YBAN at OF THE SEA at Access Theater, (YOUNG) Returns to The Green Room 42 Tonight, and more!

YBAN staff member Emily and I saw last night’s performance of Of the Sea at the Access Theater in New York City, featuring Alexa Shae Niziak (Matilda, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Christmas Story, The Thing With Feathers, Women Without Men, The Mother of Invention) and Zoe Wilson (The Pill, Eco Village, Three Days to See, Play Like a Winner)! Find out more about the show HERE.

Tonight, (YOUNG) returns to The Green Room 42! Get tickets HERE.

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









Aliya Ramey’s Birthday, MOJADA Extends through August 18, and more!

Happy belated birthday to Aliya “Jo” Ramey (The Lion King)! We hope you had a great day, Aliya!

Mojada has extended its run at the Public Theater through August 18th!

Congratulations to alum Maxwell Vice (Runaways), who will appear in the upcoming film adaptation of West Side Story!

The teens of Beetlejuice, What the Constitution Means to Me, and Dear Evan Hansen spoke to Playbill.com about what it’s like being on Broadway as a teenager!

Broadway alum Sam Poon (Macbeth, The King and I, Runaways) has released a new single called “ORANGE-ADE,” now on all streaming platforms!

The Broadway Star Project now has a podcast, co-hosted by Carly Gendell (School of Rock)!

The kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are collecting school supplies for those in need! Get more details here:

Check out these photos from the kids of Frozen!




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BEETLEJUICE and WAITRESS Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park, Alumni Join Joshua Turchin’s New Musical THE PERFECT FIT, and more!

The casts of Beetlejuice and Waitress performed at Broadway in Bryant Park today! Videos to come.

Swayam Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street), Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Carly Gendell (School of Rock), Zoe Manarel (Matilda, A Little Princess), and alum Jenny Mollet (The Color Purple) have been cast in The Perfect Fit, a new musical by Joshua Turchin (The Pill)! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and Miranda Jo DeMott (Peace, Love and Cupcakes) recently performed on the USS Intrepid! Check out pictures on BroadwayWorld.com.

A stage version of It’s A Wonderful Life is in the works, set to be written by Paul McCartney! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) shared his favorite “Smash” moments with Playbill! Read HERE.

Alumni Matthew Gumley (Elf, The Addams Family, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast), Ethan Haberfield (Mary Poppins), Morgan Hecker (How the Grinch Stole Christmas!), Lilli Jacobs (A Little Princess), Annabelle Kempf (Billy Elliot), Laurissa Romain (South Pacific), Neil McCaffrey (Bye Bye Birdie, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins), Jenny Mollet (The Color Purple), Kylie Goldstein (Les Miserables), and more will take the stage at The Green Room 42 with “A Time To Shine”! Devynn Pedell (Mary Poppins) is a co-producer. Get tickets now!

Here’s a throwback video from the 2017 auditions for Clara in Radio City Christmas Spectacular, with both Elliana Walmsley, who will play the role this holiday season, and Emerson Tate Alexander, who took it on in 2017!

The new The Lion King film arrives in theaters tomorrow! Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) and her co-star JD McCrary surprised guests at Disney World with a performance of “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King”! Watch here:

The cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will perform in a benefit concert at Birdland on July 22nd!

And here are pictures from the kids of Not Even The Good Things and The Lion King!




MOJADA Opens at Public Theater, Bella May Mordus and Julian Wanderer Join MAKE BELIEVE at Second Stage Theater, and more!

Happy Opening to Benjamin Luis McCracken and the company of Mojada at the Public Theater! Break a leg, everyone!

Bella May Mordus (The Ferryman) and Julian Wanderer have joined the cast of Make Believe at Second Stage Theater as swings!

Congrats to Katherine McNamara (A Little Night Music), who has been promoted to series regular for the final season of “Arrow”! Get more details on Deadline.com.

Get tickets HERE to see Nicole Scimeca (Anastasia) in Gypsy at McLeod Summer Playhouse now through Sunday!

Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert) will voice a character in the upcoming movie “Angry Birds 2”!

Get your tickets now for the next installment of (YOUNG) at The Green Room 42!

Here’s a video of the moment Elliana Walmsley found out she would be playing Clara in this year’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular!

