Shahadi Wright Joseph and Chinua Baraka Payne in Virtual Reading of JOE TURNER’S COME AND GONE, Sophia Anne Caruso in “The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues,” and more!

Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) and Chinua Baraka Payne (Caroline, Or Change, The Lion King) took part in a free virtual reading of Joe Turner’s Come and Gone today on YouTube and Facebook!

Sophia Anne Caruso (Beetlejuice, Blackbird, Lazarus, The Nether, Runaways, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!) participated in the live-streamed event “The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues” on Instagram earlier tonight! Find out more on Playbill.com.

“Love Life” arrived on HBO Max today, with guest appearances from Broadway alumni Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie), Katie Grober (Waitress), and Alexa Shae Niziak (Matilda, A Christmas Story, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Women Without Men, The Mother of Invention, The Thing With Feathers)!

Vote for Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) and Amanda Swickle (Tink!) so they can advance to the Top 10 in BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage competition!

CBS New York featured Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) recently! Watch HERE or below:

Also, check out the newest episode of “The Early Night Show,” which recently launched its third season! This episode features Anthony Gianni, Elle Cohen, Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Alexa Lasanta, Olivia DeAmicis, and Luke Naphat (Trevor)!

Here’s the new trailer for the upcoming movie “Mighty Oak,” with Gianna Harris (School of Rock)!

This Saturday, Off-Broadway alum Jacob Morrell (Shadowlands) will take part in the second “Sunshine Songs” concert hosted by Laura Benanti! More details to come.

Finally, see this post for information on how to sign up for casting director Jen Rudin’s three-day monologue intensive!

FROZEN Will Not Return To Broadway Following Shutdown, Andrew Barth Feldman On “The Nothing Podcast with Nobody Important,” and more

Frozen will not return to Broadway following the current shutdown. Happy Trails to Suri Marrero, Anna Rae Haller, Charlie Tassone, Fiona Morgan Quinn, alum Ellen Marlow (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), and the rest of the company. We can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) stopped by “The Nothing Podcast with Nobody Important” recently!

Tomorrow, catch Makayla Joy Connolly (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Walter Russell III (The Lion King), and Taylor Paige Henderson (The Bedwetter) in Rising Talent Mag’s concert for The Actors Fund at 10:30am ET!

Carly Gold (The Ferryman) took over (YOUNG)’s Instagram story today to stream a concert live from her living room!

Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Jennifer Blood and Ava Locknar!

And here are videos from the kids of Mrs. Doubtfire, Trevor, and more!





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!




Camille De La Cruz Joins THE BEDWETTER, ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME Chicago Preview Cancelled, and more

Congratulations to Camille De La Cruz (School of Rock tour), who has joined the cast of The Bedwetter!

Cancelled:

  • The Chicago preview of Once Upon A One More Time.

Postponed:

  • “Now and Then,” originally scheduled to play 54 Below tomorrow night. Please keep an eye out for a new date!

Samuel Li Weintraub (Miss Saigon) has been cast in South Pacific at Goodspeed Opera House! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Avery Sell (Mrs. Doubtfire) and Atticus Ware (Flying Over Sunset) will celebrate their Broadway debuts in May at 54 Below! Find out more HERE.

Once is now available for licensing! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Noah Baird (Matilda, A Christmas Story Live) will sing during “Cabaret for Consciousness” in Encinitas, CA, on April 6th!

Laila Drew (Generation Me) guest-starred on this week’s episode of “FBI: Most Wanted”!

And check out this video from Beetlejuice!

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!
















Ryan Buggle’s Birthday, Gabriel Amoroso and Malcolm Fuller to Join HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, and more!

Happy belated birthday to Ryan Buggle (The Inheritance)! We hope you had a great day, Ryan!

Congratulations to Gabriel Amoroso (currently appearing in Medea at BAM) and Malcolm Fuller, who will both make their Broadway debuts in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child this spring!

Here’s the trailer for the new animated feature “Ne Zha,” with Jordan Cole (School of Rock), now playing in select theaters!

Young Broadway Actor News founder Lindsay got to hang out with alum Victoria Collett (Waitress), along with her sister Francesca and mom Michele, at Bibble & Sip last week!

Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) has joined Andrew Barth Feldman’s (Dear Evan Hansen) “SW: A New(sical) Hope,” happening at 54 Below this Sunday! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Kimber Tai Monroe (South Pacific) appeared in a Super Bowl commercial with “Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness! Watch below:

You could win $5 tickets to see Unknown Soldier at Playwrights Horizons! Get more information:

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Enter our #LiveForFive lottery for a chance to buy two $5 tickets to our first preview of Daniel Goldstein and Michael Friedman’s #UnknownSoldierPH on February 14. See below how to enter! … HOW TO ENTER 1) Like this photo ❤️ 2) Follow @phnyc 👉 3) Tag a friend 👫 4) Extra tags count as extra entries, but each friend must be tagged in a separate comment 👥 5) All entries must be in by Thursday, Feb 6 at noon DETAILS Enter for a chance to purchase up to two $5 tickets to the first preview of Unknown Soldier on Friday, February 14 at 8 PM. Entries will be accepted until Thursday, February 6. Winners of the lottery will receive a DM on Thursday, February 6 with instructions on how to book their tickets. One or two tickets may be purchased for $5 each. Unclaimed tickets will be offered to a limited standby list beginning Friday, February 7 on a first-come, first-served basis. … Good luck!

