SING STREET Cast Album Out Now, IN THE HEIGHTS Film Adaptation Pushed Back to 2021, Drama Desk Nominations Announced, and more!

Check out these throwbacks to the 2014 Tony Awards: a performance from the company of Violet as well as the boys of Finding Neverland performing alongside Jennifer Hudson prior to the show “flying” to Broadway:

The cast album of Sing Street is out now!

The film adaptation of In The Heights has been pushed back to 2021. Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

The nominations for this year’s Drama Desk Awards were announced today! See below for a list of nominations for our featured shows, and the full list on BroadwayWorld.com.

  • Outstanding Play – The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez
  • Outstanding Musical – The Secret Life of Bees at Atlantic Theater Company
  • Outstanding Actor in a Play – Kyle Soller for The Inheritance
  • Outstanding Actress in a Play – Rose Byrne for Medea at BAM
  • Outstanding Actress in a Musical – Saycon Sengbloh for The Secret Life of Bees
  • 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 Featured Actress in a Musical – LaChanze for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Outstanding Director of a Play – Stephen Daldry for The Inheritance
  • Outstanding Music – Duncan Sheik for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Outstanding Lyrics – Susan Birkenhead for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Outstanding Book of a Musical – Lynn Nottage for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical – Mark Thompson for Tina
  • Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical – Jane Cox for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical – Bruno Poet for Tina
  • Outstanding Projection Design – Julia Frey for Medea
  • 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
  • Outstanding Adaptation – Mojada by Luis Alfaro at The Public Theater

Also nominated in several categories each were the Broadway revival of West Side Story, which features alumni Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King) and Jacob Guzman (Newsies) and Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Scotland, PA, which featured Will Meyers (Generation Me). Finally, WP Theater (which produced Our Dear Dead Drug Lord) and its founder Julia Miles received a special award.

“Broadway Jackbox” with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) continued with an episode earlier today that featured stars from Disney Channel, including alum Meg Donnelly (The Sound of Music LIVE)! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Recent live-streamed concerts on the (YOUNG) Instagram account featured Gianna Harris (School of Rock) and Caroline Basu (School of Rock)!

Alum Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story), currently starring in Mrs. Doubtfire, stopped by “Stars In The House” yesterday alongside Rob McClure, Jenn Gambatese, and more! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

Charlotte MacLeod (The Bedwetter) appeared on a recent episode of “Cyberchase for Real” on PBS Kids!

Joshua Turchin’s (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) “The Early Night Show” is now on Broadway Podcast Network! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

The Earth Day Live livestream tomorrow, April 22nd, will feature alumni Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen), Sydney Lucas (Fun Home), Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos, Really Rosie), Oscar Williams (Fun Home), Zell Steele Morrow (Assassins, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Mary Page Marlowe, Really Rosie, Fun Home), Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda), Alexander Bello (Caroline, Or Change, The Rose Tattoo, All My Sons), Mehret Marsh (Tina, The Lion King), Jeremy T. Villas (Kinky Boots, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown), Nicky Torchia (The King and I, Kinky Boots), Jake Katzman (Kinky Boots), Sway Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street), Samuel Li Weintraub (Miss Saigon), Gregory Ye (Miss Saigon), Jace Chen (Miss Saigon), and more, including some of their siblings. Get more information on Broadway.com!

Thank you to Zoe Glick (The Bedwetter, Unknown Soldier, Frozen) and Makayla Joy Connolly (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) for their video messages for our 10th anniversary!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of 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!




YBAN Interview with Maya Jade Frank and Tehya Rose Frank, DISASTER Opening Night Photos, and more!

Maya Jade and Tehya Rose Frank

Maya Jade and Tehya Rose Frank

YBAN interviewed Maya Jade Frank (Evita, Mary Poppins, A Little Princess) and Tehya Rose Frank in honor of their upcoming LA cabaret for 13 Wishes! Read the interview HERE, and get tickets to the 13 Wishes cabaret on 13Wishes.net!

