FALSETTOS and A DAY BY THE SEA Casting, ANASTASIA Coming to Broadway April 2017, and more!

Congratulations to Anthony Rosenthal (Newsies tour), who will make his Broadway debut in Falsettos! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Congratulations to Kylie McVey and Athan Sporek (Les Miserables), who have joined the cast of A Day By the Sea at the Mint Theater Company! Find out more on MintTheater.org.

Anastasia will open on Broadway in April 2017! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

Hayden Wall (School of Rock, Soul Doctor) appeared on “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” over the weekend! Watch below:

Matilda, Motown, Finding Neverland, Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables, Waitress, Kinky Boots, Fun Home, and Ruthless! will perform at Broadway in Bryant Park this summer! Get more details on Playbill.com.

The cast of Fun Home celebrated Pride over the weekend! Check out photos on Playbill.com.

Congratulations to the kids who performed in Broadway Kids for Orlando! Our alumni who participated include Ripley Sobo (Runaways, Matilda, Once), Frenie Acoba (Runaways, Matilda), Zachary Brod (Dream Street, On A Stool At The End of a Bar), Taylor Caldwell (Runaways, School of Rock), Maddox Elliot (Dream Street), Tori Feinstein (Matilda, How the Grinch Stole Christmas), Luka Kain (South Pacific), Marquise Neal (Dream Street, Kinky Boots), Kara Oates (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot), William Poon (The King and I), Sam Poon (Runaways, The King and I, Macbeth), Rachel Resheff (Fish in the Dark, The People in the Picture, Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, Shrek), Brooklyn Shuck (Les Miserables, Tuck Everlasting, Matilda, Annie), and Chris Sumpter (Runaways, Matilda).

Tre Jones (The Lion King) does the Trillionaire Tag in the video below:

Tonight was Kids of the Arts’ Love is Love event at the Triad! It featured YBAN alumni Neil McCaffrey (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, Bye Bye Birdie), Frenie Acoba (Runaways, Matilda), Taylor Caldwell (Runaways, School of Rock), Olivia Chun (The King and I), Elizabeth Crawford (Tuck Everlasting), Meg Donnelly (The Sound of Music LIVE), Adam Dorfman (A Little Princess), Christie Kim (The King and I), Sophie Knapp (Dream Street, Once, A Little Princess), David Gabriel Lerner (Mary Poppins), Tori Murray (Ruthless!), Marquise Neal (Dream Street, Kinky Boots), Michael Nigro (The Sound of Music LIVE), Devynn Pedell (Mary Poppins), Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King), Sadie Seelert (A Little Princess), Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story), Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess), Ava Ulloa (Matilda), Violet Young (Number the Stars), and Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home, A Little Princess), who will make a special appearance to sing “Ring of Keys.” Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Watch the trailer for “The New Edition Story,” featuring Jahi Diallo Winston (The Lion King) and Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek), on Bet.com!

Tori Murray (Ruthless!) returns to 54 Below on July 14th! Find out more on 54Below.com.

Get your tickets for Cabaret for a Cause, which will feature alumni Nia Sioux (Trip of Love), Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home, A Little Princess), Ava Briglia (Matilda), Beada Briglia (Matilda), Lilyana Cornell (Les Miserables), Ava DeMary (Matilda, Billy Elliot, Evita), Cole Alex Edelstein (Matilda), Maya Grace Fischbein (Fun Home), Sophia Gennusa (Doctor Zhivago, Matilda), Abbey Rose Gould (A Little Princess), Evan Gray (Matilda), Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables), Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda), Zell Steele Morrow (Fun Home), Brooklyn Nelson (Matilda), Taylor Richardson (Smokefall, Annie, A Christmas Memory), David Rosenthal (Matilda), Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess), Mckayla Twiggs (Les Miserables, Once), and Corinne Wilson (School of Rock). Find out more in the Facebook post below:

And here are pictures from the kids of Broadway Kids for Orlando, Fiddler on the Roof, The King and I, On Your Feet, New York Spectacular, The Lion King, A Day By the Sea, Fun Home, and School of Rock!


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Fabi Aguirre’s Birthday, THE KING AND I and YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN Close, and more!

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Happy belated birthday to Fabi Aguirre (On Your Feet, Les Miserables)! We hope you had a great day, Fabi!

Happy trails to the companies of The King and I and You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, which both finished their runs today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you.

