Presley Ryan Makes Her Lydia Debut in BEETLEJUICE, (YOUNG) Performance Videos Including a Sneak Peek of THE PERFECT FIT, and more!

Congratulations to Presley Ryan, who made her debut as Lydia in Beetlejuice yesterday!

Check out these performance videos from the most recent (YOUNG) cabaret at The Green Room 42, including a sneak peek of the new musical The Perfect Fit, written by and featuring alumni!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice, Frozen, Make Believe, The Lion King, and Waitress!

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“Zombies 2” with Milo Manheim and Meg Donnelly Coming in 2020, Nala Hamilton in Tulane University’s MATILDA This Weekend, and more!

“Zombies 2,” featuring alumni Milo Manheim (Generation Me) and Meg Donnelly (The Sound of Music LIVE), will premiere on Disney Channel in 2020!

New Orleans! You can see Nala Hamilton (The Lion King) performing in Matilda at Tulane University today and tomorrow! Get tickets HERE.

Check out these videos from the most recent (YOUNG) cabaret at The Green Room 42!

Nicole Wildy (Really Rosie, Dream Street) has a brand new single out called “Be Interested”!

And check out this picture from the kids of Waitress!

Kyla Carter to Play ANNIE at Patchogue Theatre, “Otherhood” with Samuel Li Weintraub on Netflix Today, and more!

You can see Off-Broadway alum Kyla Carter (Number the Stars) play the title role in Annie at Patchogue Theatre this month!

Today, “Otherhood” with Samuel Li Weintraub (Miss Saigon) arrives on Netflix! Be sure to check it out!

Watch GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda) perform a solo in this unaired routine from the most recent episode of “Dance Moms”!

Check out this video from the most recent (YOUNG) cabaret at The Green Room 42!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of What the Constitution Means to Me, Beetlejuice, Frozen, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!





“Now & Then” Performance Videos, Billy Idol at BEETLEJUICE, and more!

Check out these videos from “Now & Then” at 54 Below!

Billy Idol paid a visit to Beetlejuice! Check out photos on BroadwayWorld.com.

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






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!









THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES Closes at Atlantic Theater Company, ONE GIANT LEAP Reading with Rosdely Ciprian and Thursday Williams Tonight, and more!

Happy Trails to Elizabeth Teeter, alum Brett Gray, and the company of The Secret Life of Bees, which played its final performance at Atlantic Theater Company today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for both of you!

Tonight is the reading of One Giant Leap, featuring Rosdely Ciprian and Thursday Williams of What the Constitution Means to Me! Watch the livestream HERE. Also, full video from the episode of “Google Talks” featuring What the Constitution Means to Me will arrive soon!

YBAN founder Lindsay had a wonderful time seeing Hannah Nordberg (Little Miss Sunshine) in Once Upon A Mattress on Friday night! You can catch Hannah recurring on this season of HBO’s “Euphoria,” and her next episode is airing tonight!

Sophia Anne Caruso (Beetlejuice) will perform in Atlantic City next week as part of Broadway on the Boardwalk, at 8pm at Kennedy Plaza! Get more details HERE. And check out videos of Sophia performing “Say My Name” and “Dead Mom” at Broadway in Bryant Park below:

“Now & Then,” presented by Growing Up Broadway, took place last night at 54 Below! Video to come. Get more details on 54Below.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of What the Constitution Means to Me, Frozen, Beetlejuice, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!










MOJADA Opens at Public Theater, Bella May Mordus and Julian Wanderer Join MAKE BELIEVE at Second Stage Theater, and more!

Happy Opening to Benjamin Luis McCracken and the company of Mojada at the Public Theater! Break a leg, everyone!

Bella May Mordus (The Ferryman) and Julian Wanderer have joined the cast of Make Believe at Second Stage Theater as swings!

Congrats to Katherine McNamara (A Little Night Music), who has been promoted to series regular for the final season of “Arrow”! Get more details on Deadline.com.

Get tickets HERE to see Nicole Scimeca (Anastasia) in Gypsy at McLeod Summer Playhouse now through Sunday!

Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert) will voice a character in the upcoming movie “Angry Birds 2”!

Get your tickets now for the next installment of (YOUNG) at The Green Room 42!

Here’s a video of the moment Elliana Walmsley found out she would be playing Clara in this year’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular!

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WATCH TO THE END! My heart is EXPLODING with JOY!!! So incredibly humbled and honored to share that I will dance the role of CLARA in the RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR with @therockettes!!! This has been a dream of mine since I was a baby ballerina…dreams really do come true!!!! Thank you to the village that have helped me over the years to be ready for this adventure! @kellyjsmith1 You were the first to start me off and you have been there for me every step of the way. Massive thanks to ALL of my teachers and mentors who prepared me for this incredible adventure….I love you all!!!! @irenawozniak @masterballetacademy @therealabbylee @giannamartello @tracyannejones @mwozniak1 @lauraquinn @bobbyamamizu @misskristakingdoh @guygroove @michellelatimerdance @laballetacademy @markmeismer @kaykalbfleisch @jessicamaxwell @theemmaslater @thelaceyschwimmer @ericamariemarr @alisonstroming @msaagency @evamadelinenys @franciscogelladanceofficial @kbmtalent @marinspirations @autumnmiller @mmsanett @thedanceawards @breakthefloorprod A heartfelt thank you to @drewphillip and @dancecelebrity for making this surprise extra special!

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




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!

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!










Sophia Anne Caruso’s Birthday; Shereen Pimentel, Ben Cook, and Jacob Guzman Cast in WEST SIDE STORY Revival, and more!

Happy birthday to Sophia Anne Caruso (Beetlejuice)! We hope you had a great day, Sophia!

Congratulations to alumni Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King), Ben Cook (Billy Elliot, Ragtime), and Jacob Guzman (Newsies), who have been cast in the upcoming West Side Story revival! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out these videos from the most recent Growing Up Broadway event, “Switched,” at 54 Below!

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