Tony Awards Recap!

The 2015 Tony Awards ceremony–the 69th Annual Tonys–was last night! Here is our recap of winners from our featured shows and media coverage!

Best Musical: Fun Home
Best Revival of a Musical: The King and I
Best Book of a Musical: Lisa Kron for Fun Home
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: Jeanine Tesori (Music) and Lisa Kron (Lyrics) for Fun Home
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play: Helen Mirren for The Audience
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Michael Cerveris for Fun Home
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Kelli O’Hara for The King and I
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Richard McCabe for The Audience
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Ruthie Ann Miles for The King and I
Best Costume Design of a Musical: Catherine Zuber for The King and I
Best Direction of a Musical: Sam Gold for Fun Home

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners on an amazing season! You can view the full list of winners on Broadway.com!

Check out Sydney Lucas‘s (Fun Home) Tonys performance of “Ring of Keys” below!

Here is The King and I‘s Tonys performance!

Vanessa Brown, the child guardian from Fun Home, has posted a ton of pictures from the Tonys on her Instagram page!

A movie adaptation of Fun Home could be in the works, following the show’s very successful Tony night! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) talked to The Hollywood Reporter about performing “Ring of Keys” on the Tonys! Check it out on HollywoodReporter.com.

Check out a commercial that aired during the Tonys featuring the boys of Kinky Boots HERE!

And here are Tony-night pictures of the kids of Fun Home, The King and I, and The Audience!

Tony Awards Tonight, “100 Things To Do Before High School” Premiere, and more!

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First and foremost, we want to wish broken legs to all of tonight’s performers and nominees in the 2015 Tony Awards! We can’t wait to watch! And a special shoutout to Sydney Lucas (Fun Home), nominated for Best Performance By An Actress In a Featured Role In a Musical! Sydney will also be performing “Ring of Keys” tonight. Keep an eye on our Twitter account, @YoungBwayNews, for live tweets during the Tonys!

Also, wishing a belated happy birthday to YBAN’s Lindsay, whose birthday was yesterday!

Last night, “100 Things To Do Before High School” premiered at 8:30 pm on Nick, featuring Isabela Moner (Evita)! Congrats, Isabela!

Congratulations to Maya Jade Frank (Evita, A Little Princess), who has booked a guest starring role on a TV series!

Fish in the Dark now has a rush policy! Get more information on TheaterMania.com!

Tori Feinstein (Matilda, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!), Jonah Halperin (Doctor Zhivago, Matilda, Kinky Boots), and Rachel Resheff (Fish in the Dark, The People in the Picture, Shrek, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins) will be at the book launch for “Stagestruck”! Get more information in the post below:

Ethan Halford Holder (The King and I) appears in an “Uptown Funk” battle between The King and I and On The Town! Watch it below or on Playbill.com!

Check out Sydney Lucas‘s (Fun Home) interviews with KidVuz and with Julie James of Stage17.tv below!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Les Miserables, The King and I, Matilda, Fun Home, On Your Feet, Finding Neverland, The Lion King, Violet, Annie, Little Miss Sunshine, and Kinky Boots!

 

SCHOOL OF ROCK Preview, An Interview with Sydney Lucas, and more!

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School of Rock preview performances at the Gramery Theater are underway in NYC this weekend! If you can’t make it to the show, take a look at this preview below:

Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) and her mom were interviewed by 7Online in honor of the upcoming Tony Awards! You can watch the feature below:

We have even more alumni news today! Colin Critchley (Spring Spectacular) and Taliyah Whitaker (brownsville song) have booked the title characters in Nick Preschool’s new short “Corn & Peg”. Hayden Wall and Dylan Boyd (Soul Doctor) along with Ava-Riley Miles (Doctor Zhivago) will take part in the new workshop for Hazel, a musical based on the 1960’s sitcom of the same new. More info on that can be found at BroadwayWorld.com. And lastly, Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita, A Little Princess) can be seen in this hilarious ad for Listerine! Take a look. Congrats, everyone!

Congratulations to all currently featured kids and alumni who are graduating/being promoted this year! We are very proud of you and all of your academic and artistic achievements!

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

Rachel Resheff’s Birthday, FUN HOME Cast Album is #1 on Billboard, and more!

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Happy birthday to Rachel Resheff (Fish in the Dark)! We hope you had an awesome day!

