Joshua Turchin Discusses “The Perfect Fit” on “Sunshine Songs,” Charlie Tassone and Shereen Pimentel Appear on Podcasts, and more!

Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) stopped by the most recent “Sunshine Songs” concert, created by Laura Benanti, to talk about his musical The Perfect Fit and its new EP!

Charlie Tassone (Frozen) recently stopped by the podcast “Socially Distant”! Listen HERE.

West Side Story star Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King) took part in an episode of the podcast “Little Me”! Listen to the episode HERE.

Laurissa “Lala” Romain (South Pacific) guest stars on Season 2 of “The Politician”!

You can catch Sami Bray (The Bedwetter, 1984) and Delilah Rose Pellow (Anastasia) in the new web series “Quarantwinned”! Watch on YouTube now.

Victoria Dennis (Little Miss Sunshine) has a brand new single out now called “Will It Kill Me”!

Here’s another new episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Kylie Kuioka (Panama Hattie), Tori Bingham, and Allie Joseph!

Finally, voting is now open for the Top 3 of BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage competition! Be sure to vote for alumni Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) at this link and Amanda Swickle (Tink!) at this link.

Young Broadway Class of 2020, THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE To Stream This Weekend Benefiting ACLU, and more!

Here is the full list of the 70+ graduating (high school and college) seniors from Broadway and Off-Broadway! Congratulations and we can’t wait to see what the next chapters of your lives bring you. For any corrections, please send us a message.

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES (plus any post-secondary plans they have)

  • Isa Antonetti (Evita)
  • Erica Simone Barnett (Matilda) – University of Michigan
  • Elainey Bass (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Far From Heaven) – Clark Howard University
  • Shaylin Becton (The Lion King)
  • Carrie Berk (Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Camp Rolling Hills)
  • Bobbi Bordley (The Lion King)
  • Timothy T.V. Cao (Matilda)
  • Joshua Colley (Les Miserables, Newsies, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown)
  • Cameron Colley (Kinky Boots)
  • Miranda Jo DeMott (Peace, Love and Cupcakes) – Temple University
  • Victoria Dennis (Little Miss Sunshine)
  • Bonale Fambrini (The Lion King)
  • Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) – Harvard University
  • Skye Alyssa Friedman (Annie)
  • Hayden Gelman (Dream Street) – University of Delaware
  • Erin Haggerty (A Little Princess) – Texas Christian University
  • Benjamin Harding (Matilda)
  • Jackson Demott Hill (Finding Neverland) – UC Santa Barbara
  • Ethan Halford Holder (The King and I)
  • Junah Jang (Annie) – Stanford University
  • Ethan Khusidman (School of Rock, Chaplin, Soul Doctor) – Georgetown University
  • Oona Laurence (Matilda)
  • Baylee Littrell (Disaster!)
  • Jake Lucas (The King and I, Peter Pan Live, Newsies) – New York University
  • Zachary Mackiewicz (A Little Princess) – Baldwin Wallace University
  • Luke Kolbe Mannikus (Matilda, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, Pippin, Trevor the Musical) – University of Michigan
  • Gabriella Marinich (Dream Street) – University of Miami
  • Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert)
  • Lizzie Mathias (YBAN/KOT Staff Member) – New York University
  • Anna McCarthy (A Little Princess) – NYU Tisch
  • Miranda McKeon (Little Miss Sunshine)
  • Simone Mindolovich (Before Your Very Eyes) – Pratt Institute
  • Grace Mozitis (Dream Street)
  • Jack Mullen (Matilda, Peter Pan Live) – Boston Conservatory
  • Ksenia Nakonechny (Peace, Love and Cupcakes) – Pace University
  • Isaiah D. Negron (The Lion King)
  • Sawyer Nunes (Gettin’ The Band Back Together, Finding Neverland, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Matilda)
  • Jenna Ortega (New York Spectacular)
  • Anthony Pierini (Big Fish, Mary Poppins) – Southeastern University
  • Elijah Pluchino (Before Your Very Eyes)
  • Ella Rubin (The Rose Tattoo)
  • Sofia Roma Rubino (School of Rock, Matilda) – MSU
  • Talia Ryder (Matilda)
  • Bailey Ryon (Matilda) – James Madison University
  • Milly Shapiro (Matilda, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown)
  • Leonay Shepherd (Little Miss Sunshine) – Pace University
  • Jeremy Shinder (A Christmas Story, Runaways) – Syracuse University
  • Sadie Sink (Annie, The Audience)
  • Nia Sioux (Trip of Love) – UCLA
  • Chris Sumpter (Matilda, Runaways)
  • Elizabeth Teeter (The Secret Life of Bees, The Crucible, The Audience, Mary Poppins) – Marymount Manhattan College
  • Alejandro Vargas (Dream Street) – The Juilliard School
  • Madison Zamor (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Dream Street) – Towson University

