RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Closes, First Installment of YBAN’s When I Grow Up Interview Series, and more!

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Happy Trails to the company of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, which played its final performance today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you!

We are launching a monthly interview series with YBAN alumni today called When I Grow Up! The first installment is now up on our website; our founder Lindsay chatted with Katherine McNamara (A Little Night Music) about her Broadway kid days and about Season 2 of “Shadowhunters,” which premiered at 8pm tonight on Freeform! Read the interview HERE.

Watch the final curtain call of Matilda below!

Check out the last curtain call of Fiddler on the Roof below or on BroadwayWorld.com!

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

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FALSETTOS and SHE LOVES ME Among Time’s Top 10 Plays and Musicals of 2016, CABARET FOR A CAUSE Videos, and more!

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Falsettos and She Loves Me both made Time’s Top 10 Plays and Musicals of 2016 list! Congrats to everyone involved! Check out the full list on Time.com.

Here’s Ellie Poon (A Christmas Story tour) and William Poon (The King and I) singing “Travel Song” at Cabaret for a Cause!

Check out Abbey Rose Gould (A Little Princess) and Hailey LaBar singing “Colors of the Wind”!

Here’s Hailey LaBar, Sophia Gennusa (Doctor Zhivago, Matilda), Ava DeMary (Matilda, Evita, Billy Elliot), and Beada Briglia (Matilda) performing “Hear My Song” at Cabaret for a Cause!

Check out the kids of Cabaret for a Cause singing “One Day More”!

Black Coffee Casting is looking for kids and teens for a new musical directed by Adam Quinn of Dear Evan Hansen! Find out more:

Watch the official trailer for the movie remake of “Beaches,” featuring Grace Capeless (The Lion King, Matilda, A Christmas Story) and Gabriella Pizzolo (Fun Home, Matilda)!

Here’s a sneak peek at “The New Edition Story” with Caleb McLaughlin (The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, The Lion King) and Jahi Diallo Winston (The Lion King)!


Check out highlights from A Bronx Tale below or on BroadwayWorld.com!

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

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HAIRSPRAY LIVE to Appear on Today Show, Luca Padovan to Depart SCHOOL OF ROCK, and more!

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The cast of Hairspray Live will appear on the Today Show on November 28th! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com. Also, check out more pictures from the production’s press day on TheaterMania.com.

Luca Padovan will play his final performance as Billy in School of Rock on December 11th. Go see him before then!


Congrats to Athan Sporek, who made his debut in A Bronx Tale yesterday!


Cabaret for a Cause performed tonight at The Cutting Room! Get more information on CabaretForACause.us.

Get your copy of this year’s Carols for a Cure album, including tracks from a ton of our featured shows, on the Broadway Cares Online Store!

Olivia Chun (School of Rock, The King and I) is featured in Korea Daily New York!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Hairspray Live, School of Rock, Fiddler on the Roof, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and Waitress!



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Gregory Diaz IV Joins MATILDA, Update on Giuseppe Bausilio’s Back Surgery, and more!

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Congratulations to Gregory Diaz IV (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown), who has joined the company of Matilda as a swing!

Get an update about Giuseppe Bausilio‘s (Newsies, Billy Elliot) back surgery on BroadwayWorld.com or below!

Watch the kids of Broadway do the Mannequin Challenge at a recording session!

Here’s the company of On Your Feet doing the Mannequin Challenge!

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be livestreamed! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Check out interviews with Bobbi MacKenzie (School of Rock) in the Hillsboro Tribune and BCK Online!

Ella Dane Morgan (Waitress) is featured on 107.7 GNA and in The Daily Gazette!

Tune in to Nick Radio all this week to hear Isabela Moner (Evita) guest DJing!

Jeremy T. Villas (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Kinky Boots) has booked a project for Nickelodeon! Find out more in his Instagram post, and stay tuned for more details as well.


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And here are pictures and videos from the kids of On Your Feet, Hairspray Live, Kinky Boots, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Waitress, and School of Rock!

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ON YOUR FEET Cast Changes, Rush Policy for A BRONX TALE, and more!

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Kevin Tellez returns to On Your Feet as Johnathan Meza exits. Happy Trails, Johnathan! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you.

A Bronx Tale now has a rush policy! Get more details on TheaterMania.com.

Get a sneak peek at “The Glass Castle,” which features Sadie Sink (The Audience, Annie) and Iain Armitage (young Broadway critic), on EW.com!

“Transformers: The Last Knight,” featuring Isabela Moner (Evita), will arrive in theaters on June 23rd, 2017! Find out more on IMDb.com.

Take a look on the set of Hairspray Live on AccessHollywood.com!

The Shops at Columbus Circle will feature free performances of Anastasia, Kinky Boots, Falsettos, Waitress, Holiday Inn, and School of Rock! Get more information on Playbill.com.

The kids of Matilda, Fun Home, and more decorated Ziggy Bear! Check out pictures on TheaterMania.com.

Zoe Manarel (Matilda, A Little Princess) will take part in a reading of The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen! Find out more:

Julian Silva (The Lion King) has booked an episode of “Blue Bloods”! Air date is TBA. Get more details:


Watch Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos) celebrate Halloween with his sister Celia in this video!

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


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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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RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Cast Announcements, Alumni Join HAIRSPRAY LIVE, and more!

