CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Pushed Back to Spring 2021; Robert Montano Saved By the Judges in BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage Competition; and more!

Caroline, Or Change has been pushed back to Spring 2021. Get more details about the new production schedule on BroadwayWorld.com.

Congratulations to Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), who has made it to the final round of BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage competition after being saved by the judges!

Kids of the Arts is presenting a virtual production of Peace, Love and Cupcakes on July 11th and 12th! The show is based off of the book series co-written by Carrie Berk (Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Camp Rolling Hills), and she also co-wrote the libretto for the musical and starred in the 2017 production of the show at NYMF. The show’s creative team will include alumni Jack Richman and Miranda Jo DeMott, who also appeared in the NYMF production, as the music director and assistant teacher, respectively. The cast of KOTA’s virtual production of Peace, Love and Cupcakes will include alumni Bobby Becht (Dream Street), Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots), Jordan Cole (School of Rock), Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord), Kaylin Hedges (The Bedwetter, Kris Kringle), Austyn Johnson (Matilda, Dream Street), Jake Katzman (Kinky Boots), Ellie Kim (School of Rock, Dream Street), Madison Elizabeth Lagares (School of Rock, On Your Feet), Suri Marrero (Frozen, The Lion King), Jacob Morrell (Shadowlands), Madeleine Pace (Once, The Hard Problem), Nirvaan Pal (School of Rock), and Kaci Walfall (The Lion King). Get more information on KOTAProductions.com!

Brie Zimmer (Happy Birthday, Wanda June) took part in Spotlight Theatre’s virtual cabaret on their Facebook page earlier tonight!

Also earlier tonight, Gabriel Amoroso (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Medea) sang during a musical theatre showcase called “Brave New World”! Watch HERE.

“Harmonize For Hunger,” co-produced by Michael Nigro (The Sound of Music Live), also streamed tonight! Performers included Michael as well as Rachel Resheff (Fish in the Dark, The People in the Picture, Shrek, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins), Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert), Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King), Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story), Matthew Gumley (Elf, The Addams Family, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast), Sophia Gennusa (Matilda, Doctor Zhivago, Camp Rolling Hills), Joshua Colley (Les Miserables, Newsies, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown), and Meg Donnelly (The Sound of Music Live). Watch the concert HERE and donate to Feeding America and Project Broadway, for which it is a fundraiser!

Congrats to Antonio Watson (Tina, This Ain’t No Disco), who recently recorded a voiceover for the web series “Hot Spot”!

Listen to the newest episode of the podcast “Little Me,” which features Rachel Resheff (Fish in the Dark, The People in the Picture, Shrek, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins), on Spotify now!

Finally, as of 2pm EST today, The Sound of Music Live is streaming for free for the next 48 hours! (Please note that it is unfortunately not available in Asia or Latin America, with the exception of Brazil.) Stream it on YouTube now!

Young Broadway Class of 2020, THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE To Stream This Weekend Benefiting ACLU, and more!

Here is the full list of the 70+ graduating (high school and college) seniors from Broadway and Off-Broadway! Congratulations and we can’t wait to see what the next chapters of your lives bring you. For any corrections, please send us a message.

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES (plus any post-secondary plans they have)

