Isabella Russo’s Birthday, Gaten Matarazzo Cast in “Zach’s Lie,” and more!

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Happy birthday to Isabella Russo (The Mother of Invention, School of Rock)! We hope you had a great day, Isabella!

Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) has been cast in a new film called “Zach’s Lie”! Get more details on his IMDb page.

Get your tickets to Big River at New York City Center with Nicholas Barasch (She Loves Me, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, West Side Story)! Find out more HERE.

More dates have been added for “Matildapalooza” at 54 Below! Tickets are now on sale for February 16th and 17th, as well as previously announced performances on February 3rd and 4th. Find out more on 54Below.com.

Amelie, Sunday in the Park with George, and more were included on Vulture’s list of the most anticipated Broadway and Off-Broadway shows coming in 2017! Read it HERE.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Kinky Boots, Waitress, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Falsettos, and Matilda!

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A BRONX TALE To Perform on “Good Morning America,” THE SECRET GARDEN Revival In The Works, and more!

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A Bronx Tale will perform on “Good Morning America” on January 17th! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

A Broadway revival of The Secret Garden is in the works! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos) and Hudson Loverro (A Bronx Tale) talked about being kids on Broadway with the New York Post! Read the article HERE.

Tonight is the first night of “Matildapalooza” at 54 Below, a reunion of the Broadway Matildas! Get more information HERE.

Watch a full video of Cate Elefante (Waitress) rocking out with Sara Bareilles at Cast Album Karaoke below!

“Middle School,” featuring Isabela Moner (Evita), is out on DVD and iTunes now!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of On Your Feet, Falsettos, School of Rock, Kinky Boots, and Waitress!

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FALSETTOS and RUNAWAYS on Yes Broadway’s Top 10 Theatre Experiences, Matildapalooza Coming Up Soon, and more!

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Keep an eye out for something new we are launching on January 2nd!

Falsettos and Runaways were both included on Yes Broadway’s Top 10 Theatre Experiences list! Check it out HERE.

Matildapalooza is coming up soon! It will take place at 54 Below on January 6th, February 3rd, and February 4th, and it will feature the girls who have starred as the title character in Matilda on Broadway. Here they are rehearsing for the event:

because they had found each other 💙 📸@dkabramson #matildasisters #matildapalooza #matildabroadway

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

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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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LAZARUS Cast Album Coming Out October 21st, LYRICS FOR LIFE Photo Coverage, and more!

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The Lazarus cast album is due to come out October 21st! Find out more on Broadway.com.

Check out photo coverage from Lyrics for Life on BroadwayWorld.com!

Get to know Bobbi MacKenzie (School of Rock) on BroadwayBox.com!

Nico Bustamante (A Room of My Own) will co-star as Frank Gotti in a new film called “The Life and Death of John Gotti”! Find out more:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Fun Home, School of Rock, The Lion King, Matilda, On Your Feet, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, and Waitress!

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Claire Keane Leaves WAITRESS, Gabby Gutierrez Books “Mozart in the Jungle,” and more!

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Happy trails to Claire Keane, who took her final bow in Waitress today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you!

Our Broadway family rocks! We're going to miss you tons. Claire's final performance tomorrow, McKenna takes her final bow on Wednesday

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Gabby Gutierrez (School of Rock) has booked a role on “Mozart in the Jungle”! Congrats, Gabby!

Yesterday at this production!! #mozartinthejungle

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In case you missed Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” we’ve made a playlist of clips from the interview! Check it out:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Lyrics for Life, The Lion King, and Fun Home!

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Gabriella Pizzolo and Grace Capeless Cast in “Beaches” Remake, LYRICS FOR LIFE Coming Up Soon, and more!

Congratulations to Gabriella Pizzolo (Fun Home, Matilda) and Grace Capeless (The Lion King, Matilda, A Christmas Story), who have both been cast in the upcoming movie remake of “Beaches”! Gabby will play Young CC, the younger version of Idina Menzel’s character, and Grace will play Young Hillary, the younger version of Nia Long’s character. Find out more on TVLine.com!

Get your tickets now for Lyrics for Life, which is Saturday, September 10th; they’re going fast! Get more details HERE.

Hear Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) sing from The Lion King on EW.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Fun Home, School of Rock, Matilda, Les Miserables, Ruthless!, and Kinky Boots!

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Gabriella Pizzolo Featured on Playbill, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Aiming for Broadway Revival, and more!

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Find out what makes Gabriella Pizzolo (Fun Home, Matilda) scared about growing up and more on Playbill.com!

