CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Pushed Back to Spring 2021; Robert Montano Saved By the Judges in BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage Competition; and more!

Caroline, Or Change has been pushed back to Spring 2021. Get more details about the new production schedule on BroadwayWorld.com.

Congratulations to Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), who has made it to the final round of BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage competition after being saved by the judges!

Kids of the Arts is presenting a virtual production of Peace, Love and Cupcakes on July 11th and 12th! The show is based off of the book series co-written by Carrie Berk (Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Camp Rolling Hills), and she also co-wrote the libretto for the musical and starred in the 2017 production of the show at NYMF. The show’s creative team will include alumni Jack Richman and Miranda Jo DeMott, who also appeared in the NYMF production, as the music director and assistant teacher, respectively. The cast of KOTA’s virtual production of Peace, Love and Cupcakes will include alumni Bobby Becht (Dream Street), Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots), Jordan Cole (School of Rock), Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord), Kaylin Hedges (The Bedwetter, Kris Kringle), Austyn Johnson (Matilda, Dream Street), Jake Katzman (Kinky Boots), Ellie Kim (School of Rock, Dream Street), Madison Elizabeth Lagares (School of Rock, On Your Feet), Suri Marrero (Frozen, The Lion King), Jacob Morrell (Shadowlands), Madeleine Pace (Once, The Hard Problem), Nirvaan Pal (School of Rock), and Kaci Walfall (The Lion King). Get more information on KOTAProductions.com!

Brie Zimmer (Happy Birthday, Wanda June) took part in Spotlight Theatre’s virtual cabaret on their Facebook page earlier tonight!

Also earlier tonight, Gabriel Amoroso (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Medea) sang during a musical theatre showcase called “Brave New World”! Watch HERE.

“Harmonize For Hunger,” co-produced by Michael Nigro (The Sound of Music Live), also streamed tonight! Performers included Michael as well as Rachel Resheff (Fish in the Dark, The People in the Picture, Shrek, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins), Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert), Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King), Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story), Matthew Gumley (Elf, The Addams Family, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast), Sophia Gennusa (Matilda, Doctor Zhivago, Camp Rolling Hills), Joshua Colley (Les Miserables, Newsies, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown), and Meg Donnelly (The Sound of Music Live). Watch the concert HERE and donate to Feeding America and Project Broadway, for which it is a fundraiser!

Congrats to Antonio Watson (Tina, This Ain’t No Disco), who recently recorded a voiceover for the web series “Hot Spot”!

Listen to the newest episode of the podcast “Little Me,” which features Rachel Resheff (Fish in the Dark, The People in the Picture, Shrek, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins), on Spotify now!

Finally, as of 2pm EST today, The Sound of Music Live is streaming for free for the next 48 hours! (Please note that it is unfortunately not available in Asia or Latin America, with the exception of Brazil.) Stream it on YouTube now!

Young Broadway Class of 2020, THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE To Stream This Weekend Benefiting ACLU, and more!

Here is the full list of the 70+ graduating (high school and college) seniors from Broadway and Off-Broadway! Congratulations and we can’t wait to see what the next chapters of your lives bring you. For any corrections, please send us a message.

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES (plus any post-secondary plans they have)

