Happy Thanksgiving, Jaden Waldman in Online Reading of COME FIND ME, and Sami Bray Joins Virtual Production of KRIS KRINGLE!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We are incredibly thankful for all of you for your support as we all navigate through a challenging time in the arts. We also wanted to recognize all frontline workers for their brave actions each and every day. We love you!

And on our last day of Thanksgiving throwbacks, we’re throwing it back to the cast of School of Rock performing during the 2016 CBS Thanksgiving Parade!

Jaden Waldman (Caroline, Or Change, Radio City Christmas Spectacular) recently took part in an online reading of the new musical Come Find Me! Get more details on ComeFindMeMusical.com.

Sami Bray (The Bedwetter, 1984) has joined the cast of the upcoming virtual production of Kris Kringle!

The Lydia Lowdown and Other Panels from Playhouse by SDM, WOMEN WITHOUT MEN Streaming Through July 19, and more!

Playhouse by SDM’s “The Lydia Lowdown,” a Q&A with Sophia Anne Caruso (Beetlejuice, Blackbird, Runaways, The Nether, Lazarus, The Sound of Music Live, Ruthless!), Presley Ryan (Beetlejuice, Fun Home, The Sound of Music Live, A Little Princess), and Dana Steingold, happened earlier today! Here’s a look at some of the other virtual workshops happening this week via Playhouse by SDM; register at this link.

The Off-Broadway production of Women Without Men is now streaming through July 19th on the Mint Theater Company’s website, along with two of their other production archive videos! Watch it HERE.

The York Theatre Company’s Big reunion panel was earlier today! Did you tune in?

Watch this PSA featuring Cayen Martin (The Lion King), Nathaniel McIntyre (The Lion King), and Teshi Thomas (The Lion King):

Jack Richman (Peace, Love and Cupcakes) has released a new EP called “Stellar”! Get it HERE.

Check out Aliya “Jo” Ramey (The Lion King) and Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables) in Rising Talent Magazine’s recent virtual concert!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Trevor, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Caroline, Or Change, and Sing Street!





Cast of BIG at York Theatre Company to Reunite Virtually, Gianna Harris and Walter Russell III in Podcasts, and more!

The cast of York Theatre Company’s production of Big will reunite for a virtual panel on July 6th at 7:10pm EST! Register HERE.

Gianna Harris (School of Rock) participated in an episode of the “Suck It” podcast earlier tonight!

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Tonight from the @mightyoakmovie @thegiannaharris Gianna "GiGi" Harris is a singer, stage and screen actress born and raised in NJ. Gigi is most notably known for her work in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway and Touring Production's  "School of Rock the Musical."  She neared 800 performances prior to her "graduation" from Horace Green.   Other works include; "Working in Theater", "I Have A Voice", Sesame Street, "The O Clocks",Good Morning America and the 70th Annual Tony Awards.Gigi is very passionate about mental health awareness and LGBTQ equality #funny #listen #lmao #lmfao #followers #supportlocalartists #newpodcastalert #podcastepisode #mentalhealth #LGTBQPride #podcastmovement #lgtbqrights #pride2020 #podcastaddict #podcastlove #podcastinglife #podcastlifestyle #mensmentalhealth #unitedwestand #supportlgbtq #suckit #podcastlife #livemusic #sexpositive #womenempowerment #womeninmusic #comedians #podcastersofinstagram

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Also earlier today, Walter Russell III (The Lion King) launched his first “Paw”-cast on Instagram Live with special guest and Nickelodeon star Celina Smith (The Lion King tour)!

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SURPRISE!! I'm launching my PAW-cast 🐾 TODAY at 6PM and my surprise guest is my friend and cub pal, @officiallycelinasmith from @nickelodeon #TylerPerrysYoungDylan 📺 Celina and I will catch up with each other, answer YOUR questions, and maybe do a song, dance, or WHO KNOWS WHAT CAN HAPPEN…… So join us TODAY at 6PM for my first PAW-cast 🐾 #PAWcast #CubStrong #IGLive @wr3hrlm @officiallycelinasmith . . #YoungSimba #BroadwayBaby #VisionBoard2020 #actor #dancer #singer @thelionking @disneyonbroadway @disney #broadway #musical #theatre #broadwaymusical #bway #bwaymusical  #theatrekid #musicaltheatre  #blacktheaterkids #musicals #childactor #musicaltheater #theater #broadwayshow #lionking #disney #disneymusical #thelionking

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Gabriella Pizzolo (Fun Home, Matilda) will take part in the “Well Beings” Virtual Town Hall on July 14th! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

“Respect,” with Skye Dakota Turner (Tina), now has an official release date of Christmas Day, December 25, 2020!

Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Carly Gendell (School of Rock), Malea Emma, and Sarah McKinley Austin (Matilda tour)!

And check out these pictures from the kids of Flying Over Sunset and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!




Sophie and Dalya Knapp in Panel with Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey, Everleigh Rottuno and Lily Buchanan in Commercials, and more!

Check out today’s throwbacks–first to Tony nominee Sydney Lucas singing “Ring of Keys” at the 2015 Tony Awards with Fun Home! #YoungBway10

And to performances at the 2016 and 2017 Tony Awards from School of Rock, Falsettos, and Miss Saigon! #YoungBway10

Sophie Knapp (Once, Dream Street, A Little Princess) and Dalya Knapp (Les Miserables tour) chatted about their careers with the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey today! Get more details HERE.