Check out photo coverage from the opening night curtain call of Disaster! on BroadwayWorld.com!

Sisters Hayley Feinstein (Fiddler on the Roof, A Little Princess) and Tori Feinstein (Matilda, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!) will perform at the 5:30pm Cabaret for a Cause performance next week! Get tickets now for both performances on CabaretForACause.us.

Lyrics for Life is fast approaching! Get tickets for the LA event HERE!

Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock) will take part in a benefit for Long Island High School for the Arts next Monday! Get more information on Newsday.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Women Without Men, On Your Feet, School of Rock, and Disaster!


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Danielle Becht in “James and the Giant Peach” NJ Premiere, Lilla Crawford Interview, and more!

Danielle Becht (Dream Street) will star as James in the New Jersey premiere of James and the Giant Peach! Congrats, Danielle! The show runs from March 11th through April 3rd, 2016. Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

Lilla Crawford (Annie, Billy Elliot) spoke to BroadwayWorld about her upcoming film “Little Miss Perfect”! Read the interview HERE.

The 13 Wishes cabaret in LA is this Sunday! Get tickets and more information now on 13Wishes.net.

Mattea Conforti (Matilda) is highlighted in “The Progress”! Read the article on NewJerseyHills.com.

Next week, Cabaret for a Cause performs two shows to benefit Story Shifters! Get tickets and more information on CabaretForACause.us.

Raquel Wallace (Dream Street) will take part in Lyrics for Life on March 19th in L.A.! Get tickets and more information on LyricsForLifeNYC.com.

Listen to “Free 2 Love,” a new song by Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars), HERE! It will soon be available on iTunes. Check out a picture of Alexa in the recording studio, as well as a picture of her filming a promo for her new movie, below!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Dream Street, On Your Feet, Matilda, Fun Home, and School of Rock!


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FUN HOME Spotify Sessions Now Available, THE LION KING Open Call, and more!

Fun Home

Fun Home recently participated in Spotify Sessions, and it is now available for listening! Find out more on Playbill.com.

The Lion King is holding an open call for kids in Washington, D.C.! Get more information on Playbill.com, and break a leg if you audition!

Check out Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables) singing “I See the Light” from Tangled!

13 Wishes, a non profit created by Maya Jade Frank (Evita, Mary Poppins, A Little Princess) and Tehya Frank, will have a cabaret in L.A. on March 13th! Get details on 13Wishes.net, and in the picture below.

Baylee Littrell (Disaster!) is featured on Yahoo! Watch the video below and read the article HERE.

Oscar Williams (Fun Home) is featured on Humans of Broadway! Check it out below:

The cast of Tuck Everlasting talked to TheaterMania about the show! Watch the video below or on TheaterMania.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, School of Rock, On Your Feet, Tuck Everlasting, Finding Neverland, and Matilda!


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New Year’s, Jeremy T. Villas’s Last KINKY BOOTS Performances, and more!

Thank you all for a successful 2015! Our website turned 5 and 24 new productions opened this year and passed through our website, one of which won the Tony for Best Musical. And one of our very own was honored with a Tony nomination! Here are some personal highlights from the year: the Tony Awards and our staff members meeting so many alumni! We are so grateful for all of the alumni, parents, and fans who support us. This year was incredible. Thank you and happy new year!

New Years Eve 2015

Read Jeremy T. Villas‘s post below to find out when your last chances to see him as Young Lola in Kinky Boots are!

Oona Laurence (Matilda) will no longer be participating in the Broadway kid panel at BroadwayCon–BUT, a new guest is TBA! Check out Cabaret for a Cause‘s post below to find out more:

Congratulations to Jersey Sullivan, who went on as Freddy in School of Rock last night! Here he is with his castmates:

i just wanted to congratulate jersey for doing an amazing job as Freddy tonight!🎸🎶👏

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And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Les Miserables, Dream Street, Matilda, Finding Neverland, and Fun Home!


