James Ignacio, Mateo Lizcano, and Laurissa “Lala” Romain Cast in Virtual Benefit Production of STICKS & STONES, First Look at “Grand Army” with Jaden Jordan, and more!

James Ignacio (The King and I, Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Camp Rolling Hills), Mateo Lizcano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), and Laurissa “Lala” Romain (South Pacific) have been cast in a virtual production of Sticks & Stones to benefit Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation! More details coming soon.

Here’s your first look at Netflix’s “Grand Army,” with Jaden Jordan (Kinky Boots, The Lion King)!

Bookings

Ryan Foust (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Mary Page Marlowe) is now appearing in a commercial for Invisalign!

Gabriel Amoroso (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Medea) has booked a voiceover gig! More details to come.

Delaney Quinn (Waitress) appears in this video for iHeartRadio and L’il Critters Gummies!

New Episodes

“Young Sheldon” star Iain Armitage is this week’s guest on the “Take A Bow” podcast, hosted by Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) and Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin)! Listen now on the Broadway Podcast Network.

The newest episode of the “Little Me” podcast features two special guests, siblings Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda) and Zell Steele Morrow (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Fun Home, Mary Page Marlowe, Really Rosie)! Listen now on the Broadway Podcast Network.

Walter Russell III (The Lion King) shared another episode of his “PAW-cast” tonight, with guest Jesus Del Orden (The Lion King, Kinky Boots)!

Performances

Isabella Iannelli (The Rose Tattoo) performed “Part Of Your World” as part of Unicorn Jazz’s newest episode of “That Thing I Do”!

The original cast of School of Rock covered a Fleetwood Mac hit! Watch on BroadwayWorld.com or below.


Check out this virtually distant rendition of “The Telephone Hour” from Bye Bye Birdie, featuring Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots)!

And check out these pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, The Bedwetter, Trevor, and Frozen!




TREVOR Postpones Performances Through June 7, Nia Sioux’s Book Available for Pre-Order, and more

As we continue to look back in honor of our 10th anniversary, we re-visit 2017, when Broadway welcomed childhood favorites Anastasia and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and welcomed back Once On This Island and Miss Saigon!

2018 was another busy year for us as we covered shows like Frozen, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and The Ferryman, as well as the Off-Broadway hit The Jungle!

We’ve now had a first and second wave of cast announcements for our 10th anniversary virtual concert this Monday, April 13th at 4pm PST / 7pm EST! The concert will take place on YouTube (streaming link to come) and the lineup will include (with more announcements coming soon):

  • Fabi Aguirre (Les Miserables, On Your Feet)
  • Rachel Arianna (Number the Stars)
  • Noah Baird (Matilda, A Christmas Story Live)
  • Caroline Basu (School of Rock)
  • Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie)
  • Sway Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street)
  • Dara Paige Bloomfield (Ragtime)
  • Catherine Ashmore Bradley (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child)
  • Adriana Braganza (The King and I)
  • Amaya Braganza (The King and I, Annie)
  • Sami Bray (The Bedwetter, 1984)
  • Chloe Bryan (School of Rock)
  • Grace Capeless (Matilda, The Lion King, A Christmas Story)
  • Jordan Cole (School of Rock)
  • Victoria Csatay (Peace, Love and Cupcakes)
  • Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child)
  • Miranda Jo DeMott (Peace, Love and Cupcakes)
  • Gregory Diaz IV (Matilda, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, “In The Heights”)
  • Reese Sebastian Diaz (Mary Poppins, Dear Evan Hansen)
  • Cate Elefante (Waitress)
  • Bonale Fambrini (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The King and I)
  • Jake Ryan Flynn (Mrs. Doubtfire, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
  • Skye Alyssa Friedman (Annie)
  • Carly Gold (The Ferryman)
  • Katie Grober (Waitress)
  • Winnie Grober
  • Taylor Paige Henderson (The Bedwetter)
  • Isabella Iannelli (The Rose Tattoo)
  • Annabelle Kempf (Billy Elliot)
  • Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables)
  • Diego Lucano (School of Rock, Pedro Pan, Peace, Love and Cupcakes)
  • Mehret Marsh (Tina, The Lion King)
  • Alyssa Emily Marvin (Trevor, Number the Stars)
  • Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular)
  • Ella Dane Morgan (Waitress)
  • Jacob Morrell (Shadowlands)
  • Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda)
  • Zell Steele Morrow (Assassins, Fun Home, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Mary Page Marlowe, Really Rosie)
  • Brooklyn Nelson (Frozen, Matilda)
  • Kara Oates (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot)
  • Sebastian Ortiz (A Christmas Carol)
  • Madeleine Pace (Once, The Hard Problem)
  • Nirvaan Pal (School of Rock)
  • GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda, “Dance Moms”)
  • Delilah Rose Pellow (Anastasia)
  • Ayla Schwartz (Frozen)
  • Nicole Scimeca (Anastasia)
  • Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess)
  • Levi Smith (A Bronx Tale)
  • Jai Ram Srinivasan (A Christmas Carol)
  • Lily Tamburo (Mrs. Doubtfire)
  • Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill)
  • Jeremy T. Villas (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Kinky Boots)
  • Jaden Myles Waldman (Caroline, Or Change, Radio City Christmas Spectacular)
  • Samuel Li Weintraub (Miss Saigon)
  • Jaidyn Young (Annie)

Trevor has postponed performances through June 7th. More updates coming soon!