  • Isa Antonetti (Evita)
  • Erica Simone Barnett (Matilda) – University of Michigan
  • Elainey Bass (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Far From Heaven) – Clark Howard University
  • Shaylin Becton (The Lion King)
  • Carrie Berk (Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Camp Rolling Hills)
  • Bobbi Bordley (The Lion King)
  • Timothy T.V. Cao (Matilda)
  • Joshua Colley (Les Miserables, Newsies, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown)
  • Cameron Colley (Kinky Boots)
  • Miranda Jo DeMott (Peace, Love and Cupcakes) – Temple University
  • Victoria Dennis (Little Miss Sunshine)
  • Bonale Fambrini (The Lion King)
  • Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) – Harvard University
  • Skye Alyssa Friedman (Annie)
  • Hayden Gelman (Dream Street) – University of Delaware
  • Erin Haggerty (A Little Princess) – Texas Christian University
  • Benjamin Harding (Matilda)
  • Jackson Demott Hill (Finding Neverland) – UC Santa Barbara
  • Ethan Halford Holder (The King and I)
  • Junah Jang (Annie) – Stanford University
  • Ethan Khusidman (School of Rock, Chaplin, Soul Doctor) – Georgetown University
  • Oona Laurence (Matilda)
  • Baylee Littrell (Disaster!)
  • Jake Lucas (The King and I, Peter Pan Live, Newsies) – New York University
  • Zachary Mackiewicz (A Little Princess) – Baldwin Wallace University
  • Luke Kolbe Mannikus (Matilda, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, Pippin, Trevor the Musical) – University of Michigan
  • Gabriella Marinich (Dream Street) – University of Miami
  • Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert)
  • Lizzie Mathias (YBAN/KOT Staff Member) – New York University
  • Anna McCarthy (A Little Princess) – NYU Tisch
  • Miranda McKeon (Little Miss Sunshine)
  • Simone Mindolovich (Before Your Very Eyes) – Pratt Institute
  • Grace Mozitis (Dream Street)
  • Jack Mullen (Matilda, Peter Pan Live) – Boston Conservatory
  • Ksenia Nakonechny (Peace, Love and Cupcakes) – Pace University
  • Isaiah D. Negron (The Lion King)
  • Sawyer Nunes (Gettin’ The Band Back Together, Finding Neverland, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Matilda)
  • Jenna Ortega (New York Spectacular)
  • Anthony Pierini (Big Fish, Mary Poppins) – Southeastern University
  • Elijah Pluchino (Before Your Very Eyes)
  • Ella Rubin (The Rose Tattoo)
  • Sofia Roma Rubino (School of Rock, Matilda) – MSU
  • Talia Ryder (Matilda)
  • Bailey Ryon (Matilda) – James Madison University
  • Milly Shapiro (Matilda, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown)
  • Leonay Shepherd (Little Miss Sunshine) – Pace University
  • Jeremy Shinder (A Christmas Story, Runaways) – Syracuse University
  • Sadie Sink (Annie, The Audience)
  • Nia Sioux (Trip of Love) – UCLA
  • Chris Sumpter (Matilda, Runaways)
  • Elizabeth Teeter (The Secret Life of Bees, The Crucible, The Audience, Mary Poppins) – Marymount Manhattan College
  • Alejandro Vargas (Dream Street) – The Juilliard School
  • Madison Zamor (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Dream Street) – Towson University

COLLEGE GRADUATES (plus where they graduated from)

  • Tessa Albertson (Shrek) – Princeton University
  • Chelsea Galembo (Billy Elliot) – New York University
  • Maya Goldstein (Shrek, The People in the Picture) – NYU Tisch
  • Reyna Guerra (Runaways) – Point Park University
  • Izzy Hanson-Johnston (Billy Elliot) – The School of Drama at The New School
  • Audrey Lang (YBAN/KOT Staff Member) – Ithaca College
  • Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda) – Purchase College, SUNY
  • Kylie Liya Page (Les Miserables) – College-Conservatory of Music
  • Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King) – The Juilliard School
  • Adante Power (Love and Information) – AMDA
  • Logan Rowland (Little Miss Sunshine) – Pace University

The Sound of Music Live will stream again this weekend to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out Broadway Babysitters’ class schedule for this week below, and register for their classes HERE!

Finally, you have just three more days to catch a virtual reading of Georgia Mae James Unplugs America with Alexander Bello (Caroline, Or Change, The Rose Tattoo, All My Sons) and Charlie Tassone (Frozen)! This reading is a part of “Plays In The House Teen Edition,” which is hosted by Juli Rudetsky Wesley (Unbroken Circle), and has a Q&A with the playwright at the end, moderated by Jonah Verdon (Disaster!). Watch the reading on YouTube!

THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE To Stream This Weekend, Joshua Turchin Spotlighted on ABC7 NY, and more!

The Sound of Music LIVE will stream this weekend for 48 hours only! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

ABC7 NY spotlighted Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) and his online edition of “The Early Night Show”! Watch HERE.

Presley Ryan (Beetlejuice, Fun Home, A Little Princess, The Sound of Music LIVE), Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Meg Donnelly (The Sound of Music LIVE), and Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) have joined “Virtual Celebration!” in honor of the Barbra Barth Feldman Performing Arts Center, hosted by Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen)! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

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

Aliyah Mastin (The Lion King) performed “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” with fellow Acapop! KIDS member Preston Howell!

