Andrew Barth Feldman to Depart DEAR EVAN HANSEN in January, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY to Move to the York Theatre Company, and more!

Andrew Barth Feldman will play his final performance of Dear Evan Hansen on January 26th. Go see him before then if you can!

Forbidden Broadway will move to the York Theatre Company! Get more details HERE.

What the Constitution Means to Me and The Inheritance made Time’s Best Theater Performances of 2019 list, while Make Believe was included on The New York Times’s Best Theater of 2019 list!

Watch Kylie Kuioka (Panama Hattie) sing “Not for the Life of Me” at “Switched!” at 54 Below:

Here’s Joshua Turchin (Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) and Ellie Kim (School of Rock, Dream Street) singing “Suddenly Seymour” at “Switched!” at 54 Below:

Congrats to Lily Buchanan (The Underlying Chris), who appeared on a recent episode of the TV series “Tricked”!

Earlier this week, Presley Ryan performed “Say My Name” and “Dead Mom” with her Beetlejuice castmates at Broadway Under the Stars, a free event at The Shops at Columbus Circle!

YBAN has created a playlist of holiday songs from musicals like Elf and A Christmas Story, tracks from “Carols for a Cure” and “The Holiday Star Experience,” and singles/EPs released by the kids of Broadway and Off-Broadway! We’ll be updating it throughout the season. Give a listen HERE!

“Sunny Side Up,” with Nia Sioux (Trip of Love), has arrived on Brat TV!

Congrats to Dayton Tavares (Billy Elliot), who has been cast in Magic Mike Live, which will open in Melbourne in May 2020 and then tour through Australia!

Here’s a sneak peek of Suri Marrero (Frozen) in “John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch”!

The Seattle run of Mrs. Doubtfire has extended through January 4th! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

Emerson Steele (Violet) is producing a show at 54 Below called “I Am Woman”! It will take place on February 23rd. Get tickets HERE!

Sophia Anne Caruso (Beetlejuice) is on the cover of Visual Tales Magazine!

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The newest episode of the podcast “Little Known Facts” features Ella Rubin (The Rose Tattoo)! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Here’s a peek at “Clifford the Big Red Dog,” with alum Jenna Weir (Frozen), coming to Amazon Prime on December 6th and PBS Kids on December 7th!

Madison Elizabeth Lagares (School of Rock, On Your Feet) sang the National Anthem for a recent Knicks game over the weekend!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Dear Evan Hansen, Frozen, A Christmas Carol, and Radio City Christmas Spectacular!






Sophie Knapp Joins CHASING RAINBOWS at Papermill Playhouse, Isabella Iannelli Cast in “In the Heights” Movie, and more!

Sophie Knapp (Once, Dream Street, A Little Princess) has been cast in Papermill Playhouse’s Chasing Rainbows! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Isabella Iannelli (The Rose Tattoo) has been cast in the “In the Heights” movie!

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I am beyond excited to share that I booked a role as a dancer for the “In The Heights” feature film By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Directed by the best! @jonmchu , and @warnerbrosentertainment coming to theaters next summer 2020. This journey started in Jan this year and change my life forever. This has been a dream come true! Making new friends that I can now call family. The countless memories made will be in my heart ♥️ forever. I am so blessed to be part of the history making movie representing New York and our CULTURE. . ‍Screaming thanks to @breezyotoole at @msaagency for your love and support and believing in me. . The incredible choreography team: @chrislxd @danadaners @iamemiliodosal @enwilliams1 @eddietorresjr @princessserrano_ Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined getting to work with the best team on the ! But it happened and it was so fun . . ❣️The amazing @meghanmcferran for being the best PA in history. You are so organized and always smiling and helpful. I LOVE you forever..You made every day GREAT! . This cast will get you out of your seat! You guys are all in my heart now and forever @lesliegrace @melissabarreram @anthonyramosofficial @coreyhawkins @noahlot_gotit @sheisdash @daphnerubinvega @stephaniebeatriz @gregdiaz4 #jimmysmitts @ariana_greenblatt and so many more amazing talent. ❤️ . Mom and dad, i couldnt do any of this without you ‍‍. . . #intheheightsmovie #intheheights #warnerbros #chrisscottchoreography #eddietorresjunior #industrykid #newyorker #nuyorican #jonmchu #intheheightsmusical #linmanuelmiranda #jonchu #fortheculture #latina #babybellz™️ #MSA #msafamily #msaagency

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Go check out Season 2 Episode 7 of “No Good Nick,” with alum Lexi Underwood (The Lion King), now streaming on Netflix!

This year’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios will feature mazes themed around “Stranger Things” and “Us”! Get more details HERE.

