Met Opera’s “Porgy and Bess” with Emerson Davis on PBS Tonight, “The Perfect Fit” EP from Joshua Turchin Out Today, and more!

The Met Opera production of Porgy and Bess with Emerson Davis (Once On This Island) is airing on PBS tonight! Emerson has also been added to the lineup for the “Project Sing Out” benefit on July 20th!

 

Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) took over our Instagram account today to celebrate the release of the EP of his new musical The Perfect Fit, which is now available! Check out his takeover @YoungBwayNews on Instagram, and watch the digital release party for the EP on Joshua’s YouTube channel. In addition, Joshua was featured in a TV Guide article about teens on TikTok who have created a musical of Avatar: The Last Airbender! Read the article HERE.

Get to know Aliya “Jo” Ramey (The Lion King) in a new article from Voyage ATL!

Finally, School of Rock is now available for professional licensing from Concord Theatricals! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Joshua Turchin Takes Over YBAN Instagram Tomorrow In Honor of “The Perfect Fit” EP, Noelle Hogan in “Coffee House Live” Tonight, and more!

In honor of the arrival of the EP of his musical The Perfect Fit, Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) is taking over our Instagram account tomorrow, July 17th! Follow along @YoungBwayNews!

Noelle Hogan (Ladyship) is performing during “Coffee House Live” tonight at 8pm EST / 5pm PST on Alyson Isbrandtsen Talent’s Instagram Live!

You can win premium seats to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in 2021 by checking your voter registration!

In case you missed it, watch Brynn Williams (13, Bye Bye Birdie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, In My Life, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) perform during New York Theatre Barn’s most recent New Works Series stream:

Here are the newest podcast episodes you can listen to:

And check out these pictures from the kids of Trevor and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!




“Well Beings” Town Hall with Gabriella Pizzolo Tomorrow, English Version of “Okko’s Inn” with Tessa Noelle Frascogna Now On Netflix, and more!

Tomorrow, tune in to the “Well Beings” Town Hall with Gabriella Pizzolo (Fun Home, Matilda) at 11am EST! Watch HERE.

The English version of “Okko’s Inn,” with voiceover from Tessa Noelle Frascogna (Evita), is now on Netflix!

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen), Shereen Pimentel (West Side Story, The Lion King), Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and more will take part in “Broadway Whodunit?” in August! Get more details on BroadwayWhodunit.com.

Cayen Martin (The Lion King) has been cast in the upcoming series “The Coleman Show”! More details to come.

Here’s the trailer for the upcoming short film “40 Nickels,” with Broadway alumni Catherine Ashmore Bradley (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and Grayson Taylor (Mothers and Sons, New York Spectacular)!

Check out Broadway Babysitters’ class schedule for this week and sign up HERE!

And here are pictures from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and The Lion King!




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!





Watch DO YOU READ ME? on “Stars In The House” Tomorrow, “Mixed-ish” and “American Housewife” Renewed, and more!

Tomorrow, don’t miss Gregory Diaz IV (Matilda, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Pedro Pan), Presley Ryan (Beetlejuice, Fun Home, A Little Princess, The Sound of Music LIVE), Amaya Braganza (Annie, The King and I), and Savvy Crawford (Amelie, A Little Princess) performing in an online reading of Do You Read Me? at 2pm ET / 11am PT on StarsInTheHouse.com!

“Mixed-ish,” with Arica Himmel (The Layover), and “American Housewife,” with Meg Donnelly (The Sound of Music LIVE), were both renewed this week! Get more details on Deadline.com.

Unfortunately, “Single Parents,” with Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots) and Tyler Wladis (A Christmas Story Live), has been cancelled after two seasons. Find out more on Deadline.com.

Lexi Underwood (The Lion King, “Little Fires Everywhere”) took part in “The Retreat” today, a virtual event to benefit World Central Kitchen! Find out more HERE.

Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Anna Zavaelson and Erich Schuett (The Sound of Music tour)!

Emily Zimmerman (The Bedwetter) live-streamed a concert from her home on (YOUNG)’s Instagram account earlier today!

Also earlier today, “From Dreams To Broadway” brought together (virtually) kids from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Frozen, and more, to benefit The Actors Fund! Watch HERE.

Finally, Isabela Merced (Evita) has a new EP out now, titled “The Better Half of Me”!

Abigail Shapiro Cast in Season 2 of “Doom Patrol,” Sophia Anne Caruso Joins “The Liz Swados Project,” and more!

Abigail Shapiro (Liberty, How the Grinch Stole Christmas) has been cast in Season 2 of DC’s “Doom Patrol,” premiering June 25th at HBO Max!

Sophia Anne Caruso (Beetlejuice, Blackbird, Lazarus, The Nether, Runaways, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!) will pay tribute to the late Elizabeth Swados as part of “The Liz Swados Project”! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Season 2 of “NOS4A2,” with Broadway alum Mattea Conforti (Frozen, Sunday in the Park with George, Matilda), will premiere on June 21st! Here’s a behind-the-scenes look:

Stage versions of The Jungle Book and Bedknobs and Broomsticks are in the works! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Stars from Jagged Little Pill, “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” and more took part in today’s “Broadway Jackbox” with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen)! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin) and Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) have launched a new podcast called “Take a Bow”! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!




