MAKE BELIEVE Begins Previews at Second Stage Theater, THE ROSE TATTOO Casting Announced, and more!

Happy first preview to Make Believe at Second Stage Theater! Break a leg tonight, everyone!

Congrats to Alexander Bello (All My Sons), Isabella Ianelli, Jacob Laval, and Ella Rubin, who have been cast in the upcoming revival of The Rose Tattoo! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Lion King, Frozen, and more will offer autism-friendly performances during the 2019-2020 season! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Tomorrow, Nirvaan Pal (School of Rock) is performing with Shine Theatre Arts Project!

Check out these videos of Presley Ryan and the cast of Beetlejuice performing “Jump in the Line” and “Say My Name” at Broadway in the Boros!

Sophia Anne Caruso (Beetlejuice) spoke with iHeartRadio Broadway!

And here are pictures from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Make Believe!

NOT EVEN THE GOOD THINGS Closes Off-Broadway, YBAN at Hollywood Bowl’s INTO THE WOODS and “The Lion King,” and more!

Happy Trails to Serena Parrish and the company of Not Even the Good Things, which finished its run Off-Broadway today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Serena!

YBAN founder Lindsay is seeing Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert) in Into the Woods at the Hollywood Bowl right now! Break a leg, Gaten!

Lindsay also saw “The Lion King,” featuring Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King), in theaters today!

Gabriel Rush (Billy Elliot) will appear in the upcoming film “The Kitchen,” out in theaters August 9th!

“Miss Virginia,” another upcoming film with Niles Fitch (The Lion King, Our Lady of Kibeho), will arrive in theaters on October 18th! Find out more on Blackfilm.com.

Will Meyers (Generation Me) appears during the final season of “Orange is the New Black,” out now on Netflix!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Frozen, Make Believe, and Not Even The Good Things!






Presley Ryan Performs at Broadway in the Boros, YBAN at WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME, and more!

Presley Ryan performed “Dead Mom” and more with her castmates from Beetlejuice today at Empire Outlets in Staten Island for Broadway in the Boros! Videos to come.

I really enjoyed seeing What the Constitution Means to Me earlier this week, with Thursday Williams as that night’s debater! You have until August 24th to catch the show playing at the Helen Hayes Theater!

Watch the trailer for “Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark,” with alum Gabriel Rush (Billy Elliot), in theaters August 9th!

Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King) is appearing in Road Show at New York City Center, this week only!

The cast of Make Believe met the press this week! Check out the photos on BroadwayWorld.com.

Medea is playing Off-Broadway in Brooklyn early next year and they are holding an EPA for kids! Get audition information on Backstage.com and get advice for attending an Equity audition as a non-Equity performer on ActorAesthetic.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, Beetlejuice, and Not Even The Good Things!

Photo Credit: Emilio Madrid-Kuser




MOJADA Begins Previews at the Public Theater, Thursday Williams and Rosdely Ciprian Interviewed in The New York Times, and more!

Happy first preview to Benjamin Luis McCracken and the company of Mojada at the Public Theater! Break a leg!

Thursday Williams (What the Constitution Means to Me) and Rosdely Ciprian (What the Constitution Means to Me) spoke with The New York Times about social media censorship!

Catch another all new episode of “Dance Moms” with alum GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda)! Here’s a look at last week’s “Queen”-inspired group routine:

Check out Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) stopping by Broadway.com’s “Live At Five”!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Make Believe, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, “(YOUNG)” at The Green Room 42, and The Ferryman!

Photo Credit: Second Stage Theater

Photo Credit: Ryan Foust

Photo Credit: Casey Hilton

Photo Credit: Second Stage Theater




Lucille Lortel Awards Nominations Announced, ALL MY SONS Begins Previews, and more!

Congrats to the companies of What the Constitution Means to Me, Mary Page Marlowe, and Happy Birthday, Wanda June, which all received Lucille Lortel Awards nominations yesterday morning, recognizing excellence in Off-Broadway theatre! Check out the full list of nominees HERE.

