Sam Middleton Jr. Joins MRS. DOUBTFIRE, Disney on Broadway and the Kids of THE LION KING Celebrate Black History Month, and more!

Congrats to Sam Middleton Jr. (Les Miserables tour), who has joined the cast of Mrs. Doubtfire as the understudy for the role of Christopher Hillard!

Celebrate Black History Month with members of the Disney on Broadway family, including the kids of The Lion King:

Presley Ryan went on in the roles of both Lydia and the Girl Scout at Beetlejuice this week!

Congratulations to the cast of The Inheritance on their 100th performance! See pictures of the celebration on Playbill.com.

Also on Playbill.com, get a peek at Flying Over Sunset!

Upcoming auditions include:

  • Disney’s open casting call in Seattle in June for kids for their Broadway and tour productions of The Lion King and Frozenget more information here
  • The movie adaptation of the musical 13 is holding an online open casting call – get more information here
  • The Jungle will return Off-Broadway at St. Ann’s Warehouse this spring, and they are holding an open call!

Also, take a peek at the open casting call for Trevor, coming Off-Broadway this spring, on Playbill.com!

Fathom Events is playing the Met Opera production of Porgy and Bess, with Emerson Davis (Once On This Island), on February 15th in movie theaters across the country! Get more details HERE.

Ayla Schwartz (Frozen) will appear in the new Amazon Prime show “Hunters,” arriving February 21st! Here’s a sneak peek:

Here’s the entire performance of “SW: A New(sical) Hope,” written by Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) and starring Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert):

Bryan Holden Chan (The Lion King) and Layla Capers (The Lion King) booked an episode of “Sesame Street”! This marks Layla’s second appearance on the show and Bryan’s first.

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

Photo Credit: Davy Mack




William Thomas Colin Joins FLYING OVER SUNSET, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY on “Playbill – The Game Show,” and more!

Congrats to William Thomas Colin (A Christmas Story tour), who will make his Broadway debut in Flying Over Sunset!

Joshua Turchin and his Forbidden Broadway castmates took part in “Playbill – The Game Show”!

You can see Carly Gendell (School of Rock) in Pippin at PPAS in March! Get tickets HERE.

Vincent Crocilla (New York Spectacular) has been cast in Lost in Yonkers at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach, FL!

And here are pictures from the kids of Medea, Beetlejuice, Tina, and The Lion King!






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!






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!







Ava DeMary Appears on CBS’s “FBI,” GiaNina Paolantonio in GoNoodle Commercial for “Sonic the Hedgehog,” and more!

Congrats to Broadway alum Ava DeMary (Matilda, Evita, Billy Elliot), who appeared on last night’s episode of “FBI” on CBS!

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GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda) did another GoNoodle commercial for the upcoming movie “Sonic the Hedgehog”!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice, The Lion King, Medea, Sing Street, and Tina!







” A Time To Rock” Tonight at The Green Room 42, Jai Ram Srinivasan Modeling for Appaman, and more!

Tonight, alumni from School of Rock, The Ferryman, and more took the stage at The Green Room 42 for “A Time To Rock”! Get more details HERE.

Jai Ram Srinivasan (A Christmas Carol) is modeling for a new adaptive line of clothing for Appaman!

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








Tre Ryder’s Birthday, Raigan Olivia Saunders-Newton Joins “FBI: Most Wanted,” and more!

Happy birthday to Tre Ryder (The Inheritance)! We hope you had a great day, Tre!

Congrats to Raigan Olivia Saunders-Newton (Waitress), who now plays Anais Barnes-Gaines on the new CBS show “FBI: Most Wanted”! The show airs Tuesdays at 10/9c.

Congrats as well to Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) and the cast of “Us,” which won the Critics Choice Award for Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie!

Presley Ryan (Beetlejuice) will take part in G!TALK’s live show at BroadwayCon on January 26th at 10:30am! Get more information HERE.

Disney is holding an open casting call in Houston, TX, in April 2020 for kids for its Broadway and national touring companies of Frozen and The Lion King! Get more details on DisneyOnBroadway.com/Casting.

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





A CHRISTMAS CAROL, TINA, and CURSED CHILD Break Holiday Box Office Records; Sadie Sink Cast in “Dear Zoe”; and more!

A Christmas Carol, Tina, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child broke box office records over the holidays! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Broadway alum and “Stranger Things” star Sadie Sink (The Audience, Annie) has been cast in the upcoming movie “Dear Zoe”! Get more details on HollywoodReporter.com.

Jake Gyllenhaal’s production company, Nine Stories Productions, is producing a film adaptation of Fun Home, with Jake Gyllenhaal starring as Bruce Bechdel! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Waitress, and more, including the kids of Broadway and Off-Broadway celebrating New Year’s!







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!









“Fast & Furious: Spy Racers” with Theme Song Sung by Shaylin Becton on Netflix Today, Altered Broadway and Off-Broadway Schedules for New Year’s Week, and more!

“Fast & Furious: Spy Racers” arrives on Netflix today, with a theme song featuring Shaylin Becton (The Lion King)!

Broadway and Off-Broadway shows will alter their schedules the week of December 30th through January 5th in honor of New Year’s! Please see our website for more information on our featured shows’ schedule changes.

The Inheritance is offering a special ticket deal! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

The new Off-Broadway musical SuperYou is opening in Spring 2020 and they are seeking a young actress around age 10! Get audition information on Playbill.com and tips for attending an Equity audition as a non-Equity performer on ActorAesthetic.com.

The Met Opera production of Porgy and Bess, with alum Emerson Davis (Once On This Island), will play on PBS in July! Find out more on Playbill.com.

The cast of Dear Evan Hansen performed on Tamron Hall last week! Watch below or on Broadway.com.

Check out this holiday greeting from every production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child around the globe!

And here are pictures from the kids of Broadway and Off-Broadway celebrating Christmas Eve and Christmas Day by performing, opening presents, and more!