Broadway Alumni Join Film Adaptations of IN THE HEIGHTS and WEST SIDE STORY, Stars in the Alley Lineup Announced, and more!

Congratulations to Gregory Diaz IV (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Matilda), who has been cast as Sonny in the upcoming film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Congrats as well to Broadway alumni Ben Cook (Billy Elliot, Ragtime), Julian Elia (Billy Elliot), Myles Erlick (Billy Elliot), David Guzman (Newsies), Jacob Guzman (Newsies), and Talia Ryder (Matilda), who have joined the upcoming film adaptation of West Side Story! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Talia Ryder (Matilda) also just finished filming the feature “Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always”! Get more information on Variety.com.

The lineup for Stars in the Alley next month will include performances from Beetlejuice, Dear Evan Hansen, Frozen, The Lion King, and Waitress, as well as appearances from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and What the Constitution Means to Me! Get the full list on BroadwayWorld.com.

Allie Trimm (13, Bye Bye Birdie) will play Wanda in Enter Laughing the York Theatre Company Off-Broadway! Get tickets HERE.

The new season of “Dance Moms,” with GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda), will premiere on June 4th!

Catherine Ashmore Bradley (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) has booked an Equity staged reading and workshop of Spandex the Musical! She also appears in a commercial for U.S. Cellular that is now airing.

Jessica Cherniak (Until Death Do Us Part) guest starred on last weekend’s episode of “God Friended Me”!

Congrats to Elie Samouhi (A Christmas Story Live), who has completed the final season of “Bizaardvark”!

Chris Martinez (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) has been cast in the upcoming Disney film “Timmy Failure,” coming soon to Disney+!

What the Constitution Means to Me has been named a finalist for this year’s Pulitzer Prize for Drama! Get the full list HERE.

Good luck to all those who auditioned for the role of Clara at Radio City Music Hall yesterday!

Beetlejuice will offer a digital lottery, and the show’s first trailer has arrived!

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





Brooklyn Shuck’s Birthday, BEETLEJUICE Begins Previews, YBAN at ANASTASIA, and more!

Happy birthday to Brooklyn Shuck (The Ferryman)! We hope you had a great day, Brooklyn!

Beetlejuice began previews last night! Congrats, everyone!

YBAN staff member Emily saw Anastasia earlier this week and loved the show! Great job!

As of today, the new season of “On My Block,” featuring Brett Gray (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) is streaming!

Check out new production photos from What the Constitution Means to Me on Broadway.com, and learn more about Rosdely Ciprian in this feature on the show’s Facebook page:

Here’s a special ticket offer from Kinky Boots for the show’s final performances:

Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story), Timothy Yang (The King and I), Catherine Ashmore Bradley (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Jacob Morrell (Shadowlands), and Kaylin Hedges (Kris Kringle The Musical) will take part in Lyrics for a Cause at the Laurie Beechman Theater this Saturday! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

Victoria Leigh (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) is making a film with her dad and they need your help! Check out their funding campaign HERE.

Chinua Baraka Payne (The Lion King) is appearing in a commercial for Buick Envision!

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







Delilah Rose Pellow to Join ANASTASIA on Tour, BEETLEJUICE Announces Rush Policy, and more!

Delilah Rose Pellow (Anastasia) is joining the national tour of Anastasia following the Broadway production’s closing weekend! Read her announcement here:

Beetlejuice has announced their rush policy! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

The cast of Dear Evan Hansen chatted with Ginger Zee of “Good Morning America” on Facebook Live!

Get to know Thursday Williams (What the Constitution Means to Me) in this Facebook feature:

Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots) was Entertainment Tonight’s special correspondent at the Kids’ Choice Awards last weekend! Here’s a clip of one of his interviews, and check out more clips in our playlist.

Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) will play Danny Zuko in his school’s production of Grease this weekend!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of What the Constitution Means to Me, Anastasia, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!




Everleigh Primrose and Tess Murphy Join WAITRESS, Jonah Mussolino To Join FALSETTOS on Tour, and more!

Congratulations to Everleigh Primrose and Tess Murphy, who are making their Broadway debuts as Lulu in Waitress! Tess‘s first performance was last night, and Everleigh‘s is tonight!

Alum Jonah Mussolino (A Bronx Tale) has been cast in the national tour of Falsettos!

The TV series “Nashville” is being adapted into a musical! Get more info HERE!

And check out these pictures from the kids of What the Constitution Means to Me, Kinky Boots, Dear Evan Hansen, and Beetlejuice!





“Dancing with the Stars Juniors” and “Stranger Things” Up for Kids’ Choice Awards, “Now & Then” Performance Videos Now On YouTube, and more!

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You can vote for “Dancing with the Stars Juniors,” with Artyon Celestine (A Christmas Story Live), and “Stranger Things,” with Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek), and Sadie Sink (Annie, The Audience), in the 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards! Vote HERE.

