Mimi Ryder’s Birthday, THE CRUCBILE To Open In April, and more!

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Happy Birthday to Mimi Ryder (Matilda) who turned 10 on August 6th! We hope you had a great day.

The Crucible will open on April 7th, 2016! Previews are set for February 29, 2016. Full casting TBA!

The Doctor Zhivago cast album is out now! Go get it at Amazon.com.

Jake and Sydney Lucas of King and I and Fun Home (respectively) were interviewed by TheatreMania about being siblings in the business! Read it HERE.

Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita, A Little Princess), Milly Shapiro (Matilda), Zachary Unger (Big Fish, Chaplin, Newsies), and Joshua Colley (Les Miserables, Newsies) will sing “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” at 54 Below on September 2nd and 3rd! More casting TBA. Purchase tickets at 54Below.com!

Rileigh McDonald (Matilda) is featured in WCPO Cincinnati for her role in Matilda! Read it HERE.

Sophie Knapp and Nili Kepets (Dream Street) were featured in NorthJersey.com for their roles in Dream Street! Take a look at the article HERE.

We found more photo coverage from Matilda‘s performance in Broadway in Bryant Park! Take a look at the 106.7FM website for more. Go to “Media” then the 7/23 gallery.

Missed Tori Murray (Ruthless!) perform at Broadway in Bryant Park? There is now photos and video! Check out BroadwayWorld‘s photo coverage and watch the performance below:

The girls of The King and I had a special opening night message for the cast of Hamilton! Watch below:

 

And here are more pictures from the kids of Dream Street, Matilda, The Lion King, and The King and I!

Athan Sporek’s Birthday, MERCURY FUR Begins Previews, and more!

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Happy Birthday to Athan Sporek (Les Miserables)! We hope you had a great day.

Mercury Fur begins previews! Break a leg, Bradley!

Jake Lucas (The King and I) and Sydney Lucas‘ (Fun Home) mom Karri was featured in Playbill.com this week! She talks about her day in the life as a mom to two child actors as well as gives advice to families with aspiring actors. Read the full article HERE.

The cast of Fun Home put their own spin on the song “Ring of Keys”! Take a look at the video below:

Eila Francis is featured on NJ.com for her role in Dream Street! Get to know the 8-year-old HERE.

And here are more pictures from the kids of Dream Street, Matilda, Three Days to See, Les Miserables, and Fun Home!




RUTHLESS! Extends, FUN HOME Gets Special Visitors, and more!

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Ruthless! has extended through the end of the year! The show will play its last performance on January 2, 2016. The show was also feat. on NBC 4 (and Tori Murray was interviewed)! Watch the feature below:

Fun Home has been visited by many special guests within the past couple weeks! At the Actors Fund performance, stars like James Monroe Iglehart and Brian Stokes Mitchell. And at another recent performance, stars like Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers, and more visited the cast backstage! Check out the pictures below:

Fun Home Actor’s Fund Performance
Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers & More Take a Field Trip to Broadway’s Fun Home

BroadwayWorld.com posted another video of the Matilda performance from Broadway in Bryant Park. Watch it over HERE!

And here are more pictures and video from the kids of Dream Street, The Lion King, and Matilda!

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Fabi Aguirre Video, Sophie Knapp and Nili Kepets Article, and more!

Check out this awesome video of Fabi Aguirre (Les Miserables) singing “Lullaby of Broadway” at Birdland!

Sophie Knapp (Dream Street, Once, A Little Princess) and Nili Kepets (Dream Street) are both featured in an article about their involvement in Dream Street! Check it out on JewishStandard.TimesOfIsrael.com!

And here are pictures from the kids of Dream Street, Fish in the Dark, Matilda, Kinky Boots, Fun Home, The Lion King, and The King and I!

 

CABARET FOR A CAUSE at 92nd Y Fest, Broadway in Bryant Park Coverage, and more!

92-street-fest-c4acKids from Annie, Matilda, and more to perform with Cabaret for a Cause at the 92 Y Street Fest at the Kid Central Stage on Sept. 20th from 4-5pm! Performers included are Alessandra Baldacchino (Song of Solomon), Gabriella Baldacchino (A Christmas Story), Emily Carano (Kodak), Ava DeMary (Matilda, Billy Elliot, Evita), Abbey Rose Gould (Les Miserables), Annabelle Kempf (Billy Elliot), Sophie Knapp (Once), Eliza Holland Madore (Matilda, Once), Anna McCarthy (Elf), Sawyer Nunes (Finding Neverland, Matilda), Tyrah Skye Odoms (Annie, The Lion King), Madeleine Pace (Once), Ellie Poon (A Christmas Story), Julianna Rigoglioso (Mary Poppins), Laurissa Romain (South Pacific), Leah Rose (Hype Girlz), Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita) and McKayla Twiggs (Les Miserables, Once). Visit 92Y.org for more details!

