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!





Drama League Award Nominations Announced, New Episodes of “Ghostwriter” with Amadi Chapata Now Streaming on AppleTV+, and more!

Lots of our featured shows received nominations for this year’s Drama League Awards! Get the full list on Playbill.com, and see the nominations for shows we’ve covered below:

  • Outstanding Production of a Play – The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez
  • Outstanding Production of a Musical – The Secret Life of Bees by Lynn Nottage, Duncan Sheik, and Susan Birkenhead
  • Outstanding Production of a Musical – Sing Street by Gary Clark, John Carney, and Enda Walsh
  • Outstanding Production of a Musical – Tina: The Tina Turner Musical by Frank Ketelaar, Katori Hall, and Kees Prins
  • Outstanding Revival of a Play – Betrayal by Harold Pinter
  • Outstanding Revival of a Play – Medea, a new adaptation of the Euripides text by Simon Stone
  • Outstanding Revival of a Play – The Rose Tattoo by Tennessee Williams
  • Distinguished Performance Award – Rose Byrne for Medea
  • Distinguished Performance Award – Halley Feiffer for The Pain of My Belligerence
  • Distinguished Performance Award – Paul Hilton for The Inheritance
  • Distinguished Performance Award – Brenock O’Connor for Sing Street
  • Distinguished Performance Award – Marisa Tomei for The Rose Tattoo
  • Distinguished Performance Award – Adrienne Warren for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

New episodes of “Ghostwriter,” with Amadi Chapata (School of Rock), are now streaming on AppleTV+!

“I Am Woman,” a concert produced by Emerson Steele (Violet) and featuring Allie Trimm (13, Bye Bye Birdie) and Brynn Williams (13, Bye Bye Birdie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, In My Life, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), streamed tonight from 54 Below’s YouTube channel! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) held the latest episode of “Broadway Jackbox” earlier today! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Shaylin Becton (The Lion King) just released a new single called “Check”! Listen HERE.

You can watch Sing Street‘s livestream now through May 4th!

Check out the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Gianna Harris (School of Rock) and Ellis Gage!

Roman Engel (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) is appearing in a commercial for Connections Academy!

SING STREET Cast Album Out Now, IN THE HEIGHTS Film Adaptation Pushed Back to 2021, Drama Desk Nominations Announced, and more!

Check out these throwbacks to the 2014 Tony Awards: a performance from the company of Violet as well as the boys of Finding Neverland performing alongside Jennifer Hudson prior to the show “flying” to Broadway:

The cast album of Sing Street is out now!

The film adaptation of In The Heights has been pushed back to 2021. Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

The nominations for this year’s Drama Desk Awards were announced today! See below for a list of nominations for our featured shows, and the full list on BroadwayWorld.com.

  • Outstanding Play – The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez
  • Outstanding Musical – The Secret Life of Bees at Atlantic Theater Company
  • Outstanding Actor in a Play – Kyle Soller for The Inheritance
  • Outstanding Actress in a Play – Rose Byrne for Medea at BAM
  • Outstanding Actress in a Musical – Saycon Sengbloh for The Secret Life of Bees
  • 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 Featured Actress in a Musical – LaChanze for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Outstanding Director of a Play – Stephen Daldry for The Inheritance
  • Outstanding Music – Duncan Sheik for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Outstanding Lyrics – Susan Birkenhead for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Outstanding Book of a Musical – Lynn Nottage for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical – Mark Thompson for Tina
  • Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical – Jane Cox for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical – Bruno Poet for Tina
  • Outstanding Projection Design – Julia Frey for Medea
  • 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
  • Outstanding Adaptation – Mojada by Luis Alfaro at The Public Theater

Also nominated in several categories each were the Broadway revival of West Side Story, which features alumni Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King) and Jacob Guzman (Newsies) and Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Scotland, PA, which featured Will Meyers (Generation Me). Finally, WP Theater (which produced Our Dear Dead Drug Lord) and its founder Julia Miles received a special award.

“Broadway Jackbox” with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) continued with an episode earlier today that featured stars from Disney Channel, including alum Meg Donnelly (The Sound of Music LIVE)! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Recent live-streamed concerts on the (YOUNG) Instagram account featured Gianna Harris (School of Rock) and Caroline Basu (School of Rock)!

Alum Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story), currently starring in Mrs. Doubtfire, stopped by “Stars In The House” yesterday alongside Rob McClure, Jenn Gambatese, and more! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

Charlotte MacLeod (The Bedwetter) appeared on a recent episode of “Cyberchase for Real” on PBS Kids!

Joshua Turchin’s (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) “The Early Night Show” is now on Broadway Podcast Network! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

The Earth Day Live livestream tomorrow, April 22nd, will feature alumni Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen), Sydney Lucas (Fun Home), Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos, Really Rosie), Oscar Williams (Fun Home), Zell Steele Morrow (Assassins, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Mary Page Marlowe, Really Rosie, Fun Home), Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda), Alexander Bello (Caroline, Or Change, The Rose Tattoo, All My Sons), Mehret Marsh (Tina, The Lion King), Jeremy T. Villas (Kinky Boots, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown), Nicky Torchia (The King and I, Kinky Boots), Jake Katzman (Kinky Boots), Sway Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street), Samuel Li Weintraub (Miss Saigon), Gregory Ye (Miss Saigon), Jace Chen (Miss Saigon), and more, including some of their siblings. Get more information on Broadway.com!

Thank you to Zoe Glick (The Bedwetter, Unknown Soldier, Frozen) and Makayla Joy Connolly (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) for their video messages for our 10th anniversary!

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




Broadway Goes Dark and Off-Broadway Cancels and Suspends Shows Due to Coronavirus, and more

Please see below for a list of shows, performances, and auditions that have either been cancelled or suspended due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), and get more details on each show at the links provided:

Cancelled:

Suspended:

  • All Broadway shows, through April 12th. Of our featured shows, this includes:
    • Beetlejuice
    • Caroline, Or Change, which was scheduled to begin previews March 13th
    • Flying Over Sunset, which was scheduled to begin previews tonight, March 12th
    • Frozen
    • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
    • The Inheritance, which was scheduled to close this weekend
    • The Lion King
    • Mrs. Doubtfire, which was in previews and was scheduled to open April 5th
    • Sing Street, which was scheduled to begin previews March 26th
  • Whisper House (along with other shows playing at 59E59) will resume performances on April 1st

Other News

Dara Paige Bloomfield (Ragtime) has joined the upcoming Ragtime benefit concert! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out this promo for Trevor, and get tickets; previews begin April 7th!

Presley Ryan took part in a special post-show talkback Q&A at Beetlejuice with current Girl Scouts!

And check out these photos from Unknown Soldier, Whisper House, and Flying Over Sunset:

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Photo Credit: Hunter Canning

Layla Capers’s Birthday, Jacob Morrell to Sing Carly Simon at Carnegie Hall, and more!

Happy belated birthday to Layla Capers (The Lion King)! We hope you had a great day, Layla!

Congrats to Jacob Morrell (Shadowlands), who has been selected to sing the music of Carly Simon at Carnegie Hall!

GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda, “Dance Moms”) will teach a Matilda jazz dance class on March 14th in New Jersey!

Alumni Matthew Jost (School of Rock) and Bella May Mordus (The Ferryman, Make Believe) performed in “A Time To Rock” tonight at The Green Room 42!

Off-Broadway alumna Rachel Arianna (Number the Stars) will take part in “From the Wings: An Understudy’s Cabaret” on March 5th at The Duplex in NYC!

Matilda the Musical JR. is now available for licensing through MTI! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni Erica Simone Barnett (Matilda), Carlos Carreras (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Carly Gendell (School of Rock), Diego Lucano (School of Rock, Pedro Pan, Peace, Love and Cupcakes), Kylie McNeill (Runaways), and Leonay Shepherd (Little Miss Sunshine) have been cast in Professional Performing Arts School’s production of Pippin, happening next month! Get your tickets and donate to the production HERE.

Yesterday, Maeve Press (Before Your Very Eyes) played Flappers in Burbank!

Listen to “Drive It Like You Stole It,” the new track from Sing Street!

Get to know Hudson Loverro (Trevor) on BroadwayWorld.com!

And here are pictures from the kids of Mrs. Doubtfire, The Lion King, Caroline, Or Change, Medea, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!











UNKNOWN SOLDIER Begins Previews at Playwrights Horizons, SING STREET Getting Cast Album, and more!

Happy first preview to Zoe Glick and the company of Unknown Soldier, which began previews at Playwrights Horizons last night!

Sing Street is getting a cast album, set to arrive on March 26th! Stream a track from the album now.

“Zombies 2,” with Milo Manheim (Generation Me) and Meg Donnelly, premiered on Disney Channel last night!

