Andrew Barth Feldman’s “SW: A New(sical) Hope” at 54 Below Tonight, Analise Scarpaci Featured in Teen Vogue, and more!

Tonight at 54 Below, Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) presents SW: A New(sical) Hope! The cast also includes alum Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert). Get more details on 54Below.com!

Alum Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story), soon to return to Broadway in Mrs. Doubtfire, is featured in Teen Vogue!

Fiona Morgan Quinn (Frozen) in appearing in this ad for Tempur-Pedic:

Here’s the newest music video from Acapop! KIDS, with Aliyah Mastin (The Lion King)! They cover “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart.” Watch below:

And here are videos from “Switched” at 54 Below!

Madison Elizabeth Lagares in “She Will Rock You” at 54 Below Tonight, Audrey Bennett in Amazon’s “Hunters,” and more!

Tonight, Broadway alum Madison Elizabeth Lagares (On Your Feet, School of Rock) will take part in “She Will Rock You” at 54 Below! Get more details HERE.

Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie) will appear in the upcoming Amazon series “Hunters”! Here she is in the commercial for the show that aired during the Super Bowl:

Jamilah Rosemond (Peace, Love and Cupcakes) has been cast in Henry Box Brown: A Musical Journey, playing in NYC and Savannah, GA!

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I am so happy to announce that I am in the cast of Henry Box Brown- A Musical Journey! So thankful to God to be joining this show as they embark on their 6 city tour around the U.S.!! NYC Previews are this weekend Sat. Feb 8 at 3:30pm and Sun. Feb 9 at 7:30pm (which is the one I’ll be performing in). Then we go to Savannah, Georgia next weekend for 4 shows! Let me know if you are interested in purchasing a ticket! 💛 • • • “Henry Box Brown, the story of an 1850’s enslaved Virginia man who shipped himself to freedom in a box with the help of African American and white abolitionists. In this fusion of Gospel, R&B, blue grass and original negro spirituals, this musical celebrates the triumph of the human spirit.”

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Max William Bartos (Sing Street) will perform at 54 Below on May 4th as part of 54/54/54! Get tickets HERE.

YBAN founder Lindsay let it go at Frozen last weekend, and she says it’s still magical even after seeing it multiple times! Great job, everyone!

Lindsay also had a great time at “Switched” at 54 Below, meeting many amazing current and former Broadway kids!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice and Tina!

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Don’t worry, it’s a green card thing. #beetlejuicebway #beetlejuicebroadway kerrybutlernyc leslierodriguezkritzer

♬ Creepy Old Guy – Sophia Anne Caruso, Alex Brightman, Rob McClure, Kerry Butler, Adam Dannheisser, Leslie Kritzer, Beetlejuice Original Broadway Cast Recording Ensemble

Tre Ryder’s Birthday, Raigan Olivia Saunders-Newton Joins “FBI: Most Wanted,” and more!

Happy birthday to Tre Ryder (The Inheritance)! We hope you had a great day, Tre!

Congrats to Raigan Olivia Saunders-Newton (Waitress), who now plays Anais Barnes-Gaines on the new CBS show “FBI: Most Wanted”! The show airs Tuesdays at 10/9c.

Congrats as well to Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) and the cast of “Us,” which won the Critics Choice Award for Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie!

Presley Ryan (Beetlejuice) will take part in G!TALK’s live show at BroadwayCon on January 26th at 10:30am! Get more information HERE.

Disney is holding an open casting call in Houston, TX, in April 2020 for kids for its Broadway and national touring companies of Frozen and The Lion King! Get more details on DisneyOnBroadway.com/Casting.

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





“Porgy & Bess” Closing Performance (with Emerson Davis) to Air Live in Movie Theaters, “Timmy Failure” with Chris Martinez Coming to Disney+, and more!

The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Porgy & Bess, with Emerson Davis (Once On This Island), will air their closing performance live in movie theaters on February 1st, as well as February 5th and 8th! Get more details on FathomEvents.com.

“Timmy Failure,” featuring Chris Martinez (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), will arrive on Disney+ on February 7th!

Check out video from the final scene and curtain call of the closing performance of Waitress courtesy of TheaterMania.com, as well as closing curtain call footage of Our Dear Dead Drug Lord below:

Jason Robert Brown is holding an open casting call for a developmental presentation of his newest musical! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Get excited for BroadwayCon, coming up in just two and a half weeks! Here’s Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) performing “Middle of a Moment” at last year’s Star-To-Be competition!

Look for Christopher Convery (Kinky Boots) in “Brahms: The Boy II,” in theaters on February 21st!

And here are pictures from the recent Inside Broadway event with Beetlejuice!

WAITRESS, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, and OUR DEAR DEAD DRUG LORD Close; and more!

Happy Trails to the companies of Waitress (which had an almost four-year Broadway run), A Christmas Carol, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, which all closed today. We can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you!

And here are pictures from the kids of all four shows!









A CHRISTMAS CAROL, TINA, and CURSED CHILD Break Holiday Box Office Records; Sadie Sink Cast in “Dear Zoe”; and more!

A Christmas Carol, Tina, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child broke box office records over the holidays! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Broadway alum and “Stranger Things” star Sadie Sink (The Audience, Annie) has been cast in the upcoming movie “Dear Zoe”! Get more details on HollywoodReporter.com.

Jake Gyllenhaal’s production company, Nine Stories Productions, is producing a film adaptation of Fun Home, with Jake Gyllenhaal starring as Bruce Bechdel! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Waitress, and more, including the kids of Broadway and Off-Broadway celebrating New Year’s!







Robert Montano Celebrates 200th Performance in RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, Juliet Benn Completes Run in TINA, and more!

Congratulations to Robert Montano, who recently completed his 200th performance with Radio City Christmas Spectacular!

Congrats as well to Juliet Benn (Once On This Island), who recently completed a run as Young Anna Mae in Tina!

Look for Bryan Holden Chan (The Lion King) modeling for Hibbett Sports!

Nirvaan Pal (School of Rock) will guest star on an episode of “New Amsterdam”!

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With Screen Dad!!❤️@tlabine @nbcnewamsterdam

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Meg Donnelly (The Sound of Music LIVE) and Rozie Baker (Bonnie and Clyde, Shrek, Mary Poppins) are both going on tour in the upcoming weeks/months! See Rozie’s tour dates below; Meg’s are still TBA.

Our Dear Dead Drug Lord and Make Believe both get shoutouts in TheaterMania’s 5 Best Off-Broadway Shows of 2019!

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

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Song title. Three words. Rhymes with “daylight came.” (and me wan go home) #beetlejuicebway #beetlejuicebroadway #beetlejuicethemusical

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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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‘Tis the season. #beetlejuicebway #beetlejuicebroadway #beetlejuicethemusical @leslierodriguezkritzer

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Pictures and Videos from the Kids of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, WAITRESS, and more!

Merry Christmas from all of us at Young Broadway Actor News! We hope you’ve had a magical day!

And check out these pictures and videos from the kids of A Christmas Carol, Waitress, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and Our Dear Dead Drug Lord!








“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!