Happy Thanksgiving, Jaden Waldman in Online Reading of COME FIND ME, and Sami Bray Joins Virtual Production of KRIS KRINGLE!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We are incredibly thankful for all of you for your support as we all navigate through a challenging time in the arts. We also wanted to recognize all frontline workers for their brave actions each and every day. We love you!

And on our last day of Thanksgiving throwbacks, we’re throwing it back to the cast of School of Rock performing during the 2016 CBS Thanksgiving Parade!

Jaden Waldman (Caroline, Or Change, Radio City Christmas Spectacular) recently took part in an online reading of the new musical Come Find Me! Get more details on ComeFindMeMusical.com.

Sami Bray (The Bedwetter, 1984) has joined the cast of the upcoming virtual production of Kris Kringle!

Sophie and Dalya Knapp in Panel with Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey, Everleigh Rottuno and Lily Buchanan in Commercials, and more!

Check out today’s throwbacks–first to Tony nominee Sydney Lucas singing “Ring of Keys” at the 2015 Tony Awards with Fun Home! #YoungBway10

And to performances at the 2016 and 2017 Tony Awards from School of Rock, Falsettos, and Miss Saigon! #YoungBway10

Sophie Knapp (Once, Dream Street, A Little Princess) and Dalya Knapp (Les Miserables tour) chatted about their careers with the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey today! Get more details HERE.

Look for Everleigh Rottuno in a commercial for Ethan Allen and an ad for Ziploc!

Lily Buchanan (The Underlying Chris) appears in this new ad for Optimum!

Today and yesterday, Ella Dane Morgan (Waitress) and Olivia Chun (School of Rock, The King and I) live-streamed concerts from their homes on (YOUNG)’s Instagram account!

Check out a new song written by Amanda Swickle (Tink!) called “Wings”!

Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) did a cover of “Lean On Me” in honor of Bill Withers!

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





Mark Aguirre’s Birthday, Broadway to Remain Closed through June 7 and BEETLEJUICE Officially Closed, WHISPER HOUSE Cancels Off-Broadway Run at 59E59, and more

Happy belated birthday to Mark Aguirre (Trevor)! We hope you had a great day, Mark!

Broadway will remain closed through June 7th due to coronavirus. Find out more on Broadway.com.

This means that Beetlejuice has officially played its final performance at the Winter Garden Theatre. Producers are still considering a move to another theater, but final decisions won’t be made until Broadway reopens. Happy Trails to Presley Ryan and the company of Beetlejuice; we can’t wait to see what’s next for you. Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

For now, you can go inside a typical day at Beetlejuice with Presley, courtesy of Inside Edition! Presley also got a shout-out recently in New York Magazine.

Unfortunately, the Off-Broadway production of Whisper House at 59E59 Theaters has also been canceled. To Wyatt Cirbus and the rest of the team, we can’t wait to see what’s next for you. Take a look at footage from their final dress rehearsal:

And see what the cast had to say about working on this production on ExtendedPlay.TheCivilians.org!

The Drama Desk Awards have announced that they are going online and will remain on schedule. Get more information on Playbill.com.

Continuing our walk down memory lane, 2014 at Young Broadway Actor News saw productions of Violet and Les Miserables, as well as plays like Act One and Mothers and Sons!

In 2015, we had a jam-packed year, including welcoming Fun Home, School of Rock, Finding Neverland, and the recent revival of The King and I to Broadway!

In 2016, new shows like Waitress, Tuck Everlasting, and A Bronx Tale debuted, and Falsettos returned to Broadway!

Check back here tomorrow to find out the guests who will join our special 10th anniversary concert! #YoungBway10

Tonight, watch Caroline Basu (School of Rock) guest star on “Grey’s Anatomy”!

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It’s finally here!! Make sure to watch @greysabc this Thursday 4/9 @ 9EST/8CST to see me in the season finale! I feel so lucky to have gotten to film this amazing episode (directed by the fabulous @deborahmpratt ) right before Grey’s shut down production because of the coronavirus. 🦠 Thank you to @take3talent and @natashamatallanamarken for making this possible and to @shondarhimes and @therealdebbieallen for having me. It was such an honor to get to act with my TV dad @raoulbhaneja and @deedeemagnohallofficial and to meet @camillaluddington @richardfloodofficial and @ijessewilliams who were all so nice and welcoming. And, lastly, thanks to @legacyeffects for making a fake me. #greysanatomy #daya #seasonfinale #take3talent #abc

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Victoria Collett (Waitress) will recur on the latest season of “The Last O.G.,” which began earlier this week!

