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!









Presley Ryan Performs at Broadway in the Boros, YBAN at WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME, and more!

Presley Ryan performed “Dead Mom” and more with her castmates from Beetlejuice today at Empire Outlets in Staten Island for Broadway in the Boros! Videos to come.

I really enjoyed seeing What the Constitution Means to Me earlier this week, with Thursday Williams as that night’s debater! You have until August 24th to catch the show playing at the Helen Hayes Theater!

Watch the trailer for “Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark,” with alum Gabriel Rush (Billy Elliot), in theaters August 9th!

Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King) is appearing in Road Show at New York City Center, this week only!

The cast of Make Believe met the press this week! Check out the photos on BroadwayWorld.com.

Medea is playing Off-Broadway in Brooklyn early next year and they are holding an EPA for kids! Get audition information on Backstage.com and get advice for attending an Equity audition as a non-Equity performer on ActorAesthetic.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, Beetlejuice, and Not Even The Good Things!

Photo Credit: Emilio Madrid-Kuser




BEETLEJUICE Celebrates 100 Performances and Announces Broadway.com Vlog, Broadway Flea Market Date Announced, and more!

The cast of Beetlejuice celebrated the show’s 100th performance this week! Check out photo coverage on BroadwayWorld.com, and find out more about their upcoming Broadway.com vlog HERE!

Broadway Flea Market will return for this year on September 22nd! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Alexa Shae Niziak (Matilda, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Women Without Men, A Christmas Story, The Thing With Feathers, The Mother of Invention) will perform in Of the Sea in New York City this weekend, alongside, as we announced previously, Zoe Wilson (The Pill, Eco Village, Play Like a Winner, Three Days to See)! Get tickets HERE.

Watch the cast of Waitress send off castmates Shoshana Bean and Erich Bergen at curtain call:

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





Antonio Watson’s Birthday, Korinne Tetlow to Appear on “Prodigal Son,” and more!

Happy birthday to Antonio Watson, previously seen Off-Broadway in This Ain’t No Disco, who will soon make his Broadway debut in Tina!

Look for Korinne Tetlow (The Traveling Lady, If Only) on an episode of “Prodigal Son,” airing this fall!

Congrats to Olivia Alboher (Billy Elliot) on a great run of “So You Think You Can Dance”!

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) stopped by The Theatre Podcast!

Congrats to Julia Morgan (Anastasia), whose episode of “Divorce” aired this week! Did you watch it?

Sarah Charles Lewis (Tuck Everlasting) workshopped a new musical from Miller & Tysen, who wrote Tuck Everlasting!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, Dear Evan Hansen, and The Secret Life of Bees!





TINA–THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Casting Announced, Zoe Wilson in OF THE SEA at Access Theater, and more!

Gloria Manning (The Lion King tour), Mehret Marsh (The Lion King), Jayden Theophile, and Antonio Watson (This Ain’t No Disco) have joined the cast of Tina–The Tina Turner Musical! Get more details on Broadway.com.

This weekend, you can catch Zoe Wilson (The Pill, Eco Village, Play Like a Winner, Three Days to See) in Of the Sea at the Access Theater in NYC! Get tickets HERE.

YBAN founder Lindsay had a great time meeting up with Katie Grober (Waitress) and her family in California!

Watch GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda) and Elliana Walmsley (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) perform a duet together and dance in the group routine from last week’s episode of “Dance Moms” below, and catch the show’s newest episode tonight!

Milly Shapiro (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Matilda) modeled for Design Scene!

Ian Saraceni (The King and I, Matilda) has been added to the cast of Joshua Turchin’s musical The Perfect Fit!

And check out this picture from the kids of Waitress!

BEETLEJUICE and WAITRESS Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park, Alumni Join Joshua Turchin’s New Musical THE PERFECT FIT, and more!

The casts of Beetlejuice and Waitress performed at Broadway in Bryant Park today! Videos to come.

Swayam Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street), Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Carly Gendell (School of Rock), Zoe Manarel (Matilda, A Little Princess), and alum Jenny Mollet (The Color Purple) have been cast in The Perfect Fit, a new musical by Joshua Turchin (The Pill)! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and Miranda Jo DeMott (Peace, Love and Cupcakes) recently performed on the USS Intrepid! Check out pictures on BroadwayWorld.com.

