Antonio J. Watson’s Birthday, “Ghostwriter” with Amadi Chapata Wins Daytime Emmy Award, and more!

Happy belated birthday to Antonio J. Watson (Tina), who turned 11 over the weekend! We hope you had a great day, Antonio!

“Ghostwriter,” with Amadi Chapata (School of Rock), won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children’s or Family Viewing Program! Get more details on Variety.com.

Sam Poon (Sing Street, The King and I, Macbeth, Runaways) has released a new single called “Pull Me”! Proceeds will benefit Corona Couriers, For the Gworls, Harlem Grown, and Freedom Arts and Education Center. Listen HERE!

In case you missed it yesterday, you can watch A Simpler Time on the “Plays In The House” YouTube channel for the next three days, featuring kids from Frozen, Annie, and more! Check it out HERE.

Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) and Eli Tokash (Pippin, Finding Neverland) appeared on Broadway.com’s “Live At Five” today!

Sign up now for one of this week’s Broadway Babysitters workshops!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Tina and Flying Over Sunset!




Melody Munitz in The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, Apply for SUPERYOU Apprenticeship Program, and more!

Melody Munitz (A Little Princess, Dream Street) will take part in this year’s cohort of The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, occurring next month! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Apply today for the new apprenticeship program with the upcoming Off-Broadway musical SuperYou!

Congrats to Tessa Noelle Frascogna (Evita), who recently appeared on “Sesame Street”! Look for her in the episode “A Very Special Fiesta.”

Catch up with Delilah Rose Pellow (Anastasia) in this interview:

Verify your voter registration status to be entered to win two tickets to see Tina next year!

Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) appeared on UKC’s Facebook Live earlier tonight!

If you missed that livestream, you can see the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” hosted by Joshua, featuring Stephanie Epstein, Chloé A. Bryan (School of Rock), Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Olivia DeAmicis, and Carly Gold (The Ferryman)!

Aliya “Jo” Ramey (The Lion King) recently did a virtual talkback with Stilwell School of the Arts’ Theatre Department!

Kylie Kuioka (Panama Hattie) has booked a role in an upcoming animated movie!

And here are the newest podcast episodes you can listen to:

  • “Fade In,” hosted this week by Jim Kaplan (School of Rock, The King and I), available on Spotify
  • “Little Me,” featuring Donna Vivino, who played Young Cosette in the original Broadway cast of Les Miserables, available on Broadway Podcast Network
  • “Take A Bow,” hosted by Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin) and Sydney Lucas (Fun Home), featuring Analise Scarpaci (Mrs. Doubtfire, Matilda, A Christmas Story), available on Broadway Podcast Network

Chinua Baraka Payne’s Birthday, SHE LOVES ME To Be Broadcast on PBS, and more!

Happy birthday to Chinua Baraka Payne (Caroline, Or Change)! We hope you had a great day!

She Loves Me, featuring Nicholas Barasch (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, West Side Story), will be broadcast on PBS later this month! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Lexi Underwood (The Lion King) has launched a series of panels reflecting on activism and Black Lives Matter! Find out more from Teen Vogue.

Young actors ages 12-16! You have another chance to work with Taylor Louderman, Hannah Kloepfer, and Nat Zegree in a virtual workshop of Pitch In, a new musical! Register HERE.

“-SHIP: A Visual Poem,” a short film with Antonio J. Watson (Tina, This Ain’t No Disco), played Sundance this year and is now available to stream on Vimeo!

Walter Russell III (The Lion King) hosted a “Paw”-cast earlier tonight, with special guest Chinua Baraka Payne (Caroline, Or Change, The Lion King)!

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

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!

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)!

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!




Bryan Holden Chan’s Birthday, Young Broadway/Kids On Tour 2020 Graduation Concert, and more!

Happy belated birthday to Bryan Holden Chan (The Lion King), who turned 12 last Saturday! We hope you had a great day, Bryan!

Special announcement! Young Broadway Actor News and Kids On Tour are producing a cabaret full of members of the Class of 2020 who are also Broadway, Off-Broadway, and tour alumni! Join us on June 19th at 5pm PST/8pm EST on our YouTube page. This is to benefit Feeding America and Brown Girls Do Ballet.

In addition to young performers from your favorite shows, we also want to include YOU – the fans! If you are graduating from high school or college this year, please DM us a selfie (preferably in your cap and gown, but no worries if not!) and tell us your name, where you’re graduating from, and where you’re heading next. Deadline for this is June 12th. We’ve had this in the works for a bit and we can’t wait to finally celebrate with all of you!

The Drama Desk Awards have been rescheduled for June 13th! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Congratulations to Jacob Morrell (Shadowlands), who has been cast in Fall Risk: The Musical, streaming live on YouTube on June 20th! Get more information HERE.

The “Sesame Street” special “When You Wish Upon A Pickle,” with Madeleine Pace (The Hard Problem, Once), is now streaming on Apple TV+ and Amazon Prime with an HBO GO or HBO Max account! Watch HERE.

Watch the cast of the York Theatre Company’s 2016 production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown reunite over Zoom!

Ally Veloudis is auctioning off Fun Home memorabilia to benefit the Louisville Community Bail Fund! Get more details:

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Donation Charity Auction! ⁣ ⁣ Hi friends! ⁣ ⁣ I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about all the ways I can actively help support the BLM movement. I’ve decided to hold a charity auction with some of my Broadway Collectors merchandise to raise money for the Louisville Community Bail Fund. Each week I will continue to post different merchandise and items I’ve collected over the years in support of a different charity. I know I have a ton of friends who would love the chance at these amazing items while being able to support such an important cause. So please bid, tag your friends, and let’s do everything we can as a Broadway Community to help support this movement. ⁣ ⁣ First up I’ve decided on this Fun Home lot, perfect for any Broadway fan or collector! ⁣ ⁣ Included: Original sealed Opening Night Playbill, Playbill and Poster both signed by Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Beth Malone, Emily Skeggs, and other cast members. Fun Home Broadway T-shirt (size Adult Small) and Fun Home Lights of Broadway trading cards. ⁣ ⁣ 100% of your bid will be directly donated to the Louisville Community Bail Fund and matched dollar for dollar by Lexington Fertility Center. ⁣ ⁣ Starting bid: $50⁣ Bids must be made in whole dollar amounts. ⁣ Soft end date: Wednesday, June 10th at 8pm est.⁣ ⁣ There must be no new bids for 5 minutes before auction can end. ⁣ ⁣ Place your bid in the comments and tag the person you are outbidding. ⁣ ⁣ Payment can be sent through PayPal or Venmo. Your donation plus matched payment receipt will be emailed after. #funhome #charityauction @funhomemusical #broadway ⁣

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




Drama Desk Awards Postponed, Junah Jang and Patricia Patts Join ANNIE Q&A, and more!

The Drama Desk Awards, originally scheduled for tonight, have been postponed. We still wish the best of luck to all the nominees and will post here when a new date is announced! Read the full statement on DramaDeskAwards.com.

There have been two new additions to the list of panelists for the upcoming Annie Q&A hosted by Cabaret for a Cause: Junah Jang (2012 Revival) and Patricia Patts (Second National Tour)! The Q&A will be hosted on Cabaret for a Cause’s Facebook page on June 3rd at 6:30pm ET, and will raise money for The Actors Fund.

Today, Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) presented “Virtual Celebration!” to benefit the newly renamed Barbra Barth Feldman Performing Arts Center, in honor of his late mother. Get more information HERE.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Trevor, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and Tina!





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!