  • Isa Antonetti (Evita)
  • Erica Simone Barnett (Matilda) – University of Michigan
  • Elainey Bass (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Far From Heaven) – Clark Howard University
  • Shaylin Becton (The Lion King)
  • Carrie Berk (Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Camp Rolling Hills)
  • Bobbi Bordley (The Lion King)
  • Timothy T.V. Cao (Matilda)
  • Joshua Colley (Les Miserables, Newsies, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown)
  • Cameron Colley (Kinky Boots)
  • Miranda Jo DeMott (Peace, Love and Cupcakes) – Temple University
  • Victoria Dennis (Little Miss Sunshine)
  • Bonale Fambrini (The Lion King)
  • Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) – Harvard University
  • Skye Alyssa Friedman (Annie)
  • Hayden Gelman (Dream Street) – University of Delaware
  • Erin Haggerty (A Little Princess) – Texas Christian University
  • Benjamin Harding (Matilda)
  • Jackson Demott Hill (Finding Neverland) – UC Santa Barbara
  • Ethan Halford Holder (The King and I)
  • Junah Jang (Annie) – Stanford University
  • Ethan Khusidman (School of Rock, Chaplin, Soul Doctor) – Georgetown University
  • Oona Laurence (Matilda)
  • Baylee Littrell (Disaster!)
  • Jake Lucas (The King and I, Peter Pan Live, Newsies) – New York University
  • Zachary Mackiewicz (A Little Princess) – Baldwin Wallace University
  • Luke Kolbe Mannikus (Matilda, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, Pippin, Trevor the Musical) – University of Michigan
  • Gabriella Marinich (Dream Street) – University of Miami
  • Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert)
  • Lizzie Mathias (YBAN/KOT Staff Member) – New York University
  • Anna McCarthy (A Little Princess) – NYU Tisch
  • Miranda McKeon (Little Miss Sunshine)
  • Simone Mindolovich (Before Your Very Eyes) – Pratt Institute
  • Grace Mozitis (Dream Street)
  • Jack Mullen (Matilda, Peter Pan Live) – Boston Conservatory
  • Ksenia Nakonechny (Peace, Love and Cupcakes) – Pace University
  • Isaiah D. Negron (The Lion King)
  • Sawyer Nunes (Gettin’ The Band Back Together, Finding Neverland, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Matilda)
  • Jenna Ortega (New York Spectacular)
  • Anthony Pierini (Big Fish, Mary Poppins) – Southeastern University
  • Elijah Pluchino (Before Your Very Eyes)
  • Ella Rubin (The Rose Tattoo)
  • Sofia Roma Rubino (School of Rock, Matilda) – MSU
  • Talia Ryder (Matilda)
  • Bailey Ryon (Matilda) – James Madison University
  • Milly Shapiro (Matilda, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown)
  • Leonay Shepherd (Little Miss Sunshine) – Pace University
  • Jeremy Shinder (A Christmas Story, Runaways) – Syracuse University
  • Sadie Sink (Annie, The Audience)
  • Nia Sioux (Trip of Love) – UCLA
  • Chris Sumpter (Matilda, Runaways)
  • Elizabeth Teeter (The Secret Life of Bees, The Crucible, The Audience, Mary Poppins) – Marymount Manhattan College
  • Alejandro Vargas (Dream Street) – The Juilliard School
  • Madison Zamor (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Dream Street) – Towson University

COLLEGE GRADUATES (plus where they graduated from)

  • Tessa Albertson (Shrek) – Princeton University
  • Chelsea Galembo (Billy Elliot) – New York University
  • Maya Goldstein (Shrek, The People in the Picture) – NYU Tisch
  • Reyna Guerra (Runaways) – Point Park University
  • Izzy Hanson-Johnston (Billy Elliot) – The School of Drama at The New School
  • Audrey Lang (YBAN/KOT Staff Member) – Ithaca College
  • Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda) – Purchase College, SUNY
  • Kylie Liya Page (Les Miserables) – College-Conservatory of Music
  • Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King) – The Juilliard School
  • Adante Power (Love and Information) – AMDA
  • Logan Rowland (Little Miss Sunshine) – Pace University

The Sound of Music Live will stream again this weekend to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out Broadway Babysitters’ class schedule for this week below, and register for their classes HERE!

Finally, you have just three more days to catch a virtual reading of Georgia Mae James Unplugs America with Alexander Bello (Caroline, Or Change, The Rose Tattoo, All My Sons) and Charlie Tassone (Frozen)! This reading is a part of “Plays In The House Teen Edition,” which is hosted by Juli Rudetsky Wesley (Unbroken Circle), and has a Q&A with the playwright at the end, moderated by Jonah Verdon (Disaster!). Watch the reading on YouTube!

THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE To Stream This Weekend, Joshua Turchin Spotlighted on ABC7 NY, and more!

The Sound of Music LIVE will stream this weekend for 48 hours only! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

ABC7 NY spotlighted Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) and his online edition of “The Early Night Show”! Watch HERE.

