Abigail Shapiro Cast in Season 2 of “Doom Patrol,” Sophia Anne Caruso Joins “The Liz Swados Project,” and more!

Abigail Shapiro (Liberty, How the Grinch Stole Christmas) has been cast in Season 2 of DC’s “Doom Patrol,” premiering June 25th at HBO Max!

Sophia Anne Caruso (Beetlejuice, Blackbird, Lazarus, The Nether, Runaways, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!) will pay tribute to the late Elizabeth Swados as part of “The Liz Swados Project”! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Season 2 of “NOS4A2,” with Broadway alum Mattea Conforti (Frozen, Sunday in the Park with George, Matilda), will premiere on June 21st! Here’s a behind-the-scenes look:

Stage versions of The Jungle Book and Bedknobs and Broomsticks are in the works! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Stars from Jagged Little Pill, “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” and more took part in today’s “Broadway Jackbox” with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen)! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin) and Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) have launched a new podcast called “Take a Bow”! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

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




TREVOR Postpones Performances Through June 7, Nia Sioux’s Book Available for Pre-Order, and more

As we continue to look back in honor of our 10th anniversary, we re-visit 2017, when Broadway welcomed childhood favorites Anastasia and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and welcomed back Once On This Island and Miss Saigon!

2018 was another busy year for us as we covered shows like Frozen, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and The Ferryman, as well as the Off-Broadway hit The Jungle!

We’ve now had a first and second wave of cast announcements for our 10th anniversary virtual concert this Monday, April 13th at 4pm PST / 7pm EST! The concert will take place on YouTube (streaming link to come) and the lineup will include (with more announcements coming soon):

  • Fabi Aguirre (Les Miserables, On Your Feet)
  • Rachel Arianna (Number the Stars)
  • Noah Baird (Matilda, A Christmas Story Live)
  • Caroline Basu (School of Rock)
  • Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie)
  • Sway Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street)
  • Dara Paige Bloomfield (Ragtime)
  • Catherine Ashmore Bradley (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child)
  • Adriana Braganza (The King and I)
  • Amaya Braganza (The King and I, Annie)
  • Sami Bray (The Bedwetter, 1984)
  • Chloe Bryan (School of Rock)
  • Grace Capeless (Matilda, The Lion King, A Christmas Story)
  • Jordan Cole (School of Rock)
  • Victoria Csatay (Peace, Love and Cupcakes)
  • Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child)
  • Miranda Jo DeMott (Peace, Love and Cupcakes)
  • Gregory Diaz IV (Matilda, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, “In The Heights”)
  • Reese Sebastian Diaz (Mary Poppins, Dear Evan Hansen)
  • Cate Elefante (Waitress)
  • Bonale Fambrini (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The King and I)
  • Jake Ryan Flynn (Mrs. Doubtfire, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
  • Skye Alyssa Friedman (Annie)
  • Carly Gold (The Ferryman)
  • Katie Grober (Waitress)
  • Winnie Grober
  • Taylor Paige Henderson (The Bedwetter)
  • Isabella Iannelli (The Rose Tattoo)
  • Annabelle Kempf (Billy Elliot)
  • Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables)
  • Diego Lucano (School of Rock, Pedro Pan, Peace, Love and Cupcakes)
  • Mehret Marsh (Tina, The Lion King)
  • Alyssa Emily Marvin (Trevor, Number the Stars)
  • Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular)
  • Ella Dane Morgan (Waitress)
  • Jacob Morrell (Shadowlands)
  • Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda)
  • Zell Steele Morrow (Assassins, Fun Home, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Mary Page Marlowe, Really Rosie)
  • Brooklyn Nelson (Frozen, Matilda)
  • Kara Oates (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot)
  • Sebastian Ortiz (A Christmas Carol)
  • Madeleine Pace (Once, The Hard Problem)
  • Nirvaan Pal (School of Rock)
  • GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda, “Dance Moms”)
  • Delilah Rose Pellow (Anastasia)
  • Ayla Schwartz (Frozen)
  • Nicole Scimeca (Anastasia)
  • Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess)
  • Levi Smith (A Bronx Tale)
  • Jai Ram Srinivasan (A Christmas Carol)
  • Lily Tamburo (Mrs. Doubtfire)
  • Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill)
  • Jeremy T. Villas (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Kinky Boots)
  • Jaden Myles Waldman (Caroline, Or Change, Radio City Christmas Spectacular)
  • Samuel Li Weintraub (Miss Saigon)
  • Jaidyn Young (Annie)

Trevor has postponed performances through June 7th. More updates coming soon!

