“Law & Order: SVU” Season Premiere TONIGHT, Milo Manheim in “Disney Holiday Magic Quest,” and more!

Tonight, tune in for the season 22 premiere of “Law & Order: SVU” with alum Ryan Buggle (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The Inheritance)!

Off-Broadway alum Milo Manheim (Generation Me) will take part in “Disney Holiday Magic Quest” at Walt Disney World, airing on December 4th at 8pm on Disney Channel! Get more info about the special HERE.

“We Can Be Heroes,” the new Netflix film with alum Andy Walken (A Christmas Story Live) will arrive on the streaming platform on January 1st! Get more info about the film HERE.

Austyn Johnson (Dream Street, Matilda) and Kylie Kuioka (Panama Hattie) have been cast in Meet Me In St Louis, presented virtually by the Off-Broadway theater Irish Repertory Theater this holiday season! Read the full announcement HERE.

Alum Isabela Merced (Evita) has a brand new holiday single out called “Caliente Navidad”! Listen to it HERE. She’s also the cover photo of Spotify’s Latin Christmas playlist. You can listen to the playlist HERE!

Alum Gabriella Pizzolo (Matilda, Fun Home) stopped by the “Take A Bow” podcast this week! Listen to the episode HERE.

Watch Walter Russell III‘s (The Lion King) latest episode of the “PAW-cast,” with Kalandra Rhodes (The Lion King tour), below!

And watch a throwback to when On Your Feet performed during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2015 below!

Analise Scarpaci To Appear in Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Annual Gala Tomorrow, BroadwayWorld Announces Broadway Kids Town Hall, and more!

Tomorrow, catch Analise Scarpaci (Mrs. Doubtfire, Matilda, A Christmas Story) making an appearance during the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Annual Gala! Get more information on GreatGutsby.org.

BroadwayWorld has announced a Town Hall on November 19th with the topic “What’s Affecting Our Young Talent Right Now”! The event is set to include Alyssa Emily Marvin (Trevor, Dream Street, Number the Stars), Brooklyn Shuck (The Ferryman, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Tuck Everlasting, Les Miserables, Matilda, Annie), Luke Mannikus (Trevor, Pippin, Matilda, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Max William Bartos (Sing Street), Noelle Hogan (Ladyship), Owen Tabaka (Love Life), Sam Poon (Sing Street, Runaways, Macbeth, The King and I), and many more. Get more information and see the full lineup on BroadwayWorld.com!

“Marry Me,” a new movie featuring Ryan Foust (Make Believe, Mary Page Marlowe, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Taliyah Whitaker (brownsville song), Olivia Chun (School of Rock, The King and I), Diego Lucano (Pedro Pan, Peace, Love and Cupcakes, School of Rock), and Jaiya Chetram (Really Rosie), has pushed its release date to May 14th, 2021! Get more details on EW.com.

Fiona Morgan Quinn (Frozen) voiced a new commercial for American Girl! Watch it now on iSpot.tv.

The new season of “Sesame Street” begins streaming tomorrow! Check out this trailer with Cate Elefante (Waitress), Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie), Eli Rayman (The Winter’s Tale), and more:

Congrats to Christopher Convery (Kinky Boots), who booked a role on the new Netflix series “On The Verge”!

Check out this picture from Taylor Paige Henderson (The Bedwetter)!

Finally, watch Luca Padovan (Marvin’s Room, School of Rock, Newsies) perform the opening number for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade back in 2018!

NBC To Present Live Broadcast of HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS with Newcomer Amelia Minto, “Dash & Lily” with Laila Drew and Trevor Braun Now Streaming On Netflix, and more!

NBC will present a live broadcast of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, airing on December 9th and starring newcomer Amelia Minto as Cindy-Lou Who! Read the full announcement on BroadwayWorld.com.

“Dash & Lily,” a new series, is now streaming on Netflix! Be on the lookout this season for appearances by Laila Drew (Generation Me) and Trevor Braun (Billy Elliot, The Little Mermaid, The Ferryman)!

The cast of Frozen said goodbye to the production with a special yearbook! Check it out on Playbill.com.

Tomorrow, tune in to “The Real” to catch Madalen Yarbrough Mills (School of Rock)!

On November 15th, you can watch Hannah Nordberg (Little Miss Sunshine) perform to benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles! Register to watch HERE.

Check out these pictures from the kids of Trevor and Frozen!

Photo Credit: Ava Briglia/Zachary Podair

Photo Credit: Ava Briglia/Zachary Podair

Photo Credit: Ava Briglia/Zachary Podair

Photo Credit: Ava Briglia/Zachary Podair

Photo Credit: Michaelah Reynolds & Mati Ficara

Photo Credit: Michaelah Reynolds & Mati Ficara

Finally, here’s another throwback video in honor of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! Watch the cast of Peter Pan Live perform a medley ahead of their broadcast back in 2014.

Nirvaan Pal in Musical Podcast Series “SS Splendor,” Jolly Swag Books TV Recurring Role, and more!

