Ryan Buggle’s Birthday, Gabriel Amoroso and Malcolm Fuller to Join HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, and more!

Happy belated birthday to Ryan Buggle (The Inheritance)! We hope you had a great day, Ryan!

Congratulations to Gabriel Amoroso (currently appearing in Medea at BAM) and Malcolm Fuller, who will both make their Broadway debuts in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child this spring!

Here’s the trailer for the new animated feature “Ne Zha,” with Jordan Cole (School of Rock), now playing in select theaters!

Young Broadway Actor News founder Lindsay got to hang out with alum Victoria Collett (Waitress), along with her sister Francesca and mom Michele, at Bibble & Sip last week!

Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) has joined Andrew Barth Feldman’s (Dear Evan Hansen) “SW: A New(sical) Hope,” happening at 54 Below this Sunday! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Kimber Tai Monroe (South Pacific) appeared in a Super Bowl commercial with “Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness! Watch below:

You could win $5 tickets to see Unknown Soldier at Playwrights Horizons! Get more information:

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Enter our #LiveForFive lottery for a chance to buy two $5 tickets to our first preview of Daniel Goldstein and Michael Friedman’s #UnknownSoldierPH on February 14. See below how to enter! … HOW TO ENTER 1) Like this photo ❤️ 2) Follow @phnyc 👉 3) Tag a friend 👫 4) Extra tags count as extra entries, but each friend must be tagged in a separate comment 👥 5) All entries must be in by Thursday, Feb 6 at noon DETAILS Enter for a chance to purchase up to two $5 tickets to the first preview of Unknown Soldier on Friday, February 14 at 8 PM. Entries will be accepted until Thursday, February 6. Winners of the lottery will receive a DM on Thursday, February 6 with instructions on how to book their tickets. One or two tickets may be purchased for $5 each. Unclaimed tickets will be offered to a limited standby list beginning Friday, February 7 on a first-come, first-served basis. … Good luck!

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Ryder Koehle (The Ferryman) modeled for Little Me!

Chinua Baraka Payne (Caroline, Or Change) is the new voice for Lil Dez in a video for Nike!

“Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” a new film with Talia Ryder (Matilda), will arrive in theaters on March 13th! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Forbidden Broadway, Beetlejuice, BroadwayCon 2020, Frozen, Medea, The Inheritance, Tina, and Sing Street!

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YBAN at BEETLEJUICE, 2-for-1 Tickets Available for FORBIDDEN BROADWAY and UNKNOWN SOLDIER, and more!

YBAN founder Lindsay made it to the “show about death” last night! Huge thanks to Presley Ryan, who gave a fantastic performance and backstage tour at Beetlejuice. Be sure to head to the Winter Garden Theatre for a laugh-out-loud good time!

Get 2-for-1 tickets to Forbidden Broadway at the York Theatre Company and Unknown Soldier at Playwrights Horizons as part of Off-Broadway Week! Find out more, including a full list of participating shows, on BroadwayWorld.com.

Sony and Netflix will distribute the upcoming movie musical of Matilda with a theatrical release in the U.K. first, followed by a Netflix release! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Sisley Carretas (Pedro Pan) won this year’s BroadwayCon Lip Sync Contest, along with “America’s Got Talent” star Luke Islam! Check out their winning performance here:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Dear Evan Hansen, Tina, Frozen, and The Lion King!






FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Return Engagement Opens, YBAN at WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME National Tour with Rosdely Ciprian, and more!

Tonight, Forbidden Broadway returns to New York City for an engagement at the York Theatre Company! Break a leg to Joshua Turchin and the rest of the cast!

Last night, YBAN founder Lindsay got to see Rosdely Ciprian (What the Constitution Means to Me) perform in the national tour of What the Constitution Means to Me! We love this show and highly recommend it for everyone middle-school-aged and up! “We ALL belong in the Preamble.”

Rileigh McDonald (Matilda, Good for Otto) will guest star on an upcoming episode of ABC’s “Schooled”!

Layla Capers (The Lion King, School of Rock) and Kavon Newman (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) will guest star on “Sesame Street”!

Catch up with 35 former Broadway kids in a feature now on Playbill.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Unknown Soldier, Frozen, and Medea!




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!





Sofia Pellegrino Cast in MATILDA with Actors Technique NY, “Songs for the World” at 54 Below to Benefit Brazil Foundation, and more!

Sofia Pellegrino (Dream Street) has been cast in Matilda with Actors Technique NY, playing this December in Manhattan!