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Ryder Koehle (The Ferryman) modeled for Little Me!

Chinua Baraka Payne (Caroline, Or Change) is the new voice for Lil Dez in a video for Nike!

“Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” a new film with Talia Ryder (Matilda), will arrive in theaters on March 13th! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Forbidden Broadway, Beetlejuice, BroadwayCon 2020, Frozen, Medea, The Inheritance, Tina, and Sing Street!

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Andrew Barth Feldman Departs DEAR EVAN HANSEN, SING STREET Closes Off-Broadway, and more!

Happy Trails to Andrew Barth Feldman, who played his final performance as the title role in Dear Evan Hansen tonight!

Happy Trails as well to Max William Bartos, alum Sam Poon (Runaways, Macbeth, The King and I), and the company of Sing Street, which closes its Off-Broadway run at New York Theatre Workshop tonight! Catch it on Broadway this spring!

Today was the last day of BroadwayCon, and these Broadway and Off-Broadway kids and alumni were in attendance:

Kids from Waitress, School of Rock, and more are singing at The Green Room 42 tonight to benefit Australia! Get more details HERE.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Flying Over Sunset, Frozen, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!





“David Makes Man” with Nathaniel McIntyre and Teshi Thomas Renewed for Second Season, Broadway Star Project’s Holiday Playlist Tomorrow, and more!

“David Makes Man,” with Nathaniel McIntyre (The Lion King) and Teshi Thomas (The Lion King), has been renewed for a second season! Get more details on Deadline.com.

Get your tickets to see lots of Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni in Broadway Star Project’s Holiday Playlist concert tomorrow!

Eila Francis (Dream Street) has been cast as Ti Moune in Once On This Island Jr. at JCC MetroWest in West Orange, NJ! Get more details HERE.

Get in the holiday spirit with the cast of Dear Evan Hansen on Playbill.com!

“Regulation,” a new short film with Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie), is now streaming on Dust and YouTube! Watch it below:

Broadway alum Julian Silva (The Lion King) has booked another commercial!

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Thank you @ddokids. This secret spot booking is a big one. The best team ever, @ddoartists @aprilbakertalentmanager @stagecoachentertainment. Thank you all for your hard work. . . #Repost @ddokids with @get_repost ・・・ Congrats to what might be our final round of commercial bookers for 2019 (but who knows, we still have a few days left!) 📆 . Fiona & Enzo booked an internet spot 💻 Julian booked a secret spot 🤫 Cece booked an insurance spot 🏡 Areli, Emjay & Ali all booked car spots 🚘 and Ali also booked a home improvement spot 🔨 . Thank you for an incredible year! We already have some bookings for 2020 that we’re excited to announce 🎬🎉 • • #ddokids #thatssoddo #ddomg #ddo #ddoartists #commercial #print #models #actor #kidactor #network #booking #tv #film #setlife #actorlife #proudagents #hollywood #la #nyc #chicago @kidsontourofficial @youngbwaynews @younghollywood

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And here are pictures from the kids of Waitress!




Andrew Barth Feldman to Depart DEAR EVAN HANSEN in January, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY to Move to the York Theatre Company, and more!

Andrew Barth Feldman will play his final performance of Dear Evan Hansen on January 26th. Go see him before then if you can!

Forbidden Broadway will move to the York Theatre Company! Get more details HERE.

What the Constitution Means to Me and The Inheritance made Time’s Best Theater Performances of 2019 list, while Make Believe was included on The New York Times’s Best Theater of 2019 list!

Watch Kylie Kuioka (Panama Hattie) sing “Not for the Life of Me” at “Switched!” at 54 Below:

Here’s Joshua Turchin (Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) and Ellie Kim (School of Rock, Dream Street) singing “Suddenly Seymour” at “Switched!” at 54 Below:

Congrats to Lily Buchanan (The Underlying Chris), who appeared on a recent episode of the TV series “Tricked”!

Earlier this week, Presley Ryan performed “Say My Name” and “Dead Mom” with her Beetlejuice castmates at Broadway Under the Stars, a free event at The Shops at Columbus Circle!

YBAN has created a playlist of holiday songs from musicals like Elf and A Christmas Story, tracks from “Carols for a Cure” and “The Holiday Star Experience,” and singles/EPs released by the kids of Broadway and Off-Broadway! We’ll be updating it throughout the season. Give a listen HERE!

“Sunny Side Up,” with Nia Sioux (Trip of Love), has arrived on Brat TV!

Congrats to Dayton Tavares (Billy Elliot), who has been cast in Magic Mike Live, which will open in Melbourne in May 2020 and then tour through Australia!

Here’s a sneak peek of Suri Marrero (Frozen) in “John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch”!

The Seattle run of Mrs. Doubtfire has extended through January 4th! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

Emerson Steele (Violet) is producing a show at 54 Below called “I Am Woman”! It will take place on February 23rd. Get tickets HERE!

Sophia Anne Caruso (Beetlejuice) is on the cover of Visual Tales Magazine!

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The newest episode of the podcast “Little Known Facts” features Ella Rubin (The Rose Tattoo)! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Here’s a peek at “Clifford the Big Red Dog,” with alum Jenna Weir (Frozen), coming to Amazon Prime on December 6th and PBS Kids on December 7th!

Madison Elizabeth Lagares (School of Rock, On Your Feet) sang the National Anthem for a recent Knicks game over the weekend!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Dear Evan Hansen, Frozen, A Christmas Carol, and Radio City Christmas Spectacular!