FLYING OVER SUNSET Pushes Opening Night To Fall 2021, Arica Himmel Competes On “Celebrity Family Feud,” and more

Flying Over Sunset has pushed opening night back to Fall 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic. Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Arica Himmel (The Layover) and her “Mixed-ish” castmates competed on “Celebrity Family Feud” on ABC tonight!

Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord) and Aaralyn Anderson (Ballyturk) have booked a commercial! More details to come.

Trent Kowalik (Billy Elliot) created a video in support of Iowa Concert of Hope, with choreography assistance from Eamon Foley (Everyday Rapture, 13, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Assassins, Gypsy)! Watch it and find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

Listen to the newest episode of the podcast “Take 5: Where Broadway Makes the List,” co-hosted by Serena Parrish (Not Even The Good Things), now available on Spotify!

This Friday, October 16th, Alyssa Emily Marvin (Trevor, Dream Street, Number the Stars) is performing in a ten-minute play during “Connections and Confrontations,” at 7pm PDT / 10pm EDT! Find out more on the Facebook event for the performance.

Kaden Amari Anderson (Caroline, Or Change) will perform in Shine Theatre Arts Project’s Virtual Duets tomorrow night at 7pm EDT! See the graphic below for more details:

Unicorn Jazz featured Jai Ram Srinivasan (A Christmas Carol) recently!

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Aside from his young age, Jai @jai.ram.srinivasan_official is a 9 year old child actor and singer who dreams big. He has some big accomplishments regardless of being diagnosed with cerebral palsy. A Broadway performer, actor, and singer, he began modeling at the age of five for @RunwayofDreams and @TommyHilfiger Adaptive. After those two gigs, Jai knew he wanted more. He has since modeled the children’s adaptive lines for Kohl’s and Appaman. He obtained a role during his first Broadway audition in which he was chosen to play Tiny Tim in “A Christmas Carol.” He looks forward to getting into the Broadway scene soon. Jai has a weakness in his left side due to his cerebral palsy that makes using his left hand and leg difficult. Furthermore, he has to wear a brace on his left leg and walks with a limp. Jai wants to be known for his advocating work towards other children with disabilities while paving the way to follow their dreams. His social media centers around showing parents of kids with cerebral palsy that their child’s dreams can be just as possible as his. Other than sports, Jai also enjoys rapping Broadway’s @hamiltonmusical with his friends and actively participates in voice lessons so that he may become a better singer and pursue a career as a musician. Read his full blog story feature at: https://unicornjazz.com/a-child-actor-dreams-big-regardless-of-cerebral-palsy/ His favorite sports player is @kingjames Tag us to be featured #UnicornJazz #TheThingIDOChallenge #TheThingIDo

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Finally, in case you missed it, here’s the St. Jude fundraiser livestream hosted by Anna Rae Haller (Frozen), Fiona Morgan Quinn (Frozen), and Delaney Quinn (Waitress)!

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Mavis Simpson-Ernst Appears on “What Would You Do?” Tonight, NEWSIES Alumni Perform “Seize the Day” Socially-Distanced, and more!

Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess) will appear on ABC’s “What Would You Do?” tonight!

Alumni of Newsies performed a socially-distanced rendition of “Seize the Day”! Watch the video on Playbill.com.

This week, Jesus Del Orden (Kinky Boots, The Lion King) will co-MC two upcoming Rybin Entertainment showcases with Kevin Chacón (Nickelodeon’s “Santiago of the Seas”) and Agatha Celleri (“Hustlers”)! Tune in to “Once Upon a Lost Land” HERE and about “Waiting for Peter Pan” HERE.

Watch Sami Bray’s (The Bedwetter, 1984) performance during one of Rising Talent Magazine’s recent online concerts!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Tina, The Lion King, Flying Over Sunset, and Trevor!




Broadway and Off-Broadway Alumni in A SIMPLER TIME on Tomorrow’s “Plays In The House: Teen Edition,” Sami Bray Organizing Benefit for COVID-19 Relief and St. Jude’s, and more!

Tomorrow, six Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni will perform online in A Simpler Time as part of “Plays In The House: Teen Edition”! The lineup includes Alexander Bello (Caroline, Or Change, The Rose Tattoo, All My Sons), Adriana Braganza (The King and I), Amaya Braganza (The King and I, Annie), Juli Rudetsky-Wesley (Unbroken Circle), Charlie Tassone (Frozen), and Jonah Verdon (Disaster!). Watch the livestream HERE tomorrow, also hosted by Juli Rudetsky-Wesley (Unbroken Circle)!

