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!








Brooklyn Shuck’s Birthday, BEETLEJUICE Begins Previews, YBAN at ANASTASIA, and more!

Happy birthday to Brooklyn Shuck (The Ferryman)! We hope you had a great day, Brooklyn!

Beetlejuice began previews last night! Congrats, everyone!

YBAN staff member Emily saw Anastasia earlier this week and loved the show! Great job!

As of today, the new season of “On My Block,” featuring Brett Gray (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) is streaming!

Check out new production photos from What the Constitution Means to Me on Broadway.com, and learn more about Rosdely Ciprian in this feature on the show’s Facebook page:

Here’s a special ticket offer from Kinky Boots for the show’s final performances:

Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story), Timothy Yang (The King and I), Catherine Ashmore Bradley (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Jacob Morrell (Shadowlands), and Kaylin Hedges (Kris Kringle The Musical) will take part in Lyrics for a Cause at the Laurie Beechman Theater this Saturday! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

Victoria Leigh (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) is making a film with her dad and they need your help! Check out their funding campaign HERE.

Chinua Baraka Payne (The Lion King) is appearing in a commercial for Buick Envision!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Beetlejuice, Frozen, Dear Evan Hansen, and The Ferryman!







Anika Lore Hatch’s Birthday, Arica Himmel Guest Stars on “God Friended Me,” and more!

Happy belated birthday to Anika Lore Hatch (Anastasia)! We hope you had a great day, Anika!

Congrats to Arica Himmel (The Layover), who guest starred on “God Friended Me” over the weekend!

Jack McCarthy (Finding Neverland, Shadowlands) will alternate in the title role of August Rush when the new musical makes its world premiere at Paramount Theatre in Chicago! Get more details on TheaterMania.com.

Andrew Barth Feldman and his Dear Evan Hansen castmates performed on “Good Morning America” recently; watch the performance HERE!

Christopher Convery (Kinky Boots) lent his voice to a segment on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” last night!

Jonah Mussolino (A Bronx Tale) filmed a commercial for this year’s Kids’ Choice Awards! Here’s a behind-the-scenes clip:

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

Photo Credit: Davy Mack




Nadine Rattner in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE with Polaris Productions, FROZEN Celebrates 400th Performance, Casey Butler in WEST SIDE STORY at Maltz Jupiter Theater, and more!

Alum Nadine Rattner (Dream Street) will play Miss Dorothy in Polaris Production’s Thoroughly Modern Millie March 21st and 23rd, alongside me, YBAN staff member Emily! Get tickets HERE!

Alum Casey Butler (Finding Neverland) is performing in West Side Story at Maltz Jupiter Theater this March through April! Get tickets HERE!

Congratulations to Frozen, which recently played its 400th performance!

And check out these pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, The Ferryman, Waitress, and The Lion King!





Ava Briglia Joins THE FERRYMAN as Vacation Swing, Nico Bustamante on “Riverdale” Tonight, KINKY BOOTS Inducted Into the Smithsonian, and more!

Congratulations to Ava Briglia (Matilda, School of Rock), who is joining The Ferryman as a vacation swing!

Nico Bustamante (A Room of My Own) is guest starring on “Riverdale” tonight at 8/7c on the CW!

Rosdely Ciprian and Thursday Williams (What the Constitution Means to Me) will take part in the 2nd annual Women’s Day on Broadway! Get more info about the event on Broadway.com!

Kinky Boots has been inducted into the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History! Check out photo coverage of the cast celebrating on BroadwayWorld.com!

Watch alum GiaNina Paolantonio‘s (Matilda) audition for “Dance Moms” below!

Watch video of alumni Jordan Cole (School of Rock) and Caroline Basu (School of Rock) performing at the latest (YOUNG) concert below!




And check out a picture and video from the kids of Frozen and The Ferryman!




Riley Summer Perler and Regan Ciccarelli Depart WAITRESS, DEAR EVAN Hansen Open Call in Chicago, (YOUNG) Cabaret Tonight, and more!

