Atticus Ware’s Birthday, Shahadi Wright Joseph Cast in MCC Theater Benefit Reading of SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY, and more!

Happy belated birthday to Atticus Ware (Flying Over Sunset)! We hope you had a great time celebrating this weekend!

Broadway alum and “Us” star Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) has been cast in MCC Theater’s benefit reading of School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play on December 13th! Get more details on Playbill.com.

On Thanksgiving Day, Walter Russell III (The Lion King) will present a Thanksgiving-themed episode of “The PAW-cast” with past and present The Lion King cubs! The episode will stream on Walter’s Instagram Live at 6pm EST this Thursday.

In case you missed it, here’s the most recent Beetlejuice episode of “Stars In The House,” featuring Presley Ryan (Fun Home, The Sound of Music Live, A Little Princess)!

In Creative Company spoke with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) about writing The Perfect Fit!

Watch the full “Thankful” livestreamed concert from last night on YouTube, co-hosted by Zoe Glick (The Bedwetter, Unknown Soldier, Frozen) and Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord)!

Listen to the newest episode of “Kyla’s Korner,” hosted by Kyla Carter (Number the Stars)!

Finally, check out this video of the 2008 Broadway cast of White Christmas performing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

“Thankful” Concert Hosted by Winter Donnelly and Zoe Glick Tonight, Analise Scarpaci Books Voiceover, and more!

“Thankful,” a benefit concert hosted by Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord) and Zoe Glick (The Bedwetter, Unknown Soldier, Frozen) and featuring lots of Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni, performed tonight! Watch HERE or below:

Analise Scarpaci (Mrs. Doubtfire, Matilda, A Christmas Story) booked a voiceover this week!

Watch the entire BroadwayWorld Town Hall from earlier this week with young actors from Trevor, Sing Street, and more!

Layla Capers (The Lion King, School of Rock) wants you to get involved with The Sugarplum Sled this holiday season!

Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) stopped by “The Love of Acting” on YouTube to discuss The Perfect Fit!

Check out these videos from the kids of Trevor and The Bedwetter!

Finally, check out the cast of Madison Square Garden’s production of A Christmas Carol, starring Tim Curry, performing during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Bella May Mordus on “NOS4A2” and “The Show Will Go On” Feat. Alumni Both Tomorrow, and more!

Tomorrow, watch Bella May Mordus (The Ferryman, Make Believe) guest star on “NOS4A2” at 10pm on AMC!

Also tomorrow, tune in to “The Show Will Go On,” a benefit for Chicago’s theaters, featuring kids from Anastasia, The Lion King, and more! Watch HERE at 6pm CST.

Hayden Bercy (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) and Leila Rose Gross (Frozen) recently performed in two different “Coffee House Live” cabarets! Check out the clips below and watch Hayden’s concert and Leila’s concert on Instagram.

Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Ben Cameron and Tilda Grace!

Sign up now for CCTA’s virtual intensive co-directed by alum Brynn Williams (13, Bye Bye Birdie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, In My Life, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)!

Kyla Carter (Number the Stars) aired another episode of her “Kyla’s Korner” podcast on “The Mark White Show” today!

The cast of Kids of the Arts’ virtual production of A Knight at the Museum will include alumni Jonah Mussolino (Caroline, Or Change, A Bronx Tale), Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord), Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots), Suri Marrero (Frozen, The Lion King), and Jordan Cole (School of Rock)!

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




SING STREET Postpones Opening to 2021-2022 Season, “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” with Kyliegh Curran Coming to Disney Channel in 2021, and more!

Sing Street has pushed back their opening date to the 2021-2022 Broadway season. Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

“Secrets of Sulphur Springs,” a new series with Kyliegh Curran (The Lion King), will premiere on Disney Channel in 2021!

In case you missed it, here’s the entire “Ghostlight Concert,” produced by Sami Bray (The Bedwetter, 1984)!

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




Ghostlight Concert and “Broadway Whodunit?” Tonight, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Benefit for Operation Backpack Tomorrow, and more!

The Ghostlight Concert, produced by Sami Bray (The Bedwetter, 1984) to raise money for St. Jude’s Hospital and The Actors Fund’s COVID-19 relief efforts, took place earlier tonight with lots of Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni! Watch HERE.

Also earlier tonight was “Broadway Whodunit?” with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen), Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Shereen Pimentel (West Side Story, The Lion King), and more! Get more details HERE.

Tomorrow, join the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for a night of trivia to benefit Operation Backpack!

And check out this picture from the kids of The Lion King!

Kaden Amari Anderson’s Birthday, OUR DEAR DEAD DRUG LORD Wins Two Obie Awards, and more!

Happy birthday to Kaden Amari Anderson (Caroline, Or Change)! We hope you had a great day, Kaden!

WP Theater and Second Stage Theater’s Off-Broadway production of Our Dear Dead Drug Lord took home two Obie Awards last night, for direction and set design! Check out the full list on Playbill.com.

Brynn Williams (13, Bye Bye Birdie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, In My Life, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) is performing in New York Theatre Barn’s New Works Series livestream tonight! Watch HERE.

Tomorrow, tune in to Ruby Rakos’ (Billy Elliot) virtual concert, “Twenty Something”!

Watch the trailer for the new movie “What We Found,” with Oona Laurence (Matilda)!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Caroline, Or Change, The Bedwetter, Trevor, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!





FLYING OVER SUNSET and THE MUSIC MAN Delayed to Spring 2021, Pictures from THE LION KING, and more

It was announced today that the Broadway productions of both Flying Over Sunset and The Music Man will be delayed to Spring 2021. Get more details about Flying Over Sunset on BroadwayWorld.com, and about The Music Man on Playbill.com.

And here are pictures from the kids of The Lion King, Caroline, Or Change, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and The Bedwetter!







Cabaret for a Cause to Host Q&A with ANNIE Alumni, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Movie Remake In The Works, and more!

First–an update on this weekend’s Hairspray Live stream: it is not available in Latin America, Central/Eastern Europe, or Asia due to rights restrictions. Find out more, or watch it if you are able, at THIS LINK.

Cabaret for a Cause will host a Q&A with Annie alumni on June 3rd on their Facebook page, to benefit The Actors Fund! Panelists include:

  • Amaya Braganza (2012 Revival)
  • Danielle Brisebois (Goodspeed and Original Broadway Production)
  • Kristi Coombs (First and Second National Tours)
  • Madi Rae DiPietro (2012 Revival)
  • Skye Alyssa Friedman (2012 Revival)
  • Heidi Gray (TROIKA National and International Tour)
  • Mollie Hall Boulware (Third and Fourth National Tours)
  • Georgi James (2012 Revival)
  • Marisa Morell Kagan (Second National Tour)
  • Tyrah Skye Odoms (2012 Revival)
  • Taylor Richardson (2012 Revival, 2014 Film)
  • Emily Rosenfeld (2012 Revival)
  • Rosanne Sorrentino (Third National Tour, 1982 Film)
  • Theda Stemler Blackwood (First and Third National Tours)
  • Julie Stevens (Third National Tour and Original Broadway Production)
  • Amanda Swickle (TROIKA National Tour)
  • Jaidyn Young (2012 Revival)

A movie remake of Fiddler on the Roof is in the works! Get more details on TheaterMania.com.

Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), and Presley Ryan (Beetlejuice, Fun Home, A Little Princess, The Sound of Music LIVE) will take part in New York Theatre Barn’s livestream of new musical works! Joshua’s musical The Perfect Fit will be featured with a song performed by Grace, and Presley will perform a song from Abigail Greenwood’s new musical Two Maiden Ladies. Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com!

Check out the new season of “Thespian” on Amazon Prime, featuring Malcolm Fuller (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child)!

Carrie Berk (Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Camp Rolling Hills) wrote a piece for Girls’ Life Magazine about being a senior during the pandemic. Pick up your copy of the June/July issue today!

Next week, casting director Jen Rudin will offer another free session for parents and young actors to gain insight on the industry via Zoom! Register HERE.

“Ne Zha,” an animated movie with Jordan Cole (School of Rock), is now streaming on Netflix! Watch the trailer here:

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

Here’s the trailer for the upcoming Disney+ film “Secret Society of Second-Born Royals,” with Niles Fitch (The Lion King, Our Lady of Kibeho)! It is set for release on July 17th.

Max William Bartos (Sing Street) performed a cover of “Northern Downpour” by Panic! At The Disco at Fulton Theatre’s virtual concert last night!

The cast of the upcoming Off-Broadway musical SuperYou, which includes Tessa Noelle Frascogna (Evita), Bella May Mordus (Make Believe, The Ferryman), and Mimi Ryder (Frozen, Matilda) released a music video for one of their songs, titled “Stronger Now”! Watch it on Playbill.com.

Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Steve Rosen and Samuel Li Weintraub (Miss Saigon)!

And check out three of the recent live-streamed concerts from (YOUNG)’s Instagram account!





Robert Montano and Amanda Swickle Make the Top 15 of BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage Competition, Maren Heary in Lunchables Commercial, and more!

Congratulations to Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) and Amanda Swickle (Tink!), who have made it into the Top 15 of BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage competition! See the full Top 15 on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out this commercial for Lunchables with Maren Heary (Make Believe)!

Cate Elefante (Waitress) appears in this promo for Fox’s “Prodigal Son”!

Layla Capers (The Lion King, School of Rock) was featured on Chasing News My9!

Gabrielle Greene (School of Rock) live-streamed a concert from her home on (YOUNG)’s Instagram account earlier today!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Trevor, Sing Street, and The Bedwetter!





Andrew Barth Feldman Performs in Virtual Reading of I AND YOU, New Episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin, and more!

“Plays In The House Jr.” kicked off yesterday with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) and will continue with Lilla Crawford (Annie, Billy Elliot, New York Spectacular), Gregory Diaz IV (Matilda, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Pedro Pan), and Presley Ryan (Beetlejuice, Fun Home, A Little Princess, The Sound of Music LIVE)! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com and see the first one, I And You with Andrew Barth Feldman and Samantha Williams, below! The reading and the Q&A will stay online for another three days.

Here’s another new episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Lily Brooks O’Briant, Fabi Aguirre (Les Miserables, On Your Feet), Gianna Harris (School of Rock), Madison Elizabeth Lagares (School of Rock, On Your Feet), Alexa Lasanta, Ruby Locknar, and Aiden Sanchez!

If you are a Broadway or Off-Broadway alum* who is graduating from high school or college this year, we want to know! Please contact us at admin@youngbway.org and share with us where you’re graduating from and where you’re heading next so we can celebrate you. The deadline is June 5th! *See our FAQ for more information on what shows we cover.

Makayla Joy Connolly (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) went live with “Dishin’ With Ditty” on Facebook Live today!

Jonah Mussolino (Caroline, Or Change, A Bronx Tale) went live on (YOUNG)’s Instagram account earlier today!

And check out this video from the kids of The Bedwetter!