Presley Ryan (Beetlejuice, Fun Home, A Little Princess, The Sound of Music LIVE), Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Meg Donnelly (The Sound of Music LIVE), and Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) have joined “Virtual Celebration!” in honor of the Barbra Barth Feldman Performing Arts Center, hosted by Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen)! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out the newest episode of the “Take A Bow” podcast, hosted by Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) and Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin)!

Aliyah Mastin (The Lion King) performed “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” with fellow Acapop! KIDS member Preston Howell!

Max William Bartos (Sing Street) will perform during Fulton Theatre’s virtual cabaret on May 28th at 7:30pm ET! Check out this sneak peek:

Bonale Fambrini (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The King and I) will take part in Jim Caruso’s Pajama Cast Party on May 25th at 8pm ET!

And check out this Nick Jr. commercial featuring Sebastian Ortiz (A Christmas Carol)!

“Never Rarely Sometimes Always” with Talia Ryder Available On-Demand Nationwide, SING STREET Cast Album Postponed to April 17th, and more!

Today and yesterday, we are throwing it back both to the live telecasts we’ve seen over our ten-year history, and to the shows like The Addams Family, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Elf, and The Scottsboro Boys, all of which Young Broadway Actor News covered in 2010, its first year of existence. Stay tuned for a 10th Anniversary announcement on Monday! #YoungBway10

“Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” with Talia Ryder (Matilda), arrives on-demand nationwide as of today!

The cast album release date for Sing Street has been pushed back to April 17th, according to iTunes. We’ll keep you updated on its upcoming release!

The original Broadway “Bechdel kids” of Fun Home created another video, this time to support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS!

 

Kaden Amari Anderson (Caroline, Or Change) took part in Shine Theatre Arts Project’s virtual cabaret this week!

Congrats to Laila Drew (Generation Me), who guest starred on last night’s episode of “Law & Order: SVU”!

Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert) joined today’s episode of “Broadway Jackbox” with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen)! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Today, Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King) stopped by (YOUNG)’s Instagram account (@YoungBroadwaySeries) to chat about the industry! And yesterday, the (YOUNG) Instagram hosted a livestreamed concert from Kaylin Hedges (The Bedwetter)! Be sure to check out their account.

 

 

The Broadway production of Frozen is now taking video submissions from Equity members. If you are a non-Equity performer, please see this link for submitting for Young Anna and Young Elsa!

Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor), guest starring Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie)!

Did you watch and live tweet along with the Broadway alumni of “John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch” yesterday?

 

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Caroline, Or Change and The Bedwetter!



Sam Chuck Still In LES MISERABLES, Rocco Wu Makes Prince Chulalongkorn Debut, and more!

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Exciting news–Sam Chuck has NOT left Les Miserables as we announced yesterday! He will continue to play the role of Gavroche through January 3rd, 2016!

Congratulations to Rocco Wu (The King and I), who made his Prince Chulalongkorn debut last night!

Waitress, Tuck Everlasting, Disaster!, She Loves Me, The Crucible, and more are among NewYork.com’s most anticipated Broadway shows of 2016! Find out more HERE.

Teshi Thomas (The Lion King) is in this music video for artist Kennedy Slocum! Watch it below:

The Sound of Music LIVE will re-air on NBC on December 26th at 8pm! Get more information in this Facebook post:

Brandon Niederauer, Ethan Khusidman, and Jersey Sullivan of School of Rock performed at NYU last night! Congrats, boys!

Jon Viktor Corpuz (The King and I) is featured on Humans Of Broadway! Read his post below:

School of Rock will offer rush tickets! Details below:

Rachel Quiner (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) was featured in My Paper Online! Read her article HERE!

Fiddler on the Roof, First Daughter Suite, Fun Home, The King and I, and more made BuzzFeed’s “18 Plays and Musicals I Loved in 2015” list! Read the full list on BuzzFeed.com!

And here are pictures from the kids of Finding Neverland, Dream Street, Les Miserables, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The Lion King, and School of Rock!


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Toys for Tots Variety Show, SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE Kids at 54 Below, and more!

