Today, we honor the life of 11-year-old Shannon Tavarez, a former Young Nala in The Lion King, who passed away on this day ten years ago after battling leukemia. To learn more about honoring her memory, please visit

Check out an oral history of The Scottsboro Boys, featuring Jeremy Gumbs, in honor of the show’s tenth anniversary, on!

The “Director vs. Director” livestream, featuring Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), happened earlier today! Watch HERE.

In case you missed it, here’s video of Zoe Manarel (Matilda, A Little Princess) performing during New York Theatre Barn’s New Works Series stream!

For families with young kids – along with a group of several other playwrights, YBAN staff member Audrey Lang wrote Halloween-themed plays for kids! The video of the Zoom performance earlier today is now available:

Check out these videos from the kids of Sing Street and more!

Finally, we’re counting down to Thanksgiving this year by sharing our favorite clips from previous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parades featuring our young Broadway alumni! To kick things off, here’s the cast of Beetlejuice at last year’s parade: