Good luck to all those nominated for Antonyo Awards tonight!
Beginning at 2pm EST (earlier today), Peter Pan Live is available to stream for the next 48 hours! Watch HERE.
Also beginning earlier today, through July 3rd, you can stream Lincoln Center’s Broadway production of Act One with Matthew Schechter! Get more details and watch now on LincolnCenter.org.
Also streaming now is our graduation concert to celebrate the Class of 2020, featuring performances by alumni from Matilda, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Evita, and more, all graduating from high school or college this year! Please watch and donate to Feeding America and Brown Girls Do Ballet via the links in the YouTube description, then let us know so we can give you a shoutout on our social media! Watch HERE. (Please note that one song in the concert contains some adult language.)
Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) and Amanda Swickle (Tink!) both made it into the Top 5 of BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage competition!
Peter Pan Live is streaming for free this weekend! Get more details on how to watch on BroadwayWorld.com.
Here’s a first look at the 2020 graduates participating in our virtual graduation concert – now only three days away! We can’t wait to celebrate with these seniors to benefit two incredible causes. Tune in to our YouTube channel on Friday!
Check out Broadway Babysitters’ class schedule for this week, and register for their classes HERE!
Yesterday we got to attend a virtual reading of You Have To Promise, a play by our very own staff member Audrey Lang, with alum Taylor Richardson (Annie, Smokefall, A Christmas Memory), as part of Pride Plays! We can’t wait for more people to see this moving new play!
Analise Scarpaci (Mrs. Doubtfire, Matilda, A Christmas Story) stopped by the brand new podcast “STOP TIME”! Listen HERE.
Voting has begun for the Top 5 of BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage competition! You can vote for alumni Amanda Swickle (Tink!) and Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular)–vote for Amanda HERE and for Robert HERE. In addition, Robert was interviewed by BroadwayWorld: read that article HERE.
Today, instead of “Broadway Jackbox,” Samantha Williams hosted “Black Theatre Matters,” a fundraiser for NAACP Empowerment Programs, featuring Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King)! Watch it HERE.
Jen Rudin is offering another free session for parents and their young actors this Wednesday (tomorrow)! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.
Meliki Hurd (Matilda) is doing standup live on Instagram this Saturday!
Also, here’s the newest episode of Joshua’s “The Early Night Show,” featuring Ava Swinton, Jaden Waldman (Caroline, Or Change, Radio City Christmas Spectacular), and Autumn Capes!
Chinua Baraka Payne (Caroline, Or Change, The Lion King) took part in a reading of Don’t Call Me Brother yesterday! You can still watch it now through Sunday, June 22nd, on JWHill Productions LLC’s YouTube channel.
And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Trevor and The Lion King!
Did you see our feature on Harmony Helper? If not, click HERE to see how Harmony Helper is making virtual rehearsals easier for every performer in this time of social distancing!
Yesterday’s Annie Q&A and this weekend’s Peter Pan Live stream have been postponed in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, as has last night’s New Works Series stream featuring a song by Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) and performances by Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and Presley Ryan (Beetlejuice, Fun Home, The Sound of Music LIVE, A Little Princess). We will update you with new dates and times soon. Get more details on the Peter Pan Live stream HERE and information on the New Works Series stream HERE.
Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni! If you are a high school or college senior, the deadline to submit for inclusion in our graduation celebration post is Friday, June 5th! Please contact us at email@example.com and share with us where you’re graduating from and where you’re heading next so we can celebrate you.
“Harmonize Against Hunger,” a virtual cabaret to benefit Feeding America and Project Broadway, will take place on June 26th! Performers include Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Meg Donnelly (The Sound of Music LIVE), Matthew Gumley (Elf, The Addams Family, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast), Joshua Colley (Les Miserables, Newsies, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown), Analise Scarpaci (Mrs. Doubtfire, Matilda, A Christmas Story), Sophia Gennusa (Matilda, Doctor Zhivago, Camp Rolling Hills), Rachel Resheff (Fish in the Dark, Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, Shrek, The People in the Picture), Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King), and Michael Nigro (The Sound of Music LIVE), who is also one of the executive producers of the event. Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.
Sumaya Bouhbal (Runaways) is raising money for three causes/organizations that support Black communities! Donate on ProudToBeAMover.com and read Sumaya’s original Instagram post below:
Listen to the two new episodes of the “Little Me” podcast now! Find the episode featuring Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) and Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin) at this link, and the episode with Marissa O’Donnell (Shrek) at this link!
And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Trevor, The Bedwetter, and Sing Street!
Today is the first day of Pride Month! We hope our friends and fans who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community spend this month celebrating and embracing their true, authentic selves. We love you!
The Roger Rees Awards live-streamed tonight, hosted by Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen)! We want to give a special shout-out to Diego Lucano (School of Rock, Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Pedro Pan), who is one of this year’s nominees! Watch the online ceremony HERE.
We’ve curated a YouTube playlist of some of the most memorable Tony Awards moments in honor of what would have been the week of the Tony Awards! This playlist features performances, montages, speeches, and more with Broadway’s youngest talent. Watch HERE!
You have through Thursday to watch Space Girl, the most recent virtual play reading from “Plays In The House Teen Edition,” featuring Lilla Crawford (Annie, Billy Elliot, New York Spectacular) and Anika Braganza, whose younger sisters are Broadway alumni Amaya Braganza (Annie, The King and I) and Adriana Braganza (The King and I)!
Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Brooklyn Nelson (Frozen, Matilda), Caroline Howard, Ryan Sautner, and Sofia Swade!
Here’s Broadway Babysitters’ class schedule for this week!
And check out this video from the kids of The Bedwetter!
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:
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!
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.
Happy birthday to Zoe Wilson (Eco Village)! We hope you had a great day, Zoe!
Tonight, Back to Before returns to 54 Below for a night of music with former Broadway kids now all grown up! Get tickets and more details HERE.
Equity Principal Auditions are being held on February 6th for potential replacements for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! Get the audition information on Backstage.com and advice for attending EPAs as a non-Equity actor on ActorAesthetic.com.
Sam Chuck (Les Miserables) has created a new short film called “Superfreak,” starring Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables)! Follow @SuperfreakFilm on Instagram for more news.
You will soon be able to license Frozen Jr. to perform at your school, community theater, camp, and more! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.
And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Eco Village, and more, including photos from the closing night of School of Rock and photos of YBAN founder Lindsay at Dave & Buster’s in Times Square with some Broadway and tour alumni!
GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda) appeared in Capezio’s holiday video! Watch below:
And here are pictures from the kids of Frozen, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The Hard Problem, and School of Rock!
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