“Shadowhunters” Featuring Katherine McNamara Renewed, CABARET FOR A CAUSE Tonight, and more!

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“Shadowhunters” has been renewed for a second season! Congratulations to Katherine McNamara (A Little Night Music) and everyone else involved! Get more information on EW.com.

Cabaret for a Cause took place tonight to benefit Story Shifters! Find out more on CabaretForACause.us.

Here’s a promo for “Inspired by Punk Rock,” a new film featuring Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars)! You can also watch it on Vimeo.

Willow meets Young Willow as Rrita meets Alexa from Shelton Lawrence on Vimeo.

Check out behind-the-scenes pictures from A Room of My Own in the video below!

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







YBAN at 13 Wishes Cabaret, Young Artist Awards TONIGHT, and more!

YBAN owner Lindsay had a great time today at the first-ever cabaret for 13 Wishes, which brought together kids and teens from the entertainment industry to bring the arts to those who have no access otherwise! Find out more about the organization on 13Wishes.net, and check out Lindsay’s pictures from before the cabaret and with Major Curda (The Little Mermaid, Radio City Christmas Spectacular) and 13 Wishes founders Maya Jade Frank (Mary Poppins, Evita, A Little Princess) and Tehya Rose Frank (Lincoln Center Ballet) below! Also in the performance was Hayden Signoretti (Finding Neverland, Mary Poppins, Richard III).

The Young Artist Awards took place tonight in LA! Break a leg to our alumni Ripley Sobo (Matilda, Once), nominated for her performance in “Steve Jobs,” and Myles Erlick (Billy Elliot), nominated for his performance in “The Next Step”!

Peyton Ella (The Sound of Music LIVE, A Little Princess) will take part in Lyrics for Life in LA! Get tickets HERE.

Cabaret for a Cause is tomorrow! Get your tickets to both performance HERE!

Here’s Carly Gendell (School of Rock) singing “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele, with Diego Lucano (School of Rock) on piano, at Broadway Sessions!

Check out Corinne Wilson (School of Rock) and Evie Dolan (School of Rock) singing “Riptide” by Vance Joy at Broadway Sessions!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Fun Home, On Your Feet, Tuck Everlasting, School of Rock, and Matilda!







YBAN Interview with Maya Jade Frank and Tehya Rose Frank, DISASTER Opening Night Photos, and more!

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YBAN interviewed Maya Jade Frank (Evita, Mary Poppins, A Little Princess) and Tehya Rose Frank in honor of their upcoming LA cabaret for 13 Wishes! Read the interview HERE, and get tickets to the 13 Wishes cabaret on 13Wishes.net!

Check out photo coverage from the opening night curtain call of Disaster! on BroadwayWorld.com!

Sisters Hayley Feinstein (Fiddler on the Roof, A Little Princess) and Tori Feinstein (Matilda, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!) will perform at the 5:30pm Cabaret for a Cause performance next week! Get tickets now for both performances on CabaretForACause.us.

Lyrics for Life is fast approaching! Get tickets for the LA event HERE!

Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) will take part in a benefit for Long Island High School for the Arts next Monday! Get more information on Newsday.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Women Without Men, On Your Feet, School of Rock, and Disaster!









Danielle Becht in “James and the Giant Peach” NJ Premiere, Lilla Crawford Interview, and more!

Danielle Becht (Dream Street) will star as James in the New Jersey premiere of James and the Giant Peach! Congrats, Danielle! The show runs from March 11th through April 3rd, 2016. Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

Lilla Crawford (Annie, Billy Elliot) spoke to BroadwayWorld about her upcoming film “Little Miss Perfect”! Read the interview HERE.

The 13 Wishes cabaret in LA is this Sunday! Get tickets and more information now on 13Wishes.net.

Mattea Conforti (Matilda) is highlighted in “The Progress”! Read the article on NewJerseyHills.com.

Next week, Cabaret for a Cause performs two shows to benefit Story Shifters! Get tickets and more information on CabaretForACause.us.

Raquel Wallace (Dream Street) will take part in Lyrics for Life on March 19th in L.A.! Get tickets and more information on LyricsForLifeNYC.com.

