Rachel Resheff to Return to 54 Below, Shane Davis in LYRICS FOR LIFE LA, and more!

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Rachel Resheff (Fish in the Dark, The People in the Picture, Shrek, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins) will return to 54 Below on April 3rd! Among the special guests joining her will be Nicholas Barasch (She Loves Me, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, West Side Story). Get more information 54Below.com!

Shane Davis (Matilda) has joined the lineup for Lyrics for Life in LA! Get tickets HERE.

City Center will hold an open call for teens for the Encores! Off-Center production of Runaways! Get more information on TheaterMania.com.

Emma Howard (Violet, Matilda) and Jaidyn Young (Annie) take the stage next week in North Hollywood! Get tickets and more information HERE.

Matilda received a visit from Tinkerbelle the Dog! Check out the video below:

Here’s Oscar Williams (Fun Home) singing “Photograph” by Ed Sheeran at Cabaret for a Cause!

Check out some of the kids of School of Rock performing with Mister G!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, The Lion King, Les Miserables, On Your Feet, and Cabaret for a Cause!





Taylor Caldwell’s Birthday, Tony Marin Joins THE KING AND I, and more!

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Happy birthday to Taylor Caldwell (School of Rock)! We hope you had a great day, Taylor!

Tony Marin has joined the company of The King and I! Welcome, Tony! You can read his bio on LCT.org.

We now have high quality video of Rachel Arianna (Number the Stars) singing “You’re Gonna Hear From Me” from Inside Daisy Clover and “On My Way” from Violet at the Metropolitan Room!

Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) is in this new video in honor of #4Chords4Cancer!

Here is a new PSA on methane featuring Ellie Kim (Dream Street)!

The Shapiro SistersAbigail (Liberty, How the Grinch Stole Christmas) and Milly (Matilda)–will perform at Broadway Against Bullying on February 8th at 54 Below! Get more information on 54Below.com.

Nicholas Barasch (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, West Side Story) talked to Broadway.com about his upcoming Broadway show, She Loves Me! Watch the interview HERE!

Check out pictures of the kids of Finding Neverland saying happy trails to their co-star Matthew Morrison on Broadway.com!

Oona Laurence (Matilda), Colin Critchley (Waiting for Godot, Kinky Boots, New York Spring Spectacular, NYMF), and Gabriel Rush (Billy Elliot) will co-star in “Little Boxes” later this year! Get more information on IMDb.com.

Here’s a new episode of the podcast “Tales from Beyond the Pale” that features Sophia Anne Caruso (Lazarus, The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!)! Listen to it HERE or below:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Matilda, The King and I, BroadwayCon, Women Without Men, School of Rock, The Lion King, Kinky Boots, and On Your Feet!


















Taylor Richardson in BMW Commercial, Tahlia Ellie Books PSA, and more!

We caught Taylor Richardson (Annie, A Christmas Memory) in a commercial for BMW! Watch it below:

Congratulations to Tahlia Ellie (The Gray Man), who has booked a PSA! Get more information below:

Support Mia Sinclair Jenness (Les Miserables, Number the Stars, The Sound of Music LIVE) at an event on December 5th to support Cookies for Kids Cancer! Get more information in Mia’s video:

Reddi High, the show Chloe Wheeler (Dream Street) and Emily Glick (Dream Street) were involved in writing, is featured on BroadwayWorld.com! It plays on December 6th.

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















THE GRAY MAN Opening Night, “Hotel Transylvania 2” Out Today, and more!

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Happy opening night to the company of The Gray Man! We hope the show tonight was great!

“Hotel Transylvania 2,” featuring Mia Sinclair Jenness (Les Miserables, Number the Stars), is out today! Congrats, Mia!

Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita, A Little Princess), Sophia Gennusa (Matilda, Doctor Zhivago), Gabriella Baldacchino (A Christmas Story tour), and Michael Nigro (The Sound of Music LIVE)–and other Broadway stars–will appear as special guests in Emerson Steele‘s (Violet) 54 Below show! Get more information HERE.

YBAN’s Facebook page has hit 900 followers! Thank you all so much for supporting the website and supporting the young actors we feature! If you don’t already LIKE our page on Facebook, you can fix that HERE!

