Antonyo Awards Stream Tonight, PETER PAN LIVE and Lincoln Center’s ACT ONE Stream Beginning This Weekend, and more!

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!

Here’s your first look at “Upside Down Magic,” a new Disney Channel movie premiering July 31st and featuring Elie Samouhi (A Christmas Story Live)!

Listen to the newest episodes of these podcasts:

Finally, in case you missed it, here’s the recent Annie Q&A hosted by Cabaret for a Cause!

PETER PAN LIVE Streaming Free This Weekend, Beginning of Virtual Graduation Lineup Announced, and more!

Peter Pan Live

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!

Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) was featured in Lifestyle Magazine Group!

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!

ANNIE Q&A, PETER PAN LIVE Stream, and New Works Series with Joshua Turchin, Grace DeAmicis, and Presley Ryan Postponed in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter, and more!

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 admin@youngbway.org 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:

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Yesterday, as the president of the Black Student Union at my school, I was able to lead over 200 people in a conversation surrounding police brutality. We were able to raise WELL OVER 2,000 DOLLARS in less than 15 minutes with the help of @nicolejmove. We are still accepting donations!! Please donate to the link in my bio (the link is to Nicole’s non-profit where we are collecting the money before evenly distributing it). 100% of the money will be equally split between 3 causes/organizations we believe fit our goal and vision. The entire BSU is proud to donate in support of Black Trans protestors, The Black Visions Collective and to the family of David McAtee. I am beyond grateful for my community and the entire organization is overwhelmed by everyone’s support. #blacklivesmatter #blacktranslivesmatter #blackgirlmagic #blackpower

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Joshua Turchin’s “The Early Night Show” was recently featured on Sirius XM’s “On Broadway”!

Brie Zimmer (Happy Birthday, Wanda June) took part in “Beyond The Shelter” today to kick off Pride Month, streaming live on YouTube!

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!









Roger Rees Awards Tonight, PETER PAN LIVE to Stream This Weekend, and more!

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.

Peter Pan Live will stream this weekend! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

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!

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!




“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!



” A Time To Rock” Tonight at The Green Room 42, Jai Ram Srinivasan Modeling for Appaman, and more!

Tonight, alumni from School of Rock, The Ferryman, and more took the stage at The Green Room 42 for “A Time To Rock”! Get more details HERE.

Jai Ram Srinivasan (A Christmas Carol) is modeling for a new adaptive line of clothing for Appaman!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice, The Lion King, Frozen, Medea, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!








Zoe Wilson’s Birthday, Back to Before Returns to 54 Below Tonight, and more!

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 in Capezio Holiday Video, Pictures from FROZEN, and more!

GiaNina Paolantonio

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!