Drama Desk Awards Postponed, Junah Jang and Patricia Patts Join ANNIE Q&A, and more!

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!





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!




Pictures and Videos from MRS. DOUBTFIRE, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, and more!

We’re continuing our look back today, in honor of Young Broadway Actor News’ 10th anniversary. In 2011, Broadway welcomed shows like Bonnie and Clyde, War Horse, Wonderland, and Priscilla Queen of the Desert! Check out these throwbacks in honor of #YoungBway10:

And check out these pictures and videos from the kids of Mrs. Doubtfire, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Caroline, Or Change, The Lion King, and Flying Over Sunset!






Andrew Barth Feldman’s SW: A New(sical) Hope Performs at 54 Below, Pictures from FLYING OVER SUNSET, and more!

“SW: A New(sical) Hope,” by Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen), had an encore performance at 54 Below tonight! Get more details HERE.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Flying Over Sunset, Medea, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Lion King, and Caroline, Or Change!









UNKNOWN SOLDIER Begins Previews at Playwrights Horizons, SING STREET Getting Cast Album, and more!

Happy first preview to Zoe Glick and the company of Unknown Soldier, which began previews at Playwrights Horizons last night!

Sing Street is getting a cast album, set to arrive on March 26th! Stream a track from the album now.

“Zombies 2,” with Milo Manheim (Generation Me) and Meg Donnelly, premiered on Disney Channel last night!

McKenna Keane (Waitress) booked a mini-series! More details to come.

Jeremy Shinder (A Christmas Story, Runaways) has been cast in his school’s production of The Addams Family! Get tickets HERE.

Here’s GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda) in her music video for “Warrior”!

Delaney Quinn (Waitress) appears in a new Nick Jr. video celebrating Valentine’s Day!

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Happy #ValentinesDay! ❤️

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Congrats to Swayam Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street), who has been cast in the new Disney+ series “The Mighty Ducks,” based on the original movie from the 1990s! Get more details on Deadline.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Tina, Unknown Soldier, Forbidden Broadway, SW: A New(sical) Hope at 54 Below, Caroline, Or Change, and Mrs. Doubtfire!

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FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Return Engagement Opens, YBAN at WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME National Tour with Rosdely Ciprian, and more!

Tonight, Forbidden Broadway returns to New York City for an engagement at the York Theatre Company! Break a leg to Joshua Turchin and the rest of the cast!

Last night, YBAN founder Lindsay got to see Rosdely Ciprian (What the Constitution Means to Me) perform in the national tour of What the Constitution Means to Me! We love this show and highly recommend it for everyone middle-school-aged and up! “We ALL belong in the Preamble.”

Rileigh McDonald (Matilda, Good for Otto) will guest star on an upcoming episode of ABC’s “Schooled”!

Layla Capers (The Lion King, School of Rock) and Kavon Newman (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) will guest star on “Sesame Street”!

Catch up with 35 former Broadway kids in a feature now on Playbill.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Unknown Soldier, Frozen, and Medea!




Sophie Knapp Joins CHASING RAINBOWS at Papermill Playhouse, Isabella Iannelli Cast in “In the Heights” Movie, and more!

Sophie Knapp (Once, Dream Street, A Little Princess) has been cast in Papermill Playhouse’s Chasing Rainbows! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Isabella Iannelli (The Rose Tattoo) has been cast in the “In the Heights” movie!

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I am beyond excited to share that I booked a role as a dancer for the “In The Heights” feature film By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Directed by the best! @jonmchu , and @warnerbrosentertainment coming to theaters next summer 2020. This journey started in Jan this year and change my life forever. This has been a dream come true! Making new friends that I can now call family. The countless memories made will be in my heart ♥️ forever. I am so blessed to be part of the history making movie representing New York and our CULTURE. . ‍Screaming thanks to @breezyotoole at @msaagency for your love and support and believing in me. . The incredible choreography team: @chrislxd @danadaners @iamemiliodosal @enwilliams1 @eddietorresjr @princessserrano_ Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined getting to work with the best team on the ! But it happened and it was so fun . . ❣️The amazing @meghanmcferran for being the best PA in history. You are so organized and always smiling and helpful. I LOVE you forever..You made every day GREAT! . This cast will get you out of your seat! You guys are all in my heart now and forever @lesliegrace @melissabarreram @anthonyramosofficial @coreyhawkins @noahlot_gotit @sheisdash @daphnerubinvega @stephaniebeatriz @gregdiaz4 #jimmysmitts @ariana_greenblatt and so many more amazing talent. ❤️ . Mom and dad, i couldnt do any of this without you ‍‍. . . #intheheightsmovie #intheheights #warnerbros #chrisscottchoreography #eddietorresjunior #industrykid #newyorker #nuyorican #jonmchu #intheheightsmusical #linmanuelmiranda #jonchu #fortheculture #latina #babybellz™️ #MSA #msafamily #msaagency

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Go check out Season 2 Episode 7 of “No Good Nick,” with alum Lexi Underwood (The Lion King), now streaming on Netflix!

