FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Return Engagement Opens, YBAN at WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME National Tour with Rosdely Ciprian, and more!

Tonight, Forbidden Broadway returns to New York City for an engagement at the York Theatre Company! Break a leg to Joshua Turchin and the rest of the cast!

Last night, YBAN founder Lindsay got to see Rosdely Ciprian (What the Constitution Means to Me) perform in the national tour of What the Constitution Means to Me! We love this show and highly recommend it for everyone middle-school-aged and up! “We ALL belong in the Preamble.”

Rileigh McDonald (Matilda, Good for Otto) will guest star on an upcoming episode of ABC’s “Schooled”!

Layla Capers (The Lion King, School of Rock) and Kavon Newman (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) will guest star on “Sesame Street”!

Catch up with 35 former Broadway kids in a feature now on Playbill.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Unknown Soldier, Frozen, and Medea!




MEDEA Begins Previews at Brooklyn Academy of Music, TREVOR Holding Open Call, and more!

Happy first preview to the company of Medea at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)! Break a leg, everyone!

Trevor is holding an open call for actors/actresses ages 12-16 both online and in NYC! Get more details here:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice, Frozen, The Inheritance, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Medea, and Dear Evan Hansen!

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Makayla Joy Connolly Featured in The Times of Huntington-Northport, Ava Briglia Voices Sneak Peek of “Diana: Princess of the Amazons” Graphic Novel, and more!

Makayla Joy Connolly (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) chatted with The Times of Huntington-Northport!

Ava Briglia (Anatomy of a Suicide, The Ferryman, School of Rock, Matilda) is the voice of this sneak peek of DC Comics’ newest graphic novel, Diana: Princess of the Amazons!

Check out this article about how Presley Ryan’s TikToks have turned Beetlejuice into one of Broadway’s hottest shows!

Make Believe, which played Off-Broadway earlier this year at Second Stage Theater, is among The Wrap’s 10 Best New York Theater Productions of 2019!

What the Constitution Means to Me and the Hollywood Bowl’s production of Into the Woods, with Broadway alum Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert) as Jack, are among the Los Angeles Times’ Best Theater of 2019!

And here are pictures from the kids of A Christmas Carol, Dear Evan Hansen, and Frozen!




“John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch” Out on Netflix Today, Pictures from RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, and more!

“John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch,” with kids from School of Rock, A Bronx Tale, and more, is out now on Netflix!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Tina, Medea, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Inheritance, and A Christmas Carol!









“Kid Cabarets: Broadway Youth Live” BroadwayCon Panel Announced, Tyra Polke on “A Home for the Holidays” CBS Special, and more!

Alumni and current Broadway and Off-Broadway kids Joshua Turchin (Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie), Swayam Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street), Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Bonale Fambrini (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The King and I), Carly Gendell (School of Rock), Gianna Harris (School of Rock), Kaylin Hedges (Kris Kringle), and Madeleine Pace (The Hard Problem) will take part in the BroadwayCon panel “Kid Cabarets: Broadway Youth Live” on January 26th at 10am!

Tyra Polke (A Christmas Story Live) danced during the CBS special “A Home for the Holidays” last night, hosted by Idina Menzel! Catch the full special on CBS Online.

Check out the theme song for “John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch”:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, A Christmas Carol, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and Our Dear Dead Drug Lord!







Ava Briglia Cast in Atlantic Theater Company’s ANATOMY OF A SUICIDE, MRS. DOUBTFIRE Cast to Perform at BroadwayCon, and more!

Congratulations to Ava Briglia (The Ferryman, School of Rock, Matilda), who has been cast in Atlantic Theater Company’s Anatomy of a Suicide! Get more details on Playbill.com.

The cast of Mrs. Doubtfire will perform at BroadwayCon! More details to come.

Fun Home and The Ferryman landed on another Top 10 New York Theater of the Decade list!

Congrats to Delilah Rose Pellow (Anastasia), who will play Small Alison in Fun Home at Kansas City Repertory Theatre! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

This week, you can see Oscar Williams (Fun Home) in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead this weekend at Vermont Stage in Burlington, VT! Get tickets HERE.

Artyon Celestine (A Christmas Story Live) recently appeared on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” alongside Mariah Carey!

You can hear the voice of Broadway alum Luca Padovan (Marvin’s Room, School of Rock, Newsies) on “The Rocketeer” on Disney Junior!

