Samuel Li Weintraub Departs MISS SAIGON, Photo Coverage from Broadway Barks, and more!

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Happy Trails to Samuel Li Weintraub, who has played his final performance as Tam in Miss Saigon! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Samuel!


Check out photo coverage of lots of our alumni at Broadway Barks on TheaterMania.com, Playbill.com, and BroadwayWorld.com!

Madeleine Pace (Once) will take part in a reading of a musical of Jane Eyre! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

The kids of School of Rock are set to perform at Broadway in Bryant Park this Thursday! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars) is going on a mini tour next month! Find out more:

Here’s Ryan Sell‘s performance schedule for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory through September 10th!

Sophia Kekllas will go on as Shonelle in School of Rock on July 22nd and 23rd!


The next Cabaret for a Cause is set for September 18th at the Metropolitan Room! It will be hosted by “Master Chef Jr” kids Cydney Sherman and Gonzalo Ingram. Performers include Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home, A Little Princess), Ava DeMary (Matilda, Evita, Billy Elliot), Cole Alex Edelstein (Matilda), Carly Gendell (School of Rock), Sophia Gennusa (Camp Rolling Hills, Doctor Zhivago, Matilda), Danielle Gordon (Les Miserables), Sarah Charles Lewis (Tuck Everlasting), Diego Lucano (Peace, Love and Cupcakes, School of Rock), Rileigh McDonald (Matilda), Sawyer Nunes (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Finding Neverland, Matilda), Sam Poon (Runaways, The King and I, Macbeth), Taylor Richardson (Smokefall, Annie, A Christmas Memory), Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story), Sadie Seelert (A Little Princess, Mary Poppins), Emerson Steele (Violet), Mckayla Twiggs (Anastasia, Les Miserables, Once), Ava Ulloa (Matilda), and Kaci Walfall (The Lion King). Get tickets HERE!

Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) will play Detroit next month! Find out more:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of 1984, Frozen, On Your Feet, Peace, Love and Cupcakes, School of Rock, Waitress, and Anastasia!

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Cast Album Released in Stores, New SCHOOL OF ROCK Cast Members, and more!

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The cast album of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was released in stores today!

Congratulations to Zachary Zwelling, Levi Buksbazen, John Allyn (Peter Pan Live), Gabrielle Greene, and Cory Leventhal, who will join the cast of School of Rock in the roles of Zack, Freddy, Billy, Shonelle, and James, respectively! Their first performance will be on July 31st, following the final performance of current cast members Brandon Niederauer, Raghav Mehrotra, Jersey Sullivan, Gianna Harris, and Sammy Ramirez on July 30th. Get more information on Playbill.com!

“The Beguiled,” with Emma Howard (Violet, Matilda) and Oona Laurence (Matilda), is out in limited release today! Here’s a picture from the film:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of 1984, Kinky Boots, School of Rock, Anastasia, Waitress, On Your Feet, and The Lion King!

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THE TRAVELING LADY Begins Previews, Zoe Wilson Joins PLAY LIKE A WINNER at NYMF, and more!

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Happy first preview to The Traveling Lady at the Cherry Lane Theater! Break a leg to Korinne Tetlow and the company!

Congratulations to Zoe Wilson (Three Days to See), who will star in New York Musical Festival’s Play Like a Winner! Get more information:

Go check out “Captain Underpants,” which includes ADR/background voices from Mia Sinclair Jenness (Les Miserables, Number the Stars, The Sound of Music LIVE)!

Take a look at photo coverage from opening night of Animal at Atlantic Theater Company on TheaterMania.com and BroadwayWorld.com!

Lots of kids, including alumni Danielle Becht (Dream Street), Hayden Bercy (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Kyla Carter (Number the Stars), Olivia Fanders (A Little Princess, 4:48 Psychosis), Nili Kepets (Dream Street), Julia Lipzstein (Dream Street), and Simone Vysnovsky (Dream Street), will be performing in A Class Act NY’s next cabaret, with Presley Ryan (Fun Home, The Sound of Music LIVE, A Little Princess) hosting! Find out more:

Here’s a clip from The Public Theater’s gala!

Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables) has booked an episode of “Mysteries at the Museum” on Travel Channel! Here she is on set:


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

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ANIMAL Opens at Atlantic Theater Company, Lilla Crawford Joins Nick Jr. Series “Sunny Day,” and more!

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First, we want to wish a happy birthday to YBAN founder Lindsay! We hope you had a great day!

Happy Opening to Fina Strazza (Matilda) and the company of Animal at Atlantic Theater Company! Break a leg!

Congrats to Lilla Crawford (New York Spectacular, Annie, Billy Elliot), who will star in the new Nick Jr. series “Sunny Day”! Watch a sneak peek HERE.

Check out pictures from The Public Theater’s gala on TheaterMania.com!

Take a look at photos from Stars in the Alley on Broadway.com!

Check out more photo coverage from the Falsettos screening on BroadwayWorld.com!

Pennsylvania fans! You can see alum Avey Noble (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) in The Nerd at Bucks County Playhouse! Find out more about the production on Playbill.com.

Watch the full Encourage Kids event below, featuring kids from School of Rock, Les Miserables, Amelie, and more!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Miss Saigon, A Bronx Tale, and Kinky Boots!

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Liam Campora Joins MARVIN’S ROOM, Public Theater Gala Tonight with Sydney Lucas and RUNAWAYS Cast, and more!

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Congratulations to Liam Campora (Beauty and the Beast tour), who has joined the cast of Marvin’s Room, understudying the role of Charlie! The show will be Liam’s Broadway debut.


MARVIN'S ROOM☀️ So excited to be apart of this wonderful show! @rtc_nyc #MarvinsRoomBway

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Tonight is the Public Theater’s Gala with Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) and the cast of New York City Center’s Runaways! Get more information on PublicTheater.org.

Check out pictures from the cast of Falsettos celebrating their PBS recording on TheaterMania.com!

Christopher Paul Richards (Finding Neverland) will appear in the upcoming film “Professor Marston & the Wonder Women”! Find out more on IMDb.com.

Rileigh McDonald (Matilda) has booked a major TV role! Stay tuned for more:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, A Bronx Tale, School of Rock, On Your Feet, Kinky Boots, Miss Saigon, and Waitress!

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RUNAWAYS Cast Joins Hair To Hamilton Gala at The Public Theater, WAITRESS on “Good Morning America,” and more!

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The cast of Runaways has joined the lineup of The Public Theater’s Hair To Hamilton Gala! Get your tickets HERE.

Ella Dane Morgan appeared on “Good Morning America” with her Waitress castmates today! Watch their performance on Playbill.com, and check out the Facebook Live video that “GMA” did with the cast below:

Did you know that five Broadway kids are nominated for Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards? Savvy Crawford (Amelie, A Little Princess), Jake Ryan Flynn (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Ryan Foust (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Ryan Sell (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), and Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos) are all in the running. There’s one more day of voting left; cast your vote HERE!

Here’s the first promotional art for “Rise” on NBC, featuring Taylor Richardson (Smokefall, A Christmas Memory, Annie), Brett Gray (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), and Brooklyn Shuck (Les Miserables, Tuck Everlasting, Matilda, Annie)!

Mehret Marsh (The Lion King) has booked an independent film! Here she is on set:


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

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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!


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:


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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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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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FALSETTOS to Air on PBS, Shahadi Wright Joseph on Radio Disney Today, and more!

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ShowTickets.com now has discounted tickets to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! Check out the banner to the right for more info!

Falsettos has announced that it will air on PBS; the air date is TBA. Find out more on TheaterMania.com!

Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) was on Radio Disney today at 4pm PST/7pm EST! Find out more:


Tonight, Mia Sinclair Jenness (Les Miserables, Number the Stars, The Sound of Music LIVE) will appear on “Joe’s Pub Presents: A Holiday Special” at 10pm on IFC! Get more details on IndieWire.com.

Lots of Broadway kids got together for the annual coat drive–check out pictures on BroadwayWorld.com!

Waitress, She Loves Me, Blackbird, the Encores production of Sunday in the Park with George, and The Crucible are all listed among the top New York theatre of 2016 according to Deadline.com!

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

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