NYMF Awards Announced, KINKY BOOTS Sings Cyndi Lauper at 54 Below Tonight, and more!

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Play Like a Winner, Generation Me, and Peace, Love and Cupcakes all won NYMF Awards! Zoe Wilson won an Outstanding Individual Performance Award for Play Like a Winner; Carrie Berk won an Outstanding Individual Performance Award for Peace, Love and Cupcakes, and the show received a special citation for “Building A Movement Through Musical Theatre”; and Milo Manheim and Julia Nightingale won performance awards for Generation Me, as well as Best Musical and many other awards for the show! Find out more in these Facebook and Instagram posts:



The cast of Kinky Boots, including Devin Trey Campbell, Christopher Convery, Jesús Del Orden, and Jake Katzman, is singing the music of Cyndi Lauper at 54 Below! Get more details on 54Below.com.

Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables) appears in this commercial for Monopoly! Check it out:


And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, On Your Feet, School of Rock, Anastasia, A Bronx Tale, and Frozen!

 

Tai Sandhu Joins “Braid,” Aviva Winick on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” and more!

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Tai Sandhu (Peace, Love and Cupcakes) has joined the cast of the indie film “Braid”! Find out more in her Instagram post:


Aviva Winick (Matilda, Ragtime on Ellis Island) guest starred on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” this week! Watch below:

Anthony Rosenthal (Really Rosie, Falsettos) has a very important acting “tip” to share!

Check out more photo coverage from this week’s Broadway in Bryant Park on Playbill.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Frozen, Really Rosie, Miss Saigon, Anastasia, Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, School of Rock, and On Your Feet!


PEACE, LOVE AND CUPCAKES Opens at NYMF, Jersey Sullivan’s Birthday, and more!

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Happy Opening to the cast of Peace, Love and Cupcakes at New York Musical Festival! I saw their opening performance tonight, and it was such a fantastic, fun show. You can still see it now through Sunday!

Happy belated birthday to Jersey Sullivan (School of Rock)! We hope you had a great day, Jersey!

YBAN’s Emily saw Kinky Boots tonight and loved it! Great job, Christopher Convery and Christian Mullins!

Falsettos will arrive on BroadwayHD on August 14th! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Ben Cook (Billy Elliot, Ragtime) has joined the cast of the world premiere of Mean Girls the musical in Washington, D.C.!

Today’s Broadway in Bryant Park featured performances from cast members from A Bronx Tale and Anastasia!

Watch alumni Nico Bustamante (A Room of My Own), Grayson Taylor (Mothers and Sons, New York Spring Spectacular), and Meliki Hurd (Matilda) appear on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, Play Like a Winner, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Peace, Love and Cupcakes, and Generation Me!

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GENERATION ME Opens at NYMF, Hudson Loverro to Depart A BRONX TALE on Sunday, and more!

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Happy Opening to the company of Generation Me at New York Musical Festival! Break a leg, everyone!

Hudson Loverro will play his final performance in A Bronx Tale on Sunday. Go see him if you can! He will also be performing at this week’s Broadway in Bryant Park with the show; get more details about that on BroadwayWorld.com.


Will Coombs (Matilda tour) will be joining the cast of A Bronx Tale! Congrats, Will!

“Sunny Day,” with Lilla Crawford (Annie, Billy Elliot, New York Spectacular), will premiere on August 21st at 10am on Nickelodeon! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Check out highlights from Really Rosie on Playbill.com!

Sam Chuck (Les Miserables) has made it into Papermill Playhouse’s conservatory! Find out more on Patch.com.

Get the complete list of tour dates for alum Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars) on her new website AlexaValentino.com!

Anastasia will offer an Actors Fund performance! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Guest blogger Wendy Dessler posted on our site earlier today, giving tips on the care and keeping of a dancer! Read her post HERE.

Nala Hamilton (The Lion King) will make special appearances at the Actors Connection summer camp this week! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

Savvy Crawford (Amelie, A Little Princess) has booked a film with Sofia Vergara! Find out more:


My movie mom is so awesome!!@sofiavergara #savvysays #movie

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And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Peace, Love and Cupcakes and Generation Me!

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Elizabeth Crawford and Hudson Loverro Join New Writers at 54 Concert, “Stranger Things” Season 2 Trailer, and more!

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Elizabeth Crawford (Tuck Everlasting) and Hudson Loverro (A Bronx Tale, Assassins) will sing the songs of Sam Willmott as part of the New Writers at 54! series on August 10th at 54 Below! Get more details HERE.

The trailer for season 2 of “Stranger Things,” with 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), is out now! Watch below:

“Proud Mary,” featuring Jahi Diallo Winston (The Lion King), comes out January 12th, 2018!

Milo Manheim (Generation Me) will star in Disney Channel’s next original movie “Zombies”!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Waitress, On Your Feet, School of Rock, The Lion King, and Anastasia!

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Alumni Performing with Broadway Workshop at 54 Below, Video of Brandon Niederauer Playing The Iridium, and more!

Hayden Gelman (Dream Street), Michael Nigro (The Sound of Music LIVE), and Rachel Resheff (Fish in the Dark, The People in the Picture, Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, Shrek) will sing with Broadway Workshop at 54 Below on August 2nd! Get more details on 54Below.com.

Here’s a clip of Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) playing the Iridium last month!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Really Rosie, A Bronx Tale, Kinky Boots, Anastasia, School of Rock, On Your Feet, Peace, Love and Cupcakes, and Miss Saigon!

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Walden Sullivan’s Birthday, Paul Luke Bonenfant on as Zack in SCHOOL OF ROCK Tonight, and more!

