The five-night-long Creative Arts Emmy Awards begin tonight on Emmys.com! Good luck to this year’s nominees–especially those featuring our young Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni!
Voting is now open for the next round of BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage: Dance Edition competition! Be sure to vote for alum Kathryn Zimmer (Matilda) at this link!
Joshua Colley (Les Miserables, Newsies, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown) was one of the special guests during Jim Caruso’s Pajama Cast Party earlier tonight! Find out more HERE.
Kids of the Arts’ virtual production of A Knight at the Museum will stream on September 26th and 27th and will feature alumni Jonah Mussolino (Caroline, Or Change, A Bronx Tale), Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord), Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots), Suri Marrero (Frozen, The Lion King), Jordan Cole (School of Rock), and many more.
In case you missed it, here’s the newest episode of “Kyla’s Korner,” hosted by Kyla Carter (Number the Stars)!
Layla Capers (The Lion King, School of Rock) recently volunteered with CEBPA to give kids the backpacks and school supplies they need to start the school year strong!
Speaking of starting strong, we hope everyone has a safe and fun school year, no matter how you’re attending. Here’s how the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and The Bedwetter started the school year!
Lots of TV shows, specials, and movies featuring Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni were nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards this morning! Nominees featuring our alumni included “John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch,” “Little Fires Everywhere,” and more; check out the full list of nominations at Emmys.com.
Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Annabelle Wachtel (School of Rock), Parker Weathersbee, and Aubee Billie!
Here’s Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord) performing during Rising Talent Magazine’s concert for The Actors Fund!
“Mighty Oak,” with Gianna Harris (School of Rock), arrived on Amazon Prime and Apple TV+ today! Stream it now!
Brynn Williams (13, Bye Bye Birdie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, In My Life, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) took part in a virtual presentation of the musical Legendary earlier tonight, and will perform in Freedom Riders on July 10th, both as part of the Allen & Gray Musical Theater Festival, to raise money for BC/EFA and Broadway for Racial Justice! Get tickets on AllenAndGray.com.
Brynn will also be performing in an upcoming New Works Series stream from New York Theatre Barn on July 15th! Get more details on Playbill.com.
John Mulaney has announced that two “Sack Lunch Bunch” specials are heading to Comedy Central! Find out more on Variety.com.
Be sure to register for this week’s classes from Broadway Babysitters HERE!
And here are pictures from the kids of The Bedwetter and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!
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!
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!
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!
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!
REPHRASING BECAUSE MY FIRST TWEET WAS TERRIBLE We had so much fun last week at #BwayJackbox, we wanted to do it again! This time, all of our guests are from the Original Broadway Cast of DEH! And I LOVE THEM ALL VERY MUCH AND THEY ARE SO GOOD BE THERE https://t.co/tbkBlRhehi
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!
Enjoy this throwback to the cast of On Your Feet performing at the Tony Awards in 2016! #YoungBway10
Check out the newest episode of “The Early Night Show,” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) and featuring Sydney Chan (The King and I national tour, A Christmas Story national tour), Emily Jewel Hoder (Les Miserables national tour), and Amanda Kopelman!
Stars from The Prom, Waitress, and more played “Broadway Jackbox” with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) today!
Check out Jake Ryan Flynn (Mrs. Doubtfire) singing his own take on “Good Morning Baltimore” from Hairspray on BroadwayWorld.com!
And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Sing Street, The Bedwetter, and Trevor!
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