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Four new cast members for this year’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular have been announced! Congratulations to Tyler Hentz, who will play Patrick, and to Hayden Bercy, Finn Douglas, and Landon Maas, who will all play Ben. Check out a picture of Hayden and Finn below, and watch a video of Landon reacting to finding out he booked Ben HERE!

Former Broadway kids Riley Costello (Everyday Rapture, Bye Bye Birdie, 13) and Heather Tepe (Billy Elliot, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Gypsy) have joined the ensemble of Hairspray Live! Find out more about the cast on Playbill.com.

Congratulations to Nerghiz Sarki (Dream Street), who makes her Broadway debut as Bielke in Fiddler on the Roof! Here she is with her onstage dad Danny Burstein:

Check out video from auditions for the roles of Ben and Patrick in Radio City Christmas Spectacular below–if you look closely, you can catch a bunch of our alumni!

Josiah Jacoby (Dream Street) performed for Vice President Joe Biden, Katie Couric, Bono, and Michael Bloomberg last night at an event with Broadway Youth Ensemble!

“Wishful Whiskers,” a new film featuring Sophie Knapp (Once, Dream Street, A Little Princess), needs your help! Find out more:

And here are videos from the kids of Cabaret for a Cause, School of Rock, and Hairspray Live!





Happy Trails to Hayley Feinstein and Tre Jones, YBAN Alumni on the Emmys Red Carpet, and more!

Happy trails to Hayley Feinstein, who played her final performance as Bielke in Fiddler on the Roof yesterday! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Hayley!

Happy trails as well to Tre Jones, who finished his run as Young Simba in The Lion King! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Tre!

Check out our alumni Holly Taylor (Billy Elliot), Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards last night!

You can see more coverage of Gaten and Caleb at the Emmys on BuzzFeed.com, and check out their performance of “Uptown Funk” below!

Claire Candela (Once) had the honor of playing guitar and singing for Glen Hansard in Boston! Check out a picture:

Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) is featured on BroadwayBox.com!

Update: You now have until this Sunday to see Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) in School of Rock! See her while you can!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Cabaret for a Cause, School of Rock, and Matilda!


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THE LAYOVER Closes, THE LION KING and SCHOOL OF ROCK Cast Departures, and more!

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Happy Trails to Arica Himmel and the company of The Layover, which closed today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Arica!

Happy Trails to Kyliegh Curran, who played her final performance as Young Nala in The Lion King today. We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Kyliegh!

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Finally, happy trails to Shahadi Wright Joseph, who played her final performance as Madison in School of Rock today! She was also an understudy for Tomika. We can’t wait to see you in Hairspray Live and whatever else comes next, Shahadi! Here she is performing “If Only You Would Listen” in Orlando, Florida:

Luca Padovan (School of Rock, Newsies) and Sofia Roma Rubino (School of Rock, Matilda) took over BroadwayWorld’s Twitter account today!

Congrats to Josiah Jacoby (Dream Street), who will appear on “Mind of a Murderer” on Investigation Discovery on September 26th! Find out more:

Sophie Knapp (Once, Dream Street, A Little Princess) has booked a national commercial! Congratulations, Sophie! Get more information:

Here’s a sneak peek at “Curbside Waltz,” starring Tre Jones (The Lion King) and Olivia Chun (The King and I)!

Cabaret for a Cause performed at 92Y Street Fest today at 3:30pm! Get more information about the performance in their Facebook post:

Here’s Sophia Anne Caruso (Blackbird, Lazarus, Runaways, The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!) singing “Life on Mars” on the Lazarus cast recording!

Here’s Aviva Winick (Matilda) singing “Naughty” at the New York Public Library! (She starts at 1:32.)

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





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Luke Paul Bonenfant Debuts in SCHOOL OF ROCK, Shahadi Wright Joseph Sets SCHOOL OF ROCK Departure Date, and more!

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Congratulations to swing Paul Luke Bonenfant, who made his School of Rock last night as James!

You have five more weeks to catch Shahadi Wright Joseph (The Lion King) in School of Rock before she departs the show! Get more information in her post:

Also, we have updated our School of Rock page! Check it out HERE.

Read an in-depth look at the emotional impact brought by the Fun Home benefit concert in Orlando on NYTimes.com!

Tori Murray and some of her Ruthless! castmates will be among the performers at Broadway in Bryant Park tomorrow! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

Ruthless! will close on September 10th. A national tour and cast album are in the works for the show! Get more information on Broadway.com.

Check out more “Stranger Things” press for Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) on Broadly.Vice.com!

Tickets are on sale now for Falsettos! Find out more on Broadway.com.

Newsies will hit movie screens in early 2017! Get more details:

Go backstage at Nia Sioux‘s Trip of Love opening night in the video below!

Watch this video of Jenna Ortega reflecting on her New York Spectacular experience!

Get your tickets now for the Transport Group’s Peter Pan! The concert is next week, and it will feature Zoe Wilson (Three Days to See) as Wendy, Ashton Woerz (Pippin, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) as John, Jeremy T. Villas (Kinky Boots, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown) as Michael, and Matilda boys Noah Baird, Cole Alex Edelstein, Evan Gray, Meliki Hurd, Ian Saraceni (The King and I), and Gavin Swartz as the Lost Boys! Find out more:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Fun Home, School of Rock, Matilda, and Kinky Boots!