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!







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!





Video of Lulu Reunion at WAITRESS, Pictures from RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and WAITRESS!

The past and present Lulus of Waitress reunited for a special video!

And here are pictures from the kids of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, A Christmas Carol, and Waitress!







Zoe Glick Cast in UNKNOWN SOLDIER at Playwrights Horizons, Best Broadway Plays and Musicals of the Decade Lists from TheaterMania, and more!

Zoe Glick (Frozen) has been cast in the upcoming Off-Broadway production of Unknown Soldier at Playwrights Horizons! Read the full cast announcement HERE.

Congrats to Waitress, Once, and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, which made it onto TheaterMania’s top 10 Broadway musicals of the decade list; and to What the Constitution Means to Me, The Ferryman, and The Inheritance, which made it onto TheaterMania’s top 10 Broadway plays of the decade list!

Also, congratulations to Kinky Boots and The Lion King, which are both among the highest-grossing Broadway shows of the decade! Check out the full list on Playbill.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Sing Street, A Christmas Carol, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and Waitress, as well as Young Broadway Actor News’ Top 9 Instagram posts of 2019!









YBAN at THE UNDERLYING CHRIS, Final Episode of Andrew Barth Feldman’s Vlog Series, and more!

I caught last night’s performance of The Underlying Chris and had a great time! Great job, Isabella Russo and Nicholas Hutchinson!

Also, congratulations to Lily Buchanan and Oumar Ibn, who are understudying the roles of “Christine and others” and “Philip and others” (respectively) in the show!

Here’s the last episode of Andrew Barth Feldman’s Dear Evan Hansen vlog series!

Congrats to Jordan Cole (School of Rock), who guest starred on last week’s episode of “Ray Donovan”!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Waitress, Tina, and more, including lots of kids volunteering with Broadway Serves!





“Zombies 2” with Milo Manheim and Meg Donnelly Coming in 2020, Nala Hamilton in Tulane University’s MATILDA This Weekend, and more!

“Zombies 2,” featuring alumni Milo Manheim (Generation Me) and Meg Donnelly (The Sound of Music LIVE), will premiere on Disney Channel in 2020!

New Orleans! You can see Nala Hamilton (The Lion King) performing in Matilda at Tulane University today and tomorrow! Get tickets HERE.

Check out these videos from the most recent (YOUNG) cabaret at The Green Room 42!

Nicole Wildy (Really Rosie, Dream Street) has a brand new single out called “Be Interested”!

And check out this picture from the kids of Waitress!

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!









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!




THE FERRYMAN Recoups Investment, Promotional Photos of THE LION KING Film with Shahadi Wright Joseph, and more!

Congrats to The Ferryman, which recouped its investment just before closing!

The film remake of “The Lion King” hits theaters in 11 days! Check out Broadway alum Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) in these new promotional photos:

Videos from the most recent “(YOUNG)” are now up on YouTube! Check them out HERE.

Victoria Collett (Waitress) has been added to Kids of the Arts’ A Little Princess, playing in New York City this August! Get tickets HERE.

Hannah Nordberg (Little Miss Sunshine) is playing Princess Winnifred in Once Upon A Mattress in Calabasas, CA, from July 19-21! Get tickets HERE.

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





“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!