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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Photo Coverage from WAITRESS’s First Anniversary Celebration, THE LION KING to Hold Open Call in Los Angeles, and more!

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Check out pictures from the 1-year anniversary celebration at Waitress on Playbill.com!

The Lion King is holding an open call in Los Angeles, CA, this weekend! Get more information on Playbill.com.

The Drama Desk Award nominations were announced today! Check out the full list of nominees, with our featured shows’ nominations highlighted, HERE.

Watch the new trailer for the next American Girl movie, starring Zoe Manarel (Matilda, A Little Princess) below or on ETOnline.com!

There’s just ten more days until Tunes in Times Square! See Diego Lucano (School of Rock) and many others perform!


Paul Luke Bonenfant (School of Rock) now has a vlog! Watch the first episode:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, On Your Feet, The Lion King, Anastasia, Amelie, School of Rock, Kinky Boots, and Miss Saigon!

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AMELIE Opening Night, YBAN Kids and Alumni at “Speech & Debate” Premiere, and more!

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Happy opening and break a leg to the company of Amelie!

Head over to our Instagram @YoungBwayNews for pictures of some of our alumni and current Broadway kids at the premiere of the film of “Speech & Debate,” or check them out below!


Watch a cover of “Something Just Like That” from Paul Luke Bonenfant (School of Rock) below:

Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) and Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) will appear on Lip Sync Battle with their “Stranger Things” co-stars! Find out more:


Here’s a picture of alum Austyn Johnson (Matilda, Dream Street) on the set of “The Greatest Showman”!

Check out pictures of the cast of Waitress as Sara Bareilles took her first bow on Playbill.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Miss Saigon, Sunday in the Park with George, School of Rock, On Your Feet, and Waitress!


THE MOTHER OF INVENTION Closes, THE WONDER YEARS Will Have Developmental Lab, and more!

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Congratulations to the company of The Mother of Invention at Abingdon Theatre Company on a great run!

In case you missed it, The Wonder Years will get a developmental lab! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

“Easy Living,” a film starring Taylor Richardson (Smokefall, A Christmas Memory, Annie), will premiere at the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) in March! Find out more on the film’s website.

Catch former Broadway kid Laurissa Romain (South Pacific) at The Bitter End on March 5th! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

Listen to “Symphony,” a new song by Paul Luke Bonenfant (School of Rock) below!

Check out this picture of Rachel Arianna (Number the Stars) in the recording studio with Debbie Gibson!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Matilda, The Mother of Invention, On Your Feet, Waitress, School of Rock, and Sunday in the Park with George!

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SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Opens, NEWSIES to Return to Theaters March 4th, and more!

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Break a leg to Mattea Marie Conforti (Matilda) and the company of Sunday in the Park with George on their opening night tonight!

The film of Newsies will return to theaters one more time on March 4th! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Christopher Convery (Kinky Boots) has a new website from Stage Door Designs! Check it out HERE.

Check out pictures of the company of Everybody on their opening night on Broadway.com!

There are pictures from opening night of If I Forget on TheaterMania.com!

Here’s a hint about our next alumni interviewee: they switched their mode of transportation from scooter to unicorn! Any guesses? Only one more day until the interview is released!

Get a sneak peek at the cast of Anastasia in rehearsals on Broadway.com! Also, check out photo coverage from the show’s press event yesterday, also on Broadway.com.

Playbill takes you behind the scenes at School of Rock via Snapchat! Find out more HERE.

Professional Performing Arts School’s upcoming Mainstage production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying features lots of talented teens, including some of our alumni! The show runs March 29th to April 1st at Park West Theater in New York City. Be sure to check out the Dear Evan Hansen prize pack that you can win, including tickets, a backstage tour, and more! YBAN and KOT alumni in the cast include Madison Mullahey (Shrek tour, Mary Poppins tour), Erica Simone Barnett (Matilda), Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda), Drew Minard (Billy Elliot tour), Kara Oates (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot), Eden Duncan-Smith (The Lion King, Fences), Christian Dell’Edera (A Christmas Story tour), Brionna Trilling (Billy Elliot tour), Christina Jimenez (Runaways), and Maxwell Cabral (Runaways). Get more details about the show on PPASMainstage.com or in the Facebook post below:

Here’s the full video of the Annie segment from Inside Edition!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock and On Your Feet!

