Casey Hilton Joins MAKE BELIEVE at Second Stage Theater, Bella May Mordus Takes Over as Honor Carney and Ava Briglia Rejoins THE FERRYMAN as a Swing, and more!

Congrats to Casey Hilton, who completes principal casting for Make Believe at Second Stage Theater!

As of today, Bella May Mordus takes over the role of Honor Carney for the remainder of the Broadway run of The Ferryman, and Ava Briglia, formerly a vacation swing, rejoins the show as a swing covering Mercy and Honor Carney! The show closes on July 7th; see it before then if you can!

If you are planning to see a show the week of July 4th, check out our guide; Broadway and Off-Broadway performance schedules are modified that week!

Rosdely Ciprian and Thursday Williams of What the Constitution Means to Me chatted with Yahoo!

Past and present Broadway kids Carly Gendell (School of Rock), Carly Gold (The Ferryman), and Brooklyn Nelson (Frozen, Matilda) have booked a reading of the new musical Fly More Than You Fall!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice, The Ferryman, and What the Constitution Means to Me!

Photo Credit: Caitlin McNaney

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Matilda Lawler Departs THE FERRYMAN, Live Tweet Stream of the Tony Awards, and more!

Happy Trails to Matilda Lawler, who played her final performance of The Ferryman today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Matilda!

The Tony Awards just ended on the east coast, and we’ll have a full roundup tomorrow–but for now, check out our live tweets from the ceremony! Congratulations to all our featured shows, kids, and alumni who presented, performed, and were nominated and won tonight.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice, The Lion King, and The Ferryman!








BEETLEJUICE Cast Album Out Now, FOR ALL THE WOMEN WHO THOUGHT THEY WERE MAD at Soho Rep Holding an EPA, and more!

The cast album of Beetlejuice is officially out, as of yesterday!

For All The Women Who Thought They Were Mad is playing Off-Broadway at SoHo Rep this fall! The production is holding an EPA for all roles, including one for an actress who reads as pre-teen or younger. Get audition information on Playbill.com, and advice for attending an Equity audition as a non-Equity performer HERE.

Go check out brand new episodes of “Pinkalicious & Peterrific” starring Jaden Waldman (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) on PBSKids.org!

Rosdely Ciprian and Thursday Williams of What the Constitution Means to Me are featured in Teen Vogue!

Graduates! If you haven’t already contacted us, please do so by the end of June 14th!

Samuel Li Weintraub (Miss Saigon) can be seen on the third episode of Season 3 of “Creative Galaxy”!

Dear Evan Hansen will offer a benefit performance for the Actors Fund! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Jamie Mann (Peace, Love and Cupcakes) has been cast in Because of Winn Dixie at Goodspeed Opera House! Get tickets HERE.

Joshua Turchin (The Pill) will premiere his new musical The Perfect Fit this August in New York City!

Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) is touring with his band Work In Progress this summer!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice, What the Constitution Means to Me, The Lion King, and (YOUNG) at The Green Room 42!







BEETLEJUICE to Perform on the Tony Awards This Sunday, THE INHERITANCE Coming to Broadway in the Fall, and more!

Happy birthday to Young Broadway Actor News founder Lindsay! We hope you had a great day!

The cast of Beetlejuice will perform at the Tony Awards this Sunday! Get more details on Broadway.com, and get a preview of “Jump in the Line (Shake Senora)” from the upcoming cast album on TheaterMania.com.

The Inheritance is coming to Broadway this fall! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

Mrs. Doubtfire will have its pre-Broadway world premiere in Seattle later this year! Get more information on TheaterMania.com.

Check out a new single from “Dance Moms” star Nia Sioux (Trip of Love) on Apple Music and Spotify!

Watch the cast of The Lion King celebrate the show’s 9000th performance below or on BroadwayWorld.com!

Bonale Fambrini (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The King and I) and Olivia Chun (School of Rock, The King and I) have joined the lineup for “A Time To Shine” on June 9th at the Laurie Beechman Theatre!

Devynn Pedell (Mary Poppins) will record the cast album for the new show Happily: The Musical!

Victoria Dennis (Little Miss Sunshine) has a brand new single out!

THE FERRYMAN Cast Changes, THE LION KING Plays 9000th Performance, and more!

Matilda Lawler will play her final performance of The Ferryman this Sunday to film a movie! Bella May Mordus will take over the role of Honor Carney for the remainder of the show’s run. Also, happy trails to Annie Scarfuto, who played her final performance as Bobby Carney over the weekend!

Congratulations to The Lion King, which plays its 9000th performance tonight! Fun fact: did you know that 109 kids have played Young Simba and Young Nala in the Broadway production’s 20+ year history?

Bruce Yang, whose son Timothy Yang made his Broadway debut in The King and I, passed away unexpectedly. If you wish to donate, please do so HERE.

Congratulations to Dear Evan Hansen, which won BroadwayWorld’s Theatre Fans Choice Award for Best Long-Running Broadway Show! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin (The Miracle Worker), who made her Broadway debut in 2010 at age 13, will present at the Tony Awards on Sunday! Find out more on TheaterMania.com.

Mattea Conforti (Frozen, Sunday in the Park with George, Matilda) will reprise the title role of Matilda, which she played on Broadway, at The Muny! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Watch Abigail Murphy (Dream Street) perform a cover of “Shallow” from A Star Is Born!