Here’s a look at the upcoming film “The Last Thing Mary Saw,” featuring Eli Rayman (The Winter’s Tale)!

Sophie Knapp (Once, Dream Street, A Little Princess) will sing the National Anthem for the New York Rangers this weekend!

Laurissa “Lala” Romain (South Pacific) has joined the previously announced Julia Nightingale (Generation Me) in The 8th at The Secret Theatre in January 2020!

YBAN founder Lindsay went “Into the Unknown” last night to catch Mattea Conforti (Frozen, Sunday in the Park with George, Matilda) in “Frozen 2”! Great job, Mattea!

Nia Sioux (Trip of Love) has launched a line of colorful hair extensions called Hair Candy!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of “John Mulaney and The Sack Lunch Bunch,” Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and Waitress!

Winter Donnelly Joins OUR DEAR DEAD DRUG LORD, Robert Montano and Eric Sebek to Perform at Broadway Sessions, and more!

Congratulations to Winter Donnelly (Frozen), who has joined the cast of Our Dear Dead Drug Lord Off-Broadway!

Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) and Eric Sebek (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) will perform at Broadway Sessions this Thursday night!

Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King) will appear alongside the many previously announced alumni in “John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch”! Here’s a new promo:

A Christmas Carol has broken box office records at the Lyceum Theatre! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com. Also, check out the NBC Nightly News segment about Sebastian Ortiz and Jai Ram Srinivasan!

Check out pictures of Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) recording for Carols For A Cure on BroadwayWorld.com, and check out a peek at the track here:

Check out pictures of Sophia Anne Caruso (Beetlejuice) teaching an audition master class with A Class Act NY!

Beetlejuice, Betrayal, and What the Constitution Means to Me are included in Entertainment Weekly’s Best Stage Shows of 2019 list!

Fun Home, The Scottsboro Boys, and The Piano Lesson are among The Hollywood Reporter’s Best New York Theater of the Decade!

Layla Capers (The Lion King) and Antonio Watson (Tina) performed with Spotlight Kidz before the 5pm performance of Radio City Christmas Spectacular yesterday! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Julia Nightingale (Generation Me) has been cast The 8th at The Secret Theatre from January 7-18 in Long Island City! Get tickets HERE.

Yesterday was The Actors Fund presentation of Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol with Finn Douglas (The Costume [Inner Voices], Radio City Christmas Spectacular)!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice and the recent Pillows for Paws event with Cabaret for a Cause!

Alexander Bello, Jonah Mussolino, and Chinua Baraka Payne Cast in CAROLINE, OR CHANGE; Sophia Anne Caruso and Julia Nightingale Guest Star on “Evil”; and more!

Congratulations to Alexander Bello (The Rose Tattoo, All My Sons), Jonah Mussolino (A Bronx Tale), and Chinua Baraka Payne (The Lion King), who have been cast in the upcoming revival of Caroline, Or Change! Check out the casting announcement on Playbill.com.

Last night, Sophia Anne Caruso (Beetlejuice) and Julia Nightingale (Generation Me) guest starred on “Evil” on CBS!

Isabella Iannelli (The Rose Tattoo) performed at a special party for the upcoming “In The Heights” movie! The first trailer for it is also out now, with Isabella as well as Gregory Diaz IV (Matilda, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown), Reyna Guerra (Runaways), Kevin Tellez (On Your Feet), and Jordan Vergara (On Your Feet)!

 

 

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Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) is up for Broadway.com’s Star of the Year! Vote now!

“Ship: A Visual Poem,” with Antonio Watson (Tina), will play Sundance! Get more details on Variety.com.

Young Broadway Actor News founder Lindsay had a blast hanging out with alum Ella Dane Morgan (Waitress) and her mom Laura in Los Angeles, enjoying boba and shaved ice!

Sophia Anne Caruso and Presley Ryan made a TikTok with their Beetlejuice co-star Alex Brightman and Slave Play playwright Jeremy O. Harris!

Here’s the trailer for “John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch,” with kids from The Lion King, Mrs. Doubtfire, and more!

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

 

Check out these videos from the most recent “Switched” at 54 Below!

And here are photo and video highlights from this year’s Red Bucket Follies!

Mattea Conforti and Kaylin Hedges Nominated for BroadwayWorld Awards, “John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch” Soundtrack Available for Pre-Order, and more!