COLLEGE GRADUATES (plus where they graduated from)

  • Tessa Albertson (Shrek) – Princeton University
  • Chelsea Galembo (Billy Elliot) – New York University
  • Maya Goldstein (Shrek, The People in the Picture) – NYU Tisch
  • Reyna Guerra (Runaways) – Point Park University
  • Izzy Hanson-Johnston (Billy Elliot) – The School of Drama at The New School
  • Audrey Lang (YBAN/KOT Staff Member) – Ithaca College
  • Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda) – Purchase College, SUNY
  • Kylie Liya Page (Les Miserables) – College-Conservatory of Music
  • Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King) – The Juilliard School
  • Adante Power (Love and Information) – AMDA
  • Logan Rowland (Little Miss Sunshine) – Pace University

The Sound of Music Live will stream again this weekend to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out Broadway Babysitters’ class schedule for this week below, and register for their classes HERE!

Finally, you have just three more days to catch a virtual reading of Georgia Mae James Unplugs America with Alexander Bello (Caroline, Or Change, The Rose Tattoo, All My Sons) and Charlie Tassone (Frozen)! This reading is a part of “Plays In The House Teen Edition,” which is hosted by Juli Rudetsky Wesley (Unbroken Circle), and has a Q&A with the playwright at the end, moderated by Jonah Verdon (Disaster!). Watch the reading on YouTube!

Season 2 of “NOS4A2” with Mattea Conforti Premieres, Alexander Bello and Charlie Tassone in “Plays In The House Teen Edition” Reading, and more!

Happy Father’s Day! Special shout out to the dads who support and cheer on their kids every day. We love you!

“NOS4A2” returned for its second season on AMC tonight, with Broadway alum Mattea Conforti (Frozen, Sunday in the Park with George, Matilda)!

Alexander Bello (Caroline, Or Change, The Rose Tattoo, All My Sons) and Charlie Tassone (Frozen) performed in a virtual reading of Georgia Mae James Unplugs America with Plays In The House Teen Edition earlier today! Watch the reading HERE; it’ll be available for the next few days!

Here’s a new episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Tyrah Skye Odoms (Annie), Alexa Swinton, and Talia Baird!

Meliki Hurd (Matilda) performed standup on Instagram last night!

Check out this clip of Blasina Olowe (for all the women who thought they were Mad) performing during On the Hook’s benefit for the Black community!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Flying Over Sunset, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and The Lion King!





Antonyo Awards Stream Tonight, PETER PAN LIVE and Lincoln Center’s ACT ONE Stream Beginning This Weekend, and more!

Good luck to all those nominated for Antonyo Awards tonight!

Beginning at 2pm EST (earlier today), Peter Pan Live is available to stream for the next 48 hours! Watch HERE.

Also beginning earlier today, through July 3rd, you can stream Lincoln Center’s Broadway production of Act One with Matthew Schechter! Get more details and watch now on LincolnCenter.org.

Also streaming now is our graduation concert to celebrate the Class of 2020, featuring performances by alumni from Matilda, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Evita, and more, all graduating from high school or college this year! Please watch and donate to Feeding America and Brown Girls Do Ballet via the links in the YouTube description, then let us know so we can give you a shoutout on our social media! Watch HERE. (Please note that one song in the concert contains some adult language.)

Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) and Amanda Swickle (Tink!) both made it into the Top 5 of BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage competition!

Here’s your first look at “Upside Down Magic,” a new Disney Channel movie premiering July 31st and featuring Elie Samouhi (A Christmas Story Live)!

Listen to the newest episodes of these podcasts:

Finally, in case you missed it, here’s the recent Annie Q&A hosted by Cabaret for a Cause!

Blasina Olowe Performs in Black Lives Matter Benefit Concert, THE INHERITANCE Wins Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Play, and more!

