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

Tony Award Nominations Announced, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Extends Run, and more!

The 2019 Tony Award nominations were announced this morning! See below for a list of our featured shows’ nominations, and take a look at the full list on BroadwayWorld.com!

  • Best Play – The Ferryman
  • Best Play – What the Constitution Means to Me
  • Best Musical – Beetlejuice
  • Best Revival of a Play – Arthur Miller’s All My Sons
  • Best Book of a Musical – Scott Brown & Anthony King for Beetlejuice
  • Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre – Eddie Perfect for Beetlejuice
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play – Paddy Considine for The Ferryman
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play – Annette Bening for Arthur Miller’s All My Sons
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play – Laura Donnelly for The Ferryman
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play – Heidi Schreck for What the Constitution Means to Me
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical – Alex Brightman for Beetlejuice
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play – Benjamin Walker for Arthur Miller’s All My Sons
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play – Fionnula Flanagan for The Ferryman
  • Best Scenic Design of a Play – Rob Howell for The Ferryman
  • Best Scenic Design of a Musical – David Korins for Beetlejuice
  • Best Costume Design of a Play – Rob Howell for The Ferryman
  • Best Costume Design of a Musical – William Ivey Long for Beetlejuice
  • Best Lighting Design of a Play – Peter Mumford for The Ferryman
  • Best Lighting Design of a Musical – Kenneth Posner & Peter Nigrini for Beetlejuice
  • Best Sound Design of a Play – Nick Powell for The Ferryman
  • Best Sound Design of a Musical – Peter Hylenski for Beetlejuice
  • Best Direction of a Play – Sam Mendes for The Ferryman

What the Constitution Means to Me has extended its run through August 24th! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

Get a glimpse of “Beautiful Sound” from Beetlejuice with this 360 video from NBC Nightly News!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, All My Sons, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and (YOUNG) at The Green Room 42!






BEETLEJUICE Opens on Broadway, DEAR EVAN HANSEN and WAITRESS Hit Milestone Performances, and more!

Happy Opening to Sophia Anne Caruso, Presley Ryan, and the company of Beetlejuice! Break a leg! Also, check out the New York Daily News’ highlight of Sophia Anne Caruso and the show!

Congratulations to Dear Evan Hansen, which plays its 1000th performance tonight, and to Waitress, celebrating its 3rd anniversary on Broadway!

The Ferryman, What the Constitution Means to Me, All My Sons, Beetlejuice, and The Jungle (at St. Ann’s Warehouse) were all nominated for Drama Desk Awards this morning! Check out the full list on Broadway.news.

  • Outstanding Play – The Ferryman
  • Outstanding Play – What the Constitution Means to Me
  • Outstanding Actress in a Play – Heidi Schreck for What the Constitution Means to Me
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play – Hampton Fluker for All My Sons
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play – Tom Glynn-Carney for The Ferryman
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical – Leslie Kritzer for Beetlejuice
  • Outstanding Director of a Play – Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin for The Jungle
  • Outstanding Director of a Play – Sam Mendes for The Ferryman
  • Outstanding Book of a Musical – Scott Brown and Anthony King for Beetlejuice
  • Outstanding Set Design of a Play – Miriam Buether for The Jungle
  • Outstanding Set Design for a Musical – David Korins for Beetlejuice
  • Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical – William Ivey Long for Beetlejuice
  • Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play – Jon Clark for The Jungle
  • Outstanding Projection Design – Peter Nigrini for Beetlejuice
  • Outstanding Sound Design in a Play – Nick Powell for The Ferryman
  • Outstanding Wig and Hair Design – Charles G. LaPointe for Beetlejuice
  • Outstanding Puppet Design – Michael Curry for Beetlejuice

“A Time To Rock” returns to The Green Room 42 this Sunday at 7pm! This cabaret is scheduled to feature Caroline Basu (School of Rock), Olivia Chun (School of Rock, The King and I), and more! Get tickets HERE.

You can see Nicole Scimeca (Anastasia) playing the title role in Matilda at Wagon Wheel Center for the Performing Arts in Indiana this summer! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

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

ALL MY SONS and THE PAIN OF MY BELLIGERENCE Open, Audrey Bennett Performing in Easter Bonnet Competition, and more!

Happy Opening to All My Sons at Roundabout Theatre Company’s American Airlines Theatre on Broadway, and to The Pain of My Belligerence at Playwrights Horizons Off-Broadway! Break a leg to all!

Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie) is performing with the cast of Come From Away at this year’s Easter Bonnet competition!

Blue is coming to Broadway next spring! Get more details on TheaterMania.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, The Lion King, All My Sons, The Pain of My Belligerence, What the Constitution Means to Me, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and The Ferryman!




Kayla Mak Competing in The Cut on “World of Dance,” Ryder Koehle Departs THE FERRYMAN, and more!

Kayla Mak (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) competed in The Cut on “World of Dance” at 8/7c tonight!

Happy Trails to Ryder Koehle, who played his final performance as Bobby Carney in The Ferryman tonight! Congrats on a great run, Ryder!

Tonight, (YOUNG) performed again at The Green Room 42! Get more details HERE.

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






Broadway Alumni Join Film Adaptations of IN THE HEIGHTS and WEST SIDE STORY, Stars in the Alley Lineup Announced, and more!

Congratulations to Gregory Diaz IV (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Matilda), who has been cast as Sonny in the upcoming film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Congrats as well to Broadway alumni Ben Cook (Billy Elliot, Ragtime), Julian Elia (Billy Elliot), Myles Erlick (Billy Elliot), David Guzman (Newsies), Jacob Guzman (Newsies), and Talia Ryder (Matilda), who have joined the upcoming film adaptation of West Side Story! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Talia Ryder (Matilda) also just finished filming the feature “Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always”! Get more information on Variety.com.

The lineup for Stars in the Alley next month will include performances from Beetlejuice, Dear Evan Hansen, Frozen, The Lion King, and Waitress, as well as appearances from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and What the Constitution Means to Me! Get the full list on BroadwayWorld.com.

Allie Trimm (13, Bye Bye Birdie) will play Wanda in Enter Laughing the York Theatre Company Off-Broadway! Get tickets HERE.

The new season of “Dance Moms,” with GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda), will premiere on June 4th!

Catherine Ashmore Bradley (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) has booked an Equity staged reading and workshop of Spandex the Musical! She also appears in a commercial for U.S. Cellular that is now airing.

Jessica Cherniak (Until Death Do Us Part) guest starred on last weekend’s episode of “God Friended Me”!

Congrats to Elie Samouhi (A Christmas Story Live), who has completed the final season of “Bizaardvark”!

Chris Martinez (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) has been cast in the upcoming Disney film “Timmy Failure,” coming soon to Disney+!

What the Constitution Means to Me has been named a finalist for this year’s Pulitzer Prize for Drama! Get the full list HERE.

Good luck to all those who auditioned for the role of Clara at Radio City Music Hall yesterday!

Beetlejuice will offer a digital lottery, and the show’s first trailer has arrived!

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





Mikee Castillo’s Birthday, Olivia Fanders to Guest Star on “Happy” on Syfy Tomorrow, and more!

Happy birthday to Mikee Castillo (The Lion King), who celebrated her birthday over the weekend! We hope you had a great day, Mikee!

Tomorrow, catch Olivia Fanders (A Little Princess) guest starring on “Happy” at 10pm on Syfy!

Milly Shapiro (Matilda, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown) will star in her own cabaret at The Green Room 42! Get tickets HERE.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of What the Constitution Means to Me, Waitress, Kinky Boots, The Lion King, and “A Time To Rock” at The Green Room 42!

Andrew Barth Feldman to Perform on “Good Morning America” March 26th, Delilah Rose Pellow to Guest Star on “Bull,” and more!

Tune in to “Good Morning America” on March 26th to see Andrew Barth Feldman perform “You Will Be Found” with his Dear Evan Hansen castmates!

Delilah Rose Pellow (Anastasia) will guest star on “Bull” on CBS!

Everleigh Rottuno (Waitress) modeled for The Children’s Place with her mom!

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

Photo Credit: Broadway.com / Emilio Madrid-Kuser






Nadine Rattner in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE with Polaris Productions, FROZEN Celebrates 400th Performance, Casey Butler in WEST SIDE STORY at Maltz Jupiter Theater, and more!

Alum Nadine Rattner (Dream Street) will play Miss Dorothy in Polaris Production’s Thoroughly Modern Millie March 21st and 23rd, alongside me, YBAN staff member Emily! Get tickets HERE!

Alum Casey Butler (Finding Neverland) is performing in West Side Story at Maltz Jupiter Theater this March through April! Get tickets HERE!

Congratulations to Frozen, which recently played its 400th performance!

And check out these pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, The Ferryman, Waitress, and The Lion King!