Bryan Holden Chan’s Birthday, Young Broadway/Kids On Tour 2020 Graduation Concert, and more!

Happy belated birthday to Bryan Holden Chan (The Lion King), who turned 12 last Saturday! We hope you had a great day, Bryan!

Special announcement! Young Broadway Actor News and Kids On Tour are producing a cabaret full of members of the Class of 2020 who are also Broadway, Off-Broadway, and tour alumni! Join us on June 19th at 5pm PST/8pm EST on our YouTube page. This is to benefit Feeding America and Brown Girls Do Ballet.

In addition to young performers from your favorite shows, we also want to include YOU – the fans! If you are graduating from high school or college this year, please DM us a selfie (preferably in your cap and gown, but no worries if not!) and tell us your name, where you’re graduating from, and where you’re heading next. Deadline for this is June 12th. We’ve had this in the works for a bit and we can’t wait to finally celebrate with all of you!

The Drama Desk Awards have been rescheduled for June 13th! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Congratulations to Jacob Morrell (Shadowlands), who has been cast in Fall Risk: The Musical, streaming live on YouTube on June 20th! Get more information HERE.

The “Sesame Street” special “When You Wish Upon A Pickle,” with Madeleine Pace (The Hard Problem, Once), is now streaming on Apple TV+ and Amazon Prime with an HBO GO or HBO Max account! Watch HERE.

Watch the cast of the York Theatre Company’s 2016 production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown reunite over Zoom!

Ally Veloudis is auctioning off Fun Home memorabilia to benefit the Louisville Community Bail Fund! Get more details:

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Donation Charity Auction! ⁣ ⁣ Hi friends! ⁣ ⁣ I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about all the ways I can actively help support the BLM movement. I’ve decided to hold a charity auction with some of my Broadway Collectors merchandise to raise money for the Louisville Community Bail Fund. Each week I will continue to post different merchandise and items I’ve collected over the years in support of a different charity. I know I have a ton of friends who would love the chance at these amazing items while being able to support such an important cause. So please bid, tag your friends, and let’s do everything we can as a Broadway Community to help support this movement. ⁣ ⁣ First up I’ve decided on this Fun Home lot, perfect for any Broadway fan or collector! ⁣ ⁣ Included: Original sealed Opening Night Playbill, Playbill and Poster both signed by Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Beth Malone, Emily Skeggs, and other cast members. Fun Home Broadway T-shirt (size Adult Small) and Fun Home Lights of Broadway trading cards. ⁣ ⁣ 100% of your bid will be directly donated to the Louisville Community Bail Fund and matched dollar for dollar by Lexington Fertility Center. ⁣ ⁣ Starting bid: $50⁣ Bids must be made in whole dollar amounts. ⁣ Soft end date: Wednesday, June 10th at 8pm est.⁣ ⁣ There must be no new bids for 5 minutes before auction can end. ⁣ ⁣ Place your bid in the comments and tag the person you are outbidding. ⁣ ⁣ Payment can be sent through PayPal or Venmo. Your donation plus matched payment receipt will be emailed after. #funhome #charityauction @funhomemusical #broadway ⁣

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And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King!




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!





“The Half of It” with Michael Nigro Now Streaming On Netflix, Maya Grace Fischbein Releases New Single, and more!

The Lucille Lortel Awards were announced tonight!

“The Half of It,” with Michael Nigro (The Sound of Music LIVE), is now streaming on Netflix!

Maya Grace Fischbein (Fun Home) has a new single out called “24 Hours”!

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LINK IN BIO 💙 I am SOexcited to finally to share my first single/song ever “24 Hours”. I co-wrote this beautiful song with my Dad and some very talented friends @scottymacband @bryankary “24 HOURS” is very close to my heart ♥️ and was brought to life in my home during this crazy quarantine 😄 The lyrics are inspired by some tough life experiences I went through and how I am trying to rise up and find a positive message. I hope “24 Hours” finds your heart and helps you through any tough times you are experiencing. We can all rise up and get through it! Music heals the heart and soul ♥️🙏🏻🎶 Link in BIO to hear the whole song #dontletasecondslipaway #24hours #musicislove #singer #songwriter #riseup

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Julia Morgan (Anastasia) live-streamed a concert from her home on (YOUNG)’s Instagram account today!

