Sam Middleton Jr. Joins MRS. DOUBTFIRE, Disney on Broadway and the Kids of THE LION KING Celebrate Black History Month, and more!

Congrats to Sam Middleton Jr. (Les Miserables tour), who has joined the cast of Mrs. Doubtfire as the understudy for the role of Christopher Hillard!

Celebrate Black History Month with members of the Disney on Broadway family, including the kids of The Lion King:

Presley Ryan went on in the roles of both Lydia and the Girl Scout at Beetlejuice this week!

Congratulations to the cast of The Inheritance on their 100th performance! See pictures of the celebration on Playbill.com.

Also on Playbill.com, get a peek at Flying Over Sunset!

Upcoming auditions include:

  • Disney’s open casting call in Seattle in June for kids for their Broadway and tour productions of The Lion King and Frozenget more information here
  • The movie adaptation of the musical 13 is holding an online open casting call – get more information here
  • The Jungle will return Off-Broadway at St. Ann’s Warehouse this spring, and they are holding an open call!

Also, take a peek at the open casting call for Trevor, coming Off-Broadway this spring, on Playbill.com!

Fathom Events is playing the Met Opera production of Porgy and Bess, with Emerson Davis (Once On This Island), on February 15th in movie theaters across the country! Get more details HERE.

Ayla Schwartz (Frozen) will appear in the new Amazon Prime show “Hunters,” arriving February 21st! Here’s a sneak peek:

Here’s the entire performance of “SW: A New(sical) Hope,” written by Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) and starring Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert):

Bryan Holden Chan (The Lion King) and Layla Capers (The Lion King) booked an episode of “Sesame Street”! This marks Layla’s second appearance on the show and Bryan’s first.

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

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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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Zoe Glick Cast in UNKNOWN SOLDIER at Playwrights Horizons, Best Broadway Plays and Musicals of the Decade Lists from TheaterMania, and more!

Zoe Glick (Frozen) has been cast in the upcoming Off-Broadway production of Unknown Soldier at Playwrights Horizons! Read the full cast announcement HERE.

Congrats to Waitress, Once, and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, which made it onto TheaterMania’s top 10 Broadway musicals of the decade list; and to What the Constitution Means to Me, The Ferryman, and The Inheritance, which made it onto TheaterMania’s top 10 Broadway plays of the decade list!

Also, congratulations to Kinky Boots and The Lion King, which are both among the highest-grossing Broadway shows of the decade! Check out the full list on Playbill.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Sing Street, A Christmas Carol, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and Waitress, as well as Young Broadway Actor News’ Top 9 Instagram posts of 2019!









OUR DEAR DEAD DRUG LORD, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME, and THE INHERITANCE on “Best Theater of 2019” Lists, “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” Trailer with Talia Ryder, and more!

Our Dear Dead Drug Lord is among RE: theatre’s Best Shows of 2019!

What the Constitution Means to Me and The Inheritance both made it onto Broadway.com’s Best Shows of the Year!

Here’s the trailer for “Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” a new film with Talia Ryder (Matilda)!

The full conversation with Andrew Barth Feldman and Dear Evan Hansen producer Stacey Mindich from 92Y is now available!

Ryan Buggle (The Inheritance) has collaborated with Jake Nothing to design a shirt, hoodie, and sweatshirt! Check them out at JakeNothing.com.

Antonio Watson (Tina) and his family spoke with TAP into Union!

The lineup for “From Dreams to Broadway,” set to take place at The Green Room 42 on March 7th, will feature alumni Paul Luke Bonenfant (School of Rock), Bonale Fambrini (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The King and I), Carly Gendell (School of Rock), Diego Lucano (Pedro Pan, Peace, Love and Cupcakes, School of Rock), Merin McCallum (Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Camp Rolling Hills), Ayla Schwartz (Frozen), Blake Devin Sheridan (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin), and Joshua Turchin (Forbidden Broadway, The Pill)! Get more details:

And check out this clip of “No Way” from Beetlejuice!

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“Fast & Furious: Spy Racers” with Theme Song Sung by Shaylin Becton on Netflix Today, Altered Broadway and Off-Broadway Schedules for New Year’s Week, and more!