Look for Everleigh Rottuno in a commercial for Ethan Allen and an ad for Ziploc!

Lily Buchanan (The Underlying Chris) appears in this new ad for Optimum!

Today and yesterday, Ella Dane Morgan (Waitress) and Olivia Chun (School of Rock, The King and I) live-streamed concerts from their homes on (YOUNG)’s Instagram account!

Check out a new song written by Amanda Swickle (Tink!) called “Wings”!

Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) did a cover of “Lean On Me” in honor of Bill Withers!

And here are videos from the kids of Tina and The Lion King!





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!




Brooklyn Nelson to Depart FROZEN, Giuseppe Bausilio to Join the Cast of HAMILTON in Chicago, and more!

Brooklyn Nelson will take her final bow with Frozen this Sunday. Go see her if you can!

Congrats to Giuseppe Bausilio (Billy Elliot, Newsies), who will join the cast of Hamilton in Chicago!

Guess what… I’m in HAMILTON! #hamilton #my shot #hamilchi

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Here’s the trailer for the new Netflix show “The Who Was? Show,” with Lilla Crawford (Annie, Billy Elliot)!

Mia Sinclair Jenness (Mary Page Marlowe, Les Miserables, Number the Stars, The Sound of Music LIVE) will guest star on an episode of “Raven’s Home”!

@ravenshomeofficial makes ME feel at home ❤️

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Akira Golz (Matilda) appeared in this video for Nickelodeon in honor of Earth Day!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Anastasia, Frozen, and Waitress!

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Mikee Castillo’s Birthday, Original Broadway Cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK Appears on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Unmasked” CD, and more!

Happy birthday to Mikee Castillo (The Lion King)! We hope you had a great day, Mikee!

The original kids cast of School of Rock appears on “Unmasked,” a CD collection celebrating the hits of Andrew Lloyd Webber! Get your copy now on Amazon.com.

Here’s video of Kinky Boots celebrating its fifth anniversary!

More tickets are now available for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

Olivia Fanders (A Little Princess) will appear in more print ads for Rubie’s Costume Company!

Olivia will also be performing at the New York Songwriters’ Circle’s Young Performer’s Night on April 9th!

And here are pictures from the kids of The Lion King!

Gregory Diaz IV Joins MATILDA, Update on Giuseppe Bausilio’s Back Surgery, and more!

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Congratulations to Gregory Diaz IV (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown), who has joined the company of Matilda as a swing!

Get an update about Giuseppe Bausilio‘s (Newsies, Billy Elliot) back surgery on BroadwayWorld.com or below!

Watch the kids of Broadway do the Mannequin Challenge at a recording session!

Here’s the company of On Your Feet doing the Mannequin Challenge!

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be livestreamed! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Check out interviews with Bobbi MacKenzie (School of Rock) in the Hillsboro Tribune and BCK Online!

Ella Dane Morgan (Waitress) is featured on 107.7 GNA and in The Daily Gazette!

Tune in to Nick Radio all this week to hear Isabela Moner (Evita) guest DJing!

Jeremy T. Villas (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Kinky Boots) has booked a project for Nickelodeon! Find out more in his Instagram post, and stay tuned for more details as well.

Had fun shooting for Nickelodeon today. #bookedit

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And here are pictures and videos from the kids of On Your Feet, Hairspray Live, Kinky Boots, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Waitress, and School of Rock!

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A BRONX TALE Casting Announced, GoFundMe from Giuseppe Bausilio, and more!

Hudson Loverro (Kinky Boots tour, Ragtime on Ellis Island) and Athan Sporek (Les Miserables, A Day by the Sea) have joined the cast of A Bronx Tale! Hudson will play Young Calogero, and Athan will be the alternate for Young Calogero. Congrats, boys! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Alum Giuseppe Bausilio (Newsies, Billy Elliot), who has appeared in Aladdin and Cats on Broadway since, and is supposed to be in the cast of Hello, Dolly! next year, needs your help! Take a look at his GoFundMe page for his medical expenses HERE.

BroadwayWorld has a ton of coverage from Broadway Flea Market! Check out photos of the booths HERE, and pictures from the autograph table including Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) HERE. Finally, you can watch a video of all the booths you may have missed below or HERE!

“The Women’s Bathroom Project,” a new film featuring Alyssa Marvin (Dream Street, Number the Stars), will screen next month in New York! Find out more in Alyssa’s Facebook post:

“Containment,” featuring Zachary Unger (Big Fish, Chaplin, Newsies), is coming to Netflix on October 21st! Get more information on Inquisitr.com.

And here are pictures from the kids of The King and I, Les Miserables, Matilda, Billy Elliot, Fun Home, School of Rock, Waitress, and On Your Feet!

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Shahadi Wright Joseph Departs SCHOOL OF ROCK, Pictures from HAIRSPRAY LIVE, MATILDA, and more!

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Happy trails to Shahadi Wright Joseph, who played her final performance in School of Rock today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Shahadi–in Hairspray Live and beyond! Here’s Carly Gendell‘s Instagram post wishing Shahadi happy trails:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Hairspray Live, Matilda, Waitress, School of Rock, Falsettos, and On Your Feet!

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