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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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!

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Kaden Amari Anderson and Jaden Myles Waldman Join CAROLINE, OR CHANGE; MEDEA Extends Through March 8th; and more!

Congratulations to Kaden Amari Anderson and Jaden Myles Waldman (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), who will make their Broadway debuts in Caroline, Or Change this spring! Get more details on TheaterMania.com.

Medea has been extended at BAM through March 8th! Go see it if you can.

YBAN founder Lindsay got to see one of Andrew Barth Feldman’s final performances in Dear Evan Hansen last night! You have until Sunday to see him give a beautiful performance in the iconic striped polo.

Today was the first day of BroadwayCon! Here’s a look at what was going on with our featured shows, kids, and alumni:

Anne Frank, a Musical will return Off-Broadway at Actors Temple Theatre and they are casting actresses ages 13+ for the roles of Anne and Margot Frank! Get more details on Backstage.com.

The Public Theater is holding an EPA for the upcoming Off-Broadway production of Cullud Wattah! Get audition information on Playbill.com and advice for attending an Equity audition as a non-Equity performer HERE.

Ella Dane Morgan (Waitress) is taking over our Instagram account on January 25th (this Saturday!) to take you through a day at BroadwayCon! Be sure to check it out! Also, Ella will perform in a benefit for Australia’s fires at The Green Room 42 this Sunday; get tickets HERE.

Mia Sinclair Jenness (Mary Page Marlowe, Les Miserables, Number the Stars, The Sound of Music LIVE) is now appearing in a commercial for Steak ‘n Shake!

Dear Evan Hansen is holding its second annual essay contest for juniors and seniors in the greater New York area! Find out more:

“Songs for St. Jude,” with lots of alumni, will now begin at 11am on February 22nd!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Medea, The Lion King, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Forbidden Broadway!






Madalen Yarbrough Mills’s Birthday, Ryder Koehle to Join THE FERRYMAN, and more!

Happy birthday to Madalen Yarbrough Mills (School of Rock)! We hope you had a great day, Madalen!

Congratulations to Ryder Koehle, who will make his Broadway debut in The Ferryman in 2019, alternating as Bobby Carney!

Did you watch the re-run of A Christmas Story Live on Fox tonight?

Nia Sioux (Trip of Love) has been cast in “The Code”! Find out more on Deadline.com.

Rosdely Ciprian (What the Constitution Means to Me) likes to make YouTube videos in her spare time! Go check out her newest one:

Critics are placing The Ferryman, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, New York Theatre Workshop’s What the Constitution Means to Me, and St. Ann’s Warehouse’s The Jungle on their Best of Theatre lists of 2018! Here are a few of the accolades:

And here are pictures from the kids of Anastasia!




A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE Out on DVD Today, Daniel Robert Craniey and Annie Scarfuto Join THE FERRYMAN, and more!

A Christmas Story Live arrives on DVD today!

Congratulations to Daniel Robert Craniey and Annie Scarfuto, who recently made their Broadway debuts in The Ferryman as Bobby Carney!

This week, as previously announced, Leila Rose Gross and Jenna Weir make their Broadway debuts in Frozen! Break a leg, Leila and Jenna!

Suri Marrero (The Lion King) will guest star on an episode of “Sesame Street,” air date TBA!

Here’s video of the cast of School of Rock performing “Stick It To The Man” at Broadway Under the Stars!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Frozen, Inner Voices, School of Rock, The Hard Problem, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Anastasia, and Beetlejuice!











A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE Arriving on DVD, Hayden Bercy in Little League Commercial, and more!

A Christmas Story LIVE will arrive on DVD on November 13th. Please see Amazon.com to pre-order.

Hayden Bercy (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) is now appearing in a Little League commercial on ESPN. Be sure to keep an eye out for him and let us know if you see him!

Here’s another video of Katie Grober (Waitress) on the Today Show! Watch her perform “I’m Yours” with Jason Mraz below:

 

 

And here are more pictures and videos from the kids of Frozen, Gettin’ The Band Back Together, The Lion King, Mary Page Marlowe, and School of Rock!



MARY PAGE MARLOWE Opens, Zachary Zwelling and Iggy Rosado to Depart SCHOOL OF ROCK, and more!

Happy Opening to the company of Mary Page Marlowe at Second Stage Theater! Break a leg, everyone!

Zachary Zwelling and Iggy Rosado will play their final performances of School of Rock on July 29th. Go see them before then if you can!

