“Dancing with the Stars Juniors” and “Stranger Things” Up for Kids’ Choice Awards, “Now & Then” Performance Videos Now On YouTube, and more!

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You can vote for “Dancing with the Stars Juniors,” with Artyon Celestine (A Christmas Story Live), and “Stranger Things,” with Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek), and Sadie Sink (Annie, The Audience), in the 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards! Vote HERE.

All performances from the recent “Now & Then” concert, featuring current Broadway kids and former Broadway kids now all-grown-up, are available on YouTube! Check out the full playlist HERE.

Benjamin Harding (Matilda) is appearing in Urinetown at Chamblee Charter High School in Chamblee, GA, next week! Get tickets HERE.

And here are pictures from the kids of Kinky Boots, The Lion King, The Ferryman, Dear Evan Hansen, and What the Constitution Means to Me!






JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE and Alumni TV Shows Win Creative Arts Emmy Awards, (YOUNG) to Return to The Green Room 42, and more!

Congratulations to Jesus Christ Superstar Live, featuring Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock), which won five Creative Arts Emmys over the weekend! Special shout-outs as well to “This Is Us,” “Stranger Things,” and “The Magical Wand Chase” from “Sesame Street”; they all feature Broadway alumni and each received one Emmy Award!

(YOUNG) is returning to The Green Room 42 this Sunday, September 16th, at 7pm! Proceeds will benefit sponsorship and support of children around the world and their communities. The lineup includes Gabby Beredo (Matilda tour), Emerson Davis (Once On This Island), Gabrielle Greene (School of Rock), Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables), Ella Dane Morgan (Waitress), Joshua Turchin (The Pill), and more performers TBA. Get tickets HERE!

Check out more “Now & Then” performance videos! First, here’s Gabby Gutierrez (School of Rock) and Jaclyn Neidenthal (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) singing “Memory”:

Watch Dara Paige Bloomfield (Ragtime) and Ellie Kim (School of Rock, Dream Street) perform a Madonna/Kelly Clarkson mashup:

Here’s Hudson Loverro (School of Rock, A Bronx Tale) and Samantha Pollino (Hot Feet) singing “Broadway Baby”!

Check out Peyton Royce Lusk (Falsettos, Bar Mitzvah Boy, Frankenstein) and Jonathan Kaplan (The Diary of Anne Frank, Falsettos) performing “Passover”!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Once On This Island, and Frozen!






THE FERRYMAN Cast Announced, WEST SIDE STORY Film Remake Announces Open Call, and more!

The cast of The Ferryman will include Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie), Will Coombs (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, A Bronx Tale), Carly Gold (Fun Home tour), Matilda Lawler, Bella May Mordus (Grinch tour), and Brooklyn Shuck (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Tuck Everlasting, Les Miserables, Matilda, Annie)! Alum Trevor Braun (Billy Elliot, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) has also joined the cast. Get more details on Broadway.com!

An open call for dancers ages 15-25 for the upcoming West Side Story remake will take place in Brooklyn! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Check out this group photo from “Now and Then” at 54 Below, and keep an eye on our page for videos coming soon! (Photo Credit: BroadwayGirlNYC)

Rileigh McDonald (Good for Otto, Matilda) will guest star on “Law and Order: SVU” on September 27th!

Skye Alyssa Friedman (Annie) will guest star on a Nickelodeon show very soon! More details to come.

Take a look at these clips from the recent Shapiro Sisters concert at The Green Room 42!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Anastasia, Frozen, School of Rock, and Once On This Island!






Victoria Collett and Katie Grober Depart WAITRESS, Brooklyn Shuck Departs HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, and more!

Happy Trails to Victoria Collett and Katie Grober, who played their final performances as Lulu in Waitress today, and Brooklyn Shuck, who took her final bow in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child today as well! We can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you!

“Now and Then” is tonight at 54 Below, pairing up current Broadway kids with former Broadway kids for duets! Get more details HERE.

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







GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER Opening Night Photo and Video Coverage, SCHOOL OF ROCK at Broadway in Bryant Park Tomorrow, and more!

Check out photos from the first official curtain call of Gettin’ The Band Back Together on BroadwayWorld.com!

BroadwayWorld also has pictures from the show’s opening night party HERE!

And here’s Sawyer Nunes chatting about Gettin’ The Band Back Together!

The kids of School of Rock and the teens of Gettin’ The Band Back Together will be performing at Broadway in Bryant Park tomorrow at 12:30pm! Get more details HERE.

