YBAN at MEDEA, Kaylin Hedges Performs at The Green Room 42 Tonight, and more!

I caught last night’s performance of Medea at BAM, and met Gabriel Amoroso and Emeka Guindo after the show! They both did a fantastic job. You have until February 23rd to catch this contemporary adaptation of a classic!

Tonight, Kaylin Hedges (Kris Kringle) performed songs by Boublil & Schönberg at The Green Room 42! Get more details HERE.

Also coming up are “A Time To Rock” at The Green Room 42 and “Switched” at 54 Below! The lineup for “A Time To Rock,” happening this weekend, will include Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni Matthew Jost (School of Rock), Darrow Golub (School of Rock), Hudson Loverro (School of Rock, A Bronx Tale, Assassins), Chloé Bryan (School of Rock), Ayla Schwartz (Frozen), John Allyn (School of Rock, Peter Pan LIVE), Amanda Swickle (Tink!), Jordan Cole (School of Rock), Bella May Mordus (Make Believe, The Ferryman), Alyssa Marvin (Dream Street, Number the Stars), Kaylin Hedges (Kris Kringle), and Mckayla Twiggs (Anastasia, Les Miserables, Once). Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com!

The lineup for “Switched,” taking place on February 1st, will include alumni Dara Paige Bloomfield (Ragtime), Catherine Ashmore Bradley (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Danielle Melanie Brown (Les Miserables), Winter Donnelly (Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, Frozen), Cristina Faicco-Hall (Les Miserables), Bret Fox (A Christmas Carol), Gianna Harris (School of Rock), Jim Kaplan (School of Rock, The King and I), Sophia Kekllas (School of Rock), Annabelle Kempf (Billy Elliot), Emily Klein (Parade), Cassidy Ladden (Annie, Annie Get Your Gun), Connor Mills (Kinky Boots), Jaclyn Neidenthal (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Kara Oates (Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins), Devynn Pedell (Mary Poppins), and Eric A. Walker Jr. (Kinky Boots). Get tickets on 54Below.com!

Lilla Crawford (Annie, Billy Elliot, New York Spectacular) has been cast in readings of We Are Still Tornadoes on January 28th! Get more details on Playbill.com.

A film version of the musical adaptation of Matilda is in the works! Find out more from WhatsOnStage.com.

Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie) and Roman Engel (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) will appear on a future episode of “Sesame Street”!

Shane Davis (Matilda) appeared on Access Daily this week to promote the upcoming Kidz Bop tour!

And check out this video of Skye Turner (Tina) appearing on “Tamron Hall” this week!

Grace DeAmicis’s Birthday, YBAN at FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, Casting Announced for FLYING OVER SUNSET and THE BEDWETTER, and more!

Happy birthday to Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child)! We hope you had a great day, Grace!

I had the opportunity to see today’s matinee of Forbidden Broadway and to meet Joshua Turchin after the show! You have until February 16th to see this hilarious production at the York Theatre Company; great job, Joshua!

Congratulations to Atticus Ware, who will make his Broadway debut in Flying Over Sunset this spring! See the full casting announcement on Playbill.com.

Congratulations as well to Sami Bray (1984), Zoe Glick (Unknown Soldier, Frozen), Taylor Paige Henderson, Charlotte Macleod, and Emily Zimmerman, who have been cast in Atlantic Theater Company’s The Bedwetter! Get more details on Broadway.com.

Tonight is the series premiere of “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay,” a new Freeform show with Maeve Press (Before Your Very Eyes)! Be sure to tune in!

Trevor is holding Equity auditions next week! Please note that this is separate from the recently announced open call/online submissions. Get information on the Equity Chorus Call for Boy/Girl Dancers, Equity Chorus Call for Boy/Girl Singers, and Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 of Equity Principal Auditions, at the respective links.

You can catch Carlos Carreras (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Carly Gendell (School of Rock), Gianna Harris (School of Rock), Diego Lucano (School of Rock, Pedro Pan, Peace, Love and Cupcakes), Suri Marrero (Frozen, The Lion King), Jacob Morrell (Shadowlands), Madeleine Pace (The Hard Problem, Once), Ana-Sofia Rodriguez (On Your Feet tour), Eli Tokash (Pippin, Finding Neverland), Joshua Turchin (Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), and Keira Belle Young (The Pain of My Belligerence) hanging out at the Broadway Star Project booth during BroadwayCon!

And here are pictures from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Tina, and Forbidden Broadway!




FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Return Engagement Opens, YBAN at WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME National Tour with Rosdely Ciprian, and more!

Tonight, Forbidden Broadway returns to New York City for an engagement at the York Theatre Company! Break a leg to Joshua Turchin and the rest of the cast!

Last night, YBAN founder Lindsay got to see Rosdely Ciprian (What the Constitution Means to Me) perform in the national tour of What the Constitution Means to Me! We love this show and highly recommend it for everyone middle-school-aged and up! “We ALL belong in the Preamble.”

Rileigh McDonald (Matilda, Good for Otto) will guest star on an upcoming episode of ABC’s “Schooled”!

