As we close out Black History Month today, we continue to encourage you all to dive into our list of family-friendly anti-racist resources to create a more inclusive future in both our communities and the theatre industry itself. Read that list HERE!
Kids from Caroline, Or Change, The Lion King, and more performed during Shine Theatre Arts Project’s Black History Month Cabaret tonight! Watch HERE.
The nominations for this year’s Tony Awards were announced today! Check out the full list on TonyAwards.com, and see below for a list of nominees from our featured shows:
Best Play – The Inheritance by Matthew López
Best Musical – Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
Best Book of a Musical – Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, book by Katori Hall, Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre – A Christmas Carol, music by Christopher Nightingale
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre – The Inheritance, music by Paul Englishby
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre – The Rose Tattoo, music by Fitz Patton and Jason Michael Webb
Best Revival of a Play – Betrayal
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play – Andrew Burnap for The Inheritance
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play – Tom Hiddleston for Betrayal
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical – Adrienne Warren for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play – John Benjamin Hickey for The Inheritance
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play – Paul Hilton for The Inheritance
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play – Lois Smith for The Inheritance
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical – Daniel J. Watts for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical – Myra Lucretia Taylor for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
Best Scenic Design of a Play – Bob Crowley for The Inheritance
Best Scenic Design of a Play – Soutra Gilmour for Betrayal
Best Scenic Design of a Play – Rob Howell for A Christmas Carol
Best Scenic Design of a Musical – Mark Thompson and Jeff Sugg for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
Best Costume Design of a Play – Bob Crowley for The Inheritance
Best Costume Design of a Play – Rob Howell for A Christmas Carol
Best Costume Design of a Play – Clint Ramos for The Rose Tattoo
Best Costume Design of a Musical – Mark Thompson for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
Best Lighting Design of a Play – Jon Clark for The Inheritance
Best Lighting Design of a Play – Hugh Vanstone for A Christmas Carol
Best Lighting Design of a Musical – Bruno Poet for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
Best Sound Design of a Play – Paul Arditti and Christopher Reid for The Inheritance
Best Sound Design of a Play – Simon Baker for A Christmas Carol
Best Sound Design of a Musical – Nevin Steinberg for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
Best Direction of a Play – Stephen Daldry for The Inheritance
Best Direction of a Play – Jamie Lloyd for Betrayal
Best Direction of a Musical – Phyllida Lloyd for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
Best Choreography – Anthony Van Laast for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
Best Orchestrations – Ethan Popp for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
“A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting,” starring Broadway alumni Oona Laurence (Matilda) and Lynn Masako Cheng (The King and I), arrived on Netflix today! Watch it now!
Also today, Netflix’s new anthology series “Social Distance” became available to stream! “Social Distance” features Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni Kylie Liya Page (Les Miserables), Niles Fitch (The Lion King, Our Lady of Kibeho, “This Is Us”), Ava DeMary (Matilda, Billy Elliot, Evita), and Will Meyers (Generation Me)!
Analise Scarpaci (Mrs. Doubtfire, Matilda, A Christmas Story) will perform at Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Annual Gala on November 12th! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.
“Stranger Things” star and Broadway alum Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) is appearing in a new ad for Nike!
If you missed that livestream, you can see the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” hosted by Joshua, featuring Stephanie Epstein, Chloé A. Bryan (School of Rock), Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Olivia DeAmicis, and Carly Gold (The Ferryman)!
Aliya “Jo” Ramey (The Lion King) recently did a virtual talkback with Stilwell School of the Arts’ Theatre Department!
Kylie Kuioka (Panama Hattie) has booked a role in an upcoming animated movie!
And here are the newest podcast episodes you can listen to:
“Fade In,” hosted this week by Jim Kaplan (School of Rock, The King and I), available on Spotify
“Little Me,” featuring Donna Vivino, who played Young Cosette in the original Broadway cast of Les Miserables, available on Broadway Podcast Network
“Take A Bow,” hosted by Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin) and Sydney Lucas (Fun Home), featuring Analise Scarpaci (Mrs. Doubtfire, Matilda, A Christmas Story), available on Broadway Podcast Network
Good luck to all those nominated for Antonyo Awards tonight!
Beginning at 2pm EST (earlier today), Peter Pan Live is available to stream for the next 48 hours! Watch HERE.
Also beginning earlier today, through July 3rd, you can stream Lincoln Center’s Broadway production of Act One with Matthew Schechter! Get more details and watch now on LincolnCenter.org.
Also streaming now is our graduation concert to celebrate the Class of 2020, featuring performances by alumni from Matilda, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Evita, and more, all graduating from high school or college this year! Please watch and donate to Feeding America and Brown Girls Do Ballet via the links in the YouTube description, then let us know so we can give you a shoutout on our social media! Watch HERE. (Please note that one song in the concert contains some adult language.)
Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) and Amanda Swickle (Tink!) both made it into the Top 5 of BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage competition!
Congratulations to The Inheritance, Tina, and A Christmas Carol, along with all the other shows that received Drama Desk Awards yesterday! Winners from our featured shows are listed below; see the full list on BroadwayWorld.com.
Outstanding Play – The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez
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 Director of a Play – Stephen Daldry for The Inheritance
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
Kids and teens (and parents)! Check out a list of virtual theatre camps to enroll in this summer on Playbill.com.
