Broadway Goes Dark and Off-Broadway Cancels and Suspends Shows Due to Coronavirus, and more

Please see below for a list of shows, performances, and auditions that have either been cancelled or suspended due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), and get more details on each show at the links provided:

Cancelled:

Suspended:

  • All Broadway shows, through April 12th. Of our featured shows, this includes:
    • Beetlejuice
    • Caroline, Or Change, which was scheduled to begin previews March 13th
    • Flying Over Sunset, which was scheduled to begin previews tonight, March 12th
    • Frozen
    • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
    • The Inheritance, which was scheduled to close this weekend
    • The Lion King
    • Mrs. Doubtfire, which was in previews and was scheduled to open April 5th
    • Sing Street, which was scheduled to begin previews March 26th
  • Whisper House (along with other shows playing at 59E59) will resume performances on April 1st

Other News

Dara Paige Bloomfield (Ragtime) has joined the upcoming Ragtime benefit concert! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out this promo for Trevor, and get tickets; previews begin April 7th!

Presley Ryan took part in a special post-show talkback Q&A at Beetlejuice with current Girl Scouts!

And check out these photos from Unknown Soldier, Whisper House, and Flying Over Sunset:

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Photo Credit: Hunter Canning

MEDEA Closes at BAM, Presley Ryan to Depart BEETLEJUICE This Month, and more!

Happy Trails to the company of Medea at BAM! We can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you!

Presley Ryan will depart Beetlejuice on March 29th. Go see her before then if you can! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Mrs. Doubtfire will offer digital rush tickets! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

“From Dreams to Broadway” featured performances by kids from Forbidden Broadway, School of Rock, and more!

You can hear the voice of Catherine Ashmore Bradley (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) on the Noggin app when you play the “Super Silly Surprise Party” game!

Here’s a new trailer for “Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” with Talia Ryder (Matilda), arriving in New York City and Los Angeles on March 13th and everywhere on April 3rd!

Deandre Sevon (Runaways, Mother Courage and Her Children) has released a new single called “Wonderland”!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Mrs. Doubtfire, Caroline, Or Change, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Medea, Tina, The Lion King, Frozen, and Flying Over Sunset!
















Jayden Theophile’s Birthday, Korinne Tetlow, Viva Boresi, and Allie Trimm Cast in ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME in Chicago, and more!

Happy birthday to Jayden Theophile (Tina)! We hope you had a great day, Jayden!

Congratulations to Korinne Tetlow (The Traveling Lady, If Only), Viva Boresi, and alum Allie Trimm (13, Bye Bye Birdie), who have been cast in the Broadway-bound Once Upon A One More Time! The show will play Chicago this spring, with Korinne as Little Girl, Viva as the standby for Little Girl, and Allie as Little Mermaid. Read the full announcement HERE.

Oresteia will play Off-Broadway at Park Avenue Armory this summer, and they are casting kids! Get information on the EPA on Playbill.com, and advice for attending an Equity audition as a non-Equity performer HERE.

The Broadway production of Frozen is holding an Equity Principal Audition for all principal roles, including Young Anna and Young Elsa! Get more details on the audition on Playbill.com, and advice for attending an Equity audition as a non-Equity performer HERE.

GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda, “Dance Moms”) will teach a Matilda jazz dance class on March 19th, not March 14th as was previously announced. The class will take place in New Jersey; see the flyer below for more details!

The cast of Caroline, Or Change met the press last week! Check out pictures on BroadwayWorld.com.

Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie), Cate Elefante (Waitress), and Jacob Michael Laval (The Rose Tattoo) have booked an additional episode of “Sesame Street”!

Marcello Silva (A Christmas Story Live) will play Charlie Brown in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown on March 21st, March 28th, and April 4th at 2:15pm in Simi Valley, CA!

You can see Toleeya Napolitano (Dream Street) in Fiddler on the Roof at Mountain Lakes High School in New Jersey this weekend! Get more details HERE.

