“I Wish: The Roles That Could Have Been” Live Streams on 54 Below’s YouTube, Broadway Kids Create Earth Day Music Video for Broadway Green Alliance, and more!

Continuing our look back at the past ten years, today check out “Stranger Things” star Gaten Matarazzo performing at the 2014 Tony Awards with his castmates from the Broadway revival of Les Miserables! #YoungBway10

“I Wish: The Roles That Could Have Been” live-streamed earlier today on 54 Below’s YouTube page, and featured alumni Emerson Steele (Violet) and Nicholas Barasch (She Loves Me, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, West Side Story)! Tune in for future live-streamed concerts HERE.

Kids from Fun Home, Caroline, Or Change, and more took part in an Earth Day-themed music video for Broadway Green Alliance! Find out more and watch the video on Playbill.com.

Nirvaan Pal (School of Rock) live-streamed a concert from his home on (YOUNG)’s Instagram account earlier today!

In case you missed it, here’s Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story) and her Mrs. Doubtfire castmates on “Stars In The House”:

Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Caroline Basu (School of Rock) and Emily Zimmerman (The Bedwetter)!

And here are videos from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

Mark Aguirre’s Birthday, Broadway to Remain Closed through June 7 and BEETLEJUICE Officially Closed, WHISPER HOUSE Cancels Off-Broadway Run at 59E59, and more

Happy belated birthday to Mark Aguirre (Trevor)! We hope you had a great day, Mark!

Broadway will remain closed through June 7th due to coronavirus. Find out more on Broadway.com.

This means that Beetlejuice has officially played its final performance at the Winter Garden Theatre. Producers are still considering a move to another theater, but final decisions won’t be made until Broadway reopens. Happy Trails to Presley Ryan and the company of Beetlejuice; we can’t wait to see what’s next for you. Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

For now, you can go inside a typical day at Beetlejuice with Presley, courtesy of Inside Edition! Presley also got a shout-out recently in New York Magazine.

Unfortunately, the Off-Broadway production of Whisper House at 59E59 Theaters has also been canceled. To Wyatt Cirbus and the rest of the team, we can’t wait to see what’s next for you. Take a look at footage from their final dress rehearsal:

And see what the cast had to say about working on this production on ExtendedPlay.TheCivilians.org!

The Drama Desk Awards have announced that they are going online and will remain on schedule. Get more information on Playbill.com.

Continuing our walk down memory lane, 2014 at Young Broadway Actor News saw productions of Violet and Les Miserables, as well as plays like Act One and Mothers and Sons!

In 2015, we had a jam-packed year, including welcoming Fun Home, School of Rock, Finding Neverland, and the recent revival of The King and I to Broadway!

In 2016, new shows like Waitress, Tuck Everlasting, and A Bronx Tale debuted, and Falsettos returned to Broadway!

Check back here tomorrow to find out the guests who will join our special 10th anniversary concert! #YoungBway10

Tonight, watch Caroline Basu (School of Rock) guest star on “Grey’s Anatomy”!

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It’s finally here!! Make sure to watch @greysabc this Thursday 4/9 @ 9EST/8CST to see me in the season finale! I feel so lucky to have gotten to film this amazing episode (directed by the fabulous @deborahmpratt ) right before Grey’s shut down production because of the coronavirus. 🦠 Thank you to @take3talent and @natashamatallanamarken for making this possible and to @shondarhimes and @therealdebbieallen for having me. It was such an honor to get to act with my TV dad @raoulbhaneja and @deedeemagnohallofficial and to meet @camillaluddington @richardfloodofficial and @ijessewilliams who were all so nice and welcoming. And, lastly, thanks to @legacyeffects for making a fake me. #greysanatomy #daya #seasonfinale #take3talent #abc

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Victoria Collett (Waitress) will recur on the latest season of “The Last O.G.,” which began earlier this week!

The Broadway production of Frozen is taking more video submissions from members of Actors’ Equity. Get more details HERE. If you are not a union member, you can submit for Young Anna and Young Elsa HERE.

The cast of Mrs. Doubtfire got together virtually on their original opening night date for a digital run-through of the show and a “faux-pening” celebration!

And they weren’t the only ones–the cast of Caroline, Or Change also held a virtual opening night party on their originally-scheduled opening night:

Check out new episodes of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor) below and on BroadwayWorld.com! One episode features Hayley Feinstein (Fiddler on the Roof, A Little Princess), Tori Feinstein (Matilda), Addison Valentino, and Daniel Dunlow; the other includes Kyla Carter (Number the Stars), Lily Brooks O’Briant, and Alexa Lasanta.

Also, Joshua Turchin will chat with Camp Broadway about his career so far, this Friday!

Here’s the schedule of online classes from Broadway Babysitters this week!

Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni including Sway Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street), Jordan Cole (School of Rock), Winter Donnelly (Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, Frozen), Kaylin Hedges (The Bedwetter, Kris Kringle), and Madison Elizabeth Lagares (School of Rock, On Your Feet) took part in Shine Theatre Arts Project’s recent virtual cabaret! Watch here:

Check out “Broadway Jackbox” with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) and the Evan Hansens of Broadway, the U.S. national tour, and the West End on BroadwayWorld.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Bedwetter, Trevor, Whisper House, Flying Over Sunset, and Tina!




THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES Extends Run, Drama League Nominations Announced, and more!

The Secret Life of Bees has extended its Off-Broadway run at the Atlantic Theater Company! Get more details on Playbill.com.

The Drama League Awards nominations were announced this morning, and All My Sons at Roundabout Theatre Company, The Jungle at St. Ann’s Warehouse, Beetlejuice, The Ferryman, and What the Constitution Means to Me all received nominations! Check out the full list on BroadwayWorld.com.

  • Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play – The Ferryman
  • Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play – The Jungle
  • Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play – What the Constitution Means to Me
  • Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play – All My Sons
  • Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical – Beetlejuice
  • Distinguished Performance Award – Annette Bening for All My Sons
  • Distinguished Performance Award – Alex Brightman for Beetlejuice
  • Distinguished Performance Award – Paddy Considine for The Ferryman
  • Distinguished Performance Award – Ammar Haj Ahmad for The Jungle
  • Distinguished Performance Award – Leslie Kritzer for Beetlejuice
  • Distinguished Performance Award – Tracy Letts for All My Sons
  • Distinguished Performance Award – Heidi Schreck for What the Constitution Means to Me
  • Distinguished Performance Award – Ben Turner for The Jungle

Jordan Cole (School of Rock) provided voiceover for this Philips commercial!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of “Sounds for the Silent” at The Green Room 42 and Waitress!







KINKY BOOTS Closes After Six Years on Broadway, “Sounds for the Silent” at The Green Room 42 Today, and more!

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Happy Trails to Kinky Boots, which closes today after a six-year Broadway run! We can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you.

“Sounds for the Silent” was at 2pm today at The Green Room 42, featuring kids from Les Miserables, Waitress, and much more!

“My Dinner With Schwartzey,” starring Zoe Wilson (The Pill, Play Like a Winner, Three Days to See), will play the Manhattan Film Festival on April 28th! Find out more on ManhattanFF.com.

Nicholas Barasch (She Loves Me, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, West Side Story) will take part in “The Music of Ben Caplan” at 54 Below next month! Get more details HERE.

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) spoke with Forward.com!

YBAN founder Lindsay met Brynn Williams (Bye Bye Birdie, 13, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, In My Life, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) after yesterday’s matinee of the national tour of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in Los Angeles, CA! Brynn is currently playing Violet Beauregarde in the show.

Check out Zoe Manarel (Matilda, A Little Princess) on the set of a new short film!

Noa Solorio (Gettin’ The Band Back Together) has joined the cast of “Another Opening, Another Debut” at 54 Below, happening May 6th!

And check out this video from “A Time To Rock” at The Green Room 42!

Meliki Hurd’s Birthday, Willow McCarthy Joins MATILDA, and more!

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Happy birthday to Meliki Hurd (Matilda)! We hope you had a great day, Meliki!

Congratulations to Willow McCarthy, who made her debut in the title role in Matilda yesterday afternoon!

Congratulations to alum Giuseppe Bausilio (Billy Elliot, Newsies, Irving Berlin’s America), currently performing in Aladdin on Broadway, who has joined the cast of the upcoming Broadway revival of Cats! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com!

Watch the latest installment of “Forever 17,” the backstage vlog at Tuck Everlasting, on Broadway.com!

Congrats to She Loves Me, On Your Feet, Waitress, and Fiddler on the Roof, which have all won Outer Critics Circle Awards! Get the full list on BroadwayWorld.com.

Watch Oona Laurence‘s (Matilda) episode of “Blindspot” on NBC.com!

Kids from Dream Street and The Sound of Music LIVE and their castmates in KOTA’s School of Rock promoted the show recently at Rahway Day in New Jersey! Go see the show May 20-22 (I’m seeing it!), and check out pictures below:

I attended the premiere of “Uncle Gareth” this weekend, which features Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars)! Congrats, Alexa! Check out the pictures below:

Check out Christie Kim (The King and I) singing “Caro mio ben” in this video!

See a day in the life of Baylee Littrell (Disaster!):

We just found this video of the School of Rock kids singing “My Generation” at Puttin on the Brits back in November!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Waitress, Tuck Everlasting, Matilda, Les Miserables, and Fun Home!


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Good Luck “Bridge of Spies” and “Steve Jobs” in Golden Globes, Pictures from The Butterfly Project, and more!

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Good luck to “Bridge of Spies” and “Steve Jobs” at the Golden Globes tonight! “Bridge of Spies” features Jillian Lebling (Once), Victoria Leigh (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) and Hayley Feinstein (Fiddler on the Roof, A Little Princess), and “Steve Jobs” features Ripley Sobo (Matilda, Once).

