Alumni in Commercial and Ballet, SCHOOL OF ROCK and MATILDA in the Press, and more!

Athan Sporek

Great news from our alumni! Athan Sporek (Les Miserables) will be seen this holiday season in The Nutcracker ballet at Lincoln Center Nov. 27th-Jan. 3rd. Also, Bobby Becht (Dream Street) has booked a commercial. Congrats, boys!

The Matildas and Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) have been seen in the press recently! Brandon was highlighted for his appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”, Alexandra Vlachos (Matilda) was featured in Greater Patchogue for her role in Matilda, and the girls of Matilda did an interview for Chasing News! Take a look at all links below:

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The performance schedule for The Lion King kids is now out! Take a look at the schedule below.

School of Rock has posted another video of Isabella Russo as “Summer” giving a lesson in rock history! Watch below:

Rachel Arianna (Number the Stars) partnered with HoopLaHa for a PSA on anti-bullying! Watch here:

And here are more pictures from the kids of Fun Home, Before Your Very Eyes, Les Miserables, School of Rock, The King and I, On Your Feet, Kinky Boots, Lazarus, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and Matilda!


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CABARET FOR A CAUSE Almost Sold Out, Details on Isabela Moner’s Film, and more!

Get your tickets now for the next Cabaret for a Cause on November 29th in NYC! Both performances are almost sold out! You can get tickets or more information HERE.

Read more about “Middle School,” the latest movie that Isabela Moner (Evita) is working on, on HollywoodReporter.com! It is set to come out October 7th, 2016.

Bobbi MacKenzie (School of Rock) performed at the White House yesterday as a part of “Broadway at the White House”! Read about her experience on WTop.com. Sean Reda (Les Miserables, Radio City Christmas Spectacular) and Nicole Wildy (Dream Street) also performed! Check out their pictures from the event below:

The kids of School of Rock and Fun Home will be performing at “Puttin’ On The Brits” this Sunday at 7pm at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, to benefit BC/EFA! Get more information HERE.

Here are the Shapiro SistersMilly Shapiro (Matilda) and Abigail Shapiro (Liberty, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!)–singing “For Good” from Wicked!

Check out this new commercial for Jif featuring Trevor Braun (Billy Elliot)!

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Rachel Arianna (Number the Stars) is making her debut album, and she needs your help! Find out how you can donate HERE!

Check out this picture of kids from many different Broadway shows at “A Simple Song for a Simple Wish”!

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


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ACT ONE on PBS Tonight, RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Begins Previews, and more!

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Act One, featuring Matthew Schechter (Richard III, Newsies, Elf, Waiting for Godot, Mary Poppins) and Noah Marlowe (Mary Poppins), aired on PBS tonight! Did you watch?

Congratulations to the company of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, which began previews tonight! We hope the show was awesome!

Happy 18th anniversary to The Lion King! Here’s to another 18 years!

The release date for “Jack of the Red Hearts,” featuring Taylor Richardson (Annie, A Christmas Memory) and Sophia Anne Caruso (Lazarus, The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!), is now the week of February 26th, 2016! Watch the team working on the trailer in the video below:

In case you missed it, here is video of Sophie Knapp (Once, A Little Princess, Dream Street) on “Dr. Oz”!

Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars) has joined Free2Luv as a Youth Advocate! Check out her official announcement below:

Congratulations to Tahlia Ellie (The Gray Man), who has booked a New York lottery commercial, set to air soon after Thanksgiving! Check out her pictures on set:

Here is Isabella Russo, as her School of Rock character Summer, teaching a lesson in rock history!

Here’s a throwback video to the Fun Home kids dancing in their Hamilton Halloween costumes!

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


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Sophie Knapp on “Dr. Oz,” Timothy TV Cao on “Limitless,” and more!

Congrats to Sophie Knapp (Once, A Little Princess, Dream Street), who will appear on “Dr. Oz” this Thursday! Check your local listings for information about when to watch. And here are some pictures of Sophie on set!

Congrats also to Timothy TV Cao (Matilda), who appeared on “Limitless” tonight on CBS at 10/9c! Did you watch the show?

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


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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:


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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!


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Carly Tamer’s Birthday, Deandre Sevon in MOTHER COURAGE, and more!

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Happy belated birthday to Carly Tamer (First Daughter Suite)! We hope you had a great day!

Congratulations to Deandre Sevon, who has been cast in Mother Courage and Her Children at Classic Stage Company! Performances begin next month. Get more information on Broadway.com!

Check out pictures of past and present maggots at the Matilda Halloween party on Playbill.com!