Max William Bartos (Sing Street) will perform during Fulton Theatre’s virtual cabaret on May 28th at 7:30pm ET! Check out this sneak peek:

Bonale Fambrini (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The King and I) will take part in Jim Caruso’s Pajama Cast Party on May 25th at 8pm ET!

And check out this Nick Jr. commercial featuring Sebastian Ortiz (A Christmas Carol)!

“Never Rarely Sometimes Always” with Talia Ryder Available On-Demand Nationwide, SING STREET Cast Album Postponed to April 17th, and more!

Today and yesterday, we are throwing it back both to the live telecasts we’ve seen over our ten-year history, and to the shows like The Addams Family, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Elf, and The Scottsboro Boys, all of which Young Broadway Actor News covered in 2010, its first year of existence. Stay tuned for a 10th Anniversary announcement on Monday! #YoungBway10

“Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” with Talia Ryder (Matilda), arrives on-demand nationwide as of today!

The cast album release date for Sing Street has been pushed back to April 17th, according to iTunes. We’ll keep you updated on its upcoming release!

The original Broadway “Bechdel kids” of Fun Home created another video, this time to support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS!

 

Kaden Amari Anderson (Caroline, Or Change) took part in Shine Theatre Arts Project’s virtual cabaret this week!

Congrats to Laila Drew (Generation Me), who guest starred on last night’s episode of “Law & Order: SVU”!

Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert) joined today’s episode of “Broadway Jackbox” with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen)! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Today, Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King) stopped by (YOUNG)’s Instagram account (@YoungBroadwaySeries) to chat about the industry! And yesterday, the (YOUNG) Instagram hosted a livestreamed concert from Kaylin Hedges (The Bedwetter)! Be sure to check out their account.

 

 

The Broadway production of Frozen is now taking video submissions from Equity members. If you are a non-Equity performer, please see this link for submitting for Young Anna and Young Elsa!

Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor), guest starring Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie)!

Did you watch and live tweet along with the Broadway alumni of “John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch” yesterday?

 

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Caroline, Or Change and The Bedwetter!



NYMF Awards Announced, KINKY BOOTS Sings Cyndi Lauper at 54 Below Tonight, and more!

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Play Like a Winner, Generation Me, and Peace, Love and Cupcakes all won NYMF Awards! Zoe Wilson won an Outstanding Individual Performance Award for Play Like a Winner; Carrie Berk won an Outstanding Individual Performance Award for Peace, Love and Cupcakes, and the show received a special citation for “Building A Movement Through Musical Theatre”; and Milo Manheim and Julia Nightingale won performance awards for Generation Me, as well as Best Musical and many other awards for the show! Find out more in these Facebook and Instagram posts:



The cast of Kinky Boots, including Devin Trey Campbell, Christopher Convery, Jesús Del Orden, and Jake Katzman, is singing the music of Cyndi Lauper at 54 Below! Get more details on 54Below.com.

Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables) appears in this commercial for Monopoly! Check it out:


And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, On Your Feet, School of Rock, Anastasia, A Bronx Tale, and Frozen!

 

SCHOOL OF ROCK and A BRONX TALE Cast Departures, THE TRAVELING LADY and NYMF Shows Close, and more!

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Happy Trails to Gianna Harris, Brandon Niederauer, Sammy Ramirez, Paul Luke Bonenfant, Raghav Mehrotra, and Jersey Sullivan, who all played their final performance in School of Rock today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you!

Happy Trails to Hudson Loverro, who played his final performance in A Bronx Tale today! Congrats on a great run!

Finally, Happy Trails to the companies of The Traveling Lady, Play Like a Winner, Generation Me, and Peace, Love and Cupcakes, which all finished their runs today! Best of luck in all your future endeavors!

Christian Mullins (Kinky Boots tour) made his Broadway debut in Kinky Boots this week!

Watch footage from the A Bronx Tale performance at this week’s Broadway in Bryant Park below or on BroadwayWorld.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, School of Rock, Kinky Boots, On Your Feet, Generation Me, A Bronx Tale, The Lion King, Anastasia, and Frozen!