Nirvaan Pal (School of Rock) stars in a new musical podcast series called “SS Splendor,” now streaming! Listen HERE.

Congrats to Jolly Swag (Medea), who recently booked a recurring role on a TV show!

Kids from Frozen, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and more will take part in “Christmas With Arwen” with Arwen Monzon-Sanders (Frozen tour), beginning November 26th!

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

Check out these pictures and videos from the kids of Mrs. Doubtfire and Trevor!




Finally, as part of our Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade throwbacks this month, watch Ella Dane Morgan performing with her Waitress castmates during the 2016 parade!

Tickets On Sale for THE PERFECT FIT Concert Next Week, Throwback Video of HAIRSPRAY LIVE in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and more!

The upcoming concert of the new musical The Perfect Fit, written by Off-Broadway alum Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), is just one week away! Get your tickets HERE and find out about how the show came to be in this TikTok from Joshua:

Watch this video of the cast of Hairspray Live, including Shahadi Wright Joseph (School of Rock, The Lion King) as Little Inez, performing during the 2016 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from Los Angeles!

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

“The Woods Out Back” with Jim Kaplan and Will Coombs Out Today, Kids of the Arts Announces Virtual ANNIE Cast, and more!

Today, head over to Jim Kaplan’s YouTube channel to watch the new film “The Woods Out Back,” featuring Jim (School of Rock, The King and I), Will Coombs (The Ferryman, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, A Bronx Tale), and more! Watch HERE.

Kids of the Arts has announced the entire cast of its upcoming virtual production of Annie! The cast includes Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni Sami Bray (The Bedwetter, 1984), Suri Marrero (Frozen, The Lion King), Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie), Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord), Delilah Rose Pellow (Anastasia), Anika Lore Hatch (Anastasia), Sofia Pellegrino (Dream Street), Annika Mehta (The Jungle), and Josephine Pellow, along with Analise Scarpaci (Mrs. Doubtfire, Matilda, A Christmas Story) serving as the Assistant Director/Choreographer. Get more information HERE!

Listen to the latest episode of the “Little Me” podcast, now available on Spotify!

Finally, in honor of the anniversary of opening night of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, watch Skye Dakota Turner performing with her co-stars from the show during last year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Remembering Laurel Griggs, “18 To Party” with Alivia Clark and Taylor Richardson Out Today, and more!

We are commemorating the life of Laurel Griggs (Once, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), who passed away a year ago yesterday. We miss you and our hearts are with your family today.

Today, “18 To Party,” a new movie with Alivia Clark (Little Miss Sunshine, Dream Street) and Taylor Richardson (Annie, Smokefall, A Christmas Memory), has arrived in virtual theaters! Get more information HERE.

Kyla Carter (Number the Stars) will voice a character in “Trolls: Trollstopia,” arriving on Hulu and Peacock on November 19th!

Also, be sure to join Kyla for another episode of her podcast “Kyla’s Korner,” at 11am EST tomorrow during “The Mark White Show”!

Watch the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Ashley Brooke (Doctor Zhivago, Dream Street) and Nick Valle!

Listen to the newest episode of the “Take A Bow” podcast, hosted by Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) and Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin), now available on the Broadway Podcast Network!

Look for Everleigh Rottuno (Waitress) in ads for Plum NYC’s holiday collection!

Broadway kids and alumni will take part in Unicorn Jazz Brand’s “12 Days of Christmas” music video, coming soon! The lineup includes Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord), Kaden Amari Anderson (Caroline, Or Change), Nirvaan Pal (School of Rock), Layla Capers (The Lion King, School of Rock), and many more.

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Unicorn Jazz Presents the 12 Days of Christmas Song and Music Video – We are singing this Holiday Season with our Charity Partner: Children’s Hospital of Orange County Foundation and 24 Talented Kid Actors, Broadway Singers, musicians and more! For families near and far, sickness and injury has become a barrier from gathering all together. Normally a company like Unicorn Jazz ™ would be able to come in and read to the kids of CHOC, but things continue to look differently as we work through the difficulties of the Pandemic. Unicorn Jazz and author/director, @LisaCaprelli, are dedicated to the magic of childhood and bringing happiness to children. Coming December 2020, we will be showcasing a new & fun origins music video and original lyrics to “The 12 Days of Christmas” featuring notable kid singers/actors. Thanks to the collective help of Leorah Haberfield from Shine Theatre Arts Project, and the Unicorn Jazz Team, these 24 kids have come together to sing, cheer, clap and dance to celebrate holiday cheer! We can't wait to show it to you and the behind the scenes collaboration of these awesome kids! Special thanks to these wonderful children & team listed below! @UnicornJazzBrand #UnicornJazz @Leorah_Haberfield @shinetheatreartsproject @Nikolas_gmm @ellieroserubin @miafrancesca.m @parker_dzuba @molly_k_lyons @rhett_drennen @Caitlin_rose_foley @codybraverman @mackenzieemercerofficial @officialwinterdonnelly @maddiekayharris @diggysworld @nirvaanpal @jolie_rose @scarlettlndn @Sofia_Swade_Sings @rjcrandall10 @layla_capers @lillian_and_madison @emilyisabel.official @sophia_bella_love @CordeliaRose1222 @arwen_take3 Read the full blog story at: https://unicornjazz.com/the-12-days-of-christmas-song-and-music-video-by-24-talented-kids/ Want to be part of our next kids music video? DM is today! Film Production Video Team: @Julietl8 @DrChrisAdventures @amandakea10 @mandyzmoore

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A new episode of “The PAW-cast,” hosted by Walter Russell III (The Lion King), streamed yesterday with special guest Cayen Martin (The Lion King)!

