First, I was lucky enough to see Dream Street‘s opening night last night! The show was awesome–I saw Nicole Wildy, Ashley Lanzoni, Abigail Paige Murphy, and the Blue Cast in the rotating roles. The entire cast was great, and I am sure their counterparts in the other casts are equally talented! Get your tickets now if you’re in the NYC area on DreamStreetNYC.com! I also got to meet two of the actors from the show who are featured on our site: Alexa Valentino (Number the Stars) and Sophie Knapp (Once, A Little Princess)–you can see our pictures below. All of us at YBAN wish “broken legs” to the entire cast and crew for the rest of the run!
Congrats to Luca Padovan (Newsies, School of Rock) and Aidan Gemme (Finding Neverland, No Man’s Land/Waiting for Godot, Mary Poppins) who have joined the You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown concert at 54 Below as Linus and Snoopy respectively! They join previously announced cast members Joshua Colley (Les Miserables, Newsies) as Charlie Brown, Milly Shapiro (Matilda) as Sally, Mavis Simpson-Ernst (A Little Princess, Evita) as Lucy, and Zachary Unger (Big Fish, Chaplin, Newsies). Get more information on TheaterMania.com.
The American Repertory Theater’s production of Waitress has officially announced that it will begin previews on Broadway in March 2016 and open in April 2016! Get more information about the show on Playbill.com.
Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn, recently performed at The Muny in St. Louis, Missouri, may be in talks to come to Broadway! It previously ran at Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut. Get more information about the rumors on BroadwayWorld.com!
And here are tons of pictures and videos from the kids of Dream Street on their opening night, as well as from the kids of Matilda and Les Miserables!
Congratulations to Julian Silva (Les Miserables national tour), who will make his Broadway debut in The Lion King next month! Check out his celebratory pictures and find out more information in the post below:
On August 30th, 2015, Matilda will say “Happy Trails” to Grace Capeless (A Christmas Story), Alexa Shae Niziak (A Christmas Story, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), David Rosenthal, Beada Briglia, Chris Sumpter, Christian Michael Camporin, and Sofia Roma Rubino. Go see them while you can! And best wishes to all of you on an awesome last few weeks with the show!
There is now photo coverage from Ruthless!‘s performance at Broadway in Bryant Park today! Check it out on TheaterMania.com!
Just Jared Jr. has coverage from Rachel Resheff‘s (Fish in the Dark, The People in the Picture, Shrek, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins) 54 Below solo debut! Check it out on JustJaredJr.com!
Oona Laurence (Matilda) was featured in Entertainment Weekly for her new movie, “Southpaw”! Check out the article on EW.com!
There is video footage of the kids of School of Rock recording “Stick It To The Man”! Check it out on Broadway.com.
Check out more than 100 new rehearsal photos from Dream Street below!
And here are pictures from the kids of Dream Street and The King and I!
Happy Birthday to Athan Sporek (Les Miserables)! We hope you had a great day.
Mercury Fur begins previews! Break a leg, Bradley!
Jake Lucas (The King and I) and Sydney Lucas‘ (Fun Home) mom Karri was featured in Playbill.com this week! She talks about her day in the life as a mom to two child actors as well as gives advice to families with aspiring actors. Read the full article HERE.
The cast of Fun Home put their own spin on the song “Ring of Keys”! Take a look at the video below:
Eila Francis is featured on NJ.com for her role in Dream Street! Get to know the 8-year-old HERE.
And here are more pictures from the kids of Dream Street, Matilda, Three Days to See, Les Miserables, and Fun Home!
Ruthless! has extended through the end of the year! The show will play its last performance on January 2, 2016. The show was also feat. on NBC 4 (and Tori Murray was interviewed)! Watch the feature below:
Fun Home has been visited by many special guests within the past couple weeks! At the Actors Fund performance, stars like James Monroe Iglehart and Brian Stokes Mitchell. And at another recent performance, stars like Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers, and more visited the cast backstage! Check out the pictures below:
Check out this awesome video of Fabi Aguirre (Les Miserables) singing “Lullaby of Broadway” at Birdland!
Sophie Knapp (Dream Street, Once, A Little Princess) and Nili Kepets (Dream Street) are both featured in an article about their involvement in Dream Street! Check it out on JewishStandard.TimesOfIsrael.com!
And here are pictures from the kids of Dream Street, Fish in the Dark, Matilda, Kinky Boots, Fun Home, The Lion King, and The King and I!
Broadway kids to take part in Broadway Barks on July 11th in Shubert Alley from 3-6:30pm! This annual event helps to find homes for dogs and cats with the help of some Broadway actors and actresses. Sydney Lucas (Fun Home), Tori Feinstein (Matilda), and Tori Murray (Ruthless!) will all make an appearance for a good cause. More details can be found at TheatreMania.com.
The kids of Les Miserables, Annie, King and I, and more performed at last night’s Stars 4 Foster Youth event. Also in attendance were Seth Rudetsky and Megan Hilty. Pictures can be found at Cole Bullock’s FB fan page. Also, the kids of Finding Neverland, Matilda, and The Lion King attended the Jimmy Awards last night which honored the best in high school theatre. Photo coverage can be found at BroadwayWorld.com and K’Lynn Jackman’s FB Fan Page!
The cast of Newsies to reunite at 54 Below on August 24th, the one-year anniversary of the production’s closing. Announced to perform are Joshua Colley, Andy Richardson, Zachary Unger, and more. Get the full details at 54Below.com!
Alyssa Marvin (Dream Street, Number the Stars) has a couple projects coming up! Right now, she can be seen in “Sometimes Gay Means Happy” at Planet Connection Theatre Festivity now through July. She will also appear in the Twilight Saga short “Consumed” next week! Go Alyssa! We’re so proud of you!
Finding Neverland released a music video for “When Your Feet Don’t Touch the Ground” feat. Aidan Gemme! Pre-order the album now and get an immediate download of the song. Watch the video via Yahoo below!
Broadway has a different schedule this week due to the 4th of July. View a full schedule of our featured shows at our Performance Schedule page!
Wanna produce your own production of Fun Home? The performance rights for Fun Home have been bought by Samuel French, Inc. You can purchase an acting edition of the play (with rights to come later at a date TBA) over at SamuelFrench.com.
Dream Street rehearsals are now underway! Take a look at DreamStreetNYC.com for rehearsal photos and watch a sneak peek below!
And here are more pictures from the kids of On Your Feet, Matilda, Fun Home, Dream Street, Kinky Boots, Les Miserables, Finding Neverland, The King and I, and Three Days to See!
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