In case you missed it, check out complete coverage from opening night of New York Spectacular on Playbill.com and Broadway.com, and BroadwayWorld’s Part One and Part Two!

The livestream of She Loves Me will be available for up to one week after the event! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Maya Grace Fischbein will perform the role of Christian in Fun Home July 1-3! Go see her in the show, and find out more in her post:

Here’s a clip from Ruthless!

And here are pictures from the kids of School of Rock, The King and I, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Liberty, Les Miserables, Matilda, She Loves Me, and Waitress!


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LIBERTY First Preview, Niles Fitch on “Mistresses” Tonight, and more!

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First, we wanted to wish our founder Lindsay a very happy birthday! We hope you had a great day, Lindsay!

Happy first preview to Liberty! We are wishing “broken legs” to Abigail Shapiro and the company for tonight!

Tonight, Niles Fitch (The Lion King) is back on “Mistresses” at 10:00pm! Get more details HERE.

Congratulations to the companies of She Loves Me, Fiddler on the Roof, Waitress, and The Crucible, which all won Drama Desk Awards! Check out the full list of nominees and winners on TheaterMania.com.

Evie Dolan (School of Rock) is featured in The Broadsheet! Read the article HERE.

The King and I has announced a closing date of June 26th. Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Fiddler on the Roof, Dream Street, New York Spectacular, Waitress, School of Rock, and Matilda!


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CHARLIE BROWN Cast Album Available for Pre-Order, Jake Katzman in “Into the Wild” Reading, and more!

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You can pre-order the You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown cast album now! Get more information on BroadwayRecords.com.

Congratulations to Jake Katzman (Kinky Boots), who will take part in an upcoming reading of Into the Wild! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Here’s video of the cast of Fiddler on the Roof performing at Stars in the Alley on Friday!

YBAN’s Lindsay saw The King and I recently and loved it! Check out her pictures below:

Watch Jenna Ortega (New York Spectacular) talk with Pix11 about her show below or on Pix11.com!

Check out video from the You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown afterparty HERE!

See Joshua Colley (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Les Miserables, Newsies) and Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess) on NY1 HERE!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Tuck Everlasting, Charlie Brown, Matilda, Fun Home, She Loves Me, and School of Rock!


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CHARLIE BROWN News, YBAN at THE KING AND I, and more!

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There has been a ton of news about You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown! First, check out opening night pictures on BroadwayWorld.com and TheaterMania.com. Also, the Charlie Brown kids did a Q&A with TheaterMania–read it HERE. Finally, Charlie Brown will get a cast recording! Get more information about that on TheaterMania.com.

YBAN’s founder Lindsay is seeing The King and I tonight! Here’s her picture from it so far:

Watch the finale of the Tuck Everlasting vlog “Forever 17” on Broadway.com!

Performers from our featured shows She Loves Me, Matilda, On Your Feet, Tuck Everlasting, and Fun Home, as well as many other Broadway shows, will perform at Stars in the Alley this Friday! Get more information on Playbill.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Charlie Brown, School of Rock, and Fun Home!


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YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN Opening Night, TUCK EVERLASTING To Close, and more!

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Happy first performance to the company of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown! Break a leg!

Tuck Everlasting has announced that it will play its final performance this weekend. Go see it while you have the chance, it’s amazing! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

Teen Mash Mob, with special guest Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock), will be held on June 2nd! Find out more on TheWaster.com!

Get a peek at the kids of The King and I singing “Getting to Know You” with Marin Mazzie below or on NYTimes.com!

Bonale Fambrini (The King and I) took part in the Caesar and Cleopatra reading with Gingold Theatrical Group’s Project Shaw! Get more details and check out pictures on BroadwayWorld.com.

Get to know Luca Padovan (School of Rock, Newsies) in a feature on Playbill.com!

Check out fan gifts and Dollar Friday on “Forever 17,” courtesy of Tuck Everlasting, on Broadway.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Finding Neverland, She Loves Me, Violet, Tuck Everlasting, Matilda, School of Rock, and The Gray Man!


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KING AND I Kids Welcome Their Co-Stars, Alumni Hit the Stage and Screen, and more!

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The kids of The King and I welcomed their new stars Daniel Dae Kim and Marin Mazzie with a party! Check out pictures from TheatreMania.com.