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WATCH TO THE END! My heart is EXPLODING with JOY!!! So incredibly humbled and honored to share that I will dance the role of CLARA in the RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR with @therockettes!!! This has been a dream of mine since I was a baby ballerina…dreams really do come true!!!! Thank you to the village that have helped me over the years to be ready for this adventure! @kellyjsmith1 You were the first to start me off and you have been there for me every step of the way. Massive thanks to ALL of my teachers and mentors who prepared me for this incredible adventure….I love you all!!!! @irenawozniak @masterballetacademy @therealabbylee @giannamartello @tracyannejones @mwozniak1 @lauraquinn @bobbyamamizu @misskristakingdoh @guygroove @michellelatimerdance @laballetacademy @markmeismer @kaykalbfleisch @jessicamaxwell @theemmaslater @thelaceyschwimmer @ericamariemarr @alisonstroming @msaagency @evamadelinenys @franciscogelladanceofficial @kbmtalent @marinspirations @autumnmiller @mmsanett @thedanceawards @breakthefloorprod A heartfelt thank you to @drewphillip and @dancecelebrity for making this surprise extra special!

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And here are pictures from the kids of Dear Evan Hansen, The Lion King, and The Secret Life of Bees!




“All Together Now” Performs at 54 Below Tonight, Avery Watson to Play Clara in RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, and more!

Tonight, kids from School of Rock, Les Miserables, and more will join many other Broadway stars at 54 Below for “All Together Now,” a celebration of Broadway’s best group numbers! Get tickets HERE.

Congratulations to Avery Watson, who will play Clara in Radio City Christmas Spectacular this year!

Get a first look at Off-Broadway’s Not Even The Good Things with Serena Parrish on BroadwayWorld.com!

What the Constitution Means to Me has recouped its investment! Get more details HERE.

Tickets for Betrayal are on sale now! Find out more on Broadway.com.

Congrats to Olivia Alboher (Billy Elliot), who auditioned for “So You Think You Can Dance” and made it to The Academy, which airs tonight on Fox! Check out her audition:

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






LADYSHIP Closes Off-Broadway, Pictures from FROZEN, and more!

Happy Trails to Noelle Hogan and the company of Ladyship Off-Broadway! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Noelle!

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









Shows Cancelled Due to Midtown Blackout, Pictures from CURSED CHILD, and more!

A number of Broadway shows cancelled their performances for this evening due to a blackout in Midtown. Please contact your point of purchase for refunds or exchanges! Get more details on Playbill.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Frozen, The Secret Life of Bees, and Waitress!










“Stranger Things” Season 3 Out On Netflix as of Yesterday, Additionally Featuring Gabriella Pizzolo; Raghav Mehrotra to Appear on “Late Night with Seth Meyers”; and more!

We hope everyone had a great time celebrating the 4th of July yesterday!

As of yesterday, Season 3 of “Stranger Things” is now on Netflix! In addition to the previously announced Christopher Convery (Kinky Boots) and series regulars 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), alum Gabriella Pizzolo (Fun Home, Matilda) also appears on this season!

Tune in to “Late Night with Seth Meyers” to see Raghav Mehrotra (School of Rock) sit in with the 8G Band from July 15-18!

Check out production photos from Mojada at the Public Theater on TheaterMania.com!

Broadway alum and “Stranger Things” star Caleb McLaughlin is releasing original music! Find out more in his interview with WWD.

Jenna Weir (Frozen) has finished filming a new Hallmark movie, due to arrive around the holidays!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, The Lion King, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Ferryman, Frozen, and “(YOUNG)” at The Green Room 42!












MOJADA Begins Previews at the Public Theater, Thursday Williams and Rosdely Ciprian Interviewed in The New York Times, and more!

Happy first preview to Benjamin Luis McCracken and the company of Mojada at the Public Theater! Break a leg!

Thursday Williams (What the Constitution Means to Me) and Rosdely Ciprian (What the Constitution Means to Me) spoke with The New York Times about social media censorship!

Catch another all new episode of “Dance Moms” with alum GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda)! Here’s a look at last week’s “Queen”-inspired group routine:

Check out Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) stopping by Broadway.com’s “Live At Five”!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Make Believe, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, “(YOUNG)” at The Green Room 42, and The Ferryman!

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BEETLEJUICE, WAITRESS, FROZEN, and THE LION KING to Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park, Pictures from Advance Screening of KINKY BOOTS, and more!

Beetlejuice, Waitress, Frozen, and The Lion King will perform at Broadway in Bryant Park this summer! Get the full details, including performance dates on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out photos from this week’s advance screening of Kinky Boots HERE!

Take a look at pictures from the special sneak peek of this year’s New York Musical Festival shows for the press on BroadwayWorld.com!

Young Broadway Actor News founder Lindsay got to see alum and “Single Parents” star Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots) perform a world premiere of a song from a new musical called Talk To Me at “A Little New Music,” a concert series to showcase brand new musicals!

Skye Alyssa Friedman (Annie) recently did a commercial for Jam Brites!

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