Tomorrow is the Toys for Tots Variety Show, starring lots of Broadway kids from Evita, Kinky Boots, Once, and more! Make sure to check it out!

 

 

 

 

The kids of The Sound of Music LIVE take the stage at 54 Below on December 17th! Get your tickets and more information on the event HERE!

And here are pictures from the kids of Radio City Christmas Spectacular and Matilda!


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RUTHLESS! Returns, SOUL DOCTOR Casts Boys, and more!

Tonight, Ruthless! returns to NYC with new star Tori Murray. Break a leg, Tori!

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Soul Doctor has announced its cast! Congratulations to Dylan Boyd and Hayden Wall (Les Mis national tour) who will rotate as Young Scholmo. Previews begin in December!

Generations has extended again! The production goes through November 23rd. Be sure to catch Khail Toi Bryant and the company before then!

The kids of “Sound of Music LIVE” will reunite at 54 Below for a special concert on December 17th at 9:30pm. Performers include all 7 kids as well as their standbys. Get your tickets at 54Below.com!

K’Lynn Jackman (The Lion King) has added a bunch of pictures of previous performances which you can check out at her Facebook fan page.

More video sneak peeks for the film adaptations of Annie and Into the Woods have been released. Check out Eden Duncan-Smith (The Lion King) and Lilla Crawford (Annie) in action below!

And here are even more pictures and videos from the kids of MatildaThe Lion King, and Number the Stars!

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Huge, Gigantic Update (including KINKY and MATILDA cast changes!)

Note: We have created a separate post with all Newsies news. Please check out the post HERE!

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So sorry for the lack of updates! I know a lot has happened since I last updated on Saturday, so here is a gigantic update.

On Your Feet is officially coming to Broadway! The upcoming Broadway production will play the Marquis Theater. Opening night is set for November 5, 2015 with previews set for October 5, 2015. A developmental lab is scheduled for fall 2014 with Chicago tryouts occuring next spring. We do not have an official cast for the Broadway run quite yet. However, the recent reading featured young actors Alexandria Suarez and Ezequiel Pujols.

HUGE congratulations to “The Sound of Music LIVE!” which took home an Emmy this past Saturday! The broadcast won Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for A Miniseries, Movie or Special. The production is still in the running for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special, which will be presented at the Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25th.

A new Matilda starts this week! Please welcome little Fina Strazza to the company. A new batch of Matildas are set to start within the next month, so be on the lookout!

D’Andre Lee has returned to Kinky Boots after a week off. David Austin has departed and is now rehearsing for the national tour of Kinky Boots. Welcome back, D’Andre!

The kids of Matilda were asked by BuzzFeed what they want to do when they grow up. You can read the cute article over HERE!

“Dora and Friends” premiered on Nickelodeon last night. Congratulations to Isabela Moner (Evita) who plays Kate! You can read all about her success in Hollywood and Broadway at Cleveland.com. It’s a great article!

Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita, A Little Princess) is performing in an opera in Italy at the end of the month. The poster has been released and it is beautiful! See it at our Facebook fan page.

Douglas Baldeo (Kinky Boots) recently uploaded videos from his previous dance competitions over at his YouTube channel. Take a look at the playlist below for all the videos!


 
A brand new production photo from the upcoming film version of Annie has been released! Take a look at the image at BroadwayWorld.com.

The kids of Les Miserables and Broadway-bound Finding Neverland participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge. You can watch their videos below! Great job, everyone!


 
The girls of Annie had a mini-reunion in Washington, DC! Jaidyn Young, Georgi James, Taylor Richardson, and Emily Rosenfeld saw The Lion King with Tyrah Skye Odoms playing Young Nala. You can find their adorable reunion picture over HERE!

The kids of Motown took PIX 11 News backstage at Motown and showed them what it’s like to be a kid on Broadway. Watch the video below!


 
The girls of Once took part in the recent special curtain call with Once composer Glen Hansard. Check out Madeleine Pace and Laurel Griggs celebrating with their cast down below!


 
And here are a bunch of pictures from the kids of Les Miserables, The Lion King, Motown, Annie, Matilda, and Ruthless!

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