Madison Elizabeth Lagares (School of Rock, On Your Feet), Nerghiz Sarki (Fiddler on the Roof, Dream Street), Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Marquise Neal (Dream Street, Kinky Boots), Swayam Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street), and Stephanie Ticas (The Gold) have joined the cast of KOTA’s youth production of High School Musical in August! Find out more on KidsOfTheArts.com.

Projects featuring Broadway, Off-Broadway, and live-broadcast kids were nominated for Emmys this morning! Find out more on EW.com. They include:

  • “This Is Us,” with Niles Fitch (Our Lady of Kibeho, The Lion King), nominated for Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic), Outstanding Contemporary Costumes, and Outstanding Music Supervision.
  • “The Americans,” with Holly Taylor (Billy Elliot), nominated for Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, and Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series.
  • “Stranger Things,” with Caleb McLaughlin (The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, The Lion King), Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Sadie Sink (The Audience, Annie), nominated for Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Special Visual Effects, Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series, Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour), Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour), and Outstanding Music Supervision.
  • Jesus Christ Superstar Live, with Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock), nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama, Outstanding Variety Special, Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series, Movie or Special, Outstanding Costumes for Variety, Nonfiction or Reality Programming, Outstanding Hairstyling for a Multi-Camera Series or Special, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special, Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Limited Series, Movie or Special, Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special, Outstanding Makeup for a Multi-Camera Series or Special (Non-Prosthetic), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie, and Outstanding Production Design for a Variety Special.
  • “The Sinner,” with Rileigh McDonald (Good for Otto, Matilda), nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.
  • “Paterno,” with Ben Cook (Billy Elliot, Ragtime), nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama and Outstanding Television Movie.
  • A Christmas Story Live, nominated for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.
  • The 71st Annual Tony Awards, nominated for Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special.

Waitress performed at Broadway in Bryant Park today!

Rozie Baker (Bonnie and Clyde, Shrek, Mary Poppins) has a brand new single out on Spotify and Apple Music!

And here are pictures from the kids of Mary Page Marlowe, School of Rock, and A Bronx Tale!

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YBAN at ONCE ON THIS ISLAND and BROADWAY KIDS JAM Recording Session, Isabella Russo Books Pilot, and more!

YBAN’s Lindsay saw Once On This Island today and really enjoyed it! She met Emerson Davis and Mia Williamson at the show:

Lindsay also got to attend a recording session with Broadway Kids Jam! Stay tuned for their next cover.

Congratulations to Isabella Russo (School of Rock, The Mother of Invention), who has booked a pilot called “For Love”! Find out more on Deadline.com.

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

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ANASTASIA, A BRONX TALE, and More Participating in Kids’ Night on Broadway; CABARET FOR A CAUSE Videos; and more!

Anastasia, A Bronx Tale, Kinky Boots, The Lion King, Once On This Island, and School of Rock, along with many other shows, are participating in Kids’ Night on Broadway! Read more on Playbill.com.

Check out more videos from Cabaret for a Cause! First, here’s Annabelle Kempf (Billy Elliot) performing her original song “Short Little Ridge”!

Amaya Braganza (The King and I, Annie) performed “A Song for my Sister” with her sister Anika Braganza!

Tori Feinstein (Matilda), Eliza Holland Madore (Matilda, Once), Lily Brooks O’Briant (Matilda tour), Sofia Trimarchi (Fun Home tour), Zell Steele Morrow (Really Rosie, Fun Home), and Rileigh McDonald (Matilda) sang “If Only You Would Listen” from School of Rock! Watch below:

Here’s Leah Rose, Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables), Hayley Feinstein (Fiddler on the Roof, A Little Princess), and Sofia Trimarchi (Fun Home tour) performing “When I Grow Up” from Matilda!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Endangered, A Christmas Story Live, A Bronx Tale, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, School of Rock, Kinky Boots, and Frozen!

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A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE Performs Tonight, Jonah Mussolino Departs A BRONX TALE, and more!

A Christmas Story Live is tonight! Break a leg (lamp), everyone!

Happy Trails to Jonah Mussolino, who plays his final performance in A Bronx Tale today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Jonah!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of A Christmas Story Live!

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CABARET FOR A CAUSE Videos, Pictures and Videos from A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE and A BRONX TALE!

Here’s Gabriella Baldacchino (A Christmas Story tour), Leah Rose, Hayley Feinstein (Fiddler on the Roof, A Little Princess), and Tori Feinstein (Matilda) performing “Shake It Off” at Cabaret for a Cause!

Check out Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story) singing “A Loud and Funny Song” at Cabaret for a Cause!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of A Christmas Story Live and A Bronx Tale!

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