Mikee Castillo’s Birthday, Olivia Fanders to Guest Star on “Happy” on Syfy Tomorrow, and more!

Happy birthday to Mikee Castillo (The Lion King), who celebrated her birthday over the weekend! We hope you had a great day, Mikee!

Tomorrow, catch Olivia Fanders (A Little Princess) guest starring on “Happy” at 10pm on Syfy!

Milly Shapiro (Matilda, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown) will star in her own cabaret at The Green Room 42! Get tickets HERE.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of What the Constitution Means to Me, Waitress, Kinky Boots, The Lion King, and “A Time To Rock” at The Green Room 42!

Lucille Lortel Awards Nominations Announced, ALL MY SONS Begins Previews, and more!

Congrats to the companies of What the Constitution Means to Me, Mary Page Marlowe, and Happy Birthday, Wanda June, which all received Lucille Lortel Awards nominations yesterday morning, recognizing excellence in Off-Broadway theatre! Check out the full list of nominees HERE.

  • Outstanding Play – What the Constitution Means to Me, Produced by New York Theatre Workshop, Written by Heidi Schreck
  • Outstanding Revival – Happy Birthday, Wanda June, Produced by Wheelhouse Theater Company, Written by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play – Blair Brown, Mary Page Marlowe

Happy first preview to the company of All My Sons at Roundabout Theatre Company! Break a leg!

Gloria Manning (The Lion King tour) has stepped into The Lion King on Broadway!

Congrats to Will Meyers (Generation Me), who guest starred on NBC’s “The Village” this week!

Baylee Littrell (Disaster!) will open for the Backstreet Boys (one of whom is his dad, Brian!) and their DNA World Tour for the North American leg!

Ellie Kim (School of Rock, Dream Street) and Mikey Sohn (School of Rock) appeared in promos for the Nickelodeon special “The Substitute”!

Check out more photo coverage from opening night of What the Constitution Means to Me on TheaterMania.com! In addition, check out these videos from opening night:

Tonight, watch the Season 2 premiere of “Cloak and Dagger,” with Aubrey Joseph (The Lion King)!

Here’s a video of the cast of Anastasia taking their final bows on closing night!

We spotted Kara Oates (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot) on “Saturday Night Live” last weekend! See if you can find her here:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of What the Constitution Means to Me, Anastasia, and A Time To Rock at The Green Room 42!





ECO VILLAGE Opens Off-Broadway, Shahadi Wright Joseph Among NY Post’s Rising Stars of 2019, and more!

Happy Opening to the company of Eco Village! Break a leg tonight!

Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) is featured in the New York Post as one of the rising stars of 2019! Read the full article on NYPost.com.

Before School of Rock played its final performance, the kids of The Ferryman paid a visit! Check out photos on BroadwayWorld.com.

In addition, check out BroadwayWorld’s photo coverage from closing night of School of Rock, as well as video of alumni and current cast members performing “Stick It To The Man” together after the final curtain call!

Brooklyn Shuck, Matilda Lawler, Michael Quinton McArthur, and Willow McCarthy chatted with Playbill about creating a family dynamic onstage in The Ferryman! And Broadway.com has photos of the kids meeting the press with their incoming new cast members!

Prep for Andrew Barth Feldman‘s Broadway debut in Dear Evan Hansen next week by reading this feature from The New York Times!

“Mirai,” the English-dubbed version of which features Jaden Waldman (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), received an Oscar nomination this morning for Best Animated Feature! Congratulations, Jaden!

Here’s the trailer for “Russian Doll,” a brand new Netflix series featuring Brooke Timber (Ballyturk)!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Eco Village, The Ferryman, and The Lion King–including several from YBAN founder Lindsay, who saw the cast rock it on closing night of School of Rock!




SCHOOL OF ROCK Closes on Broadway After Three Years, and more!

Happy Trails to the company of School of Rock, which plays its final Broadway performance today! Congratulations to the closing cast as well as the many alumni on a fabulous run of more than three years!

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
















ECO VILLAGE Begins Previews, Jim Kaplan Joins FALSETTOS National Tour, and more!

Happy first preview to Zoe Wilson and the company of Eco Village!

Jim Kaplan (School of Rock, The King and I) has joined the cast of the national tour of Falsettos!

