Bryan Holden Chan’s Birthday, Young Broadway/Kids On Tour 2020 Graduation Concert, and more!

Happy belated birthday to Bryan Holden Chan (The Lion King), who turned 12 last Saturday! We hope you had a great day, Bryan!

Special announcement! Young Broadway Actor News and Kids On Tour are producing a cabaret full of members of the Class of 2020 who are also Broadway, Off-Broadway, and tour alumni! Join us on June 19th at 5pm PST/8pm EST on our YouTube page. This is to benefit Feeding America and Brown Girls Do Ballet.

In addition to young performers from your favorite shows, we also want to include YOU – the fans! If you are graduating from high school or college this year, please DM us a selfie (preferably in your cap and gown, but no worries if not!) and tell us your name, where you’re graduating from, and where you’re heading next. Deadline for this is June 12th. We’ve had this in the works for a bit and we can’t wait to finally celebrate with all of you!

The Drama Desk Awards have been rescheduled for June 13th! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Congratulations to Jacob Morrell (Shadowlands), who has been cast in Fall Risk: The Musical, streaming live on YouTube on June 20th! Get more information HERE.

The “Sesame Street” special “When You Wish Upon A Pickle,” with Madeleine Pace (The Hard Problem, Once), is now streaming on Apple TV+ and Amazon Prime with an HBO GO or HBO Max account! Watch HERE.

Watch the cast of the York Theatre Company’s 2016 production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown reunite over Zoom!

Ally Veloudis is auctioning off Fun Home memorabilia to benefit the Louisville Community Bail Fund! Get more details:

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Donation Charity Auction! ⁣ ⁣ Hi friends! ⁣ ⁣ I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about all the ways I can actively help support the BLM movement. I’ve decided to hold a charity auction with some of my Broadway Collectors merchandise to raise money for the Louisville Community Bail Fund. Each week I will continue to post different merchandise and items I’ve collected over the years in support of a different charity. I know I have a ton of friends who would love the chance at these amazing items while being able to support such an important cause. So please bid, tag your friends, and let’s do everything we can as a Broadway Community to help support this movement. ⁣ ⁣ First up I’ve decided on this Fun Home lot, perfect for any Broadway fan or collector! ⁣ ⁣ Included: Original sealed Opening Night Playbill, Playbill and Poster both signed by Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Beth Malone, Emily Skeggs, and other cast members. Fun Home Broadway T-shirt (size Adult Small) and Fun Home Lights of Broadway trading cards. ⁣ ⁣ 100% of your bid will be directly donated to the Louisville Community Bail Fund and matched dollar for dollar by Lexington Fertility Center. ⁣ ⁣ Starting bid: $50⁣ Bids must be made in whole dollar amounts. ⁣ Soft end date: Wednesday, June 10th at 8pm est.⁣ ⁣ There must be no new bids for 5 minutes before auction can end. ⁣ ⁣ Place your bid in the comments and tag the person you are outbidding. ⁣ ⁣ Payment can be sent through PayPal or Venmo. Your donation plus matched payment receipt will be emailed after. #funhome #charityauction @funhomemusical #broadway ⁣

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And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King!




WAITING FOR GODOT at Theatre for a New Audience Postponed, First Look at “The Secret Society of Second-Born Royals” with Niles Fitch, and more

Check out these throwbacks to the casts of Matilda and A Christmas Story performing at the 2013 Tony Awards, as we continue to look back at the past ten years! #YoungBway10

Theatre for a New Audience’s Off-Broadway production of Waiting for Godot has been postponed. For more information, go to TFANA.org.

Get a first look at “The Secret Society of Second-Born Royals,” with Niles Fitch (The Lion King, Our Lady of Kibeho), coming to Disney+ this summer, on Entertainment Weekly!

You have until Friday, April 24th, to watch the entire Disney on Broadway 25th Anniversary Concert with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen)!

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





Young Broadway Actor News Hosting 10th Anniversary Online Concert, Eleanor Koski Livestreaming on (YOUNG)’s Instagram Account Today, and more!

We are presenting an online concert in honor of our 10th anniversary on April 13th (our birthday) at 7pm EST / 4pm PST on YouTube, to benefit The Actors Fund and their COVID-19 relief resources! More details coming soon. #YoungBway10

In 2012, we welcomed shows like Annie, Newsies, Once, and A Christmas Story!

And 2013 was packed with shows like Matilda, Kinky Boots, Big Fish, and Pippin!

Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables, “God Friended Me”) livestreamed a concert from her home on (YOUNG)’s Instagram account earlier tonight!

Here’s a new episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor), featuring Madeleine Pace (The Hard Problem, Once), Lily Tamburo (Mrs. Doubtfire), and Anya Jimenez!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Trevor, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Bedwetter, The Lion King, Flying Over Sunset, and more!








FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Return Engagement Opens, YBAN at WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME National Tour with Rosdely Ciprian, and more!

Tonight, Forbidden Broadway returns to New York City for an engagement at the York Theatre Company! Break a leg to Joshua Turchin and the rest of the cast!

Last night, YBAN founder Lindsay got to see Rosdely Ciprian (What the Constitution Means to Me) perform in the national tour of What the Constitution Means to Me! We love this show and highly recommend it for everyone middle-school-aged and up! “We ALL belong in the Preamble.”

