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!





Andrew Barth Feldman to Host Roger Rees Awards Online, Ben Cook to Teach Online Dance Workshop with Dan DeLuca and Broadway Star Project, and more!

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) will co-host the online presentation of the Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Ben Cook (Ragtime, Billy Elliot) will teach a dance workshop alongside Dan DeLuca, presented by the Broadway Star Project! Check out the Facebook event HERE.

Here’s Artyon Celestine (A Christmas Story Live) in a commercial for “World of Dance”!

Season 1 of “The Paper Girls Show,” with Sofia Roma Rubino (School of Rock, Matilda), has arrived on YouTube!

Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) was recently featured on NBC 6 in South Florida for his series “The Early Night Show”!

Watch the entire “Sunshine Songs” concert here, with kids from Miss Saigon, On Your Feet, and more!

And here’s a new production photo from Mrs. Doubtfire!

Young Broadway’s 10th Anniversary Virtual Concert Streams on YouTube, New Episode of Joshua Turchin’s “The Early Night Show,” and more!

Tonight, we are celebrating 10 years online with a benefit concert for The Actors Fund! There is an incredible lineup of performers, and their performances in the concert earlier tonight are already available on our YouTube channel. Watch HERE, and be sure to donate to The Actors Fund and Actors’ Equity’s Curtain Up Fund HERE, or on Facebook!

We’re also reflecting on 2020 so far and what’s to come, including Mrs. Doubtfire, Sing Street, Caroline, Or Change, and Trevor!

The newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) is now available on BroadwayWorld.com, featuring Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables), Christian Harmston, and Alex Vacchiano!

Winter Donnelly (Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, Frozen) live-streamed a concert on (YOUNG)’s Instagram account today!

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




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!






Walter Russell III Collecting Essential Goods for the Homeless, Delaney Quinn on Nick Jr., and more!

Walter Russell III (The Lion King) is collecting essential goods for the homeless during the COVID-19 outbreak. See how you can help:

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Help us care for NYC like we care for ourselves!!! 1/10 NYC Public School Students Are Homeless. More than 114,000 children need your help today! My friends had the brilliant idea to send canned goods, can openers and hygiene kits (toiletries & first aid supplies)  to kids in need around our city who live in homeless shelters or are struggling to stock up in this time of need. Any amount helps! Kits for Kids – caring for NYC children https://www.gofundme.com/f/kits-for-kids-caring-for-nyc-children?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet #YoungSimba #actor #dancer #singer #Kits4Kids #StongerTogether #HakunaMatata #VisionBoard2020 . . . #theatrekid #musicaltheatre #actor #singer #dancer #childactor #NYCstrong #Homeless #NYCschools

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Delaney Quinn (Waitress) played “Are You Smarter Than A Preschooler?” with Nick Jr.!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Sing Street and Mrs. Doubtfire!

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:

Photo Credit: Playwrights Horizons

Photo Credit: Hunter Canning

Zoe Glick’s Birthday, UNKNOWN SOLDIER Opens at Playwrights Horizons, MRS. DOUBTFIRE Begins Broadway Previews, and more!

Happy birthday to Zoe Glick (Unknown Soldier, The Bedwetter)! We hope you had a great day, Zoe! Also, happy opening to Zoe and the company of Unknown Soldier at Playwrights Horizons! Break a leg to all!

Break a leg to the cast of Mrs. Doubtfire on their first Broadway preview tonight!

Growing Up Broadway will present “Now and Then” at 54 Below this Sunday! The event will feature Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni Dara Paige Bloomfield (Ragtime), Catherine Ashmore Bradley (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Will Coombs (A Bronx Tale, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Ferryman), Jonathan Demar (A Christmas Carol), Katherine Leigh Doherty (Mary Poppins, A Little Night Music), Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord), Bonale Fambrini (The King and I, Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Bret Fox (A Christmas Carol), Gabby Gutierrez (School of Rock), Melody Hollis (White Christmas), Annabelle Kempf (Billy Elliot), Emily Klein (Parade), Cassidy Ladden (Annie, Annie Get Your Gun), Joey LaVarco (13), Eliza Holland Madore (Once, Matilda), Bella May Mordus (The Ferryman, Make Believe), Jaclyn Neidenthal (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Evan Jay Newman (Les Miserables, The Capeman, A Christmas Carol), Kara Oates (Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins), Olivia Oguma (A Christmas Carol), Hayley Podschun (The Sound of Music), Eric A. Walker Jr. (Kinky Boots), Brynn Williams (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, In My Life, 13, Bye Bye Birdie), and more. Get tickets HERE!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Unknown Soldier, Mrs. Doubtfire, Trevor, and Frozen!

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MEDEA Closes at BAM, Presley Ryan to Depart BEETLEJUICE This Month, and more!

Happy Trails to the company of Medea at BAM! We can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you!

Presley Ryan will depart Beetlejuice on March 29th. Go see her before then if you can! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Mrs. Doubtfire will offer digital rush tickets! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

“From Dreams to Broadway” featured performances by kids from Forbidden Broadway, School of Rock, and more!

You can hear the voice of Catherine Ashmore Bradley (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) on the Noggin app when you play the “Super Silly Surprise Party” game!

Here’s a new trailer for “Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” with Talia Ryder (Matilda), arriving in New York City and Los Angeles on March 13th and everywhere on April 3rd!

Deandre Sevon (Runaways, Mother Courage and Her Children) has released a new single called “Wonderland”!

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
















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!