BEETLEJUICE and WAITRESS Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park, Alumni Join Joshua Turchin’s New Musical THE PERFECT FIT, and more!

The casts of Beetlejuice and Waitress performed at Broadway in Bryant Park today! Videos to come.

Swayam Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street), Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Carly Gendell (School of Rock), Zoe Manarel (Matilda, A Little Princess), and alum Jenny Mollet (The Color Purple) have been cast in The Perfect Fit, a new musical by Joshua Turchin (The Pill)! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and Miranda Jo DeMott (Peace, Love and Cupcakes) recently performed on the USS Intrepid! Check out pictures on BroadwayWorld.com.

A stage version of It’s A Wonderful Life is in the works, set to be written by Paul McCartney! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) shared his favorite “Smash” moments with Playbill! Read HERE.

Alumni Matthew Gumley (Elf, The Addams Family, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast), Ethan Haberfield (Mary Poppins), Morgan Hecker (How the Grinch Stole Christmas!), Lilli Jacobs (A Little Princess), Annabelle Kempf (Billy Elliot), Laurissa Romain (South Pacific), Neil McCaffrey (Bye Bye Birdie, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins), Jenny Mollet (The Color Purple), Kylie Goldstein (Les Miserables), and more will take the stage at The Green Room 42 with “A Time To Shine”! Devynn Pedell (Mary Poppins) is a co-producer. Get tickets now!

Here’s a throwback video from the 2017 auditions for Clara in Radio City Christmas Spectacular, with both Elliana Walmsley, who will play the role this holiday season, and Emerson Tate Alexander, who took it on in 2017!

The new The Lion King film arrives in theaters tomorrow! Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) and her co-star JD McCrary surprised guests at Disney World with a performance of “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King”! Watch here:

The cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will perform in a benefit concert at Birdland on July 22nd!

And here are pictures from the kids of Not Even The Good Things and The Lion King!




NOT EVEN THE GOOD THINGS Opens Off-Broadway, WAITRESS to Close on Broadway in January 2020, and more!

Happy Opening to Serena Parrish and the company of Not Even The Good Things Off-Broadway! Break a leg, everyone!

Waitress has announced a closing date in January 2020. Go see it on Broadway before then! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Congratulations to our alumni whose projects were nominated for Emmy Awards this morning! “This Is Us,” with Niles Fitch (The Lion King, Our Lady of Kibeho); “Russian Doll,” with Brooke Timber (Ballyturk); “Fosse/Verdon,” with Austyn Johnson (Matilda, Dream Street); and the “Sesame Street” special “When You Wish Upon A Pickle,” with Madeleine Pace (The Hard Problem, Once), were all nominated. Get the full list on Variety.com.

Isabella Russo (School of Rock, The Mother of Invention) has been cast in The Underlying Chris, playing Off-Broadway at Second Stage Theater! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) attended an advanced screening of the new “The Lion King” film! Check out pictures on BroadwayWorld.com.

Sophia Anne Caruso will perform with her Beetlejuice castmates at Broadway in Bryant Park this week! Cast members from Waitress are also set to perform. Get the full lineup on Playbill.com!

Get your tickets HERE for “Now & Then,” happening this week at 54 Below and featuring kids from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Billy Elliot, and more!

Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) has released a new single! Go check out “Skin I’m In”!

Tonight, “Dance Moms” airs a new episode with alum GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda) and future Radio City Christmas Spectacular ballerina Elliana Walmsley! Check out the group dance from last week and Elliana’s solo:

And check out this picture from the cast of What the Constitution Means to Me when they stopped by Google Talks!

Elliana Walmsley to Play Clara in RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, Sophia Anne Caruso Receives Sardi’s Portrait, and more!

Congratulations to “Dance Moms” star Elliana Walmsley, who will play Clara in Radio City Christmas Spectacular this holiday season!

