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!








WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Opens on Broadway, ANASTASIA Plays Final Performance, and more!

Happy opening to Rosdely Ciprian, Thursday Williams, and the company of What the Constitution Means to Me, which begins Broadway performances tonight! Break a leg!

Happy trails to Delilah Rose Pellow, Anika Lore Hatch, and the company of Anastasia, which plays its final Broadway performance today. We can’t wait to see what’s next for you both; congrats on a great run!

YBAN founder Lindsay saw 5-Star Theatricals’ production of Matilda in Thousand Oaks, CA, today, featuring Marcello Silva (A Christmas Story Live)!

Sophia Anne Caruso (Beetlejuice) chatted about her dog with BroadwayWorld.com, and shared 10 fun facts with JustJared.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of What the Constitution Means to Me, Waitress, Anastasia, The Ferryman, The Lion King, Beetlejuice, 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




Catherine Ashmore Bradley, Grace DeAmicis, and Jack Pravda Join HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD; Brigid Harrington Cast in THE GREAT GATSBY at University of Notre Dame; and more!

Congratulations to Catherine Ashmore Bradley (A Christmas Story tour), Grace DeAmicis, and Jack Pravda, who will all make their Broadway debuts upon joining Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

Brigid Harrington (Mary Poppins) has been cast in The Great Gatsby at the University of Notre Dame! Get tickets HERE.

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

Photo Credit: Ryder Koehle




Rosdely Ciprian at Women’s Day on Broadway, Caroline Basu in Hulu’s “Ramy,” and more!

Happy Birthday to YBAN staff member Audrey! We hope you had a great day!

Watch Rosdely Ciprian (What the Constitution Means to Me) welcome attendees to Women’s Day on Broadway in the segment below, and watch video of the whole event HERE!

Alum Caroline Basu (School of Rock) will appear in Hulu’s “Ramy,” arriving April 19th! Watch the trailer below!

Get your tickets to see “54 Pays Tribute to A Very Potter Musical,” featuring alum Taylor Richardson (Annie) and happening March 19th and April 21st, HERE!

Alum Austyn Johnson (Matilda, Dream Street) has booked a TV series! More details to come!

Alum Oscar Williams (Fun Home) is performing in The Laramie Project at his school this weekend in Vermont! Learn more about the production HERE!

See alum Eila Francis (Dream Street) as Shprintze in Fiddler on the Roof at The Strollers in May!

Be sure to vote for “Stranger Things” and “Dancing with the Stars Juniors,” both of which feature Broadway alumni, for this year’s Kids Choice Awards! Vote HERE!

Watch Bella May Mordus (The Ferryman) perform “What it Means to Be a Friend” at (YOUNG) below!

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








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!





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!