Happy National Swing Day!

Keaton Whittaker (A Little Night Music) has joined the cast of The Wolves at St. Louis Repertory Theater! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Kids from Mary Poppins, Matilda, and more have grown up and are now taking the stage at 54 Below next week! Get more details about the show HERE.

Jordan Cole (School of Rock) chatted with Pets of Broadway about his dog, Maddie!

Matilda Lawler (The Ferryman) discussed making her Broadway debut, acting, and creative writing on BroadwayBox.com!

YBAN founder Lindsay saw Regan Ciccarelli perform in Waitress earlier this week!

This weekend is your last chance to see School of Rock on Broadway! Check out the cast with their cover of “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)”:

Check out photos of Sophia Anne Caruso‘s preview performance of Beetlejuice at BroadwayCon on BroadwayWorld.com!

And here are pictures from the kids of School of Rock, Eco Village, The Lion King, Beetlejuice, The Ferryman, Frozen, and BroadwayCon!












Robert Montano’s Birthday, Kyliegh Curran Joins “Doctor Sleep,” and more!

Happy belated birthday to Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular)! We hope you had a great day, Robert!

Next year in 2020, you can see Kyliegh Curran (The Lion King) in “Doctor Sleep,” the sequel to “The Shining”!

See how The Ferryman goes off without a hitch every performance in an article from The New York Times! In addition, Matilda Lawler (The Ferryman) is listed among TheaterMania’s 11 Best Broadway Debuts of 2018; check out the full list HERE!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Kinky Boots, and Anastasia!






SCHOOL OF ROCK Kids to Perform in “A Time To Rock” at The Green Room 42, Zoe Wilson Joins ECO VILLAGE Off-Broadway, and more!

The current kids of School of Rock will take the stage at The Green Room 42 for “A Time To Rock,” presented by Shine Theatre Arts Project! Get tickets HERE.

Zoe Wilson (The Pill, Play Like a Winner, Three Days to See) has been cast in the upcoming Off-Broadway production of Eco Village! Previews begin on January 15th. Get more information HERE.

The Broadway Blog praised Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and The Ferryman as some of the best theatre of 2018, and The Ferryman, as well as The Jungle, What the Constitution Means to Me, and This Ain’t No Disco, are highlighted in YesBroadway’s 16 Gifts the Theater Gods Gave Us in 2018!

Mimi Ryder (Frozen) recently stopped by the Fancounters podcast! Listen to her episode HERE.

The updated list of panelists for the “Sing Out, Louise: The Daily Life of a Child on Broadway” panel at BroadwayCon includes Hudson Loverro (School of Rock, Assassins, A Bronx Tale), Anthony Rosenthal (Really Rosie, Falsettos), Trevor Braun (Billy Elliot, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast; currently appearing in The Ferryman), Jaden Waldman (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), and Natalia Bingham (School of Rock tour). It is set to take place on January 12th at 1:45pm in Murray Hill West Room! Get more details on the BroadwayCon schedule site.

Gregory Ye (Miss Saigon) is appearing in this commercial for Betadine!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Kinky Boots, Beetlejuice, School of Rock, The Ferryman, and The Lion King!











CHRISTMAS IN HELL, THE NET WILL APPEAR, NOURA, and WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Close Off-Broadway, and more!

Happy Trails to the companies of Christmas in Hell at the York Theatre, The Net Will Appear at 59E59 Theaters, Noura at Playwrights Horizons, and the New York Theatre Workshop production of What the Constitution Means to Me at Greenwich House Theater, which all played their final Off-Broadway performances today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you!

If you are attending BroadwayCon, be sure to enter the autograph/photo lottery for the photo session with Matilda alumni before January 4th! The photo session is at 2pm with the Q&A following at 3pm.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, The Net Will Appear, Anastasia, and The Lion King!






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!









YBAN’s Holiday Playlist, Pictures from RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, SCHOOL OF ROCK, and more!

We’ve created a playlist of holiday songs from musicals like Elf and A Christmas Story, tracks from Carols For A Cure and The Holiday Star Experience, and singles/EPs released by the kids of Broadway and Off-Broadway! Give it a listen on Spotify!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, School of Rock, The Ferryman, and Frozen!