Layla Capers’s Birthday, Jacob Morrell to Sing Carly Simon at Carnegie Hall, and more!

Happy belated birthday to Layla Capers (The Lion King)! We hope you had a great day, Layla!

Congrats to Jacob Morrell (Shadowlands), who has been selected to sing the music of Carly Simon at Carnegie Hall!

GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda, “Dance Moms”) will teach a Matilda jazz dance class on March 14th in New Jersey!

Alumni Matthew Jost (School of Rock) and Bella May Mordus (The Ferryman, Make Believe) performed in “A Time To Rock” tonight at The Green Room 42!

Off-Broadway alumna Rachel Arianna (Number the Stars) will take part in “From the Wings: An Understudy’s Cabaret” on March 5th at The Duplex in NYC!

Matilda the Musical JR. is now available for licensing through MTI! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni Erica Simone Barnett (Matilda), Carlos Carreras (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Carly Gendell (School of Rock), Diego Lucano (School of Rock, Pedro Pan, Peace, Love and Cupcakes), Kylie McNeill (Runaways), and Leonay Shepherd (Little Miss Sunshine) have been cast in Professional Performing Arts School’s production of Pippin, happening next month! Get your tickets and donate to the production HERE.

Yesterday, Maeve Press (Before Your Very Eyes) played Flappers in Burbank!

Listen to “Drive It Like You Stole It,” the new track from Sing Street!

Get to know Hudson Loverro (Trevor) on BroadwayWorld.com!

And here are pictures from the kids of Mrs. Doubtfire, The Lion King, Caroline, Or Change, Medea, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!











Presley Ryan to Take Over Lydia in BEETLEJUICE, SING STREET Box Office Opens Tomorrow with $40 Tickets, and more!

Presley Ryan will take over the role of Lydia in Beetlejuice from February 28th through March 29th! Congratulations! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Sing Street is opening their box office tomorrow with tickets priced at $40 from February 27th through March 3rd! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out rehearsal photos from Caroline, Or Change on BroadwayWorld.com!

What the Constitution Means to Me is filming additional footage for their professionally recorded performance, and they want 18-35 year olds in the audience! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Skye Turner (Tina) is featured in CBS Dallas/Fort Worth!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Trevor, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and Medea!




Casting Announced for TREVOR Off-Broadway, Alum Reese Sebastian Diaz to Join DEAR EVAN HANSEN, and more!

The Off-Broadway cast of Trevor will include Hudson Loverro (School of Rock, A Bronx Tale, Assassins) in the title role, as well as Ava Briglia (Anatomy of a Suicide, The Ferryman, School of Rock, Matilda), Mark Aguirre, Ellie Kim (School of Rock, Dream Street), Yale Langworthy, Mateo Lizcano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Alyssa Emily Marvin (Number the Stars, Dream Street), Luke Naphat, Zachary Podair, Isabella Russo (The Underlying Chris, The Mother of Invention, School of Rock), Afra Sophia Tully, and Joshua Turchin (Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), as well as alum Luke Kolbe Mannikus (Matilda, Pippin, Priscilla Queen of the Desert)! Get more details HERE.

Congrats to alum Reese Sebastian Diaz (Mary Poppins), who is joining Dear Evan Hansen as an understudy!

This week, Dana Steingold will play Lydia in Beetlejuice from tonight through February 27th, while Presley Ryan will play Lydia from February 28th through March 1st!

The cast and creative team of Sing Street shared with BroadwayDirect.com what it’s like bringing the popular film to the stage!

Disney star and Off-Broadway alum Jenna Ortega (New York Spectacular) has been cast in the upcoming film “The Fallout”! Get more details on Deadline.com.

Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots) is hosting “FutureFest” at 54 Below in March! The event also features Lauren Bryant (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), Carlos Carreras (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Eve Johnson (The Net Will Appear), Amanda Swickle (Tink!). Limited tickets remain; get yours now!

Congratulations to Sophia Anne Caruso, who was nominated for a Clive Barnes Award for her performance in Beetlejuice! Get more information on Broadway.com.

Eli Rayman (The Winter’s Tale) has booked an episode of “Sesame Street”!

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Raigan Olivia Saunders-Newton (Waitress) appears in this video for the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden!

Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) has booked a voiceover project! More details to come.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Sing Street, Flying Over Sunset, Frozen, The Lion King, and Caroline, Or Change!






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!

Photo Credit: Davy Mack

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UNKNOWN SOLDIER Begins Previews at Playwrights Horizons, SING STREET Getting Cast Album, and more!

Happy first preview to Zoe Glick and the company of Unknown Soldier, which began previews at Playwrights Horizons last night!

Sing Street is getting a cast album, set to arrive on March 26th! Stream a track from the album now.

“Zombies 2,” with Milo Manheim (Generation Me) and Meg Donnelly, premiered on Disney Channel last night!

McKenna Keane (Waitress) booked a mini-series! More details to come.

Jeremy Shinder (A Christmas Story, Runaways) has been cast in his school’s production of The Addams Family! Get tickets HERE.

Here’s GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda) in her music video for “Warrior”!

