Willow McCarthy’s Birthday, PLAY LIKE A WINNER Opens at NYMF, and more!

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Happy belated birthday to Willow McCarthy (1984, Matilda)! We hope you had a great day, Willow!

Happy opening to Zoe Wilson (Play Like a Winner, Three Days to See) and the company of Play Like a Winner at New York Musical Festival! Break a leg, everyone!

Avey Noble (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) will guest star on “What Would You Do?” this Friday at 9pm on ABC!

Korinne Tetlow (The Traveling Lady) will co-star in If Only at the Cherry Lane Theater starting next month! Get more details on TheaterMania.com.

Olivia Chun (School of Rock, The King and I) is taking over the School of Rock Snapchat this week!


Congratulations to Jordan Vergara, who made his Broadway debut last weekend in On Your Feet, filling in for Eduardo Hernandez while Eduardo is in Really Rosie! Find out more about Jordan’s debut:


Ryan Sell (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) has joined the lineup for Broadway in the Boros this Friday on Staten Island!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of 1984, Play Like a Winner, Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Generation Me, Frozen, and School of Rock!

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LIBERTY Opening Night, THE GOLD Casting Announced for NYMF, and more!

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Happy opening to the cast of Liberty!

Congratulations to Stephanie Ticas (How the Grinch Stole Christmas tour), Graydon Peter Yosowitz (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown), and Mckay Kjar, who have joined the cast of The Gold at the New York Musical Festival this summer! Get more details about the show on BroadwayWorld.com.

On Wednesday, Anthony Pierini (Mary Poppins, Big Fish) will appear on “Royal Pains” again at 9/8c! Find out more on IMDb.com.

Happy Fourth of July, everyone! Celebrate by watching the cast of On Your Feet perform during “A Capitol Fourth” HERE.

Here’s Abigail Dylan Harrison (Ruthless!) singing “The Climb” at 54 Below!

Check out these videos from Kids of the Arts’ Love is Love event! Here’s Christie Kim (The King and I) singing “No One Is Alone” from Into the Woods; Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story) singing “What A Wonderful World”; and video highlights from the show.

Ava Della Pietra (School of Rock) recently performed in a staged reading of The Great Blueness, a new musical, in the New York Stage and Film Festival at Vassar College. Check out pictures below!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of On Your Feet, Matilda, The Lion King, New York Spectacular, and School of Rock!






Ava Briglia Joins MATILDA, Megan Trageser and Swayam Bhatia on “Saturday Night Live,” and more!

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Please welcome Ava Briglia, who makes her Matilda debut today in the show’s title role! Congratulations, Ava! Here she is with former Matilda Fina Strazza:

Megan Trageser (Dream Street) and Swayam Bhatia (Dream Street) appeared on “Saturday Night Live” last night in this sketch!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Disaster!, Dream Street, The Sound of Music LIVE, Kinky Boots, On Your Feet, Waitress, Fun Home, Finding Neverland, The King and I, Matilda, Tuck Everlasting, and School of Rock!













Sam Chuck Still In LES MISERABLES, Rocco Wu Makes Prince Chulalongkorn Debut, and more!

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Exciting news–Sam Chuck has NOT left Les Miserables as we announced yesterday! He will continue to play the role of Gavroche through January 3rd, 2016!

Congratulations to Rocco Wu (The King and I), who made his Prince Chulalongkorn debut last night!

Waitress, Tuck Everlasting, Disaster!, She Loves Me, The Crucible, and more are among NewYork.com’s most anticipated Broadway shows of 2016! Find out more HERE.

Teshi Thomas (The Lion King) is in this music video for artist Kennedy Slocum! Watch it below:

The Sound of Music LIVE will re-air on NBC on December 26th at 8pm! Get more information in this Facebook post:

Brandon Niederauer, Ethan Khusidman, and Jersey Sullivan of School of Rock performed at NYU last night! Congrats, boys!

Jon Viktor Corpuz (The King and I) is featured on Humans Of Broadway! Read his post below:

School of Rock will offer rush tickets! Details below:

Rachel Quiner (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) was featured in My Paper Online! Read her article HERE!

Fiddler on the Roof, First Daughter Suite, Fun Home, The King and I, and more made BuzzFeed’s “18 Plays and Musicals I Loved in 2015” list! Read the full list on BuzzFeed.com!

And here are pictures from the kids of Finding Neverland, Dream Street, Les Miserables, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The Lion King, and School of Rock!







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!












SCHOOL OF ROCK Cast To Make TV Appearance, “Broadway at the White House” Lineup, and more!

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The cast of School of Rock made a TV appearance earlier tonight! Did you watch? Get more information below:


Several of our featured shows will take part in the White House and First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Broadway at the White House” special on TLC! They are Finding Neverland, Fun Home, On Your Feet, and School of Rock, as well as a few other Broadway shows! Get more information on Variety.com.

The kids of Fun Home appeared in tonight’s Ham4Ham show at about 5:55pm! YBAN’s Audrey and Emily were there, but unfortunately we didn’t get a video–so here’s someone else’s video of the Fun Home kids’ performance!

And here is Gabriella Pizzolo‘s rap at Friday night’s performance of Fun Home to support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS!

Learn more about what the kids of School of Rock like to read, and enter to win a trip to see the show in NYC on OOMScholasticBlog.com!

Get to know the cast of School of Rock in this #ImWithTheBand video!

Here is the official montage from Team A of Before Your Very Eyes!