Our alumni are staying busy! Bailey Ryon (Matilda) is now starring as Mary in The Secret Garden at Arden Theatre in Philadelphia through June 19th. To get more info, go to Philly.com. And Grayson Taylor (Mothers and Sons, New York Spring Spectacular) guest starred on Inside Amy Schumer this week in a sketch parodying “The Knick”. He is wearing black facial hair and a stethescope. Watch below! (P.S.: Do not watch if you are squeamish!)

 

 

And here are more pictures and video from the kids of Tuck Everlasting, School of Rock, Kinky Boots, Ruthless!, and Matilda!


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Christie Kim’s Birthday, MATILDA and THE KING AND I Cast Departures, and more!

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Happy birthday to Christie Kim (The King and I)! We hope you had a great day, Christie!

Happy Trails to Alexandra Vlachos, who finished her run as the title role in Matilda last night! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Ali!

Happy Trails as well to Lynn Masako Cheng and Adriana Braganza, who played their final performance as Royal Children in The King and I today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for both of you!

The Lucille Lortel Awards are tonight! Break a leg to Sophia Anne Caruso (Lazarus, The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!), who is nominated!

Lilyana Cornell will return to Les Miserables soon for 2 weeks! More details to come.

Tunes in Times Square was today, featuring a lot of young Broadway talent! Find out more about the event HERE.

Over the weekend at School of Rock, Gavin Kim and Jersey Sullivan debuted as Zack and Hayden Wall (Soul Doctor) played Mason! Congrats to all! Check out their pictures from this weekend below:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, On Your Feet, Matilda, Fun Home, Waitress, and She Loves Me!


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FUN HOME Standby Performance Schedule, Alexa Valentino at Bullys Against Bullies and A Mighty Lass, and more!

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We now have some Small Alison performance dates for the Fun Home standbys! Alessandra Baldacchino (A Little Princess) will appear as Small Alison from May 5th to May 8th, and Maya Grace Fischbein will perform the role on May 3rd and May 4th! Get more information in the girls’ posts below:

Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars) has a lot coming up! She will speak and perform at Bullys Against Bullies on Long Island on June 11th–get more information in the picture below, and get tickets HERE. Alexa will also be performing her song “Free 2 Love” and speaking at A Mighty Lass on June 18th, also on Long Island. Find out more about that event on AMightyLass.com.

There’s been a ton of Tuck Everlasting press recently! Check out photos from the show’s Gypsy Robe ceremony on BroadwayWorld.com, opening night pictures on TheaterMania.com and Playbill.com, and pictures from opening night bows on BroadwayWorld.com. Also, Broadway.com spent opening night with cast member Sarah Charles Lewis–check out those pictures HERE. Finally, watch video footage from Broadway.com, TheaterMania.com, and BroadwayWorld.com below:

Watch an NBC New York feature about The King and I‘s autism-friendly performance below:

Here’s video of the cast of School of Rock performing with Stevie Nicks at the Easter Bonnet event!

Congratulations to Nicholas Barasch (She Loves Me, West Side Story, The Mystery of Edwin Drood), who is this year’s recipient of the Theatre World Awards’ Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence! Get more information:

This year’s Drama Desk nominations have been announced; Nicholas Barasch and Baylee Littrell (Disaster!) have both been nominated! Get a full list of the nominees, with our featured shows bolded, HERE.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Tuck Everlasting, School of Rock, Fun Home, She Loves Me, and Waitress!


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WAITRESS Opening Night, Aviva Winick Joins the Company of MATILDA, and more!

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Happy opening to the company of Waitress! Congratulations to Claire and McKenna Keane and everyone else involved!

Congratulations to Aviva Winick (The Sound of Music tour, Grinch tour), who made her Broadway debut as the title role in Matilda today! Get more information in KOTA’s post:

“Little Boxes” is coming to Netflix! Congrats to Oona Laurence (Matilda), Gabriel Rush (Billy Elliot), and Colin Critchley (New York Spring Spectacular, Kinky Boots, Waiting for Godot), who are all featured in it. Get more information on Variety.com.

Lots of Broadway kids will be performing at Tunes in Times Square on May 1st! Get more information on MagicalMusic.org.

Get discount tickets to School of Rock for this Tuesday night! Check out the Instagram post below for the discount code and more information:

Congratulations to Holly Taylor (Billy Elliot), who has booked a lead role in a feature film! Find out more below:

Check out these video highlights from Waitress!

Here’s video of Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) performing “Ring of Keys” after a performance of Disaster!

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


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