“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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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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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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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!







YBAN at LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE with Levi Smith, Pictures from the Kids of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and more!

Happy first night of Hanukkah to all who are celebrating! Chag Sameach!

Young Broadway Actor News founder Lindsay went to see Levi Smith (A Bronx Tale) in Love Actually Live at the Wallis Annenberg Center in Beverly Hills! The show runs through December 29th; get tickets HERE.

And here are pictures from the kids of A Christmas Carol, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Waitress, and Our Dear Dead Drug Lord!









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!






BEETLEJUICE Cast Records “Carols For A Cure” Track, Pictures from RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, and more!

Check out photos of the cast of Beetlejuice recording their song for “Carols For A Cure” on BroadwayWorld.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Frozen, A Christmas Carol, Forbidden Broadway, and The Lion King!