“Waffles + Mochi” with Gaten Matarazzo Out on Netflix Today, Robert Montano Competing on “American Idol,” and more!

Happy birthday to our staff member Audrey! We hope you had a great day today!

“Waffles + Mochi,” with “Stranger Things” star and Broadway alum Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), arrives on Netflix today!

Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) is competing on this season of “American Idol”!

What the Constitution Means to Me on Amazon Prime, “Broadway Jackbox,” and more are among Playbill’s streaming highlights over the past year! Check out the full list on Playbill.com.

You can see Isabela Merced (Evita) in “Spirit Untamed,” arriving in theaters on June 4th!

Here’s your first look at “Concrete Cowboy,” with “Stranger Things” star and Broadway alum Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek)!

Mia Mei Williamson (Once On This Island) will perform in Amas Musical Theatre’s livestream of the new play “Home Sweet Homeland” on March 29th! Get tickets HERE.

Finally, Catherine Ashmore Bradley (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) has booked a network episodic! More details to come.

Benefit Reading of SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY, Hanukkah-Themed “Broadway Whodunit?,” and Broadway Star Project’s Holiday Special Happening Tomorrow, and more!

Tomorrow, tune in to the livestreamed benefit reading of School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play, featuring Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) and happening at 3pm EST! Get more information HERE.

Also happening tomorrow is a special Hanukkah-themed edition of “Broadway Whodunit?,” created by Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen)! Get tickets HERE for the event at 6pm EST.

Finally, tomorrow at 7pm EST, get your tickets for The Broadway Star Project’s Holiday Special! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

Disney Channel’s “Sulphur Springs,” starring Kyliegh Curran (The Lion King), will premiere on January 15, 2021! Get more details on ETOnline.com.

Lastly, here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Lauren Elder and Caroline Basu (School of Rock)!

“Showbiz Kids” Documentary with Demi Singleton Premieres on HBO, Tickets On Sale for Kids of the Arts’ PEACE, LOVE AND CUPCAKES, and more!

Demi Singleton (School of Rock, The Lion King) appears in the new documentary “Showbiz Kids,” which premiered tonight on HBO! It streams on HBO Max beginning tomorrow.

Tickets are now on sale for Kids of the Arts’ production of Peace, Love and Cupcakes, with lots of Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni in the cast and creative team! For more information about the multiple casts, and to purchase tickets, click HERE.

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) took part in Broadway Podcast Network’s “E-Ticket To Broadway” stream tonight! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Mia Williamson (Once On This Island) is taking part in “Project Sing Out” on July 20th!

Here’s a new episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Alexa Lasanta, Emerson Steele (Violet), Arianna Pereira, and Rising Starz!

And here are videos from the kids of The Bedwetter, Tina, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

Young Broadway’s 10th Anniversary Virtual Concert Streams on YouTube, New Episode of Joshua Turchin’s “The Early Night Show,” and more!

Tonight, we are celebrating 10 years online with a benefit concert for The Actors Fund! There is an incredible lineup of performers, and their performances in the concert earlier tonight are already available on our YouTube channel. Watch HERE, and be sure to donate to The Actors Fund and Actors’ Equity’s Curtain Up Fund HERE, or on Facebook!

We’re also reflecting on 2020 so far and what’s to come, including Mrs. Doubtfire, Sing Street, Caroline, Or Change, and Trevor!

The newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) is now available on BroadwayWorld.com, featuring Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables), Christian Harmston, and Alex Vacchiano!

Winter Donnelly (Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, Frozen) live-streamed a concert on (YOUNG)’s Instagram account today!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Sing Street and Flying Over Sunset!




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 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!







Andrew Barth Feldman Departs DEAR EVAN HANSEN, SING STREET Closes Off-Broadway, and more!

Happy Trails to Andrew Barth Feldman, who played his final performance as the title role in Dear Evan Hansen tonight!

Happy Trails as well to Max William Bartos, alum Sam Poon (Runaways, Macbeth, The King and I), and the company of Sing Street, which closes its Off-Broadway run at New York Theatre Workshop tonight! Catch it on Broadway this spring!