This year’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios will feature mazes themed around “Stranger Things” and “Us”! Get more details HERE.

Congratulations to Heather Tepe (Billy Elliot, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Gypsy), who got engaged recently! Watch the video here:

Sam Primack (Dear Evan Hansen) performed “Waving Through a Window” at BuzzFeed’s Internet Live concert! Watch here:

And here are pictures from the kids of Frozen and Beetlejuice!




JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE and Alumni TV Shows Win Creative Arts Emmy Awards, (YOUNG) to Return to The Green Room 42, and more!

Congratulations to Jesus Christ Superstar Live, featuring Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock), which won five Creative Arts Emmys over the weekend! Special shout-outs as well to “This Is Us,” “Stranger Things,” and “The Magical Wand Chase” from “Sesame Street”; they all feature Broadway alumni and each received one Emmy Award!

(YOUNG) is returning to The Green Room 42 this Sunday, September 16th, at 7pm! Proceeds will benefit sponsorship and support of children around the world and their communities. The lineup includes Gabby Beredo (Matilda tour), Emerson Davis (Once On This Island), Gabrielle Greene (School of Rock), Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables), Ella Dane Morgan (Waitress), Joshua Turchin (The Pill), and more performers TBA. Get tickets HERE!

Check out more “Now & Then” performance videos! First, here’s Gabby Gutierrez (School of Rock) and Jaclyn Neidenthal (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) singing “Memory”:

Watch Dara Paige Bloomfield (Ragtime) and Ellie Kim (School of Rock, Dream Street) perform a Madonna/Kelly Clarkson mashup:

Here’s Hudson Loverro (School of Rock, A Bronx Tale) and Samantha Pollino (Hot Feet) singing “Broadway Baby”!

Check out Peyton Royce Lusk (Falsettos, Bar Mitzvah Boy, Frankenstein) and Jonathan Kaplan (The Diary of Anne Frank, Falsettos) performing “Passover”!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Once On This Island, and Frozen!






Ava Briglia’s Birthday, Julia Morgan Departs ANASTASIA, and more!

Happy birthday to Ava Briglia, who will be joining School of Rock soon! We hope you had a great day, Ava!

Happy Trails to Julia Morgan, who played her final performance in Anastasia today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Julia!

“Stranger Things” and “The Greatest Showman” both took home awards at the Kids’ Choice Awards yesterday! Check out the full list of winners on EOnline.com.

You can catch Meliki Hurd (Matilda) during the premiere season of “The Last OG” on TBS! More details coming soon.

Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, A Little Princess) spoke with journalists at the NYC March For Our Lives! Check out this video:

Check out this interview Austyn Johnson (Matilda, Dream Street) did for Total Girl Australia!

And here are pictures from the kids of Anastasia, Frozen, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and School of Rock!

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Levi Smith’s Birthday, Noa Solorio Joins GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER, and more!

Happy birthday to Levi Smith (A Bronx Tale)! We hope you had a great day, Levi!

Noa Solorio will make her Broadway debut in Gettin’ The Band Back Together! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Tune in to the Kids’ Choice Awards tonight to see if “The Greatest Showman” or “Stranger Things” take home any awards!

As of yesterday, you can now stream “Roxanne Roxanne,” with alumni Eden Duncan-Smith (The Lion King, Fences), Taliyah Whitaker (brownsville song), and Alphonso Jones II (The Lion King), on Netflix!

Check out photo coverage from opening night of Frozen on TheaterMania.com, Broadway.com, and BroadwayWorld.com!

You can now get Sam Poon‘s (Runaways, The King and I, Macbeth) debut EP!

Watch David Rosenthal (Matilda) in this sketch for “Late Night with Seth Meyers”!

Eila Francis (Dream Street) has booked a commercial!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Frozen, A Bronx Tale, School of Rock, Anastasia, The Lion King, Once On This Island, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

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