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!
















Casting Announced for TREVOR Off-Broadway, Alum Reese Sebastian Diaz to Join DEAR EVAN HANSEN, and more!

The Off-Broadway cast of Trevor will include Hudson Loverro (School of Rock, A Bronx Tale, Assassins) in the title role, as well as Ava Briglia (Anatomy of a Suicide, The Ferryman, School of Rock, Matilda), Mark Aguirre, Ellie Kim (School of Rock, Dream Street), Yale Langworthy, Mateo Lizcano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Alyssa Emily Marvin (Number the Stars, Dream Street), Luke Naphat, Zachary Podair, Isabella Russo (The Underlying Chris, The Mother of Invention, School of Rock), Afra Sophia Tully, and Joshua Turchin (Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), as well as alum Luke Kolbe Mannikus (Matilda, Pippin, Priscilla Queen of the Desert)! Get more details HERE.

Congrats to alum Reese Sebastian Diaz (Mary Poppins), who is joining Dear Evan Hansen as an understudy!

This week, Dana Steingold will play Lydia in Beetlejuice from tonight through February 27th, while Presley Ryan will play Lydia from February 28th through March 1st!

The cast and creative team of Sing Street shared with BroadwayDirect.com what it’s like bringing the popular film to the stage!

Disney star and Off-Broadway alum Jenna Ortega (New York Spectacular) has been cast in the upcoming film “The Fallout”! Get more details on Deadline.com.

Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots) is hosting “FutureFest” at 54 Below in March! The event also features Lauren Bryant (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), Carlos Carreras (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Eve Johnson (The Net Will Appear), Amanda Swickle (Tink!). Limited tickets remain; get yours now!

Congratulations to Sophia Anne Caruso, who was nominated for a Clive Barnes Award for her performance in Beetlejuice! Get more information on Broadway.com.

Eli Rayman (The Winter’s Tale) has booked an episode of “Sesame Street”!

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Had a super fun time at @sesamestreet !!!

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Raigan Olivia Saunders-Newton (Waitress) appears in this video for the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden!

Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) has booked a voiceover project! More details to come.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Sing Street, Flying Over Sunset, Frozen, The Lion King, and Caroline, Or Change!






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

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Sam Middleton Jr. Joins MRS. DOUBTFIRE, Disney on Broadway and the Kids of THE LION KING Celebrate Black History Month, and more!

Congrats to Sam Middleton Jr. (Les Miserables tour), who has joined the cast of Mrs. Doubtfire as the understudy for the role of Christopher Hillard!

Celebrate Black History Month with members of the Disney on Broadway family, including the kids of The Lion King:

Presley Ryan went on in the roles of both Lydia and the Girl Scout at Beetlejuice this week!

Congratulations to the cast of The Inheritance on their 100th performance! See pictures of the celebration on Playbill.com.

Also on Playbill.com, get a peek at Flying Over Sunset!

Upcoming auditions include:

  • Disney’s open casting call in Seattle in June for kids for their Broadway and tour productions of The Lion King and Frozenget more information here
  • The movie adaptation of the musical 13 is holding an online open casting call – get more information here
  • The Jungle will return Off-Broadway at St. Ann’s Warehouse this spring, and they are holding an open call!

Also, take a peek at the open casting call for Trevor, coming Off-Broadway this spring, on Playbill.com!

Fathom Events is playing the Met Opera production of Porgy and Bess, with Emerson Davis (Once On This Island), on February 15th in movie theaters across the country! Get more details HERE.

Ayla Schwartz (Frozen) will appear in the new Amazon Prime show “Hunters,” arriving February 21st! Here’s a sneak peek:

Here’s the entire performance of “SW: A New(sical) Hope,” written by Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) and starring Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert):

Bryan Holden Chan (The Lion King) and Layla Capers (The Lion King) booked an episode of “Sesame Street”! This marks Layla’s second appearance on the show and Bryan’s first.

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

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Madison Elizabeth Lagares in “She Will Rock You” at 54 Below Tonight, Audrey Bennett in Amazon’s “Hunters,” and more!

Tonight, Broadway alum Madison Elizabeth Lagares (On Your Feet, School of Rock) will take part in “She Will Rock You” at 54 Below! Get more details HERE.

Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie) will appear in the upcoming Amazon series “Hunters”! Here she is in the commercial for the show that aired during the Super Bowl:

Jamilah Rosemond (Peace, Love and Cupcakes) has been cast in Henry Box Brown: A Musical Journey, playing in NYC and Savannah, GA!