Today was the last day of BroadwayCon, and these Broadway and Off-Broadway kids and alumni were in attendance:

Kids from Waitress, School of Rock, and more are singing at The Green Room 42 tonight to benefit Australia! Get more details HERE.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Flying Over Sunset, Frozen, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!





YBAN at FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, SING STREET and MRS. DOUBTFIRE Perform in BroadwayCon First Look Concert, and more!

YBAN founder Lindsay saw Forbidden Broadway with Joshua Turchin last night, and even met up with Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) at the show as well! Thank you for a great night out, and get your tickets to see the show soon; last night’s performance was sold out!

Check out these videos of the casts of Sing Street and Mrs. Doubtfire performing at BroadwayCon’s First Look concert!

Also today, did you catch the Broadway Star Project booth at BroadwayCon or check out Ella Dane Morgan’s (Waitress) takeover of our Instagram account?

Andrew Barth Feldman reflected on his year with Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway.com!

Acapop! KIDS, with Aliyah Mastin (The Lion King), released a Kelly Clarkson medley!

And check out this picture from Forbidden Broadway!

Kaden Amari Anderson and Jaden Myles Waldman Join CAROLINE, OR CHANGE; MEDEA Extends Through March 8th; and more!

Congratulations to Kaden Amari Anderson and Jaden Myles Waldman (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), who will make their Broadway debuts in Caroline, Or Change this spring! Get more details on TheaterMania.com.

Medea has been extended at BAM through March 8th! Go see it if you can.

YBAN founder Lindsay got to see one of Andrew Barth Feldman’s final performances in Dear Evan Hansen last night! You have until Sunday to see him give a beautiful performance in the iconic striped polo.

Today was the first day of BroadwayCon! Here’s a look at what was going on with our featured shows, kids, and alumni:

Anne Frank, a Musical will return Off-Broadway at Actors Temple Theatre and they are casting actresses ages 13+ for the roles of Anne and Margot Frank! Get more details on Backstage.com.

The Public Theater is holding an EPA for the upcoming Off-Broadway production of Cullud Wattah! Get audition information on Playbill.com and advice for attending an Equity audition as a non-Equity performer HERE.

Ella Dane Morgan (Waitress) is taking over our Instagram account on January 25th (this Saturday!) to take you through a day at BroadwayCon! Be sure to check it out! Also, Ella will perform in a benefit for Australia’s fires at The Green Room 42 this Sunday; get tickets HERE.

Mia Sinclair Jenness (Mary Page Marlowe, Les Miserables, Number the Stars, The Sound of Music LIVE) is now appearing in a commercial for Steak ‘n Shake!

Dear Evan Hansen is holding its second annual essay contest for juniors and seniors in the greater New York area! Find out more:

“Songs for St. Jude,” with lots of alumni, will now begin at 11am on February 22nd!

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






Robert Montano and Carlos Carreras Join CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, THE ROSE TATTOO Begins Previews, and more!

Congrats to Robert Montano and Carlos Carreras who have been cast in this year’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular! This is Robert’s 3rd year and Carlos’s 1st year!

Happy 1st preview to The Rose Tattoo! The show officially opens on October 15th.

Beetlejuice released a longer clip of “Dead Mom” feat. Sophia Anne Caruso! Watch below.

Makayla Joy Connolly made her Broadway debut in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child this week! Check out the pictures below.

The Tony Awards have announced that the 2020 ceremony will take place on June 7th, airing on CBS at 8/7c. Nominations will be announced on April 28th.

Earlier this week, I (Lindsay) went to see Inland Valley Repertory Theater’s production of Fun Home (feat. Broadway alum Maya Grace Fischbein) at the Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont, CA! Congratulations on a great performance, Maya!

“Fancy Nancy”, a Disney Junior show starring Mia Sinclair Jenness (Les Miserables), has been renewed for a 3rd season! Season 2 begins airing on October 4th.

Taylor Richardson (Annie, Smokefall, A Christmas Memory) has been cast in a new Netflix film “Sorta Like A Rock Star”. Click HERE for more info.

Joshua Turchin (Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) has booked a voiceover gig. More details coming soon.

Cate Elefante (Waitress) was on the set of a commercial this week! We will let you know when it begins to air.

We have some more videos from (YOUNG)! Take a look below.

 

 

 

 

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