“Fast & Furious: Spy Racers” arrives on Netflix today, with a theme song featuring Shaylin Becton (The Lion King)!

Broadway and Off-Broadway shows will alter their schedules the week of December 30th through January 5th in honor of New Year’s! Please see our website for more information on our featured shows’ schedule changes.

The Inheritance is offering a special ticket deal! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

The new Off-Broadway musical SuperYou is opening in Spring 2020 and they are seeking a young actress around age 10! Get audition information on Playbill.com and tips for attending an Equity audition as a non-Equity performer on ActorAesthetic.com.

The Met Opera production of Porgy and Bess, with alum Emerson Davis (Once On This Island), will play on PBS in July! Find out more on Playbill.com.

The cast of Dear Evan Hansen performed on Tamron Hall last week! Watch below or on Broadway.com.

Check out this holiday greeting from every production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child around the globe!

And here are pictures from the kids of Broadway and Off-Broadway celebrating Christmas Eve and Christmas Day by performing, opening presents, and more!

THE INHERITANCE Releases New Block of Tickets, Adjusted Show Schedules Next Week, and more!

The Inheritance has released a brand new block of tickets through June 7, 2020! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Broadway and Off-Broadway shows have adjusted their schedules in observance of Christmas next week! Go to our holiday page for a breakdown of our featured Broadway and Off-Broadway shows’ schedule changes!

Get a peek at the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic, with Skye Turner (Tina)!

Here’s the latest video from Acapop! KIDS, with Aliyah Mastin (The Lion King)! In this video, they are performing “Into the Unknown” from “Frozen 2”!

Elliana Walmsley got a visit at Radio City Christmas Spectacular from her “Dance Moms” castmates GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda) and Hannah Colin! Watch GiaNina’s Vlogmas video here:

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

THE UNDERLYING CHRIS Closes, BETRAYAL and THE INHERITANCE Among The Hollywood Reporter’s “Best New York Theater of 2019,” and more!

Happy Trails to the company of The Underlying Chris! We can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you!

Betrayal and The Inheritance are among The Hollywood Reporter’s Best New York Theater of 2019!

“Zombies 2,” with Meg Donnelly (The Sound of Music LIVE) and Milo Manheim (Generation Me), will arrive on Disney Channel on February 14, 2020! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

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

Here’s a sneak peek at “Little Fires Everywhere,” with Lexi Underwood (The Lion King)!

Waitress hosted a reunion this week for the past and present Lulus!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice, The Underlying Chris, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and Frozen!






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!

Andrew Barth Feldman to Depart DEAR EVAN HANSEN in January, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY to Move to the York Theatre Company, and more!

Andrew Barth Feldman will play his final performance of Dear Evan Hansen on January 26th. Go see him before then if you can!

Forbidden Broadway will move to the York Theatre Company! Get more details HERE.

What the Constitution Means to Me and The Inheritance made Time’s Best Theater Performances of 2019 list, while Make Believe was included on The New York Times’s Best Theater of 2019 list!

Watch Kylie Kuioka (Panama Hattie) sing “Not for the Life of Me” at “Switched!” at 54 Below:

Here’s Joshua Turchin (Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) and Ellie Kim (School of Rock, Dream Street) singing “Suddenly Seymour” at “Switched!” at 54 Below:

Congrats to Lily Buchanan (The Underlying Chris), who appeared on a recent episode of the TV series “Tricked”!

Earlier this week, Presley Ryan performed “Say My Name” and “Dead Mom” with her Beetlejuice castmates at Broadway Under the Stars, a free event at The Shops at Columbus Circle!

YBAN has created a playlist of holiday songs from musicals like Elf and A Christmas Story, tracks from “Carols for a Cure” and “The Holiday Star Experience,” and singles/EPs released by the kids of Broadway and Off-Broadway! We’ll be updating it throughout the season. Give a listen HERE!

“Sunny Side Up,” with Nia Sioux (Trip of Love), has arrived on Brat TV!

Congrats to Dayton Tavares (Billy Elliot), who has been cast in Magic Mike Live, which will open in Melbourne in May 2020 and then tour through Australia!

Here’s a sneak peek of Suri Marrero (Frozen) in “John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch”!