Congrats to Kevin Tellez (On Your Feet), who will appear in the In The Heights movie next summer!

Leila Rose Gross (Frozen) is performing in a showcase on June 9th in Rye Brook, NY!

The season premiere of “Dance Moms,” with GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda), was last night!

Here’s a clip of Cayen Martin (The Lion King) guest starring on “The Chi” last weekend!


And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Dear Evan Hansen, The Ferryman, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, What the Constitution Means to Me, Beetlejuice, and (YOUNG) at The Green Room 42!

Photo Credit: Jessica Scarfuto




THE FERRYMAN and BEETLEJUICE Win Drama Desk Awards, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Announces National Tour, and more!

Congratulations to The Ferryman and Beetlejuice, which took home Drama Desk Awards last night! Check out the full list of winners and nominees on BroadwayWorld.com.

  • Outstanding Play – The Ferryman
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play – Tom Glynn-Carney for The Ferryman
  • Outstanding Director of a Play – Sam Mendes for The Ferryman
  • Outstanding Set Design for a Musical – David Korins for Beetlejuice
  • Outstanding Sound Design in a Play – Nick Powell for The Ferryman

What the Constitution Means to Me is launching a national tour! Get more details on Playbill.com and be sure to follow our sister site Kids on Tour for upcoming news.

Sarah Silverman’s The Bedwetter will make its world premiere at Atlantic Theater Company! Find out more on Broadway.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, Beetlejuice, The Ferryman, Frozen, The Lion King, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and (YOUNG) at The Green Room 42!

Photo Credit: Broadway.com







Current and Former Broadway Kids to Perform in “Switched” at 54 Below, Austyn Johnson on “Fosse/Verdon,” and more!

Current and former Broadway kids will “trade places” in “Switched” at 54 Below on June 27th! The show was conceived and is produced by Dara Paige Bloomfield (Ragtime) and Joshua Turchin (The Pill), and alongside Dara and Joshua, the lineup will include Caroline Basu (School of Rock), Layla Capers (School of Rock), Will Coombs (The Ferryman, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, A Bronx Tale), Katherine Leigh Doherty (A Little Night Music, Mary Poppins), Bonale Fambrini (The King and I, Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Kelsey Fowler (Bonnie and Clyde, Sunday in the Park with George, Mary Poppins, Grey Gardens), Jenna Gavigan (Gypsy), Emily Klein (Parade), Andrew Harrison Leeds (Falsettos, Teddy & Alice), Hudson Loverro (A Bronx Tale, School of Rock, Assassins), Evan Jay Newman (The Capeman, Les Miserables), Madeleine Pace (Once, The Hard Problem), Tavia Riveé (A Christmas Carol), and Amanda Swickle (Tink!). Get tickets at 54Below.com!

Congratulations to Austyn Johnson (Matilda, Dream Street), who appeared on this week’s episode of “Fosse/Verdon” on FX!

Joshua Turchin‘s (The Pill) “The Early Night Show” returns to The Green Room 42 on June 14th at 7pm! Get tickets HERE.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, Beetlejuice, The Ferryman, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!







WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Wins Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Play, Sarah Charles Lewis in OLIVER! at the Atlanta Lyric Theatre, and more!

What the Constitution Means to Me has picked up the Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Play! Get the full list of winners on BroadwayWorld.com.

If you’re in Georgia, be sure to see Sarah Charles Lewis (Tuck Everlasting) in Oliver! at the Atlanta Lyric Theatre! Get tickets HERE.

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







Thursday Williams’s Birthday, YBAN at Hollywood Bowl’s THE LITTLE MERMAID, and more!

Happy birthday to Thursday Williams (What the Constitution Means to Me)! We hope you had a great day, Thursday!

YBAN founder Lindsay saw Joshua Turchin (The Pill) as Flounder in last night’s fantastic performance of The Little Mermaid at the Hollywood Bowl! There’s one more chance to see it tonight!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Beetlejuice, and The Lion King!








Outer Critics Circle Awards Announced, Kaylin Hedges and Julia Morgan to Play Matilda at Random Farms Kids’ Theater, and more!

Congratulations to The Ferryman, All My Sons, and Beetlejuice on winning Outer Critics Circle Awards today! Get the full list on BroadwayWorld.com.

  • Outstanding New Broadway Play – The Ferryman
  • Outstanding Revival of a Play (Broadway or Off-Broadway) – All My Sons
  • Outstanding Director of a Play (The Lucille Lortel Award) – Sam Mendes for The Ferryman
  • Outstanding Scenic Design (Play or Musical) – David Korins for Beetlejuice
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play – Benjamin Walker for All My Sons

This summer, you can see Kaylin Hedges (Kris Kringle: The Musical) and Julia Morgan (Anastasia) playing the title role in Matilda with Random Farms Kids’ Theater! Julia is in Cast B and Kaylin is in Cast D. Get tickets HERE!

Nirvaan Pal (School of Rock) is performing in Camp Rolling Hills in Hoboken, NJ, this month!

Check out cast members from Dear Evan Hansen performing at Stars in the Alley!

GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda) teaches her mom a new dance move ahead of the “Dance Moms” season premiere in this video!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Dear Evan Hansen, Stars in the Alley, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!


Photo Credit: Audrey Lang

Photo Credit: Audrey Lang

Photo Credit: Audrey Lang

Photo Credit: Audrey Lang