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Happy Belated Birthday to Nicole Scimeca, Avey Noble on “What Would You Do?,” and more!

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Happy Belated Birthday to Nicole Scimeca (Anastasia)! We hope you had a great day!

Alum Avey Noble (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) guest starred on What Would You Do? tonight on ABC at 9pm!

YBAN’s Audrey was at the opening of Peace, Love and Cupcakes last night and had a great time! Congratulations everyone!

Broadway in the Boros featured a performance from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory this afternoon in Borough Hall Plaza!

Alyssa Marvin (Number the Stars, Dream Street), Madeleine Pace (Once), and more will be performing at the Broadway Comedy Club on Sunday at 5pm!

Congrats to Luca Padovan (Marvin’s Room), who has booked the role of Paco on Lifetime’s upcoming series “YOU”!

Milo Manheim (Generation Me) and his mom Camryn Manheim spoke with the New York Post! Check out the article at NYPost.com!

Zoe Wilson (Play Like A Winner) spoke with The Interval NY! Check out the feature at TheIntervalNY.com!

And check out these pictures and videos from the kids of Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Really Rosie, Anastasia, Generation Me, Marvin’s Room, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

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PEACE, LOVE AND CUPCAKES Opens at NYMF, Jersey Sullivan’s Birthday, and more!

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Happy Opening to the cast of Peace, Love and Cupcakes at New York Musical Festival! I saw their opening performance tonight, and it was such a fantastic, fun show. You can still see it now through Sunday!

Happy belated birthday to Jersey Sullivan (School of Rock)! We hope you had a great day, Jersey!

YBAN’s Emily saw Kinky Boots tonight and loved it! Great job, Christopher Convery and Christian Mullins!

Falsettos will arrive on BroadwayHD on August 14th! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Ben Cook (Billy Elliot, Ragtime) has joined the cast of the world premiere of Mean Girls the musical in Washington, D.C.!

Today’s Broadway in Bryant Park featured performances from cast members from A Bronx Tale and Anastasia!

Watch alumni Nico Bustamante (A Room of My Own), Grayson Taylor (Mothers and Sons, New York Spring Spectacular), and Meliki Hurd (Matilda) appear on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, Play Like a Winner, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Peace, Love and Cupcakes, and Generation Me!

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Casey Nadzam’s Birthday, SCHOOL OF ROCK Swings and Understudies Going On This Week, and more!

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Happy belated birthday to Casey Nadzam (Peace, Love and Cupcakes)! We hope you had a great day!

Today through Wednesday, you can catch Chloé Bryan on as Tomika and Ellie Kim on as Madison in School of Rock! Also, Ellie will be on as Shonelle on Friday!

Zoe Wilson and her Play Like a Winner castmates sat with Times Square Chronicles to talk about their show! Read the interview on T2COnline.com.

The teens of Peace, Love and Cupcakes chatted about their show and did the Cupcake Challenge; check it out on BroadwayWiz.com!

Generation Me will have a preview concert at 54 Below on Sunday! Find out more HERE.

Once On This Island is holding an open casting call for African-American girls ages 7-11! Get more details:

And here are pictures from the kids of On Your Feet, Frozen, Miss Saigon, School of Rock, Peace, Love and Cupcakes, and Anastasia!

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ASSASSINS Opens at New York City Center, FALSETTOS Screens in Theaters for the First Time Tonight, and more!

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Happy Opening to Hudson Loverro and the cast of Assassins at New York City Center! Break a leg! Check out highlights below or on BroadwayWorld.com.

Tonight was the first screening of Falsettos in movie theaters!

Sophia Anne Caruso (Runaways, Blackbird, Lazarus, The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!) has joined the cast of the workshop of The Secret Life of Bees! Find out more on EW.com.

She Loves Me and Holiday Inn now have PBS premiere dates! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Get a glimpse of a two-show day at Anastasia on Playbill.com!

Eduardo Hernandez (On Your Feet) has joined the cast of Really Rosie at New York City Center! Congrats, Eddy!



And here are pictures and videos from the kids of A Bronx Tale, On Your Feet, Kinky Boots, and Peace, Love and Cupcakes!

 

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