WAITRESS, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, and OUR DEAR DEAD DRUG LORD Close; and more!

Happy Trails to the companies of Waitress (which had an almost four-year Broadway run), A Christmas Carol, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, which all closed today. We can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you!

And here are pictures from the kids of all four shows!









THE UNDERLYING CHRIS Opens at Second Stage Theater, Brandon Niederauer Plays on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” and more!

Happy Opening to Nicholas Hutchinson, Isabella Russo, and the company of The Underlying Chris at Second Stage Theater! Break a leg everyone!

Congrats to Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock, Jesus Christ Superstar Live), who played on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” this week!

Cate Elefante (Waitress) is now appearing in an ad for Best Buy!

Check out photos from opening night of The Inheritance on BroadwayWorld.com!

Fiona Morgan Quinn (Frozen) voices the character Girl Hooman in Season 3 of the Universal Kids show “Floogals,” now playing on Universal Kids!

Congrats to Jahi Di’Allo Winston (The Lion King), whose new film “Queen & Slim” will arrive in movie theaters on November 27th!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Underlying Chris, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and Waitress!




THE INHERITANCE Opens on Broadway, Suri Marrero and Jesus Del Orden Depart THE LION KING, and more!

Happy Opening to Ryan Buggle, Tre Ryder, and the company of The Inheritance! Break a leg!

Happy Trails to Suri Marrero and Jesus Del Orden, who played their final performances of The Lion King today! You can see Suri performing in Frozen, and Jesus, we can’t wait to see what’s next for you!

Mehret Marsh will make her debut as Young Anna Mae in Tina very soon! Here are her scheduled performance dates:

  • November 19-25
  • December 3
  • December 4 (matinee only)
  • December 10-13
  • December 14 (matinee only)

And here are pictures from the kids of Waitress, A Christmas Carol, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and Beetlejuice!







Sofia Pellegrino Cast in MATILDA with Actors Technique NY, “Songs for the World” at 54 Below to Benefit Brazil Foundation, and more!

Sofia Pellegrino (Dream Street) has been cast in Matilda with Actors Technique NY, playing this December in Manhattan!

Lots of Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni will perform in “Songs for the World” at 54 Below, to benefit the Brazil Foundation! The concert is created by Julia Lipsztein (Dream Street) and will be hosted by Carrie Berk (Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Camp Rolling Hills) and Diego Lucano (Pedro Pan, Peace, Love and Cupcakes, School of Rock). Performers will include Swayam Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street), Victoria Csatay (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), Gianna Harris (School of Rock), Rachael McVey (Dream Street), Casey Nadzam (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), Toleeya Napolitano (Dream Street), Madeleine Pace (The Hard Problem, Once), Jack Richman (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), and Violet Young (Number the Stars)! Get more details on 54Below.com.

Check out these photos of the cast of Mrs. Doubtfire in rehearsals before their out-of-town tryout–will you be seeing the show in Seattle?

Get into the holiday spirit with the Acapop! KIDS cover of “All I Want for Christmas is You” with Aliyah Mastin (The Lion King)!

Shane Davis (Matilda) recorded this jingle for Creatable World!

And here are pictures from the kids of Radio City Christmas Spectacular and Frozen!

EVITA and RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Open, Cast Changes at FROZEN, THE LION KING, and EVITA, and more!

Happy Opening to Evita at New York City Center, which also announced its casting earlier this week: congratulations and break a leg to Isa Antonetti and Tessa Noelle Frascogna!

Happy Opening as well to the company of Radio City Christmas Spectacular! Break a leg, everyone!

Happy Trails to Winter Donnelly and Mimi Ryder, who played their final performances as Young Elsa in Frozen over the weekend! We can’t wait to see what’s next for both of you.

Jesus Del Orden and Suri Marrero are scheduled to play their final performances as Young Simba and Young Nala in The Lion King on November 17th. Go see them before then if you can, and check out our recent feature on Jesus and his niece Sophia Rodriguez, currently playing Lulu in Waitress, HERE!

Coming up for Suri as she departs The Lion King, she will be joining the cast of Frozen as one of the new Young Elsas, beginning performances this week before she’s even finished her run as Young Nala! Also joining Frozen as the other new Young Elsa is Anna Rae Haller, who will make her Broadway debut!

Finally, Broadway alum Layla Capers (School of Rock) will be joining The Lion King next week as one of the new Young Nalas! Congratulations, Layla!

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In the midst of all this exciting news, we also want to wish congratulations to The Lion King, which celebrates 22 years on Broadway today!

Reyna Guerra (Runaways) has been cast in Much Ado About Nothing at Pittsburgh Playhouse, now playing through November 17th! Get more information HERE.

The casts of Tina and Beetlejuice will perform during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year! Get more details on Broadway.com.

Also coming up, the casts of Dear Evan Hansen, Frozen, Waitress, and Beetlejuice will take part in Broadway Under the Stars, a free concert series this holiday season at Columbus Circle! Get more information HERE.

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) will perform at the Never Is Now Summit later this month! Also, check out his newest vlog!

