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 firstname.lastname@example.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:
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!
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!
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!
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!
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