Today is the first day of Pride Month! We hope our friends and fans who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community spend this month celebrating and embracing their true, authentic selves. We love you!
The Roger Rees Awards live-streamed tonight, hosted by Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen)! We want to give a special shout-out to Diego Lucano (School of Rock, Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Pedro Pan), who is one of this year’s nominees! Watch the online ceremony HERE.
We’ve curated a YouTube playlist of some of the most memorable Tony Awards moments in honor of what would have been the week of the Tony Awards! This playlist features performances, montages, speeches, and more with Broadway’s youngest talent. Watch HERE!
You have through Thursday to watch Space Girl, the most recent virtual play reading from “Plays In The House Teen Edition,” featuring Lilla Crawford (Annie, Billy Elliot, New York Spectacular) and Anika Braganza, whose younger sisters are Broadway alumni Amaya Braganza (Annie, The King and I) and Adriana Braganza (The King and I)!
Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Brooklyn Nelson (Frozen, Matilda), Caroline Howard, Ryan Sautner, and Sofia Swade!
Here’s Broadway Babysitters’ class schedule for this week!
And check out this video from the kids of The Bedwetter!
The Drama Desk Awards, originally scheduled for tonight, have been postponed. We still wish the best of luck to all the nominees and will post here when a new date is announced! Read the full statement on DramaDeskAwards.com.
There have been two new additions to the list of panelists for the upcoming Annie Q&A hosted by Cabaret for a Cause: Junah Jang (2012 Revival) and Patricia Patts (Second National Tour)! The Q&A will be hosted on Cabaret for a Cause’s Facebook page on June 3rd at 6:30pm ET, and will raise money for The Actors Fund.
Today, Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) presented “Virtual Celebration!” to benefit the newly renamed Barbra Barth Feldman Performing Arts Center, in honor of his late mother. Get more information HERE.
And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Trevor, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and Tina!
We at Young Broadway Actor News stand with Black Lives Matter. We condemn the hate and injustice in our world, which is not new, but has been spoken about a great deal in the past week. We encourage you to take some of the steps outlined in this article from The Oprah Magazine (original article HERE):
Minnesota Freedom Fund is now encouraging people to donate to other organizations, as they have already received an overwhelming amount of support
Make a Phone Call to Minneapolis District Attorney Mike Freeman at (612) 348-5550
SIGN A PETITION:
#JusticeForFloyd – you can sign the petition at this link or by texting “FLOYD” to 55156
Justice for George Floyd – a Change.org petition available to sign at this link
While the resources shared from this article center around George Floyd, we also encourage you to look into and be active around the cases of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and others. In addition, please do what you can support the young Black artists and other young artists of color in the Broadway, Off-Broadway, and greater theatre communities at this time and at all times.
Lilla Crawford (Annie, Billy Elliot, New York Spectacular, “Into the Woods” film) will take part in an online reading of Mora Harris’s Space Girl tomorrow at 11am PT / 2pm ET, as part of “Stars In The House”! Watch it HERE.
Pittsburgh CLO is launching a series of online programs taught by industry professionals like Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen)! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.
Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Ellis Gage, Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie), and Kaylin Hedges (The Bedwetter, Kris Kringle)!
Jacob Morrell (Shadowlands) performed in Laura Benanti’s second “Sunshine Songs” concert earlier tonight! Find out more at SunshineSongs.com.
And here are videos from the kids of The Lion King and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!
First–an update on this weekend’s Hairspray Live stream: it is not available in Latin America, Central/Eastern Europe, or Asia due to rights restrictions. Find out more, or watch it if you are able, at THIS LINK.
Cabaret for a Cause will host a Q&A with Annie alumni on June 3rd on their Facebook page, to benefit The Actors Fund! Panelists include:
Amaya Braganza (2012 Revival)
Danielle Brisebois (Goodspeed and Original Broadway Production)
Kristi Coombs (First and Second National Tours)
Madi Rae DiPietro (2012 Revival)
Skye Alyssa Friedman (2012 Revival)
Heidi Gray (TROIKA National and International Tour)
Mollie Hall Boulware (Third and Fourth National Tours)
Georgi James (2012 Revival)
Marisa Morell Kagan (Second National Tour)
Tyrah Skye Odoms (2012 Revival)
Taylor Richardson (2012 Revival, 2014 Film)
Emily Rosenfeld (2012 Revival)
Rosanne Sorrentino (Third National Tour, 1982 Film)
Theda Stemler Blackwood (First and Third National Tours)
Julie Stevens (Third National Tour and Original Broadway Production)
Amanda Swickle (TROIKA National Tour)
Jaidyn Young (2012 Revival)
A movie remake of Fiddler on the Roof is in the works! Get more details on TheaterMania.com.
Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), and Presley Ryan (Beetlejuice, Fun Home, A Little Princess, The Sound of Music LIVE) will take part in New York Theatre Barn’s livestream of new musical works! Joshua’s musical The Perfect Fit will be featured with a song performed by Grace, and Presley will perform a song from Abigail Greenwood’s new musical Two Maiden Ladies. Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com!
Check out the new season of “Thespian” on Amazon Prime, featuring Malcolm Fuller (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child)!
