ECO VILLAGE Opens Off-Broadway, Shahadi Wright Joseph Among NY Post’s Rising Stars of 2019, and more!

Happy Opening to the company of Eco Village! Break a leg tonight!

Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) is featured in the New York Post as one of the rising stars of 2019! Read the full article on NYPost.com.

Before School of Rock played its final performance, the kids of The Ferryman paid a visit! Check out photos on BroadwayWorld.com.

In addition, check out BroadwayWorld’s photo coverage from closing night of School of Rock, as well as video of alumni and current cast members performing “Stick It To The Man” together after the final curtain call!

Brooklyn Shuck, Matilda Lawler, Michael Quinton McArthur, and Willow McCarthy chatted with Playbill about creating a family dynamic onstage in The Ferryman! And Broadway.com has photos of the kids meeting the press with their incoming new cast members!

Prep for Andrew Barth Feldman‘s Broadway debut in Dear Evan Hansen next week by reading this feature from The New York Times!

“Mirai,” the English-dubbed version of which features Jaden Waldman (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), received an Oscar nomination this morning for Best Animated Feature! Congratulations, Jaden!

Here’s the trailer for “Russian Doll,” a brand new Netflix series featuring Brooke Timber (Ballyturk)!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Eco Village, The Ferryman, and The Lion King–including several from YBAN founder Lindsay, who saw the cast rock it on closing night of School of Rock!




SCHOOL OF ROCK Closes on Broadway After Three Years, and more!

Happy Trails to the company of School of Rock, which plays its final Broadway performance today! Congratulations to the closing cast as well as the many alumni on a fabulous run of more than three years!

And here are pictures from the kids of The Ferryman, School of Rock, Frozen, The Lion King, and Waitress!
















GiaNina Paolantonio Joins “Dance Moms,” Sophie Knapp Guest Stars on “Blindspot,” and more!

GiaNina Paolantonio

Congrats to GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda), who has joined the newest season of “Dance Moms” as part of the Abby Lee Dance Company!

Sophie Knapp (Once, Dream Street, A Little Princess) guest starred on this week’s episode of “Blindspot” on NBC!

Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin) is now appearing in Season 2 of “Friends From College,” out now on Netflix!

Watch the kids of The Ferryman grill their co-star Mark Lambert on Playbill.com!

Did you catch Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen), Natalia Bingham (School of Rock tour), Hudson Loverro (School of Rock, Assassins, A Bronx Tale), Anthony Rosenthal (Really Rosie, Falsettos), Emerson Steele (Violet), and Jaden Waldman (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) at the second day of BroadwayCon today? You can also check out lots of photos from BroadwayCon below:




SCHOOL OF ROCK Kids to Perform in “A Time To Rock” at The Green Room 42, Zoe Wilson Joins ECO VILLAGE Off-Broadway, and more!

The current kids of School of Rock will take the stage at The Green Room 42 for “A Time To Rock,” presented by Shine Theatre Arts Project! Get tickets HERE.

Zoe Wilson (The Pill, Play Like a Winner, Three Days to See) has been cast in the upcoming Off-Broadway production of Eco Village! Previews begin on January 15th. Get more information HERE.

The Broadway Blog praised Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and The Ferryman as some of the best theatre of 2018, and The Ferryman, as well as The Jungle, What the Constitution Means to Me, and This Ain’t No Disco, are highlighted in YesBroadway’s 16 Gifts the Theater Gods Gave Us in 2018!

Mimi Ryder (Frozen) recently stopped by the Fancounters podcast! Listen to her episode HERE.

The updated list of panelists for the “Sing Out, Louise: The Daily Life of a Child on Broadway” panel at BroadwayCon includes Hudson Loverro (School of Rock, Assassins, A Bronx Tale), Anthony Rosenthal (Really Rosie, Falsettos), Trevor Braun (Billy Elliot, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast; currently appearing in The Ferryman), Jaden Waldman (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), and Natalia Bingham (School of Rock tour). It is set to take place on January 12th at 1:45pm in Murray Hill West Room! Get more details on the BroadwayCon schedule site.

Gregory Ye (Miss Saigon) is appearing in this commercial for Betadine!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Kinky Boots, Beetlejuice, School of Rock, The Ferryman, and The Lion King!











Thanks for 2018, and Pictures from RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, THE HARD PROBLEM, SCHOOL OF ROCK, and BEETLEJUICE!

Thank you all for a fantastic 2018! It’s been an incredible, fast-paced year and we are looking forward to 2019. Happy New Year’s Eve!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The Hard Problem, School of Rock, and Beetlejuice!








CHRISTMAS IN HELL, THE NET WILL APPEAR, NOURA, and WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Close Off-Broadway, and more!

Happy Trails to the companies of Christmas in Hell at the York Theatre, The Net Will Appear at 59E59 Theaters, Noura at Playwrights Horizons, and the New York Theatre Workshop production of What the Constitution Means to Me at Greenwich House Theater, which all played their final Off-Broadway performances today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you!

If you are attending BroadwayCon, be sure to enter the autograph/photo lottery for the photo session with Matilda alumni before January 4th! The photo session is at 2pm with the Q&A following at 3pm.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, The Net Will Appear, Anastasia, and The Lion King!






Carly Gold’s Birthday, Lexi Underwood in “Family Reunion” (Coming to Netflix 2019), and more!

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

Coming up in 2019, you can see Lexi Underwood (The Lion King) in the Netflix show “Family Reunion”!

Broadway alumni Mia Sinclair Jenness (Mary Page Marlowe, Les Miserables, Number the Stars, The Sound of Music LIVE), Brooklyn Shuck (The Ferryman, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Les Miserables, Tuck Everlasting, Matilda, Annie), and Oscar Williams (Fun Home) took part in a reading of Parade! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, What the Constitution Means to Me, and The Ferryman all landed on The New Yorker’s “The Best Theatre of 2018” list! Take a look at the full list HERE.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of What the Constitution Means to Me, The Hard Problem, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, School of Rock, The Lion King, and Waitress!













First Trailer for “Us” with Shahadi Wright Joseph, Pictures from FROZEN, SCHOOL OF ROCK, and more!

Shahadi Wright Joseph

Merry Christmas to everyone who is celebrating, from all of us at Young Broadway Actor News!

Get ready for 2019 with the first trailer for “Us,” starring Broadway alum Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King)!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Frozen, School of Rock, The Lion King, The Ferryman, and The Hard Problem!









Levi Smith Covers “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” Pictures from THE HARD PROBLEM, and more!

Merry Christmas Eve to all those who celebrate!

Enjoy this cover of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” from Levi Smith (A Bronx Tale)!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Hard Problem, Frozen, School of Rock, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and The Lion King!









YBAN’s Holiday Playlist, Pictures from RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, SCHOOL OF ROCK, and more!

We’ve created a playlist of holiday songs from musicals like Elf and A Christmas Story, tracks from Carols For A Cure and The Holiday Star Experience, and singles/EPs released by the kids of Broadway and Off-Broadway! Give it a listen on Spotify!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, School of Rock, The Ferryman, and Frozen!