We have some new videos from the Cabaret for a Cause performances at 92 Y Street Festival! First, here is Ava DeMary (Matilda, Evita, Billy Elliot) singing “Eyes Wide Open”!

Now, check out Eliza Holland Madore (Matilda, Once) singing “Go the Distance”!

Check out this sneak peek of some things that will be sold at the Cabaret for a Cause table at Broadway Flea Market this Sunday!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Fun Home, The Lion King, Matilda, The Gray Man, Finding Neverland, Lazarus, and Kinky Boots!



 

Hayden Wall’s Birthday, Alessandra Baldacchino to Join FUN HOME, and more!

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Happy birthday to Hayden Wall (School of Rock, Soul Doctor)! We hope you had a great day!

MAJOR congratulations to Alessandra Baldacchino (A Little Princess), who will be making her Broadway debut as the “super swing” in Fun Home (the understudy for John, Christian, and Small Alison)! We know you will bring so much to all three roles!

The New York Spring Spectacular will return on June 15, 2016–but probably with a new name! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com!

Rocco Wu was featured on The King and I‘s Twitter, talking about his favorite moment in the show! Check it out below:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Number the Stars, The Lion King, Kinky Boots, School of Rock, Les Miserables, Matilda, The King and I, and Fun Home!

 

Sophia Anne Caruso in LAZARUS, Lyrics for Life Performance Videos, and more!

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Congratulations to Lucille Lortel Award nominee Sophia Anne Caruso (The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!), who has been cast in Lazarus at New York Theatre Workshop! Also in the cast is Brynn Williams, who grew up on Broadway in 13, Bye Bye Birdie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, In My Life, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and became the youngest Gypsy Robe recipient ever at age 12 for In My Life! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

 

We have lots more performance videos from Lyrics for Life! This first one is of Raquel Wallace (Dream Street) dancing to “Loca.”

We have a new, high-quality video of Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita, A Little Princess) and Elana Rae Cantor singing “Breakaway” by Kelly Clarkson!

Check out Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King) singing “Lean On Me” with backup singers including Aimee Laurence (A Little Princess), Jete Laurence (Number the Stars), Meg Donnelly (The Sound of Music LIVE), Ireland Horan (A Little Princess), Anna Kate Cibrian (A Little Princess), Paige Brady (Matilda, New York Spring Spectacular), Rachel Arianna (Number the Stars), and YBAN’s Audrey and Emily Lang!

Here is Austyn Johnson (Dream Street) performing her dance, “North”!

Check out rehearsal pictures from First Daughter Suite, featuring Carly Tamer, on TheaterMania.com!

Fabi Aguirre‘s last performance in Les Miserables will be on October 4th, and then she will move on to On Your Feet! See her in Les Miz before then!

Jon Viktor Corpuz will take over The King and I‘s Instagram account tomorrow! Get more information in the picture below, and make sure to follow the show’s Instagram account HERE!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Gray Man, Finding Neverland, The Lion King, Fun Home, Les Miserables, Kinky Boots!

 

Sarah Charles Lewis in TUCK EVERLASTING, FUN HOME Cast Changes, and more!

Congratulations to Sarah Charles Lewis, who will transfer to Broadway with the company of Tuck Everlasting as Winnie Foster! It will be Sarah’s Broadway debut. Get more information on Playbill.com!

Sydney Lucas will play her final performance as Small Alison in Fun Home on October 4th! Gabriella Pizzolo (Matilda), currently the understudy for John, Christian, and Small Alison, will take over the role of Small Alison beginning October 6th! Congrats to Gabriella, and we can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Sydney! Get more information on TheaterMania.com.

Congrats to Swayam Bhatia (Dream Street), who filmed a new commercial for Uplift Humanity 2015 recently, to raise awareness for juvenile recidivism in India! The commercial will be on Zee TV and Colors TV in November! Check out this picture of Swayam on set:

“Jack of the Red Hearts,” featuring Taylor Richardson (Annie, A Christmas Memory) and Sophia Anne Caruso (The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!), is screening in Jersey City next week! Get more information in the Facebook post below:

Congratulations to Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita, A Little Princess), who will reprise her role of Marina in AZAIO, the original Italian opera she was a part of in Italy last summer, in Philadelphia next month! Check out Mavis’s Facebook post below for more information:

“Southpaw,” featuring Oona Laurence (Matilda), is coming to DVD, Blu-ray, and On Demand on October 27th, and to Digital HD on October 16th! Get more information on GoWatchIt.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Matilda, Les Miserables, Fun Home, The King and I, and Kinky Boots!