Big City Kids Magazine will be featuring Cabaret for a Cause in their December issue, which comes out December 15th! It will include exclusive interviews with Tea’Lynn Adamson, Amaya Braganza (The King and I, Annie), Jade Cloud, Mckayla Twiggs (Les Miserables, Once), and Ava Ulloa (Matilda)! Check out the picture below:

Jad Grey has been cast in this year’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular! Check out his Facebook post below:

Here’s Gabriella Pizzolo (Fun Home) singing “Ring of Keys” at the 2015 SAGE Awards!

Athan Sporek (Les Miserables) guest starred on “The Knick” tonight at 10pm on Cinemax! Get more information in his post:

Check out these pictures of Bonale Fambrini (The King and I) performing at the NAAP Fifth Anniversary Gala!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of On Your Feet, Fun Home, Les Miserables, School of Rock, Kinky Boots, and Finding Neverland!


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@fabiaguirrebway – "Like a sugarcane, so sweet!"

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The mighty Thor is now a GOD OF ROCK! #HappyHalloween

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The @sormusical music video is out! Link is in my bio!

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Victoria Leigh on SVU Tonight, Fina Strazza in Build-A-Bear Commercial, and more!

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Victoria Leigh (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) is on SVU tonight on NBC at 9/10c! Make sure to tune in!

Check out Fina Strazza (Matilda) in this new commercial for Build-A-Bear, just in time for the holidays!

Kids from Les Miserables, Kinky Boots, Fun Home, Finding Neverland, and School of Rock dressed up for Broadway Style Guide and talked to Playbill about their holiday wish lists! Read the article HERE, and watch the video from the feature HERE or below!

Some of the School of Rock kids were highlighted in a recent Playbill article for their Broadway debuts! Read the article HERE!

Tickets for Kids’ Night On Broadway on February 9th, 2016, are now available! Participating shows include Kinky Boots, Les Miserables, The Lion King, Matilda, On Your Feet, School of Rock, The Color Purple, Fiddler on the Roof, Finding Neverland, Fun Home, and The King and I. Get more information HERE!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Matilda, Fun Home, On Your Feet, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Dream Street, Finding Neverland, Les Miserables, and The King and I!


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Pregaming with Alice! #weloveknitting #dontdropastitch

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Ethan Halford Holder’s Birthday, Olivia Fanders in SHREK International Tour, and more!

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Happy birthday to Ethan Halford Holder (The King and I)! We hope you had a great day, Ethan!

Congratulations to Olivia Fanders (A Little Princess), who will play Young Fiona on the upcoming international tour of Shrek! Get more information below:

Celebrate six months of Fun Home on Broadway with the video below!

This year’s Carols for a Cure CD is now available for purchase! It features the casts of Finding Neverland, Matilda, The King and I, Kinky Boots, Fun Home, Les Miserables, School of Rock, and more! Find out more and buy it HERE!

Amélie might come to Broadway in 2017! Get more information on Broadway.com!

Lots of our featured shows will be participating in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! Fiddler on the Roof, Finding Neverland, The King and I, and On Your Feet will all perform during the first hour of the TV broadcast of the parade! The company of School of Rock will be in the parade on a float! Get more information on TheaterMania.com.

Congratulations to the company of The Lion King, which has just become the third-longest-running Broadway show ever! Check out their post below:

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


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Fifth Anniversary of Shannon Tavarez’s Passing, MATILDA Is 100th Longest-Running Show, and more!

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Five years ago today, Shannon Tavarez (The Lion King) lost her battle with leukemia. For more information on how you can help the fight against leukemia and honor Shannon’s memory, visit www.ShannonsShare.org.

Congratulations to the company of Matilda, which is now the 100th longest-running Broadway show! It had show number 1067 last night, on Halloween. Get more information on Broadway.com.

Check out the kids of School of Rock and many other Broadway performers talking about their favorite childhood Halloween costumes, with lots of adorable pictures, on Playbill.com!

And here are pictures from the kids of Matilda, Fun Home, Les Miserables, On Your Feet, School of Rock, and Finding Neverland!


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Eduardo Hernandez’s Birthday, Video of Rachel Arianna on Fox 61 News, and more!

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Happy belated birthday to Eduardo Hernandez (On Your Feet)! We hope you had a great day!

Also, happy Halloween, everyone! We hope you had a fun and safe night!

We have video of Rachel Arianna (Number the Stars) on Fox 61 News, speaking about Heart to Heart! Check it out below, and read the article HERE!

A Room Of My Own will open Off-Broadway at the Abingdon Theatre Company on March 2, 2016! Get more information on Playbill.com.

First Daughter Suite has extended its run through November 22nd! Congrats to the whole company. Get more information on TheaterMania.com!

Want to keep up with YBAN alumni like Sophie Knapp (Once, Dream Street, A Little Princess) and Joshua Colley (Newsies, Les Miserables), who are starting their national tour journeys? Follow Kids on Tour’s Facebook page HERE!

Check out this interview from the launch event for Kids’ Night on Broadway with the Matildas of Matilda!

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



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