Anika Lore Hatch’s Birthday, Arica Himmel Guest Stars on “God Friended Me,” and more!

Happy belated birthday to Anika Lore Hatch (Anastasia)! We hope you had a great day, Anika!

Congrats to Arica Himmel (The Layover), who guest starred on “God Friended Me” over the weekend!

Jack McCarthy (Finding Neverland, Shadowlands) will alternate in the title role of August Rush when the new musical makes its world premiere at Paramount Theatre in Chicago! Get more details on TheaterMania.com.

Andrew Barth Feldman and his Dear Evan Hansen castmates performed on “Good Morning America” recently; watch the performance HERE!

Christopher Convery (Kinky Boots) lent his voice to a segment on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” last night!

Jonah Mussolino (A Bronx Tale) filmed a commercial for this year’s Kids’ Choice Awards! Here’s a behind-the-scenes clip:

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

Photo Credit: Davy Mack




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

Caleb McLaughlin

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!






Matilda Lawler in New Commercial for THE FERRYMAN, Trailer for NBC’s “The Enemy Within” with Sophia Gennusa, and more!

Matilda Lawler pops up in this new commercial for The Ferryman!

Watch the trailer for NBC’s “The Enemy Within,” featuring Sophia Gennusa (Matilda, Doctor Zhivago, Camp Rolling Hills), below!

Aaralyn Anderson (Ballyturk) appeared on Access Hollywood with “Toddlewood” to recreate this year’s Grammy Awards red carpet looks!

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







SCHOOL OF ROCK Alums to Jam Onstage Following Final Performance, “Now & Then” Returning to 54 Below, and more!

Alumni of School of Rock will take the stage after the show’s final performance on Sunday for a jam session! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

Kids from School of Rock, Matilda, and more are teaming up with former Broadway kids who are now all grown up to perform at 54 Below when “Now & Then” returns in February! Get more information, including the lineup, on 54Below.com.

Keaton Whittaker (A Little Night Music) wrote an article for The Ensemblist blog about life after her Broadway debut! Read it HERE.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, School of Rock, and Frozen!








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!







First Trailer for “Us” with Shahadi Wright Joseph, Pictures from FROZEN, SCHOOL OF ROCK, and more!

Shahadi Wright Joseph

Merry Christmas to everyone who is celebrating, from all of us at Young Broadway Actor News!

Get ready for 2019 with the first trailer for “Us,” starring Broadway alum Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King)!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Frozen, School of Rock, The Lion King, The Ferryman, and The Hard Problem!









RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Extends through January 6, “Scary Stories” with Gabriel Rush Coming August 2019, and more!

Congratulations to the company of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, which has extended its run through January 6th, 2019!

“Scary Stories,” with Gabriel Rush (Billy Elliot), will arrive in movie theaters in August 2019! Get more details on Variety.com.

Some of the current and former girls of Frozen stepped into the recording studio recently to record a track for Carols For A Cure! Check out pictures of the session on BroadwayWorld.com.

The kids of The Ferryman chat about what it’s like to be in this hit Broadway play in the video below:

Timothy Yang (The King and I) is appearing in How the Westons Won alongside tour alumna Sydney Shuck (Annie tour)! Get more information HERE.

Catch Mehret Marsh (The Lion King) in Till We Meet Again at the 14th Street Y this January! Get tickets HERE.

And here are pictures from the kids of School of Rock and The Hard Problem!





“Instant Family” with Isabela Moner Out in Theaters Today, Elizabeth Teeter and Brett Gray Join THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES, and more!

Go see “Instant Family,” with Isabela Moner (Evita), playing in theaters everywhere as of today!

Elizabeth Teeter (The Crucible, The Audience, Mary Poppins) will star as Lily Owens in The Secret Life of Bees at Atlantic Theater Company! Also joining the cast is alum Brett Gray (Radio City Christmas Spectacular)! Read the full announcement on TheaterMania.com.

If I Forget, which featured Seth Michael Steinberg when it was performed Off-Broadway at Roundabout Theatre Company, will air locally in New York City on Thirteen! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Watch GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda) on “Lip Sync Battle Shorties” tonight on Nickelodeon!

Mikey Sohn is going on as Freddy in School of Rock on November 23rd at 2pm and 8pm!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Hard Problem, Inner Voices, School of Rock, The Lion King, Frozen, Beetlejuice, and Radio City Christmas Spectacular!





























RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Begins Performances, “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” with Christopher Convery Now in Theaters, and more!

Congratulations to the kids of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, which began performances yesterday!

“The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” featuring Christopher Convery (Kinky Boots), is now playing in theaters!

Here’s the trailer for “Runnin’ From My Roots,” featuring Nia Sioux (Trip of Love)! The film will be released on December 11th.

'RUNNIN FROM MY ROOTS' TRAILER from Gabrielle Evans on Vimeo.

Aidan Gemme (Runaways, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Finding Neverland, Waiting for Godot, Mary Poppins) will take part in a reading of Lost In Yonkers! Find out more HERE.

Eila Francis (Dream Street) will play Fan in The Chatham Community Players’ production of A Christmas Carol this December! Get tickets HERE.

We Have A Voice 2 performed last night at The Green Room 42, featuring Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni Sam Poon (Runaways, The King and I, Macbeth), Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, A Little Princess, Evita), Amaya Braganza (The King and I, Annie), Kara Oates (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot), Chris Sumpter (Runaways, Matilda), Nicky Torchia (The King and I, Kinky Boots), Noah Marlowe (Act One, Mary Poppins), William Poon (The King and I), James Ignacio (Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Camp Rolling Hills, The King and I), Sumaya Bouhbal (Runaways), Maxwell Vice (Runaways), Cele Pahucki (Runaways), Victoria Csatay (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), and Maddox Elliot (Dream Street) on the drums, along with tour alumni Samantha Blaire Cutler (Billy Elliot tour), Julianna Rigoglioso (Mary Poppins tour), Raleigh Shuck (How the Grinch Stole Christmas tour), Sydney Shuck (Annie tour), and Ellie Poon (A Christmas Story tour). Get more details HERE!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Inner Voices, School of Rock, Frozen, The Lion King, The Hard Problem, Anastasia, The Ferryman, and Waitress!



























Fabi Aguirre Joins AcaPop, Ryan Sell to Appear on Season 4 of “House of Cards,” and more!

Fabi Aguirre

Congratulations to Fabi Aguirre (On Your Feet, Les Miserables), who is joining AcaPop, a brand new a cappella group created by Pentatonix band member Scott Hoying and comprised entirely of kids!

Look for Ryan Sell (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) in Season 4 of “House of Cards,” in an episode called “Chapter 66”!

Check out “Trolls: The Beat Goes On!” on Netflix, where you can hear Kyla Carter (Number the Stars) voicing the character of CJ Suki!

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If you listen closely while seeing Disney’s “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” you can hear the voices of Broadway and tour kids and alumni Jordan Cole (School of Rock), Mattea Conforti (Frozen, Sunday in the Park with George, Matilda), Landon Maas (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Lily Brooks O’Briant (Matilda tour), Milly Shapiro (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Matilda), and Brooklyn Shuck (The Ferryman, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Tuck Everlasting, Les Miserables, Matilda, Annie)!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Ferryman, Frozen, The Lion King, Waitress, and more, including photos from the recent Broadway Serves event!