ANNIE Panel with Cabaret for a Cause Rescheduled, Laura Benanti Seeking Teens for HBO Max Series, and more!

Cabaret for a Cause’s Annie panel has been rescheduled for June 17th at 8pm EST on their Facebook page! In the meantime, watch the full Fun Home Q&A that they hosted:

Laura Benanti is seeking teens ages 15-18 for a new series on HBO Max! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Also for teens, in this case ages 12-16: there is another workshop of the new musical Pitch In set for next week! Register HERE.

Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord) has formed a band with her brother called Muo Duo, and they just released a new single titled “Digital Island Resort”! Stream it HERE.

Watch a throwback to the New York City Center cast of Runaways performing at the 2016 Broadway for Black Lives Matter concert on Playbill.com!

Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) stopped by The Stage Door Show recently!

Also, check out the newest episode of Joshua’s series “The Early Night Show,” featuring Michael Orland, Sami Bray (The Bedwetter, 1984), and Ariela Rozentul!

Finally, while her school’s production of Bring It On was cancelled, Tyrah Skye Odoms (Annie) was able to perform a virtual edition of it! Watch this clip:

TINA, THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES, and More Nominated for Antonyo Awards; Young Broadway’s List of Anti-Racism Resources, and more!

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!




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!




Zoe Glick Cast in UNKNOWN SOLDIER at Playwrights Horizons, Best Broadway Plays and Musicals of the Decade Lists from TheaterMania, and more!

Zoe Glick (Frozen) has been cast in the upcoming Off-Broadway production of Unknown Soldier at Playwrights Horizons! Read the full cast announcement HERE.

Congrats to Waitress, Once, and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, which made it onto TheaterMania’s top 10 Broadway musicals of the decade list; and to What the Constitution Means to Me, The Ferryman, and The Inheritance, which made it onto TheaterMania’s top 10 Broadway plays of the decade list!

Also, congratulations to Kinky Boots and The Lion King, which are both among the highest-grossing Broadway shows of the decade! Check out the full list on Playbill.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Sing Street, A Christmas Carol, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and Waitress, as well as Young Broadway Actor News’ Top 9 Instagram posts of 2019!









Ava Briglia Cast in Atlantic Theater Company’s ANATOMY OF A SUICIDE, MRS. DOUBTFIRE Cast to Perform at BroadwayCon, and more!

Congratulations to Ava Briglia (The Ferryman, School of Rock, Matilda), who has been cast in Atlantic Theater Company’s Anatomy of a Suicide! Get more details on Playbill.com.

The cast of Mrs. Doubtfire will perform at BroadwayCon! More details to come.

Fun Home and The Ferryman landed on another Top 10 New York Theater of the Decade list!

Congrats to Delilah Rose Pellow (Anastasia), who will play Small Alison in Fun Home at Kansas City Repertory Theatre! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

This week, you can see Oscar Williams (Fun Home) in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead this weekend at Vermont Stage in Burlington, VT! Get tickets HERE.

Artyon Celestine (A Christmas Story Live) recently appeared on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” alongside Mariah Carey!

You can hear the voice of Broadway alum Luca Padovan (Marvin’s Room, School of Rock, Newsies) on “The Rocketeer” on Disney Junior!

Here’s a look at the upcoming film “The Last Thing Mary Saw,” featuring Eli Rayman (The Winter’s Tale)!

Sophie Knapp (Once, Dream Street, A Little Princess) will sing the National Anthem for the New York Rangers this weekend!

Laurissa “Lala” Romain (South Pacific) has joined the previously announced Julia Nightingale (Generation Me) in The 8th at The Secret Theatre in January 2020!

YBAN founder Lindsay went “Into the Unknown” last night to catch Mattea Conforti (Frozen, Sunday in the Park with George, Matilda) in “Frozen 2”! Great job, Mattea!

Nia Sioux (Trip of Love) has launched a line of colorful hair extensions called Hair Candy!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of “John Mulaney and The Sack Lunch Bunch,” Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and Waitress!

Winter Donnelly Joins OUR DEAR DEAD DRUG LORD, Robert Montano and Eric Sebek to Perform at Broadway Sessions, and more!

Congratulations to Winter Donnelly (Frozen), who has joined the cast of Our Dear Dead Drug Lord Off-Broadway!

Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) and Eric Sebek (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) will perform at Broadway Sessions this Thursday night!

Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King) will appear alongside the many previously announced alumni in “John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch”! Here’s a new promo:

A Christmas Carol has broken box office records at the Lyceum Theatre! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com. Also, check out the NBC Nightly News segment about Sebastian Ortiz and Jai Ram Srinivasan!

Check out pictures of Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) recording for Carols For A Cure on BroadwayWorld.com, and check out a peek at the track here:

Check out pictures of Sophia Anne Caruso (Beetlejuice) teaching an audition master class with A Class Act NY!

Beetlejuice, Betrayal, and What the Constitution Means to Me are included in Entertainment Weekly’s Best Stage Shows of 2019 list!

Fun Home, The Scottsboro Boys, and The Piano Lesson are among The Hollywood Reporter’s Best New York Theater of the Decade!

Layla Capers (The Lion King) and Antonio Watson (Tina) performed with Spotlight Kidz before the 5pm performance of Radio City Christmas Spectacular yesterday! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Julia Nightingale (Generation Me) has been cast The 8th at The Secret Theatre from January 7-18 in Long Island City! Get tickets HERE.

Yesterday was The Actors Fund presentation of Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol with Finn Douglas (The Costume [Inner Voices], Radio City Christmas Spectacular)!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice and the recent Pillows for Paws event with Cabaret for a Cause!

THE FERRYMAN Recoups Investment, Promotional Photos of THE LION KING Film with Shahadi Wright Joseph, and more!

Congrats to The Ferryman, which recouped its investment just before closing!

The film remake of “The Lion King” hits theaters in 11 days! Check out Broadway alum Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) in these new promotional photos:

Videos from the most recent “(YOUNG)” are now up on YouTube! Check them out HERE.

Victoria Collett (Waitress) has been added to Kids of the Arts’ A Little Princess, playing in New York City this August! Get tickets HERE.

Hannah Nordberg (Little Miss Sunshine) is playing Princess Winnifred in Once Upon A Mattress in Calabasas, CA, from July 19-21! Get tickets HERE.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Ladyship and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!





THE FERRYMAN Closes on Broadway, Mattea Conforti on “NOS4A2” Tonight, and more!

Happy Trails to the company of The Ferryman! Congrats on a great run; we can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you.

Tonight, Mattea Conforti (Frozen, Sunday in the Park with George, Matilda) will appear on “NOS4A2” at 10pm on AMC!

Victoria Collett (Waitress) can be seen in a recurring role on “City on a Hill,” produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon!

Young Broadway Actor News founder Lindsay got to hang out with alum GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda) and her mom Joanne in Los Angeles today, fresh off of filming Season 8 of “Dance Moms”! We can’t wait to see all that’s in store for the both of them. Thanks for the fun day!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Ferryman, Waitress, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!






Ariana Perlson in PIPPIN, MAMMA MIA, and BONNIE & CLYDE at Summer Repertory Theater; Gaten Matarazzo’s Band WORK IN PROGRESS Releases New Music; and more!

Ariana Perlson (A Little Princess) is performing in Pippin, Mamma Mia, and Bonnie & Clyde as part of Summer Repertory Theater’s 2019 season! Get tickets HERE.

Gaten Matarazzo‘s (Les Miserables, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert) band, Work in Progress, just released brand new music!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Ferryman and Ladyship!








“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!