Sami Bray (The Bedwetter, 1984) is organizing a concert to benefit both The Actors Fund’s COVID-19 relief resources and St. Jude’s Hospital! The concert will be held on August 2nd. More details to come!

Emily Zimmerman (The Bedwetter) will take part in a benefit concert for Chicago’s theaters on August 9th! Get more details on ChicagoPlays.com.

Congratulations to Jacob Morrell (Shadowlands), who has booked a new movie called “Mongoose,” coming to Amazon Prime in November!

Watch this virtual cover of “Castle on a Cloud” with the actors who portrayed Little Cosette in the most recent Broadway revival of Les Miserables!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Flying Over Sunset, The Lion King, and Caroline, Or Change!





FLYING OVER SUNSET and THE MUSIC MAN Delayed to Spring 2021, Pictures from THE LION KING, and more

It was announced today that the Broadway productions of both Flying Over Sunset and The Music Man will be delayed to Spring 2021. Get more details about Flying Over Sunset on BroadwayWorld.com, and about The Music Man on Playbill.com.

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







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!





CULLUD WATTAH and Public Theater Summer Season Cancelled, “Ghostwriter” with Amadi Chapata Temporarily Available to Stream Free on AppleTV+, and more

Check out these Tony Awards throwbacks: the cast of Leap of Faith performing at the 2012 ceremony, and the casts of Pippin and Annie (with Jane Lynch) performing in 2013! #YoungBway10

The Public Theater has unfortunately cancelled their production of Cullud Wattah this summer, along with its summer programming through August 31st. Get more details on Playbill.com.

Now for a limited time, you can stream “Ghostwriter,” with Amadi Chapata (School of Rock), on AppleTV+ for free! Find out more in the Los Angeles Times.

“I Wish: The Roles That Could Have Been,” a 54 Below concert with Emerson Steele (Violet) and Nicholas Barasch (She Loves Me, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, West Side Story), will stream on April 22nd at 6:30pm EST! Get more information from the Times Square Chronicles.

Fabi Aguirre (Les Miserables, On Your Feet) appeared in her first Acapop! KIDS video: a cover of “Kids,” originally performed by One Republic!

Alumni Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables), Delilah Rose Pellow (Anastasia), and Nicole Scimeca (Anastasia) appeared in Rising Talent Magazine’s virtual concert today!

The cast of Flying Over Sunset had a Zoom party on what was their originally scheduled opening night! Check out these photos:

Here’s a brand new episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Makayla Joy Connolly (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and Luke Naphat (Trevor)!

Alyssa Emily Marvin (Trevor, Number the Stars, Dream Street) and her siblings took part in last night’s “Disney Family Singalong”! Check out this clip:

Tess Murphy (Waitress) appeared on NBC Nightly News this week!

Catherine Ashmore Bradley (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) live-streamed a concert on (YOUNG)’s Instagram account yesterday!

Thank you to Emma Grace Berardelli (White Christmas tour) and Emily Jewel Hoder (Les Miserables tour) for their messages for our 10th anniversary! #YoungBway10

And check out this throwback from the kids of The Lion King!

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE with Brandon Niederauer Re-Airs on NBC, Young Broadway 10th Anniversary Virtual Concert Tomorrow Night, and more!

Tonight, tune in to NBC to catch a rerun of Jesus Christ Superstar Live, with alum Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock)!

2019 was a significant year for us as Broadway welcomed Beetlejuice, a ground-breaking production of A Christmas Carol, then-16-year-old Andrew Barth Feldman in the title role of Dear Evan Hansen, and Pulitzer Prize finalist What the Constitution Means to Me! We’re looking forward to celebrating ten years of being online tomorrow night with our virtual concert. #YoungBway10

Photo Credit: Emilio Madrid

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice, Caroline, Or Change, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Flying Over Sunset, and The Bedwetter!






Mark Aguirre’s Birthday, Broadway to Remain Closed through June 7 and BEETLEJUICE Officially Closed, WHISPER HOUSE Cancels Off-Broadway Run at 59E59, and more

Happy belated birthday to Mark Aguirre (Trevor)! We hope you had a great day, Mark!

