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 for more details!

The kids of Matilda performed at Broadway in Bryant Park yesterday! Pictures from the event are at 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!

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

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!


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

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!


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: 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!

Matilda the musical

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 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

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!

Ian Saraceni Leaves THE KING AND I, K’Lynn Jackman Singing Video, and more!

Ian Saraceni

Happy Trails to Ian Saraceni (The King and I)! We can’t wait to see what is next for you!

Check out this video of K’Lynn Jackman (The Lion King) singing “Loving You”!


Here is a video from the most recent Broadway in Bryant Park, featuring the boys of Finding Neverland!

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


Fina Strazza Leaves MATILDA, FINDING NEVERLAND at Broadway in Bryant Park, and more!

Fina Strazza

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

Finding Neverland was one of the shows at Broadway in Bryant Park this week, and the boys are featured in’s photo coverage! Check it out HERE.

The kids of The King and I are featured in a farewell video for Ken Watanabe, shot and edited by Ashley Park! You can check the video out below or on

Grayson Taylor (New York Spring Spectacular, Mothers and Sons) will appear on “Royal Pains,” on USA, on July 21st at 10:00 pm! Make sure to tune in!

Check out this video of Rileigh McDonald (Matilda) performing a monologue from Shakespeare’s As You Like It!

Tori Murray (Ruthless!) was interviewed by Times Square Chronicles at the opening night of Ruthless!. Check out the video below:

And here are pictures (including some new production photos!) from and featuring the kids of The Lion King, Three Days To See, Matilda, Finding Neverland, Fun Home, and Dream Street!


RUTHLESS! Opening Night, and more!


Happy opening night to the company of Ruthless! Break a leg, Tori!

Graham Montgomery of Kinky Boots has posted his performance schedule through September on his FB fan page. Take a look!

And here are more pictures from the kids of Finding Neverland, The King and I, Les Miserables, Fun Home, Ruthless!, and Matilda!

Casey Butler Makes NEVERLAND Debut, Zachary Unger on “Unforgettable,” and more!

Congratulations to Casey Butler, who made his Finding Neverland debut! Check out the boys celebrating below:

Congrats also to Zachary Unger (Newsies, Big Fish, Chaplin), who will guest star on “Unforgettable”!

Check out Sydney Lucas and her Fun Home castmates Beth Malone and Emily Skeggs on AOL Build in the video below, where they talk about their show!


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