The Broadway production of Frozen is taking more video submissions from members of Actors’ Equity. Get more details HERE. If you are not a union member, you can submit for Young Anna and Young Elsa HERE.

The cast of Mrs. Doubtfire got together virtually on their original opening night date for a digital run-through of the show and a “faux-pening” celebration!

And they weren’t the only ones–the cast of Caroline, Or Change also held a virtual opening night party on their originally-scheduled opening night:

Check out new episodes of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor) below and on BroadwayWorld.com! One episode features Hayley Feinstein (Fiddler on the Roof, A Little Princess), Tori Feinstein (Matilda), Addison Valentino, and Daniel Dunlow; the other includes Kyla Carter (Number the Stars), Lily Brooks O’Briant, and Alexa Lasanta.

Also, Joshua Turchin will chat with Camp Broadway about his career so far, this Friday!

Here’s the schedule of online classes from Broadway Babysitters this week!

Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni including Sway Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street), Jordan Cole (School of Rock), Winter Donnelly (Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, Frozen), Kaylin Hedges (The Bedwetter, Kris Kringle), and Madison Elizabeth Lagares (School of Rock, On Your Feet) took part in Shine Theatre Arts Project’s recent virtual cabaret! Watch here:

Check out “Broadway Jackbox” with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) and the Evan Hansens of Broadway, the U.S. national tour, and the West End on BroadwayWorld.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Bedwetter, Trevor, Whisper House, Flying Over Sunset, and Tina!




Zoe Wilson’s Birthday, Back to Before Returns to 54 Below Tonight, and more!

Happy birthday to Zoe Wilson (Eco Village)! We hope you had a great day, Zoe!

Tonight, Back to Before returns to 54 Below for a night of music with former Broadway kids now all grown up! Get tickets and more details HERE.

Equity Principal Auditions are being held on February 6th for potential replacements for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! Get the audition information on Backstage.com and advice for attending EPAs as a non-Equity actor on ActorAesthetic.com.

Sam Chuck (Les Miserables) has created a new short film called “Superfreak,” starring Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables)! Follow @SuperfreakFilm on Instagram for more news.

You will soon be able to license Frozen Jr. to perform at your school, community theater, camp, and more! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Eco Village, and more, including photos from the closing night of School of Rock and photos of YBAN founder Lindsay at Dave & Buster’s in Times Square with some Broadway and tour alumni!




Broadway.com Audience Choice Award Nominations Announced, Free Encore Performance of RUNAWAYS, and more!

Frozen, 1984, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Once On This Island, Anastasia, Waitress, and Kinky Boots have all been nominated for Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards! Check out the full list on Broadway.com.

Runaways will have a free encore performance! Get more details on TheaterMania.com.

Olivia Bond (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) finished her run on “MasterChef Junior” just short of the Top 5. We’re so proud of you, Olivia!

❌SPOILER ALERT❌ I didn’t make it to the semi finales. 😭 Masterchef Junior has been an experience of a lifetime. It has taught me so much, and I’ve had a blast working on it. I have made so many new friends, and it is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. And I promise, I will keep on cooking, and perfect those macarons! 😂I just wanted to thank some very special people who have helped me throughout my masterchef journey! My Mom & Dad…They have done so much and I wouldn’t be where I am today without them. They have supported me so much! 💕I would love to thank my little brother & Big Sis, Remy. I loved having you, (my best friend) on masterchef with me! 💖 and Damian, you have given me so much support, and I couldn’t ask for a better brother! ❤️ love ya! 😘 I would like to thank the extraordinary, Karolina. You have helped me get where I am today, you met me the second day I was born, and I love you so much! 💗I would like to thank My godmother, Lin, my sister from another mister, Katrina, & her parents Jeff and Lizztte. Everyone has helped me so much on this jouney! And I wanted to thank my friends, for being there for me. My masterchef Junior friends and my new and old friends. I just wanted to say thank you💗😘

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Ava Della Pietra (School of Rock) will promote her new EP at Rockwood Music Hall!

Check out these performance videos from Tunes in Times Square!

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Also, here are pictures from Tunes in Times Square!


And check out this picture from the kids of School of Rock!

Full TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE Lineup Announced, Sami Bray and Gregory Diaz IV in ZURICH Off-Off-Broadway, and more!