Sophia Anne Caruso (Beetlejuice) received a Sardi’s portrait this week! Check out pictures on Playbill.com, and watch a clip of her performing “Beautiful Sound” here:

Caroline Basu (School of Rock) performed “I Hate Men” at 54 Below as part of Growing Up Broadway’s event “Switched”!

Check out production photos from Ladyship on BroadwayWorld.com!

And here are pictures from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Waitress, Frozen, and Ladyship!









Gaten Matarazzo Competes on “Celebrity Family Feud,” Performance Videos from “The Early Night Show” and “Switched,” and more!

Broadway alum and “Stranger Things” star Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert) recently competed on “Celebrity Family Feud”! The full episode is available on ABC’s app and website. You can check out a sneak peek here:

Check out these videos from “Switched” at 54 Below and “The Early Night Show” at The Green Room 42!

“All Together Now,” a 54 Below concert with kids from School of Rock, Les Miserables, and more, is having a flash sale that ends tonight!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress and Ladyship!

Christopher Convery to Appear on “Stranger Things” Season 3, WAITRESS Becomes the Longest-Running Show at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, and more!

Christopher Convery (Kinky Boots) will appear in the third season of “Stranger Things,” arriving tomorrow on Netflix! The show also stars alumni Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek), and Sadie Sink (Annie, The Audience).

Congrats to Waitress, which recently became the longest-running show at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

The upcoming Broadway production of Betrayal is holding an Equity Principal Audition for girls around age 4! Get audition information HERE and advice for attending an Equity audition as a non-Equity performer HERE.

Will Meyers (Generation Me) has been cast in Scotland, PA Off-Broadway! Get more details on Broadway.com.

Here’s the trailer for Mojada at the Public Theater!

ABC recently announced the season premiere date for “Single Parents” and the series premiere date for “Mixed-ish”! Season 2 of “Single Parents,” which features alumni Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots) and Tyler Wladis (A Christmas Story Live), will premiere on September 25th. The first season of “Mixed-ish,” with alum Arica Himmel (The Layover), will premiere on September 24th!

Congratulations to Broadway alum Emma Rowley (Gypsy, Bye Bye Birdie), who got engaged earlier this week!

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





BEETLEJUICE, WAITRESS, FROZEN, and THE LION KING to Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park, Pictures from Advance Screening of KINKY BOOTS, and more!

Beetlejuice, Waitress, Frozen, and The Lion King will perform at Broadway in Bryant Park this summer! Get the full details, including performance dates on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out photos from this week’s advance screening of Kinky Boots HERE!

Take a look at pictures from the special sneak peek of this year’s New York Musical Festival shows for the press on BroadwayWorld.com!

Young Broadway Actor News founder Lindsay got to see alum and “Single Parents” star Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots) perform a world premiere of a song from a new musical called Talk To Me at “A Little New Music,” a concert series to showcase brand new musicals!

Skye Alyssa Friedman (Annie) recently did a commercial for Jam Brites!

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




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







YBAN at HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, Rileigh McDonald to Guest Star on “Jessica Jones,” and more!

YBAN founder Lindsay saw both parts of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child yesterday!

Rileigh McDonald (Matilda, Good for Otto) will guest star on the upcoming season of “Jessica Jones”!

Thursday Williams (What the Constitution Means to Me) wrote an essay about her involvement with Legal Outreach! Read on Law.com.

Check out Sophia Anne Caruso (Beetlejuice) in Teen Vogue, plus this video of her recording “Dead Mom”!

Check out Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) singing after last night’s performance of Be More Chill below or on BroadwayWorld.com!

NYC! This Saturday the cast of “Dance Moms,” with GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda), is competing at Nationals!

And check out this video from the kids of Waitress!

DEAR EVAN HANSEN and WAITRESS Win Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, Thursday Williams and Rosdely Ciprian to Appear on Black America TV Tomorrow, and more!

