Updated YBAN Alumni Database, Taylor Richardson in “Easy Living,” and more!

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Check out our new and improved Broadway kid alumni database! With more than 600+ kids on the website since our launch in 2010, we’ve compiled a searchable database to keep up with their projects. Users can search by name and by show. If your child is not listed but is an alum of ours, contact us with the following:

  • Two headshots (one during their time on Broadway and a current one)
  • Non-theatre projects completed since their Broadway or Off-Broadway debut. These projects include film, TV, music, and commercials!

Congrats to Taylor Richardson (Annie, Smokefall, A Christmas Memory), who will appear in the film “Easy Living”! Get more details on IMDb.com.

Nerghiz Sarki (Fiddler on the Roof, Dream Street) has booked a role on “Super Wings”! Find out more:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Matilda, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Waitress, On Your Feet, and Falsettos!

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HOLIDAY INN Begins Previews, EVERYBODY Coming to Signature Theatre, and more!

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Happy first preview to Morgan Gao and the company of Holiday Inn! Break a leg!

Everybody is coming to the Signature Theatre in January 2017! Get more information on SignatureTheatre.org.

Here’s Zachary Unger (Newsies, Chaplin, Big Fish) and Luca Padovan (School of Rock, Newsies) singing “Come Dancing” at the Newsies 54 Below concert!

Go down memory lane with the cast of Fun Home on EW.com!

Jake Heston Miller (New York Spectacular) has joined the cast of Freaky Friday at the Signature Theatre in Virginia as Fletcher! Find out more:


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Here’s a clip of Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) and Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) with their “Stranger Things” castmates on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”!

Today is the last day to sign up for the A Parents Guide to Broadway workshop! Sign up HERE and find out more below:

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

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DREAM STREET, A LITTLE PRINCESS, and NUMBER THE STARS Alumni in “Evergreen,” “A Christmas Melody” Sneak Peek, and more!

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Tonight through tomorrow, go see Maddox Elliot (Dream Street), Joy Kate Lawson (A Little Princess), McKenzie Mullahey (Dream Street), and Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars) in Evergreen at Prospect Theatre Company! Check out Maddox’s Instagram post about the show:


Here’s a sneak peek at “A Christmas Melody,” featuring Fina Strazza (Matilda)!

Sydney Lucas of Fun Home, The King and I, School of Rock, and more made the New Yorker’s Top 10 Showstoppers of 2015! Read about it on NewYorker.com.

Lilla Crawford (Annie, Billy Elliot) will perform at Broadway Sings Billy Joel at the Highline Ballroom on February 22, 2016! Get more information and a full lineup on TheaterMania.com!

“Coat of Many Colors,” featuring Hannah Nordberg (Little Miss Sunshine), will re-air on Christmas Day at 8:00 pm on NBC! Find out more on Variety.com.

Congratulations to Tahlia Ellie (The Gray Man), who has booked a Verizon commercial! Here she is on set:

Keep an eye out for Evie Dolan and Carly Gendell in the first episode of School of Rock‘s vlog series “Hard Rock Life”!

Dante Melucci (School of Rock) performed with the Broadway community to support BC/EFA! Watch the video below:

Broadway Friends Share a Little Holiday Love from Broadway Cares on Vimeo.

Watch Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin) talk to ABC News in the video below! Go to 11:13 to see Eli.

The King and I, Fun Home, School of Rock, Lazarus, and more made the Hollywood Reporter’s Best New York Theater of 2015 list! Read the full list HERE.

Check out press coverage from the recent Finding Neverland workshop at A Class Act NY on BroadwayWorld.com!

Enter to win a trip to see School of Rock and meet the cast HERE!

Watch Isabella Russo (School of Rock) educate us on Peter Grant in the video below!

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






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!







Mia Sinclair Jenness’s Birthday, FUN HOME and THE KING AND I Make AP’s Best of Theater 2015, and more!

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Happy birthday to Mia Sinclair Jenness (Les Miserables, The Sound of Music LIVE, Number the Stars)! We hope you had an awesome day, Mia!

Congratulations to the companies of Fun Home and The King and I–both shows made the Associated Press’s Best of Theater 2015 list! Read it on USNews.com. Congrats also to Fun Home on recouping its investment! Find out more about that on NYTimes.com.

Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) is featured in Newsweek! Read the article HERE!

Congrats to “Bridge of Spies” on their Critics Choice Awards nominations! The movie features Jillian Lebling (Once), Hayley Feinstein (Fiddler on the Roof, A Little Princess), and Victoria Leigh (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof). Get more information on Variety.com!

On Your Feet has announced that it will now hold a digital lottery for same-day tickets! Find out more in the Facebook post below:

Check out pictures of the Fun Home cast recording their Carols for a Cure song on BroadwayWorld.com!

In case you missed Tori Murray‘s (Ruthless!) interview with What Women Want, you can listen to it now on LATalkRadio.com!

Emma Howard‘s (Violet, Matilda) episode of “Transparent” is now streaming on Amazon! Check out Season 2 Episode 5 on Amazon.com to catch her. Congrats, Emma!

Don’t worry if you missed the recent concert of “Whistle Down the Wind” at 54 Below–it will be back on January 24th! Get more information on 54Below.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Finding Neverland, Fun Home, The Lion King, School of Rock, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Matilda, Lazarus, and Les Miserables!












Happy Trails to Lilyana Cornell, Mazel Tov to Presley Ryan, and more!

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Happy trails to Lilyana Cornell, who has finished her run as Little Cosette/Young Eponine in Les Miserables! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Lilyana.

Mazel Tov to Presley Ryan (Fun Home, The Sound of Music LIVE, A Little Princess), who had her bat mitzvah this weekend!

Check out the kids of Broadway–Finding Neverland, Fun Home, The King and I, Kinky Boots, Les Miserables, The Lion King, Matilda, and On Your Feet–singing “We Can Be Kind” with Laura Michelle Kelly at Gypsy of the Year!

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



















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!

















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!









 

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!

 

ON YOUR FEET Opens, DISASTER! To Come To Broadway, and more!

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Happy opening to the company of On Your Feet! We wish broken legs to all! And check out new production pictures from the show on Playbill.com!

Disaster! has announced that it will open on Broadway in Spring 2016! The show’s current first preview date is February 9th, and its current opening night date is March 8th. Get more information on TheaterMania.com!

Ruthless! has extended Off-Broadway through January 30th! Find out more on TheaterMania.com.

The boys of Finding Neverland will be teaching a workshop at A Class Act NY on December 13th, and there is a contest to win a free spot! Get more information in the Twitter post below:


Congratulations to Alexa Valentino (Dream Street), who has booked another film! (And on her birthday, too–that must have been the coolest present ever!) Stay tuned for more information.

Check out this new montage from Before Your Very Eyes!

Lilyana Cornell (Les Miserables) is in this Target commercial!

Check out these pictures from the A Christmas Story reunion concert at 54 Below!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Dream Street, Ruthless!, Fun Home, School of Rock, On Your Feet, Matilda, and Kinky Boots!