Shine Theatre Arts Project Black History Month Cabaret Tonight, Tahlia Ellie Releases New Single, and more!

As we close out Black History Month today, we continue to encourage you all to dive into our list of family-friendly anti-racist resources to create a more inclusive future in both our communities and the theatre industry itself. Read that list HERE!

Kids from Caroline, Or Change, The Lion King, and more performed during Shine Theatre Arts Project’s Black History Month Cabaret tonight! Watch HERE.

Off-Broadway alum Tahlia Ellie (The Gray Man) has a brand new single out called “Constellation Conversation,” now available wherever you get your music!

Here are pictures and videos from the kids of Flying Over Sunset and Trevor!




Finally, check out this throwback to Britney Spears as an understudy for Laura Bell Bundy in the original Off-Broadway production of Ruthless! Thanks to Bygone Broadway for sharing.

#StopAsianHate Resources, “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay” with Maeve Press Out On Freeform April 8th, and more!

Earlier today, we shared a post with a list of organizations working to fight Anti-Asian hate, violence, and discrimination. We encourage you to read that post HERE and support their work and the AAPI community however you are able, be that through donations, speaking up, or both.

Season 2 of “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay,” featuring Maeve Press (Before Your Very Eyes) will arrive on Freeform on April 8th!

You can now get the cast album of Once On This Island on vinyl! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Willow McCarthy (The Ferryman, 1984, Matilda) will soon appear in the upcoming movie “Mother”!

Tomorrow, Layla Capers (The Lion King, School of Rock) releases a brand new single called “Treasure”!

Also tomorrow, tune in for another episode of “Kyla’s Korner” at 11am EST, hosted by Kyla Carter (Number the Stars)!

Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Cate Elefante (Waitress) and Nikki Kim!

Finally, here’s Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord) performing during Rising Talent Magazine’s most recent virtual concert!

Layla Capers’ Birthday, “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” Season 2 with Andrew Barth Feldman Sets Disney+ Release Date, and more!

Happy birthday to Layla Capers (The Lion King)! We hope you had a great day, Layla! And we hope everyone else was able to catch Layla appearing on “Law & Order: SVU” tonight!

Season 2 of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” featuring Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen), will arrive on Disney+ on May 14th!

You can watch Meliki Hurd (Matilda) in the new Netflix short film “Home,” now streaming on the Netflix Film Club YouTube channel!

Performers ages 12-18! You can work with Taylor Louderman, Hannah Kloepfer, and Nat Zegree in a workshop of Pitch In: The Zoomical, beginning on March 2nd, via Broadway From Home! Get more details HERE.

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) took part in a game night with his castmates from the “As The Curtain Rises” soap opera podcast as part of “Stars in the House” earlier tonight!

Also earlier tonight, Walter Russell III (The Lion King) hosted a new episode of “The PAW-cast,” featuring special guest Jordan Hall (The Lion King and Matilda tours)!

This week’s episode of “Take A Bow,” hosted by Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin), features guest Q. Smith! Listen now on the Broadway Podcast Network.

This week’s episode of “Little Me” features guest Aileen Quinn, who was a swing in the original Broadway production of Annie and played the title role in the 1982 film! Listen now on the Broadway Podcast Network.

Here’s Off-Broadway alumni Kylie Kuioka (Meet Me In St. Louis, Panama Hattie) and Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) performing a Disney medley as part of Kylie’s duet series for the York Theatre Company’s flood recovery efforts!

And check out these pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice and Rising Talent Magazine’s most recent virtual concert!

Photo: Eddie Perfect




Jake Ryan Flynn On “Kid Broadway Podcast,” Gabriel Amoroso Books Voiceover, and more!

Jake Ryan Flynn (Mrs. Doubtfire, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) is the special guest on the newest episode of “The Kid Broadway Podcast” – listen here!

Congrats to Gabriel Amoroso (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Medea), who booked another voiceover!

Kylie Kuioka (Meet Me In St. Louis, Panama Hattie) sang “This Will Be Our Year” from “Smash” with Anita Welch as part of her duet series for the York Theatre’s Flood Recovery Fundraiser!

And finally, check out Camille de la Cruz (The Bedwetter) covering “drivers license”!

Layla Capers To Appear on “Law & Order: SVU” This Week, Regan Ciccarelli and Ashley Brooke Book TV Gigs, and more!

Layla Capers (The Lion King, School of Rock) will appear on this week’s episode of “Law & Order: SVU” on February 25th! Make sure to tune in!

Congrats to Regan Ciccarelli (Waitress), who booked a TV gig! More details are TBA.

Congrats to Ashley Brooke (Doctor Zhivago, Dream Street), who recently booked a gig with a network series! More details to come.

Shine Theatre Arts Project is holding a Black History Month Cabaret on February 28th, hosted by Kaden Amari Anderson (Caroline, Or Change)! In addition to Kaden, performers will include Mehret Marsh (Tina, The Lion King), Antonio J. Watson (Tina, This Ain’t No Disco), Caroline Basu (School of Rock), Chloé Bryan (School of Rock), Jenny Mollet (The Color Purple), Laurissa “Lala” Romain (South Pacific), Charlotte MacLeod (The Bedwetter), Gloria Manning (Tina), Chinua Baraka Payne (Caroline, Or Change, The Lion King), and more.