Layla Capers (The Lion King, School of Rock) and Kavon Newman (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) will guest star on “Sesame Street”!

Catch up with 35 former Broadway kids in a feature now on Playbill.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Unknown Soldier, Frozen, and Medea!




FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Extends Run at York Theatre Company, FLYING OVER SUNSET Accepting Submissions, and more!

Forbidden Broadway has extended its run at York Theatre Company! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Flying Over Sunset is taking submissions from boys ages 8-12 who can tap! Get more information:

Go check out the brand new Netflix series “Messiah,” with Nicole Scimeca (Anastasia), streaming now!

Kids from Forbidden Broadway, School of Rock, and more have formed Broadway Kidz Crew! Here’s a peek:

Alumni Jordan Cole (School of Rock), Alyssa Marvin (Number the Stars, Dream Street), and Bella May Mordus (Make Believe, The Ferryman) will rock out at The Green Room 42 as part of “A Time To Rock” on January 19th! Get tickets HERE.

And here are pictures from the kids of Frozen and Sing Street!





Tre Ryder’s Birthday, Raigan Olivia Saunders-Newton Joins “FBI: Most Wanted,” and more!

Happy birthday to Tre Ryder (The Inheritance)! We hope you had a great day, Tre!

Congrats to Raigan Olivia Saunders-Newton (Waitress), who now plays Anais Barnes-Gaines on the new CBS show “FBI: Most Wanted”! The show airs Tuesdays at 10/9c.

Congrats as well to Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) and the cast of “Us,” which won the Critics Choice Award for Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie!

Presley Ryan (Beetlejuice) will take part in G!TALK’s live show at BroadwayCon on January 26th at 10:30am! Get more information HERE.

Disney is holding an open casting call in Houston, TX, in April 2020 for kids for its Broadway and national touring companies of Frozen and The Lion King! Get more details on DisneyOnBroadway.com/Casting.

And here are pictures from the kids of The Lion King, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and Forbidden Broadway!





MEDEA Begins Previews at Brooklyn Academy of Music, TREVOR Holding Open Call, and more!

Happy first preview to the company of Medea at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)! Break a leg, everyone!

Trevor is holding an open call for actors/actresses ages 12-16 both online and in NYC! Get more details here:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice, Frozen, The Inheritance, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Medea, and Dear Evan Hansen!

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YBAN at FROZEN, Pictures from HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, and more!

YBAN blogger Emily and I saw Frozen tonight! Great job to Charlie Tassone, who played Young Anna, and Anna Rae Haller, who played Young Elsa!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Caroline, Or Change, Frozen, Forbidden Broadway, Tina, and Anatomy of a Suicide!











Demi Singleton Cast in “King Richard,” Skye Turner to Appear on “Tamron Hall,” and more!

Demi Singleton (School of Rock, The Lion King) has been cast in the upcoming film “King Richard” as Young Serena Williams! Get more details on Deadline.com.

Skye Turner (Tina) will appear on “Tamron Hall” next week!

Here’s the first trailer for “Brahms: The Boy II,” featuring Christopher Convery (Kinky Boots)! [Warning: Some disturbing content.]

And here are pictures from the kids of Anatomy of a Suicide, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Frozen, and Medea!






TREVOR: THE MUSICAL Coming to Off-Broadway, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Equity Principal Auditions on January 27, and more!

Trevor: The Musical will arrive Off-Broadway this spring! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is holding an EPA on January 27th for potential replacements for all roles! Get audition information on Playbill.com and advice for attending an Equity audition as a non-Equity performer on ActorAesthetic.com.

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) is coming to BroadwayCon!

Also, Andrew shared with Money Magazine what it’s like to make your Broadway debut as 16 years old!

Carly Gold (The Ferryman) will guest star on tonight’s episode of “Evil” on CBS!

Zoe Manarel (Matilda, A Little Princess) has just released her first single, “My Boy”!

You can now stream the second season of “After Forever,” with Finn Douglas (The Costume [Inner Voices], Radio City Christmas Spectacular), on Amazon Prime!

And here are pictures from the kids of Forbidden Broadway and Medea!




SING STREET to Transfer to Broadway, Tickets On Sale for Autism-Friendly Performance of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, and more!

Sing Street, currently playing Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop, will transfer to Broadway this spring! Max William Bartos and alum Sam Poon (Runaways, Macbeth, The King and I), who are in the Off-Broadway cast, are set to move with the show to Broadway. Get more details on Playbill.com. Also, check out Max’s interview with Lancaster Online!

Tickets for the first Autism-friendly performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are now on sale!

A musical version of “The Nanny” is in the works! Find out more on NYTimes.com.

Broadway Week is happening later this month! Get access to 2-for-1 tickets for many Broadway shows HERE.

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) spoke with Broadway Direct about playing Evan Hansen!

Willow McCarthy (The Ferryman, 1984, Matilda) and Carly Gold (The Ferryman) will host Bringing Broadway “To The Stage” this Sunday! Go to 2thestage.com for more details.

Also this Sunday, Hayden Bercy (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) will perform with Shine Theatre Arts Project!

And check out this photo shoot picture from the kids of Beetlejuice!