Listen to “Free 2 Love,” a new song by Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars), HERE! It will soon be available on iTunes. Check out a picture of Alexa in the recording studio, as well as a picture of her filming a promo for her new movie, below!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Dream Street, On Your Feet, Matilda, Fun Home, and School of Rock!








Video Message from SCHOOL OF ROCK, “Middle School” Trailer, and more!

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The kids of School of Rock made a special video message for Oakland School for the Arts, which is performing the world premiere amateur youth production of School of Rock! Watch it on BroadwayWorld.com or below!

Here’s a trailer for “Middle School,” a new movie featuring Isabela Moner (Evita)!

Baylee Littrell (Disaster!) was interviewed by the New York Post and by the Associated Press! Check out the NY Post article HERE and the AP article HERE!

Tuck Everlasting cast members talked to Broadway.com recently about their favorite books! Watch the video HERE!

Kevin Tellez (On Your Feet) was interviewed while filming a commercial in Japan! Watch the video below:

Emma Howard (Violet, Matilda) and Jaidyn Young (Annie) will take the stage at the Federal Bar later this month in their cabaret show “Together At Last”! Get tickets and more information HERE.

The 5:30pm cast of Cabaret for a Cause will feature kids from Les Miserables, The Lion King, and more! Get your tickets HERE.

Joy Kate Lawson (A Little Princess) has joined the lineup for Lyrics for Life in L.A.! Get tickets HERE!

Here’s video of Milly Shapiro (Matilda) singing “Livin’ on a Prayer”!

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






THE CRUCIBLE Begins Previews, New MATILDA Maggots, and more!

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The Crucible began previews tonight! Break a leg to Elizabeth Teeter (The Audience, Mary Poppins) and the company!

Congratulations to Meliki Hurd, Evan Gray, Gavin Swartz, and Kathryn Zimmer, who all make their Broadway debuts in Matilda! Meliki and Evan reprise their roles from the tour of Matilda as Tommy and Bruce, respectively. Gavin will play Nigel, and Kathryn will be a swing. Read their bios on MatildaTheMusical.com!

Shannon Harrington (Women Without Men) is highlighted in The SandPaper! Read her article HERE!

Check out videos from Tuck Everlasting‘s press day on TheaterMania.com, BroadwayWorld.com, Playbill.com, and Broadway.com, as well as an interview video with the cast on BroadwayWorld.com, or below!

Broadway kids celebrated the release of Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Kate Wetherhead’s newest book, Jack and Louisa: Act 2, today! Check out pictures on BroadwayWorld.com!

Broadway.com took viewers behind auditions for School of Rock! Watch the video HERE.

Check out Episode 6 of Disaster!‘s vlog, featuring Baylee Littrell, below!

The kids of School of Rock will perform at Symphony Space on March 12th as part of Just Kidding! Find out more in the video below:

Here’s video of Sawyer Nunes (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Finding Neverland, Matilda) and Sophia Gennusa (Doctor Zhivago, Matilda) performing at Cabaret for a Cause in Pennsylvania!

Speaking of Cabaret for a Cause, the next New York shows are coming up fast! Get your tickets HERE before they’re gone!

Major Curda (The Little Mermaid, Radio City Christmas Spectacular) will perform at Lyrics for Life in LA with his siblings! Get more information and check out the full cast HERE!

Today, the kids of School of Rock were on New York Live TV at 12:30pm! Did you watch them? Find out more in the Twitter post below:


And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Fun Home, School of Rock, She Loves Me, On Your Feet, Tuck Everlasting, and Cabaret for a Cause!











SCHOOL OF ROCK at Broadway Sessions, FROZEN Coming to Broadway, and more!

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Here is all the information you need for this week’s School of Rock-themed Broadway Sessions!

Frozen will come to Broadway in 2018! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Here is Brooklyn Nelson (Matilda) singing the National Anthem at a Knicks game!

