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!




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!




Goodbye Message from FINDING NEVERLAND, Gabby Gutierrez on for Katie in SCHOOL OF ROCK, and more!

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Check out this 23-minute long goodbye message from Finding Neverland!

Also, here’s video of the show’s last curtain call!

Gabby Gutierrez is on for Katie in School of Rock tonight! Break a leg, Gabby!

See Anthony Rosenthal at his first day of Falsettos rehearsal on Broadway.com!

In case you missed it, here’s Sophia Gennusa (Matilda, Doctor Zhivago) singing the National Anthem!

Parents! Is your kid dreaming about a Broadway career? Lauren Hirsh and Becky Cherlin Baird are hosting a workshop to discuss the reality of a child’s Broadway career and how it affects the family. Reserve your space by Sept. 1st HERE!

The Cabaret for a Cause kids will perform again at the 92Y Street Festival! Find out more:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Les Miserables, On Your Feet, Finding Neverland, and Fun Home!

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FINDING NEVERLAND Closes, Gaten Matarazzo Featured on BroadwayWorld, and more!

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Happy trails to the company of Finding Neverland! We can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you!

Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) is featured on BroadwayWorld! Read the article HERE.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Les Miserables, School of Rock, Matilda, Kinky Boots, Waitress, On Your Feet, and The Lion King!

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“Pete’s Dragon” Out In Theaters Today, Isaiah D. Negron in “The Get Down” on Netflix, and more!

“Pete’s Dragon,” featuring Oona Laurence (Matilda) hits theaters today! Congrats to Oona and her castmates!

Me riding Elliot at the Pete's Dragon World Premiere! Go see this wonderful movie in theaters this Friday🐉💚

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Isaiah D. Negron (The Lion King) will appear in the first three episodes of the new Netflix series “The Get Down,” released today! Watch it HERE.

Check out pictures from this week’s Broadway in Bryant Park, which included the cast of Ruthless!, on Playbill.com!

Read an interview with Mimi and Talia Ryder‘s mom about their work in Matilda on Playbill.com!

Win tickets to see Les Miserables before it closes next month! Get the details HERE.

Former Broadway child actors will perform at 54 Below in early 2017! Lineup to be announced. Get more information on 54Below.com!

Congratulations to Sean Reda (Les Miserables, Radio City Christmas Spectacular) and Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story) on their voiceover bookings! Find out more:

Maddox Elliot (Dream Street) has booked the role of Young Aaron in a short film called “The Indivisibility of Blood,” and he is on hold for an episode of “Investigation Discovery”! Congrats! Get more information about his roles below, and check out a commercial that Maddox and his brother Hayden did for Chevrolet!

Chevrolet FC – The Biggest Fans from Silvermine Productions on Vimeo.

Check out this video of Douglas Baldeo (Kinky Boots) speaking to Actors Connection students!

Congrats to Brett Gray (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), who just finished filming “Tale of Four”! Find out more:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Finding Neverland, Les Miserables, and School of Rock!


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FALSETTOS and A DAY BY THE SEA Casting, ANASTASIA Coming to Broadway April 2017, and more!

Congratulations to Anthony Rosenthal (Newsies tour), who will make his Broadway debut in Falsettos! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Congratulations to Kylie McVey and Athan Sporek (Les Miserables), who have joined the cast of A Day By the Sea at the Mint Theater Company! Find out more on MintTheater.org.

Anastasia will open on Broadway in April 2017! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

Hayden Wall (School of Rock, Soul Doctor) appeared on “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” over the weekend! Watch below:

Matilda, Motown, Finding Neverland, Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables, Waitress, Kinky Boots, Fun Home, and Ruthless! will perform at Broadway in Bryant Park this summer! Get more details on Playbill.com.

The cast of Fun Home celebrated Pride over the weekend! Check out photos on Playbill.com.

Congratulations to the kids who performed in Broadway Kids for Orlando! Our alumni who participated include Ripley Sobo (Runaways, Matilda, Once), Frenie Acoba (Runaways, Matilda), Zachary Brod (Dream Street, On A Stool At The End of a Bar), Taylor Caldwell (Runaways, School of Rock), Maddox Elliot (Dream Street), Tori Feinstein (Matilda, How the Grinch Stole Christmas), Luka Kain (South Pacific), Marquise Neal (Dream Street, Kinky Boots), Kara Oates (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot), William Poon (The King and I), Sam Poon (Runaways, The King and I, Macbeth), Rachel Resheff (Fish in the Dark, The People in the Picture, Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, Shrek), Brooklyn Shuck (Les Miserables, Tuck Everlasting, Matilda, Annie), and Chris Sumpter (Runaways, Matilda).

Tre Jones (The Lion King) does the Trillionaire Tag in the video below:

Tonight was Kids of the Arts’ Love is Love event at the Triad! It featured YBAN alumni Neil McCaffrey (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, Bye Bye Birdie), Frenie Acoba (Runaways, Matilda), Taylor Caldwell (Runaways, School of Rock), Olivia Chun (The King and I), Elizabeth Crawford (Tuck Everlasting), Meg Donnelly (The Sound of Music LIVE), Adam Dorfman (A Little Princess), Christie Kim (The King and I), Sophie Knapp (Dream Street, Once, A Little Princess), David Gabriel Lerner (Mary Poppins), Tori Murray (Ruthless!), Marquise Neal (Dream Street, Kinky Boots), Michael Nigro (The Sound of Music LIVE), Devynn Pedell (Mary Poppins), Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King), Sadie Seelert (A Little Princess), Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story), Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess), Ava Ulloa (Matilda), Violet Young (Number the Stars), and Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home, A Little Princess), who will make a special appearance to sing “Ring of Keys.” Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Watch the trailer for “The New Edition Story,” featuring Jahi Diallo Winston (The Lion King) and Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek), on Bet.com!