Douglas Baldeo (Kinky Boots) will appear on the Sesame Street float during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

We just found pictures from the “Tune In Time” event where Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin), Grace Matwijec (Matilda), and Nicky Torchia (Kinky Boots) took part as judges! Check them out on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out more photo coverage from the first preview of School of Rock on MTV.com!

Ashley Lanzoni (Dream Street) appears in this commercial for Wayfair!

The Lion King will have a digital lottery beginning next week! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com!

Check out photo coverage from Kids of the Arts’ Heart to Heart on BroadwayWorld.com!

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













Chloe Grace Moretz in “The Little Mermaid” Remake, Christian Michael Camporin in FINDING NEVERLAND, and more!

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Congratulations to Chloe Grace Moretz (The Public Theater’s The Library), who will star as the title character in the upcoming live-action movie of “The Little Mermaid”! Get more information on MTV.co.uk!

 
 
 
 

Congrats to Christian Michael Camporin (Matilda), who has joined the cast of Finding Neverland! Here he is celebrating with the company:

 

Victoria Leigh‘s (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) episode of “Law & Order: SVU” is now on Hulu! Watch it HERE or below:

Check out these video clips from First Daughter Suite, featuring Carly Tamer!

Check out pictures from Kids of the Arts’ Heart to Heart event at 54 Below, benefiting Free2Luv, below!

Here’s a preview of the School of Rock kids performing “If Only You Would Listen”!

Teshi Thomas (The Lion King) has been cast in a new voiceover project! Congrats, Teshi! Get more information below:

Congrats to Timothy TV Cao (Matilda), who will appear on “Limitless” on November 10th! Watch his interview about it below or on KWCH.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Fun Home, A Christmas Story, On Your Feet, The Lion King, Matilda, Lazarus, Kinky Boots, School of Rock, and Finding Neverland!



 

Heart to Heart TODAY, ON YOUR FEET Opening Night Coverage, and more!

Heart to Heart, Kids of the Arts’ event at 54 Below benefiting Free 2 Luv, was today! We wish we could’ve been there, but we are sure the cast did a fantastic job! Congratulations to all. Get more information on 54Below.com.

Check out pictures from opening night of On Your Feet on BroadwayWorld.com, TheaterMania.com, and Broadway.com!

Gabriella Pizzolo (Fun Home) is Broadway.com’s latest Fresh Face! Watch her interview below or on Broadway.com!

Congratulations to Megan Trageser (Dream Street), who just wrapped a pilot for Adult Swim! Get more information in her Facebook post below:

In case you missed it, you can check out the School of Rock Vanity Fair article on VanityFair.com!

The upcoming Cabaret for a Cause (on November 29th) is holding auditions! More details in the Instagram post below:

 

Also, get your tickets to Cabaret for a Cause HERE, and check out the current lineup below:

You can see the official track list for this year’s Carols for a Cure CD on Playbill.com! Also, check out Fun Home‘s Carols for a Cure song, “Home’s With You,” below or on SoundCloud.com!

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

 

Jon Viktor Corpuz’s Birthday, CABARET FOR A CAUSE at BroadwayCon, and more!

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Happy birthday to Jon Viktor Corpuz (The King and I)! We hope you had a great day!

Cabaret for a Cause will be part of a 50-minute panel and a performance at BroadwayCon. The line-up is subject to change, but currently, the panel is set to include Sophia Gennusa (Matilda, Doctor Zhivago), Oona Laurence (Matilda), Sawyer Nunes (Finding Neverland, Matilda), Sam Poon (The King and I, Macbeth), Taylor Richardson (Annie, A Christmas Memory), and Ripley Sobo (Matilda, Once). The date and time will be announced shortly. Check out the announcement picture below!

The first Heart to Heart concert with Kids of the Arts at 54 Below is coming up soon! It is on November 7th and it will benefit Free2Luv. Get your tickets HERE, and check out the picture below of Abigail Paige Murphy (Dream Street) prepping for the event!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Finding Neverland, School of Rock, Fun Home, Matilda, and Lazarus!

 

FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE Opening Night, Alumni in ELF Tours, and more!

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Happy opening to Carly Tamer and the company of First Daughter Suite! Congrats and have fun tonight!

Congratulations to Nicky Torchia (Kinky Boots) and Joshua Colley (Les Miserables, Newsies), who have both been cast in Elf tours this year! Nicky has joined the West Coast company as Michael, which you can find out more about HERE. Joshua will play Michael in the tour that comes through NYC’s Madison Square Garden in December! Get more information about that tour on Playbill.com.

The new name for this year’s Radio City Spring Spectacular has been announced! It will be renamed the Rockettes New York Spectacular! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

Reminder: the Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret, featuring Broadway kids Grace Capeless (The Lion King, Matilda, A Christmas Story), Bonale Fambrini (The King and I), Akira Golz (Matilda), Sydney Lucas (Fun Home), Jake Lucas (The King and I, Newsies), and Alexandria Suarez (On Your Feet), is on November 9th! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

The full lineup of the first Heart to Heart concert with Kids of the Arts at 54 Below has been announced! Congrats to all the kids in the show–we know it will be a great event! Find out who they are below:

Emma Howard (Matilda, Violet) and Jaidyn Young (Annie) will perform at 54 Below together in March 2016! Get more information below:

See Fina Strazza (Matilda) and Brooklyn Shuck (Matilda, Annie) hang out with Susan Blackwell at the Broadway Flea Market in a video on Broadway.com!

Catch Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita, A Little Princess) in Azaio in Philadelphia this weekend! Get tickets HERE. And here’s a picture of Mavis performing in the show:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Kinky Boots, Matilda, and Fun Home!