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

mother-of-invention

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!

A post shared by Ella Dane Morgan (@ella_dane_) on

A post shared by Ellie Kim (@elliebellykim) on


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

Processed with VSCO with c1 preset

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!

A post shared by Ellie Kim (@elliebellykim) on


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

Processed with VSCO with c1 preset

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!

A post shared by Ellie Kim (@elliebellykim) on

A post shared by Gianna Harris (@giannaharris04) on


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

light-years

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!


A photo posted by Cate Elefante (@cate_elefante) on

A photo posted by Cate Elefante (@cate_elefante) on

A photo posted by Todd Montgomery (@powerpop714) on

A photo posted by Cayen Martin (@cayenmartin) on


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

jacob-guzman-now Lilyana Cornell

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!

A photo posted by Todd Montgomery (@powerpop714) on

A photo posted by Todd Montgomery (@powerpop714) on

A photo posted by Todd Montgomery (@powerpop714) on

A photo posted by Cate Elefante (@cate_elefante) on

A video posted by Ella Dane Morgan (@ella_dane_) on


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

fiddler

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!

A photo posted by Todd Montgomery (@powerpop714) on

A photo posted by Akira Golz (@akira_golz) on

A photo posted by Meliki Hurd (@_meliki_hurd) on

A photo posted by Landon (@landonmaas) on


YBAN at FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb McLaughlin on 20/20 Tonight, and more!

YBAN’s Emily and I had a great time seeing Nerghiz Sarki perform in Fiddler on the Roof last night! Awesome job, Nerghiz! We hope you enjoy the rest of the show’s run!

Tonight, Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) and Caleb McLaughlin (The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, The Lion King) appeared on “20/20” on ABC! Get more details:

School of Rock will take part in an Andrew Lloyd Webber celebration on December 22nd on “Good Morning America”! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Holiday Inn will be livestreamed in January! Find out more on TheaterMania.com.

Hairspray Live is now on DVD! Get more details about how to order it on Amazon.com.

Watch Sammy Ramirez find out that he got cast in School of Rock in the video below!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Waitress, Kinky Boots, On Your Feet, A Bronx Tale, and The Lion King!

A photo posted by Ella Dane Morgan (@ella_dane_) on

A video posted by Devin Trey (@devintrey08) on

A photo posted by Devin Trey (@devintrey08) on

A photo posted by Jake Katzman (@jakekatzman) on


Amadi Chapata’s Birthday, New SCHOOL OF ROCK Cast Members, and more!

Processed with VSCO with c1 preset

Happy birthday to Amadi Chapata (School of Rock)! We hope you had a great day, Amadi!

Congratulations to Ruth Righi and Sammy Ramirez, who both make their Broadway debuts in School of Rock! Find out more:


Yassssssss!!!! So pumped to be apart of the sor fam!!!!! I had the best opening night and will never forget it

A photo posted by Ruth Righi (@thatruthrighi) on

Lots of Broadway kids will appear on “Good Morning America” tomorrow morning at 8:30am with Broadway Shines as a part of GMA’s Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Drive! The coat drive ambassadors include alumni Makenzi Rae Fischbach (Billy Elliot), Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess), and Mary Stewart Sullivan (Enron, A Little Princess). Eduardo Hernandez (On Your Feet), Fabi Aguirre (On Your Feet, Les Miserables), and Kevin Tellez (On Your Feet) are also confirmed to be appearing tomorrow. Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com!

Here’s the newest trailer for “The Son,” which features Sydney Lucas (Fun Home)!


Chloé Bryan (School of Rock) has joined the staged reading of Once On This Island! She will play Little Ti Moune. Get more details:

Toleeya Napolitano (Dream Street) has booked the pilot of “Jambo’s Journey”! She will play the role of Sophia. Find out more:


The kids of School of Rock and Kinky Boots met Bruno Mars and Kevin Costner recently! Check out the pictures on Playbill.com.

The cast of Falsettos will live stream their cast album listening party! Get more information:


Sunday in the Park with George is coming back to Broadway! Find out more on Broadway.com.

Watch the episode of “Blue Bloods” that features Julian Silva (The Lion King) and Leon C. Outlaw Jr. (Motown) on CBS.com!

“Christmas All Over Again,” featuring Gabriel Rush (Billy Elliot), is out now! Here’s a trailer:

Here’s video of Ava Della Pietra (School of Rock) performing at Madison Square Garden!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of On Your Feet, Hairspray Live, School of Rock, Matilda, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Waitress, and Fiddler on the Roof!

A photo posted by Akira Golz (@akira_golz) on


Noah Baird’s Birthday, Julian Silva and Leon C. Outlaw Jr. on “Blue Bloods” Tonight, and more!

Processed with VSCO with c1 preset

Happy birthday to Noah Baird (Matilda)! We hope you had a great day, Noah!

Julian Silva (The Lion King) and Leon C. Outlaw Jr. (Motown) were on tonight’s episode of “Blue Bloods”! Get more details:



Hairspray Live will re-air on NBC on December 26th! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

Gabby Gutierrez (School of Rock) made the honor roll at her school! Congrats, Gabby!


GUESS WHAT? I have 2 certificates! Posted by Mom #proudhonorstudent #veryproudmom #springfieldschools

A photo posted by Gabby 😝 (@gabbyygutierrezz) on

Cate Elefante (Waitress) is featured on NewJerseyHills.com!

We compiled a playlist of clips from Brandon Niederauer‘s (School of Rock) show at the Iridium! Watch it below:

Fabi Aguirre (On Your Feet, Les Miserables) and Eduardo Hernandez (On Your Feet) will guest star on “Mozart in the Jungle”! Look for them in Season 3 Episode 10!


Here’s Zachary Unger (Newsies, Big Fish, Chaplin) and Luca Padovan (School of Rock, Newsies) singing “Come Dancing” at the Newsies 54 Below concert!

And here are pictures from the kids of School of Rock, Waitress, Hairspray Live, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and The Lion King!

A photo posted by Ella Dane Morgan (@ella_dane_) on

A photo posted by Rachel Quiner (@rachelquiner) on


A BRONX TALE Opening Night Photo Coverage, Gypsy of the Year Performers Announced, and more!

bronx-tale

Check out photo coverage from opening night of A Bronx Tale on Broadway.com, Playbill.com, and TheaterMania.com! Also, check out BroadwayWorld’s photos of opening night bows and the after party!

Fiddler on the Roof, The Lion King, On Your Feet, School of Rock, Waitress, and some of the Falsettos stars will all perform and appear at this year’s Gypsy of the Year competition on December 5th and 6th! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Check out the current leading ladies of Matilda chatting about Broadway with former child actor and Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan (The Secret Garden) below or on TheaterMania.com!

Leah, The Forsaken will open Off-Broadway in February! Find out more on MetropolitanPlayhouse.org.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of A Bronx Tale, Hairspray Live, School of Rock, and Radio City Christmas Spectacular!

A photo posted by Gabby (@gabbyygutierrezz) on

A photo posted by Rachel Quiner (@rachelquiner) on

A photo posted by Hayden Bercy (@haydenbercy) on