TINA, THE INHERITANCE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE ROSE TATTOO, and BETRAYAL Nominated for Tony Awards; “A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting” and “Social Distance” Out On Netflix Today; and more!

The nominations for this year’s Tony Awards were announced today! Check out the full list on TonyAwards.com, and see below for a list of nominees from our featured shows:

  • Best Play – The Inheritance by Matthew López
  • Best Musical – Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Book of a Musical – Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, book by Katori Hall, Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins
  • Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre – A Christmas Carol, music by Christopher Nightingale
  • Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre – The Inheritance, music by Paul Englishby
  • Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre – The Rose Tattoo, music by Fitz Patton and Jason Michael Webb
  • Best Revival of a Play – Betrayal
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play – Andrew Burnap for The Inheritance
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play – Tom Hiddleston for Betrayal
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical – Adrienne Warren for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play – John Benjamin Hickey for The Inheritance
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play – Paul Hilton for The Inheritance
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play – Lois Smith for The Inheritance
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical – Daniel J. Watts for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical – Myra Lucretia Taylor for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Scenic Design of a Play – Bob Crowley for The Inheritance
  • Best Scenic Design of a Play – Soutra Gilmour for Betrayal
  • Best Scenic Design of a Play – Rob Howell for A Christmas Carol
  • Best Scenic Design of a Musical – Mark Thompson and Jeff Sugg for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Costume Design of a Play – Bob Crowley for The Inheritance
  • Best Costume Design of a Play – Rob Howell for A Christmas Carol
  • Best Costume Design of a Play – Clint Ramos for The Rose Tattoo
  • Best Costume Design of a Musical – Mark Thompson for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Lighting Design of a Play – Jon Clark for The Inheritance
  • Best Lighting Design of a Play – Hugh Vanstone for A Christmas Carol
  • Best Lighting Design of a Musical – Bruno Poet for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Sound Design of a Play – Paul Arditti and Christopher Reid for The Inheritance
  • Best Sound Design of a Play – Simon Baker for A Christmas Carol
  • Best Sound Design of a Musical – Nevin Steinberg for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Direction of a Play – Stephen Daldry for The Inheritance
  • Best Direction of a Play – Jamie Lloyd for Betrayal
  • Best Direction of a Musical – Phyllida Lloyd for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Choreography – Anthony Van Laast for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Orchestrations – Ethan Popp for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

“A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting,” starring Broadway alumni Oona Laurence (Matilda) and Lynn Masako Cheng (The King and I), arrived on Netflix today! Watch it now!

Also today, Netflix’s new anthology series “Social Distance” became available to stream! “Social Distance” features Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni Kylie Liya Page (Les Miserables), Niles Fitch (The Lion King, Our Lady of Kibeho, “This Is Us”), Ava DeMary (Matilda, Billy Elliot, Evita), and Will Meyers (Generation Me)!

Analise Scarpaci (Mrs. Doubtfire, Matilda, A Christmas Story) will perform at Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Annual Gala on November 12th! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

“Stranger Things” star and Broadway alum Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) is appearing in a new ad for Nike!

Walter Russell III (The Lion King) shared another new episode of “The PAW-cast” on his Instagram Live today, with special guest Mikari Tarpley (The Lion King tour)!

And check out these videos from the kids of The Lion King and Trevor!




Creative Arts Emmys Begin Tonight, Voting Now Open for BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage: Dance Edition, and more!

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The five-night-long Creative Arts Emmy Awards begin tonight on Emmys.com! Good luck to this year’s nominees–especially those featuring our young Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni!

Voting is now open for the next round of BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage: Dance Edition competition! Be sure to vote for alum Kathryn Zimmer (Matilda) at this link!

Joshua Colley (Les Miserables, Newsies, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown) was one of the special guests during Jim Caruso’s Pajama Cast Party earlier tonight! Find out more HERE.

Kids of the Arts’ virtual production of A Knight at the Museum will stream on September 26th and 27th and will feature alumni Jonah Mussolino (Caroline, Or Change, A Bronx Tale), Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord), Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots), Suri Marrero (Frozen, The Lion King), Jordan Cole (School of Rock), and many more.