Congratulations to Heather Tepe (Billy Elliot, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Gypsy), who got engaged recently! Watch the video here:

Sam Primack (Dear Evan Hansen) performed “Waving Through a Window” at BuzzFeed’s Internet Live concert! Watch here:

And here are pictures from the kids of Frozen and Beetlejuice!




Broadway Hits for Haiti

Join us for this benefit concert to support Zanmi Beni children’s home in Haiti. Hosted by Ben Stiller and bringing together some of Broadway’s top performers, such as Andy Karl, Orfeh and Alice Ripley, with some of its youngest stars from shows like School of Rock, The Lion King and On Your Feet. Don’t miss this fabulous night filled with everyone’s favorite showtunes and produced by three high school students: Theo Dolan, Oscar Llodra and Ella Stiller. $25 for students; $50 for general admission; $200 for VIP premium seats with meet & greet with Ben Stiller. Please Note: the venue has a 2-beverage minimum. 

Mikee Castillo’s Birthday, Original Broadway Cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK Appears on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Unmasked” CD, and more!

Happy birthday to Mikee Castillo (The Lion King)! We hope you had a great day, Mikee!

The original kids cast of School of Rock appears on “Unmasked,” a CD collection celebrating the hits of Andrew Lloyd Webber! Get your copy now on Amazon.com.

Here’s video of Kinky Boots celebrating its fifth anniversary!

More tickets are now available for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

Olivia Fanders (A Little Princess) will appear in more print ads for Rubie’s Costume Company!

Olivia will also be performing at the New York Songwriters’ Circle’s Young Performer’s Night on April 9th!

And here are pictures from the kids of The Lion King!

Ruth Righi to Depart SCHOOL OF ROCK This Week, CAROLS FOR A CURE Available for Order, and more!

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Ruth Righi will play her final performance of School of Rock this week. Go see her if you can!

Starting the countdown @sormusical : 7 more shows😘

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Get your copy of this year’s Carols for a Cure CD, featuring tracks sung by the casts of Waitress, Anastasia, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, School of Rock, A Bronx Tale, Kinky Boots, The Lion King, and more, from the Broadway Cares Online Store!

Watch Christopher Convery (Kinky Boots) sing “Superman” at 54 Below!

Jad Grey (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) is in an ad for Family Dollar!

And here are pictures from the kids of The Lion King, School of Rock, A Christmas Story Live, and Kinky Boots!

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ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Lottery Policy Announced, CABARET FOR A CAUSE on December 11th, and more!

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Once On This Island has announced its lottery policy! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Get ready for the next Cabaret for a Cause events: two shows on December 11th at 6:00pm and 8:30pm!

The 6:00pm show will feature young performers including alumni Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home, A Little Princess), Ava DeMary (Matilda, Evita, Billy Elliot), Cate Elefante (Waitress), Sophia Gennusa (Camp Rolling Hills, Doctor Zhivago, Matilda), Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables), Madison Elizabeth Lagares (On Your Feet), Eliza Holland Madore (Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Matilda, Once), Rileigh McDonald (Good for Otto, Matilda), Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda), Zell Steele Morrow (Really Rosie, Fun Home), Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story), Sadie Seelert (A Little Princess, Mary Poppins), and Alexandra Vlachos (Matilda).

The 8:30pm show will feature young performers including alumni Amaya Braganza (The King and I, Annie), Lilyana Cornell (Everybody, Les Miserables), Evie Dolan (School of Rock), Georgi James (Annie, Billy Elliot, A Tale of Two Cities), Annabelle Kempf (Billy Elliot), Ethan Khusidman (School of Rock, Soul Doctor, Chaplin), Diego Lucano (Peace, Love and Cupcakes, School of Rock), Sawyer Nunes (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Finding Neverland, Matilda), Sam Poon (Runaways, The King and I, Macbeth), Taylor Richardson (Smokefall, A Christmas Memory, Annie), Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, A Little Princess, Evita), Mckayla Twiggs (Anastasia, Les Miserables, Once), and Oscar Williams (Fun Home).

Watch Broadway alumni Meliki Hurd (Matilda) and Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) in this commercial for Verizon Fios!

Had so much fun filming these commercials! Hope you guys like em #doyouhavefios #actorslife #striveforgreatness

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Cate Elefante (Waitress) has booked a voiceover project with “Sesame Street”!

Watch Victoria Collett (Waitress) take her first bow with Jason Mraz!

Check out Landon Maas (Kinky Boots, Radio City Christmas Spectacular) in this commercial for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and Ram’s Trucks!

Jamilah Rosemond (Peace, Love and Cupcakes) is a new host on American Girl’s YouTube show “AG Life”!

Keep an eye out for Caleb McLaughlin (The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, The Lion King) in an Old Navy ad campaign!

Got into the #holiYAY spirit with @oldnavy for the #12daysofgifting!!! #oldnavy #ad

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And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King!

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Photo Coverage of THE LION KING 20th Anniversary Celebration, SHADOWLANDS Boys Take Over BroadwayBox Instagram, and more!

