Tickets On Sale for THE PERFECT FIT Concert Next Week, Throwback Video of HAIRSPRAY LIVE in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and more!

The upcoming concert of the new musical The Perfect Fit, written by Off-Broadway alum Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), is just one week away! Get your tickets HERE and find out about how the show came to be in this TikTok from Joshua:

Watch this video of the cast of Hairspray Live, including Shahadi Wright Joseph (School of Rock, The Lion King) as Little Inez, performing during the 2016 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from Los Angeles!

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

Cabaret for a Cause to Host Q&A with ANNIE Alumni, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Movie Remake In The Works, and more!

First–an update on this weekend’s Hairspray Live stream: it is not available in Latin America, Central/Eastern Europe, or Asia due to rights restrictions. Find out more, or watch it if you are able, at THIS LINK.

Cabaret for a Cause will host a Q&A with Annie alumni on June 3rd on their Facebook page, to benefit The Actors Fund! Panelists include:

  • Amaya Braganza (2012 Revival)
  • Danielle Brisebois (Goodspeed and Original Broadway Production)
  • Kristi Coombs (First and Second National Tours)
  • Madi Rae DiPietro (2012 Revival)
  • Skye Alyssa Friedman (2012 Revival)
  • Heidi Gray (TROIKA National and International Tour)
  • Mollie Hall Boulware (Third and Fourth National Tours)
  • Georgi James (2012 Revival)
  • Marisa Morell Kagan (Second National Tour)
  • Tyrah Skye Odoms (2012 Revival)
  • Taylor Richardson (2012 Revival, 2014 Film)
  • Emily Rosenfeld (2012 Revival)
  • Rosanne Sorrentino (Third National Tour, 1982 Film)
  • Theda Stemler Blackwood (First and Third National Tours)
  • Julie Stevens (Third National Tour and Original Broadway Production)
  • Amanda Swickle (TROIKA National Tour)
  • Jaidyn Young (2012 Revival)

A movie remake of Fiddler on the Roof is in the works! Get more details on TheaterMania.com.

Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), and Presley Ryan (Beetlejuice, Fun Home, A Little Princess, The Sound of Music LIVE) will take part in New York Theatre Barn’s livestream of new musical works! Joshua’s musical The Perfect Fit will be featured with a song performed by Grace, and Presley will perform a song from Abigail Greenwood’s new musical Two Maiden Ladies. Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com!

Check out the new season of “Thespian” on Amazon Prime, featuring Malcolm Fuller (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child)!

Carrie Berk (Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Camp Rolling Hills) wrote a piece for Girls’ Life Magazine about being a senior during the pandemic. Pick up your copy of the June/July issue today!

Next week, casting director Jen Rudin will offer another free session for parents and young actors to gain insight on the industry via Zoom! Register HERE.

“Ne Zha,” an animated movie with Jordan Cole (School of Rock), is now streaming on Netflix! Watch the trailer here:

Check out the newest episode of the “Take A Bow” podcast, hosted by Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) and Eli Tokash (Pippin, Finding Neverland), on the Broadway Podcast Network!

Here’s the trailer for the upcoming Disney+ film “Secret Society of Second-Born Royals,” with Niles Fitch (The Lion King, Our Lady of Kibeho)! It is set for release on July 17th.

Max William Bartos (Sing Street) performed a cover of “Northern Downpour” by Panic! At The Disco at Fulton Theatre’s virtual concert last night!

The cast of the upcoming Off-Broadway musical SuperYou, which includes Tessa Noelle Frascogna (Evita), Bella May Mordus (Make Believe, The Ferryman), and Mimi Ryder (Frozen, Matilda) released a music video for one of their songs, titled “Stronger Now”! Watch it on Playbill.com.

Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Steve Rosen and Samuel Li Weintraub (Miss Saigon)!

And check out three of the recent live-streamed concerts from (YOUNG)’s Instagram account!





HAIRSPRAY LIVE with Shahadi Wright Joseph Streaming This Weekend, 2018 “Another Opening, Another Debut” with Ayla Schwartz Streams, and more!

Hairspray Live, with Shahadi Wright Joseph (School of Rock, The Lion King) as Little Inez, is streaming for 48 hours only this weekend! Get more details on how to watch on BroadwayWorld.com.

The 2018 concert of “Another Opening, Another Debut” streamed from 54 Below’s YouTube channel earlier tonight! The concert celebrated the Broadway debuts of the 2017-2018 season, including Ayla Schwartz (Frozen).

