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!




SPRING SPECTACULAR Closes, EVITA and LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Kids on TV, and more!

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Today, the company of New York Spring Spectacular took their final bows. Congratulations on a great run!

Kids from Evita and A Little Night Music are headed to TV – again! Katherine McNamara (A Little Night Music) has been cast as a lead in “Shadowhunters”, a new show premiering on ABC Family. No premiere date has been announced. Isabela Moner‘s (Evita) new show “100 Things to Do Before High School” now has a premiere date! The show will premiere on June 6th at 8:30pm on Nick! Be sure to tune in to both. Congratulations, girls!

Keep voting for our featured shows in the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards!

Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) sat down with legend Chita Rivera and the New York Times to talk about their respective shows and nominations. Read the article HERE.

We have the first video from last weekend’s Tunes in Times Square event! Watch Brooklyn Shuck (Matilda) sing “When I Get My Name in Lights” below:

And here are more pictures from the kids of New York Spring Spectacular, Doctor Zhivago, The Lion King, Fun Home, Finding Neverland, Kinky Boots, and The King and I!

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With my buds so nice to see you @eowyn_young and @alivia314

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Peyton and I from Dance Moms!!

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2 more shows to go! I'm going to miss everyone☹️

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Grayson Taylor (New York Spring Spectacular) taking a class at A Class Act NY!

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THE KING AND I Extends, THE NETHER and PUNK ROCK Honored, and more!

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The King and I has not only extended its run but also has a national tour in the works! The Broadway run is now open ended. For more news on the national tour, go visit our sister site Kids on Tour!

The Nether and Punk Rock were nominated for Best Play in the Off-Broadway Alliance Awards! You can view the full list of nominees over at Broadway.com. Congratulations to all the nominees!

Liberty will celebrate their cast album on June 14th at 54 Below! Doors open at 8:45pm with the show starting at 9:30pm. Star Abigail Shapiro will be in appearance!

We found more videos from Cabaret for a Cause back in April! Please check out the videos below:

Keep voting for our featured shows (as well as Sydney Lucas of Fun Home) in the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards!

Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) reacted to her Broadway nomination with a picture over at Broadway.com! Go see her picture and everyone else’s over HERE.

And here are pictures from the kids of New York Spring Spectacular, The King and I, Iowa, Fun Home, and Les Miserables!


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Broadway.com Audience Choice Award Nominations, Photo Coverage from CABARET FOR A CAUSE, and more!

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Congratulations to Sydney Lucas (Fun Home), who was nominated for a Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Female)! A lot of our featured productions also received nominations–check out our list HERE and the full list of nominees on Broadway.com. Congrats to all!

Check out photo coverage from Cabaret for a Cause on Playbill.com!

We just found a video that Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) did for the Sonnet Project back in July! Check it out below:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Kinky Boots, Iowa, Les Miserables, Matilda, Annie, The King and I, New York Spring Spectacular, and Fun Home!


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A Day in the Life of Sydney Lucas, Alumni on TV, and more!

sydney-fun-home Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) took NewYork.com through her day in the life as she prepares for Fun Home‘s Broadway opening! Read the article HERE.

Lots of TV news from our alumni! Lilla Crawford‘s (Annie) episode of “Forever” aired last night. We will have the link soon. Holly Taylor‘s (Billy Elliot) series “The Americans” has been renewed for a fourth season. And Kyla Carter (Number the Stars) makes her “Wallykazam” debut on Friday, April 3rd, at 12pm. Congratulations, everyone!

James Ignacio (The King and I) was highlighted by The King and I‘s FB fan page. Take a look HERE!

The boys of Finding Neverland were interviewed for the Neverland FB fan page and you can watch that video HERE.

And here are more pictures from the kids of The Lion King, Matilda, Doctor Zhivago, Iowa, New York Spring Spectacular, Fun Home, and Kinky Boots!


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Emily Rosenfeld’s pictures from NEW YORK SPRING SPECTACULAR’s opening night!

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More pictures from the first preview of FUN HOME!

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Oscar Williams (Fun Home) seeing SOMETHING ROTTEN!

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Oona Laurence in SOUTHPAW, Sydney Lucas in Vanity Fair, and more!

Above you’ll find the trailer for Oona Laurence‘s (Matilda) upcoming film “Southpaw” with Jake Gyllenhaal and Forest Whitaker. We’re so excited to see it!

Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) was featured in Vanity Fair just recently where she talks about auditions for Broadway as well as Fun Home rehearsals. Read it HERE!

More photo coverage from opening night of New York Spring Spectacular is now online! Take a look at TheatreMania.com and Colin Critchley’s FB fan page.

And here are more pictures from the kids of Fun Home, The King and I, New York Spring Spectacular, Matilda, and Finding Neverland!


