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:

ANNIE Q&A, PETER PAN LIVE Stream, and New Works Series with Joshua Turchin, Grace DeAmicis, and Presley Ryan Postponed in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter, and more!

Yesterday’s Annie Q&A and this weekend’s Peter Pan Live stream have been postponed in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, as has last night’s New Works Series stream featuring a song by Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) and performances by Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and Presley Ryan (Beetlejuice, Fun Home, The Sound of Music LIVE, A Little Princess). We will update you with new dates and times soon. Get more details on the Peter Pan Live stream HERE and information on the New Works Series stream HERE.

Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni! If you are a high school or college senior, the deadline to submit for inclusion in our graduation celebration post is Friday, June 5th! Please contact us at admin@youngbway.org and share with us where you’re graduating from and where you’re heading next so we can celebrate you.

“Harmonize Against Hunger,” a virtual cabaret to benefit Feeding America and Project Broadway, will take place on June 26th! Performers include Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Meg Donnelly (The Sound of Music LIVE), Matthew Gumley (Elf, The Addams Family, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast), Joshua Colley (Les Miserables, Newsies, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown), Analise Scarpaci (Mrs. Doubtfire, Matilda, A Christmas Story), Sophia Gennusa (Matilda, Doctor Zhivago, Camp Rolling Hills), Rachel Resheff (Fish in the Dark, Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, Shrek, The People in the Picture), Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King), and Michael Nigro (The Sound of Music LIVE), who is also one of the executive producers of the event. Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

Sumaya Bouhbal (Runaways) is raising money for three causes/organizations that support Black communities! Donate on ProudToBeAMover.com and read Sumaya’s original Instagram post below:

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Yesterday, as the president of the Black Student Union at my school, I was able to lead over 200 people in a conversation surrounding police brutality. We were able to raise WELL OVER 2,000 DOLLARS in less than 15 minutes with the help of @nicolejmove. We are still accepting donations!! Please donate to the link in my bio (the link is to Nicole’s non-profit where we are collecting the money before evenly distributing it). 100% of the money will be equally split between 3 causes/organizations we believe fit our goal and vision. The entire BSU is proud to donate in support of Black Trans protestors, The Black Visions Collective and to the family of David McAtee. I am beyond grateful for my community and the entire organization is overwhelmed by everyone’s support. #blacklivesmatter #blacktranslivesmatter #blackgirlmagic #blackpower

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Joshua Turchin’s “The Early Night Show” was recently featured on Sirius XM’s “On Broadway”!

Brie Zimmer (Happy Birthday, Wanda June) took part in “Beyond The Shelter” today to kick off Pride Month, streaming live on YouTube!

Listen to the two new episodes of the “Little Me” podcast now! Find the episode featuring Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) and Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin) at this link, and the episode with Marissa O’Donnell (Shrek) at this link!

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









” A Time To Rock” Tonight at The Green Room 42, Jai Ram Srinivasan Modeling for Appaman, and more!

Tonight, alumni from School of Rock, The Ferryman, and more took the stage at The Green Room 42 for “A Time To Rock”! Get more details HERE.

Jai Ram Srinivasan (A Christmas Carol) is modeling for a new adaptive line of clothing for Appaman!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice, The Lion King, Frozen, Medea, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!








“Zombies 2” with Milo Manheim and Meg Donnelly Coming in 2020, Nala Hamilton in Tulane University’s MATILDA This Weekend, and more!

“Zombies 2,” featuring alumni Milo Manheim (Generation Me) and Meg Donnelly (The Sound of Music LIVE), will premiere on Disney Channel in 2020!

New Orleans! You can see Nala Hamilton (The Lion King) performing in Matilda at Tulane University today and tomorrow! Get tickets HERE.

Check out these videos from the most recent (YOUNG) cabaret at The Green Room 42!

Nicole Wildy (Really Rosie, Dream Street) has a brand new single out called “Be Interested”!

And check out this picture from the kids of Waitress!

YBAN at OF THE SEA at Access Theater, (YOUNG) Returns to The Green Room 42 Tonight, and more!

YBAN staff member Emily and I saw last night’s performance of Of the Sea at the Access Theater in New York City, featuring Alexa Shae Niziak (Matilda, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Christmas Story, The Thing With Feathers, Women Without Men, The Mother of Invention) and Zoe Wilson (The Pill, Eco Village, Three Days to See, Play Like a Winner)! Find out more about the show HERE.

Tonight, (YOUNG) returns to The Green Room 42! Get tickets HERE.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Frozen, and Waitress!









MOJADA Opens at Public Theater, Bella May Mordus and Julian Wanderer Join MAKE BELIEVE at Second Stage Theater, and more!

Happy Opening to Benjamin Luis McCracken and the company of Mojada at the Public Theater! Break a leg, everyone!

Bella May Mordus (The Ferryman) and Julian Wanderer have joined the cast of Make Believe at Second Stage Theater as swings!