McKenna Keane (Waitress) booked a mini-series! More details to come.

Jeremy Shinder (A Christmas Story, Runaways) has been cast in his school’s production of The Addams Family! Get tickets HERE.

Here’s GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda) in her music video for “Warrior”!

Delaney Quinn (Waitress) appears in a new Nick Jr. video celebrating Valentine’s Day!

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Congrats to Swayam Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street), who has been cast in the new Disney+ series “The Mighty Ducks,” based on the original movie from the 1990s! Get more details on Deadline.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Tina, Unknown Soldier, Forbidden Broadway, SW: A New(sical) Hope at 54 Below, Caroline, Or Change, and Mrs. Doubtfire!

Photo Credit: Grace DeAmicis/Bella May Mordus

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TINA Celebrates 100th Performance, Sumaya Bouhbal on “Law & Order: SVU” Tonight, and more!

Congratulations to Tina, which celebrated its 100th performance this week! Check out photos on BroadwayWorld.com.

Sumaya Bouhbal (Runaways) guest starred on tonight’s episode of “Law & Order: SVU”!

The Acting Company is presenting A Doll’s House in repertory with My Antonia Off-Broadway, and they are holding an Equity Principal Audition for A Doll’s House! The production is seeking a young actor and actress to play Emmy and Bob. Get audition information on Playbill.com, and advice for attending an EPA as a non-Equity performer on ActorAesthetic.com.

The Lion King is holding an open casting call in NYC for kids this Saturday! Get details HERE.

Graydon Yosowitz (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Light Years) has been cast in HBO’s upcoming mini-series “The Plot Against America”! It premieres on March 16th.

And here are pictures and videos from “Switched” at 54 Below and the kids of Caroline, Or Change!

Madison Elizabeth Lagares in “She Will Rock You” at 54 Below Tonight, Audrey Bennett in Amazon’s “Hunters,” and more!

Tonight, Broadway alum Madison Elizabeth Lagares (On Your Feet, School of Rock) will take part in “She Will Rock You” at 54 Below! Get more details HERE.

Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie) will appear in the upcoming Amazon series “Hunters”! Here she is in the commercial for the show that aired during the Super Bowl:

Jamilah Rosemond (Peace, Love and Cupcakes) has been cast in Henry Box Brown: A Musical Journey, playing in NYC and Savannah, GA!

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I am so happy to announce that I am in the cast of Henry Box Brown- A Musical Journey! So thankful to God to be joining this show as they embark on their 6 city tour around the U.S.!! NYC Previews are this weekend Sat. Feb 8 at 3:30pm and Sun. Feb 9 at 7:30pm (which is the one I’ll be performing in). Then we go to Savannah, Georgia next weekend for 4 shows! Let me know if you are interested in purchasing a ticket! 💛 • • • “Henry Box Brown, the story of an 1850’s enslaved Virginia man who shipped himself to freedom in a box with the help of African American and white abolitionists. In this fusion of Gospel, R&B, blue grass and original negro spirituals, this musical celebrates the triumph of the human spirit.”

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Max William Bartos (Sing Street) will perform at 54 Below on May 4th as part of 54/54/54! Get tickets HERE.

YBAN founder Lindsay let it go at Frozen last weekend, and she says it’s still magical even after seeing it multiple times! Great job, everyone!

Lindsay also had a great time at “Switched” at 54 Below, meeting many amazing current and former Broadway kids!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice and Tina!

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YBAN at BEETLEJUICE, 2-for-1 Tickets Available for FORBIDDEN BROADWAY and UNKNOWN SOLDIER, and more!

YBAN founder Lindsay made it to the “show about death” last night! Huge thanks to Presley Ryan, who gave a fantastic performance and backstage tour at Beetlejuice. Be sure to head to the Winter Garden Theatre for a laugh-out-loud good time!

Get 2-for-1 tickets to Forbidden Broadway at the York Theatre Company and Unknown Soldier at Playwrights Horizons as part of Off-Broadway Week! Find out more, including a full list of participating shows, on BroadwayWorld.com.

Sony and Netflix will distribute the upcoming movie musical of Matilda with a theatrical release in the U.K. first, followed by a Netflix release! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Sisley Carretas (Pedro Pan) won this year’s BroadwayCon Lip Sync Contest, along with “America’s Got Talent” star Luke Islam! Check out their winning performance here:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Dear Evan Hansen, Tina, Frozen, and The Lion King!