Also earlier today: another episode of “Broadway Jackbox” with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) at this link! Here’s a clip from last week’s episode, where Jennifer Damiano chats about making her Broadway debut in the original Broadway production of Spring Awakening at 15 years old:

In addition, Walter Russell III (The Lion King) live-streamed a concert from his home on (YOUNG)’s Instagram account earlier today!

Watch Kaylin Hedges (The Bedwetter, Kris Kringle) read There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books!

Check out Broadway Babysitters’ schedule for this week:

And finally, check out this video from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Return Engagement Opens, YBAN at WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME National Tour with Rosdely Ciprian, and more!

Tonight, Forbidden Broadway returns to New York City for an engagement at the York Theatre Company! Break a leg to Joshua Turchin and the rest of the cast!

Last night, YBAN founder Lindsay got to see Rosdely Ciprian (What the Constitution Means to Me) perform in the national tour of What the Constitution Means to Me! We love this show and highly recommend it for everyone middle-school-aged and up! “We ALL belong in the Preamble.”

Rileigh McDonald (Matilda, Good for Otto) will guest star on an upcoming episode of ABC’s “Schooled”!

Layla Capers (The Lion King, School of Rock) and Kavon Newman (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) will guest star on “Sesame Street”!

Catch up with 35 former Broadway kids in a feature now on Playbill.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Unknown Soldier, Frozen, and Medea!




Ruth Righi’s Birthday, HAIRSPRAY LIVE Wins Creative Arts Emmy Awards, and more!

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Happy belated birthday to Ruth Righi (School of Rock, Really Rosie)! We hope you had a great day, Ruth!

The first night of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards was last night, and Hairspray Live is now a three-time Emmy winner! Find out more on Deadline.com.

Nicholas Barasch (She Loves Me, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, West Side Story) has joined a 54 Below concert performance celebrating Rufus Wainwright! Get more details on 54Below.com.

Daniel Shin (Miss Saigon) led storytime at Strand Books at 1pm today! Get more information HERE.

Happy Trails to Suri Chen, who played her last performance as Tam in Miss Saigon yesterday! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Suri!

Kids of the Arts’ cover of “You Will Be Found” from Dear Evan Hansen is out now! It features alumni Oona Laurence (Matilda), Jeremy T. Villas (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Kinky Boots), Mia Sinclair Jenness (Les Miserables, Number the Stars, The Sound of Music LIVE), Luka Kain (South Pacific), Diego Lucano (Peace, Love and Cupcakes, School of Rock), Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King), Rachel Resheff (Fish in the Dark, The People in the Picture, Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, Shrek), Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home, A Little Princess), Sammy Ramirez (School of Rock), Kaci Walfall (The Lion King), Nerghiz Sarki (Fiddler on the Roof, Dream Street), Ashley Brooke (Doctor Zhivago, Dream Street), Raquel Wallace (Dream Street), Annabelle Kempf (Billy Elliot), Madison Zamor (Dream Street, Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Madison Elizabeth Lagares (On Your Feet), Sean Reda (Les Miserables, Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Swayam Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street), Aviva Winick (Matilda), Austyn Johnson (Matilda, Dream Street), Rachel Arianna (Number the Stars), Marquise Neal (Kinky Boots, Dream Street), Sophie Knapp (Once, Dream Street, A Little Princess), Nicole Wildy (Really Rosie, Dream Street), Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots), Alexa Reeves (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), Victoria Csatay (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), Anna Kate Cibrian (A Little Princess), Miranda Jo DeMott (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), Chloe Smith (A Little Princess), Simone Vysnovsky (Dream Street), Isabella Moitoso (A Little Princess), Emily Glick (Dream Street), Tai Sandhu (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), Danielle Gordon (Les Miserables), Toleeya Napolitano (Dream Street), Violet Young (Number the Stars), Maddox Elliot (Dream Street), Alyssa Franck (Dream Street), Kaitlyn Franck (Dream Street), Hannah Jane Moore (Dream Street), Maya Slaughter (Dream Street), Dylan Brod (Dream Street), Naina Slaughter (Dream Street), Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars), Madeleine Pace (Once), Bobby Becht (Dream Street), Danielle Becht (Dream Street), Casey Nadzam (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), Megan Trageser (Dream Street), Kaylin Ponce (Dream Street), Sofia Pellegrino (Dream Street), Ashley Birdsall (Dream Street), and Erin Haggerty (A Little Princess). In addition, Maya Slaughter (Dream Street) and Ireland Horan (A Little Princess) were Production Assistants for the music video, which raises money and awareness for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention! Watch it below:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, 1984, Kinky Boots, School of Rock, and Frozen!