Kids from Frozen, The Lion King, Once, and more took part in Kids of the Arts’ virtual showcase today!

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





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!




Lucille Lortel Award Nominations Announced, Seattle Open Call for FROZEN and THE LION KING Canceled, and more

Thank you to everyone who made donations during our 10th Anniversary concert last night! We were able to raise more than $1,000 for The Actors Fund! #YoungBway10

The Lucille Lortel Award nominations were announced today, and several of our featured shows scored nominations! Congrats to all. See the full list on Playbill.com.

  • Outstanding Musical: The Secret Life of Bees at Atlantic Theater Company
  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play: The Pain of My Belligerence at Playwrights Horizons (Hamish Linklater)
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical: The Secret Life of Bees at Atlantic Theater Company (Eisa Davis)
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical: The Secret Life of Bees at Atlantic Theater Company (LaChanze)
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical: Sing Street at New York Theatre Workshop (Gus Halper)
  • Outstanding Scenic Design: Our Dear Dead Drug Lord at WP Theater (Yu-Hsuan Chen)
  • Outstanding Projection Design: Mojada at The Public Theater (Stephan Mazurek)
  • Outstanding Projection Design: Anatomy of a Suicide at Atlantic Theater Company (Hannah Wasileski)

The Seattle, WA, open call for Frozen and The Lion King has been canceled. To submit a video audition, click here.

Chloe Bryan (School of Rock) was live on the (YOUNG) Instagram account earlier today!

Also today, “Broadway Jackbox” with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) returned, featuring stars from SpongeBob, Head Over Heels, and more! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Tomorrow, join casting director Jen Rudin for a free session for young actors and their parents!

The Disney on Broadway concert, with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen), has been rescheduled and will stream this Friday, April 17th, at 7pm EST! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

And check out the class schedule for Broadway Babysitters Playhouse this week!

Scarlett Sher Joins WAITRESS, WAITING FOR GODOT Announces Auditions, and more!

Congratulations to Scarlett Sher who will make her Broadway debut as Lulu next week in Waitress alongside the previously announced Delaney Quinn!

Theatre for a New Audience will present an Off-Broadway production of Waiting for Godot in Spring 2020 and they are holding an EPA for all roles, including a role for a young actor! Please see this audition notice for more information. Are you a non-Equity performer who wishes to attend this Equity audition? Please see ActorsAesthetic.com for advice.

Make Believe opened last night! Check out pictures from opening night at Broadway World as well as below:

Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables) will bring Sounds from the Heart to Green Room 42 on August 25th at 2pm at Green Room 42! The lineup includes Broadway and tour alumni such as: Diego Lucano (School of Rock), Gianna Harris (School of Rock), Eli Tokash (Finding NeverlandMary Poppins), Nirvaan Paul (School of Rock), and Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King). Get tickets HERE.

The Public Theater has released new highlights from Mojada! Watch below:

 

 

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Rachel Resheff (ShrekBilly Elliot, et al.) has booked a new film called “Giving Birth to a Butterfly”! Check out behind-the-scenes pictures below:

 

 

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Kaylin Hedges (Kris Kringle) has been cast in Loch Ness in central New York at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse! The production will open this fall. Go to fingerlakesmtf.com for more information.

Brooke Timber (Ballyturk) is currently appearing in an ad campaign for The Children’s Place’s Back to School line! Get a peek at an ad below.

 

 

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And lastly, Elliana Walmsley (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) filmed a special video with Carnival Cruise Line and Dance Celebrity! Watch below:

 

 

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Aliya Ramey’s Birthday, MOJADA Extends through August 18, and more!

Happy belated birthday to Aliya “Jo” Ramey (The Lion King)! We hope you had a great day, Aliya!

Mojada has extended its run at the Public Theater through August 18th!

Congratulations to alum Maxwell Vice (Runaways), who will appear in the upcoming film adaptation of West Side Story!

