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!


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GiaNina Paolantonio to Depart MATILDA, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Sets Opening Date, and more!

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GiaNina Paolantonio has announced that she will take her final bow in Matilda on September 4th. Go see her while you can, and check out her montage below!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has set its opening date for April 23, 2017! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Check out the latest episodes of “Mistresses” and “Best Friends Whenever” featuring Niles Fitch (The Lion King, Our Lady of Kibeho) on ABC and Disney Channel, respectively!

Be on the lookout for a Kaiser commercial featuring Bonale Fambrini (The King and I), or watch it below! Bonale provided voiceover for the ad.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Les Miserables, Matilda, Waitress, School of Rock, Fun Home, Trip of Love, New York Spectacular, The Lion King, and On Your Feet!


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THE GOLD Opening Night, Paul Luke Bonenfant Joins SCHOOL OF ROCK, and more!

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Congratulations to the company of The Gold on their opening night tonight at the New York Musical Festival! Get more details about the show HERE.

Congrats to Paul Luke Bonenfant, who has joined the cast of School of Rock as a swing! Find out more on his Playbill Vault page.

Please help Fun Home alum Oscar Williams and his family by reading their story, sharing it, and donating if you can on YouCaring.com.

Check out photo coverage of Broadway Barks on BroadwayWorld.com!

Watch Nia Sioux‘s (Trip of Love) AOL Build interview HERE!

Niles Fitch (The Lion King, Our Lady of Kibeho) returns to “Mistresses” tonight at 10pm! Get more details on his Facebook event.

In this video, Vincent Crocilla (New York Spectacular) tells you the Top 5 Things To Do In NYC!

Check out this video of Savannah Grace Elmer (Matilda tour), Ava Briglia (Matilda), Lilyana Cornell (Les Miserables), and Lily Brooks O’Briant (Matilda tour) performing “If Only You Would Listen” from School of Rock at Cabaret for a Cause!

Here are the kids of Cabaret for a Cause, including featured vocalists Heidi Gray (Annie tour), Beada Briglia (Matilda), and Abbey Rose Gould (A Little Princess); featured vocalist and guitarist Corinne Wilson (School of Rock); and ASL translator Taylor Richardson (Smokefall, Annie, A Christmas Memory) performing “Fight Song” with American Sign Language!

Here’s Alaina Johnston performing “Hear No Evil” at Cabaret for a Cause!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Tink!, Runaways, On Your Feet, Matilda, School of Rock, New York Spectacular, Trip of Love, Les Miserables, and Waitress!


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RUNAWAYS Cast To Reunite in August, Pictures from SCHOOL OF ROCK, and more!

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The cast of Runaways will reunite on August 1st to perform with other Broadway stars in an event to support the Black Lives Matter movement! Get more details on Playbill.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, On Your Feet, Trip of Love, New York Spectacular, Matilda, and Cabaret for a Cause!


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MISSING GEMINI Opens, A DAY BY THE SEA Begins Previews, and more!

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Happy opening to the company of Missing Gemini! Break a leg to all for tonight’s opening performance!

Break a leg also to the company of A Day by the Sea, which began previews tonight!

Motown has announced a closing date of July 31st. Get more details on Playbill.com.

We have a lot of news about new projects that our alumni and current kids have booked! Congrats to all:

Alphonso Jones II (The Lion King) has booked a feature film.

Maizy Boosin (Camp Rolling Hills) will appear on “Chopped” next month.

Gregory Diaz (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown) has booked a commercial for American Family Insurance.

Lilli Jacobs (A Little Princess) has booked a voiceover for Atlantic Broadband.

Alivia Clark (Little Miss Sunshine, Dream Street) has a new animated series coming in 2017.

Madeleine Pace (Once) will appear in the short film “Hide and Seek”!

Lynn Masako Cheng (The King and I) has joined the tour of Annie! She’s pictured below with Alyssa Marvin (Number the Stars), who is also joining the tour’s company, and Madisen Johnson, a member of the tour cast.

Check out pictures from the New York Musical Festival opening night party, featuring the kids of Camp Rolling Hills and Tink!, on TheaterMania.com.

The cast of She Loves Me will celebrate their cast recording at Barnes & Noble on August 3rd! Get more details on Playbill.com.

In case you missed it, check out Nia Sioux (Trip of Love) on Pix11 in the video below!

Watch Carly Gendell (School of Rock) sing “The Rules of Being Cool”!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Cabaret for a Cause, Lisa and Leonardo, Matilda, New York Spectacular, Les Miserables, Fun Home, Missing Gemini, and School of Rock!


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RUTHLESS! Celebrates One Year Off-Broadway, Grayson Taylor on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Tonight, and more!

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Ruthless! celebrated one year Off-Broadway last week! Congratulations to the company! Check out pictures on BroadwayWorld.com.

Grayson Taylor (Mothers and Sons, New York Spring Spectacular) will be on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” tonight! Find out more in his Facebook post:

Maya Jade Frank (Mary Poppins, Evita, A Little Princess) will guest star on “Bizaardvark” this Sunday at 8/7c on Disney Channel! Check out the promo below:

Watch Tre Jones (The Lion King) do the Blindfold Drawing Challenge!

Check out these pictures of Sophie Knapp (Once, Dream Street, A Little Princess) on the set of “Wishful Whiskers”!

There’s still time to audition for this year’s Lyrics for Life, presented by Kids of the Arts! Get details about how to audition on Playbill.com.

Please enjoy a short film made by the kids of Fun Home!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Kinky Boots, Tink!, On Your Feet, School of Rock, New York Spectacular, Fun Home, Matilda, and Liberty!


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