CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Announces Cast Album and Rush Policy, ANNIE Celebrates 40th Anniversary, and more!

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has announced that they will record a cast album and that they will begin a policy for rush tickets! Get more details about both on TheaterMania.com.

Happy 40th Anniversary to Annie, which originally opened on Broadway on this day in 1977!

“Shadowhunters,” starring Broadway alum Katherine McNamara (A Little Night Music), has been renewed for its third season! Find out more on Deadline.com.

The casts of Kinky Boots, The Lion King, A Bronx Tale, and many other shows will perform at this year’s Easter Bonnet Competition! In addition, Waitress and Sunday in the Park with George will be among the shows honored in a bonnet parade. Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out Austyn Johnson (Matilda, Dream Street) featured in US Weekly!


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And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Sunday in the Park with George, Miss Saigon, Amelie, Anastasia, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Waitress, School of Rock, and Kinky Boots!

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Mavis Simpson-Ernst in SPELLBOUND Tomorrow, Maya Jade Frank on “Bizaardvark” Again, and more!

Tomorrow, catch Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess) in a reading of Spellbound! Find out more:

Maya Jade Frank (Evita, Mary Poppins, A Little Princess) will be back on “Bizaardvark” this Sunday at 8:30pm on Disney Channel! Get more details:


who is ready for more #superfan action this weekend from #Belissa on #disneychannel ?!!✨✨✨

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Here’s a quick vlog from Finn Douglas (Radio City Christmas Spectacular)!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Waitress, and more!


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THE CRUCIBLE Opening Night, TUCK EVERLASTING First Preview, and more!

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Happy opening to the company of The Crucible! Break a leg, Elizabeth Teeter (The Audience, Mary Poppins)!

Happy first preview to the company of Tuck Everlasting! Break a leg, everyone!

Congratulations to Meliki Hurd, who went on for Bruce in Matilda tonight! Here’s his announcement:


READY TO GO ON AS BRUCE TOMORROW!!!!🎉🎉🎉🎉😬😬 March 31 #brucey #ready #broadway

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The Matilda article in Girls World Magazine is now available! Check it out on Tumblr!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Disaster!, Les Miserables, School of Rock, Tuck Everlasting, Matilda, Annie, She Loves Me, and Kinky Boots!




FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Cast Recording Out Today, ANNIE and MATILDA Kids Join “Together At Last,” and more!

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The Fiddler on the Roof cast recording is out now! Congratulations to the company!

Kids from Matilda and Annie have joined “Together At Last” in NYC, the upcoming cabaret starring Emma Howard (Matilda, Violet) and Jaidyn Young (Annie)! Get more information about the NYC show in the Instagram post below. You can also find out more about the LA show in the picture below, or get tickets to it HERE. Finally, there’s also a sneak peek video!


We can't wait for this show at 54Below! So many #CabaretForACause kids! Will you be there?

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We have lots of Cabaret for a Cause videos! Check out Fabi Aguirre (On Your Feet, Les Miserables) singing “Defying Gravity”; Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita, A Little Princess) singing “Riptide”; Danielle Gordon (Les Miserables) singing “Soon As I Get Home”; Carly Paige Baron (Mary Poppins) singing “Crazy Dreams”; Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables) singing “One Short Day/Somewhere Over the Rainbow”; Gabriella Baldacchino (A Christmas Story tour) singing “Wilted”; Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home, A Little Princess) singing “I Wish”; Benjamin Harding (Matilda) singing “I’m Here”; and Mia Sinclair Jenness (Les Miserables, The Sound of Music LIVE, Number the Stars) singing “Bird Set Free”!

Sofia Roma Rubino (School of Rock, Matilda) has a special offer for Amorino! For 1 week only, show them the picture below and get 10% off!


Watch Sarah Charles Lewis (Tuck Everlasting) sing “The Wheel” in the video below!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, School of Rock, Matilda, and Tuck Everlasting!











National Swing Day, FREAKY FRIDAY To Have World Premiere in Washington DC, and more!

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Happy National Swing Day to all of our past and present swings! We hope we managed to get almost everyone in the tags!

Freaky Friday will make its world premiere at the Signature Theatre in Washington, D.C.! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com! Casting is still TBA.

Cabaret for a Cause is coming to The Poconos in Pennsylvania! Get more information in the picture below:

Check out this PSA from Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars) for Free2Luv, an anti-bullying campaign!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Lazarus, Les Miserables, Matilda, Fun Home, The King and I, andKinky Boots!















Alessandra Baldacchino Makes Official FUN HOME Debut, THE KING AND I Production Picture, and more!

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Congratulations to Alessandra Baldacchino (A Little Princess), who made her official Broadway/Fun Home debut as Small Alison last night! Here’s KOTA’s congratulatory post for Ali!

Check out this production photo from The King and I, featuring Jake Lucas (Newsies) as Louis Leonowens!

TheaterMania did another feature on the kids of Broadway–and how kids are taking over Broadway this year! Read the article on TheaterMania.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of On Your Feet, The Lion King, Fun Home, Finding Neverland, Matilda, and Radio City Christmas Spectacular!