Ava Della Pietra (School of Rock) has a new single out called “Optimist”! Listen HERE.
Aliyah Mastin (The Lion King) recently appeared on “Good Day New York” with her friends from Acapop! KIDS! Here’s the song they performed:
Check out Presley Ryan performing a cut song from Beetlejuice back at the Black & White Ball!
Suri Marrero (Frozen, The Lion King) was recently featured on the news for her fundraising efforts for BC/EFA!
Today is your last day to vote for the inaugural Antonyo Awards, honoring artists in the Black community both on Broadway and Off-Broadway! Vote on BroadwayBlack.com.
“The King of Staten Island,” with alum Jaden Jordan (The Lion King), is out now on-demand! (Note: This movie is rated R.)
Calling all fans who are currently high school or college seniors! Today is your last day to be part of our upcoming cabaret! Please DM us a selfie (in a cap and gown if you have one, but no worries if not) along with your name, where you’re graduating from and any future plans you have. We have a cast announcement coming up on Monday so stay tuned!
Congratulations to Amanda Swickle (Tink!), who made the Top 10 of BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage competition, and to Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), who was saved by the judges and so is also still in the running!
Congratulations to the following nominees from our featured shows, kids, or alumni in the inaugural Antonyo Awards, and to all others nominated as well! The Antonyo Awards are a celebration of the Black Broadway and Off-Broadway community and will take place at 7:00pm EST on June 19, 2020, also known as Juneteenth, a holiday which commemorates the end of slavery in America. Get more details, including the full list of nominations, on BroadwayWorld.com!
Best Featured Actor in a Play on Broadway – Jordan Barbour for The Inheritance
Best Featured Actor in a Musical Off-Broadway – Saycon Sengbloh for The Secret Life of Bees
Best Director – Whitney White for Our Dear Dead Drug Lord
Best Director – Lileana Blain-Cruz for Anatomy of a Suicide
Best Sound – Rucyl Frison for Anatomy of a Suicide
Best Orchestrations – The Secret Life of Bees
Best Orchestrations – Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
Best Original Score – The Secret Life of Bees
Best Book – Lynn Nottage for The Secret Life of Bees
Best Book – Katori Hall for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
Best Actor in a Play on Broadway – LaChanze for A Christmas Carol
Best Actor in a Musical Off-Broadway – LaChanze for The Secret Life of Bees
Best Actor in a Musical on Broadway – Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King) for West Side Story
Best Revival – West Side Story (starring alum Shereen Pimentel)
Best Musical – The Secret Life of Bees
Best Musical – Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
We’ve compiled a list of 300+ resources (books, articles, movies, TV, documentaries, musicals, plays, and mental health/self-care resources) organized by age group for parents, kids, teens, and families to begin conversations surrounding race and to add more stories with Black characters to their libraries. Read it HERE!
Because of Winn Dixie might be coming to Broadway! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.
Alumni from Fun Home took part in a panel on Cabaret for a Cause’s Facebook page earlier today to benefit The Actors Fund!
Atticus Ware (Flying Over Sunset) took part in Theatre Charlotte’s recent Quarantine the Musical!
And here are pictures from the kids of Trevor, Caroline, Or Change, and The Lion King!
Happy belated birthday to Bryan Holden Chan (The Lion King), who turned 12 last Saturday! We hope you had a great day, Bryan!
Special announcement! Young Broadway Actor News and Kids On Tour are producing a cabaret full of members of the Class of 2020 who are also Broadway, Off-Broadway, and tour alumni! Join us on June 19th at 5pm PST/8pm EST on our YouTube page. This is to benefit Feeding America and Brown Girls Do Ballet.
In addition to young performers from your favorite shows, we also want to include YOU – the fans! If you are graduating from high school or college this year, please DM us a selfie (preferably in your cap and gown, but no worries if not!) and tell us your name, where you’re graduating from, and where you’re heading next. Deadline for this is June 12th. We’ve had this in the works for a bit and we can’t wait to finally celebrate with all of you!
The Drama Desk Awards have been rescheduled for June 13th! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.
Congratulations to Jacob Morrell (Shadowlands), who has been cast in Fall Risk: The Musical, streaming live on YouTube on June 20th! Get more information HERE.
The “Sesame Street” special “When You Wish Upon A Pickle,” with Madeleine Pace (The Hard Problem, Once), is now streaming on Apple TV+ and Amazon Prime with an HBO GO or HBO Max account! Watch HERE.
Watch the cast of the York Theatre Company’s 2016 production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown reunite over Zoom!
Ally Veloudis is auctioning off Fun Home memorabilia to benefit the Louisville Community Bail Fund! Get more details:
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!
Lilla Crawford (Annie, Billy Elliot, New York Spectacular, “Into the Woods” film) will take part in an online reading of Mora Harris’s Space Girl tomorrow at 11am PT / 2pm ET, as part of “Stars In The House”! Watch it HERE.
Pittsburgh CLO is launching a series of online programs taught by industry professionals like Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen)! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.
Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Ellis Gage, Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie), and Kaylin Hedges (The Bedwetter, Kris Kringle)!
Jacob Morrell (Shadowlands) performed in Laura Benanti’s second “Sunshine Songs” concert earlier tonight! Find out more at SunshineSongs.com.
And here are videos from the kids of The Lion King and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!
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