Watch the company of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical perform this poem written by Daniel J. Watts!

Playbill spoke with Bonnie Langford, who played Baby June alongside Angela Lansbury as Mama Rose on Broadway in 1974! Read the article HERE.

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




“Country Comfort” Trailer feat. Jamie Mann, New Episode of “The Early Night Show,” and more!

Here’s the trailer for the new Netflix series “Country Comfort,” featuring Jamie Mann (Camp Rolling Hills)!

Check out the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Katherine Lynn-Rose, Carly Gold (The Ferryman), and Sara Heinen!

And did you catch Find Your Funny Studio, created by Waitress alumni Jeremy Morse and Alex Tripp, taking over our Instagram account today? If not, check it out HERE!

“Flora & Ulysses” with Matilda Lawler Now Out On Disney+, “The Violent Heart” with Jahi Di’Allo Winston Now Available On-Demand, and more!

“Flora & Ulysses,” starring Matilda Lawler (The Ferryman), arrived on Disney+ today! Check it out!

Jahi Di’Allo Winston (The Lion King) appears in “The Violent Heart,” now available on-demand!

Lexi Underwood (The Lion King) narrates this animated short in honor of the new book Zel, Let Out Your Hair!

Makayla Joy Connolly (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) spoke with Newsday about life during the pandemic! Read her interview HERE.

Here’s Kylie Kuioka (Meet Me In St. Louis, Panama Hattie) singing “When You Believe” as part of her duet series for the York Theatre Company’s flood recovery!

And finally, be sure to tune in to the newest episode of “Kyla’s Korner,” hosted by Kyla Carter (Number the Stars), at 11am EST tomorrow morning!

Mehret Marsh’s Birthday, Find Your Funny Studio To Take Over Young Broadway Instagram This Weekend, and more!

Happy birthday to Mehret Marsh (Tina)! We hope you had a great day, Mehret!

Find Your Funny Studio, created by Waitress alumni Jeremy Morse and Alex Tripp, will take over the Young Broadway Actor News Instagram account this Saturday! If you’ve ever been curious about improv and acting classes over Zoom, now’s your chance to learn more!

You can check out two different virtual concerts featuring Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni this Saturday, February 20th! Throughout the day, check out Kyla Carter (Number the Stars), Ella Dane Morgan (Waitress), Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord), and more performing in Rising Talent Magazine’s next concert to benefit The Actors Fund! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

And at 7pm EST Saturday night, check out Nxt Generation Theatrics’ virtual concert! Tickets are FREE or pay-what-you-wish, and can be secured HERE. Donations will benefit Developing Arts and Hancock-French Woods Arts Alliance. Performers include Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home, A Little Princess), Carly Gendell (School of Rock), Lana Schwartz (Endangered), and Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill)!

Walter Russell III (The Lion King) shared the newest episode of “The PAW-cast” earlier today, featuring special guest Zyasia Jadea Page (The Lion King tour)!

Check out the newest episode of “Take A Bow,” hosted by Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin) and featuring special guest Jonathan Burke – now available on the Broadway Podcast Network!

Listen to the newest episode of “Little Me,” featuring special guest Nancy Carson – also now available on the Broadway Podcast Network!

Eric A. Walker Jr. (Kinky Boots) has booked a gig on a series!

Athan Sporek (A Bronx Tale, Les Miserables, A Day by the Sea) will appear in the upcoming web series “Places”! Get a sneak peek here:

And check out these videos from the kids of The Bedwetter and The Lion King!

Jason Kisare Takes Part in Manhattan Theatre Club’s Student Monologue Challenge, Kaci Walfall Books Episodic, and more!

Jason Kisare (School of Rock) will take part in Manhattan Theatre Club’s virtual Student Monologue Challenge, performing a monologue written by high school sophomore Rania Zaki and directed by Dominique Rider. Get more details at ManhattanTheatreClub.com, and look for Jason’s performance on February 24th!

Congrats to Kaci Walfall (The Lion King), who booked an episodic! More details to come.

Check out the trailer for the new Netflix series “Waffles + Mochi,” featuring “Stranger Things” star and Broadway alum Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert)!

Luka Kain (South Pacific) will take part in The Barrow Group’s virtual event “Trouble In Mind” on February 20th! Get more details about the event HERE.

Rocco Wu (The King and I) has designed a brand new game called “Wishes In The Sky”! Play HERE.

Now streaming: Broadway alum and “Shadowhunters” star Katherine McNamara’s (A Little Night Music) new single “Love Me Like That” and Off-Broadway alum Victoria Dennis’s (Little Miss Sunshine) new single “More Than Words”!

Here’s the newest episode of “Kyla’s Korner,” hosted by Kyla Carter (Number the Stars)!

And check out these pictures and videos from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and The Bedwetter!




Happy Valentine’s Day, Juliette Angelo Releases New Single, and more!

Happy Valentine’s Day! We hope you were all able to spend the day (safely!) celebrating love in all of its forms. Here’s a throwback to the 2019 Off-Broadway production of The Secret Life of Bees!

Broadway alum Juliette Angelo (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, How the Grinch Stole Christmas) has released a new single called “the lovers”! Stream it HERE.

You could win a MusicNotes gift card from Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill)! More details here:

And here’s a picture from the kids of Trevor!