Nia Sioux (Trip of Love, “Dance Moms”) wrote a book and it’s available to pre-order now!

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) sang “Waving Through A Window” for the cast of HBO’s “Barry” during a recent “Stars In The House” live stream! (He appears around 52:09.)

Check out Aliyah Mastin (The Lion King) covering Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” as part of Acapop! KIDS:

Check out the newest single from Big Pity, a new band including Broadway alum Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess), titled “Things to Work On,” on Apple Music or Spotify!

Milo Manheim (Generation Me) took part in “Saturday Night Seder” tonight! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Mehret Marsh (Tina) livestreamed from (YOUNG)’s Instagram account today!

Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) and guests Fallyn and Noah Baird (Matilda, A Christmas Story Live)!

Dara Paige Bloomfield (Ragtime) stopped by Camp Broadway’s podcast!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice and Caroline, Or Change!

Mark Aguirre’s Birthday, Broadway to Remain Closed through June 7 and BEETLEJUICE Officially Closed, WHISPER HOUSE Cancels Off-Broadway Run at 59E59, and more

Happy belated birthday to Mark Aguirre (Trevor)! We hope you had a great day, Mark!

Broadway will remain closed through June 7th due to coronavirus. Find out more on Broadway.com.

This means that Beetlejuice has officially played its final performance at the Winter Garden Theatre. Producers are still considering a move to another theater, but final decisions won’t be made until Broadway reopens. Happy Trails to Presley Ryan and the company of Beetlejuice; we can’t wait to see what’s next for you. Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

For now, you can go inside a typical day at Beetlejuice with Presley, courtesy of Inside Edition! Presley also got a shout-out recently in New York Magazine.

Unfortunately, the Off-Broadway production of Whisper House at 59E59 Theaters has also been canceled. To Wyatt Cirbus and the rest of the team, we can’t wait to see what’s next for you. Take a look at footage from their final dress rehearsal:

And see what the cast had to say about working on this production on ExtendedPlay.TheCivilians.org!

The Drama Desk Awards have announced that they are going online and will remain on schedule. Get more information on Playbill.com.

Continuing our walk down memory lane, 2014 at Young Broadway Actor News saw productions of Violet and Les Miserables, as well as plays like Act One and Mothers and Sons!

In 2015, we had a jam-packed year, including welcoming Fun Home, School of Rock, Finding Neverland, and the recent revival of The King and I to Broadway!

In 2016, new shows like Waitress, Tuck Everlasting, and A Bronx Tale debuted, and Falsettos returned to Broadway!

Check back here tomorrow to find out the guests who will join our special 10th anniversary concert! #YoungBway10

Tonight, watch Caroline Basu (School of Rock) guest star on “Grey’s Anatomy”!

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Victoria Collett (Waitress) will recur on the latest season of “The Last O.G.,” which began earlier this week!

The Broadway production of Frozen is taking more video submissions from members of Actors’ Equity. Get more details HERE. If you are not a union member, you can submit for Young Anna and Young Elsa HERE.

The cast of Mrs. Doubtfire got together virtually on their original opening night date for a digital run-through of the show and a “faux-pening” celebration!

And they weren’t the only ones–the cast of Caroline, Or Change also held a virtual opening night party on their originally-scheduled opening night:

Check out new episodes of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor) below and on BroadwayWorld.com! One episode features Hayley Feinstein (Fiddler on the Roof, A Little Princess), Tori Feinstein (Matilda), Addison Valentino, and Daniel Dunlow; the other includes Kyla Carter (Number the Stars), Lily Brooks O’Briant, and Alexa Lasanta.