Rileigh McDonald (Matilda, Good for Otto) will guest star on an upcoming episode of ABC’s “Schooled”!

Layla Capers (The Lion King, School of Rock) and Kavon Newman (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) will guest star on “Sesame Street”!

Catch up with 35 former Broadway kids in a feature now on Playbill.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Unknown Soldier, Frozen, and Medea!




THE FERRYMAN Cast Announced, WEST SIDE STORY Film Remake Announces Open Call, and more!

The cast of The Ferryman will include Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie), Will Coombs (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, A Bronx Tale), Carly Gold (Fun Home tour), Matilda Lawler, Bella May Mordus (Grinch tour), and Brooklyn Shuck (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Tuck Everlasting, Les Miserables, Matilda, Annie)! Alum Trevor Braun (Billy Elliot, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) has also joined the cast. Get more details on Broadway.com!

An open call for dancers ages 15-25 for the upcoming West Side Story remake will take place in Brooklyn! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Check out this group photo from “Now and Then” at 54 Below, and keep an eye on our page for videos coming soon! (Photo Credit: BroadwayGirlNYC)

Rileigh McDonald (Good for Otto, Matilda) will guest star on “Law and Order: SVU” on September 27th!

Skye Alyssa Friedman (Annie) will guest star on a Nickelodeon show very soon! More details to come.

Take a look at these clips from the recent Shapiro Sisters concert at The Green Room 42!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Anastasia, Frozen, School of Rock, and Once On This Island!






Mia Sinclair Jenness and MARY PAGE MARLOWE Cast Interviewed on Playbill, ANASTASIA Announces New Block of Tickets, and more!

Mia Sinclair Jenness and her Mary Page Marlowe co-stars spoke with Playbill.com about their upcoming show!

Anastasia tickets are now available through June 2, 2019! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com. Also, Julia Morgan is back in Anastasia this weekend and will be performing as Little Anastasia/Alexei Romanov in all four shows:

Tonight, the Shapiro Sisters are performing at The Green Room 42! Get more information HERE.

Check out Hudson Loverro performing at Belmont Stakes with his A Bronx Tale castmates:

The cast of Once On This Island received the ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus from AEA!

As of noon today, you can get $25 tickets to This Ain’t No Disco at Atlantic Theater Company!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock and Waitress!

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Oona Laurence, Sophia Gennusa, and Bailey Ryon to Join the Shapiro Sisters at The Green Room 42, Pictures from ANASTASIA, and more!

Oona Laurence (Matilda), Sophia Gennusa (Camp Rolling Hills, Doctor Zhivago, Matilda), and Bailey Ryon (Matilda) will join the Shapiro Sisters at their concert at The Green Room 42 this Friday! Get tickets HERE.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Anastasia, Frozen, Once On This Island, School of Rock, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Gettin’ The Band Back Together, and more!

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FALSETTOS to Air Tonight on PBS, Tickets Available for the Shapiro Sisters’ Next Concert, and more!

Falsettos will air again tonight on PBS!

Get your tickets now for the Shapiro Sisters’ next concert at The Green Room 42, HERE!

Congrats to Holly Taylor (Billy Elliot), whose show “The Americans” wrapped up with its series finale this week!

YBAN founder Lindsay saw School of Rock on Monday and Frozen on Tuesday, and had a great time meeting up with alum Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables) in NYC this week; you can catch her this fall in “God Friended Me” on CBS! And here are Lindsay’s pictures:

Rachel Arianna (Number the Stars) spoke with Allure about body image recently!

And here are pictures from the kids of Anastasia!

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Demi Singleton and Mikee Castillo Join THE LION KING, Eleanor Koski on “Alex, Inc.” Tonight, and more!

Congrats to Demi Singleton, who made her debut as Young Nala in The Lion King last night, and to Mikee Castillo, who made her Broadway debut as Young Nala this afternoon!

Catch Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables) on “Alex, Inc.” tonight at 8:30/7:30c on ABC!

Find out who the youngest Tony Award winners in history are on Playbill.com!

Get a first look at Gettin’ The Band Back Together, also on Playbill.com!

Ayla Schwartz (Frozen) will celebrate her Broadway debut at 54 Below! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Beetlejuice will play an out-of-town tryout in Washington, D.C., before coming to Broadway! Find out more HERE.

Watch the kids of Broadway Kids Jam cover songs from Frozen in their newest YouTube video:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Lion King, Anastasia, School of Rock, and Waitress!

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Photo Coverage from WAITRESS’s First Anniversary Celebration, THE LION KING to Hold Open Call in Los Angeles, and more!

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Check out pictures from the 1-year anniversary celebration at Waitress on Playbill.com!

The Lion King is holding an open call in Los Angeles, CA, this weekend! Get more information on Playbill.com.

The Drama Desk Award nominations were announced today! Check out the full list of nominees, with our featured shows’ nominations highlighted, HERE.

Watch the new trailer for the next American Girl movie, starring Zoe Manarel (Matilda, A Little Princess) below or on ETOnline.com!

There’s just ten more days until Tunes in Times Square! See Diego Lucano (School of Rock) and many others perform!

Paul Luke Bonenfant (School of Rock) now has a vlog! Watch the first episode:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, On Your Feet, The Lion King, Anastasia, Amelie, School of Rock, Kinky Boots, and Miss Saigon!

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