Brie Zimmer (Happy Birthday, Wanda June) will play Annie with Kidz Theater in December!

Season 2 of “You,” with Jenna Ortega (New York Spectacular), will arrive on Netflix on December 26th!

Congratulations to Julian Silva (The Lion King), who guest starred on last week’s episode of “How To Get Away With Murder”!

Swayam Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street), Sumaya Bouhbal (Runaways), and Mehret Marsh (Tina, The Lion King) performed at Rockers On Broadway earlier this week! Get more information HERE.

Check out photos from backstage at Beetlejuice on Broadway.com!

Finally, the holidays are practically here! We have your guide to our featured Broadway and Off-Broadway shows and their performance schedules for the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years.

And here are pictures from the kids of The Lion King, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, A Christmas Carol, and for all the women who thought they were Mad!

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RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Begins Run, Mattea Conforti to Voice Young Elsa in “Frozen 2,” and more!

Congratulations to the company of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, which began its 2019 holiday run over the weekend!

Congrats as well to Mattea Conforti (Frozen, Sunday in the Park with George, Matilda), who will voice Young Elsa in the upcoming movie “Frozen 2”!

We have lots of photo and video coverage from the opening night of Tina! See the list below:

“Doctor Sleep,” with alum Kyliegh Curran (The Lion King), is out in theaters now!

Get your copy of this year’s “Carols For A Cure” CD, featuring the casts of Dear Evan Hansen, Beetlejuice, Waitress, Frozen, and more, from the Broadway Cares store!

Be on the lookout for Raigan Olivia Saunders-Newton (Waitress) in an ad for Dadi!

Aliyah Mastin (The Lion King) appears in another music video for Acapop! KIDS, this time covering “Sunflower”! Watch below:

“Let It Snow,” a new Netflix film starring Isabela Merced (Evita), is now streaming!

And here are pictures from the kids of Forbidden Broadway, Tina, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and for all the women who thought they were Mad!

Ella Rubin Discusses THE ROSE TATTOO with AOL Build, YBAN at ANASTASIA Tour with Broadway alum Lila Coogan, and more!

Ella Rubin stopped by AOL Build to talk about The Rose Tattoo! Watch below:

Yesterday, YBAN founder Lindsay went back to the national tour of Anastasia and got to meet Lila Coogan, who made her Broadway debut as Jane Banks in Mary Poppins as a kid! She is currently starring in the tour as Anya!

Kaylin Hedges (Kris Kringle) has joined the lineup for “GR42 Sings Disney Villains” on October 25th! Get tickets HERE.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Waitress, and The Inheritance!







Caroline Basu’s Birthday, THE COSTUME at INNER VOICES Closes, and more!

Happy belated birthday to Caroline Basu (School of Rock)! We hope you had a great day, Caroline!

Happy Trails to Finn Douglas and The Costume, which played its final performance in Inner Voices at The Barrow Group today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Finn!

Fina Strazza (Animal, Matilda) will take part in the concert of Snow Child, a show she performed in at Arena Stage, at SubCulture tonight! Get more details HERE.

Jaden Waldman (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) recently recorded a few voiceover spots for Walmart!

Jenna Weir (Frozen) appears in the new Hallmark movie “A Veteran’s Christmas,” now playing on Hallmark!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Inner Voices, School of Rock, The Ferryman, Anastasia, and The Hard Problem!












Isabella Russo Joins THE MOTHER OF INVENTION, Trailer for “The Comedian,” and more!

Isabella Russo (School of Rock) has joined the cast of Off-Broadway’s The Mother of Invention! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Here’s the trailer for “The Comedian,” featuring Savvy Crawford (Amelie, A Little Princess), set to be released on February 3rd!

Darius Kaleb (Motown, A Raisin in the Sun) discussed “Luke Cage” with Teenplicity.com!

Watch the full video of On Your Feet performing at “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” below or on BroadwayWorld.com!

“Former Broadway Kids, All Grown Up!” is coming up soon at 54 Below, featuring former Broadway child actors! Performers include alumni Emerson Steele (Violet), Allie Trimm (13, Bye Bye Birdie), and Brynn Williams (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, In My Life, Grinch, 13, Bye Bye Birdie). Get more information on 54Below.com.

Here’s a trailer for “The New Edition Story,” featuring Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) and Jahi Diallo Winston (The Lion King)!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Fiddler on the Roof, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Matilda, On Your Feet, Falsettos, Kinky Boots, School of Rock, and Waitress!

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RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Closes, First Installment of YBAN’s When I Grow Up Interview Series, and more!

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Happy Trails to the company of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, which played its final performance today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you!

We are launching a monthly interview series with YBAN alumni today called When I Grow Up! The first installment is now up on our website; our founder Lindsay chatted with Katherine McNamara (A Little Night Music) about her Broadway kid days and about Season 2 of “Shadowhunters,” which premiered at 8pm tonight on Freeform! Read the interview HERE.

Watch the final curtain call of Matilda below!

Check out the last curtain call of Fiddler on the Roof below or on BroadwayWorld.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of On Your Feet, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Matilda, Waitress, School of Rock, and Falsettos!

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