Also, Joshua Turchin will chat with Camp Broadway about his career so far, this Friday!

Here’s the schedule of online classes from Broadway Babysitters this week!

Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni including Sway Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street), Jordan Cole (School of Rock), Winter Donnelly (Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, Frozen), Kaylin Hedges (The Bedwetter, Kris Kringle), and Madison Elizabeth Lagares (School of Rock, On Your Feet) took part in Shine Theatre Arts Project’s recent virtual cabaret! Watch here:

Check out “Broadway Jackbox” with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) and the Evan Hansens of Broadway, the U.S. national tour, and the West End on BroadwayWorld.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Bedwetter, Trevor, Whisper House, Flying Over Sunset, and Tina!




Camille De La Cruz Joins THE BEDWETTER, ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME Chicago Preview Cancelled, and more

Congratulations to Camille De La Cruz (School of Rock tour), who has joined the cast of The Bedwetter!

Cancelled:

  • The Chicago preview of Once Upon A One More Time.

Postponed:

  • “Now and Then,” originally scheduled to play 54 Below tomorrow night. Please keep an eye out for a new date!

Samuel Li Weintraub (Miss Saigon) has been cast in South Pacific at Goodspeed Opera House! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Avery Sell (Mrs. Doubtfire) and Atticus Ware (Flying Over Sunset) will celebrate their Broadway debuts in May at 54 Below! Find out more HERE.

Once is now available for licensing! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Noah Baird (Matilda, A Christmas Story Live) will sing during “Cabaret for Consciousness” in Encinitas, CA, on April 6th!

Laila Drew (Generation Me) guest-starred on this week’s episode of “FBI: Most Wanted”!

And check out this video from Beetlejuice!

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!









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!

YBAN at THE UNDERLYING CHRIS, Final Episode of Andrew Barth Feldman’s Vlog Series, and more!

I caught last night’s performance of The Underlying Chris and had a great time! Great job, Isabella Russo and Nicholas Hutchinson!

Also, congratulations to Lily Buchanan and Oumar Ibn, who are understudying the roles of “Christine and others” and “Philip and others” (respectively) in the show!

Here’s the last episode of Andrew Barth Feldman’s Dear Evan Hansen vlog series!

Congrats to Jordan Cole (School of Rock), who guest starred on last week’s episode of “Ray Donovan”!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Waitress, Tina, and more, including lots of kids volunteering with Broadway Serves!





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!

THE FERRYMAN Recoups Investment, Promotional Photos of THE LION KING Film with Shahadi Wright Joseph, and more!

Congrats to The Ferryman, which recouped its investment just before closing!

The film remake of “The Lion King” hits theaters in 11 days! Check out Broadway alum Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) in these new promotional photos:

Videos from the most recent “(YOUNG)” are now up on YouTube! Check them out HERE.

Victoria Collett (Waitress) has been added to Kids of the Arts’ A Little Princess, playing in New York City this August! Get tickets HERE.

Hannah Nordberg (Little Miss Sunshine) is playing Princess Winnifred in Once Upon A Mattress in Calabasas, CA, from July 19-21! Get tickets HERE.

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





THE FERRYMAN Closes on Broadway, Mattea Conforti on “NOS4A2” Tonight, and more!

Happy Trails to the company of The Ferryman! Congrats on a great run; we can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you.

Tonight, Mattea Conforti (Frozen, Sunday in the Park with George, Matilda) will appear on “NOS4A2” at 10pm on AMC!

Victoria Collett (Waitress) can be seen in a recurring role on “City on a Hill,” produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon!

Young Broadway Actor News founder Lindsay got to hang out with alum GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda) and her mom Joanne in Los Angeles today, fresh off of filming Season 8 of “Dance Moms”! We can’t wait to see all that’s in store for the both of them. Thanks for the fun day!

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