Dear Evan Hansen and Waitress both won 2019 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards! Get the full list on Broadway.com.

  • Favorite Long-Running Show – Dear Evan Hansen
  • Favorite Tour – Dear Evan Hansen (with teen Phoebe Koyabe in the cast)
  • Favorite Replacement (male) – Jeremy Jordan for Waitress

New York City! Thursday Williams and Rosdely Ciprian (What the Constitution Means to Me) will be featured on Black America TV tomorrow at 9pm EST on CUNY TV!

YBAN founder Lindsay got to meet alum Cate Elefante (Waitress) at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles yesterday, where Cate is performing in the national tour cast of Les Miserables!

Here’s your first look at Arica Himmel (The Layover) in “Mixed-ish,” coming to ABC this fall!

“Above the Shadows,” a new film starring Fina Strazza (Matilda, Animal), will arrive in theaters June 19th! Get more details on Deadline.com.

Learn more secrets about what goes into making the debate at the end of What the Constitution Means to Me happen each night in this article from The New York Times!

And here are pictures from the kids of Frozen, Beetlejuice, and Waitress!




Andrew Barth Feldman’s Birthday, Haven Alexander and Aliya “Jo” Ramey to Join THE LION KING, and more!

Happy birthday to Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen)! We hope you had a great day!

Please welcome Haven Alexander and Aliya “Jo” Ramey to The Lion King! They will both make their Broadway debuts in the show this week.

The Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nominees have been announced! Check out the full list on Broadway.com. You have until Sunday to cast your vote!

  • Favorite New Musical – Beetlejuice
  • Favorite New Play – The Ferryman
  • Favorite Play Revival – All My Sons
  • Favorite Long-Running Show – Dear Evan Hansen
  • Favorite Long-Running Show – Waitress
  • Favorite Tour – Anastasia, currently starring Broadway alum Delilah Rose Pellow
  • Favorite Leading Actor in a Musical – Alex Brightman for Beetlejuice
  • Favorite Leading Actress in a Musical – Sophia Anne Caruso for Beetlejuice
  • Favorite Leading Actor in a Play – Paddy Considine for The Ferryman
  • Favorite Leading Actress in a Play – Annette Bening for All My Sons
  • Favorite Leading Actress in a Play – Laura Donnelly for The Ferryman
  • Favorite Featured Actress in a Musical – Kerry Butler for Beetlejuice
  • Favorite Featured Actress in a Play – Jenni Barber for All My Sons
  • Favorite Funny Performance – Alex Brightman for Beetlejuice
  • Favorite Funny Performance – Leslie Kritzer for Beetlejuice
  • Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Female) – Sophia Anne Caruso for Beetlejuice
  • Favorite Replacement (Male) – Alex Boniello for Dear Evan Hansen
  • Favorite Replacement (Male) – Gavin Creel for Waitress
  • Favorite Replacement (Male) – Andrew Barth Feldman for Dear Evan Hansen
  • Favorite Replacement (Male) – Jeremy Jordan for Waitress
  • Favorite Replacement (Male) – Sky Lakota-Lynch for Dear Evan Hansen
  • Favorite Replacement (Female) – Shoshana Bean for Waitress
  • Favorite Replacement (Female) – Mallory Bechtel for Dear Evan Hansen

The upcoming West Side Story movie remake now has a release date! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Thursday Williams chatted with NBC New York about What the Constitution Means to Me! Watch HERE.

Lynn Masako Cheng (The King and I) is appearing in a commercial for Friendly’s!

Tina is holding an open call for the role of Young Tina Turner! Check out this flyer for details:

Congratulations to “After Forever,” featuring Finn Douglas (The Costume [Inner Voices], Radio City Christmas Spectacular), which won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Digital Drama Series!

Laurissa Romain (South Pacific) has been cast in the upcoming film “Son of the South”!

And check out this photo of celebrities visiting What the Constitution Means to Me!

Photo Credit: People Magazine