NYC Broadway Week is back! Get 2-for-1 tickets for select Broadway shows from September 3rd to 16th. Purchase your tickets now!

Former Broadway kids from Matilda, Les Miserables, and more will perform at 54 Below on August 18th in “Back to Before”!

Also coming up soon for our featured kids and alumni at 54 Below, “Now And Then”!

“The Super,” with Mattea Conforti (Frozen, Matilda, Sunday in the Park with George) and Taylor Richardson (Annie, Smokefall, A Christmas Memory), will arrive in movie theaters on October 19th! Find out more information on Deadline.com.

YBAN’s founder Lindsay got to watch GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda) film an episode of Nickelodeon’s “Lip Sync Battle Shorties”! Look for her episode this fall during the show’s second season!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Once On This Island, School of Rock, Waitress, Frozen, Gettin’ The Band Back Together, Mary Page Marlowe, The Lion King, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!























EVERYBODY Begins Previews at the Signature Theatre, Brandon Niederauer on “The Harry Connick Jr. Show,” and more!

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Happy first preview to the company of Everybody at the Signature Theatre!

Tomorrow, catch Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) on “The Harry Connick Jr. Show”! Check your local listings for airing details. Find out more:

Here’s the full video of the Annie 40-year anniversary panel at BroadwayCon!

Watch Presley Ryan (Fun Home, The Sound of Music LIVE, A Little Princess) perform with Don’t Quit Your Night Job at BroadwayCon! Skip to 10:50 to see her:

Here’s Lilla Crawford (Annie, Billy Elliot) singing “I Know Things Now” at BroadwayCon!

The short film “Sleeptalker,” written and directed by Jillian Lebling (Once), has been selected for Albany FilmFest! Get more information:

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

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“Stranger Things” Wins SAG Ensemble Award, Shahadi Wright Joseph to Host Winter Blaze, and more!

“Stranger Things,” featuring alumni Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) and Caleb McLaughlin (The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, The Lion King), took home the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series last night! Congrats, guys! Also, here are Gaten and Caleb meeting the press backstage at the SAG Awards:

Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) will host Winter Blaze at Harlem School of the Arts! Get more details:

Watch the cast of On Your Feet sing “Seasons of Love”!

Here’s Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos) in his vlog from the third and final day of this year’s BroadwayCon!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Amelie, Waitress, The Lion King, and lots of our alumni at BroadwayCon!

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A BRONX TALE Casting Announced, GoFundMe from Giuseppe Bausilio, and more!

Hudson Loverro (Kinky Boots tour, Ragtime on Ellis Island) and Athan Sporek (Les Miserables, A Day by the Sea) have joined the cast of A Bronx Tale! Hudson will play Young Calogero, and Athan will be the alternate for Young Calogero. Congrats, boys! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Alum Giuseppe Bausilio (Newsies, Billy Elliot), who has appeared in Aladdin and Cats on Broadway since, and is supposed to be in the cast of Hello, Dolly! next year, needs your help! Take a look at his GoFundMe page for his medical expenses HERE.

BroadwayWorld has a ton of coverage from Broadway Flea Market! Check out photos of the booths HERE, and pictures from the autograph table including Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) HERE. Finally, you can watch a video of all the booths you may have missed below or HERE!

“The Women’s Bathroom Project,” a new film featuring Alyssa Marvin (Dream Street, Number the Stars), will screen next month in New York! Find out more in Alyssa’s Facebook post:

“Containment,” featuring Zachary Unger (Big Fish, Chaplin, Newsies), is coming to Netflix on October 21st! Get more information on Inquisitr.com.

And here are pictures from the kids of The King and I, Les Miserables, Matilda, Billy Elliot, Fun Home, School of Rock, Waitress, and On Your Feet!

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FALSETTOS and A DAY BY THE SEA Casting, ANASTASIA Coming to Broadway April 2017, and more!

Congratulations to Anthony Rosenthal (Newsies tour), who will make his Broadway debut in Falsettos! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Congratulations to Kylie McVey and Athan Sporek (Les Miserables), who have joined the cast of A Day By the Sea at the Mint Theater Company! Find out more on MintTheater.org.

Anastasia will open on Broadway in April 2017! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

Hayden Wall (School of Rock, Soul Doctor) appeared on “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” over the weekend! Watch below:

Matilda, Motown, Finding Neverland, Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables, Waitress, Kinky Boots, Fun Home, and Ruthless! will perform at Broadway in Bryant Park this summer! Get more details on Playbill.com.

The cast of Fun Home celebrated Pride over the weekend! Check out photos on Playbill.com.

