Walter Russell III Collecting Essential Goods for the Homeless, Delaney Quinn on Nick Jr., and more!

Walter Russell III (The Lion King) is collecting essential goods for the homeless during the COVID-19 outbreak. See how you can help:

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Help us care for NYC like we care for ourselves!!! 1/10 NYC Public School Students Are Homeless. More than 114,000 children need your help today! My friends had the brilliant idea to send canned goods, can openers and hygiene kits (toiletries & first aid supplies)  to kids in need around our city who live in homeless shelters or are struggling to stock up in this time of need. Any amount helps! Kits for Kids – caring for NYC children https://www.gofundme.com/f/kits-for-kids-caring-for-nyc-children?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet #YoungSimba #actor #dancer #singer #Kits4Kids #StongerTogether #HakunaMatata #VisionBoard2020 . . . #theatrekid #musicaltheatre #actor #singer #dancer #childactor #NYCstrong #Homeless #NYCschools

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Delaney Quinn (Waitress) played “Are You Smarter Than A Preschooler?” with Nick Jr.!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Sing Street and Mrs. Doubtfire!

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:

Photo Credit: Playwrights Horizons

Photo Credit: Hunter Canning

Zoe Glick’s Birthday, UNKNOWN SOLDIER Opens at Playwrights Horizons, MRS. DOUBTFIRE Begins Broadway Previews, and more!

Happy birthday to Zoe Glick (Unknown Soldier, The Bedwetter)! We hope you had a great day, Zoe! Also, happy opening to Zoe and the company of Unknown Soldier at Playwrights Horizons! Break a leg to all!

Break a leg to the cast of Mrs. Doubtfire on their first Broadway preview tonight!

Growing Up Broadway will present “Now and Then” at 54 Below this Sunday! The event will feature Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni Dara Paige Bloomfield (Ragtime), Catherine Ashmore Bradley (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Will Coombs (A Bronx Tale, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Ferryman), Jonathan Demar (A Christmas Carol), Katherine Leigh Doherty (Mary Poppins, A Little Night Music), Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord), Bonale Fambrini (The King and I, Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Bret Fox (A Christmas Carol), Gabby Gutierrez (School of Rock), Melody Hollis (White Christmas), Annabelle Kempf (Billy Elliot), Emily Klein (Parade), Cassidy Ladden (Annie, Annie Get Your Gun), Joey LaVarco (13), Eliza Holland Madore (Once, Matilda), Bella May Mordus (The Ferryman, Make Believe), Jaclyn Neidenthal (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Evan Jay Newman (Les Miserables, The Capeman, A Christmas Carol), Kara Oates (Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins), Olivia Oguma (A Christmas Carol), Hayley Podschun (The Sound of Music), Eric A. Walker Jr. (Kinky Boots), Brynn Williams (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, In My Life, 13, Bye Bye Birdie), and more. Get tickets HERE!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Unknown Soldier, Mrs. Doubtfire, Trevor, and Frozen!

Photo Credit: Eva Zar for The New York Times






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!
















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!











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

Photo Credit: Davy Mack

Photo Credit: Ahron R. Foster

Photo Credit: Lauren Hirsh








UNKNOWN SOLDIER Begins Previews at Playwrights Horizons, SING STREET Getting Cast Album, and more!

Happy first preview to Zoe Glick and the company of Unknown Soldier, which began previews at Playwrights Horizons last night!

Sing Street is getting a cast album, set to arrive on March 26th! Stream a track from the album now.

“Zombies 2,” with Milo Manheim (Generation Me) and Meg Donnelly, premiered on Disney Channel last night!

McKenna Keane (Waitress) booked a mini-series! More details to come.

Jeremy Shinder (A Christmas Story, Runaways) has been cast in his school’s production of The Addams Family! Get tickets HERE.

Here’s GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda) in her music video for “Warrior”!

Delaney Quinn (Waitress) appears in a new Nick Jr. video celebrating Valentine’s Day!

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Happy #ValentinesDay! ❤️

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Congrats to Swayam Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street), who has been cast in the new Disney+ series “The Mighty Ducks,” based on the original movie from the 1990s! Get more details on Deadline.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Tina, Unknown Soldier, Forbidden Broadway, SW: A New(sical) Hope at 54 Below, Caroline, Or Change, and Mrs. Doubtfire!

Photo Credit: Grace DeAmicis/Bella May Mordus

Grace DeAmicis/Bella May Mordus

Grace DeAmicis/Bella May Mordus

Grace DeAmicis/Bella May Mordus








Jolly Swag’s Birthday, Eli Rayman Appears on “Saturday Night Live,” and more!

Happy belated birthday to Jolly Swag (Medea)! We hope you had a great day, Jolly!

Eli Rayman (The Winter’s Tale) appeared in a sketch on “Saturday Night Live” with RuPaul over the weekend! Watch here:

Here’s a glimpse at the start of Broadway rehearsals for Mrs. Doubtfire!

And here are pictures and videos from “Switched” and the kids of Forbidden Broadway and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

YBAN at THE LION KING, “Songs for the World” Benefits the Brazil Foundation Tonight, and more!

YBAN founder Lindsay saw The Lion King earlier this week, with Layla Capers as Young Nala and Bryan Holden Chan as Young Simba, and they were fantastic! Huge thanks for the backstage tour!

Tonight, “Songs for the World” will benefit the Brazil Foundation at 54 Below, with kids from School of Rock, Once, and more! Get more details HERE.

Before his final performance in Dear Evan Hansen, Andrew Barth Feldman made one last vlog! Watch it below and check out photos from Andrew’s final bow on BroadwayWorld.com.

Coming up this spring, Andrew Barth Feldman will honor the life of his mother (who passed away last August) on May 31st with a special concert. Get more details on Playbill.com.

Check out pictures of Sing Street and Mrs. Doubtfire performing at BroadwayCon’s First Look concert on BroadwayWorld.com!

Suri Chen (Miss Saigon) modeled for The Children’s Place!

Luca Padovan (School of Rock, Newsies, Marvin’s Room) guest-starred on a recent episode of “The Magicians” on SyFy!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Forbidden Broadway, Sing Street, Dear Evan Hansen, Beetlejuice, Medea, The Lion King, and more, including lots of photos from BroadwayCon!







YBAN at FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, SING STREET and MRS. DOUBTFIRE Perform in BroadwayCon First Look Concert, and more!

YBAN founder Lindsay saw Forbidden Broadway with Joshua Turchin last night, and even met up with Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) at the show as well! Thank you for a great night out, and get your tickets to see the show soon; last night’s performance was sold out!

Check out these videos of the casts of Sing Street and Mrs. Doubtfire performing at BroadwayCon’s First Look concert!

Also today, did you catch the Broadway Star Project booth at BroadwayCon or check out Ella Dane Morgan’s (Waitress) takeover of our Instagram account?

Andrew Barth Feldman reflected on his year with Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway.com!

Acapop! KIDS, with Aliyah Mastin (The Lion King), released a Kelly Clarkson medley!

And check out this picture from Forbidden Broadway!