The teens of Beetlejuice, What the Constitution Means to Me, and Dear Evan Hansen spoke to Playbill.com about what it’s like being on Broadway as a teenager!

Broadway alum Sam Poon (Macbeth, The King and I, Runaways) has released a new single called “ORANGE-ADE,” now on all streaming platforms!

The Broadway Star Project now has a podcast, co-hosted by Carly Gendell (School of Rock)!

The kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are collecting school supplies for those in need! Get more details here:

Check out these photos from the kids of Frozen!




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Photo Coverage from MOJADA Opening Night, “The Lion King” Out in Movie Theaters, and more!

Check out pictures from opening night of Mojada on TheaterMania.com!

The film remake of “The Lion King” is out in movie theaters today, with Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) reprising her Broadway role of Young Nala!

Congrats to Broadway alum Brooklyn Shuck (The Ferryman, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Tuck Everlasting, Les Miserables, Matilda, Annie), who guest starred on CBS’s “Instinct” last weekend!

In case you missed it, Frozen KIDS, Newsies Jr., and more are coming to MTI Jr.’s show catalog! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Winter Donnelly (Frozen) is featured in amNY! Read the article HERE.

Take a look at photo coverage from yesterday’s Broadway in Bryant Park concert on BroadwayWorld.com!

The cast album for Documentary Now’s “Co-op,” with Bobbi MacKenzie (School of Rock), is due out later this month! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Young Broadway Actor News founder Lindsay is in Calabasas, CA, seeing Hannah Nordberg (Little Miss Sunshine) in a production of Once Upon A Mattress tonight! Break a leg, Hannah!

And check out this photo from curtain call at The Secret Life of Bees!

“Stranger Things” Season 3 Out On Netflix as of Yesterday, Additionally Featuring Gabriella Pizzolo; Raghav Mehrotra to Appear on “Late Night with Seth Meyers”; and more!

We hope everyone had a great time celebrating the 4th of July yesterday!

As of yesterday, Season 3 of “Stranger Things” is now on Netflix! In addition to the previously announced Christopher Convery (Kinky Boots) and series regulars Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert), Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek), and Sadie Sink (Annie, The Audience), alum Gabriella Pizzolo (Fun Home, Matilda) also appears on this season!

Tune in to “Late Night with Seth Meyers” to see Raghav Mehrotra (School of Rock) sit in with the 8G Band from July 15-18!

Check out production photos from Mojada at the Public Theater on TheaterMania.com!

Broadway alum and “Stranger Things” star Caleb McLaughlin is releasing original music! Find out more in his interview with WWD.

Jenna Weir (Frozen) has finished filming a new Hallmark movie, due to arrive around the holidays!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, The Lion King, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Ferryman, Frozen, and “(YOUNG)” at The Green Room 42!












Christopher Convery to Appear on “Stranger Things” Season 3, WAITRESS Becomes the Longest-Running Show at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, and more!

Christopher Convery (Kinky Boots) will appear in the third season of “Stranger Things,” arriving tomorrow on Netflix! The show also stars alumni Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek), and Sadie Sink (Annie, The Audience).

Congrats to Waitress, which recently became the longest-running show at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

The upcoming Broadway production of Betrayal is holding an Equity Principal Audition for girls around age 4! Get audition information HERE and advice for attending an Equity audition as a non-Equity performer HERE.

Will Meyers (Generation Me) has been cast in Scotland, PA Off-Broadway! Get more details on Broadway.com.

Here’s the trailer for Mojada at the Public Theater!

ABC recently announced the season premiere date for “Single Parents” and the series premiere date for “Mixed-ish”! Season 2 of “Single Parents,” which features alumni Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots) and Tyler Wladis (A Christmas Story Live), will premiere on September 25th. The first season of “Mixed-ish,” with alum Arica Himmel (The Layover), will premiere on September 24th!

Congratulations to Broadway alum Emma Rowley (Gypsy, Bye Bye Birdie), who got engaged earlier this week!

And here are pictures from the kids of What the Constitution Means to Me and The Ferryman!