Once On This Island is aiming for a Broadway revival! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Tre Jones (The Lion King) and Olivia Chun (The King and I) have been cast in the short film “Curbside Waltz”! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) has booked a guest star role on a TV series! Find out more:

Also, Caleb and Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) will appear on “The Tonight Show” tomorrow night–find out more on NBC.com. They will also appear at Elsie Fest on September 5th! Get more information about that on Broadway.com.

The Broadway revival of Singin’ in the Rain has been postponed indefinitely. Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Get your tickets for Lyrics for Life now! In addition to the performers we previously announced, it will feature Raquel Wallace (Dream Street), Michael Nigro (The Sound of Music LIVE), Madison Zamor (Dream Street, Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Jete Laurence (Number the Stars), Aimee Laurence (A Little Princess), Tahlia Ellie (The Gray Man), Chloe Smith (A Little Princess), Charlotte Wesson (A Little Princess), Isabella Moitoso (A Little Princess), Bobby Becht (Dream Street), Kaitlyn Franck (Dream Street), Alyssa Franck (Dream Street), Zachary Brod (Dream Street, On a Stool at the End of the Bar), Carrie Berk (Camp Rolling Hills), Josiah Jacoby (Dream Street), Erin Haggerty (A Little Princess), Dylan Brod (Dream Street), Ellie Kim (Dream Street), Swayam Bhatia (Dream Street), Grace Mozitis (Dream Street), Toleeya Napolitano (Dream Street), Megan Trageser (Dream Street), Nicole Wildy (Dream Street), Ireland Horan (A Little Princess), Katherine LaFountain (A Little Princess), Maddox Elliot (Dream Street), Maya Slaughter (Dream Street), Rachel Arianna (Number the Stars), Rachael McVey (Dream Street), Abigail Paige Murphy (Dream Street), and McKenzie Mullahey (Dream Street). Find out more HERE.

Anastasia has announced that it will begin Broadway performances on March 23, 2017, with an official opening night of April 24, 2017! Get more information on Broadway.com.

Keaton Tetlow (Lisa and Leonardo) will guest star on season 2 of “Outsiders”! Find out more:

Watch Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) and other child prodigies pay tribute to Michael Jackson!

Maya Grace Fischbein (Fun Home) will go on for Small Alison on September 5th and 6th! Get more information:

There’s only two more days to sign up for the Parent’s Guide to Broadway workshop! Find out more:

Jake Heston Miller (New York Spectacular) has booked a role on “Mother Goose Club”! Get more details:

Signing a contract for a new project! Eep the mouse on @mothergooseclub #netflix #mothergooseclub #take3talent #voiceover

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Broadway Week begins September 5th! Get your tickets HERE.

Alexandria Suarez (On Your Feet) pops in on Ana Villafane’s backstage tour in a video on TheaterMania.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Matilda, Kinky Boots, Fun Home, Les Miserables, and A Day by the Sea!

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Matildapalooza Reunion to Play 54 Below, Maizy Boosin Wins “Chopped Jr.” Episode, and more!

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All of the girls who have played the title role in Matilda on Broadway will unite at 54 Below in January and February 2017 in “Matildapalooza”! Get more information on 54Below.com.

Congratulations to Maizy Boosin (Camp Rolling Hills), who won her episode of “Chopped Jr.”! Watch her clips from the show here:

Shahadi Wright Joseph (School of Rock, The Lion King) is teaching another workshop at A Class Act NY! Find out more HERE.

Congrats to Kevin Tellez (On Your Feet) and his family on their new baby girl! Here’s Kevin with his new little sister Samantha:

I'm so happy and bless to introduce my baby sister Samantha Tellez to the world. #bless #babygirl #princess #sister

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Jad Grey (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) will guest star on “The Night Shift” on August 31st! Find out more:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Ruthless!, Waitress, Fun Home, School of Rock, and Matilda!


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CHARLIE BROWN Cast Album Available for Pre-Order, Jake Katzman in “Into the Wild” Reading, and more!

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You can pre-order the You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown cast album now! Get more information on BroadwayRecords.com.

Congratulations to Jake Katzman (Kinky Boots), who will take part in an upcoming reading of Into the Wild! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Here’s video of the cast of Fiddler on the Roof performing at Stars in the Alley on Friday!

YBAN’s Lindsay saw The King and I recently and loved it! Check out her pictures below:

Watch Jenna Ortega (New York Spectacular) talk with Pix11 about her show below or on Pix11.com!

Check out video from the You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown afterparty HERE!

See Joshua Colley (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Les Miserables, Newsies) and Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess) on NY1 HERE!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Tuck Everlasting, Charlie Brown, Matilda, Fun Home, She Loves Me, and School of Rock!


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