Alum Kayla Mak (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) took Teen Vogue inside a day in her life! Watch below:

Get a glimpse of rehearsals for Off-Broadway’s Whisper House on Playbill.com!

Here’s a new music video for “Drive It Like You Stole It” from Sing Street!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice, Sing Street, The Bedwetter, Medea, Trevor, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Flying Over Sunset, Whisper House, and The Lion King!













Layla Capers’s Birthday, Jacob Morrell to Sing Carly Simon at Carnegie Hall, and more!

Happy belated birthday to Layla Capers (The Lion King)! We hope you had a great day, Layla!

Congrats to Jacob Morrell (Shadowlands), who has been selected to sing the music of Carly Simon at Carnegie Hall!

GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda, “Dance Moms”) will teach a Matilda jazz dance class on March 14th in New Jersey!

Alumni Matthew Jost (School of Rock) and Bella May Mordus (The Ferryman, Make Believe) performed in “A Time To Rock” tonight at The Green Room 42!

Off-Broadway alumna Rachel Arianna (Number the Stars) will take part in “From the Wings: An Understudy’s Cabaret” on March 5th at The Duplex in NYC!

Matilda the Musical JR. is now available for licensing through MTI! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni Erica Simone Barnett (Matilda), Carlos Carreras (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Carly Gendell (School of Rock), Diego Lucano (School of Rock, Pedro Pan, Peace, Love and Cupcakes), Kylie McNeill (Runaways), and Leonay Shepherd (Little Miss Sunshine) have been cast in Professional Performing Arts School’s production of Pippin, happening next month! Get your tickets and donate to the production HERE.

Yesterday, Maeve Press (Before Your Very Eyes) played Flappers in Burbank!

Listen to “Drive It Like You Stole It,” the new track from Sing Street!

Get to know Hudson Loverro (Trevor) on BroadwayWorld.com!

And here are pictures from the kids of Mrs. Doubtfire, The Lion King, Caroline, Or Change, Medea, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!











Presley Ryan to Take Over Lydia in BEETLEJUICE, SING STREET Box Office Opens Tomorrow with $40 Tickets, and more!

Presley Ryan will take over the role of Lydia in Beetlejuice from February 28th through March 29th! Congratulations! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Sing Street is opening their box office tomorrow with tickets priced at $40 from February 27th through March 3rd! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out rehearsal photos from Caroline, Or Change on BroadwayWorld.com!

What the Constitution Means to Me is filming additional footage for their professionally recorded performance, and they want 18-35 year olds in the audience! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Skye Turner (Tina) is featured in CBS Dallas/Fort Worth!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Trevor, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and Medea!




Casting Announced for TREVOR Off-Broadway, Alum Reese Sebastian Diaz to Join DEAR EVAN HANSEN, and more!

The Off-Broadway cast of Trevor will include Hudson Loverro (School of Rock, A Bronx Tale, Assassins) in the title role, as well as Ava Briglia (Anatomy of a Suicide, The Ferryman, School of Rock, Matilda), Mark Aguirre, Ellie Kim (School of Rock, Dream Street), Yale Langworthy, Mateo Lizcano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Alyssa Emily Marvin (Number the Stars, Dream Street), Luke Naphat, Zachary Podair, Isabella Russo (The Underlying Chris, The Mother of Invention, School of Rock), Afra Sophia Tully, and Joshua Turchin (Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), as well as alum Luke Kolbe Mannikus (Matilda, Pippin, Priscilla Queen of the Desert)! Get more details HERE.

Congrats to alum Reese Sebastian Diaz (Mary Poppins), who is joining Dear Evan Hansen as an understudy!

This week, Dana Steingold will play Lydia in Beetlejuice from tonight through February 27th, while Presley Ryan will play Lydia from February 28th through March 1st!

The cast and creative team of Sing Street shared with BroadwayDirect.com what it’s like bringing the popular film to the stage!

Disney star and Off-Broadway alum Jenna Ortega (New York Spectacular) has been cast in the upcoming film “The Fallout”! Get more details on Deadline.com.

Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots) is hosting “FutureFest” at 54 Below in March! The event also features Lauren Bryant (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), Carlos Carreras (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Eve Johnson (The Net Will Appear), Amanda Swickle (Tink!). Limited tickets remain; get yours now!

Congratulations to Sophia Anne Caruso, who was nominated for a Clive Barnes Award for her performance in Beetlejuice! Get more information on Broadway.com.

Eli Rayman (The Winter’s Tale) has booked an episode of “Sesame Street”!

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Raigan Olivia Saunders-Newton (Waitress) appears in this video for the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden!

Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) has booked a voiceover project! More details to come.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Sing Street, Flying Over Sunset, Frozen, The Lion King, and Caroline, Or Change!






Mehret Marsh’s Birthday, Haven Alexander Departs THE LION KING, Cast Changes at BEETLEJUICE, and more!

Happy belated birthday to Mehret Marsh (Tina)! We hope you had a great day, Mehret!

Happy Trails to Haven Alexander, who played his final performance as Young Simba in The Lion King recently. We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Haven!

Happy Trails as well to Sophia Anne Caruso, who played her final performance as Lydia in Beetlejuice this past Wednesday, February 19th, to pursue television work. More details to come! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Sophia.

Presley Ryan has been on as Lydia in Beetlejuice through today, February 23rd!

Alum Ellen Marlow (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) has joined the cast of Frozen!

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Dream come true. ❄️💙

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The Inheritance will end its run on March 15th. Go see Ryan Buggle and Tre Ryder in the show before then! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Watch the cast of Mrs. Doubtfire react to Rob McClure in costume, on BroadwayWorld.com! Also, the show’s cast met the press earlier this week! Check out photos on Broadway.com and a video below:

Madeleine Pace (Once, The Hard Problem) will appear in the upcoming HBO movie “Bad Education,” arriving on April 25th! Here’s the trailer:

Tonight, Emerson Steele (Violet) produced and performed in “I Am Woman” at 54 Below! Performers included Allie Trimm (Bye Bye Birdie, 13) and Brynn Williams (Bye Bye Birdie, 13, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, In My Life, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang). Get more details HERE.

Get a first look at “The Tiger Rising,” with Madalen Yarbrough Mills (School of Rock), on Variety.com!

YBAN founder Lindsay had a wonderful time attending “Songs for St. Jude” at the Rockwell today, with lots of Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni! Check out more photos on our sister site, Kids On Tour.

Alumni Winter Donnelly (Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, Frozen) and Bella May Mordus (Make Believe, The Ferryman) will appear on a future episode of “Sesame Street”!

Alumni Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie) and Cate Elefante (Waitress) have also booked more episodes of “Sesame Street”!

In addition, Cate Elefante (Waitress) is the voice of Wala the Koala on “The Cool School Show,” now playing on YouTube!

Here’s the first trailer for “Big Time Adolescence,” with Oona Laurence (Matilda)! The film arrives on March 13th in select theaters, then on Hulu on March 20th.

Austyn Johnson (Matilda, Dream Street, “The Greatest Showman”) has booked a guest star spot on a TV series!

Here’s the official trailer for “Little Fires Everywhere,” with Lexi Underwood (The Lion King)!

Watch alumni Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie), Chloé Bryan (School of Rock), and Ayla Schwartz (Frozen) on “Hunters,” now streaming on Amazon Prime!

Christopher Convery (Kinky Boots) appeared in “MacGyver” on CBS earlier this week!

“Brahms: The Boy II,” with Christopher Convery (Kinky Boots), and “10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up,” with Mia Sinclair Jenness (Mary Page Marlowe, Les Miserables, The Sound of Music LIVE, Number the Stars), are out now! “Brahms: The Boy II” arrived nationwide, while “10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up” is playing in select theaters and VOD.

