Atticus Ware’s Birthday, Shahadi Wright Joseph Cast in MCC Theater Benefit Reading of SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY, and more!

Happy belated birthday to Atticus Ware (Flying Over Sunset)! We hope you had a great time celebrating this weekend!

Broadway alum and “Us” star Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) has been cast in MCC Theater’s benefit reading of School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play on December 13th! Get more details on Playbill.com.

On Thanksgiving Day, Walter Russell III (The Lion King) will present a Thanksgiving-themed episode of “The PAW-cast” with past and present The Lion King cubs! The episode will stream on Walter’s Instagram Live at 6pm EST this Thursday.

In case you missed it, here’s the most recent Beetlejuice episode of “Stars In The House,” featuring Presley Ryan (Fun Home, The Sound of Music Live, A Little Princess)!

In Creative Company spoke with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) about writing The Perfect Fit!

Watch the full “Thankful” livestreamed concert from last night on YouTube, co-hosted by Zoe Glick (The Bedwetter, Unknown Soldier, Frozen) and Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord)!

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

Finally, check out this video of the 2008 Broadway cast of White Christmas performing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

“Thankful” Concert Hosted by Winter Donnelly and Zoe Glick Tonight, Analise Scarpaci Books Voiceover, and more!

“Thankful,” a benefit concert hosted by Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord) and Zoe Glick (The Bedwetter, Unknown Soldier, Frozen) and featuring lots of Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni, performed tonight! Watch HERE or below:

Analise Scarpaci (Mrs. Doubtfire, Matilda, A Christmas Story) booked a voiceover this week!

Watch the entire BroadwayWorld Town Hall from earlier this week with young actors from Trevor, Sing Street, and more!

Layla Capers (The Lion King, School of Rock) wants you to get involved with The Sugarplum Sled this holiday season!

Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) stopped by “The Love of Acting” on YouTube to discuss The Perfect Fit!

Check out these videos from the kids of Trevor and The Bedwetter!

Finally, check out the cast of Madison Square Garden’s production of A Christmas Carol, starring Tim Curry, performing during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

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.

Andrew Barth Feldman’s “Broadway Whodunit” Returns with “All Hallows’ Eve,” Chloé Bryan Books Podcast, and more!

Andrew Barth Feldman’s (Dear Evan Hansen) “Broadway Whodunit” is back with another mystery, “All Hallows’ Eve,” on October 25th!

Also, this week’s “Broadway Jackbox” event with Andrew has been moved up to tomorrow, October 15th!

Chloé Bryan (School of Rock) has booked a podcast! More details to come.

Jamilah Rosemond (Peace, Love and Cupcakes) is performing in NYU/NBT’s virtual production of Inter/Stellar on October 18th! Get tickets HERE.

Ben Cook (Billy Elliot, Ragtime) is teaching a class about dance calls through A Class Act NY on October 20th!

Also courtesy of A Class Act NY, check out this Q&A with Off-Broadway alum Kyla Carter (Number the Stars)!

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




Gabriel Amoroso’s Birthday, A CHRISTMAS CAROL To Return To Broadway and Launch National Tour, and more!

Happy belated birthday to Gabriel Amoroso (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), who celebrated his birthday over the weekend! We hope you had a great day, Gabriel!

A Christmas Carol will return to Broadway in 2021, with plans to launch a national tour as well! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars) has released a new single called “Scorpio”! Listen HERE.

Off-Broadway kids Taylor Paige Henderson (The Bedwetter) and Hayden Bercy (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) have joined the lineup for the next “Voices To End Hunger” cabaret!

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

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Bedwetter, and Frozen!





Joshua Turchin’s Birthday, “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” with Madalen Yarbrough Mills Coming to Netflix, and more!

Happy birthday to Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill)! We hope you had a great day, Joshua!

Here’s your first look at “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey,” starring Madalen Yarbrough Mills (School of Rock)! The film arrives on Netflix on November 13th!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Mrs. Doubtfire, Beetlejuice, The Lion King, The Bedwetter, Caroline, Or Change, and Frozen!









James Ignacio, Mateo Lizcano, and Laurissa “Lala” Romain Cast in Virtual Benefit Production of STICKS & STONES, First Look at “Grand Army” with Jaden Jordan, and more!

James Ignacio (The King and I, Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Camp Rolling Hills), Mateo Lizcano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), and Laurissa “Lala” Romain (South Pacific) have been cast in a virtual production of Sticks & Stones to benefit Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation! More details coming soon.

Here’s your first look at Netflix’s “Grand Army,” with Jaden Jordan (Kinky Boots, The Lion King)!

Bookings

Ryan Foust (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Mary Page Marlowe) is now appearing in a commercial for Invisalign!

Gabriel Amoroso (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Medea) has booked a voiceover gig! More details to come.

Delaney Quinn (Waitress) appears in this video for iHeartRadio and L’il Critters Gummies!

