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!
Lots of our featured shows received nominations for this year’s Drama League Awards! Get the full list on Playbill.com, and see the nominations for shows we’ve covered below:
Outstanding Production of a Play – The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez
Outstanding Production of a Musical – The Secret Life of Bees by Lynn Nottage, Duncan Sheik, and Susan Birkenhead
Outstanding Production of a Musical – Sing Street by Gary Clark, John Carney, and Enda Walsh
Outstanding Production of a Musical – Tina: The Tina Turner Musical by Frank Ketelaar, Katori Hall, and Kees Prins
Outstanding Revival of a Play – Betrayal by Harold Pinter
Outstanding Revival of a Play – Medea, a new adaptation of the Euripides text by Simon Stone
Outstanding Revival of a Play – The Rose Tattoo by Tennessee Williams
Distinguished Performance Award – Rose Byrne for Medea
Distinguished Performance Award – Halley Feiffer for The Pain of My Belligerence
Distinguished Performance Award – Paul Hilton for The Inheritance
Distinguished Performance Award – Brenock O’Connor for Sing Street
Distinguished Performance Award – Marisa Tomei for The Rose Tattoo
Distinguished Performance Award – Adrienne Warren for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
New episodes of “Ghostwriter,” with Amadi Chapata (School of Rock), are now streaming on AppleTV+!
“I Am Woman,” a concert produced by Emerson Steele (Violet) and featuring Allie Trimm (13, Bye Bye Birdie) and Brynn Williams (13, Bye Bye Birdie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, In My Life, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), streamed tonight from 54 Below’s YouTube channel! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.
Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) held the latest episode of “Broadway Jackbox” earlier today! Find out more on Playbill.com.
Shaylin Becton (The Lion King) just released a new single called “Check”! Listen HERE.
You can watch Sing Street‘s livestream now through May 4th!
Check out the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Gianna Harris (School of Rock) and Ellis Gage!
Roman Engel (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) is appearing in a commercial for Connections Academy!
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!
Happy birthday to Jayden Theophile (Tina)! We hope you had a great day, Jayden!
Congratulations to Korinne Tetlow (The Traveling Lady, If Only), Viva Boresi, and alum Allie Trimm (13, Bye Bye Birdie), who have been cast in the Broadway-bound Once Upon A One More Time! The show will play Chicago this spring, with Korinne as Little Girl, Viva as the standby for Little Girl, and Allie as Little Mermaid. Read the full announcement HERE.
Oresteia will play Off-Broadway at Park Avenue Armory this summer, and they are casting kids! Get information on the EPA on Playbill.com, and advice for attending an Equity audition as a non-Equity performer HERE.
The Broadway production of Frozen is holding an Equity Principal Audition for all principal roles, including Young Anna and Young Elsa! Get more details on the audition on Playbill.com, and advice for attending an Equity audition as a non-Equity performer HERE.
GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda, “Dance Moms”) will teach a Matilda jazz dance class on March 19th, not March 14th as was previously announced. The class will take place in New Jersey; see the flyer below for more details!
The cast of Caroline, Or Change met the press last week! Check out pictures on BroadwayWorld.com.
Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie), Cate Elefante (Waitress), and Jacob Michael Laval (The Rose Tattoo) have booked an additional episode of “Sesame Street”!
GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda, “Dance Moms”) will teach a Matilda jazz dance class on March 14th in New Jersey!
Alumni Matthew Jost (School of Rock) and Bella May Mordus (The Ferryman, Make Believe) performed in “A Time To Rock” tonight at The Green Room 42!
Off-Broadway alumna Rachel Arianna (Number the Stars) will take part in “From the Wings: An Understudy’s Cabaret” on March 5th at The Duplex in NYC!
Matilda the Musical JR. is now available for licensing through MTI! Get more details on Playbill.com.
Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni Erica Simone Barnett (Matilda), Carlos Carreras (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Carly Gendell (School of Rock), Diego Lucano (School of Rock, Pedro Pan, Peace, Love and Cupcakes), Kylie McNeill (Runaways), and Leonay Shepherd (Little Miss Sunshine) have been cast in Professional Performing Arts School’s production of Pippin, happening next month! Get your tickets and donate to the production HERE.
Yesterday, Maeve Press (Before Your Very Eyes) played Flappers in Burbank!
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:
Happy Opening to the company of Medea at BAM! Break a leg, everyone!
YBAN founder Lindsay had a great time seeing Tina last night and meeting Gloria Manning, Skye Turner, and Antonio Watson at the stage door!
Blue, originally scheduled to play Broadway, will now play the Apollo Theater! The production is holding Equity Principal Auditions on 2.17.20, 2.18.20, and 2.19.20. Get advice on attending an Equity audition as a non-Equity performer HERE.
Trevor will open at Stage 42 on April 21st! Get more details on Playbill.com.
Here’s the trailer for “10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up,” featuring Mia Sinclair Jenness (Mary Page Marlowe, Les Miserables, Number the Stars, The Sound of Music LIVE)! The movie arrives in select theaters and VOD on February 21st.
Check out this throwback to Broadway kids and alumni doing a panel at BroadwayCon back in 2017!
And here are videos from Dear Evan Hansen and Sing Street!
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