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Check out photo coverage from the 20th anniversary celebration of The Lion King on Playbill.com and BroadwayWorld.com! Also, watch this video of the cast performing with Elton John:

Jack McCarthy (Shadowlands, Finding Neverland) and Jacob Morrell (Shadowlands) took over the BroadwayBox Instagram for a day! Find out more on BroadwayBox.com.

Chloé Bryan is taking over the School of Rock Snapchat all this week! Find out more:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Once On This Island, School of Rock, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and Kinky Boots!

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WAITRESS to Perform on CBS Thanksgiving Day Parade, Jake Ryan Flynn to Appear on “The View,” and more!

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Waitress will perform during the CBS Thanksgiving Day Parade! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Jake Ryan Flynn (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) will appear on “The View” tomorrow!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, School of Rock, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Kinky Boots, Anastasia, The Lion King, and more–including lots of pictures from The Lion King‘s Halloween party at the Minskoff Theatre!

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Ruth Righi’s Birthday, HAIRSPRAY LIVE Wins Creative Arts Emmy Awards, and more!

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Happy belated birthday to Ruth Righi (School of Rock, Really Rosie)! We hope you had a great day, Ruth!

The first night of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards was last night, and Hairspray Live is now a three-time Emmy winner! Find out more on Deadline.com.

Nicholas Barasch (She Loves Me, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, West Side Story) has joined a 54 Below concert performance celebrating Rufus Wainwright! Get more details on 54Below.com.

Daniel Shin (Miss Saigon) led storytime at Strand Books at 1pm today! Get more information HERE.

Happy Trails to Suri Chen, who played her last performance as Tam in Miss Saigon yesterday! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Suri!

Kids of the Arts’ cover of “You Will Be Found” from Dear Evan Hansen is out now! It features alumni Oona Laurence (Matilda), Jeremy T. Villas (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Kinky Boots), Mia Sinclair Jenness (Les Miserables, Number the Stars, The Sound of Music LIVE), Luka Kain (South Pacific), Diego Lucano (Peace, Love and Cupcakes, School of Rock), Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King), Rachel Resheff (Fish in the Dark, The People in the Picture, Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, Shrek), Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home, A Little Princess), Sammy Ramirez (School of Rock), Kaci Walfall (The Lion King), Nerghiz Sarki (Fiddler on the Roof, Dream Street), Ashley Brooke (Doctor Zhivago, Dream Street), Raquel Wallace (Dream Street), Annabelle Kempf (Billy Elliot), Madison Zamor (Dream Street, Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Madison Elizabeth Lagares (On Your Feet), Sean Reda (Les Miserables, Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Swayam Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street), Aviva Winick (Matilda), Austyn Johnson (Matilda, Dream Street), Rachel Arianna (Number the Stars), Marquise Neal (Kinky Boots, Dream Street), Sophie Knapp (Once, Dream Street, A Little Princess), Nicole Wildy (Really Rosie, Dream Street), Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots), Alexa Reeves (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), Victoria Csatay (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), Anna Kate Cibrian (A Little Princess), Miranda Jo DeMott (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), Chloe Smith (A Little Princess), Simone Vysnovsky (Dream Street), Isabella Moitoso (A Little Princess), Emily Glick (Dream Street), Tai Sandhu (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), Danielle Gordon (Les Miserables), Toleeya Napolitano (Dream Street), Violet Young (Number the Stars), Maddox Elliot (Dream Street), Alyssa Franck (Dream Street), Kaitlyn Franck (Dream Street), Hannah Jane Moore (Dream Street), Maya Slaughter (Dream Street), Dylan Brod (Dream Street), Naina Slaughter (Dream Street), Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars), Madeleine Pace (Once), Bobby Becht (Dream Street), Danielle Becht (Dream Street), Casey Nadzam (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), Megan Trageser (Dream Street), Kaylin Ponce (Dream Street), Sofia Pellegrino (Dream Street), Ashley Birdsall (Dream Street), and Erin Haggerty (A Little Princess). In addition, Maya Slaughter (Dream Street) and Ireland Horan (A Little Princess) were Production Assistants for the music video, which raises money and awareness for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention! Watch it below:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, 1984, Kinky Boots, School of Rock, and Frozen!


Tunes in Times Square Today, DREAM STREET Kids Book HBO Episode, and more!

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Tunes in Times Square took place from 10am-6pm today in Times Square, featuring lots of YBAN kids! Congratulations!

Congrats to Emily Glick (Dream Street), Kaylin Ponce (Dream Street), and Abigail Paige Murphy (Dream Street), who have all booked an episode of an HBO show! Here they are together:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Miss Saigon, Waitress, On Your Feet, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Amelie, Anastasia, A Bronx Tale, School of Rock, and The Lion King!

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