New Episodes

“Young Sheldon” star Iain Armitage is this week’s guest on the “Take A Bow” podcast, hosted by Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) and Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin)! Listen now on the Broadway Podcast Network.

The newest episode of the “Little Me” podcast features two special guests, siblings Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda) and Zell Steele Morrow (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Fun Home, Mary Page Marlowe, Really Rosie)! Listen now on the Broadway Podcast Network.

Walter Russell III (The Lion King) shared another episode of his “PAW-cast” tonight, with guest Jesus Del Orden (The Lion King, Kinky Boots)!

Performances

Isabella Iannelli (The Rose Tattoo) performed “Part Of Your World” as part of Unicorn Jazz’s newest episode of “That Thing I Do”!

The original cast of School of Rock covered a Fleetwood Mac hit! Watch on BroadwayWorld.com or below.


Check out this virtually distant rendition of “The Telephone Hour” from Bye Bye Birdie, featuring Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots)!

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




Happy Belated Birthday to Alyssa Emily Marvin, Broadway Productions and TREVOR On Pause Through September 6, and more

Happy belated birthday to Alyssa Emily Marvin (Trevor)! We hope you had a great day, Alyssa!

Broadway productions are now offering refunds and exchanges for performances through September 6th, 2020. The Off-Broadway production of Trevor will also continue its pause through September 6th. An exact return date is TBA.

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) will perform in a reading of the play I And You by Lauren Gunderson on “Stars In The House” this weekend! Get more details on Broadway.com.

See below for a list of our featured shows that were Outer Critics Circle Award honorees! And check out the full list on Playbill.com.

  • Outstanding New Broadway Play – The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez
  • Outstanding New Broadway Musical – Tina: The Tina Turner Musical with a book by Katori Hall, with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins
  • Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play – Make Believe by Bess Wohl
  • Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical – The Secret Life of Bees with a book by Lynn Nottage, music by Duncan Sheik, and lyrics by Susan Birkenhead, based on the novel by Sue Monk Kidd
  • John Gassner Award – Our Dear Dead Drug Lord by Alexis Scheer
  • Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) – Lynn Nottage for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway) – Susan Birkenhead and Duncan Sheik for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Outstanding Director of a Play – Stephen Daldry for The Inheritance
  • Outstanding Choreographer – Anthony Van Laast for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
  • Outstanding Orchestrations – Christopher Nightingale for A Christmas Carol
  • Outstanding Orchestrations – Duncan Sheik and John Clancy for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Outstanding Actor in a Play – Tom Hiddleston for Betrayal
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play – John Benjamin Hickey for The Inheritance
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play – Paul Hilton for The Inheritance
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play – Samuel H. Levine for The Inheritance
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play – Lois Smith for The Inheritance
  • Outstanding Actress in a Musical – Adrienne Warren for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical – Gus Halper for Sing Street
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical – Daniel J. Watts for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical – Eisa Davis for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical – LaChanze for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical – Saycon Sengbloh for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Outstanding Scenic Design (Play or Musical) – Rob Howell for A Christmas Carol
  • Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical) – Mark Thompson for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
  • Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical) – Hugh Vanstone for A Christmas Carol
  • Outstanding Sound Design (Play or Musical) – Simon Baker for A Christmas Carol

Here’s Broadway Babysitters’ class schedule for this week!

Cast members from the original Broadway cast of Dear Evan Hansen played “Broadway Jackbox” with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) and Alex Boniello earlier today!

Broadway kids! Becky Baird and Lauren Hirsh are looking for stories to include in a brand new book all about you! See the graphic below for more details:

Watch the full “Virtual Nights for Singing” concert, with kids from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Frozen, and Flying Over Sunset!

Makayla Joy Connolly (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) went live on (YOUNG)’s Instagram account today!

Luke Naphat (Trevor) put together a virtual cover of “Here Comes The Sun”!

“Disney Family Singalong,” with Walter Russell III (The Lion King), is now streaming on Hulu and Disney+!

Watch the full “Broadway Does Mother’s Day” livestream with Kylie Kuioka (Panama Hattie), Lexi Underwood (The Lion King), Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King), and cast members from Sing Street and Mrs. Doubtfire!

Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), and featuring Ayla Schwartz (Frozen), Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie), Liza Smith, and Hallie-Kate Dierks!

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





TREVOR Postpones Performances Through June 7, Nia Sioux’s Book Available for Pre-Order, and more

As we continue to look back in honor of our 10th anniversary, we re-visit 2017, when Broadway welcomed childhood favorites Anastasia and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and welcomed back Once On This Island and Miss Saigon!

2018 was another busy year for us as we covered shows like Frozen, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and The Ferryman, as well as the Off-Broadway hit The Jungle!