Congrats to Katherine McNamara (A Little Night Music), who has been promoted to series regular for the final season of “Arrow”! Get more details on Deadline.com.

Get tickets HERE to see Nicole Scimeca (Anastasia) in Gypsy at McLeod Summer Playhouse now through Sunday!

Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert) will voice a character in the upcoming movie “Angry Birds 2”!

Get your tickets now for the next installment of (YOUNG) at The Green Room 42!

Here’s a video of the moment Elliana Walmsley found out she would be playing Clara in this year’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular!

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WATCH TO THE END! My heart is EXPLODING with JOY!!! So incredibly humbled and honored to share that I will dance the role of CLARA in the RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR with @therockettes!!! This has been a dream of mine since I was a baby ballerina…dreams really do come true!!!! Thank you to the village that have helped me over the years to be ready for this adventure! @kellyjsmith1 You were the first to start me off and you have been there for me every step of the way. Massive thanks to ALL of my teachers and mentors who prepared me for this incredible adventure….I love you all!!!! @irenawozniak @masterballetacademy @therealabbylee @giannamartello @tracyannejones @mwozniak1 @lauraquinn @bobbyamamizu @misskristakingdoh @guygroove @michellelatimerdance @laballetacademy @markmeismer @kaykalbfleisch @jessicamaxwell @theemmaslater @thelaceyschwimmer @ericamariemarr @alisonstroming @msaagency @evamadelinenys @franciscogelladanceofficial @kbmtalent @marinspirations @autumnmiller @mmsanett @thedanceawards @breakthefloorprod A heartfelt thank you to @drewphillip and @dancecelebrity for making this surprise extra special!

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And here are pictures from the kids of Dear Evan Hansen, The Lion King, and The Secret Life of Bees!




LADYSHIP and NOT EVEN THE GOOD THINGS Begin Performances, “Family Reunion” on Netflix Today, and more!

Happy first performance to Ladyship at the New York Musical Festival and to Not Even The Good Things Off-Broadway at Theatre Row! Break a leg, everyone!

“Family Reunion” hits Netflix today! Be on the lookout for Lexi Underwood (The Lion King), who appears as a recurring character!

Catherine Ashmore Bradley (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) spoke with Fox 5 NY about participating in “Broadway Sings For Pride”!

Check out these performance videos from “Switched” at 54 Below!

And check out these pictures from the kids of Ladyship!



ALL MY SONS Closes, Matilda Lawler to Star in Disney+ Film “Flora & Ulysses,” and more!

Happy Trails to Alexander Bello, Monte Greene, and the cast of All My Sons, which closed yesterday. We can’t wait to see what’s next for you both!

Matilda Lawler (The Ferryman) will star in the upcoming Disney+ film “Flora & Ulysses”! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Former Broadway kid Eamon Foley (Everyday Rapture, 13, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Assassins, Gypsy) choreographed a music video featuring Trent Kowalik (Billy Elliot) and inspired by Everyday Rapture to celebrate Pride Month! Watch now on Playbill.com.

The cast of The Secret Life of Bees performed a few songs at the Guggenheim in New York City!

GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda) recently performed at a JoJo Siwa concert alongside her “Dance Moms” castmates!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Lion King, Waitress, “(YOUNG)” at The Green Room 42, The Ferryman, Frozen, “Switched” at 54 Below, Dear Evan Hansen, and All My Sons!











BroadwayWorld Features THE FERRYMAN Babies, Families, and Casting Directors; Ruth Bader Ginsburg at WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME; and more!

BroadwayWorld spoke with the families of the Bobby Carney babies from The Ferryman, as well as the show’s casting directors for the babies! Read HERE.

Earlier this month, Thursday Williams performed What the Constitution Means to Me for Ruth Bader Ginsburg! Read about the entire evening on Slate.com.

“Mrs. Cho,” a new short film with Zoe Manarel (Matilda, A Little Princess), will play at three film festivals later this year! Get more details:

And here are pictures from the kids of All My Sons and “Switched” at 54 Below!






“Dancing with the Stars Juniors” and “Stranger Things” Up for Kids’ Choice Awards, “Now & Then” Performance Videos Now On YouTube, and more!

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You can vote for “Dancing with the Stars Juniors,” with Artyon Celestine (A Christmas Story Live), and “Stranger Things,” with Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek), and Sadie Sink (Annie, The Audience), in the 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards! Vote HERE.

All performances from the recent “Now & Then” concert, featuring current Broadway kids and former Broadway kids now all-grown-up, are available on YouTube! Check out the full playlist HERE.

Benjamin Harding (Matilda) is appearing in Urinetown at Chamblee Charter High School in Chamblee, GA, next week! Get tickets HERE.

And here are pictures from the kids of Kinky Boots, The Lion King, The Ferryman, Dear Evan Hansen, and What the Constitution Means to Me!