Athan Sporek Guest Stars on “Law & Order: SVU” This Thursday, Samuel Li Weintraub Books Episode of “Sesame Street,” and more!

Athan Sporek (A Bronx Tale, Les Miserables, A Day by the Sea) will guest star on “Law & Order: SVU” this Thursday!

Samuel Li Weintraub (Miss Saigon) has booked an episode of “Sesame Street”!

The soundtrack of the new movie “Jingle Jangle,” starring Madalen Mills (School of Rock), is now available wherever you get your music! Click here to listen on Spotify now.

Also, our holiday playlist is back this year, with tracks featuring the kids of Broadway, Off-Broadway, and national tours! We’ll continue to update the playlist with new holiday originals and takes on old classics as the season goes on. Listen on our Spotify page!

Here’s a new episode of “Kyla’s Korner,” hosted by Kyla Carter (Number the Stars)!

Check out these pictures and videos from the recent online concert of the new musical The Perfect Fit!

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Finally, enjoy this throwback video of the cast of Finding Neverland performing “Believe” at the 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

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!




Full TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE Lineup Announced, Sami Bray and Gregory Diaz IV in ZURICH Off-Off-Broadway, and more!

Get the full list of Tunes in Times Square performers on MagicalMusic.org! Madison Elizabeth Lagares (School of Rock), who we announced as one of the performers, is scheduled to appear at 5:15pm.

Zurich is playing Off-Off-Broadway right now at New York Theatre Workshop with Sami Bray (1984) and Gregory Diaz IV (Matilda, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown) in the cast! Find out more on NYTW.org.

Go check out Finn Douglas (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) in “After Forever” on Amazon Prime!

Alexa Valentino (Dream Street, Number the Stars) recently provided voiceover for a new animation pilot, and has also booked another new project–details on that one are TBA. Check out her posts for more information!

You can catch the American Theater Wing’s Centennial Gala, with Evie Dolan (School of Rock), streaming now on BroadwayHD! Here’s a clip of Evie’s performance:

Nala Hamilton (The Lion King) will be joining the tour of The Lion King, just for this week!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Kinky Boots, Gettin’ The Band Back Together, School of Rock, Waitress, Frozen, and The Lion King!


FINDING NEVERLAND Final Bow Photo Coverage, LYRICS FOR LIFE and RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Tickets On Sale, and more!

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Check out pictures from Finding Neverland‘s final bow on BroadwayWorld.com and TheaterMania.com!

Get your tickets for Lyrics for Life on KidsOfTheArts.com!

Tickets for Radio City Christmas Spectacular are also on sale now! Get yours on Broadway.com.

Nia Sioux (Trip of Love) has been cast in the film “Take Two for Faith”! Find out more in her Instagram post:

So excited to be shooting my first film … learning my lines for "Take Two for Faith"

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Here’s a sneak peek at the new Maati Baani project with Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock)!

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


Goodbye Message from FINDING NEVERLAND, Gabby Gutierrez on for Katie in SCHOOL OF ROCK, and more!

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Check out this 23-minute long goodbye message from Finding Neverland!

Also, here’s video of the show’s last curtain call!

Gabby Gutierrez is on for Katie in School of Rock tonight! Break a leg, Gabby!

See Anthony Rosenthal at his first day of Falsettos rehearsal on Broadway.com!

In case you missed it, here’s Sophia Gennusa (Matilda, Doctor Zhivago) singing the National Anthem!

Parents! Is your kid dreaming about a Broadway career? Lauren Hirsh and Becky Cherlin Baird are hosting a workshop to discuss the reality of a child’s Broadway career and how it affects the family. Reserve your space by Sept. 1st HERE!

The Cabaret for a Cause kids will perform again at the 92Y Street Festival! Find out more:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Les Miserables, On Your Feet, Finding Neverland, and Fun Home!

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FINDING NEVERLAND Closes, Gaten Matarazzo Featured on BroadwayWorld, and more!

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Happy trails to the company of Finding Neverland! We can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you!

Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) is featured on BroadwayWorld! Read the article HERE.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Les Miserables, School of Rock, Matilda, Kinky Boots, Waitress, On Your Feet, and The Lion King!

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CABARET FOR A CAUSE Tonight, RAGTIME on Ellis Island Cast Announced, and more!

Cabaret for a Cause is tonight! Get more details on CabaretForACause.us!

The cast for the upcoming production of Ragtime on Ellis Island has been announced! It will include Aviva Winick (Matilda), Hudson Loverro (Kinky Boots tour), Douglas Baldeo (Kinky Boots), Carly Waldman (Dream Street), and others! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Tonight, Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots) and Alexandria Suarez (On Your Feet) take the stage at Broadway Stands Up For Freedom! Find out more about the event HERE.

Leon C. Outlaw Jr. (Motown) will perform at The Cutting Room on August 8th! Get tickets and more details on TheCuttingRoomNYC.com.

Check out photo coverage from Motown‘s Gypsy Robe Ceremony on BroadwayWorld.com! Also, watch TheaterMania’s video from Motown rehearsals below!

Check out a video from Finding Neverland‘s Broadway in Bryant Park performance below or on BroadwayWorld.com!

This week, you can catch new episodes of “Stuck in the Middle,” which features Jenna Ortega (New York Spectacular), on Disney Channel at 8pm! Find out more in Jenna’s Instagram post:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The King and I, Motown, School of Rock, New York Spectacular, Cabaret for a Cause, and Les Miserables!





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RADIO CITY Ballerinas To Return, LIBERTY To Close, and more!

Alexandra Hoffman Rachel QuinerCongrats to Alexandra Hoffman and Rachel Quiner who will reprise the role of Clara at this year’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular! More casting to come. Congrats, girls!

Unfortunately, Liberty will play its last performance on July 24th. See it while you can!

Congrats to Ruthless! which recently celebrated its 1-year anniversary!

Sophie Knapp (Once) has booked a short film called “Wishful Whiskers”! More details to come. Congrats, Sophie!

It is confirmed that the entire cast of Fun Home will perform a benefit concert in Orlando! On July 24th, the entire company will perform at Dr. Phillips Center to benefit Equality Florida. For more information, go to TheStageReview.net.

Video from the Teen Mash Mob (with Evie Dolan and Brandon Niederauer of School of Rock) is now up on YouTube! Watch below:

Alexandria Suarez (On Your Feet) was interviewed on Univision recently! Take a look at the full interview at Univision.com

And here are more pictures from the kids of Finding Neverland, Motown, School Of Rock, Matilda, New York Spectacular, and Trip of Love!


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TUCK EVERLASTING Cast at Barnes & Noble Tomorrow, TRIP OF LOVE Photo Coverage, and more!

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Tomorrow, the cast of Tuck Everlasting will celebrate the release of their cast album at Barnes & Noble! Get more information in the Instagram post below:

Check out photo coverage from Nia Sioux‘s opening night in Trip of Love on TheaterMania.com and BroadwayWorld.com! And watch her teaching you how to make kale chips in the video below!

Jenna Ortega (New York Spectacular) talked to NBC about diversity in media! Watch/read on NBCNews.com.

Check out this interview that Lilla Crawford (Annie, Billy Elliot) did with the Rockettes about New York Spectacular!

And here are pictures from the kids of Trip of Love, Finding Neverland, Fun Home, Kinky Boots, New York Spectacular, and School of Rock!


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