The next Cabaret for a Cause will be held on March 14th! Get more details and see the full lineup on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out photo coverage from yesterday’s Kids Night On Broadway event on TheaterMania.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Fun Home, The Lion King, The King and I, Matilda, Tuck Everlasting, Les Miserables, On Your Feet, School of Rock, and Kinky Boots!























FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Sardi’s, CABARET FOR A CAUSE Performance Videos, and more!

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First, we just wanted to give a shout-out to Hayley Feinstein and the cast of Fiddler on the Roof–I saw the show tonight and you were all fantastic! Go see the show, everyone!

And you can check out pictures of Hayley and her castmates at Sardi’s on TheaterMania.com!

We now have Cabaret for a Cause performance videos of Cole Alex Edelstein (Matilda), Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home, A Little Princess), Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda), Laurel Griggs (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Once), Sophia Gennusa (Matilda, Doctor Zhivago), and the 5pm cast’s finale!

Here is Douglas Baldeo (Kinky Boots) performing on the Sesame Street float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

“Lamb,” a new film starring Oona Laurence (Matilda), is set to open in theaters in NYC and LA on January 8th, 2016! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com. Congrats, Oona!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Kinky Boots, School of Rock, Fun Home, Matilda, Ruthless!, The King and I, The Lion King, On Your Feet, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and Lazarus!

















Presley Ryan’s and Shane Davis’s Birthdays, WOMEN WITHOUT MEN Casting, and more!

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Happy birthday to Presley Ryan (Fun Home, The Sound of Music LIVE, A Little Princess) and Shane Davis (Matilda)! We hope you both had a great day today!

Congratulations to Shannon Harrington (White Christmas tour), Alexa Shae Niziak (Matilda, A Christmas Story, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), and Beatrice Tulchin (Matilda, A Christmas Story), who have been cast in the upcoming Off-Broadway show Women Without Men at the Mint Theater! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com!

Check out these videos of Fabi Aguirre (On Your Feet, Les Miserables) and Sam Poon (The King and I, Macbeth) performing at Cabaret for a Cause!

Check out all these pictures from the Cabaret for a Cause photoshoot!

Mia Sinclair Jenness (Les Miserables, Number the Stars, The Sound of Music LIVE) is headed back to Les Miserables, this time as Little Cosette! And fresh off playing Matilda in the Matilda tour, she will be appearing as Matilda at the Boston Tree Lighting!

Bobbi MacKenzie (School of Rock) was named one of the coolest black kids in America by Ebony.com! Read the article on her HERE, and watch the video below:

Sophia Anne Caruso (Lazarus, The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!) is among Crain’s New York 20 Under 20! Find out more on CrainsNewYork.com.

Here is a montage from KOTA’s Heart to Heart event at 54 Below for Free2Luv!

Here’s more video from the Broadway Salutes event featuring Jake Lucas (The King and I) and Sydney Lucas (Fun Home)!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Dream Street, The Lion King, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Fun Home, Kinky Boots, Matilda, Lazarus, and Les Miserables!












James Ignacio’s and Sawyer Nunes’s Birthdays, BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES Closes, and more!

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Happy birthday to James Ignacio (The King and I) and Sawyer Nunes (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Finding Neverland, Matilda)! We hope you both had a great day today!

Before Your Very Eyes closed today! Congrats to the cast and crew on a great run!

Carly Gendell (School of Rock) was highlighted in the Newbury Port News recently! Read the article HERE.

Congratulations to all the kids in both Cabaret for a Cause shows today on what we are sure were great performances! Get more information in the picture below:

The West End production of Gypsy, starring Imelda Staunton, that just closed could come to Broadway in 2017! Get more information on Broadway.com.

Congrats to Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story), Sean Reda (Les Miserables, Radio City Christmas Spectacular), and Maddox Elliot (Dream Street) on their recent voiceover bookings!

Kayla Mak (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) spoke with Dance Informa about what she is thankful for! Read the article HERE.

Watch the episode of “Limitless” featuring Timothy TV Cao (Matilda) now on CBS.com!

And here are pictures from the kids of School of Rock, On Your Feet, Ruthless!, Finding Neverland, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Fun Home, Matilda, and Kinky Boots!