Congratulations to the company of Fun Home, whose cast album was #1 on Billboard’s Cast Album chart this week! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) and some of her castmates spoke to CBS about Fun Home! You can watch their interview on CBSNews.com or below:

Felix Monge (On Your Feet) has posted a lot of pictures from the first preview of On Your Feet! You can check them out on his Instagram page.

Fiddler on the Roof has announced several new dates for the production. Tickets will go on sale to the public on June 6th at 10:00 am EST. The show’s new first preview date is November 12th, and opening night is December 17th. Rehearsals are scheduled to begin September 28th. Get more information about the production on BroadwayWorld.com!

More of The King and I‘s cast members’ responses about their pre-Tony Awards prep have been posted! Check them out below:

Sydney Lucas (Fun Home), as well as her castmates Beth Malone and Emily Skeggs, were interviewed for The Daily Beast. Check it out on TheDailyBeast.com!

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

 

LES MISERABLES Hits 500 Performances, Sawyer Nunes on “The Ensemblist”, and more!

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Congrats to the company of Les Miserables who performed their 500th performance this afternoon!

Sawyer Nunes (Finding Neverland) was a guest on an episode of The Ensemblist, a podcast celebrating Broadway performers and his episode is now up on iTunes! Go get it HERE.

Maria May (Billy Elliot) guest starred on “What Would You Do?” this past weekend in a great segment on online predators and digital safety. Watch below!

The BroadwayWorld.com Awards were announced today. Congratulations to Fun Home, Finding Neverland, The Audience, and The King and I on their awards! You can find a full list of winners at BroadwayWorld.com.

Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) is featured among Broadway.com’s Fresh Faces You Need to Know! Among the other fresh faces are Leanne Cope (An American in Paris) and Micah Stock (It’s Only A Play). Read the article HERE. She also attended the Tony Honoree reception in Manhattan recently. Pictures from that event can be found at TheatreMania.com.

Ripley Sobo‘s (Matilda, Once) new film – “Kid Witness” – has a website! Take a look at KidWitnessTheMovie.com for pictures and more info from the movie.

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

THE KING AND I Cast Album Out Now, Caleb McLaughlin on “What Would You Do?”, and more!

First, we wanted to say we had an amazing time at Cabaret for a Cause on Monday night! We have a special post coming soon with pictures from the event. Stay tuned!

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The King and I cast album is now available on iTunes! Get it over HERE.

The Matilda girls performed on Good Day New York this morning and we have video! Take a look below:

Caleb McLaughlin‘s (Painted Rocks…) episode of “What Would You Do?” will air this Friday at 9pm on ABC. A special sneak preview can be seen below!

Attention all those local to Dobbs Ferry, NY! Zachary Unger (Newsies) will sing and play guitar at Back Yard stage on June 6th at 1pm! Take a look at the official FB event page for the RiverArts Music Tour for more details.

Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) was interviewed along with her castmates Michael Cerveris and Beth Malone to talk about the Tony nomination day and their show. Watch below!

Rachel Arianna (Number the Stars) is raising money for her next music video! Go check out her GoFundMe.com page for more details and to donate.

And lastly, Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) accepted her Theatre World Award for her Broadway debut in Fun Home! You can find those pictures (and more pictures from the kids of The King and I, Matilda, The Lion King, and On Your Feet) below:

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Ripley Sobo in One-Night-Only “Smash” Concert, Colin Critchley on “Donny,” and more!

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Congratulations to Ripley Sobo (Matilda, Once), who has been cast in the one-night-only concert of Bombshell, the musical created within the context of “Smash”! The concert is on June 8th. Get more information on TheaterMania.com!

Congrats also to Colin Critchley (New York Spring Spectacular, Kinky Boots, No Man’s Land/Waiting for Godot), who has booked the role of Jasper on a USA Networks series, “Donny”!

We also offer our congratulations to Luca Padovan (Newsies), who has been cast in the staged concert preview of School of Rock!

Good luck to all those nominated for Drama Desk Awards tonight! You can watch the livestream at Livestream.com/DramaDesk/Awards2015!

Check out rehearsal pictures of Alexandra Suarez and Noah Johnston from On Your Feet on ChicagoTribune.com!

There has been a ton of press featuring Sydney Lucas (Fun Home)! First, check her out on TheaterMania.com in pictures from a luncheon honoring Chita Rivera! She was also interviewed in an article on Playbill.com about her experiences meeting Chita. She is featured in a set of videos for the New York Times taken at 54 Below singing “Ring of Keys” from Fun Home. Check out the video below, and the other videos at NYTimes.com!