In case you missed it, here’s the newest episode of “Kyla’s Korner,” hosted by Kyla Carter (Number the Stars)!

Layla Capers (The Lion King, School of Rock) recently volunteered with CEBPA to give kids the backpacks and school supplies they need to start the school year strong!

Speaking of starting strong, we hope everyone has a safe and fun school year, no matter how you’re attending. Here’s how the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and The Bedwetter started the school year!

“John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch,” “Little Fires Everywhere,” and More Nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards; New Episode of “The Early Night Show”; and more!

Lots of TV shows, specials, and movies featuring Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni were nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards this morning! Nominees featuring our alumni included “John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch,” “Little Fires Everywhere,” and more; check out the full list of nominations at Emmys.com.

Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Annabelle Wachtel (School of Rock), Parker Weathersbee, and Aubee Billie!

Here’s Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord) performing during Rising Talent Magazine’s concert for The Actors Fund!

And here are pictures from the kids of Trevor, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Flying Over Sunset, and The Lion King!






“Mighty Oak” with Gianna Harris Out On Amazon Prime and Apple TV+, Brynn Williams Appearing in 3 Virtual Presentations, and more!

“Mighty Oak,” with Gianna Harris (School of Rock), arrived on Amazon Prime and Apple TV+ today! Stream it now!

Brynn Williams (13, Bye Bye Birdie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, In My Life, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) took part in a virtual presentation of the musical Legendary earlier tonight, and will perform in Freedom Riders on July 10th, both as part of the Allen & Gray Musical Theater Festival, to raise money for BC/EFA and Broadway for Racial Justice! Get tickets on AllenAndGray.com.

Brynn will also be performing in an upcoming New Works Series stream from New York Theatre Barn on July 15th! Get more details on Playbill.com.

John Mulaney has announced that two “Sack Lunch Bunch” specials are heading to Comedy Central! Find out more on Variety.com.

Be sure to register for this week’s classes from Broadway Babysitters HERE!

And here are pictures from the kids of The Bedwetter and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!




Drama League Award Nominations Announced, New Episodes of “Ghostwriter” with Amadi Chapata Now Streaming on AppleTV+, and more!

Lots of our featured shows received nominations for this year’s Drama League Awards! Get the full list on Playbill.com, and see the nominations for shows we’ve covered below:

  • Outstanding Production of a Play – The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez
  • Outstanding Production of a Musical – The Secret Life of Bees by Lynn Nottage, Duncan Sheik, and Susan Birkenhead
  • Outstanding Production of a Musical – Sing Street by Gary Clark, John Carney, and Enda Walsh
  • Outstanding Production of a Musical – Tina: The Tina Turner Musical by Frank Ketelaar, Katori Hall, and Kees Prins
  • Outstanding Revival of a Play – Betrayal by Harold Pinter
  • Outstanding Revival of a Play – Medea, a new adaptation of the Euripides text by Simon Stone
  • Outstanding Revival of a Play – The Rose Tattoo by Tennessee Williams
  • Distinguished Performance Award – Rose Byrne for Medea
  • Distinguished Performance Award – Halley Feiffer for The Pain of My Belligerence
  • Distinguished Performance Award – Paul Hilton for The Inheritance
  • Distinguished Performance Award – Brenock O’Connor for Sing Street
  • Distinguished Performance Award – Marisa Tomei for The Rose Tattoo
  • Distinguished Performance Award – Adrienne Warren for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

New episodes of “Ghostwriter,” with Amadi Chapata (School of Rock), are now streaming on AppleTV+!

“I Am Woman,” a concert produced by Emerson Steele (Violet) and featuring Allie Trimm (13, Bye Bye Birdie) and Brynn Williams (13, Bye Bye Birdie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, In My Life, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), streamed tonight from 54 Below’s YouTube channel! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) held the latest episode of “Broadway Jackbox” earlier today! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Shaylin Becton (The Lion King) just released a new single called “Check”! Listen HERE.

You can watch Sing Street‘s livestream now through May 4th!

