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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Eli Tokash and Graydon Peter Yosowitz Join Broadway-Aimed TREVOR, Lianah Sta. Ana Performing at Presidential Scholars Event, and more!

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Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin) and Graydon Peter Yosowitz (The Light Years, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown) are among the cast of the Broadway-aimed Trevor the Musical! Get more details on WritersTheatre.org.

Lianah Sta. Ana (Miss Saigon) performed at tonight’s Presidential Scholars event, live streamed on Young Arts’ Facebook page at 5pm PST/8pm EST! Check it out:

Gabriel Rush (Billy Elliot) appeared on “Better Call Saul” tonight at 10pm on AMC!

Here’s a playlist from Rachel Resheff‘s (Fish in the Dark, The People in the Picture, Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, Shrek) recent 54 Below concert!

Check out pictures of the kids of Broadway trading the brand new Lights of Broadway trading cards at Squigs’ unveiling event on Playbill.com and TheaterMania.com!

Entering its 2nd year, Broadway in the Mountains is a performing arts intensive taking place in the Catskills. We spoke with camp director Joseph Baker about the camp’s origins and goals. Check out the interview HERE!

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

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Casting for PEACE, LOVE AND CUPCAKES and FROZEN Announced, SCHOOL OF ROCK to Sing at Sing For Hope Piano, and more!

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The cast of Peace, Love and Cupcakes at this summer’s New York Musical Festival has been announced! It will include Carrie Berk (Camp Rolling Hills), who is also the co-playwright of the show, James Ignacio (The King and I, Camp Rolling Hills), Diego Lucano (School of Rock), Eliza Holland Madore (Matilda, Once), Madison Mullahey (Mary Poppins tour, Shrek tour), Grace Rundhaug (The Sound of Music LIVE, Camp Rolling Hills), Lauren Bryant, Victoria Csatay, Miranda Jo DeMott, Mili Green, David Hoffman (Camp Rolling Hills), Isabelle Livingstone, Cameron Mann, Chloe Manna (Camp Rolling Hills), Merin McCallum (Camp Rolling Hills), Casey Nadzam, Ksenia Nakonechny, Alexa Reeves, Jack Richman, Jamilah Rosemond, Tai Sandhu, Blake Devin Sheridan, and Alex St. Andre. Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com!

Casting has also been announced for the pre-Broadway tryout and Broadway production of Frozen! Congratulations to Audrey Bennett (Amelie, The Sound of Music tour) and Mattea Conforti (Sunday in the Park with George, Matilda), who will alternate as Young Anna, and Brooklyn Nelson (Matilda) and Ayla Schwartz, who will alternate as Young Elsa! The show also marks Ayla’s Broadway debut. Find out more on Playbill.com.

The cast of School of Rock will sing at a Sing For Hope piano on June 20th! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

Waitress, Anastasia, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory have joined the lineup for Broadway in the Boros! Check out the full list of performances on Playbill.com.

Jete Laurence (Number the Stars) will recur on “Younger” and “Sneaky Pete” this season! Find out more:

Cole Bullock (The Lion King) will sing with Lorde on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” next month!

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

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NEWSIES to Return to Movie Theaters, Broadway in Bryant Park Lineup Announced, and more!

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Newsies will return to movie theaters this summer! Get more details on Playbill.com.

This summer’s lineup for Broadway in Bryant Park is set to include Kinky Boots, School of Rock, Waitress, A Bronx Tale, Anastasia, Miss Saigon, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and many others! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Nili Kepets (Dream Street) appears in this commercial for Luna Park Coney Island!

Alumni Devynn Pedell (Mary Poppins), Matthew Gumley (Elf, The Addams Family, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast), and Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story) have joined the cast of Happily: The Musical at New York Musical Festival! Check it out:

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

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FALSETTOS to Screen in Theaters July 12th, Pictures from ON YOUR FEET, and more!

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Falsettos will screen in movie theaters on July 12th! Look for your nearest theater HERE.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of On Your Feet, Anastasia, Marvin’s Room, Miss Saigon, School of Rock, A Bronx Tale, Waitress, and Kinky Boots!

