Broadway Goes Dark and Off-Broadway Cancels and Suspends Shows Due to Coronavirus, and more

Please see below for a list of shows, performances, and auditions that have either been cancelled or suspended due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), and get more details on each show at the links provided:

Cancelled:

Suspended:

  • All Broadway shows, through April 12th. Of our featured shows, this includes:
    • Beetlejuice
    • Caroline, Or Change, which was scheduled to begin previews March 13th
    • Flying Over Sunset, which was scheduled to begin previews tonight, March 12th
    • Frozen
    • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
    • The Inheritance, which was scheduled to close this weekend
    • The Lion King
    • Mrs. Doubtfire, which was in previews and was scheduled to open April 5th
    • Sing Street, which was scheduled to begin previews March 26th
  • Whisper House (along with other shows playing at 59E59) will resume performances on April 1st

Other News

Dara Paige Bloomfield (Ragtime) has joined the upcoming Ragtime benefit concert! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out this promo for Trevor, and get tickets; previews begin April 7th!

Presley Ryan took part in a special post-show talkback Q&A at Beetlejuice with current Girl Scouts!

And check out these photos from Unknown Soldier, Whisper House, and Flying Over Sunset:

Photo Credit: Playwrights Horizons

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MEDEA Closes at BAM, Presley Ryan to Depart BEETLEJUICE This Month, and more!

Happy Trails to the company of Medea at BAM! We can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you!

Presley Ryan will depart Beetlejuice on March 29th. Go see her before then if you can! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Mrs. Doubtfire will offer digital rush tickets! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

“From Dreams to Broadway” featured performances by kids from Forbidden Broadway, School of Rock, and more!

You can hear the voice of Catherine Ashmore Bradley (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) on the Noggin app when you play the “Super Silly Surprise Party” game!

Here’s a new trailer for “Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” with Talia Ryder (Matilda), arriving in New York City and Los Angeles on March 13th and everywhere on April 3rd!

Deandre Sevon (Runaways, Mother Courage and Her Children) has released a new single called “Wonderland”!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Mrs. Doubtfire, Caroline, Or Change, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Medea, Tina, The Lion King, Frozen, and Flying Over Sunset!
















Mehret Marsh’s Birthday, Haven Alexander Departs THE LION KING, Cast Changes at BEETLEJUICE, and more!

Happy belated birthday to Mehret Marsh (Tina)! We hope you had a great day, Mehret!

Happy Trails to Haven Alexander, who played his final performance as Young Simba in The Lion King recently. We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Haven!

Happy Trails as well to Sophia Anne Caruso, who played her final performance as Lydia in Beetlejuice this past Wednesday, February 19th, to pursue television work. More details to come! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Sophia.

Presley Ryan has been on as Lydia in Beetlejuice through today, February 23rd!

Alum Ellen Marlow (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) has joined the cast of Frozen!

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The Inheritance will end its run on March 15th. Go see Ryan Buggle and Tre Ryder in the show before then! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Watch the cast of Mrs. Doubtfire react to Rob McClure in costume, on BroadwayWorld.com! Also, the show’s cast met the press earlier this week! Check out photos on Broadway.com and a video below:

Madeleine Pace (Once, The Hard Problem) will appear in the upcoming HBO movie “Bad Education,” arriving on April 25th! Here’s the trailer:

Tonight, Emerson Steele (Violet) produced and performed in “I Am Woman” at 54 Below! Performers included Allie Trimm (Bye Bye Birdie, 13) and Brynn Williams (Bye Bye Birdie, 13, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, In My Life, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang). Get more details HERE.

Get a first look at “The Tiger Rising,” with Madalen Yarbrough Mills (School of Rock), on Variety.com!

YBAN founder Lindsay had a wonderful time attending “Songs for St. Jude” at the Rockwell today, with lots of Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni! Check out more photos on our sister site, Kids On Tour.

Alumni Winter Donnelly (Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, Frozen) and Bella May Mordus (Make Believe, The Ferryman) will appear on a future episode of “Sesame Street”!

Alumni Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie) and Cate Elefante (Waitress) have also booked more episodes of “Sesame Street”!

In addition, Cate Elefante (Waitress) is the voice of Wala the Koala on “The Cool School Show,” now playing on YouTube!

Here’s the first trailer for “Big Time Adolescence,” with Oona Laurence (Matilda)! The film arrives on March 13th in select theaters, then on Hulu on March 20th.

Austyn Johnson (Matilda, Dream Street, “The Greatest Showman”) has booked a guest star spot on a TV series!

Here’s the official trailer for “Little Fires Everywhere,” with Lexi Underwood (The Lion King)!