 

Alexandria Suarez to Transfer with ON YOUR FEET, Jonah Halperin Back in KINKY BOOTS, and more!

Congratulations to Alexandria Suarez, who will officially be transferring to Broadway with the company of On Your Feet!

Congrats to Jonah Halperin (Doctor Zhivago, Matilda, Kinky Boots), who is back in Kinky Boots as Young Charlie to cover for Jake Katzman while Jake works on another project! Get more information on PlaybillVault.com.

Tickets are on sale now for First Daughter Suite! Get more information on Broadway.com.

Sam Poon (The King and I, Macbeth) will perform at Don’t Tell Mama on September 21st at 7:00 pm! Get more information HERE!

Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) and Jake Lucas (The King and I) will perform at Broadway Salutes on September 29th! Get more information on TheaterMania.com. Sydney and Jake will also take part in the Broadway Flea Market Autograph Table this year on September 27th! Get more information on that HERE.

Congratulations to Christopher Paul Richards (Finding Neverland), who recorded the new Sesame Street theme song recently! Here he is in the recording studio!

And here are pictures from the kids of The Lion King, Les Miserables, Fun Home, Kinky Boots, Ruthless!, The King and I, Finding Neverland, and Matilda!

 

SCHOOL OF ROCK Cast Album, Lyrics for Life Videos, and more!

School of Rock has announced that it will release its Broadway cast album on December 4th, 2015, two days before its opening night! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Check out all these videos from Lyrics for Life! The first one features Raquel Wallace (Dream Street) and Alex-Renee Davies performing “Raquel’s Song,” by Alex-Renee Davies!

This video features Oona Laurence (Matilda), Paige Brady (Matilda, New York Spring Spectacular), and Tori Feinstein (Matilda, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!) performing “Sing Your Own Song” from Dear Edwina!

Here’s Ashley Brooke (Dream Street, Doctor Zhivago) and Stephen Sayegh (A Little Princess) performing “Why Am I Me” from Shenandoah!

Here’s Trent Kowalik (Billy Elliot) tap dancing!

Check out Swayam Bhatia (Dream Street) dancing below!

Here’s Rachel Arianna (Number the Stars) performing her original song “Rollercoaster,” featuring dancers Raquel Wallace (Dream Street), Brionna Trilling, Anna Kate Cibrian (A Little Princess), Nicole Wildy (Dream Street), Ireland Horan (A Little Princess), and Liza Retter!

Here is Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita, A Little Princess) performing “Breakaway” by Kelly Clarkson with Elana Rae Cantor!

And finally, check out Peyton Ella (The Sound of Music LIVE, A Little Princess) singing “Astonishing” from Little Women!

Congratulations to Ashley Brooke (Dream Street, Doctor Zhivago), who is featured in Nick Jr.’s Fall Anthem! Check it out on NickJr.com!

Check out this video of Casey Butler and Noah Hinsdale of Finding Neverland playing Backstage Games with Laura Michelle Kelly!

Check out these behind-the-scenes pictures from the #BwayBackToSchool photoshoot!

Check out this awesome production photo of Fabi Aguirre as Little Cosette in Les Miserables!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Fun Home, The Lion King, Les Miserables, The King and I, and Matilda!



 

Shahadi Wright Joseph to Join SCHOOL OF ROCK, Lyrics for Life Production Photo, and more!

Congratulations to Shahadi Wright Joseph, who after departing The Lion King in the near future, will join the company of School of Rock! Check out her announcement and some of her last few pictures at The Lion King below:

Check out this production picture from Lyrics for Life, featuring kids from Dream Street, Number the Stars, and Once!

And here are pictures from the kids of The Lion King, Fun Home, Matilda, Finding Neverland, Les Miserables, Kinky Boots, and The King and I!