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I am so happy to announce that I am in the cast of Henry Box Brown- A Musical Journey! So thankful to God to be joining this show as they embark on their 6 city tour around the U.S.!! NYC Previews are this weekend Sat. Feb 8 at 3:30pm and Sun. Feb 9 at 7:30pm (which is the one I’ll be performing in). Then we go to Savannah, Georgia next weekend for 4 shows! Let me know if you are interested in purchasing a ticket! 💛 • • • “Henry Box Brown, the story of an 1850’s enslaved Virginia man who shipped himself to freedom in a box with the help of African American and white abolitionists. In this fusion of Gospel, R&B, blue grass and original negro spirituals, this musical celebrates the triumph of the human spirit.”

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Max William Bartos (Sing Street) will perform at 54 Below on May 4th as part of 54/54/54! Get tickets HERE.

YBAN founder Lindsay let it go at Frozen last weekend, and she says it’s still magical even after seeing it multiple times! Great job, everyone!

Lindsay also had a great time at “Switched” at 54 Below, meeting many amazing current and former Broadway kids!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice and Tina!

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♬ Creepy Old Guy – Sophia Anne Caruso, Alex Brightman, Rob McClure, Kerry Butler, Adam Dannheisser, Leslie Kritzer, Beetlejuice Original Broadway Cast Recording Ensemble

Pictures and Videos from the Kids of BEETLEJUICE, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, FLYING OVER SUNSET, and more!

Check out these pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice, Forbidden Broadway, Flying Over Sunset, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Frozen, Tina, Caroline, Or Change, and The Lion King!

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YBAN at BEETLEJUICE, 2-for-1 Tickets Available for FORBIDDEN BROADWAY and UNKNOWN SOLDIER, and more!

YBAN founder Lindsay made it to the “show about death” last night! Huge thanks to Presley Ryan, who gave a fantastic performance and backstage tour at Beetlejuice. Be sure to head to the Winter Garden Theatre for a laugh-out-loud good time!

Get 2-for-1 tickets to Forbidden Broadway at the York Theatre Company and Unknown Soldier at Playwrights Horizons as part of Off-Broadway Week! Find out more, including a full list of participating shows, on BroadwayWorld.com.

Sony and Netflix will distribute the upcoming movie musical of Matilda with a theatrical release in the U.K. first, followed by a Netflix release! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Sisley Carretas (Pedro Pan) won this year’s BroadwayCon Lip Sync Contest, along with “America’s Got Talent” star Luke Islam! Check out their winning performance here:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Dear Evan Hansen, Tina, Frozen, and The Lion King!






Andrew Barth Feldman Departs DEAR EVAN HANSEN, SING STREET Closes Off-Broadway, and more!

Happy Trails to Andrew Barth Feldman, who played his final performance as the title role in Dear Evan Hansen tonight!

Happy Trails as well to Max William Bartos, alum Sam Poon (Runaways, Macbeth, The King and I), and the company of Sing Street, which closes its Off-Broadway run at New York Theatre Workshop tonight! Catch it on Broadway this spring!

Today was the last day of BroadwayCon, and these Broadway and Off-Broadway kids and alumni were in attendance:

Kids from Waitress, School of Rock, and more are singing at The Green Room 42 tonight to benefit Australia! Get more details HERE.

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





Noelle Hogan Joins WONDERLAND at NYU, Artyon Celestine Guest Stars on “Bob Hearts Abishola,” and more!

Noelle Hogan (Ladyship) will play Chloe/Young Alice in Wonderland at NYU! Get tickets HERE.

Congrats to Artyon Celestine (A Christmas Story Live), who guest-starred on last night’s episode of “Bob Hearts Abishola” on CBS!

Los Angeles! Alumni including Noah Baird (Matilda), Maya Grace Fischbein (Fun Home), Ava Ulloa (Matilda), Andy Walken (A Christmas Story Live), Tyler Wladis (A Christmas Story Live), and Zachary Zwelling (School of Rock) will take part in this benefit concert for St. Jude’s in Los Angeles on February 22nd. Get tickets HERE!

“Lost Girls,” a new movie with Grace Capeless (The Lion King, Matilda, A Christmas Story), Austyn Johnson (Matilda, Dream Street), and Oona Laurence (Matilda), will arrive on Netflix on March 13th!

Caroline, Or Change and Sing Street have been added to BroadwayCon’s First Look concert, happening this Friday!

Check out photos from the re-opening of Forbidden Broadway on BroadwayWorld.com!

And check out these pictures and videos from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Frozen!

” A Time To Rock” Tonight at The Green Room 42, Jai Ram Srinivasan Modeling for Appaman, and more!

Tonight, alumni from School of Rock, The Ferryman, and more took the stage at The Green Room 42 for “A Time To Rock”! Get more details HERE.

Jai Ram Srinivasan (A Christmas Carol) is modeling for a new adaptive line of clothing for Appaman!

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