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Selfie with @derekhough !!! #openingnightparty

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Graham Montgomery’s Birthday, Sophia Anne Caruso on TheatreMania, and more!

We’d like to wish a Happy Birthday to Graham Montgomery (Kinky Boots). We hope you had a wonderful day!

Sophia Anne Caruso (The Nether) was highlighted by TheatreMania.com for  The Nether where she talks about her mature role. Read it at TheatreMania.com! Additionally, it was announced that The Nether will be recorded for Lincoln Center!

Congratulations to Ryan Quigley (The Winslow Boy) who has booked a voiceover project for ESL! More details to come.

Be sure to get your tickets for Cabaret for a Cause in NYC on April 27th or LA on June 1st! Purchase tickets at CabaretForACause.us.

The cast of Fun Home did a press event at the Guggenheim over the weekend where they performed songs like “Ring of Keys” and “Raincoat of Love”. Watch below!

Specific air dates and times for the “Making of New York Spring Spectacular” special are below. Be sure to tune in!

WEtv – 3/19 at 10a
Sundance TV – 3/20 at 9:30a
IFC – 3/20 at 11:45a

And here are more pictures from the kids of The Nether, New York Spring Spectacular, Doctor Zhivago, Kinky Boots, Les Miserables, Fun Home, and Matilda!


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“Super Wings” Premieres, MATILDA Kids Sing “Frozen”, and more!

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“Super Wings” premiered on Sprout today! Congratulations to Luca Padovan (Newsies), Colin Critchley (New York Spring Spectacular), and Victoria Dennis (Little Miss Sunshine)!

The kids of Matilda sang with Idina Menzel as part of the new song from “Frozen Fever” called “Making Today A Perfect Day”. You can listen to it below!

The King and I will get a cast album that will drop this summer! The release date is TBA.

Sam Poon (The King and I) and Samantha Cutler (Billy Elliot national tour) will star in their new cabaret “Songs of Our Youth”, comprised of songs from their childhood and teen years. Guests will include kids from Billy Elliot, Motown, and more. The cabaret will take place on Apr. 27th at 7pm at Don’t Tell Mama. More info can be found at DontTellMamaNYC.com.

The cast of New York Spring Spectacular will perform on GMA on March 20th! Not sure if the kids will appear, but we’ll keep you posted!

The Shapiro Sisters were interviewed by Playbill.com as part of a special article about showbiz siblings! Read it HERE.

We’ve added bios to our Finding Neverland page. Please go take a look!

And here are more pictures and video from the kids of The Nether, The King and I, The Lion King, Fun Home, Matilda, and New York Spring Spectacular!




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THE KING AND I and NEW YORK SPRING SPECTACULAR Begin Previews, Timothy TV Cao Singing in “Frozen Fever,” and more!

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Congratulations to the companies of The King and I at Lincoln Center Theater and New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall, both beginning previews tonight!

Timothy TV Cao (Matilda) sings on the single “Making Today a Perfect Day” from “Frozen Fever”! Get the song on iTunes, and check out the BroadwayWorld.com article!

“The Making of The New York Spring Spectacular” will air on AMC, IFC, and Sundance TV on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at 9:00 am Eastern Time! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

And here are videos and pictures from the kids of The Lion King, The King and I, Fun Home, Finding Neverland, New York Spring Spectacular, Matilda, Les Miserables!


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MATILDA and LES MIS kids Make Their Debuts, Emily Rosenfeld’s Birthday, and more!

Happy Birthday to Emily Rosenfeld (New York Spring Spectacular, Annie) who turns 11 today! Hope you had a wonderful day!

The new Matilda and Les Miserables kids make their debut this week! Who are the Matilda kids, you ask? They are Noah Baird (A Christmas Story tour), Beada Briglia (A Christmas Story tour), Cole Alex Edelstein, Grace Matwijec (Mother Jones, White Christmas tour), Jack Mullen (Beauty and the Beast tour), GiaNina Paolantonio, and David Rosenthal! Congratulations, everyone! Special wishes to them on their Matilda debuts and special wishes to Eleanor Koski, Athan Sporek, Sam Chuck, and Fabi Aguirre who debut in Les Miserables this week!

Finding Neverland posted new rehearsal footage! Take a look below:

Promo footage from Fish in the Dark is now online! Watch it at TheatreMania.com.

Broadway.com went backstage at Matilda and took some great pictures! View them HERE.

The King and I highlighted Ian Saraceni today! Take a look at his feature at the King and I FB fan page.

Timothy TV Cao (Matilda) will be part of the brand new song from the upcoming “Frozen” short! Get a sneak peek at BroadwayWorld.com.

And here are more pictures from the kids of Les Miserables, The Lion King, King and I, New York Spring Spectacular, Matilda, Fun Home, The Nether, and Kinky Boots!


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