Tori Murray (Ruthless!) returns to 54 Below on July 14th! Find out more on 54Below.com.

Get your tickets for Cabaret for a Cause, which will feature alumni Nia Sioux (Trip of Love), Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home, A Little Princess), Ava Briglia (Matilda), Beada Briglia (Matilda), Lilyana Cornell (Les Miserables), Ava DeMary (Matilda, Billy Elliot, Evita), Cole Alex Edelstein (Matilda), Maya Grace Fischbein (Fun Home), Sophia Gennusa (Doctor Zhivago, Matilda), Abbey Rose Gould (A Little Princess), Evan Gray (Matilda), Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables), Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda), Zell Steele Morrow (Fun Home), Brooklyn Nelson (Matilda), Taylor Richardson (Smokefall, Annie, A Christmas Memory), David Rosenthal (Matilda), Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess), Mckayla Twiggs (Les Miserables, Once), and Corinne Wilson (School of Rock). Find out more in the Facebook post below:

And here are pictures from the kids of Broadway Kids for Orlando, Fiddler on the Roof, The King and I, On Your Feet, New York Spectacular, The Lion King, A Day By the Sea, Fun Home, and School of Rock!


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SOUL DOCTOR To Close, Eden Duncan-Smith Reflects on MLK, and more!

Soul Doctor will close Off-Broadway, with its final performance on Sunday, January 25, 2015, at 2:00 pm. Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

 

Eden Duncan-Smith (The Lion King, Fences) reflected on Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy on PIX11 today with other teenagers. Check out the video at Pix11.com!

Check out lots of awesome pictures from Motown‘s closing night on BroadwayWorld.com!

Also, check out Nathaniel Cullors‘s (Motown) Facebook page for lots of pictures from Motown‘s closing night!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Motown, Matilda, and The Nether!


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THE LION KING Cast Changes, LIBERTY Cast Album, and more!

Nathaniel Logan McIntyre Nathaniel Logan McIntyre has departed The Lion King. Making his Broadway debut tonight is Jahi Winston. Happy Trails, Nathaniel and break a leg, Jahi!

Liberty could possibly get a cast album! They are raising funds at IndieGoGo to make a cast album. The campaign ends in 5 days. Go donate HERE!

The kids of Broadway, including Matilda, Once, and Fun Home, were interviewed by Playbill.com about what they want for Christmas. Read the precious article HERE.

Pictures from opening night of Soul Doctor can be found at their FB fan page!

Katherine McNamara (A Little Night Music) has a few movies coming up! On December 27th at 8pm on Lifetime, you can catch her in “A Wife’s Nightmare”. Additionally, it was recently announced that she will co-star in “The Maze Runner 2” and “Indiscretion”. Way to go, Kat!

Hannah Nordberg (Little Miss Sunshine) made DaySoapConfidential’s Top 10 Best Soap Opera Newcomers of 2014! Read the full list HERE.

Ruthless! and A Raisin in the Sun both made Stagezine’s Best in Theatre in 2014! Read the full list HERE.

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


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A CHRISTMAS MEMORY Opening Night, PETER PAN LIVE Performance, and lots more!

acm-bal Congratulations to Taylor Richardson, Silvano Spagnuolo, and their castmates on the opening of A Christmas Memory tonight! Break legs! We are also wishing lots of broken legs to Jake Lucas, John Allyn, and the cast of Peter Pan LIVE, which performs tonight on NBC! Check out these great YouTube videos featuring the cast members, as well as lots of pictures from them below!

Tickets for Cabaret for a Cause are now sold out! Standing room tickets are available. Get more information HERE! Emerson Steele (Violet) returns to the New York stage to play Becky in A Little Princess at 54 Below on December 8th and December 16th! Get more information HERE! Congratulations to Raymond Luke Jr. (Motown) and his family! They welcomed Rayvon Jordan Luke into the world on December 3rd, 2014. He weighed in at 5 pounds and 15 ounces. Welcome, Rayvon! Check out the picture HERE! Check out these production photos from Soul Doctor! And here are pictures from the kids of Peter Pan LIVE, Matilda, A Little Princess, Les Miserables, Annie, Pippin, Motown, and Radio City Christmas Spectacular!

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SOUL DOCTOR Previews, PETER PAN LIVE Media, and more!

Tonight, Soul Doctor begins previews Off-Broadway. Break a leg everyone!

Lots of Peter Pan LIVE news today! BroadwayWorld.com posted pictures from their Macy’s Thanksgiving Day performance. Additionally, you can pre-order the soundtrack at BroadwayRecords.com. Jake Lucas was highlighted by the DailyJournalOnline.com for his role in Peter Pan LIVE and you can read that article HERE. And lastly, if you missed the “Making of Peter Pan LIVE” special, you can watch it below via Hulu!

And here are pictures from the kids of The Lion King, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, A Christmas Memory, and The King and I!

New headshots from Ethan Halford Holder (The King and I)

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