
  • Favorite Musical Revival: Falsettos, Miss Saigon, Sunday in the Park with George
  • Favorite Long-Running Show: Kinky Boots, The Lion King, Waitress
  • Favorite Leading Actor in a Musical: Christian Borle for Falsettos, Jake Gyllenhaal for Sunday in the Park with George
  • Favorite Leading Actress in a Musical: Christy Altomare for Anastasia, Annaleigh Ashford for Sunday in the Park with George, Phillipa Soo for Amelie
  • Favorite Featured Actor in a Musical: Ramin Karimloo for Anastasia, Derek Klena for Anastasia, Andrew Rannells for Falsettos
  • Favorite Featured Actress in a Musical: Stephanie J. Block for Falsettos
  • Favorite Funny Performance: Stephanie J. Block for Falsettos, John Bolton for Anastasia, Christian Borle for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Favorite Diva Performance: Stephanie J. Block for Falsettos
  • Favorite Onstage Pair: Christy Altomare and Derek Klena for Anastasia, Annaleigh Ashford and Jake Gyllenhaal for Sunday in the Park with George, Christian Borle and Andrew Rannells for Falsettos
  • Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Male): Jon Jon Briones for Miss Saigon; Jake Ryan Flynn, Ryan Foust, and Ryan Sell for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Anthony Rosenthal for Falsettos
  • Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Female): Savvy Crawford for Amelie, Eva Noblezada for Miss Saigon
  • Favorite Replacement (Male): Todrick Hall for Kinky Boots
  • Favorite Replacement (Female): Sara Bareilles for Waitress, Jenna Ushkowitz for Waitress
  • Favorite Tour: Fun Home, currently starring alum Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home, A Little Princess)

Congrats to Jake, Ryan, Ryan, Anthony, Savvy, Ali, and all the kids in these shows! Get more details about the nominations on Broadway.com.

Check out Alyssa Marvin (Dream Street, Number the Stars) performing “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas” at Tunes in Times Square!

Here’s Dante Melucci (School of Rock), Evie Dolan (School of Rock), and Jersey Sullivan (School of Rock) performing “Don’t Do Sadness/Blue Wind” from Spring Awakening at Tunes in Times Square!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Les Miserables, A Bronx Tale, Once, On Your Feet, The Lion King, The King and I, Anastasia, and Waitress, including many from Tunes in Times Square!

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Tunes in Times Square Today, DREAM STREET Kids Book HBO Episode, and more!

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Tunes in Times Square took place from 10am-6pm today in Times Square, featuring lots of YBAN kids! Congratulations!

Congrats to Emily Glick (Dream Street), Kaylin Ponce (Dream Street), and Abigail Paige Murphy (Dream Street), who have all booked an episode of an HBO show! Here they are together:

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

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Photo Coverage from WAITRESS’s First Anniversary Celebration, THE LION KING to Hold Open Call in Los Angeles, and more!

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Check out pictures from the 1-year anniversary celebration at Waitress on Playbill.com!

The Lion King is holding an open call in Los Angeles, CA, this weekend! Get more information on Playbill.com.

The Drama Desk Award nominations were announced today! Check out the full list of nominees, with our featured shows’ nominations highlighted, HERE.

Watch the new trailer for the next American Girl movie, starring Zoe Manarel (Matilda, A Little Princess) below or on ETOnline.com!

There’s just ten more days until Tunes in Times Square! See Diego Lucano (School of Rock) and many others perform!


Paul Luke Bonenfant (School of Rock) now has a vlog! Watch the first episode:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, On Your Feet, The Lion King, Anastasia, Amelie, School of Rock, Kinky Boots, and Miss Saigon!

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IF I FORGET To Be Filmed For BroadwayHD, Gianna Harris On For Tomika In SCHOOL OF ROCK, and more!

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If I Forget will be filmed for BroadwayHD! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Gianna Harris is going on as Tomika in School of Rock tonight and on Friday! Find out more:


Ready to rock! Today and Friday I will be going on as Tomika!!!

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Alumni Annabelle Kempf (Billy Elliot) and Matthew Gumley (The Addams Family, Elf, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast) will play The Bitter End this Sunday! Find out more on Annabelle’s website.

Many of our featured shows received Drama League Award nominations, which were announced today! Check out the full list HERE.

Maya Grace Fischbein (Fun Home) talked about being a child understudy on Broadway with Backstage.com!

Lexi Underwood (The Lion King) has booked a pilot! Congrats!


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

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ANASTASIA To Record Cast Album, Anthony Rosenthal Joins “Kicking & Screaming,” and more!

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Anastasia has announced that they will record a cast album! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com!

Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos) has joined the lineup of performers for Kicking & Screaming at Symphony Space! Find out more about the event on SymphonySpace.org.

The presentation of It’s Kind of a Funny Story at 54 Below, featuring Rozi Baker (Bonnie & Clyde, Mary Poppins, Shrek) and Evie Dolan (School of Rock), was tonight! Find out more on 54Below.com.

Hannah Nordberg (Little Miss Sunshine) did a FB Live earlier today on Amazon’s page to promote her newest film “An American Girl Story – Ivy & Julie 1976: A Happy Balance”! Get more information:


The stars of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory appear in the next issue of Vogue! Check out pictures from their photoshoot below:

Some of the stars of Matilda appear in Episode 4 of “Julie’s Greenroom,” now streaming on Netflix! Watch a preview below:


And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Everybody, Miss Saigon, On Your Feet, Kinky Boots, Anastasia, Amelie, The Lion King, and BroadwayCon!

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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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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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