The Seattle run of Mrs. Doubtfire has extended through January 4th! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

Emerson Steele (Violet) is producing a show at 54 Below called “I Am Woman”! It will take place on February 23rd. Get tickets HERE!

Sophia Anne Caruso (Beetlejuice) is on the cover of Visual Tales Magazine!

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The newest episode of the podcast “Little Known Facts” features Ella Rubin (The Rose Tattoo)! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Here’s a peek at “Clifford the Big Red Dog,” with alum Jenna Weir (Frozen), coming to Amazon Prime on December 6th and PBS Kids on December 7th!

Madison Elizabeth Lagares (School of Rock, On Your Feet) sang the National Anthem for a recent Knicks game over the weekend!

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






“Frozen 2” with Mattea Conforti Out in Theaters, Joshua Turchin Nominated for BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards, and more!

As of yesterday, “Frozen 2,” with Broadway alum Mattea Conforti (Frozen, Sunday in the Park with George, Matilda) as the voice of Young Elsa, is out in movie theaters!

Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie) voices Disney’s new “Frozen 2” talking Anna doll!

Joshua Turchin (Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) is up for a few BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards! Be sure to vote HERE.

Here’s the new trailer for “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay,” a brand new Freeform show with Maeve Press (Before Your Very Eyes)!

Check out the newest commercial for Foot Locker with Julian Silva (The Lion King)!

Check out pictures from opening night of A Christmas Carol on BroadwayWorld.com and Broadway.com, as well as portraits from Broadway.com! Also, Jai Ram Srinivasan is featured in The Burn, and he and Sebastian Ortiz are featured together in Today!

Take a look at photo coverage from opening night of The Underlying Chris on BroadwayWorld.com!

Also, check out opening night portraits from The Inheritance on Broadway.com!

The original kids of Frozen attended the launch party for the brand new book How Does the Show Go On?

The cast of Beetlejuice will perform and sign copies of the show’s cast album at Barnes & Noble! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Finn Douglas (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The Costume [Inner Voices]) has been cast in Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol, a concert presented by the Actors Fund! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Check out the trailer for “Hunters,” starring Al Pacino and featuring Chloé Bryan (School of Rock)!

Jesus Del Orden (The Lion King, Kinky Boots) and Sophia Rodriguez (Waitress) were interviewed by NBC!

“Buttons,” the family film with Alivia Clark (Little Miss Sunshine), is now out on digital! A DVD release is set for December 3rd.

“Sydney To The Max,” with Ruth Righi (Really Rosie, School of Rock), has been renewed for a third season ahead of its second season premiere! Get more information on Deadline.com.

Scarlett Sher (Waitress) recorded a voiceover recently! More details to come.

This weekend is your last chance to see for all the women who thought they were Mad! Check out this promotional clip:

for all the women who thought they were Mad at Soho Rep: Introducing Kat Williams and Blasina Olowe from Soho Rep. on Vimeo.

A lineup of alumni will take part in a special panel at BroadwayCon, discussing touring and performing on Broadway in the same show! The panel is set for January 24th at 3pm, followed by an autograph/photo session at 4pm, and will include Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home Broadway & tour, A Little Princess), Adriana Braganza (The King and I Broadway & tour), Amaya Braganza (The King and I Broadway & tour, Annie), Ava Briglia (School of Rock Broadway & tour, The Ferryman, Matilda), Tori Feinstein (Matilda Broadway & tour, How the Grinch Stole Christmas), Meliki Hurd (Matilda Broadway & tour), Mia Sinclair Jenness (Les Miserables Broadway & tour, Number the Stars, The Sound of Music LIVE), Trey Middleton (Matilda Broadway & tour), and Analise Scarpaci (Matilda Broadway & tour, Mrs. Doubtfire, A Christmas Story, Godspell Cast of 2032).

Makayla Joy Connolly (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) is featured in her hometown’s Patch website! Read the article HERE.

Last night, “Switched!” returned to 54 Below with current and former Broadway kids! Get more details on 54Below.com.

Listen to “Christmas Tonight,” a new single from Ava Della Pietra (School of Rock), available on all streaming platforms as of yesterday!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of A Christmas Carol and Tina!