Check out the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Gianna Harris (School of Rock) and Ellis Gage!

Roman Engel (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) is appearing in a commercial for Connections Academy!

“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!



ANATOMY OF A SUICIDE Opens at Atlantic Theater Company, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Closes at York Theatre Company, and more!

Happy Opening to Ava Briglia and the company of Anatomy of a Suicide at Atlantic Theater Company! Break a leg, everyone! Here are some new production photos with Ava:

Happy Trails to Joshua Turchin and the company of Forbidden Broadway, which finished its run at the York Theatre Company earlier this week! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you.

Ashley Brooke (Doctor Zhivago, Dream Street), Gregory Diaz IV (Matilda, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Pedro Pan), and Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos, Really Rosie) guest starred on tonight’s episode of “New Amsterdam” on NBC!

Congratulations to Willow McCarthy (The Ferryman, Matilda, 1984), who recently booked a feature film alongside tour alum Aubin Bradley (Les Miserables tour)!

Carrie Berk (Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Camp Rolling Hills) will play Karina in Brat TV’s new show “Stage Fright”! Get more details from Girls’ Life.

Sam Poon (The King and I, Macbeth, Runaways), currently in the Broadway-bound Sing Street, is releasing a new album, out February 28th! Pre-save it now wherever you stream music.

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Mateo Lizcano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) performed with his school during Josh Groban’s concert at Radio City Music Hall last weekend!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Flying Over Sunset, Beetlejuice, BroadwayCon, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Sing Street, Medea, Frozen, Caroline, Or Change, Tina, and The Lion King!














Ryan Buggle’s Birthday, Gabriel Amoroso and Malcolm Fuller to Join HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, and more!

Happy belated birthday to Ryan Buggle (The Inheritance)! We hope you had a great day, Ryan!

Congratulations to Gabriel Amoroso (currently appearing in Medea at BAM) and Malcolm Fuller, who will both make their Broadway debuts in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child this spring!

Here’s the trailer for the new animated feature “Ne Zha,” with Jordan Cole (School of Rock), now playing in select theaters!

Young Broadway Actor News founder Lindsay got to hang out with alum Victoria Collett (Waitress), along with her sister Francesca and mom Michele, at Bibble & Sip last week!

Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) has joined Andrew Barth Feldman’s (Dear Evan Hansen) “SW: A New(sical) Hope,” happening at 54 Below this Sunday! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Kimber Tai Monroe (South Pacific) appeared in a Super Bowl commercial with “Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness! Watch below:

You could win $5 tickets to see Unknown Soldier at Playwrights Horizons! Get more information:

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Ryder Koehle (The Ferryman) modeled for Little Me!

Chinua Baraka Payne (Caroline, Or Change) is the new voice for Lil Dez in a video for Nike!

“Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” a new film with Talia Ryder (Matilda), will arrive in theaters on March 13th! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Forbidden Broadway, Beetlejuice, BroadwayCon 2020, Frozen, Medea, The Inheritance, Tina, and Sing Street!

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“John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch” Out on Netflix Today, Pictures from RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, and more!

“John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch,” with kids from School of Rock, A Bronx Tale, and more, is out now on Netflix!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Tina, Medea, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Inheritance, and A Christmas Carol!









“Kid Cabarets: Broadway Youth Live” BroadwayCon Panel Announced, Tyra Polke on “A Home for the Holidays” CBS Special, and more!

Alumni and current Broadway and Off-Broadway kids Joshua Turchin (Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie), Swayam Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street), Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Bonale Fambrini (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The King and I), Carly Gendell (School of Rock), Gianna Harris (School of Rock), Kaylin Hedges (Kris Kringle), and Madeleine Pace (The Hard Problem) will take part in the BroadwayCon panel “Kid Cabarets: Broadway Youth Live” on January 26th at 10am!

Tyra Polke (A Christmas Story Live) danced during the CBS special “A Home for the Holidays” last night, hosted by Idina Menzel! Catch the full special on CBS Online.

Check out the theme song for “John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch”:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, A Christmas Carol, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and Our Dear Dead Drug Lord!