MOTHER COURAGE Postpones Opening, Giuseppe Bausilio To Join Aladdin, and more!

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Mother Courage and Her Children has postponed its opening night from its original date of January 7th, 2016. Get more information on Broadway.com.

Congratulations to alum Giuseppe Bausilio (Newsies, Billy Elliot), who will be joining the Broadway cast of Aladdin! Get more information in Giuseppe’s Instagram post below:


Guess who's joining Aladdin on Broadway!!! Awesome Christmas present!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #aladdin @aladdin @disney @disneyonbroadway

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Congrats to Ava Della Pietra (School of Rock), who went on for the role of Marcy last night! Check out her pictures below:

School of Rock has set a box office record for the Winter Garden Theatre! Congratulations to the entire company! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Here is another Rock History lesson from Isabella Russo (School of Rock)!

Congratulations to the eight Broadway and Off-Broadway kids who made TheaterMania’s list of the Top 7 Most Memorable Child Performances of 2015! Check out the list on TheaterMania.com.

Lazarus launched its digital lottery today–for $25 tickets!! Get more information about how those tickets can be yours on Playbill.com!

Check out a new commercial for Flexi Frisbee featuring Skye Alyssa Friedman (Annie) on FlexiFrisbee.com! Congrats, Skye!

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









Best of Broadway 2015, SCHOOL OF ROCK and RUTHLESS! in the news, and more!

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Our Broadway and Off-Broadway shows made a couple of this year’s Best of Theatre lists! In Entertainment Weekly, The King and I is 9th, The Audience is 5th, and Fun Home is 2nd. Time Magazine ranks Lazarus (11th), Finding Neverland (9th), The King and I (4th) among its list. Congratulations, everyone! You can view the full lists at Time.com and EW.com.

The kids of School of Rock and Ruthless! were featured in different articles today! Take a look at the links below.

BB Kids: Bobbi MacKenzie and More Make Broadway Debuts in School of Rock
Westfield girl lights up stage in off-Broadway production of ‘Ruthless!’

Congrats to Sofia Roma Rubino (School of Rock) who went on for Summer last night – the same night as her birthday!

Congratulations to Maria May (Billy Elliot) who will appear on “What Would You Do?” yet again! Her air date is TBA.

A performance schedule for The Lion King kids is out now! You can view the schedule at Julian Silva’s FB fan page.

Lots of opportunities this month to see our past and current kids in action! Kids from Fun Home, Sound of Music LIVE, and more will perform with This Way 2 Broadway, a showcase after a culmination of workshops, for young actors on Monday night (Dec. 14th) at 6pm at Symphony Space! More details can be found at BroadwayWorld.com. Then on Dec. 18th-19th, kids from Motown and Dream Street will perform in Evergreen at Prospect Theatre Company! Get your tickets at ProspectTheatre.org.

Go behind-the-scenes of Ruthless! and watch Tori Murray prep for the stage by watching the video below:

And here are more pictures and videos from the kids of Les Miserables, School of Rock, King and I, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Matilda, Fun Home, Lazarus, and Dream Street!

 










 

Eduardo Hernandez’s Birthday, Video of Rachel Arianna on Fox 61 News, and more!

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Happy belated birthday to Eduardo Hernandez (On Your Feet)! We hope you had a great day!

Also, happy Halloween, everyone! We hope you had a fun and safe night!

We have video of Rachel Arianna (Number the Stars) on Fox 61 News, speaking about Heart to Heart! Check it out below, and read the article HERE!

A Room Of My Own will open Off-Broadway at the Abingdon Theatre Company on March 2, 2016! Get more information on Playbill.com.

First Daughter Suite has extended its run through November 22nd! Congrats to the whole company. Get more information on TheaterMania.com!

Want to keep up with YBAN alumni like Sophie Knapp (Once, Dream Street, A Little Princess) and Joshua Colley (Newsies, Les Miserables), who are starting their national tour journeys? Follow Kids on Tour’s Facebook page HERE!

Check out this interview from the launch event for Kids’ Night on Broadway with the Matildas of Matilda!

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



 

MERCURY FUR Closes, Sawyer Nunes Cast in RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, and more!

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Congratulations to Bradley Fong and the company of Mercury Fur, which closed tonight, on a great run! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Bradley!

Congratulations to Sawyer Nunes (Matilda, Finding Neverland), who has been cast as Patrick in this year’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular! We know you will be amazing, Sawyer!

Cabaret for a Cause had a table with tons of Broadway kids at the Broadway Flea Market today! You can find out more information about it HERE.

Check out this video of the kids of Lyrics for Life performing “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile” from Annie!

And here’s a video of the kids of Lyrics for Life (including me!) performing “Mean” by Taylor Swift!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Gray Man, Fun Home, Cabaret for a Cause, On Your Feet, The King and I, Annie, The Lion King, School of Rock, Les Miserables, Kinky Boots, Matilda, Finding Neverland!