Lots of Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni will perform in “Songs for the World” at 54 Below, to benefit the Brazil Foundation! The concert is created by Julia Lipsztein (Dream Street) and will be hosted by Carrie Berk (Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Camp Rolling Hills) and Diego Lucano (Pedro Pan, Peace, Love and Cupcakes, School of Rock). Performers will include Swayam Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street), Victoria Csatay (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), Gianna Harris (School of Rock), Rachael McVey (Dream Street), Casey Nadzam (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), Toleeya Napolitano (Dream Street), Madeleine Pace (The Hard Problem, Once), Jack Richman (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), and Violet Young (Number the Stars)! Get more details on 54Below.com.

Check out these photos of the cast of Mrs. Doubtfire in rehearsals before their out-of-town tryout–will you be seeing the show in Seattle?

Get into the holiday spirit with the Acapop! KIDS cover of “All I Want for Christmas is You” with Aliyah Mastin (The Lion King)!

Shane Davis (Matilda) recorded this jingle for Creatable World!

And here are pictures from the kids of Radio City Christmas Spectacular and Frozen!

Bryan Chan to Join THE LION KING, Jai Ram Srinivasan and Sebastian Ortiz in The New York Times, and more!

Congrats to Bryan Chan, who will make his Broadway debut as Young Simba in The Lion King next week!

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I am super excited to finally announce that I will be playing the role of Young Simba in Disney’s, The Lion King on Broadway! I will be making my debut on November 19th. I am thankful first and foremost to God and everyone that has helped me realize my dreams. Special thanks to my parents, my grandparents, my family, my community 🇬🇾, my agent Barry Kolker, Justin Bohon from Binder Casting, my acting coach Roberta Lowe from Acting Out and last but not least The Natraj Center for the Performing Arts. I just can’t wait to be king! #broadwaykids #broadway #lionkingmusical #lionkingonbroadway #youngsimba #childactor #actor #ijustcantwaittobeking #bryanholdenchan #bhchan #broadwaydebut #kidactors #lionking

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Jai Ram Srinivasan and Sebastian Ortiz were featured in an article about A Christmas Carol, and particularly the character of Tiny Tim, in The New York Times!

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) will speak at 92Y on December 8th! Get more details HERE.

Inside Broadway will give NYC students an inside look at Beetlejuice! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Watch Isa Antonetti (Evita) cover “Buenos Aires” below, and be sure to see her in Evita, now through November 24th at New York City Center!

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




Kyla Carter to Reprise Role in WHITE CHRISTMAS National Tour, Marcello Silva Joins NEVER EVER LAND in Los Angeles, and more!

Kyla Carter (Dream Street) is hitting the road again this year with the national tour of White Christmas! Check out the show if it’ll be near your hometown!

You can see Marcello Silva (A Christmas Story Live) in Never Ever Land, a new play currently performing in Los Angeles!

And are pictures and videos from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Lion King, Frozen, Beetlejuice, for all the women who thought they were Mad, and more!

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Auditions for UNKNOWN SOLDIER at Playwrights Horizons, (YOUNG) Performance Videos, and more!

Playwrights Horizons will present a new musical called Unknown Soldier in 2020, and they are holding Equity Principal Auditions! Get details on the audition on Playbill.com and get advice for attending an Equity audition as a non-Equity performer on ActorAesthetic.com.

Here’s full performance video of Kaylin Hedges (Kris Kringle) from the most recent (YOUNG)!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Dear Evan Hansen, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Lion King, Frozen, Beetlejuice, and Radio City Christmas Spectacular!






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!





“Stranger Things” Season 3 Out On Netflix as of Yesterday, Additionally Featuring Gabriella Pizzolo; Raghav Mehrotra to Appear on “Late Night with Seth Meyers”; and more!

We hope everyone had a great time celebrating the 4th of July yesterday!

As of yesterday, Season 3 of “Stranger Things” is now on Netflix! In addition to the previously announced Christopher Convery (Kinky Boots) and series regulars Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert), Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek), and Sadie Sink (Annie, The Audience), alum Gabriella Pizzolo (Fun Home, Matilda) also appears on this season!

Tune in to “Late Night with Seth Meyers” to see Raghav Mehrotra (School of Rock) sit in with the 8G Band from July 15-18!

Check out production photos from Mojada at the Public Theater on TheaterMania.com!

Broadway alum and “Stranger Things” star Caleb McLaughlin is releasing original music! Find out more in his interview with WWD.

Jenna Weir (Frozen) has finished filming a new Hallmark movie, due to arrive around the holidays!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, The Lion King, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Ferryman, Frozen, and “(YOUNG)” at The Green Room 42!