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Best of Broadway 2015, SCHOOL OF ROCK and RUTHLESS! in the news, and more!

Fun Home

Our Broadway and Off-Broadway shows made a couple of this year’s Best of Theatre lists! In Entertainment Weekly, The King and I is 9th, The Audience is 5th, and Fun Home is 2nd. Time Magazine ranks Lazarus (11th), Finding Neverland (9th), The King and I (4th) among its list. Congratulations, everyone! You can view the full lists at Time.com and EW.com.

The kids of School of Rock and Ruthless! were featured in different articles today! Take a look at the links below.

BB Kids: Bobbi MacKenzie and More Make Broadway Debuts in School of Rock
Westfield girl lights up stage in off-Broadway production of ‘Ruthless!’

Congrats to Sofia Roma Rubino (School of Rock) who went on for Summer last night – the same night as her birthday!

Congratulations to Maria May (Billy Elliot) who will appear on “What Would You Do?” yet again! Her air date is TBA.

A performance schedule for The Lion King kids is out now! You can view the schedule at Julian Silva’s FB fan page.

Lots of opportunities this month to see our past and current kids in action! Kids from Fun Home, Sound of Music LIVE, and more will perform with This Way 2 Broadway, a showcase after a culmination of workshops, for young actors on Monday night (Dec. 14th) at 6pm at Symphony Space! More details can be found at BroadwayWorld.com. Then on Dec. 18th-19th, kids from Motown and Dream Street will perform in Evergreen at Prospect Theatre Company! Get your tickets at ProspectTheatre.org.

Go behind-the-scenes of Ruthless! and watch Tori Murray prep for the stage by watching the video below:

And here are more pictures and videos from the kids of Les Miserables, School of Rock, King and I, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Matilda, Fun Home, Lazarus, and Dream Street!

 


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Shahadi Wright Joseph to Join SCHOOL OF ROCK, Lyrics for Life Production Photo, and more!

Congratulations to Shahadi Wright Joseph, who after departing The Lion King in the near future, will join the company of School of Rock! Check out her announcement and some of her last few pictures at The Lion King below:

Check out this production picture from Lyrics for Life, featuring kids from Dream Street, Number the Stars, and Once!

And here are pictures from the kids of The Lion King, Fun Home, Matilda, Finding Neverland, Les Miserables, Kinky Boots, and The King and I!


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Mavis Simpson-Ernst on “Broad City,” KINKY BOOTS Has 1,000th Performance, and more!

Congrats to Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita, A Little Princess), who will be in a future episode of “Broad City” as Young Abbi! You can see her picture with Abbi Jacobson above, and keep an eye out for her episode!

Congratulations to the company of Kinky Boots, which played its 1,000th performance on Broadway tonight! Here’s to 1,000 more! Get more info on this exciting milestone on BroadwayWorld.com.

Reminder! Kids from Matilda, Evita, Les Miserables, Big Fish, Finding Neverland, and School of Rock sing “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” at 54 Below on September 2nd and 3rd! Get more information on 54Below.com!

Congrats to Carly Tamer, who will play Amy Carter in the Public Theater’s upcoming production of First Daughter Suite! Get more information on Broadway.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Matilda, Finding Neverland, Fun Home, Kinky Boots, Newsies, and The King and I!


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KINKY BOOTS Launches Digital Lottery, Alum in Yahoo Voiceover, and more!

Kinky Boots

Starting July 13th, Kinky Boots will hold a digital lottery for every performance! To enter, all you need to do is enter via Jujamcyn.com between curtain time of the previous performance and three and a half hours before the next performance. For more information, go to TheatreMania.com.

Congrats to Ryan Quigley (The Winslow Boy) who is recording a Yahoo voiceover very soon! We will let you know of any other details.

And here are more pictures from the kids of Matilda, Ruthless!, Dream Street, Les Miserables, Finding Neverland, Fun Home, and The King and I!


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