Nia Sioux (Trip of Love, “Dance Moms”) wrote a book and it’s available to pre-order now!

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) sang “Waving Through A Window” for the cast of HBO’s “Barry” during a recent “Stars In The House” live stream! (He appears around 52:09.)

Check out Aliyah Mastin (The Lion King) covering Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” as part of Acapop! KIDS:

Check out the newest single from Big Pity, a new band including Broadway alum Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess), titled “Things to Work On,” on Apple Music or Spotify!

Milo Manheim (Generation Me) took part in “Saturday Night Seder” tonight! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Mehret Marsh (Tina) livestreamed from (YOUNG)’s Instagram account today!

Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) and guests Fallyn and Noah Baird (Matilda, A Christmas Story Live)!

Dara Paige Bloomfield (Ragtime) stopped by Camp Broadway’s podcast!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice and Caroline, Or Change!

Kaylin Hedges Joins THE BEDWETTER, Season 3 of “On My Block” with Brett Gray Out Today, and more!

Congrats to Kaylin Hedges (Kris Kringle), who has joined the cast of The Bedwetter at Atlantic Theater Company as a swing!

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Super excited to announce I am joining the amazing cast of The Bedwetter as the swing for Ally,Amy,Abby and Laura. I had the pleasure of doing 2 past readings of this amazing show and though I outgrew my original role I am just so excited to still be able to be a part of this hysterical and incredibly touching show! And I get to be in a show with some my good friends!!!!!!!! Thank you so much @sarahkatesilverman @adam_schlesinger and all of the creative team of Bedwetter! Also a huge thanks to @telseyandco and the @atlantictheater for the amazing opportunity! Lastly thanks to my amazing team @cesdtalent @ddoaner @mallorytuckerpierro and @rosetibbs you guys are amazing always ❤️❤️❤️ . . . . #thebedwetter #theatrekid #musicaltheatre #offbroadway #youngactor #actinglife #youngbroadway #broadwaykid #cesdtalent #cesd #blessed #greatful #swinglife #childactor

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As of today, the third season of “On My Block,” with Brett Gray (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), is now streaming on Netflix!

Blasina Olowe (for all the women who thought they were Mad) appears in the new season of the web series “Assisted Living,” out now!

The cast of Mrs. Doubtfire surprised New Yorkers with coffee! Check it out on Playbill.com.

Miranda Jo DeMott (Peace, Love and Cupcakes) and Amanda Swickle (Tink!) are appearing in a video series for Seventeen called “Seventeen Teens”! Here’s an episode:

Ayla Schwartz (Frozen) is hosting a cabaret at The Green Room 42 on March 30th, featuring past and present kids of Frozen!

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super thrilled to announce that on monday, march 30th, i will be hosting my very own cabaret called Harmonies 4 Hope at The Green Room 42 (@thegreenroom42). the evening will benefit @covenant_house to better the lives and futures of homeless teens. "for the first time in forever,” all the original, former, and current young elsas and young annas from @frozenbroadway will share the stage. my sisters and i (and a special guest or two!) will sing songs with messages of hope, strength and inspiration in an effort to raise awareness for the Covenant House. this will serve as my mitzvah project for my upcoming bat mitzvah as a way to help make a difference in the lives of others 🙂 come join us! additional donations can be made through link in bio!! @brookebesikof @matteaconforti @brooklyn__nelson @audreybennettactor @zozonyc @mimi.ryder @jennaweirofficial @leilarosegross @officialwinterdonnelly @charlie.tassone @fionamorganq @surimarrero @annaraehaller @rcreightonnyc @jeffpew1 #Harmonies4Hope #frozenbroadway #covenanthouse #frozenfam

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Jake Katzman (Kinky Boots) is releasing “Fool” on all music streaming platforms on March 27th!

And check out this promotional video for Unknown Soldier featuring Zoe Glick!

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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Dream come true. ❄️💙

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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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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!










MAKE BELIEVE Casting Announced (More To Come), Suri Marrero in AAPI Heritage Month Photo Shoot, and more!

Congratulations to Ryan Foust (Mary Page Marlowe, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Harrison Fox, and Maren Heary, who have joined the cast of Make Believe at Second Stage! More casting is still TBA. Read the announcement on TheaterMania.com!

It’s AAPI Heritage Month, and Suri Marrero (The Lion King) took part in Disney on Broadway’s photo shoot to celebrate!

Sophia Anne Caruso (Beetlejuice) attended the MTC Gala! Check out pictures HERE.

“This Is Us,” featuring Niles Fitch (Our Lady of Kibeho, The Lion King), has been picked up for three more seasons! Get more details on EW.com.

amNY checked in with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) after he made his Broadway debut! Read the article HERE.