Blasina Olowe (for all the women who thought they were Mad) performed in a benefit concert in support of Black Lives Matter today! The stream is still available at On The Hook’s Facebook page.

Congratulations to The Inheritance, which won the Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Play! Check out the full list of winners on BroadwayWorld.com.

Tomorrow, celebrate this year’s graduates with our benefit concert for Feeding America and Brown Girls Do Ballet! Remember: you can send us a screenshot of your donation and we will give you a shoutout on our social media! Tune in HERE.

Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) will take part in a benefit for the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund on June 25th! Find out more on Variety.com.

Sway Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street) appears with Questlove in this commercial for Citizens Bank!

“Secret Society of Second-Born Royals,” with Niles Fitch (The Lion King, Our Lady of Kibeho), has been pushed back to September 25th!

This Sunday, Alexander Bello (Caroline, Or Change, The Rose Tattoo, All My Sons) and Charlie Tassone (Frozen) will take part in the next Plays In The House Teen Edition!

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And here’s a picture from the kids of The Lion King!

Reyna Guerra Joins Virtual Graduation Concert Lineup, BroadwayHD To Stream FALSETTOS Sing-Along, and more!

Joining our virtual graduation concert this Friday is Reyna Guerra (Runaways), who will be seen in the upcoming “In The Heights” movie adaptation! Tune in to our YouTube channel this Friday to watch.

BroadwayHD will stream a sing-along version of Falsettos! Get more details about how to watch on BroadwayWorld.com.

Tomorrow, you can see Swayam Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street), Aliya “Jo” Ramey (The Lion King), Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables), Sophie Knapp (Once, Dream Street, A Little Princess), Makayla Joy Connolly (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Catherine Ashmore Bradley (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), and more performing in a concert with Rising Talent Magazine to benefit The Actors Fund! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

Amanda Swickle (Tink!) was interviewed by BroadwayWorld as part of their Next On Stage competition! Read about her love for theatre HERE.

Listen to the newest episode of the “Little Me” podcast with Tony winner Daisy Eagan (The Secret Garden, Les Miserables) on Spotify now!

You can also check out “The Luring,” a new film with Jake Katzman (Kinky Boots) and Ava-Riley Miles (Evita, Doctor Zhivago), now available on-demand!

Here’s the latest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Analise Scarpaci (Mrs. Doubtfire, Matilda, A Christmas Story), Maxim Swinton, and Sofia Lauren!

And here’s a picture from the kids of The Lion King!

THE INHERITANCE, TINA, and A CHRISTMAS CAROL Win Drama Desk Awards; Virtual Theatre Summer Camps for Kids and Teens; and more!

Congratulations to The Inheritance, Tina, and A Christmas Carol, along with all the other shows that received Drama Desk Awards yesterday! Winners from our featured shows are listed below; see the full list on BroadwayWorld.com.

  • Outstanding Play – The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez
  • Outstanding Actress in a Musical – Adrienne Warren for Tina
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play – Paul Hilton for The Inheritance
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play – Lois Smith for The Inheritance
  • Outstanding Director of a Play – Stephen Daldry for The Inheritance
  • Outstanding Sound Design for a Play – Paul Arditti and Christopher Reid for The Inheritance
  • Outstanding Wig and Hair Design – Campbell Young Associates for Tina
  • Outstanding Adaptation – A Christmas Carol by Jack Thorne

Kids and teens (and parents)! Check out a list of virtual theatre camps to enroll in this summer on Playbill.com.

Ava Della Pietra (School of Rock) has a new single out called “Optimist”! Listen HERE.

Aliyah Mastin (The Lion King) recently appeared on “Good Day New York” with her friends from Acapop! KIDS! Here’s the song they performed:

Check out Presley Ryan performing a cut song from Beetlejuice back at the Black & White Ball!

Suri Marrero (Frozen, The Lion King) was recently featured on the news for her fundraising efforts for BC/EFA!

Chinua Baraka Payne (Caroline, Or Change, The Lion King) will take part in a reading of Don’t Call Me Brother tomorrow, June 15th, at 7pm EST!

And here’s a video from the kids of The Lion King!

Last Day of Voting for Antonyo Awards, “The King of Staten Island” with Jaden Jordan Out On-Demand Now, and more!