Mehret Marsh (Tina, The Lion King) is scheduled to perform during “From Broadway With Love” on World Diabetes Day! RSVP for the livestream on KylerCares.org.

Check out these pictures and videos from the kids and teens of Sing Street, Mrs. Doubtfire, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Trevor, The Bedwetter, and Tina!








Finally, enjoy these two throwbacks to previous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade performances: the cast of Anastasia performing in 2017 and the cast of Matilda performing in 2013!

Shereen Pimentel Performs in New York Theatre Barn New Works Series Today, Jaden Jordan Releases EP, and more!

West Side Story star Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King) performed in New York Theatre Barn’s New Works Series stream tonight! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Jaden Jordan (The Lion King, Kinky Boots, “Grand Army”) has released a new EP called “Hitboy Playboy”! Stream it on Spotify now.

Catherine Ashmore Bradley (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) has joined the cast of the upcoming livestreamed concert of The Perfect Fit, written by Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill)!

“Stranger Things” star and Broadway alum Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) designed socks for the holidays!

Jack McCarthy (Finding Neverland) has been cast in Broadway Workshop’s Everything Seems Like Maybe! More details to come.

Thank you to all those who voted – and a special shout out to those who voted for the very first time! Head over to our Instagram for more “I Voted” selfies from the grown-up alumni of Matilda, The Lion King, and more!

Watch Skye Dakota Turner (Tina) sing Adele’s “Someone Like You”!

Finally, check out this throwback of the cast of Billy Elliot performing during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2009!

Thursday Williams and Rosdely Ciprian Appear on NY1’s “On Stage,” “The Nexus” with Lily Buchanan Will Play Big Apple Film Festival and New York Short Film Festival, and more!

First, we want to send a huge thank you to everyone who’s voted for a better future this year! Check out this parody song, “Joy to the Polls,” featuring Bella May Mordus (The Ferryman, Make Believe), Kara Oates (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot), Caroline Basu (School of Rock), Alyssa Emily Marvin (Trevor, Dream Street, Number the Stars), and more!

Thursday Williams (What the Constitution Means to Me) and Rosdely Ciprian (What the Constitution Means to Me) appeared on NY1’s “On Stage” over the weekend!

Also, Thursday made an appearance during the Sing Out For Freedom concert last night, alongside Heidi Schreck! Find out more at SingOutForFreedom.com.

“The Nexus,” featuring Lily Buchanan (The Underlying Chris), will play the Big Apple Film Festival and the New York Short Film Festival!

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How fitting to announce these awards this weekend! This film was written/directed/produced by my incredibly talented friend @calebreesepaul. The Cast of The Nexus won Best Ensemble Cast at Horrors4You! "This young cast deliver all they've got. Just brilliant." and won runner up for Indie Short/Feature Film: Budget from $1000-5000! "The Nexus is a great use of budget – the film has a definite sense of polish that exceeds its limitations." Second of all, the film has also been accepted into the Big Apple Film Festival! Thirdly, the film has won honorable mention for the Young Filmmaker Award at Top Shorts, another big festival! Aaanndd, the film has also been chosen to be in the New York Short Film Festival (NYSFF)!

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

In case you missed it, here’s the full “Voices To End Hunger” concert from last Friday, featuring Sami Bray (The Bedwetter, 1984), Eve Johnson (The Net Will Appear), Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), Taylor Paige Henderson (The Bedwetter), Layla Capers (The Lion King, School of Rock), Hayden Bercy (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Antonio J. Watson (Tina, This Ain’t No Disco), and more!

Kids from School of Rock, Frozen, and more will present a concert on November 22nd to benefit Glut 1 Deficiency Syndrome!

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

Did you watch the election special from “The Amazing World of Gumball,” starring Duke Cutler (School of Rock), which aired on Cartoon Network last night?

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) hosted a “Broadway Jackbox” stream earlier today! Keep an eye on Andrew’s Twitter for future streams!

Carly Gendell (School of Rock) took part in this modern take on Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On”!

Check out these throwback clips leading up to Thanksgiving from previous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parades – the casts of the 2012 revival of Annie and the 2015 revival of The King and I performing during the parade!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Sing Street, The Bedwetter, and more!





Remembering Shannon Tavarez, Oral History of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS from Playbill, and more!

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 ShannonsShare.org.

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

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: