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!




YBAN at WAITRESS, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME to Transfer to Broadway, and more!

YBAN founder Lindsay is seeing Waitress tonight! Break a leg!

What the Constitution Means to Me is heading to Broadway! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

David Alvarez (Billy Elliot) has been cast in the upcoming film adaptation of West Side Story, along with 17-year-old newcomer Rachel Zegler!

Check out video and photo coverage of Sophia Anne Caruso giving a sneak peek of Beetlejuice at BroadwayCon!

Check out a clip from the Dear Evan Hansen panel at BroadwayCon on BroadwayWorld.com!

There’s still time to get 2-for-1 tickets for Broadway Week, including Anastasia, Frozen, and many more! Get more details on NYCGo.com/Broadway-Week!

And here are pictures and videos from BroadwayCon!







THE FERRYMAN and HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD on Entertainment Weekly’s 10 Best Stage Shows of 2018, “Buttons” with Alivia Clark Screens Tonight, and more!

The Ferryman and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are part of Entertainment Weekly’s 10 Best Stage Shows of 2018! Check out the full list on EW.com.

Tonight, catch Alivia Clark (Dream Street, Little Miss Sunshine) in “Buttons,” screening in select movie theaters! Get tickets HERE.

Kids from Matilda, Annie, and more are performing in the Pillows for Paws holiday party with Cabaret for a Cause at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church today!

And here are pictures from the kids of The Lion King, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Frozen, and School of Rock!






Levi Buksbazen’s Birthday, Updated Lineup for CABARET FOR A CAUSE’s Pillows for Paws Event, and more!

Happy birthday to Levi Buksbazen (School of Rock)! We hope you had a great day, Levi!

The updated lineup for Cabaret for a Cause‘s upcoming event with Pillows for Paws includes Chloe Bryan (School of Rock), Isabelle Gottfried, Kayla Tori, and Amanda Swickle (Tink!)!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The Lion King, What the Constitution Means to Me, and The Ferryman!















YBAN Founder Lindsay’s Birthday, John Allyn to Depart SCHOOL OF ROCK, YBAN Class of 2018, and more!

Happy birthday to YBAN’s founder Lindsay! We hope you had a great day!

John Allyn will play his final performance as Billy in School of Rock on July 29th. See him before then if you can!

Congratulations to YBAN’s Class of 2018!

Ayla Schwartz (Frozen) was recently interviewed on KidGooRoo.com!

“Shadowhunters,” with alum Katherine McNamara (A Little Night Music), will end in spring 2019. Get more information on Deadline.com.

You can soon do your own production of Waitress, courtesy of MTI! Find out more about the licensing rights on BroadwayWorld.com.

The kids of Broadway recently volunteered with Broadway Serves! Check out pictures:

Samuel Li Weintraub (Miss Saigon) has booked a film! More details to come.

Watch Mimi Ryder and Mattea Conforti battle it out in Matilda trivia in this week’s Frozen vlog!

Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) has booked a project with HBO!

The free performance of Runaways is a week from yesterday!

#runaways @publictheaterny

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And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, School of Rock, and The Lion King!

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CABARET FOR A CAUSE Performance Videos, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at Broadway Sessions, and more!

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Check out these performance videos from Cabaret for a Cause:

The full cast performing “You Will Be Found” from Dear Evan Hansen, featuring soloists Sam Poon (Runaways, Macbeth, The King and I), Ava DeMary (Matilda, Billy Elliot, Evita), and Sophia Gennusa (Camp Rolling Hills, Doctor Zhivago, Matilda)!

Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story) performing “Raining” from Rocky!

Sadie Seelert (A Little Princess, Mary Poppins) performing “Climbing Uphill” from The Last 5 Years!

Taylor Richardson (Smokefall, Annie, A Christmas Memory) performing “For Forever” from Dear Evan Hansen!

Watch Ryan Sell (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) perform “My Best Girl” from Mame at Broadway Sessions!

Watch Jake Ryan Flynn (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) perform “Don’t Let Me Go” from Shrek at Broadway Sessions!

Bonale Fambrini (The King and I) will guest star on “Kevin Can Wait” next Monday at 9/8c on CBS!

“Transformers,” featuring Isabela Moner (Evita), arrives on Blu-Ray and DVD today!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, School of Rock, Waitress, and Cabaret for a Cause!

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SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Cast Recording Coming This Month, CABARET FOR A CAUSE at the Metropolitan Room Tonight, and more!

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The Sunday in the Park with George cast recording is coming at the end of this month! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Cabaret for a Cause performed tonight at the Metropolitan Room! For more information, visit CabaretForACause.us.

Congrats to Mckayla Twiggs (Anastasia, Les Miserables, Once), who recently took part in a reading of Amanda Peet’s new play Our Very Own Carlin McCullough as part of MCC Theater’s 2017 PlayLabs readings! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out pictures from TheaterMania’s block party, including photos from Lianah Sta. Ana‘s (Miss Saigon) performance, on TheaterMania.com!

Bobbi MacKenzie (School of Rock) will recur on “Chicago PD”! Congrats, Bobbi!

Watch Ellie Kim (School of Rock, Dream Street) cover “The Spirit of Radio”!

And here are pictures from the kids of Frozen, Waitress, Anastasia, and School of Rock!

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ANASTASIA and CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Celebrate 100 Performances, Mehret Marsh and Grayson Taylor Join PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE, and more!

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Congratulations to Anastasia and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, both of which celebrated their 100th performances on Broadway recently! Check out pictures from Charlie‘s celebration on TheaterMania.com, Playbill.com, and Broadway.com.

Mehret Marsh (The Lion King) and Grayson Taylor (Mothers and Sons, New York Spring Spectacular) have joined Playwrights for a Cause! Find out more below and get tickets on PlanetConnections.org.

Get your tickets for Cabaret for a Cause, coming up in September, HERE!

Check out Ellie Kim (School of Rock, Dream Street) in this commercial for Universal Studios Japan!

Allie Trimm (Bye Bye Birdie, 13) will sing Meinwald & Leary songs at 54 Below! Get more details HERE.

The cast of Waitress appeared at today’s Broadway in Bryant Park!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Anastasia, On Your Feet, The Lion King, Waitress, and Marvin’s Room!

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WAITRESS to Appear on “The Wendy Williams Show” Tomorrow, Holly Taylor in “The Witch Files,” and more!

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Tomorrow, Waitress will appear on “The Wendy Williams Show”! Get more information in their post:

Holly Taylor (Billy Elliot) will appear in the upcoming movie “The Witch Files”! Find out more on her IMDb page.

Check out pictures of the cast of On Your Feet celebrating the show’s 500th performance on BroadwayWorld.com and Playbill.com!

The dark comedy Animal will play Atlantic Theater Company in May! Get more details on AtlanticTheater.org.

Miss Saigon, Sunday in the Park with George, Amelie, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory have been added to BroadwayCon First Look! As previously announced, Anastasia will also perform. Find out more on Playbill.com.

“Roxanne Roxanne,” starring Eden Duncan-Smith (The Lion King, Fences) and Taliyah Whitaker (brownsville song (b-side for tray)), will play Sundance this month! Get more information on OkayPlayer.com.

Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, A Little Princess, Evita) and Laurissa Romain (South Pacific) will sing Demi Lovato songs at 54 Below on February 2nd! Get more details on 54Below.com.

Get your tickets to “Trump: An American Musical” at 54 Below, featuring alumni Ben Cook (Billy Elliot, Ragtime) and Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos), HERE!

“Girlfriends Day,” with Hannah Nordberg (Little Miss Sunshine), will be released on Netflix on February 14th! Find out more on her IMDb page.

Jake Katzman (Kinky Boots) will be honored by the U.S. Department of Education next month for his award-winning short film! Watch below:

And here are pictures from the kids of On Your Feet, School of Rock, and the cast of the recent “Former Broadway Kids, All Grown Up!” 54 Below cabaret!