Broadway will remain closed through June 7th due to coronavirus. Find out more on Broadway.com.

This means that Beetlejuice has officially played its final performance at the Winter Garden Theatre. Producers are still considering a move to another theater, but final decisions won’t be made until Broadway reopens. Happy Trails to Presley Ryan and the company of Beetlejuice; we can’t wait to see what’s next for you. Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

For now, you can go inside a typical day at Beetlejuice with Presley, courtesy of Inside Edition! Presley also got a shout-out recently in New York Magazine.

Unfortunately, the Off-Broadway production of Whisper House at 59E59 Theaters has also been canceled. To Wyatt Cirbus and the rest of the team, we can’t wait to see what’s next for you. Take a look at footage from their final dress rehearsal:

And see what the cast had to say about working on this production on ExtendedPlay.TheCivilians.org!

The Drama Desk Awards have announced that they are going online and will remain on schedule. Get more information on Playbill.com.

Continuing our walk down memory lane, 2014 at Young Broadway Actor News saw productions of Violet and Les Miserables, as well as plays like Act One and Mothers and Sons!

In 2015, we had a jam-packed year, including welcoming Fun Home, School of Rock, Finding Neverland, and the recent revival of The King and I to Broadway!

In 2016, new shows like Waitress, Tuck Everlasting, and A Bronx Tale debuted, and Falsettos returned to Broadway!

Check back here tomorrow to find out the guests who will join our special 10th anniversary concert! #YoungBway10

Tonight, watch Caroline Basu (School of Rock) guest star on “Grey’s Anatomy”!

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It’s finally here!! Make sure to watch @greysabc this Thursday 4/9 @ 9EST/8CST to see me in the season finale! I feel so lucky to have gotten to film this amazing episode (directed by the fabulous @deborahmpratt ) right before Grey’s shut down production because of the coronavirus. 🦠 Thank you to @take3talent and @natashamatallanamarken for making this possible and to @shondarhimes and @therealdebbieallen for having me. It was such an honor to get to act with my TV dad @raoulbhaneja and @deedeemagnohallofficial and to meet @camillaluddington @richardfloodofficial and @ijessewilliams who were all so nice and welcoming. And, lastly, thanks to @legacyeffects for making a fake me. #greysanatomy #daya #seasonfinale #take3talent #abc

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Victoria Collett (Waitress) will recur on the latest season of “The Last O.G.,” which began earlier this week!

The Broadway production of Frozen is taking more video submissions from members of Actors’ Equity. Get more details HERE. If you are not a union member, you can submit for Young Anna and Young Elsa HERE.

The cast of Mrs. Doubtfire got together virtually on their original opening night date for a digital run-through of the show and a “faux-pening” celebration!

And they weren’t the only ones–the cast of Caroline, Or Change also held a virtual opening night party on their originally-scheduled opening night:

Check out new episodes of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor) below and on BroadwayWorld.com! One episode features Hayley Feinstein (Fiddler on the Roof, A Little Princess), Tori Feinstein (Matilda), Addison Valentino, and Daniel Dunlow; the other includes Kyla Carter (Number the Stars), Lily Brooks O’Briant, and Alexa Lasanta.

Also, Joshua Turchin will chat with Camp Broadway about his career so far, this Friday!

Here’s the schedule of online classes from Broadway Babysitters this week!

Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni including Sway Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street), Jordan Cole (School of Rock), Winter Donnelly (Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, Frozen), Kaylin Hedges (The Bedwetter, Kris Kringle), and Madison Elizabeth Lagares (School of Rock, On Your Feet) took part in Shine Theatre Arts Project’s recent virtual cabaret! Watch here:

Check out “Broadway Jackbox” with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) and the Evan Hansens of Broadway, the U.S. national tour, and the West End on BroadwayWorld.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Bedwetter, Trevor, Whisper House, Flying Over Sunset, and Tina!




Pictures and Videos from MRS. DOUBTFIRE, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, and more!

We’re continuing our look back today, in honor of Young Broadway Actor News’ 10th anniversary. In 2011, Broadway welcomed shows like Bonnie and Clyde, War Horse, Wonderland, and Priscilla Queen of the Desert! Check out these throwbacks in honor of #YoungBway10:

And check out these pictures and videos from the kids of Mrs. Doubtfire, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Caroline, Or Change, The Lion King, and Flying Over Sunset!