GiaNina Paolantonio’s Birthday, Brooklyn Shuck to Join LES MIS, and more!

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Happy Birthday to GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda)! We hope you had a great day.

Brooklyn Shuck (Annie, Tuck Everlasting, Matilda) will join Les Miserables at the end of the month in the ensemble as well as cover Young Cosette and Young Eponine. Congrats, Brooklyn!

Carly Gendell (School Of Rock) will take over the School of Rock Instagram account at their Tonys party right after the ceremony! Go check them out at https://www.instagram.com/sormusical/. Also in School of Rock news, the kids were featured in an article in a Variety article about kids on Broadway. Read it HERE.

The current lineup of Cabaret for a Cause is below! A full cast announced is to come on Monday.

Lots of alumni news! Grace Capeless (The Lion King, Matilda) booked a Rap Game promo for Lifetime and you can find behind-the-scenes photos from that at her FB page. Stephen Sayegh (A Little Princess) appeared on the most recent episode of “Inside Amy Schumer” on Comedy Central! We will have video soon. And lastly, the trailer for “Stranger Things”, feat. Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King) and Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables) is out now! Watch below:

The cast of On Your Feet will perform at A Capitol Fourth, a 4th of July celebration on PBS, on July 4th at 8pm! The full line-up can be found at BroadwayWorld.com.

Josh Colley and Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown) appeared on NY1 to promote their show! Watch the interview at NY1.com.

The kids of School Of Rock watched their co-star Alex Brightman receive his Sardi’s carciature! Check out photo coverage over at TheatreMania.com.

Check out video of the kids of Fun Home helping to paint the Fun Home-themed Sing for Hope piano!

And here are more pictures from the kids of Les Miserables, She Loves Me, Matilda, School of Rock, Kinky Boots, New York Spring Spectacular, On Your Feet, The King and I, and Waitress!



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Drama Desk Awards Tonight, Stars in the Alley Photos and Videos, and more!

Good luck to all of tonight’s Drama Desk Award nominees!

Check out pictures from Friday’s Stars in the Alley on Playbill.com and TheaterMania.com! Also, watch performance videos from She Loves Me, Tuck Everlasting, and Fun Home!

Read an interview with Abigail Shapiro (Liberty) and Milly Shapiro (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Matilda) on SaysMeSaysMom.com!

Watch Randy Rainbow’s interview with the Matildas of Matilda below or on BroadwayWorld.com!

Casey Butler (Finding Neverland) and Mary Stewart Sullivan (A Little Princess, Enron) will take part in a reading of Florinda’s Time on June 12th and 13th! Get more information in the picture below:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of On Your Feet, Ruthless!, 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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Ava Della Pietra’s Birthday; YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN Opens; and more!

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Happy birthday to Ava Della Pietra (School of Rock)! We hope you had a great day, Ava!

Happy opening to the cast of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown! We wish you all broken legs tonight!

YBAN’s Lindsay saw School of Rock last night and loved it, and is seeing Matilda tonight! She also got to meet Tahlia Ellie (The Gray Man) at School of Rock! Here are her pictures:

In case you missed it, here’s Zachary Unger (Newsies, Chaplin, Big Fish) on “Containment”! You can also watch it on Vimeo.

Zachary Unger – Containment #106: “He Stilled the Rising Tumult” from RipIt on Vimeo.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of On Your Feet, Dream Street, Waitress, New York Spectacular, Finding Neverland, Tuck Everlasting, Fun Home, and School of Rock!

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Gabriella Pizzolo and Holly Taylor Featured on Backstage.com, SCHOOL OF ROCK Videos, and more!

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Gabriella Pizzolo (Fun Home, Matilda) and Holly Taylor (Billy Elliot) are featured on Backstage.com! Read the article HERE.

Check out these videos of the cast of School of Rock performing “Back in Black,” Gianna Harris (School of Rock) singing “Wings,” and Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) playing “Purple Rain”!

Here’s Abigail Dylan Harrison (Ruthless!) singing “Snowman”!

Watch the kids of Matilda #SlamALS in this video!

Learn more about the new Ziggy Bear tradition for the kids of Broadway on Playbill.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, School of Rock, Matilda, On Your Feet, and She Loves Me!