Lots of Broadway kids participated in The Butterfly Project yesterday, painting ceramic butterflies that will be featured at an installation honoring the children who died in the Holocaust. Check out pictures below:


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And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Fun Home, Lazarus, Les Miserables, School of Rock, and Matilda!


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MOTHER COURAGE Postpones Opening, Giuseppe Bausilio To Join Aladdin, and more!

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Mother Courage and Her Children has postponed its opening night from its original date of January 7th, 2016. Get more information on Broadway.com.

Congratulations to alum Giuseppe Bausilio (Newsies, Billy Elliot), who will be joining the Broadway cast of Aladdin! Get more information in Giuseppe’s Instagram post below:

Guess who's joining Aladdin on Broadway!!! Awesome Christmas present!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #aladdin @aladdin @disney @disneyonbroadway

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Congrats to Ava Della Pietra (School of Rock), who went on for the role of Marcy last night! Check out her pictures below:

School of Rock has set a box office record for the Winter Garden Theatre! Congratulations to the entire company! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Here is another Rock History lesson from Isabella Russo (School of Rock)!

Congratulations to the eight Broadway and Off-Broadway kids who made TheaterMania’s list of the Top 7 Most Memorable Child Performances of 2015! Check out the list on TheaterMania.com.

Lazarus launched its digital lottery today–for $25 tickets!! Get more information about how those tickets can be yours on Playbill.com!

Check out a new commercial for Flexi Frisbee featuring Skye Alyssa Friedman (Annie) on FlexiFrisbee.com! Congrats, Skye!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, On Your Feet, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, School of Rock, Matilda, Fun Home, and Les Miserables!


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Happy Trails to Lilyana Cornell, Mazel Tov to Presley Ryan, and more!

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Happy trails to Lilyana Cornell, who has finished her run as Little Cosette/Young Eponine in Les Miserables! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Lilyana.

Mazel Tov to Presley Ryan (Fun Home, The Sound of Music LIVE, A Little Princess), who had her bat mitzvah this weekend!

Check out the kids of Broadway–Finding Neverland, Fun Home, The King and I, Kinky Boots, Les Miserables, The Lion King, Matilda, and On Your Feet–singing “We Can Be Kind” with Laura Michelle Kelly at Gypsy of the Year!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Finding Neverland, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Fun Home, Matilda, Kinky Boots, Les Miserables, The King and I, The Lion King, and School of Rock!


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Zell Steele Morrow’s Birthday, SCHOOL OF ROCK Opening Night Coverage, and more!

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Happy birthday to Zell Steele Morrow (Fun Home), who turned nine today! We hope you had a great day, Zell!

Watch a video from School of Rock‘s opening night where Lilla Crawford (Annie, Billy Elliot) and other stars name their fantasy rock bands on Broadway.com! Lilla also spoke with Playbill.com about why School of Rock and child actors on Broadway inspire others–read that HERE. Lilla and others were also interviewed on School of Rock‘s opening night red carpet–watch it below:


Check out photo coverage from School of Rock‘s opening night on Broadway.com, TheaterMania.com, BroadwayWorld.com, and Playbill.com! Also, there are pictures of the show’s Gypsy Robe Ceremony on BroadwayWorld.com!

Kinky Boots and The Lion King won Best Stage Presentation and first runner-up, respectively, at Gypsy of the Year! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Lazarus has extended its run at New York Theatre Workshop! Congratulations! Get more information on TheaterMania.com.

Check out pictures of Tori Murray (Ruthless!) attending the “Night of Dreams” gala on BroadwayWorld.com! Also, Tori will be interviewed on LA Talk Radio tomorrow night! Get more information on that in the Twitter post below:

Congratulations to alum Chloe Wheeler (Dream Street), who just finished working on “Reddi High,” a show that she helped write and performed in! Here she is celebrating:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Gypsy of the Year, School of Rock, Lazarus, Fun Home, Kinky Boots, and The King and I!


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LAZARUS Opens, Lilla Crawford on “Blue Bloods,” and more!

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Happy opening to Sophia Anne Caruso (The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!) and the company of Lazarus! Break a leg to all!

This Friday, Lilla Crawford (Annie, Billy Elliot) will guest star on “Blue Bloods” on CBS at 10/9c! Here she is on set:

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Congratulations to the companies of Fun Home and The King and I on their Grammy Award Nominations! Get more information on Playbill.com.

School of Rock has announced that it will go on tour in 2017! Get more information in the Twitter post below:

Check out this brand new Squigs portrait featuring the kids of School of Rock!

Here’s a video of Adriana Braganza (The King and I) singing “I Speak Six Languages” at Cabaret for a Cause!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Fun Home, Kinky Boots, On Your Feet, Annie, Lazarus, and Matilda!



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