Watch alumni Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie), Chloé Bryan (School of Rock), and Ayla Schwartz (Frozen) on “Hunters,” now streaming on Amazon Prime!

Christopher Convery (Kinky Boots) appeared in “MacGyver” on CBS earlier this week!

“Brahms: The Boy II,” with Christopher Convery (Kinky Boots), and “10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up,” with Mia Sinclair Jenness (Mary Page Marlowe, Les Miserables, The Sound of Music LIVE, Number the Stars), are out now! “Brahms: The Boy II” arrived nationwide, while “10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up” is playing in select theaters and VOD.

Watch a new music video for “Up” from Sing Street on EW.com!

The Music Man is holding an EPA for some principal roles, including Winthrop and Amaryllis! Get audition information for February 28th and March 2nd, as well as advice for attending an Equity audition as a non-Equity performer.

“The Plot Against America,” with Jacob Michael Laval (The Rose Tattoo), will arrive on HBO on March 16th!

Check out photos from opening night of Atlantic Theater Company’s Anatomy of a Suicide on BroadwayWorld.com!

“Miss Virginia,” a new film with Niles Fitch (The Lion King, Our Lady of Kibeho), is now on Netflix! Watch Niles’ interview with KTLA below:

Rileigh McDonald (Matilda, Good for Otto) guest starred on ABC’s “Schooled” earlier this week!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice, Anatomy of a Suicide, Caroline, Or Change, The Lion King, Frozen, Medea, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Tina!

Photo Credit: Davy Mack

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Photo Credit: Ahron R. Foster

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Sophie Knapp Books Recurring Role on TV Series, Video of Suri Marrero on “Sesame Street,” and more!

Sophie Knapp (Once, A Little Princess, Dream Street) has booked a recurring role on a TV series!

Suri Marrero (Frozen) appeared on a recent episode of “Sesame Street”! Check out these clips:

And here are pictures and videos from “Switched” and the kids of Forbidden Broadway and Tina!




TINA Celebrates 100th Performance, Sumaya Bouhbal on “Law & Order: SVU” Tonight, and more!

Congratulations to Tina, which celebrated its 100th performance this week! Check out photos on BroadwayWorld.com.

Sumaya Bouhbal (Runaways) guest starred on tonight’s episode of “Law & Order: SVU”!

The Acting Company is presenting A Doll’s House in repertory with My Antonia Off-Broadway, and they are holding an Equity Principal Audition for A Doll’s House! The production is seeking a young actor and actress to play Emmy and Bob. Get audition information on Playbill.com, and advice for attending an EPA as a non-Equity performer on ActorAesthetic.com.

The Lion King is holding an open casting call in NYC for kids this Saturday! Get details HERE.

Graydon Yosowitz (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Light Years) has been cast in HBO’s upcoming mini-series “The Plot Against America”! It premieres on March 16th.

And here are pictures and videos from “Switched” at 54 Below and the kids of Caroline, Or Change!

Madison Elizabeth Lagares in “She Will Rock You” at 54 Below Tonight, Audrey Bennett in Amazon’s “Hunters,” and more!

Tonight, Broadway alum Madison Elizabeth Lagares (On Your Feet, School of Rock) will take part in “She Will Rock You” at 54 Below! Get more details HERE.

Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie) will appear in the upcoming Amazon series “Hunters”! Here she is in the commercial for the show that aired during the Super Bowl:

Jamilah Rosemond (Peace, Love and Cupcakes) has been cast in Henry Box Brown: A Musical Journey, playing in NYC and Savannah, GA!

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I am so happy to announce that I am in the cast of Henry Box Brown- A Musical Journey! So thankful to God to be joining this show as they embark on their 6 city tour around the U.S.!! NYC Previews are this weekend Sat. Feb 8 at 3:30pm and Sun. Feb 9 at 7:30pm (which is the one I’ll be performing in). Then we go to Savannah, Georgia next weekend for 4 shows! Let me know if you are interested in purchasing a ticket! 💛 • • • “Henry Box Brown, the story of an 1850’s enslaved Virginia man who shipped himself to freedom in a box with the help of African American and white abolitionists. In this fusion of Gospel, R&B, blue grass and original negro spirituals, this musical celebrates the triumph of the human spirit.”

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Max William Bartos (Sing Street) will perform at 54 Below on May 4th as part of 54/54/54! Get tickets HERE.

YBAN founder Lindsay let it go at Frozen last weekend, and she says it’s still magical even after seeing it multiple times! Great job, everyone!

Lindsay also had a great time at “Switched” at 54 Below, meeting many amazing current and former Broadway kids!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice and Tina!