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FIDDLER and SHE LOVES ME Celebrate Harnick & Bock Way, Isabela Moner in New Movies, and more!

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The casts of Fiddler on the Roof and She Loves Me celebrated Harnick & Bock Way! Check out pictures on Playbill.com.

Congratulations to Isabela Moner (Evita), who has joined “The Nut Job 2” and “Transformers 5”! Get more information on her IMDb page.

Watch Nathaniel Cullors (Motown) sing the National Anthem HERE!

Congratulations to Raquel Wallace (Dream Street), who danced with Justin Bieber in his world tour last night! Find out more in the post below:

Here’s Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) playing with Nth Power!

Check out this video of Gianna Harris (School of Rock) singing “One Moment in Time”!

Check out pictures from yesterday’s Drama Desk nominee reception on Playbill.com and BroadwayWorld.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The King and I, Matilda, Tuck Everlasting, School of Rock, Waitress, and more!


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RUTHLESS! Show Clips, Oscar Williams and Benjamin Harding Hosting “This Way to Broadway,” and more!

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Here are a few show clips from Ruthless!

Oscar Williams (Fun Home) and Benjamin Harding (Matilda) will host “This Way to Broadway” this weekend, which features lots of our alumni! Get more information about the event on BroadwayWorld.com.

Here’s video of Abigail Dylan Harrison (Ruthless!) singing “Small”!

In case you missed it, here’s the Broadway.com Fresh Face feature on Sarah Charles Lewis (Tuck Everlasting)!

Here’s Nicholas Barasch (She Loves Me, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, West Side Story) and Rachel Resheff (Fish in the Dark, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins, Shrek, The People in the Picture) singing “Everything Has Changed” at Rachel’s recent 54 Below cabaret!

Here’s Jersey Sullivan (School of Rock) performing “Landslide”!

Congratulations to Toleeya Napolitano (Dream Street) and Tahlia Ellie (The Gray Man) (along with Nick Berninger and Victoria Csatay, also in KOTA’s School of Rock right now), who have all been accepted into Papermill Playhouse’s summer conservatory! Here’s Toleeya, Tahlia, and Nick together:

The Matildas learned how to bake at Schmackary’s! Watch the video below or on BroadwayWorld.com!

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


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Eli Tokash’s Birthday, THE CRUCIBLE and LES MISERABLES Win Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, and more!

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Happy birthday to Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin)! We hope you had a great day, Eli!

Congratulations to the companies of The Crucible and Les Miserables, which both won Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards! Get the full list of winners HERE.

Meet the cast of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown on TheaterMania.com!

Watch Nicholas Barasch (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, West Side Story) and his She Loves Me castmates perform on the Today Show on Today.com or below!

Here’s video of the Shapiro Sisters singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”!

Join Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) and Evie Dolan (School of Rock) at Guitar Mash’s Teen Mash Mob in NYC! Get more details below:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, On Your Feet, Finding Neverland, Waitress, Matilda, Fun Home, and Disaster!


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SHE LOVES ME on Today Show Tomorrow, DISASTER! To Close on Sunday, and more!

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Tomorrow, Nicholas Barasch (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, West Side Story) and the cast of She Loves Me will perform on the Today Show! Make sure to tune in!

Disaster! has announced that it will close this Sunday. Go see it as soon as possible! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com. Also, check out the videos below of Baylee Littrell (Disaster!) singing with his dad and getting ready backstage!

Ruthless! has extended its Off-Broadway run again! See it through September 10th! Find out more on TheaterMania.com.

Congratulations to Aidan Fong and Kasey YouMe Lee, who are making their Broadway debuts in The King and I! Get more information on LCT.org.

The Winter’s Tale is coming to NY Classical Theatre this summer! Find out more about the production on NewYorkClassical.org.

The Today Show performance of Tuck Everlasting has been moved to May 13th due to bad weather!

Congratulations to Maya Jade Frank (Evita, A Little Princess), who has booked a recurring role on a TV series! Get more information in the Facebook post below:

Madeleine Pace (Once) is a Youth Advocate for Free2Luv, and today she is helping raise money to #RockKindness and stand up to bullying! Find out more HERE or in the picture below:

And here are pictures from the kids of Matilda, School of Rock, The King and I, On Your Feet, Finding Neverland, and The Lion King!


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