All performances from the recent “Now & Then” concert, featuring current Broadway kids and former Broadway kids now all-grown-up, are available on YouTube! Check out the full playlist HERE.

Benjamin Harding (Matilda) is appearing in Urinetown at Chamblee Charter High School in Chamblee, GA, next week! Get tickets HERE.

And here are pictures from the kids of Kinky Boots, The Lion King, The Ferryman, Dear Evan Hansen, and What the Constitution Means to Me!






Regan Ciccarelli to Depart WAITRESS in Two Weeks, Music Video for Laurissa Romain’s “Black Girl Magic” Featuring Juliet Benn, and more!

Regan Ciccarelli will play her final performance of Waitress in two weeks. Be sure to see her while you can!

Laurissa Romain (South Pacific) has released a music video for her song “Black Girl Magic,” featuring Juliet Benn (Once On This Island)!

“Malicious,” featuring Joy Kate Lawson (A Little Princess), is now on Netflix!

Congratulations to Arica Himmel (The Layover), whose new film “Before You Know It” played Sundance!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Ferryman and Dear Evan Hansen!






THE FERRYMAN Babies and Families Featured in LA Times, DON’T STOP ‘TIL YOU GET ENOUGH Coming to Chicago and Broadway, and more!

The babies (and their families) of The Ferryman discussed their audition process and more with the Los Angeles Times!

Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough, the new Michael Jackson musical, will play a tryout run in Chicago and aims to arrive on Broadway in 2020! Get more details on Broadway.com.

Keep an eye out for Ellie Kim (School of Rock, Dream Street) in a promo video for Discovery’s #MindBlown!

Here’s footage from the Dear Evan Hansen panel at BroadwayCon!

Rocco Wu (The King and I) will appear in “Spider-Man: Far From Home”!

NYC! You have until February 10th to catch the “Mickey: The True Original” exhibit! Here are a few pictures from visits made by the kids of Frozen and The Lion King!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of What the Constitution Means to Me and The Ferryman!




YBAN at WAITRESS, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME to Transfer to Broadway, and more!

YBAN founder Lindsay is seeing Waitress tonight! Break a leg!

What the Constitution Means to Me is heading to Broadway! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

David Alvarez (Billy Elliot) has been cast in the upcoming film adaptation of West Side Story, along with 17-year-old newcomer Rachel Zegler!

Check out video and photo coverage of Sophia Anne Caruso giving a sneak peek of Beetlejuice at BroadwayCon!

Check out a clip from the Dear Evan Hansen panel at BroadwayCon on BroadwayWorld.com!

There’s still time to get 2-for-1 tickets for Broadway Week, including Anastasia, Frozen, and many more! Get more details on NYCGo.com/Broadway-Week!

And here are pictures and videos from BroadwayCon!







THE NET WILL APPEAR, THE JUNGLE, and CHRISTMAS IN HELL Begin Performances, “You” with Luca Padovan to Move to Netflix for Second Season, and more!

The Net Will Appear began performances today, and The Jungle and Christmas in Hell both started previews yesterday! Congratulations, everyone!

“You,” featuring alum Luca Padovan (Marvin’s Room, School of Rock, Newsies), has been picked up for a second season and is moving from Lifetime to Netflix! Find out more on IndieWire.com.

Check out these highlights from Matthew Jost‘s takeover of the School of Rock Instagram!

The Ferryman, What the Constitution Means to Me, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child landed on The New York Times’ Best of Theater 2018 list! Check it out at NYTimes.com.

You can see Avey Noble (Frankenstein, Radio City Christmas Spectacular) in The Will Rogers Follies at Rider University in May 2019! Get tickets HERE.

The Lion King and Dear Evan Hansen were among the top fundraising shows for this year’s Red Bucket Follies! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

School of Rock released an anti-bullying PSA in partnership with Stomp Out Bullying. Watch below or on BroadwayWorld.com:

Simone Vysnovsky (Dream Street) guest starred on last week’s episode of “God Friended Me”!

Congratulations to alumni Danielle Becht (Dream Street), Dylan Brod (Dream Street), and Jack Richman (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), who performed with Broadway Youth Ensemble last weekend at Carnegie Hall!

You can see Athan Sporek (Les Miserables, A Bronx Tale, A Day by the Sea) in The Nutcracker with the New York City Ballet now through December 30th! Check out a feature on him on NYTimes.com.

“I’ll Be Next Door for Christmas,” with Juliette Allen Angelo (Billy Elliot, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Mary Poppins), is now available for digital download!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, The Hard Problem, Anastasia, What the Constitution Means to Me, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The Lion King, Frozen, Waitress, Christmas in Hell, and (YOUNG)!