Mattea Conforti (Frozen, Sunday in the Park with George, Matilda) and Kaylin Hedges (Kris Kringle) have been nominated for BroadwayWorld Regional Awards for their performances in Matilda and Loch Ness, respectively! Vote for Mattea in the St. Louis Awards and for Kaylin in the Central New York Awards.

You can now pre-order the soundtrack for “John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch”!

The Actors’ Fund benefit performance of Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol has added Finn Douglas (The Costume [Inner Voices], Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Gloria Manning (Tina), Ayla Schwartz (Frozen), and Joshua Turchin (Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) to their cast! Get tickets HERE.

The first teaser trailer for “In the Heights” is here! The film will feature Gregory Diaz IV (Matilda, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown) as Sonny and Isabella Iannelli (The Rose Tattoo), Reyna Guerra (Runaways), Kevin Tellez (On Your Feet), and Jordan Vergara (On Your Feet) as dancers.

A Class Act NY has added another audition master class with Sophia Anne Caruso (Beetlejuice), happening this Sunday! Get more details HERE.

Shaylin Becton (The Lion King) can be heard in the theme song for “Fast & Furious: Spy Racers,” coming to Netflix on December 26th!

 

Hell on Earth: A New Musical (about Middle School) will play 54 Below on January 24th and 25th, with Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos, Really Rosie) as their special guest for the January 24th show! Get tickets on 54Below.com.

Here’s full video of the cast of Beetlejuice performing at Barnes & Noble recently!

Ruth Righi (School of Rock, Really Rosie) performed in “Eric Petersen’s Mini-Big-Band Christmas” at The Rockwell in Los Angeles tonight! Find out more HERE.

Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert) will play a concert in Asbury Park, NJ, later this month, with his band Work in Progress!

Monte Greene (All My Sons) appears in this ad for Target!

 

 

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Had such a great time partnering up with @target on this photo shoot to promote the most comfortable pajamas I’ve ever been in!!!

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Delaney Quinn (Waitress) appears in this video for Nick Jr.!

 

 

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‘Tis the season for gingerbread house building fun!

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Here’s a look at the Claras of Radio City Christmas Spectacular in rehearsal!

Katie Greendorfer (School of Rock) voices the character of Emily Elizabeth on the “Clifford the Big Red Dog” section of the PBS Kids website!

 

Laurissa “Lala” Romain (South Pacific) has completed a project for Netflix! More details to come.

 

 

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All in a hard days twerk #ThatsAWrap Can’t wait to announce this!

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And check out this new music video from Broadway Star Project for “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” The video features Bonale Fambrini (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The King and I), Carly Gendell (School of Rock), Gianna Harris (School of Rock), Diego Lucano (Pedro Pan, Peace, Love and Cupcakes, School of Rock), Madeleine Pace (The Hard Problem, Once), Sofia Pellegrino (Dream Street), and Blake Devin Sheridan (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), among many others!

Sofia Pellegrino Cast in MATILDA with Actors Technique NY, “Songs for the World” at 54 Below to Benefit Brazil Foundation, and more!

Sofia Pellegrino (Dream Street) has been cast in Matilda with Actors Technique NY, playing this December in Manhattan!

Lots of Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni will perform in “Songs for the World” at 54 Below, to benefit the Brazil Foundation! The concert is created by Julia Lipsztein (Dream Street) and will be hosted by Carrie Berk (Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Camp Rolling Hills) and Diego Lucano (Pedro Pan, Peace, Love and Cupcakes, School of Rock). Performers will include Swayam Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street), Victoria Csatay (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), Gianna Harris (School of Rock), Rachael McVey (Dream Street), Casey Nadzam (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), Toleeya Napolitano (Dream Street), Madeleine Pace (The Hard Problem, Once), Jack Richman (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), and Violet Young (Number the Stars)! Get more details on 54Below.com.

Check out these photos of the cast of Mrs. Doubtfire in rehearsals before their out-of-town tryout–will you be seeing the show in Seattle?

Get into the holiday spirit with the Acapop! KIDS cover of “All I Want for Christmas is You” with Aliyah Mastin (The Lion King)!

Shane Davis (Matilda) recorded this jingle for Creatable World!

And here are pictures from the kids of Radio City Christmas Spectacular and Frozen!