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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Pictures from Cast Album Karaoke at WAITRESS, AMELIE Rehearsal Photos, and more!

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Check out pictures of the Waitress cast at Cast Album Karaoke with Sara Bareilles on Playbill.com!

There are photos from rehearsals for Amelie on BroadwayWorld.com!

The air date of the episode of “Law and Order: SVU” featuring Ben Cook (Billy Elliot, Ragtime) has been pushed back–new air date TBA.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Holiday Inn, Kinky Boots, Waitress, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Falsettos, School of Rock, The Lion King, Hairspray Live, and more!

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FALSETTOS Cast Album Recording Photos, Aviva Winick on “The Late Show,” and more!

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Check out photos of the cast of Falsettos in the studio recording their cast album on Broadway.com!

Aviva Winick (Matilda) appeared on “The Late Show” last night! Watch the video on HuffingtonPost.com.

There are pictures of the new School of Rock kids taking their first bows on BroadwayWorld.com!

Watch Episode 1 of a new vlog series from Gianna Harris (School of Rock)!

Shane Davis (Matilda) recently appeared on “The Voice” singing with contestant Lauren Diaz! Find out more in his Instagram post, and stay tuned for video.


My brother and I sang with the @nbcthevoice Lauren Diaz the other night!! She was so good and nice!!

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And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Fiddler on the Roof, School of Rock, Falsettos, Waitress, The Lion King, and more!


SHE LOVES ME To Have One-Night-Only Movie Theater Showing, Sam Chuck Books Short Film, and more!

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She Loves Me is heading to the big screen December 1st! It will have a one-night-only showing in almost 500 movie theaters across the country. Find out more on HollywoodReporter.com!

Congrats to Sam Chuck (Les Miserables), who has booked a short film called “Holy Man”! Here he is on set:

The boys of On Your Feet taught former Young Broadway Actor and Tony winner Daisy Eagan how to salsa! Check out the video below or on TheaterMania.com.

And here are pictures from the kids of A Bronx Tale, Once, Waitress, Matilda, Falsettos, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Fiddler on the Roof, and On Your Feet!

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Follow YBAN Alumni on Kids on Tour, FALSETTOS Announces Online Lottery, and more!

Lots of our alumni are going on tour or are already performing in national tours! Follow their adventures on the road at our sister site Kids on Tour! These alumni include:

  • Amanda Swickle (Tink!), who will be performing in Annie as Pepper
  • K’Lynn Jackman (The Lion King), who will be performing in A Christmas Story as Nancy
  • Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home, A Little Princess), who will be performing in Fun Home as Small Alison
  • Graham Montgomery (Kinky Boots), who will be performing in The King and I as Louis Leonowens
  • Adriana Braganza (The King and I), who will be performing in The King and I as a Royal Child
  • Amaya Braganza (The King and I, Annie), who will be performing in The King and I as a Royal Child
  • Ashley Brooke (Doctor Zhivago, Dream Street), who is currently performing in The Sound of Music as Louisa
  • Kyla Carter (Number the Stars), who is currently performing in The Sound of Music as Marta

Falsettos has announced that it will have an online lottery! Get more information on TheaterMania.com.

The Tony Awards ceremony has been set for June 11, 2017, with nominations being announced on May 2, 2017! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Watch Gregory Diaz (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown) rap with Hamilton star Javier Muñoz at Broadway Flea Market in the video below!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, On Your Feet, Matilda, Falsettos, and Waitress!

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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!






Maya Grace Fischbein Makes FUN HOME Debut, 2016 Tony Nominations Announced, and more!

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Congratulations to understudy Maya Grace Fischbein, who makes her Broadway debut playing Small Alison in Fun Home for the first time tonight! Get more information in her Instagram post:


Get the full list of 2016 Tony Award nominations, including a ton of our featured shows, HERE! Congratulations to all the nominees!

Sophia Anne Caruso (Lazarus, The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!) will transfer to London with Lazarus! Also, she will take part in the upcoming production of Runaways at New York City Center! Congrats, Sophia!

The casts of Fun Home, Matilda, and more will take part in Stars in the Alley! See the full list on BroadwayWorld.com.

School of Rock, On Your Feet, and others received Astaire Award nominations! Check out the full list on TheaterMania.com.

Go behind-the-scenes at opening night of Tuck Everlasting in Episode 4 of “Forever 17” on Broadway.com.

“Jack of the Red Hearts,” which features Sophia Anne Caruso (Lazarus, The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!) and Taylor Richardson (Smokefall, Annie, A Christmas Memory), is now on DVD and VOD! Get more information on IrishFilmCritic.com.

Congratulations to Ashley Lanzoni (Dream Street), who has booked a job with Justice!

The trailer for “Bad Moms,” a new movie featuring Oona Laurence (Matilda), is out! Watch it below:

Kaci Walfall (The Lion King) appeared on “Good Morning America” to help Misty Copeland reveal her new Barbie doll! Watch the video on ABCNews.go.com or below!

The Matildas of Matilda learned how to fly trapeze! Watch the video below or on BroadwayWorld.com.

And here are pictures and videos from Tunes in Times Square and the kids of On Your Feet, Women Without Men, School of Rock, and Matilda!




Christie Kim’s Birthday, MATILDA and THE KING AND I Cast Departures, and more!

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Happy birthday to Christie Kim (The King and I)! We hope you had a great day, Christie!

Happy Trails to Alexandra Vlachos, who finished her run as the title role in Matilda last night! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Ali!

Happy Trails as well to Lynn Masako Cheng and Adriana Braganza, who played their final performance as Royal Children in The King and I today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for both of you!

The Lucille Lortel Awards are tonight! Break a leg to Sophia Anne Caruso (Lazarus, The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!), who is nominated!

Lilyana Cornell will return to Les Miserables soon for 2 weeks! More details to come.

Tunes in Times Square was today, featuring a lot of young Broadway talent! Find out more about the event HERE.

Over the weekend at School of Rock, Gavin Kim and Jersey Sullivan debuted as Zack and Hayden Wall (Soul Doctor) played Mason! Congrats to all! Check out their pictures from this weekend below:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, On Your Feet, Matilda, Fun Home, Waitress, and She Loves Me!