Happy Trails to Riley Summer Perler and Regan Ciccarelli (Waitress)! Riley played her final performance as Lulu last night, and Regan will play her last performance tonight!

Dear Evan Hansen is holding an open call for performers 17+ in Chicago in 3 days! Get more info HERE!

Tonight, kids from School of Rock, The King and I, and more will perform at Green Room 42 in (YOUNG)!

Watch Sophia Anne Caruso (Beetlejuice) and her castmates talk with Broadway.com below!

And check out these pictures and video from the kids of What the Constitution Means To Me, Frozen, The Lion King, Anastasia, and The Ferryman!






PAIN OF MY BELLIGERENCE Off-Broadway Cast Announced, BEETLEJUICE Press Coverage, CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Open Call, and more!

Congratulations to sisters Keira Belle Young (The King and I National Tour) and Phoebe Young, who have been cast in Pain of My Belligerence at Playwrights Horizons! Keira will play Olive while Phoebe appears as the pre-recorded voice of Anzu.

Check out press coverage of Beetlejuice on Broadway.com and TheaterMania.com!

An open call is being held for the role of Clara in this year’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular on April 15th in New York City! Get more info HERE!

Alum GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda) will be competing with the new cast of Dance Moms tomorrow at DreamMaker National Talent Competition in Scranton, Pennsylvania! Get tickets HERE!

Alum Olivia Chun (School of Rock) has joined the lineup for “54 Sings Andrew Lloyd Webber”! Get tickets HERE!

Alum Rileigh McDonald (Matilda) is performing in “The Rehearsal Webseries: In Concert!” at 54 Below in March! Get tickets HERE!

Check out new photos from The Ferryman on BroadwayWorld.com!

Congrats to alum Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots), who has been cast in The Phantom Tollbooth Jr. in the Bronx! Get more info below!

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) stopped by Buzzfeed’s morning show, AM2DM! Watch the feature below!


And check out these pictures from the kids of Frozen, Beetlejuice, and The Ferryman!








Riley Summer Perler’s Birthday, “On My Block” with Brett Gray to Return to Netflix for Second Season, and more!

Happy belated birthday to Riley Summer Perler (Waitress), who turned five a couple of days ago! We hope you had a great day, Riley!

“On My Block,” featuring Brett Gray (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), will return to Netflix in March for a second season! Get more details HERE, but be warned, the article includes spoilers!

Good luck to this year’s Oscar nominees, including “Mirai,” which features Jaden Waldman (Radio City Christmas Spectacular)!

Tonight, the current and former kids of Broadway are joining together to sing tunes from film, TV, Broadway, and more! Get tickets HERE.

Tickets are still available for Kids’ Night On Broadway, which occurs on February 26th! Bring a child to the theatre for free with a full-priced adult tickets. Get more details HERE!

Watch Sydney Chan (The King and I tour, A Christmas Story tour) and Joshua Turchin (The Pill) perform a mashup of “In My Dreams” and “Santa Fe” at the latest installment of The Early Night Show!

The next (YOUNG) is one week from tonight! Get your tickets HERE.

Lianah Sta. Ana (Miss Saigon) has joined the lineup for 54 Sings Alanis Morissette! Find out more on 54Below.com.

Listen to “We Become,” a new song from Rachel Arianna (Number the Stars), on iHeart.com!

Ella Dane Morgan (Waitress) recently modeled for Broadway Kids Dancewear!

If you’re in Utah, get your tickets for Bonanza, featuring Carly Rose Sonenclar (Wonderland, Les Miserables), on BonanzaCampout.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Frozen, The Lion King, The Ferryman, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, What the Constitution Means to Me, and Anastasia!








Fabi Aguirre to Appear on “Gone,” Julian Silva on Next Season of “Queen of the South,” and more!

Fabi Aguirre (Les Miserables, On Your Feet) is set to appear in “Gone,” premiering on WGN on February 27th!

Look for Julian Silva (The Lion King) on the next season of “Queen of the South”!

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) is Broadway.com’s latest Fresh Face!

Check out portraits of the new cast of The Ferryman on Broadway.com!

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

Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy