IF I FORGET and ANASTASIA Win Outer Critics Circle Awards, “Stranger Things” Wins Show of the Year, and more!

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Congratulations to If I Forget and Anastasia, which both won Outer Critics Circle Awards! If I Forget won for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play and Anastasia won for Outstanding Projection Design. Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com!

Congrats to alumni 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), whose show “Stranger Things” won Show of the Year at the MTV Movie & TV Awards!

Lots of our featured shows and kids have been nominated for Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards! Here they are:

  • Favorite New Musical: Amelie, Anastasia
  • Favorite Musical Revival: Falsettos, Miss Saigon, Sunday in the Park with George
  • Favorite Long-Running Show: Kinky Boots, The Lion King, Waitress
  • Favorite Leading Actor in a Musical: Christian Borle for Falsettos, Jake Gyllenhaal for Sunday in the Park with George
  • Favorite Leading Actress in a Musical: Christy Altomare for Anastasia, Annaleigh Ashford for Sunday in the Park with George, Phillipa Soo for Amelie
  • Favorite Featured Actor in a Musical: Ramin Karimloo for Anastasia, Derek Klena for Anastasia, Andrew Rannells for Falsettos
  • Favorite Featured Actress in a Musical: Stephanie J. Block for Falsettos
  • Favorite Funny Performance: Stephanie J. Block for Falsettos, John Bolton for Anastasia, Christian Borle for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Favorite Diva Performance: Stephanie J. Block for Falsettos
  • Favorite Onstage Pair: Christy Altomare and Derek Klena for Anastasia, Annaleigh Ashford and Jake Gyllenhaal for Sunday in the Park with George, Christian Borle and Andrew Rannells for Falsettos
  • Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Male): Jon Jon Briones for Miss Saigon; Jake Ryan Flynn, Ryan Foust, and Ryan Sell for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Anthony Rosenthal for Falsettos
  • Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Female): Savvy Crawford for Amelie, Eva Noblezada for Miss Saigon
  • Favorite Replacement (Male): Todrick Hall for Kinky Boots
  • Favorite Replacement (Female): Sara Bareilles for Waitress, Jenna Ushkowitz for Waitress
  • Favorite Tour: Fun Home, currently starring alum Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home, A Little Princess)

Congrats to Jake, Ryan, Ryan, Anthony, Savvy, Ali, and all the kids in these shows! Get more details about the nominations on Broadway.com.

Check out Alyssa Marvin (Dream Street, Number the Stars) performing “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas” at Tunes in Times Square!

Here’s Dante Melucci (School of Rock), Evie Dolan (School of Rock), and Jersey Sullivan (School of Rock) performing “Don’t Do Sadness/Blue Wind” from Spring Awakening at Tunes in Times Square!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Les Miserables, A Bronx Tale, Once, On Your Feet, The Lion King, The King and I, Anastasia, and Waitress, including many from Tunes in Times Square!

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Tunes in Times Square Today, DREAM STREET Kids Book HBO Episode, and more!

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Tunes in Times Square took place from 10am-6pm today in Times Square, featuring lots of YBAN kids! Congratulations!

Congrats to Emily Glick (Dream Street), Kaylin Ponce (Dream Street), and Abigail Paige Murphy (Dream Street), who have all booked an episode of an HBO show! Here they are together:

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

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Photo Coverage from WAITRESS’s First Anniversary Celebration, THE LION KING to Hold Open Call in Los Angeles, and more!

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Check out pictures from the 1-year anniversary celebration at Waitress on Playbill.com!

The Lion King is holding an open call in Los Angeles, CA, this weekend! Get more information on Playbill.com.

The Drama Desk Award nominations were announced today! Check out the full list of nominees, with our featured shows’ nominations highlighted, HERE.

Watch the new trailer for the next American Girl movie, starring Zoe Manarel (Matilda, A Little Princess) below or on ETOnline.com!

There’s just ten more days until Tunes in Times Square! See Diego Lucano (School of Rock) and many others perform!


Paul Luke Bonenfant (School of Rock) now has a vlog! Watch the first episode:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, On Your Feet, The Lion King, Anastasia, Amelie, School of Rock, Kinky Boots, and Miss Saigon!

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ANASTASIA To Record Cast Album, Anthony Rosenthal Joins “Kicking & Screaming,” and more!

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Anastasia has announced that they will record a cast album! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com!

Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos) has joined the lineup of performers for Kicking & Screaming at Symphony Space! Find out more about the event on SymphonySpace.org.

The presentation of It’s Kind of a Funny Story at 54 Below, featuring Rozi Baker (Bonnie & Clyde, Mary Poppins, Shrek) and Evie Dolan (School of Rock), was tonight! Find out more on 54Below.com.

Hannah Nordberg (Little Miss Sunshine) did a FB Live earlier today on Amazon’s page to promote her newest film “An American Girl Story – Ivy & Julie 1976: A Happy Balance”! Get more information:


The stars of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory appear in the next issue of Vogue! Check out pictures from their photoshoot below:

Some of the stars of Matilda appear in Episode 4 of “Julie’s Greenroom,” now streaming on Netflix! Watch a preview below:


And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Everybody, Miss Saigon, On Your Feet, Kinky Boots, Anastasia, Amelie, The Lion King, and BroadwayCon!

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AMELIE Begins Previews, Sneak Peek of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, and more!

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Congratulations to the company of Amelie, which began previews last night! Also, Amelie will get a cast album; get more information including release dates on Playbill.com.

Watch the stars of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory give a sneak peek of their show on BroadwayWorld.com or below!