Congratulations to the kids who performed in Broadway Kids for Orlando! Our alumni who participated include Ripley Sobo (Runaways, Matilda, Once), Frenie Acoba (Runaways, Matilda), Zachary Brod (Dream Street, On A Stool At The End of a Bar), Taylor Caldwell (Runaways, School of Rock), Maddox Elliot (Dream Street), Tori Feinstein (Matilda, How the Grinch Stole Christmas), Luka Kain (South Pacific), Marquise Neal (Dream Street, Kinky Boots), Kara Oates (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot), William Poon (The King and I), Sam Poon (Runaways, The King and I, Macbeth), Rachel Resheff (Fish in the Dark, The People in the Picture, Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, Shrek), Brooklyn Shuck (Les Miserables, Tuck Everlasting, Matilda, Annie), and Chris Sumpter (Runaways, Matilda).

Tre Jones (The Lion King) does the Trillionaire Tag in the video below:

Tonight was Kids of the Arts’ Love is Love event at the Triad! It featured YBAN alumni Neil McCaffrey (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, Bye Bye Birdie), Frenie Acoba (Runaways, Matilda), Taylor Caldwell (Runaways, School of Rock), Olivia Chun (The King and I), Elizabeth Crawford (Tuck Everlasting), Meg Donnelly (The Sound of Music LIVE), Adam Dorfman (A Little Princess), Christie Kim (The King and I), Sophie Knapp (Dream Street, Once, A Little Princess), David Gabriel Lerner (Mary Poppins), Tori Murray (Ruthless!), Marquise Neal (Dream Street, Kinky Boots), Michael Nigro (The Sound of Music LIVE), Devynn Pedell (Mary Poppins), Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King), Sadie Seelert (A Little Princess), Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story), Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess), Ava Ulloa (Matilda), Violet Young (Number the Stars), and Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home, A Little Princess), who will make a special appearance to sing “Ring of Keys.” Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Watch the trailer for “The New Edition Story,” featuring Jahi Diallo Winston (The Lion King) and Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek), on Bet.com!

Tori Murray (Ruthless!) returns to 54 Below on July 14th! Find out more on 54Below.com.

Get your tickets for Cabaret for a Cause, which will feature alumni Nia Sioux (Trip of Love), Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home, A Little Princess), Ava Briglia (Matilda), Beada Briglia (Matilda), Lilyana Cornell (Les Miserables), Ava DeMary (Matilda, Billy Elliot, Evita), Cole Alex Edelstein (Matilda), Maya Grace Fischbein (Fun Home), Sophia Gennusa (Doctor Zhivago, Matilda), Abbey Rose Gould (A Little Princess), Evan Gray (Matilda), Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables), Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda), Zell Steele Morrow (Fun Home), Brooklyn Nelson (Matilda), Taylor Richardson (Smokefall, Annie, A Christmas Memory), David Rosenthal (Matilda), Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess), Mckayla Twiggs (Les Miserables, Once), and Corinne Wilson (School of Rock). Find out more in the Facebook post below:

And here are pictures from the kids of Broadway Kids for Orlando, Fiddler on the Roof, The King and I, On Your Feet, New York Spectacular, The Lion King, A Day By the Sea, Fun Home, and School of Rock!


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Abigail Shapiro’s Birthday, Douglas Baldeo on “So You Think You Can Dance” Tonight, and more!

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Happy birthday to Abigail Shapiro (Liberty)! We hope you had a great day, Abigail!

Tune in tonight to see Douglas Baldeo (Kinky Boots) on “So You Think You Can Dance”! Get more information in the Facebook post below:

Luca Padovan (School of Rock, Newsies) will take part in Still Ready: Rob Rokicki in Concert as part of the New York Musical Festival! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

The single and video for Broadway For Orlando, featuring Joshua Colley (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Les Miserables, Newsies), Jonah Verdon (Disaster!), and Lilla Crawford (New York Spectacular, Annie, Billy Elliot), are available now! Check them out on BroadwayRecords.com.

Also, Lilla will perform with lots of other Broadway artists for Broadway For Orlando tomorrow night on “Maya and Marty”! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

The Kid Critics of BroadwayWorld reviewed You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown! Watch it below or on BroadwayWorld.com.

Watch the kids of Broadway sing for peace below or on BroadwayWorld.com!

Check out these pictures of the kids of Broadway celebrating Father’s Day!

And here are pictures from the kids of Matilda, On Your Feet, Waitress, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, New York Spectacular, and School of Rock!


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