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Ryan Buggle’s Birthday, Gabriel Amoroso and Malcolm Fuller to Join HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, and more!

Happy belated birthday to Ryan Buggle (The Inheritance)! We hope you had a great day, Ryan!

Congratulations to Gabriel Amoroso (currently appearing in Medea at BAM) and Malcolm Fuller, who will both make their Broadway debuts in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child this spring!

Here’s the trailer for the new animated feature “Ne Zha,” with Jordan Cole (School of Rock), now playing in select theaters!

Young Broadway Actor News founder Lindsay got to hang out with alum Victoria Collett (Waitress), along with her sister Francesca and mom Michele, at Bibble & Sip last week!

Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) has joined Andrew Barth Feldman’s (Dear Evan Hansen) “SW: A New(sical) Hope,” happening at 54 Below this Sunday! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Kimber Tai Monroe (South Pacific) appeared in a Super Bowl commercial with “Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness! Watch below:

You could win $5 tickets to see Unknown Soldier at Playwrights Horizons! Get more information:

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Ryder Koehle (The Ferryman) modeled for Little Me!

Chinua Baraka Payne (Caroline, Or Change) is the new voice for Lil Dez in a video for Nike!

“Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” a new film with Talia Ryder (Matilda), will arrive in theaters on March 13th! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Forbidden Broadway, Beetlejuice, BroadwayCon 2020, Frozen, Medea, The Inheritance, Tina, and Sing Street!

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YBAN at BEETLEJUICE, 2-for-1 Tickets Available for FORBIDDEN BROADWAY and UNKNOWN SOLDIER, and more!

YBAN founder Lindsay made it to the “show about death” last night! Huge thanks to Presley Ryan, who gave a fantastic performance and backstage tour at Beetlejuice. Be sure to head to the Winter Garden Theatre for a laugh-out-loud good time!

Get 2-for-1 tickets to Forbidden Broadway at the York Theatre Company and Unknown Soldier at Playwrights Horizons as part of Off-Broadway Week! Find out more, including a full list of participating shows, on BroadwayWorld.com.

Sony and Netflix will distribute the upcoming movie musical of Matilda with a theatrical release in the U.K. first, followed by a Netflix release! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Sisley Carretas (Pedro Pan) won this year’s BroadwayCon Lip Sync Contest, along with “America’s Got Talent” star Luke Islam! Check out their winning performance here:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Dear Evan Hansen, Tina, Frozen, and The Lion King!






Grace DeAmicis’s Birthday, YBAN at FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, Casting Announced for FLYING OVER SUNSET and THE BEDWETTER, and more!

Happy birthday to Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child)! We hope you had a great day, Grace!

I had the opportunity to see today’s matinee of Forbidden Broadway and to meet Joshua Turchin after the show! You have until February 16th to see this hilarious production at the York Theatre Company; great job, Joshua!

Congratulations to Atticus Ware, who will make his Broadway debut in Flying Over Sunset this spring! See the full casting announcement on Playbill.com.

Congratulations as well to Sami Bray (1984), Zoe Glick (Unknown Soldier, Frozen), Taylor Paige Henderson, Charlotte Macleod, and Emily Zimmerman, who have been cast in Atlantic Theater Company’s The Bedwetter! Get more details on Broadway.com.

Tonight is the series premiere of “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay,” a new Freeform show with Maeve Press (Before Your Very Eyes)! Be sure to tune in!

Trevor is holding Equity auditions next week! Please note that this is separate from the recently announced open call/online submissions. Get information on the Equity Chorus Call for Boy/Girl Dancers, Equity Chorus Call for Boy/Girl Singers, and Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 of Equity Principal Auditions, at the respective links.

You can catch Carlos Carreras (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Carly Gendell (School of Rock), Gianna Harris (School of Rock), Diego Lucano (School of Rock, Pedro Pan, Peace, Love and Cupcakes), Suri Marrero (Frozen, The Lion King), Jacob Morrell (Shadowlands), Madeleine Pace (The Hard Problem, Once), Ana-Sofia Rodriguez (On Your Feet tour), Eli Tokash (Pippin, Finding Neverland), Joshua Turchin (Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), and Keira Belle Young (The Pain of My Belligerence) hanging out at the Broadway Star Project booth during BroadwayCon!

And here are pictures from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Tina, and Forbidden Broadway!




YBAN at FROZEN, Pictures from HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, and more!

YBAN blogger Emily and I saw Frozen tonight! Great job to Charlie Tassone, who played Young Anna, and Anna Rae Haller, who played Young Elsa!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Caroline, Or Change, Frozen, Forbidden Broadway, Tina, and Anatomy of a Suicide!