Watch a new music video for “Up” from Sing Street on EW.com!

The Music Man is holding an EPA for some principal roles, including Winthrop and Amaryllis! Get audition information for February 28th and March 2nd, as well as advice for attending an Equity audition as a non-Equity performer.

“The Plot Against America,” with Jacob Michael Laval (The Rose Tattoo), will arrive on HBO on March 16th!

Check out photos from opening night of Atlantic Theater Company’s Anatomy of a Suicide on BroadwayWorld.com!

“Miss Virginia,” a new film with Niles Fitch (The Lion King, Our Lady of Kibeho), is now on Netflix! Watch Niles’ interview with KTLA below:

Rileigh McDonald (Matilda, Good for Otto) guest starred on ABC’s “Schooled” earlier this week!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice, Anatomy of a Suicide, Caroline, Or Change, The Lion King, Frozen, Medea, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Tina!

Photo Credit: Davy Mack

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TINA Celebrates 100th Performance, Sumaya Bouhbal on “Law & Order: SVU” Tonight, and more!

Congratulations to Tina, which celebrated its 100th performance this week! Check out photos on BroadwayWorld.com.

Sumaya Bouhbal (Runaways) guest starred on tonight’s episode of “Law & Order: SVU”!

The Acting Company is presenting A Doll’s House in repertory with My Antonia Off-Broadway, and they are holding an Equity Principal Audition for A Doll’s House! The production is seeking a young actor and actress to play Emmy and Bob. Get audition information on Playbill.com, and advice for attending an EPA as a non-Equity performer on ActorAesthetic.com.

The Lion King is holding an open casting call in NYC for kids this Saturday! Get details HERE.

Graydon Yosowitz (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Light Years) has been cast in HBO’s upcoming mini-series “The Plot Against America”! It premieres on March 16th.

And here are pictures and videos from “Switched” at 54 Below and the kids of Caroline, Or Change!

Pictures and Videos from the Kids of BEETLEJUICE, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, FLYING OVER SUNSET, and more!

Check out these pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice, Forbidden Broadway, Flying Over Sunset, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Frozen, Tina, Caroline, Or Change, and The Lion King!

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Kaden Amari Anderson and Jaden Myles Waldman Join CAROLINE, OR CHANGE; MEDEA Extends Through March 8th; and more!

Congratulations to Kaden Amari Anderson and Jaden Myles Waldman (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), who will make their Broadway debuts in Caroline, Or Change this spring! Get more details on TheaterMania.com.

Medea has been extended at BAM through March 8th! Go see it if you can.

YBAN founder Lindsay got to see one of Andrew Barth Feldman’s final performances in Dear Evan Hansen last night! You have until Sunday to see him give a beautiful performance in the iconic striped polo.

Today was the first day of BroadwayCon! Here’s a look at what was going on with our featured shows, kids, and alumni:

Anne Frank, a Musical will return Off-Broadway at Actors Temple Theatre and they are casting actresses ages 13+ for the roles of Anne and Margot Frank! Get more details on Backstage.com.

The Public Theater is holding an EPA for the upcoming Off-Broadway production of Cullud Wattah! Get audition information on Playbill.com and advice for attending an Equity audition as a non-Equity performer HERE.

Ella Dane Morgan (Waitress) is taking over our Instagram account on January 25th (this Saturday!) to take you through a day at BroadwayCon! Be sure to check it out! Also, Ella will perform in a benefit for Australia’s fires at The Green Room 42 this Sunday; get tickets HERE.

Mia Sinclair Jenness (Mary Page Marlowe, Les Miserables, Number the Stars, The Sound of Music LIVE) is now appearing in a commercial for Steak ‘n Shake!

Dear Evan Hansen is holding its second annual essay contest for juniors and seniors in the greater New York area! Find out more:

“Songs for St. Jude,” with lots of alumni, will now begin at 11am on February 22nd!

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