Get the full list of Tunes in Times Square performers on MagicalMusic.org! Madison Elizabeth Lagares (School of Rock), who we announced as one of the performers, is scheduled to appear at 5:15pm.

Zurich is playing Off-Off-Broadway right now at New York Theatre Workshop with Sami Bray (1984) and Gregory Diaz IV (Matilda, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown) in the cast! Find out more on NYTW.org.

Go check out Finn Douglas (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) in “After Forever” on Amazon Prime!

Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars) recently provided voiceover for a new animation pilot, and has also booked another new project–details on that one are TBA. Check out her posts for more information!

You can catch the American Theater Wing’s Centennial Gala, with Evie Dolan (School of Rock), streaming now on BroadwayHD! Here’s a clip of Evie’s performance:

Nala Hamilton (The Lion King) will be joining the tour of The Lion King, just for this week!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Kinky Boots, Gettin’ The Band Back Together, School of Rock, Waitress, Frozen, and The Lion King!


Brooklyn Nelson to Depart FROZEN, Giuseppe Bausilio to Join the Cast of HAMILTON in Chicago, and more!

Brooklyn Nelson will take her final bow with Frozen this Sunday. Go see her if you can!

Congrats to Giuseppe Bausilio (Billy Elliot, Newsies), who will join the cast of Hamilton in Chicago!

Guess what… I’m in HAMILTON! #hamilton #my shot #hamilchi

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Here’s the trailer for the new Netflix show “The Who Was? Show,” with Lilla Crawford (Annie, Billy Elliot)!

Mia Sinclair Jenness (Mary Page Marlowe, Les Miserables, Number the Stars, The Sound of Music LIVE) will guest star on an episode of “Raven’s Home”!

@ravenshomeofficial makes ME feel at home ❤️

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Akira Golz (Matilda) appeared in this video for Nickelodeon in honor of Earth Day!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Anastasia, Frozen, and Waitress!

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FROZEN, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, and 1984 Receive Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations; Broadway Kids Perform at Easter Bonnet; and more!

Congrats to Frozen, Once On This Island, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and 1984; all four shows received Outer Critics Circle Award nominations this morning! Check out the full list on BroadwayWorld.com.

Lots of Broadway kids and alumni performed at the BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition yesterday night, including the kids of School of Rock, who performed with students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School! Take a look at these pictures and videos from rehearsals and the performance:

Here’s a clip of Olivia Bond (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) on “MasterChef Junior”; keep watching her every Friday at 8pm on Fox!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, School of Rock, Frozen, The Lion King, Once On This Island, Gettin’ The Band Back Together, Kinky Boots, and more!

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Zoe Wilson’s Birthday, THE PILL Begins Performances, and more!

Happy belated birthday to Zoe Wilson (The Pill, Play Like A Winner, Three Days to See)! We hope you had a great day!

Break a leg to Zoe, Joshua Turchin, and the company of The Pill, which begins performances tonight!

Also, Joshua is taking over La MaMa’s Instagram story today; get more details below:

Ava-Riley Miles (Doctor Zhivago, Evita) has joined the “Life of a Broadway Kid” panel at BroadwayCon! It takes place on Saturday at 1pm.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, A Bronx Tale, Ballyturk, and Broadway Kids Jam!


ANASTASIA, A BRONX TALE, KINKY BOOTS, THE LION KING, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, and SCHOOL OF ROCK to Participate in Broadway Week, BAR MITZVAH BOY Coming to York Theatre, and more!

Anastasia, A Bronx Tale, Kinky Boots, The Lion King, Once On This Island, and School of Rock are among the shows participating in Broadway Week! Get your 2-for-1 tickets now on NYCGo.com!

Bar Mitzvah Boy is coming to the York Theatre Company as part of Musicals in Mufti this February! Get more information on YorkTheatre.org.

Emerson Davis (Once On This Island) has joined the lineup for “Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens” at 54 Below! Find out more on 54Below.com.

Get a look at the final season of “The Americans,” with Holly Taylor (Billy Elliot), on TVLine.com!

Disney Channel’s “Zombies,” with Milo Manheim (Generation Me) and Meg Donnelly (The Sound of Music LIVE), will premiere on February 16th! Check out the trailer below:

And here are pictures from the kids of Frozen, School of Rock, Anastasia, Miss Saigon, Ballyturk, and Once On This Island!

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