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Happy belated birthday to Walden Sullivan (School of Rock)! We hope you had a great day, Walden!

Paul Luke Bonenfant went on as Zack in School of Rock tonight!

Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) has joined the cast of the upcoming TBS show “Final Space,” alongside David Tennant, Fred Armisen, and more! Get more details on DigitalSpy.com.

Ella Dane Morgan (Waitress) and her mom Laura chatted with Camp Broadway! Read the interview HERE.

Allie Trimm (13, Bye Bye Birdie) will perform at the installment of New Writers at 54! on July 30th, which features new music by Alexander Sage Oyen! Get more details on 54Below.com.

Anastasia took part in today’s Broadway in the Boros event at 12pm at Albee Square Plaza!

The cast of School of Rock took part in a video for Bway Zone!

Also, here are the School of Rock kids doing their #Ham4All video!

As we announced yesterday, Grayson Taylor (Mothers and Sons, New York Spring Spectacular) will appear in Playwrights for a Cause, in Catherine Filloux’s Snow Day! Mehret Marsh (The Lion King) will be in Jose Rivera’s Fall of the Sparrow. Check out pictures of Grayson rehearsing:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Lion King, On Your Feet, and Peace, Love and Cupcakes!

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ANASTASIA and CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Celebrate 100 Performances, Mehret Marsh and Grayson Taylor Join PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE, and more!

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Congratulations to Anastasia and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, both of which celebrated their 100th performances on Broadway recently! Check out pictures from Charlie‘s celebration on TheaterMania.com, Playbill.com, and Broadway.com.

Mehret Marsh (The Lion King) and Grayson Taylor (Mothers and Sons, New York Spring Spectacular) have joined Playwrights for a Cause! Find out more below and get tickets on PlanetConnections.org.

Get your tickets for Cabaret for a Cause, coming up in September, HERE!

Check out Ellie Kim (School of Rock, Dream Street) in this commercial for Universal Studios Japan!


Allie Trimm (Bye Bye Birdie, 13) will sing Meinwald & Leary songs at 54 Below! Get more details HERE.

The cast of Waitress appeared at today’s Broadway in Bryant Park!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Anastasia, On Your Feet, The Lion King, Waitress, and Marvin’s Room!

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YBAN at ANASTASIA and the FALSETTOS Screening in Movie Theaters, Interviews with PEACE, LOVE AND CUPCAKES Kids, and more!

Thanks to Nicole Scimeca and her mom for taking my friend and I backstage at Anastasia last night! Great job, Nicole!

YBAN founder Lindsay caught a screening of Falsettos last night! Congrats to Anthony Rosenthal and the cast on an excellent show.

Alexa Reeves (Peace, Love and Cupcakes) spoke with the Cherry Hill Sun, and Carrie Berk (Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Camp Rolling Hills) talked to StageBuddy, both about Peace, Love and Cupcakes! Read Alexa’s interview HERE and Carrie’s interview HERE.

Milo Manheim (Generation Me) was spotlighted on Theater in the Now! Read the article HERE.

Anthony Rosenthal (Really Rosie, Falsettos) and his mom talked about how he landed on Broadway with Backstage.com!

Nicholas Barasch (She Loves Me, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, West Side Story) will sing Panic! At The Disco tunes at 54 Below on July 25th! Get more details on 54Below.com.

Jete Laurence (Number the Stars) will appear in “The Snowman” this October alongside Michael Fassbender! Find out more:

Congrats to Alyssa Marvin (Dream Street, Number the Stars), who appeared in “I Am Homicide” last night on Investigation Discovery!

Luca Padovan (Marvin’s Room, School of Rock, Newsies) took over Roundabout’s Instagram account today!


Paul Luke Bonenfant will graduate from School of Rock on July 30th. See him while you can!


After over a year of amazing memories, I will sadly be graduating Horace Green on July 30th. Thank you to every amazing person that I've worked with at the Winter Garden, @itspatrickoneill @lulu.lloyd and @davidruttura for training me and always making sure the show was rocking, @jillavalentine14 @powerpop714 Mellie, Melissa, and every other amazing guardian for keeping me safe and my craziness in check, all of the amazing creative team for making a wonderful show that tells an amazing story, all the crew for keeping the show running smoothly, the stage managers for being awesome bosses , and everyone who has followed and supported me throughout this amazing journey This may be the end of one experience, but it is the beginning of many othersThank you everyone! Sincerely, Paul Luke Bonenfant

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And here are pictures and videos from the kids of A Bronx Tale, On Your Feet, Miss Saigon, Anastasia, and School of Rock!


Casey Nadzam’s Birthday, SCHOOL OF ROCK Swings and Understudies Going On This Week, and more!

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Happy belated birthday to Casey Nadzam (Peace, Love and Cupcakes)! We hope you had a great day!

Today through Wednesday, you can catch Chloé Bryan on as Tomika and Ellie Kim on as Madison in School of Rock! Also, Ellie will be on as Shonelle on Friday!

Zoe Wilson and her Play Like a Winner castmates sat with Times Square Chronicles to talk about their show! Read the interview on T2COnline.com.

The teens of Peace, Love and Cupcakes chatted about their show and did the Cupcake Challenge; check it out on BroadwayWiz.com!

Generation Me will have a preview concert at 54 Below on Sunday! Find out more HERE.

Once On This Island is holding an open casting call for African-American girls ages 7-11! Get more details:

And here are pictures from the kids of On Your Feet, Frozen, Miss Saigon, School of Rock, Peace, Love and Cupcakes, and Anastasia!

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