Happy Belated Birthday to Alyssa Emily Marvin, Broadway Productions and TREVOR On Pause Through September 6, and more

Happy belated birthday to Alyssa Emily Marvin (Trevor)! We hope you had a great day, Alyssa!

Broadway productions are now offering refunds and exchanges for performances through September 6th, 2020. The Off-Broadway production of Trevor will also continue its pause through September 6th. An exact return date is TBA.

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) will perform in a reading of the play I And You by Lauren Gunderson on “Stars In The House” this weekend! Get more details on Broadway.com.

See below for a list of our featured shows that were Outer Critics Circle Award honorees! And check out the full list on Playbill.com.

  • Outstanding New Broadway Play – The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez
  • Outstanding New Broadway Musical – Tina: The Tina Turner Musical with a book by Katori Hall, with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins
  • Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play – Make Believe by Bess Wohl
  • Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical – The Secret Life of Bees with a book by Lynn Nottage, music by Duncan Sheik, and lyrics by Susan Birkenhead, based on the novel by Sue Monk Kidd
  • John Gassner Award – Our Dear Dead Drug Lord by Alexis Scheer
  • Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) – Lynn Nottage for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway) – Susan Birkenhead and Duncan Sheik for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Outstanding Director of a Play – Stephen Daldry for The Inheritance
  • Outstanding Choreographer – Anthony Van Laast for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
  • Outstanding Orchestrations – Christopher Nightingale for A Christmas Carol
  • Outstanding Orchestrations – Duncan Sheik and John Clancy for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Outstanding Actor in a Play – Tom Hiddleston for Betrayal
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play – John Benjamin Hickey for The Inheritance
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play – Paul Hilton for The Inheritance
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play – Samuel H. Levine for The Inheritance
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play – Lois Smith for The Inheritance
  • Outstanding Actress in a Musical – Adrienne Warren for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical – Gus Halper for Sing Street
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical – Daniel J. Watts for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical – Eisa Davis for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical – LaChanze for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical – Saycon Sengbloh for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Outstanding Scenic Design (Play or Musical) – Rob Howell for A Christmas Carol
  • Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical) – Mark Thompson for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
  • Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical) – Hugh Vanstone for A Christmas Carol
  • Outstanding Sound Design (Play or Musical) – Simon Baker for A Christmas Carol

Here’s Broadway Babysitters’ class schedule for this week!

Cast members from the original Broadway cast of Dear Evan Hansen played “Broadway Jackbox” with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) and Alex Boniello earlier today!

Broadway kids! Becky Baird and Lauren Hirsh are looking for stories to include in a brand new book all about you! See the graphic below for more details:

Watch the full “Virtual Nights for Singing” concert, with kids from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Frozen, and Flying Over Sunset!

Makayla Joy Connolly (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) went live on (YOUNG)’s Instagram account today!

Luke Naphat (Trevor) put together a virtual cover of “Here Comes The Sun”!

“Disney Family Singalong,” with Walter Russell III (The Lion King), is now streaming on Hulu and Disney+!

Watch the full “Broadway Does Mother’s Day” livestream with Kylie Kuioka (Panama Hattie), Lexi Underwood (The Lion King), Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King), and cast members from Sing Street and Mrs. Doubtfire!

Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), and featuring Ayla Schwartz (Frozen), Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie), Liza Smith, and Hallie-Kate Dierks!

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





Andrew Barth Feldman to Host Roger Rees Awards Online, Ben Cook to Teach Online Dance Workshop with Dan DeLuca and Broadway Star Project, and more!

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) will co-host the online presentation of the Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Ben Cook (Ragtime, Billy Elliot) will teach a dance workshop alongside Dan DeLuca, presented by the Broadway Star Project! Check out the Facebook event HERE.

Here’s Artyon Celestine (A Christmas Story Live) in a commercial for “World of Dance”!

Season 1 of “The Paper Girls Show,” with Sofia Roma Rubino (School of Rock, Matilda), has arrived on YouTube!

Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) was recently featured on NBC 6 in South Florida for his series “The Early Night Show”!

Watch the entire “Sunshine Songs” concert here, with kids from Miss Saigon, On Your Feet, and more!

And here’s a new production photo from Mrs. Doubtfire!

Anthony Rosenthal Guest Stars on Amazon Prime’s “Gravesend,” Noah Baird Guest Stars on Disney XD’s “Ducktales,” and more!

Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos, Really Rosie) guest starred on the Amazon Prime series “Gravesend”!

Noah Baird (Matilda, A Christmas Story Live) guest starred on Disney XD’s “Ducktales”!

Carly Gendell (School of Rock) has booked a role on the new podcast series “Wordtastic”!

Everleigh Rottuno (Waitress) is now appearing in an ad for Plum!

Watch the full Dog Star Rescue telethon, featuring lots of former and current Broadway and Off-Broadway kids, here:

Also, watch Kids of the Arts’ full virtual showcase, also with several of our alumni, here:

“Broadway Jackbox” with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) returned today with stars from Newsies, Waitress, and A Strange Loop! Get more details on Playbill.com.

And check out this video from Presley Ryan (Beetlejuice), who is taking part in the #Hear1Sing1 campaign created by Harmony Helper!