We’ve now had a first and second wave of cast announcements for our 10th anniversary virtual concert this Monday, April 13th at 4pm PST / 7pm EST! The concert will take place on YouTube (streaming link to come) and the lineup will include (with more announcements coming soon):

  • Fabi Aguirre (Les Miserables, On Your Feet)
  • Rachel Arianna (Number the Stars)
  • Noah Baird (Matilda, A Christmas Story Live)
  • Caroline Basu (School of Rock)
  • Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie)
  • Sway Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street)
  • Dara Paige Bloomfield (Ragtime)
  • Catherine Ashmore Bradley (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child)
  • Adriana Braganza (The King and I)
  • Amaya Braganza (The King and I, Annie)
  • Sami Bray (The Bedwetter, 1984)
  • Chloe Bryan (School of Rock)
  • Grace Capeless (Matilda, The Lion King, A Christmas Story)
  • Jordan Cole (School of Rock)
  • Victoria Csatay (Peace, Love and Cupcakes)
  • Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child)
  • Miranda Jo DeMott (Peace, Love and Cupcakes)
  • Gregory Diaz IV (Matilda, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, “In The Heights”)
  • Reese Sebastian Diaz (Mary Poppins, Dear Evan Hansen)
  • Cate Elefante (Waitress)
  • Bonale Fambrini (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The King and I)
  • Jake Ryan Flynn (Mrs. Doubtfire, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
  • Skye Alyssa Friedman (Annie)
  • Carly Gold (The Ferryman)
  • Katie Grober (Waitress)
  • Winnie Grober
  • Taylor Paige Henderson (The Bedwetter)
  • Isabella Iannelli (The Rose Tattoo)
  • Annabelle Kempf (Billy Elliot)
  • Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables)
  • Diego Lucano (School of Rock, Pedro Pan, Peace, Love and Cupcakes)
  • Mehret Marsh (Tina, The Lion King)
  • Alyssa Emily Marvin (Trevor, Number the Stars)
  • Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular)
  • Ella Dane Morgan (Waitress)
  • Jacob Morrell (Shadowlands)
  • Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda)
  • Zell Steele Morrow (Assassins, Fun Home, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Mary Page Marlowe, Really Rosie)
  • Brooklyn Nelson (Frozen, Matilda)
  • Kara Oates (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot)
  • Sebastian Ortiz (A Christmas Carol)
  • Madeleine Pace (Once, The Hard Problem)
  • Nirvaan Pal (School of Rock)
  • GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda, “Dance Moms”)
  • Delilah Rose Pellow (Anastasia)
  • Ayla Schwartz (Frozen)
  • Nicole Scimeca (Anastasia)
  • Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess)
  • Levi Smith (A Bronx Tale)
  • Jai Ram Srinivasan (A Christmas Carol)
  • Lily Tamburo (Mrs. Doubtfire)
  • Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill)
  • Jeremy T. Villas (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Kinky Boots)
  • Jaden Myles Waldman (Caroline, Or Change, Radio City Christmas Spectacular)
  • Samuel Li Weintraub (Miss Saigon)
  • Jaidyn Young (Annie)

Trevor has postponed performances through June 7th. More updates coming soon!

Nia Sioux (Trip of Love, “Dance Moms”) wrote a book and it’s available to pre-order now!

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) sang “Waving Through A Window” for the cast of HBO’s “Barry” during a recent “Stars In The House” live stream! (He appears around 52:09.)

Check out Aliyah Mastin (The Lion King) covering Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” as part of Acapop! KIDS:

Check out the newest single from Big Pity, a new band including Broadway alum Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess), titled “Things to Work On,” on Apple Music or Spotify!

Milo Manheim (Generation Me) took part in “Saturday Night Seder” tonight! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Mehret Marsh (Tina) livestreamed from (YOUNG)’s Instagram account today!

Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) and guests Fallyn and Noah Baird (Matilda, A Christmas Story Live)!

Dara Paige Bloomfield (Ragtime) stopped by Camp Broadway’s podcast!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice and Caroline, Or Change!

THE JUNGLE Postponed at St. Ann’s Warehouse, ASSASSINS Rehearsals and Ticket Sales Suspended, and more

St. Ann’s Warehouse has postponed The Jungle.

Rehearsals and ticket sales for Assassins at Classic Stage Company have been suspended. Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

The Houston, TX, open call for Frozen and The Lion King has been postponed. However, you can submit via video! Check here for details.

Andrew Barth Feldman chatted with Marc Tumminelli about life after Dear Evan Hansen! Now available wherever you get your podcasts.

Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) has another edition of “The Early Night Show” out, with Chloé Bryan (School of Rock) and Bonale Fambrini (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The King and I)!

Here’s a peek at “Little Fires Everywhere,” with Lexi Underwood (The Lion King)! Stream it now on Hulu!

A Boy’s Company Presents: Tell Me If I’m Hurting You is playing at Playwrights Horizons beginning in May, and they are seeking male-identifying dancers/actors aged 16-18!

And check out these pictures from the kids of Flying Over Sunset and Frozen!