Athan Sporek (A Bronx Tale, A Day by the Sea, Les Miserables) will sing the National Anthem at Madison Square Garden tomorrow night! Check out a picture of him getting ready below. Also, Athan talked to NYCastings.com about his role in A Bronx Tale!


Easter Bonnet will return in April! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Watch Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos) guest star on the Tyler Mount Vlog on Playbill.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Amelie, Anastasia, School of Rock, Miss Saigon, Waitress, The Lion King, Sunday in the Park with George, On Your Feet, and BroadwayCon!

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Bailey Ryon to Teach Workshop in New Jersey, “The Americans” Returns Tonight, and more!

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Bailey Ryon (Matilda) will teach a workshop in New Jersey! Get more details HERE.

Tonight at 8pm was the return of “The Americans,” featuring Holly Taylor (Billy Elliot)! Check out the trailer for Season 5:

Hudson Loverro spoke to Pix11 about A Bronx Tale! Check out the interview on Pix11.com. Also, the cast album of A Bronx Tale will be released digitally on March 24th! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Jasper Newell has joined the cast of Samara, opening at Soho Rep in April! Get more details on SohoRep.org.

Vote for Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Caleb McLaughlin (The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, The Lion King), and “Stranger Things” in the Shorty Awards HERE!

Brooklyn Nelson (Matilda) has booked a Christmas movie! Here she is on set:


So happy to be filming a super fun and heartwarming movie #film #Christmasmovie #actresslife

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Ellie Kim (School of Rock, Dream Street) will be on for Marcy in School of Rock on March 22nd at 2pm and for Katie (her debut in this role!) on March 24th at 8pm. Go see her if you can!


Keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming Waitress commercial featuring Ella Dane Morgan! Here’s a look at it:


Watch Swayam Bhatia (Dream Street) return to “Saturday Night Live” in this sketch!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Everybody, School of Rock, On Your Feet, Amelie, Anastasia, The Lion King, Miss Saigon, Kinky Boots, BroadwayCon, Kids’ Night On Broadway, and Matildapalooza!

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Jillian Lebling’s Short Film To Play San Francisco, TheaterMania’s Kids’ Night On Broadway Pictures, and more!

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“Sleeptalker,” a short film written, directed, produced, and edited by and featuring Jillian Lebling (Once) will be shown in San Francisco this month! Congrats, Jillian! Get more information on AlbanyFilmFest.org.

Check out pictures from Kids’ Night On Broadway on TheaterMania.com!

Congratulations to Luca Padovan (School of Rock, Newsies), Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos), and young theater critic Iain Armitage, who all made YesBroadway.org’s Top 40 Under 40 list! Check it out on YesBroadway.org.

And here are pictures from the kids of Waitress, School of Rock, The Lion King, Kinky Boots, Anastasia, On Your Feet, and BroadwayCon!

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MISS SAIGON Begins Previews, YBAN Alumni Take Part in DIARY OF A WIMPY KID Reading, and more!

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Break a leg to the company of Miss Saigon on their first preview tonight!

Several of our alumni took part in a recent reading of Diary of a Wimpy Kid! Presley Ryan (Fun Home, The Sound of Music LIVE, A Little Princess), Grace Capeless (The Lion King, Matilda, A Christmas Story), Luca Padovan (School of Rock, Newsies), David Rosenthal (Matilda), Zell Steele Morrow (Fun Home), and Jeremy T. Villas (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Kinky Boots) were among the young actors who took part. Check out pictures:

Take a look at photo coverage from Kids’ Night On Broadway last night on BroadwayWorld.com!

Watch Mimi Ryder (Matilda) and Lynn Masako Cheng (The King and I) in this new Sprout commercial!

Here’s Sarah Charles Lewis (Tuck Everlasting) in a music video for “Good Girl Winnie Foster”!

Congrats to Avey Noble (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), who has booked “What Would You Do?”!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, On Your Feet, Anastasia, The Lion King, Waitress, Sunday in the Park with George, Kinky Boots, and lots of other Broadway kids, including media from last night’s Kids’ Night On Broadway events!

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EVERYBODY Begins Previews at the Signature Theatre, Brandon Niederauer on “The Harry Connick Jr. Show,” and more!

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Happy first preview to the company of Everybody at the Signature Theatre!

Tomorrow, catch Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) on “The Harry Connick Jr. Show”! Check your local listings for airing details. Find out more:

Here’s the full video of the Annie 40-year anniversary panel at BroadwayCon!

Watch Presley Ryan (Fun Home, The Sound of Music LIVE, A Little Princess) perform with Don’t Quit Your Night Job at BroadwayCon! Skip to 10:50 to see her:

Here’s Lilla Crawford (Annie, Billy Elliot) singing “I Know Things Now” at BroadwayCon!

The short film “Sleeptalker,” written and directed by Jillian Lebling (Once), has been selected for Albany FilmFest! Get more information:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Everybody, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, Kinky Boots, The Lion King, and School of Rock!

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“Stranger Things” Wins SAG Ensemble Award, Shahadi Wright Joseph to Host Winter Blaze, and more!

“Stranger Things,” featuring alumni Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) and Caleb McLaughlin (The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, The Lion King), took home the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series last night! Congrats, guys! Also, here are Gaten and Caleb meeting the press backstage at the SAG Awards:


Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) will host Winter Blaze at Harlem School of the Arts! Get more details:


Watch the cast of On Your Feet sing “Seasons of Love”!

Here’s Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos) in his vlog from the third and final day of this year’s BroadwayCon!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Amelie, Waitress, The Lion King, and lots of our alumni at BroadwayCon!

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