The cast of the upcoming Off-Broadway musical SuperYou, which includes Tessa Noelle Frascogna (Evita), Bella May Mordus (Make Believe, The Ferryman), and Mimi Ryder (Frozen, Matilda) released a music video for one of their songs, titled “Stronger Now”! Watch it on Playbill.com.
Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Steve Rosen and Samuel Li Weintraub (Miss Saigon)!
And check out three of the recent live-streamed concerts from (YOUNG)’s Instagram account!
Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) and Chinua Baraka Payne (Caroline, Or Change, The Lion King) took part in a free virtual reading of Joe Turner’s Come and Gone today on YouTube and Facebook!
Sophia Anne Caruso (Beetlejuice, Blackbird, Lazarus, The Nether, Runaways, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!) participated in the live-streamed event “The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues” on Instagram earlier tonight! Find out more on Playbill.com.
“Love Life” arrived on HBO Max today, with guest appearances from Broadway alumni Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie), Katie Grober (Waitress), and Alexa Shae Niziak (Matilda, A Christmas Story, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Women Without Men, The Mother of Invention, The Thing With Feathers)!
Vote for Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) and Amanda Swickle (Tink!) so they can advance to the Top 10 in BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage competition!
CBS New York featured Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) recently! Watch HERE or below:
Also, check out the newest episode of “The Early Night Show,” which recently launched its third season! This episode features Anthony Gianni, Elle Cohen, Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Alexa Lasanta, Olivia DeAmicis, and Luke Naphat (Trevor)!
Here’s the new trailer for the upcoming movie “Mighty Oak,” with Gianna Harris (School of Rock)!
This Saturday, Off-Broadway alum Jacob Morrell (Shadowlands) will take part in the second “Sunshine Songs” concert hosted by Laura Benanti! More details to come.
Finally, see this post for information on how to sign up for casting director Jen Rudin’s three-day monologue intensive!
Hairspray Live, with Shahadi Wright Joseph (School of Rock, The Lion King) as Little Inez, is streaming for 48 hours only this weekend! Get more details on how to watch on BroadwayWorld.com.
The 2018 concert of “Another Opening, Another Debut” streamed from 54 Below’s YouTube channel earlier tonight! The concert celebrated the Broadway debuts of the 2017-2018 season, including Ayla Schwartz (Frozen).
Also earlier today: another episode of “Broadway Jackbox” with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) at this link! Here’s a clip from last week’s episode, where Jennifer Damiano chats about making her Broadway debut in the original Broadway production of Spring Awakening at 15 years old:
In addition, Walter Russell III (The Lion King) live-streamed a concert from his home on (YOUNG)’s Instagram account earlier today!
Watch Kolette Tetlow (Iowa) sing “God Bless America” with the Girl Scouts of Greater New York to pay tribute to Irving Berlin and the God Bless America Fund as we remember those who gave their lives for our freedom this Memorial Day, on Vimeo.
Bonale Fambrini (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The King and I) appeared on Jim Caruso’s Pajama Cast Party today!
Sam Poon (Sing Street, The King and I, Macbeth, Runaways) has a brand new single out called “A Manic Hello”! Listen HERE.
You have the next three days to watch the virtual reading of Do You Read Me? as part of “Plays In The House Teen Edition” from “Stars In The House”! The reading features Amaya Braganza (The King and I, Annie), Savvy Crawford (Amelie, A Little Princess), Gregory Diaz IV (Matilda, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Pedro Pan, “In The Heights” movie), and Presley Ryan (Beetlejuice, Fun Home, The Sound of Music LIVE, A Little Princess). Watch HERE!
And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Bedwetter, The Lion King, Trevor, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!
Congratulations to Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) and Amanda Swickle (Tink!), who have made it into the Top 15 of BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage competition! See the full Top 15 on BroadwayWorld.com.
Check out this commercial for Lunchables with Maren Heary (Make Believe)!
Cate Elefante (Waitress) appears in this promo for Fox’s “Prodigal Son”!
Tomorrow, don’t miss Gregory Diaz IV (Matilda, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Pedro Pan), Presley Ryan (Beetlejuice, Fun Home, A Little Princess, The Sound of Music LIVE), Amaya Braganza (Annie, The King and I), and Savvy Crawford (Amelie, A Little Princess) performing in an online reading of Do You Read Me? at 2pm ET / 11am PT on StarsInTheHouse.com!
“Mixed-ish,” with Arica Himmel (The Layover), and “American Housewife,” with Meg Donnelly (The Sound of Music LIVE), were both renewed this week! Get more details on Deadline.com.
Unfortunately, “Single Parents,” with Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots) and Tyler Wladis (A Christmas Story Live), has been cancelled after two seasons. Find out more on Deadline.com.
Lexi Underwood (The Lion King, “Little Fires Everywhere”) took part in “The Retreat” today, a virtual event to benefit World Central Kitchen! Find out more HERE.
Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Anna Zavaelson and Erich Schuett (The Sound of Music tour)!
Emily Zimmerman (The Bedwetter) live-streamed a concert from her home on (YOUNG)’s Instagram account earlier today!
Also earlier today, “From Dreams To Broadway” brought together (virtually) kids from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Frozen, and more, to benefit The Actors Fund! Watch HERE.
Finally, Isabela Merced (Evita) has a new EP out now, titled “The Better Half of Me”!
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