“John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch,” “Little Fires Everywhere,” and More Nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards; New Episode of “The Early Night Show”; and more!

Lots of TV shows, specials, and movies featuring Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni were nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards this morning! Nominees featuring our alumni included “John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch,” “Little Fires Everywhere,” and more; check out the full list of nominations at Emmys.com.

Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Annabelle Wachtel (School of Rock), Parker Weathersbee, and Aubee Billie!

Here’s Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord) performing during Rising Talent Magazine’s concert for The Actors Fund!

And here are pictures from the kids of Trevor, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Flying Over Sunset, and The Lion King!






Chinua Baraka Payne’s Birthday, SHE LOVES ME To Be Broadcast on PBS, and more!

Happy birthday to Chinua Baraka Payne (Caroline, Or Change)! We hope you had a great day!

She Loves Me, featuring Nicholas Barasch (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, West Side Story), will be broadcast on PBS later this month! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Lexi Underwood (The Lion King) has launched a series of panels reflecting on activism and Black Lives Matter! Find out more from Teen Vogue.

Young actors ages 12-16! You have another chance to work with Taylor Louderman, Hannah Kloepfer, and Nat Zegree in a virtual workshop of Pitch In, a new musical! Register HERE.

“-SHIP: A Visual Poem,” a short film with Antonio J. Watson (Tina, This Ain’t No Disco), played Sundance this year and is now available to stream on Vimeo!

Walter Russell III (The Lion King) hosted a “Paw”-cast earlier tonight, with special guest Chinua Baraka Payne (Caroline, Or Change, The Lion King)!

And here are pictures from the kids of Caroline, Or Change and Trevor!

Lexi Underwood Speaks at Black Lives Matter March, Former Broadway Kid Donna Marie Asbury in Guinness Book of World Records, and more!

Lexi Underwood (The Lion King, “Little Fires Everywhere”) spoke at a recent Black Lives Matter march in Downtown Los Angeles! Watch her speech on TeenVogue.com.

Donna Marie Asbury, who made her Broadway debut at age 11 in Gypsy, is now in the Guinness Book of World Records for her twenty-year run as June in Chicago on Broadway: the longest career playing the same role in a Broadway show! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Today is the last day for graduating high school and college seniors to write to us to be included in our graduation post! If you are a Broadway/Off-Broadway alum (see our FAQ for more information on shows we cover) and graduating from high school or college this year, we want to know! Please contact us at admin@youngbway.org and share with us where you’re graduating from and where you’re heading next so we can celebrate you.

And here’s a video from the kids of The Lion King!

Watch DO YOU READ ME? on “Stars In The House” Tomorrow, “Mixed-ish” and “American Housewife” Renewed, and more!

Tomorrow, don’t miss Gregory Diaz IV (Matilda, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Pedro Pan), Presley Ryan (Beetlejuice, Fun Home, A Little Princess, The Sound of Music LIVE), Amaya Braganza (Annie, The King and I), and Savvy Crawford (Amelie, A Little Princess) performing in an online reading of Do You Read Me? at 2pm ET / 11am PT on StarsInTheHouse.com!

“Mixed-ish,” with Arica Himmel (The Layover), and “American Housewife,” with Meg Donnelly (The Sound of Music LIVE), were both renewed this week! Get more details on Deadline.com.

Unfortunately, “Single Parents,” with Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots) and Tyler Wladis (A Christmas Story Live), has been cancelled after two seasons. Find out more on Deadline.com.

Lexi Underwood (The Lion King, “Little Fires Everywhere”) took part in “The Retreat” today, a virtual event to benefit World Central Kitchen! Find out more HERE.

Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Anna Zavaelson and Erich Schuett (The Sound of Music tour)!

Emily Zimmerman (The Bedwetter) live-streamed a concert from her home on (YOUNG)’s Instagram account earlier today!

Also earlier today, “From Dreams To Broadway” brought together (virtually) kids from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Frozen, and more, to benefit The Actors Fund! Watch HERE.

Finally, Isabela Merced (Evita) has a new EP out now, titled “The Better Half of Me”!

Charlotte MacLeod Wins “Musical Theatre 12 and Under” Division of Hal Leonard Vocal Competition, Nicholas Barasch to Participate in “I Wish” Online, and more!