Today is your last day to vote for the inaugural Antonyo Awards, honoring artists in the Black community both on Broadway and Off-Broadway! Vote on BroadwayBlack.com.

“The King of Staten Island,” with alum Jaden Jordan (The Lion King), is out now on-demand! (Note: This movie is rated R.)

Calling all fans who are currently high school or college seniors! Today is your last day to be part of our upcoming cabaret! Please DM us a selfie (in a cap and gown if you have one, but no worries if not) along with your name, where you’re graduating from and any future plans you have. We have a cast announcement coming up on Monday so stay tuned!

Congratulations to Amanda Swickle (Tink!), who made the Top 10 of BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage competition, and to Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), who was saved by the judges and so is also still in the running!

Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Jake Katzman (Kinky Boots), Courtney Mormino, and Alexa Lasanta!

Brie Zimmer (Happy Birthday, Wanda June) sang a Disney song in a virtual performance on Spotlight Theatre SI’s Facebook page tonight!

And finally, here’s the trailer for the new season of “Doom Patrol” with Abigail Shapiro (Liberty, How the Grinch Stole Christmas)!

ANNIE Panel with Cabaret for a Cause Rescheduled, Laura Benanti Seeking Teens for HBO Max Series, and more!

Cabaret for a Cause’s Annie panel has been rescheduled for June 17th at 8pm EST on their Facebook page! In the meantime, watch the full Fun Home Q&A that they hosted:

Laura Benanti is seeking teens ages 15-18 for a new series on HBO Max! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Also for teens, in this case ages 12-16: there is another workshop of the new musical Pitch In set for next week! Register HERE.

Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord) has formed a band with her brother called Muo Duo, and they just released a new single titled “Digital Island Resort”! Stream it HERE.

Watch a throwback to the New York City Center cast of Runaways performing at the 2016 Broadway for Black Lives Matter concert on Playbill.com!

Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) stopped by The Stage Door Show recently!

Also, check out the newest episode of Joshua’s series “The Early Night Show,” featuring Michael Orland, Sami Bray (The Bedwetter, 1984), and Ariela Rozentul!

Finally, while her school’s production of Bring It On was cancelled, Tyrah Skye Odoms (Annie) was able to perform a virtual edition of it! Watch this clip:

TINA, THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES, and More Nominated for Antonyo Awards; Young Broadway’s List of Anti-Racism Resources, and more!

Congratulations to the following nominees from our featured shows, kids, or alumni in the inaugural Antonyo Awards, and to all others nominated as well! The Antonyo Awards are a celebration of the Black Broadway and Off-Broadway community and will take place at 7:00pm EST on June 19, 2020, also known as Juneteenth, a holiday which commemorates the end of slavery in America. Get more details, including the full list of nominations, on BroadwayWorld.com!

  • Best Featured Actor in a Play on Broadway – Jordan Barbour for The Inheritance
  • Best Featured Actor in a Musical Off-Broadway – Saycon Sengbloh for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Best Director – Whitney White for Our Dear Dead Drug Lord
  • Best Director – Lileana Blain-Cruz for Anatomy of a Suicide
  • Best Sound – Rucyl Frison for Anatomy of a Suicide
  • Best Orchestrations – The Secret Life of Bees
  • Best Orchestrations – Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Original Score – The Secret Life of Bees
  • Best Book – Lynn Nottage for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Best Book – Katori Hall for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Actor in a Play on Broadway – LaChanze for A Christmas Carol
  • Best Actor in a Musical Off-Broadway – LaChanze for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Best Actor in a Musical on Broadway – Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King) for West Side Story
  • Best Revival – West Side Story (starring alum Shereen Pimentel)
  • Best Musical – The Secret Life of Bees
  • Best Musical – Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

We’ve compiled a list of 300+ resources (books, articles, movies, TV, documentaries, musicals, plays, and mental health/self-care resources) organized by age group for parents, kids, teens, and families to begin conversations surrounding race and to add more stories with Black characters to their libraries. Read it HERE!

Because of Winn Dixie might be coming to Broadway! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

Alumni from Fun Home took part in a panel on Cabaret for a Cause’s Facebook page earlier today to benefit The Actors Fund!

Atticus Ware (Flying Over Sunset) took part in Theatre Charlotte’s recent Quarantine the Musical!

And here are pictures from the kids of Trevor, Caroline, Or Change, and The Lion King!