Delaney Quinn (Waitress) appears in a new Nick Jr. video celebrating Valentine’s Day!

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Happy #ValentinesDay! ❤️

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Congrats to Swayam Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street), who has been cast in the new Disney+ series “The Mighty Ducks,” based on the original movie from the 1990s! Get more details on Deadline.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Tina, Unknown Soldier, Forbidden Broadway, SW: A New(sical) Hope at 54 Below, Caroline, Or Change, and Mrs. Doubtfire!

Photo Credit: Grace DeAmicis/Bella May Mordus

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Grace DeAmicis/Bella May Mordus

Grace DeAmicis/Bella May Mordus








Ryan Buggle’s Birthday, Gabriel Amoroso and Malcolm Fuller to Join HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, and more!

Happy belated birthday to Ryan Buggle (The Inheritance)! We hope you had a great day, Ryan!

Congratulations to Gabriel Amoroso (currently appearing in Medea at BAM) and Malcolm Fuller, who will both make their Broadway debuts in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child this spring!

Here’s the trailer for the new animated feature “Ne Zha,” with Jordan Cole (School of Rock), now playing in select theaters!

Young Broadway Actor News founder Lindsay got to hang out with alum Victoria Collett (Waitress), along with her sister Francesca and mom Michele, at Bibble & Sip last week!

Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) has joined Andrew Barth Feldman’s (Dear Evan Hansen) “SW: A New(sical) Hope,” happening at 54 Below this Sunday! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Kimber Tai Monroe (South Pacific) appeared in a Super Bowl commercial with “Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness! Watch below:

You could win $5 tickets to see Unknown Soldier at Playwrights Horizons! Get more information:

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Ryder Koehle (The Ferryman) modeled for Little Me!

Chinua Baraka Payne (Caroline, Or Change) is the new voice for Lil Dez in a video for Nike!

“Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” a new film with Talia Ryder (Matilda), will arrive in theaters on March 13th! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Forbidden Broadway, Beetlejuice, BroadwayCon 2020, Frozen, Medea, The Inheritance, Tina, and Sing Street!

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MEDEA Opens at Brooklyn Academy of Music, YBAN at TINA, and more!

Happy Opening to the company of Medea at BAM! Break a leg, everyone!

YBAN founder Lindsay had a great time seeing Tina last night and meeting Gloria Manning, Skye Turner, and Antonio Watson at the stage door!

Blue, originally scheduled to play Broadway, will now play the Apollo Theater! The production is holding Equity Principal Auditions on 2.17.20, 2.18.20, and 2.19.20. Get advice on attending an Equity audition as a non-Equity performer HERE.

Trevor will open at Stage 42 on April 21st! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Here’s the trailer for “10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up,” featuring Mia Sinclair Jenness (Mary Page Marlowe, Les Miserables, Number the Stars, The Sound of Music LIVE)! The movie arrives in select theaters and VOD on February 21st.

Check out this throwback to Broadway kids and alumni doing a panel at BroadwayCon back in 2017!

And here are videos from Dear Evan Hansen and Sing Street!

YBAN at THE LION KING, “Songs for the World” Benefits the Brazil Foundation Tonight, and more!

YBAN founder Lindsay saw The Lion King earlier this week, with Layla Capers as Young Nala and Bryan Holden Chan as Young Simba, and they were fantastic! Huge thanks for the backstage tour!

Tonight, “Songs for the World” will benefit the Brazil Foundation at 54 Below, with kids from School of Rock, Once, and more! Get more details HERE.

Before his final performance in Dear Evan Hansen, Andrew Barth Feldman made one last vlog! Watch it below and check out photos from Andrew’s final bow on BroadwayWorld.com.

Coming up this spring, Andrew Barth Feldman will honor the life of his mother (who passed away last August) on May 31st with a special concert. Get more details on Playbill.com.

Check out pictures of Sing Street and Mrs. Doubtfire performing at BroadwayCon’s First Look concert on BroadwayWorld.com!

Suri Chen (Miss Saigon) modeled for The Children’s Place!

Luca Padovan (School of Rock, Newsies, Marvin’s Room) guest-starred on a recent episode of “The Magicians” on SyFy!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Forbidden Broadway, Sing Street, Dear Evan Hansen, Beetlejuice, Medea, The Lion King, and more, including lots of photos from BroadwayCon!







YBAN at FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, SING STREET and MRS. DOUBTFIRE Perform in BroadwayCon First Look Concert, and more!

YBAN founder Lindsay saw Forbidden Broadway with Joshua Turchin last night, and even met up with Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) at the show as well! Thank you for a great night out, and get your tickets to see the show soon; last night’s performance was sold out!

Check out these videos of the casts of Sing Street and Mrs. Doubtfire performing at BroadwayCon’s First Look concert!

Also today, did you catch the Broadway Star Project booth at BroadwayCon or check out Ella Dane Morgan’s (Waitress) takeover of our Instagram account?

Andrew Barth Feldman reflected on his year with Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway.com!

Acapop! KIDS, with Aliyah Mastin (The Lion King), released a Kelly Clarkson medley!

And check out this picture from Forbidden Broadway!

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!