Also check out Sydney with her Fun Home co-stars Michael Cerveris and Beth Malone, talking about their college majors, in the video below!

Check out this highlights video from Stars in the Alley!


There is photo coverage from the Doctor Zhivago cast album recording session on BroadwayWorld.com!

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

 

Tony Awards Performers Confirmed, SCHOOL OF ROCK To Hold Special Preview, and more!

Sydney Lucas The Tony Awards has confirmed their performers – which include Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) and the kids of The King and I! Sydney Lucas will perform “Ring of Keys” while the King and I kids will perform “Getting to Know You”. More details over at Playbill.com.

School of Rock will hold a special preview at Gramercy Theater in NYC! The show will be presented Jun. 3-6 as a staged concert version in lieu of an out-of-town tryout. The Broadway production will begin previews on Nov. 2nd with opening night on Dec. 6th. To purchase tickets and get more info, go to SchoolOfRockTheMusical.com/Gramercy.

Be sure to get your tickets for Cabaret for a Cause in LA on June 1st – which is only 3 days away! Come support a great cause (St. Jude’s) while watching performances from kids of “Dance Moms”, Annie, Matilda, and way more. We will also be there covering the event and we think you all should be there too! Get your tickets at CabaretForACause.us.

Jake (The King and I) and Sydney Lucas will present at the Drama Desk Awards this Sunday! For a full list of presenters, go to TheatreMania.com. You can watch the livestream of the event at Livestream.com at 5pm PST/8pm EST.

A new musical Dream Street will premiere Off-Broadway in August! Presented by Kids of the Arts, the show is described as “World famous director Sebastian Rickter is holding open auditions for a new West End musical called Dream Street and is looking for undiscovered talent.” Casting is currently underway. The production is looking for Non-Equity kids (and Equity kids under 14 years old) ages 8-17 years old. More info at Playbill.com!

Lots of alumni (and current kid) news from TV and Film! Aidan Gemme (Finding Neverland) can be seen in the recently-released film “Tomorrowland”. Isabela Moner‘s (Evita) new TV series “100 Things To Do Before High School” will air a special preview tomorrow night 9pm/8c on Nickelodeon before next week’s June 6th premiere. Niles Fitch (Our Lady of Kibeho, The Lion King) will guest star on “Law & Order: SVU”. Zachary Unger (Newsies) will co-star on the upcoming CW series “Containment”. That preview you can catch on YouTube. Last but not least, Maria May (Billy Eliot) will appear opposite Alec Baldwin in “Back in the Day”, which is due out in theaters in 2016. Congratulations everyone!

A big screen adaptation of Motown is on the way! No release date just yet. You can view the full article at Billboard.com.

Video from the Matilda kids’ performance at Stars in the Alley is now online! Watch below:

And here are more pictures and video from the kids of The King and I and Fun Home!

 



Lots of Stars in the Alley Photo Coverage, FUN HOME on “The View,” and more!

There is a lot of photo coverage from Stars in the Alley, featuring kids from several of our featured shows! Check it out on Playbill.com and BroadwayWorld.com (Matilda and Fun Home)!

Check out this video of the kids of Fun Home performing on “The View”!

And here is a video of the Fun Home kids performing at Stars in the Alley!

Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) participated in Broadway Bakes at Schmackary’s today from 5-6pm! We unfortunately couldn’t make it, but we hope you did!

Check out an article interviewing Sydney Lucas, Emily Skeggs, and Beth Malone on Broadway.com!

See how the kids of The King and I are prepping for the Tony Awards in the pictures below!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The King and I, Fun Home, Finding Neverland, and Matilda!

 

Sydney Lucas’ Tony Reaction, “Lamb” To Be Released in 2016, and more!

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Playbill.com posted another reaction from Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) on her Tony nomination! She spoke over the phone with the website. You can listen to it at SoundCloud!

“Lamb” (feat. Oona Laurence of Matilda) will be released on theaters in 2016! The Orchard was granted distribution rights for the film after it premiered at SXSW. We will keep you posted on an exact date!

And here are more pictures from the kids of Fun Home, Matilda, Kinky Boots, Fish in the Dark, The King and I, Finding Neverland, and Liberty!