WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME and THE JUNGLE Win Obie Awards, Jack Stewart Joins THE FERRYMAN, and more!

Congratulations to What the Constitution Means to Me and St. Ann’s Warehouse’s The Jungle, which both received Obie Awards last night! Constitution won for Best New American Play, and the cast and creative team of The Jungle, including Vera Gurpinar and Annika Mehta, received a Special Citation! Check out the full list on BroadwayWorld.com.

Congrats to Jack Stewart, the newest Bobby Carney in The Ferryman!

Photo Credit: Time Out New York / Ben Delfont

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










Sam Primack’s Birthday, Sophia Anne Caruso on AOL Build, and more!

Happy birthday to Sam Primack (Dear Evan Hansen)! We hope you had a great day, Sam!

Sophia Anne Caruso stopped by AOL Build for Build Brunch to chat about Beetlejuice! Also, check out USA Today going backstage at the show.

In case you missed it, here’s the Black America TV segment with Rosdely Ciprian and Thursday Williams of What the Constitution Means to Me!

Watch Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) take part in a Q&A about mental health, plus a special performance from the DEH cast!

And here are pictures from the kids of Beetlejuice and Waitress!

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Photo Credit: Walter McBride




Thursday Williams’s Birthday, YBAN at Hollywood Bowl’s THE LITTLE MERMAID, and more!

Happy birthday to Thursday Williams (What the Constitution Means to Me)! We hope you had a great day, Thursday!

YBAN founder Lindsay saw Joshua Turchin (The Pill) as Flounder in last night’s fantastic performance of The Little Mermaid at the Hollywood Bowl! There’s one more chance to see it tonight!

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








THE FERRYMAN Receives Drama League Award, Nicholas Barasch Performs the Music of Ben Caplan at 54 Below Tonight, and more!

Congratulations to The Ferryman, which received a Drama League Award today for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play!

Tonight, Nicholas Barasch (She Loves Me, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, West Side Story) is singing the music of Ben Caplan at 54 Below! Get more details HERE.

Alexandra Vlachos (Matilda) has joined the lineup of the “Shine for the Spines” benefit tomorrow at 7pm in Riverhead, NY!

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Casting announcement: We are thrilled to have @alexandravlachos performing at the Vail-Leavitt this weekend! Alexandra Vlachos is delighted to be a part of this special event and is honored to unite with these talented performers to support Thea and others affected by scoliosis. She is an actor, dancer and singer from Long Island who got her start on the Gateway stage where she met Thea and many other amazing friends. Broadway: Matilda the Musical (Matilda) Regional: A Christmas Story (Ester Jane). Numerous other community theater credits including Legally Blonde (Elle Woods), Beauty and the Beast (Chip) and Clara’s Dream The Nutcracker (Clara) for the American Dance Theater of Long Island. Various voiceovers, television and other professional recordings. Alexandra is grateful for the love and support of her family and friends who support her dreams and passion for the arts. She feels inspired by Thea’s journey and is proud to be a part of this important benefit.

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And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Frozen and Waitress!





DEAR EVAN HANSEN and WAITRESS Win Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, Thursday Williams and Rosdely Ciprian to Appear on Black America TV Tomorrow, and more!

Dear Evan Hansen and Waitress both won 2019 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards! Get the full list on Broadway.com.

  • Favorite Long-Running Show – Dear Evan Hansen
  • Favorite Tour – Dear Evan Hansen (with teen Phoebe Koyabe in the cast)
  • Favorite Replacement (male) – Jeremy Jordan for Waitress

New York City! Thursday Williams and Rosdely Ciprian (What the Constitution Means to Me) will be featured on Black America TV tomorrow at 9pm EST on CUNY TV!

YBAN founder Lindsay got to meet alum Cate Elefante (Waitress) at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles yesterday, where Cate is performing in the national tour cast of Les Miserables!

Here’s your first look at Arica Himmel (The Layover) in “Mixed-ish,” coming to ABC this fall!

“Above the Shadows,” a new film starring Fina Strazza (Matilda, Animal), will arrive in theaters June 19th! Get more details on Deadline.com.

Learn more secrets about what goes into making the debate at the end of What the Constitution Means to Me happen each night in this article from The New York Times!

And here are pictures from the kids of Frozen, Beetlejuice, and Waitress!




THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES to Offer Daily Digital Lottery, Charlie Tassone Debuts in FROZEN, and more!

The Secret Life of Bees is offering a daily digital lottery! Get more details on TodayTix.com.

Congratulations to Charlie Tassone, who made her Broadway debut last night in Frozen!

Dante Melucci (School of Rock) is going on tour with his band!

The season premiere of “Dance Moms,” with GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda), is quickly approaching! Here’s GiaNina showing off her favorite dance move:

Here’s the new teaser trailer for “Evil,” featuring Brooklyn Shuck (The Ferryman, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Tuck Everlasting, Les Miserables, Matilda, Annie), coming to CBS!

Sophia Guarnaschelli (Tink!) has joined the lineup for “Shine for the Spines,” a benefit for scoliosis research, happening on May 18th in Riverhead, NY! Get tickets HERE.

If you are an alum of a Broadway show or professional Off-Broadway production (or currently appearing in one!) who’s graduating from high school or college this year, we want to hear from you! Please send us a message through our social media or fill out our form to tell us what your future plans are (if you are graduating from high school) or where you’re graduating from (if you’re graduating from college) so we can recognize you next month!