A stage version of It’s A Wonderful Life is in the works, set to be written by Paul McCartney! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) shared his favorite “Smash” moments with Playbill! Read HERE.

Alumni Matthew Gumley (Elf, The Addams Family, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast), Ethan Haberfield (Mary Poppins), Morgan Hecker (How the Grinch Stole Christmas!), Lilli Jacobs (A Little Princess), Annabelle Kempf (Billy Elliot), Laurissa Romain (South Pacific), Neil McCaffrey (Bye Bye Birdie, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins), Jenny Mollet (The Color Purple), Kylie Goldstein (Les Miserables), and more will take the stage at The Green Room 42 with “A Time To Shine”! Devynn Pedell (Mary Poppins) is a co-producer. Get tickets now!

Here’s a throwback video from the 2017 auditions for Clara in Radio City Christmas Spectacular, with both Elliana Walmsley, who will play the role this holiday season, and Emerson Tate Alexander, who took it on in 2017!

The new The Lion King film arrives in theaters tomorrow! Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) and her co-star JD McCrary surprised guests at Disney World with a performance of “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King”! Watch here:

The cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will perform in a benefit concert at Birdland on July 22nd!

And here are pictures from the kids of Not Even The Good Things and The Lion King!




NOT EVEN THE GOOD THINGS Opens Off-Broadway, WAITRESS to Close on Broadway in January 2020, and more!

Happy Opening to Serena Parrish and the company of Not Even The Good Things Off-Broadway! Break a leg, everyone!

Waitress has announced a closing date in January 2020. Go see it on Broadway before then! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Congratulations to our alumni whose projects were nominated for Emmy Awards this morning! “This Is Us,” with Niles Fitch (The Lion King, Our Lady of Kibeho); “Russian Doll,” with Brooke Timber (Ballyturk); “Fosse/Verdon,” with Austyn Johnson (Matilda, Dream Street); and the “Sesame Street” special “When You Wish Upon A Pickle,” with Madeleine Pace (The Hard Problem, Once), were all nominated. Get the full list on Variety.com.

Isabella Russo (School of Rock, The Mother of Invention) has been cast in The Underlying Chris, playing Off-Broadway at Second Stage Theater! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) attended an advanced screening of the new “The Lion King” film! Check out pictures on BroadwayWorld.com.

Sophia Anne Caruso will perform with her Beetlejuice castmates at Broadway in Bryant Park this week! Cast members from Waitress are also set to perform. Get the full lineup on Playbill.com!

Get your tickets HERE for “Now & Then,” happening this week at 54 Below and featuring kids from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Billy Elliot, and more!

Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) has released a new single! Go check out “Skin I’m In”!

Tonight, “Dance Moms” airs a new episode with alum GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda) and future Radio City Christmas Spectacular ballerina Elliana Walmsley! Check out the group dance from last week and Elliana’s solo:

And check out this picture from the cast of What the Constitution Means to Me when they stopped by Google Talks!

“All Together Now” Performs at 54 Below Tonight, Avery Watson to Play Clara in RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, and more!

Tonight, kids from School of Rock, Les Miserables, and more will join many other Broadway stars at 54 Below for “All Together Now,” a celebration of Broadway’s best group numbers! Get tickets HERE.

Congratulations to Avery Watson, who will play Clara in Radio City Christmas Spectacular this year!

Get a first look at Off-Broadway’s Not Even The Good Things with Serena Parrish on BroadwayWorld.com!

What the Constitution Means to Me has recouped its investment! Get more details HERE.

Tickets for Betrayal are on sale now! Find out more on Broadway.com.

Congrats to Olivia Alboher (Billy Elliot), who auditioned for “So You Think You Can Dance” and made it to The Academy, which airs tonight on Fox! Check out her audition:

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






LADYSHIP Closes Off-Broadway, Pictures from FROZEN, and more!

Happy Trails to Noelle Hogan and the company of Ladyship Off-Broadway! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Noelle!

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









Shows Cancelled Due to Midtown Blackout, Pictures from CURSED CHILD, and more!

A number of Broadway shows cancelled their performances for this evening due to a blackout in Midtown. Please contact your point of purchase for refunds or exchanges! Get more details on Playbill.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Frozen, The Secret Life of Bees, and Waitress!