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MARVIN’S ROOM Begins Previews, Kara Oates Joins NAPOLI, BROOKLYN Off-Broadway, and more!

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Happy first preview to the company of Marvin’s Room! Break a leg, everyone!

Congratulations to alum Kara Oates (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot), who has joined the cast of Off-Broadway’s Napoli, Brooklyn!


Several alumni will take part in a reading of a film by 14-year-old Brynne Norquist! The cast includes Sophie Knapp (Once, Dream Street, A Little Princess), Ashley Lanzoni (Dream Street), Haley Lanzoni, Madeleine Pace (Once), and Emily Rosenfeld (New York Spring Spectacular, Annie). Here’s a picture of Madeleine with Brynne!

Anthony Rosenthal will perform on the Tony Awards with his Falsettos castmates, according to this interview!

Akira Golz (Matilda) has booked a print ad for Under Armour!

Graydon Peter Yosowitz (The Light Years, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown) will provide voiceover for the new Paw Patrol video game!

Julian Silva (The Lion King) has booked a video game spot!

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

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY and HOLIDAY INN Cast Albums Streaming Now, ANIMAL Extends Run, and more!

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The cast albums for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Holiday Inn are streaming now!

Animal has extended its run at Atlantic Theater Company! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Beada Briglia (Matilda), Evie Dolan (School of Rock), Alexa Shae Niziak (Matilda, A Christmas Story, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Ashley Brooke (Doctor Zhivago, Dream Street), Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock), and Lucas Schultz (A Little Princess) have all joined the lineup for Henry, Sweet Henry at 54 Below! Find out more HERE.

You can catch Christopher Paul Richards (Finding Neverland) in “Me, Myself, and I” on CBS this fall! Get more information on IMDb.com.

New York theatre industry professionals will get a sneak peek at PBS’s recording of Falsettos! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Check out these pictures from last Monday, when YBAN founder Lindsay saw School of Rock! Great job, everyone!

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

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YBAN at ANASTASIA and KINKY BOOTS, Abigail Paige Murphy Sings “Journey to the Past,” and more!

YBAN founder Lindsay saw Anastasia this afternoon and Kinky Boots tonight! Here are some pictures she took at both shows:

Watch Abigail Paige Murphy (Dream Street) sing “Journey to the Past”!

Get a glimpse at auditions for Radio City Christmas Spectacular!

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

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Athan Sporek to Depart A BRONX TALE, Sophia Anne Caruso Takes Part in BEETLEJUICE Staged Reading, and more!

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Athan Sporek (Les Miserables, A Day by the Sea) will play his final performance in A Bronx Tale on June 11th. Go see him before he leaves!

Sophia Anne Caruso (Blackbird, Lazarus, The Nether, Ruthless!, The Sound of Music LIVE) took part in the recent staged reading of Beetlejuice! Congrats, Sophia!


Watch Caleb McLaughlin‘s (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) full performance on Lip Sync Battle!

Eduardo Hernandez (On Your Feet) and Madison Elizabeth Lagares (On Your Feet) talked to Newsday! Read the article HERE.

Read a Tristin and Tyler interview with Madeleine Pace (Once) about NYC, acting, and apps, featuring photography and fashion styling by Tiffany Casanova, on TristinAndTyler.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, On Your Feet, Miss Saigon, Anastasia, and 1984!

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Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb McLaughlin on Lip Sync Battle Tonight, SCHOOL OF ROCK and KINKY BOOTS to Perform at the Intrepid, and more!

Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) and Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) appeared on tonight’s Lip Sync Battle at 10pm on Spike!

The casts of School of Rock and Kinky Boots are among the shows that will perform at the Intrepid Museum this Saturday! Get more details on Playbill.com.

NBC has pushed back Bye Bye Birdie and will not produce a musical this December. Find out more on Playbill.com.

Athan Sporek (A Bronx Tale, A Day by the Sea, Les Miserables) will perform at Stars in the Alley! Check out the full lineup on Broadway.com.

The Anastasia cast album is due out June 9th, and you can get a sneak peek via Entertainment Weekly!

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

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