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IF I FORGET Opens at Roundabout Theatre Company, Athan Sporek Joins “Butterbean’s Cafe,” and more!

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Happy opening to Seth Michael Steinberg and the company of If I Forget at Roundabout Theatre Company! Break legs!

Athan Sporek (A Bronx Tale, A Day by the Sea, Les Miserables) has joined Nick Jr.’s “Butterbean’s Cafe”! Find out more HERE.

Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) will perform two shows at Blue Note Jazz Club! Get more details on BlueNote.net.

Get your first look at Sunday in the Park with George on Broadway.com!

Check out pictures from press day at Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Broadway.com and TheaterMania.com!

Take a look at pictures from opening night of Everybody on TheaterMania.com!

Evie Dolan (School of Rock) and Rozi Baker (Shrek, Mary Poppins, Bonnie & Clyde) will join Drew Gasparini at 54 Below on March 20th! Get more details on 54Below.com.

There’s only two more days until our newest Broadway Kid alumni interview!

Get a sneak peek at Inside Edition’s segment on the 40th anniversary of Annie below!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Anastasia, The Lion King, and School of Rock!

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Graydon Yosowitz Joins THE LIGHT YEARS, Nico Bustamante Appears on “The Path,” and more!

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Graydon Yosowitz (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown) has joined the company of The Light Years at Playwrights Horizons! Check out pictures of the cast below:

Nico Bustamante (A Room of My Own) appears on this season’s “The Path” on Hulu! Get more details:


Here’s Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos) performing at 54 Below last weekend!

Caleb McLaughlin (The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, The Lion King) talked about “The New Edition Story” and “Stranger Things” with Yahoo.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, Hairspray Live, School of Rock, Kinky Boots, The Lion King, On Your Feet, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!


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Jacob Guzman Joins HAMILTON Tour, Lilyana Cornell Joins EVERYBODY at Signature Theatre, and more!

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Alum Jacob Guzman (Newsies) is heading out on the national tour of Hamilton! Congrats, Jacob! Get more details on Broadway.com.

Lilyana Cornell (Les Miserables) has joined the cast of Everybody, Off-Broadway at the Signature Theatre! Get more details about the production HERE.

The lineup for Broadway Kidz Backwards at 54 Below has been announced! Find out more on Playbill.com.

In the video below, the School of Rock kids talked with the American Theatre Wing about what it’s like to be “in the band”!

Sophie Knapp (Once, A Little Princess, Dream Street), pictured below playing the title role in KOTA’s Madeline’s Christmas, has filmed a Dunkin’ Donuts commercial!

Here’s a teaser trailer for “Nella the Princess Knight,” starring Akira Golz (Matilda) in the title role! The series premieres on February 6th at 10am!

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

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FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Announces National Tour, Yahoo’s Best of Theater 2016 List, and more!

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Fiddler on the Roof has announced a national tour, to begin in 2018! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Waitress, She Loves Me, Blackbird, The Crucible, and the Encores Off-Broadway production of Sunday in the Park with George featuring Gabriella Pizzolo (Fun Home, Matilda) are all on Yahoo’s Best of Theater 2016 list! Check it out on Yahoo.com.

Alexandria Suarez and Eduardo Hernandez talked to NBC News about On Your Feet! Read the interview on NBCNews.com or watch it below:

Here are highlights from the pre-Broadway production of Amelie in Los Angeles!

And here are pictures from the kids of School of Rock, Matilda, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and On Your Feet!

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