  • Outstanding Play – What the Constitution Means to Me, Produced by New York Theatre Workshop, Written by Heidi Schreck
  • Outstanding Revival – Happy Birthday, Wanda June, Produced by Wheelhouse Theater Company, Written by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play – Blair Brown, Mary Page Marlowe

Happy first preview to the company of All My Sons at Roundabout Theatre Company! Break a leg!

Gloria Manning (The Lion King tour) has stepped into The Lion King on Broadway!

Congrats to Will Meyers (Generation Me), who guest starred on NBC’s “The Village” this week!

Baylee Littrell (Disaster!) will open for the Backstreet Boys (one of whom is his dad, Brian!) and their DNA World Tour for the North American leg!

Ellie Kim (School of Rock, Dream Street) and Mikey Sohn (School of Rock) appeared in promos for the Nickelodeon special “The Substitute”!

Check out more photo coverage from opening night of What the Constitution Means to Me on TheaterMania.com! In addition, check out these videos from opening night:

Tonight, watch the Season 2 premiere of “Cloak and Dagger,” with Aubrey Joseph (The Lion King)!

Here’s a video of the cast of Anastasia taking their final bows on closing night!

We spotted Kara Oates (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot) on “Saturday Night Live” last weekend! See if you can find her here:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of What the Constitution Means to Me, Anastasia, and A Time To Rock at The Green Room 42!





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!











MARY PAGE MARLOWE Closes, Cate Elefante Recording Voiceover for “Sesame Street,” and more!

Happy Trails to the company of Mary Page Marlowe! Congratulations on a great run, and we can’t wait to see what’s next for you.

Cate Elefante (Waitress) has recorded another voiceover for “Sesame Street”!

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















GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER Opening Night Photo and Video Coverage, SCHOOL OF ROCK at Broadway in Bryant Park Tomorrow, and more!

Check out photos from the first official curtain call of Gettin’ The Band Back Together on BroadwayWorld.com!

BroadwayWorld also has pictures from the show’s opening night party HERE!

And here’s Sawyer Nunes chatting about Gettin’ The Band Back Together!

The kids of School of Rock and the teens of Gettin’ The Band Back Together will be performing at Broadway in Bryant Park tomorrow at 12:30pm! Get more details HERE.

NYC Broadway Week is back! Get 2-for-1 tickets for select Broadway shows from September 3rd to 16th. Purchase your tickets now!

Former Broadway kids from Matilda, Les Miserables, and more will perform at 54 Below on August 18th in “Back to Before”!

Also coming up soon for our featured kids and alumni at 54 Below, “Now And Then”!

“The Super,” with Mattea Conforti (Frozen, Matilda, Sunday in the Park with George) and Taylor Richardson (Annie, Smokefall, A Christmas Memory), will arrive in movie theaters on October 19th! Find out more information on Deadline.com.

YBAN’s founder Lindsay got to watch GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda) film an episode of Nickelodeon’s “Lip Sync Battle Shorties”! Look for her episode this fall during the show’s second season!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Once On This Island, School of Rock, Waitress, Frozen, Gettin’ The Band Back Together, Mary Page Marlowe, The Lion King, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!























GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER Opens on Broadway, THIS AIN’T NO DISCO Closes at Atlantic Theater Company, and more!

Happy Opening to the company of Gettin’ The Band Back Together! Break a leg, everyone!

Happy Trails to Antonio Watson and the company of This Ain’t No Disco, which closed yesterday at Atlantic Theater Company! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Antonio!

Also, Antonio took over Atlantic Theater Company’s Instagram yesterday, and Hudson Loverro took over the School of Rock Instagram! Check out what they posted!

Tonight, the cast of School of Rock made an appearance on Food Network’s “Reality Cupcakes” at 10:30pm!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of This Ain’t No Disco, Gettin’ The Band Back Together, Waitress, Anastasia, The Lion King, School of Rock, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and Mary Page Marlowe!