Celebrate Thursday Williams‘s (What the Constitution Means to Me) eighteenth birthday this Saturday by registering to vote!

And here are videos of bows at the recent final shows at Frozen!




BEETLEJUICE Opening Night Press, Voting Now Open for Broadway.com Audience Choice Award Nominations, and more!

Check out all of the opening night photo and video coverage from Beetlejuice:

Voting to pick the nominees for this year’s Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards is now open! Go vote for your favorites from this season HERE.

Did you tune in to the final season premiere of “The Son” on AMC last night, featuring Sydney Lucas (Fun Home)?

Tonight, Kayla Mak (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) competed in the Divisional Finals on “World of Dance”!

Rosdely Ciprian (What the Constitution Means to Me) attended the Clubbed Thumb’s Gala earlier this week! Take a look at photos on BroadwayWorld.com.

The cast of Dear Evan Hansen recently celebrated the show’s 1000th performance, and BroadwayWorld.com was on hand!

Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home, A Little Princess) and Caroline Basu (School of Rock) appear in the first season of “Ramy,” streaming on Hulu now!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Waitress, The Lion King, Beetlejuice, The Ferryman, Frozen, and (YOUNG) at The Green Room 42!













Annie Scarfuto’s Birthday, Auditions for OUR DEAR DEAD DRUG LORD at WP Theater, and more!

Happy belated birthday to Annie Scarfuto (The Ferryman), who turned 1 yesterday! We hope you had a great day, Annie!

WP Theater is presenting Our Dear Dead Drug Lord Off-Broadway this fall and they are holding an EPA for all principal roles, including a Latina actress to play 11! Get more information on the audition on Playbill.com and advice for attending an EPA as a non-Equity actor on ActorAesthetic.com.

The Ferryman is looking for more infants! See this casting notice for more details.

Ava Briglia, currently a vacation swing in The Ferryman, will go on as Mercy Carney on May 1st and 2nd! Go see her if you can!

Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home, A Little Princess) will take part in a concert presentation of Mary & Max! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Artyon Celestine (A Christmas Story Live) performed with Maddie Ziegler, Sia, Labrinth, and Diplo on “Ellen” this week!

The new Disney Channel show “Just Roll With It,” with Ramon Reed (The Lion King), now has an official sneak peek!

Check out photos of the cast of Beetlejuice at their opening night party on BroadwayWorld.com!

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





Broadway Alumni Join Film Adaptations of IN THE HEIGHTS and WEST SIDE STORY, Stars in the Alley Lineup Announced, and more!

Congratulations to Gregory Diaz IV (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Matilda), who has been cast as Sonny in the upcoming film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Congrats as well to Broadway alumni Ben Cook (Billy Elliot, Ragtime), Julian Elia (Billy Elliot), Myles Erlick (Billy Elliot), David Guzman (Newsies), Jacob Guzman (Newsies), and Talia Ryder (Matilda), who have joined the upcoming film adaptation of West Side Story! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Talia Ryder (Matilda) also just finished filming the feature “Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always”! Get more information on Variety.com.

The lineup for Stars in the Alley next month will include performances from Beetlejuice, Dear Evan Hansen, Frozen, The Lion King, and Waitress, as well as appearances from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and What the Constitution Means to Me! Get the full list on BroadwayWorld.com.

Allie Trimm (13, Bye Bye Birdie) will play Wanda in Enter Laughing the York Theatre Company Off-Broadway! Get tickets HERE.

The new season of “Dance Moms,” with GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda), will premiere on June 4th!

Catherine Ashmore Bradley (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) has booked an Equity staged reading and workshop of Spandex the Musical! She also appears in a commercial for U.S. Cellular that is now airing.

Jessica Cherniak (Until Death Do Us Part) guest starred on last weekend’s episode of “God Friended Me”!

Congrats to Elie Samouhi (A Christmas Story Live), who has completed the final season of “Bizaardvark”!

Chris Martinez (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) has been cast in the upcoming Disney film “Timmy Failure,” coming soon to Disney+!

What the Constitution Means to Me has been named a finalist for this year’s Pulitzer Prize for Drama! Get the full list HERE.

Good luck to all those who auditioned for the role of Clara at Radio City Music Hall yesterday!

Beetlejuice will offer a digital lottery, and the show’s first trailer has arrived!

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





Erica Simone Barnett to Perform with Kidz Theater Ambassadors, Tyler Hentz Performing in NEWSIES at Central Bucks High School, and more!

Tomorrow, Erica Simone Barnett (Matilda) and Kidz Theater’s other 2019 Ambassadors will perform at Studio 17N in Ripley-Grier to raise money for their Disney World trip and performance! Tickets will be sold at the door: $10 for kids/alumni and $15 for adults, cash only.

Tyler Hentz (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) is performing in Newsies at Central Bucks High School in Doylestown, PA, this weekend! Get tickets HERE.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of What the Constitution Means to Me, The Ferryman, and Frozen!