The kids of Matilda performed at Broadway in Bryant Park yesterday! Pictures from the event are at BroadwayWorld.com and you can watch video of “When I Grow Up” and “Naughty” below:

Video from Rachel Resheff‘s (Fish in the Dark) 54 Below concert are now on YouTube! Check out the playlist below:

And here are more pictures from the kids of Matilda, Fun Home, The Lion King, Kinky Boots, and Fish in the Dark!

DREAM STREET In the News, Emerson Steele’s 54 Below Show, and more!

Dream StreetEmily Lancetta and Ashley Birdsall (Dream Street) are featured in The Daily Journal for their roles in Dream Street! Read the full article HERE.

Emerson Steele (Violet) will have her very own 54 Below show in October! The show called “Roles I Can’t Play Now…Or Ever…Except Tonight!” is described as “Tongue in cheek, with humor and heart, with songs, stories, dances, and goofy antics, 2014 Theatre World Award winner, Emerson Steele, turns the norms upside down and, tonight, plays the roles she has always wanted to play and some she hopes to play in the future!”. The show is on October 14th at 54 Below. Get your tickets at 54Below.com!

More of our alumni and current kids have been cast in TV! Look for Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita, A Little Princess) in an episode of “Broad City”, Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, Painted Rocks…) in “Shades of Blue”, and Simone Vysnovsky (Dream Street) in “The Mysteries of Laura”. All episodes’ air dates are TBA but we will keep you posted. Congrats, everyone!

Congrats to Graham Montgomery (Kinky Boots) who will take part in a play reading from the author of “Urinetown” called “The Wayward Bunny”! More info can be found at Playbill.com.

And here are more pictures from the kids of Dream Street, Les Miserables, Matilda, Fun Home, and Kinky Boots!

Tori Murray in the press, Alumni in TV, and more!

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Ruthless! has been getting a lot of press just after its opening night! Take a look at the links below:

Meet 11-Year-Old Firecracker Tori Murray, the ‘Scary’ Star of Off-Broadway’s Ruthless! The Musical
Where Did They Find That Vicious Little Girl?

More alumni news! Emma Howard (Matilda, Violet) has scored a recurring role in the Amazon series “Transparent” and Simone Vysnovsky (Dream Street) will appear on season 3 of “A Crime to Remember” on Discovery. Way to go, girls!

Opening night photos from Three Days to See is now online! Take a look at the Transport Group’s FB fan page and Playbill.com.

The kids of Matilda will perform at Broadway in Bryant Park this Thursday at 12:30pm! BroadwayWorld has the full details HERE.

Oona Laurence (Matilda) is featured in the Hollywood Reporter for her role in “Southpaw”! Read it HERE!

Alexa Valentino (Dream Street) is featured on the Northport Patch talking about her career and her role in Dream Street. Check it out HERE!

We now have full video of Rachel Resheff (Fish in the Dark) singing “This Little Light Of Mine” at Broadway Stands 4 Freedom! Watch below:

And here are more pictures from the kids of Dream Street, A Little Princess, and Fish in the Dark!

THREE DAYS TO SEE Opens, Tori Feinstein Leaves MATILDA, and more!

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Three Days To See opens today at the Transport Group! We are wishing “broken legs” to Zoe Wilson and the entire company!

Happy Trails to Tori Feinstein, who finished her run as Matilda Wormwood in Matilda yesterday! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Tori!

Congratulations to Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), who has booked a role on a TV series! We will bring you more information on it when possible!

Mckayla Twiggs (Les Miserables, Once) will appear in the upcoming film 37! Check out her picture from the set with castmate Michael Potts:

And here are pictures from the kids of Matilda, Fun Home, Three Days To See, Dream Street, Kinky Boots, The King and I, and Les Miserables!

 

YBAN’s Lindsay Meets Hayden Signoretti, Sydney Lucas Photo Feature, and more!

YBAN owner Lindsay is in Anaheim, CA, for VidCon and met Hayden Signoretti (Finding Neverland, Mary Poppins, Richard III) today! Check out their picture together below:

Broadway.com did a photo feature with Sydney Lucas (Fun Home)! Check it out HERE!

And here are pictures from the kids of The Lion King, Dream Street, Kinky Boots, Matilda, Fun Home, and The King and I!

 

MATILDA Headed to Big Screen, Ian Saraceni To Join MATILDA, and more!

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Great news from Matilda today! First, the musical is headed to the big screen! A film adaptation is slated for a 2019 release with new material. More info can be found at BroadwayWorld.com. Second, Ian Saraceni (who just left The King and I) will join the Broadway cast of Matilda soon! We will announce his debut date when we get it. Congrats, Ian!

“Meadowland”, the new feature film from Olivia Wilde co-starring Eden Ducan-Smith of The Lion King and Fences, will be released sometime in October! An exact is TBA.

We have added review quotes to our Ruthless! page. Take a look!

New video from Finding Neverland‘s Broadway in Bryant Park performance is now online! Watch over at BroadwayWorld.com.

And here are more pictures from the kids of Matilda, The Lion King, Fish in the Dark, Dream Street, Fun Home, and The King and I!