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




THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES Begins Previews, THE PAIN OF MY BELLIGERENCE Closes, Zoe Glick Departs FROZEN, and more!

Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at Young Broadway! Special shout-out to the moms of the incredible kids we’ve seen grace several Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. We salute you for the sacrifices you make for your child to pursue their passions!

Happy first preview to The Secret Life of Bees at Atlantic Theater Company! Break a leg!

Happy Trails to the company of The Pain of My Belligerence at Playwrights Horizons! Congrats on a great run!

Happy Trails as well to Zoe Glick, who plays her final performance as Young Anna in Frozen today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Zoe!

Get your tickets to see Morgan Billings Smith (The Sound of Music) in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee in Connecticut!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Ferryman, What the Constitution Means to Me, The Pain of My Belligerence, The Secret Life of Bees, Waitress, and The Lion King!


Photo Credit: Emilio Madrid-Kuser

Photo Credit: Emilio Madrid-Kuser




Leila Rose Gross and Jenna Weir Depart FROZEN, Niles Fitch Joins Disney+ Film “Secret Society of Second Born Royals,” and more!

Happy Trails to Leila Rose Gross and Jenna Weir, who played their final performances as Young Anna and Young Elsa in Frozen today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for both of you!

Congratulations to Niles Fitch (The Lion King, Our Lady of Kibeho), who will star in the upcoming Disney+ film “Secret Society of Second Born Royals”! Find out more on ShadowAndAct.com.

Milly Shapiro (Matilda, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown) performed a solo cabaret at The Green Room 42 tonight! Get more details HERE.

Last night, George Franklin (A Christmas Story) performed at 54 Below with his Pace University classmates!

Congratulations to Brooklyn Shuck (The Ferryman), whose show “Evil” has been picked up by CBS! Find out more on Deadline.com, and also check out Brooklyn’s feature in IN New York!

“Single Parents,” featuring Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots) and Tyler Wladis (A Christmas Story Live), is coming back for a second season!

Congrats to Ryder Koehle (The Ferryman), who has booked a gig with Skip Hop!

Landon Maas (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Kinky Boots, Radio City Christmas Spectacular) returned to “The Blacklist” last night! Did you watch?

Get a peek of Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) performing at Stars in the Alley yesterday in Shubert Alley!


The cast of “Dance Moms,” including GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda), competed in New Jersey today!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Frozen and Waitress!







Andrew Barth Feldman’s Birthday, Haven Alexander and Aliya “Jo” Ramey to Join THE LION KING, and more!

Happy birthday to Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen)! We hope you had a great day!

Please welcome Haven Alexander and Aliya “Jo” Ramey to The Lion King! They will both make their Broadway debuts in the show this week.

The Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nominees have been announced! Check out the full list on Broadway.com. You have until Sunday to cast your vote!

  • Favorite New Musical – Beetlejuice
  • Favorite New Play – The Ferryman
  • Favorite Play Revival – All My Sons
  • Favorite Long-Running Show – Dear Evan Hansen
  • Favorite Long-Running Show – Waitress
  • Favorite Tour – Anastasia, currently starring Broadway alum Delilah Rose Pellow
  • Favorite Leading Actor in a Musical – Alex Brightman for Beetlejuice
  • Favorite Leading Actress in a Musical – Sophia Anne Caruso for Beetlejuice
  • Favorite Leading Actor in a Play – Paddy Considine for The Ferryman
  • Favorite Leading Actress in a Play – Annette Bening for All My Sons
  • Favorite Leading Actress in a Play – Laura Donnelly for The Ferryman
  • Favorite Featured Actress in a Musical – Kerry Butler for Beetlejuice
  • Favorite Featured Actress in a Play – Jenni Barber for All My Sons
  • Favorite Funny Performance – Alex Brightman for Beetlejuice
  • Favorite Funny Performance – Leslie Kritzer for Beetlejuice
  • Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Female) – Sophia Anne Caruso for Beetlejuice
  • Favorite Replacement (Male) – Alex Boniello for Dear Evan Hansen
  • Favorite Replacement (Male) – Gavin Creel for Waitress
  • Favorite Replacement (Male) – Andrew Barth Feldman for Dear Evan Hansen
  • Favorite Replacement (Male) – Jeremy Jordan for Waitress
  • Favorite Replacement (Male) – Sky Lakota-Lynch for Dear Evan Hansen
  • Favorite Replacement (Female) – Shoshana Bean for Waitress
  • Favorite Replacement (Female) – Mallory Bechtel for Dear Evan Hansen

The upcoming West Side Story movie remake now has a release date! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Thursday Williams chatted with NBC New York about What the Constitution Means to Me! Watch HERE.

Lynn Masako Cheng (The King and I) is appearing in a commercial for Friendly’s!

Tina is holding an open call for the role of Young Tina Turner! Check out this flyer for details:

Congratulations to “After Forever,” featuring Finn Douglas (The Costume [Inner Voices], Radio City Christmas Spectacular), which won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Digital Drama Series!

Laurissa Romain (South Pacific) has been cast in the upcoming film “Son of the South”!

And check out this photo of celebrities visiting What the Constitution Means to Me!

Photo Credit: People Magazine