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!

James Ignacio, Mateo Lizcano, and Laurissa “Lala” Romain Cast in Virtual Benefit Production of STICKS & STONES, First Look at “Grand Army” with Jaden Jordan, and more!

James Ignacio (The King and I, Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Camp Rolling Hills), Mateo Lizcano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), and Laurissa “Lala” Romain (South Pacific) have been cast in a virtual production of Sticks & Stones to benefit Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation! More details coming soon.

Here’s your first look at Netflix’s “Grand Army,” with Jaden Jordan (Kinky Boots, The Lion King)!

Bookings

Ryan Foust (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Mary Page Marlowe) is now appearing in a commercial for Invisalign!

Gabriel Amoroso (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Medea) has booked a voiceover gig! More details to come.

Delaney Quinn (Waitress) appears in this video for iHeartRadio and L’il Critters Gummies!

New Episodes

“Young Sheldon” star Iain Armitage is this week’s guest on the “Take A Bow” podcast, hosted by Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) and Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin)! Listen now on the Broadway Podcast Network.

The newest episode of the “Little Me” podcast features two special guests, siblings Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda) and Zell Steele Morrow (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Fun Home, Mary Page Marlowe, Really Rosie)! Listen now on the Broadway Podcast Network.

Walter Russell III (The Lion King) shared another episode of his “PAW-cast” tonight, with guest Jesus Del Orden (The Lion King, Kinky Boots)!

Performances

Isabella Iannelli (The Rose Tattoo) performed “Part Of Your World” as part of Unicorn Jazz’s newest episode of “That Thing I Do”!

The original cast of School of Rock covered a Fleetwood Mac hit! Watch on BroadwayWorld.com or below.


Check out this virtually distant rendition of “The Telephone Hour” from Bye Bye Birdie, featuring Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots)!

And check out these pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, The Bedwetter, Trevor, and Frozen!




Sophie Knapp’s Performance in Rising Talent Magazine’s Virtual Concert, and more!

In honor of the film of Hamilton arriving on Disney+, we just posted clips from Hamilton covers featuring alumni from Matilda, Les Miserables, and more, on our Instagram page! Check them out:

Here’s Sophie Knapp (Once, A Little Princess, Dream Street) singing during Rising Talent Magazine’s recent virtual concert!

And check out these pictures from the kids of The Lion King and Flying Over Sunset!




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!




Jenna Ortega Joins “Man Of the House” ABC Family Pilot, Mikee Castillo on “Alex, Inc.” Tonight, and more!

Jenna Ortega (New York Spectacular) has joined the cast of the ABC Family pilot “Man Of the House,” after the three-season run of her Disney Channel show “Stuck In the Middle”! Get more details on Deadline.com.

Mikee Castillo (The Lion King) appeared on “Alex, Inc.” tonight at 8:30 pm on ABC!

The release date for “Overboard,” with Hannah Nordberg (Little Miss Sunshine), has been pushed back to May 4th!

You can now get “The Greatest Showman,” with lots of our alumni, on Blu-Ray/DVD!

The Koala Bears (School of Rock alumni) are performing at Bar Nine tonight to raise money for BC/EFA!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, The Lion King, A Bronx Tale, and School of Rock!

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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!

Victoria Collett’s and Rika Nishikawa’s Birthdays, Avey Noble Joins FRANKENSTEIN Off-Broadway, and more!

Happy birthday to Victoria Collett (Waitress), and happy belated birthday to Rika Nishikawa (The Lion King)! We hope you both had a great day!

Avey Noble (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) has been cast in Frankenstein Off-Broadway with the Ensemble for the Romantic Century at the Pershing Square Signature Theatre!

We now have a page dedicated to Off-Off-Broadway, youth theatre, and all other regional/community theatre productions around the country featuring our alumni! If you’re an alum and have a production to promote, head over to our page for more information.

Check out pictures from the Once On This Island opening night party on Broadway.com!

CBS8 in San Diego interviewed Noah Baird (A Christmas Story Live, Matilda)! Watch it below or on CBS8.com.

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Jonah Mussolino will depart A Bronx Tale on December 17th. Go see him if you can! And get more details about his last performance:

I am VERY sad to announce that I will be leaving @bronxtalemusical on December 17th💔💔 It was very amazing to work with such spectacular actors and actresses! I was very happy to be part of this show! I remember when I just started and everyone took me in with open arms and congratulated me on my broadway debut. I love guys all so much! And I will never forget you guys! I wouldn’t have asked to have my broadway debut on any other show! ❤️ I really loved this fun experience! Special thanks to @super_will2006 for always being there for me! @kaleigh_cronin for being a really supportive friend. And last but not least, @brittconigatti for helping me to learn the dance! And the whole cast, ugh!!!! You guys just made this experience even more fun! Without you guys it wouldn’t be as fun! And everyone backstage without you the show couldn’t go on! I love all of you so much!! I’m really sad to be leaving this show! This is also one of my favorite broadway shows! Thank you everybody so much! I’ll make sure I’ll come and visit you guys in the Bronx! I’ll write my next shows down below: Dec. 6th Evening Dec. 9th matinee Dec. 13th evening Dec. 17th matinee/ last show Hope these last 4 shows will be “One of my great ones”!

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We now have video of Gabrielle Greene (School of Rock) singing the National Anthem at a New York Rangers game!

And check out these pictures and videos from the kids of Once On This Island, A Bronx Tale, A Christmas Story Live, Waitress, School of Rock, The Lion King, Anastasia, Frozen, and Radio City Christmas Spectacular!

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Abigail Dylan Harrison and Noah Baird Join A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE, Lianah Sta. Ana to Perform at Puerto Rico Benefit Concert, and more!

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Abigail Dylan Harrison (Ruthless!) and Noah Baird (Matilda) have joined A Christmas Story Live!

Lianah Sta. Ana (Miss Saigon) will take part in a benefit concert for Puerto Rico! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Check out a petition to get “Me, Myself & I,” with Chris Richards (Finding Neverland), back on the air on Change.org!

Chloé Bryan (School of Rock) will celebrate women’s right to vote at 54 Below on November 6th! Get more details HERE.

The casts of School of Rock, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Kinky Boots, Miss Saigon, Waitress, Anastasia, Once On This Island, and A Bronx Tale will perform at Columbus Circle! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

Watch Broadway alumni Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Caleb McLaughlin (The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, The Lion King), and Sadie Sink (The Audience, Annie) chat about “Stranger Things” on “Good Morning America”!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Anastasia, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and Occupied Territories!

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Emerson Davis Joins ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, Michael Cascetta Interviewed by BroadwayWorld New Jersey, and more!

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Congratulations to Emerson Davis, who will make her Broadway debut alternating as Little Ti Moune in Once On This Island!

Michael Cascetta (School of Rock) talked to BroadwayWorld New Jersey! Read the interview HERE.

GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda) provides the voiceover for this HeForShe promo!

Ryan Foust (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and Zoe Manarel (Matilda, A Little Princess) took part in a reading of the new musical The Sandman!

Sam Chuck (Les Miserables) has booked a commercial! More details to come.

So much fun filming a commercial for a cool new board game!!!! #childactor #prosperitynation #actor #nyc

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Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos) performed “Babbit & Bromide” with Chaz Wolcott at 54 Below!

Watch Anthony perform “Friendship” with Ethan Steiner and Jonathan Fenton!

Hayden Bercy (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) will play Flick in the national tour of A Christmas Story!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, Frozen, Miss Saigon, School of Rock, and A Bronx Tale!

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