Congratulations to Charlotte MacLeod (The Bedwetter), who won the “Musical Theatre 12 and Under” division of the Hal Leonard Vocal Competition! See the full list of winners on BroadwayWorld.com.

Nicholas Barasch (She Loves Me, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, West Side Story) will take part in an online edition of “I Wish” via 54 Below on May 22nd! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Katherine McNamara (A Little Night Music) and Lexi Underwood (The Lion King) took part in a Zoom reading of Pride and Prejudice tonight!

Also earlier tonight, Jacob Morrell (Shadowlands) took part in a live-streamed cabaret, “Live From Quarantine”!

See how the Broadway shutdown has affected Mrs. Doubtfire in The New York Times.

Don’t forget to sign up for casting director Jen Rudin’s next free session for parents and young actors to gain more tips about the industry! You can sign up now on Eventbrite.

“Broadway Jackbox” with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) returned earlier today!

And check out this video from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

THE JUNGLE Postponed at St. Ann’s Warehouse, ASSASSINS Rehearsals and Ticket Sales Suspended, and more

St. Ann’s Warehouse has postponed The Jungle.

Rehearsals and ticket sales for Assassins at Classic Stage Company have been suspended. Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

The Houston, TX, open call for Frozen and The Lion King has been postponed. However, you can submit via video! Check here for details.

Andrew Barth Feldman chatted with Marc Tumminelli about life after Dear Evan Hansen! Now available wherever you get your podcasts.

Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) has another edition of “The Early Night Show” out, with Chloé Bryan (School of Rock) and Bonale Fambrini (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The King and I)!

Here’s a peek at “Little Fires Everywhere,” with Lexi Underwood (The Lion King)! Stream it now on Hulu!

A Boy’s Company Presents: Tell Me If I’m Hurting You is playing at Playwrights Horizons beginning in May, and they are seeking male-identifying dancers/actors aged 16-18!

And check out these pictures from the kids of Flying Over Sunset and Frozen!




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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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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Wyatt Cirbus Cast in WHISPER HOUSE Off-Broadway, Extended Look at “Little Fires Everywhere” with Lexi Underwood, and more!

Congrats to Wyatt Cirbus (Finding Neverland tour), who has been cast in the upcoming Off-Broadway production of Whisper House at 59E59 Theaters! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Here’s an extended look at “Little Fires Everywhere,” with alum Lexi Underwood (The Lion King)!

You can see Hayden Bercy (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) in Two Boys and a Box of Bullets as part of The Secret Theatre’s one act festival!

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







THE UNDERLYING CHRIS Closes, BETRAYAL and THE INHERITANCE Among The Hollywood Reporter’s “Best New York Theater of 2019,” and more!

Happy Trails to the company of The Underlying Chris! We can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you!

Betrayal and The Inheritance are among The Hollywood Reporter’s Best New York Theater of 2019!

“Zombies 2,” with Meg Donnelly (The Sound of Music LIVE) and Milo Manheim (Generation Me), will arrive on Disney Channel on February 14, 2020! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out these videos from “Switched” at 54 Below!

Here’s a sneak peek at “Little Fires Everywhere,” with Lexi Underwood (The Lion King)!

Waitress hosted a reunion this week for the past and present Lulus!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice, The Underlying Chris, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and Frozen!






“The Goldfinch” with Ryan Foust, Nicky Torchia, and Dylan Boyd Now In Theaters; “Tall Girl” with Marco Schittone Out on Netflix; and more!

Go see “The Goldfinch,” with alumni Ryan Foust (Make Believe, Mary Page Marlowe, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Nicky Torchia (The King and I, Kinky Boots), and Dylan Boyd (Finding Neverland)!

Also, watch “Tall Girl,” with Marco Schittone (Tuck Everlasting), out on Netflix now!

Check out pictures of Raigan Olivia Saunders-Newton taking her first bow with Waitress on BroadwayWorld.com!

“Family Reunion,” with alum Lexi Underwood (The Lion King), has been renewed for a second season! Find out more on Deadline.com.

You can see Eila Francis (Dream Street) performing in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown at JCC MetroWest in New Jersey this December! Get more details HERE.

In other regional news, Rachel Quiner (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) has been cast as Clara in Hunterdon Hills Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker! Congrats, Rachel! Get more information HERE.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice and The Lion King!