Drama Desk Awards Postponed, Junah Jang and Patricia Patts Join ANNIE Q&A, and more!

The Drama Desk Awards, originally scheduled for tonight, have been postponed. We still wish the best of luck to all the nominees and will post here when a new date is announced! Read the full statement on DramaDeskAwards.com.

There have been two new additions to the list of panelists for the upcoming Annie Q&A hosted by Cabaret for a Cause: Junah Jang (2012 Revival) and Patricia Patts (Second National Tour)! The Q&A will be hosted on Cabaret for a Cause’s Facebook page on June 3rd at 6:30pm ET, and will raise money for The Actors Fund.

Today, Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) presented “Virtual Celebration!” to benefit the newly renamed Barbra Barth Feldman Performing Arts Center, in honor of his late mother. Get more information HERE.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Trevor, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and Tina!





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!

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!




MEDEA Closes at BAM, Presley Ryan to Depart BEETLEJUICE This Month, and more!

Happy Trails to the company of Medea at BAM! We can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you!

Presley Ryan will depart Beetlejuice on March 29th. Go see her before then if you can! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Mrs. Doubtfire will offer digital rush tickets! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

“From Dreams to Broadway” featured performances by kids from Forbidden Broadway, School of Rock, and more!

You can hear the voice of Catherine Ashmore Bradley (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) on the Noggin app when you play the “Super Silly Surprise Party” game!

Here’s a new trailer for “Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” with Talia Ryder (Matilda), arriving in New York City and Los Angeles on March 13th and everywhere on April 3rd!

Deandre Sevon (Runaways, Mother Courage and Her Children) has released a new single called “Wonderland”!

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
















Jayden Theophile’s Birthday, Korinne Tetlow, Viva Boresi, and Allie Trimm Cast in ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME in Chicago, and more!

Happy birthday to Jayden Theophile (Tina)! We hope you had a great day, Jayden!

Congratulations to Korinne Tetlow (The Traveling Lady, If Only), Viva Boresi, and alum Allie Trimm (13, Bye Bye Birdie), who have been cast in the Broadway-bound Once Upon A One More Time! The show will play Chicago this spring, with Korinne as Little Girl, Viva as the standby for Little Girl, and Allie as Little Mermaid. Read the full announcement HERE.

Oresteia will play Off-Broadway at Park Avenue Armory this summer, and they are casting kids! Get information on the EPA on Playbill.com, and advice for attending an Equity audition as a non-Equity performer HERE.

The Broadway production of Frozen is holding an Equity Principal Audition for all principal roles, including Young Anna and Young Elsa! Get more details on the audition on Playbill.com, and advice for attending an Equity audition as a non-Equity performer HERE.

GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda, “Dance Moms”) will teach a Matilda jazz dance class on March 19th, not March 14th as was previously announced. The class will take place in New Jersey; see the flyer below for more details!

The cast of Caroline, Or Change met the press last week! Check out pictures on BroadwayWorld.com.

Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie), Cate Elefante (Waitress), and Jacob Michael Laval (The Rose Tattoo) have booked an additional episode of “Sesame Street”!

Marcello Silva (A Christmas Story Live) will play Charlie Brown in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown on March 21st, March 28th, and April 4th at 2:15pm in Simi Valley, CA!

You can see Toleeya Napolitano (Dream Street) in Fiddler on the Roof at Mountain Lakes High School in New Jersey this weekend! Get more details HERE.

Alum Kayla Mak (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) took Teen Vogue inside a day in her life! Watch below:

Get a glimpse of rehearsals for Off-Broadway’s Whisper House on Playbill.com!

Here’s a new music video for “Drive It Like You Stole It” from Sing Street!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice, Sing Street, The Bedwetter, Medea, Trevor, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Flying Over Sunset, Whisper House, and The Lion King!













Andrew Barth Feldman’s SW: A New(sical) Hope Performs at 54 Below, Pictures from FLYING OVER SUNSET, and more!

“SW: A New(sical) Hope,” by Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen), had an encore performance at 54 Below tonight! Get more details HERE.

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









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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William Thomas Colin Joins FLYING OVER SUNSET, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY on “Playbill – The Game Show,” and more!

Congrats to William Thomas Colin (A Christmas Story tour), who will make his Broadway debut in Flying Over Sunset!

Joshua Turchin and his Forbidden Broadway castmates took part in “Playbill – The Game Show”!

You can see Carly Gendell (School of Rock) in Pippin at PPAS in March! Get tickets HERE.

Vincent Crocilla (New York Spectacular) has been cast in Lost in Yonkers at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach, FL!

And here are pictures from the kids of Medea, Beetlejuice, Tina, and The Lion King!






MEDEA Opens at Brooklyn Academy of Music, YBAN at TINA, and more!

Happy Opening to the company of Medea at BAM! Break a leg, everyone!

YBAN founder Lindsay had a great time seeing Tina last night and meeting Gloria Manning, Skye Turner, and Antonio Watson at the stage door!

Blue, originally scheduled to play Broadway, will now play the Apollo Theater! The production is holding Equity Principal Auditions on 2.17.20, 2.18.20, and 2.19.20. Get advice on attending an Equity audition as a non-Equity performer HERE.

Trevor will open at Stage 42 on April 21st! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Here’s the trailer for “10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up,” featuring Mia Sinclair Jenness (Mary Page Marlowe, Les Miserables, Number the Stars, The Sound of Music LIVE)! The movie arrives in select theaters and VOD on February 21st.

Check out this throwback to Broadway kids and alumni doing a panel at BroadwayCon back in 2017!

And here are videos from Dear Evan Hansen and Sing Street!

YBAN at THE LION KING, “Songs for the World” Benefits the Brazil Foundation Tonight, and more!

YBAN founder Lindsay saw The Lion King earlier this week, with Layla Capers as Young Nala and Bryan Holden Chan as Young Simba, and they were fantastic! Huge thanks for the backstage tour!

Tonight, “Songs for the World” will benefit the Brazil Foundation at 54 Below, with kids from School of Rock, Once, and more! Get more details HERE.

Before his final performance in Dear Evan Hansen, Andrew Barth Feldman made one last vlog! Watch it below and check out photos from Andrew’s final bow on BroadwayWorld.com.

Coming up this spring, Andrew Barth Feldman will honor the life of his mother (who passed away last August) on May 31st with a special concert. Get more details on Playbill.com.

Check out pictures of Sing Street and Mrs. Doubtfire performing at BroadwayCon’s First Look concert on BroadwayWorld.com!

Suri Chen (Miss Saigon) modeled for The Children’s Place!

Luca Padovan (School of Rock, Newsies, Marvin’s Room) guest-starred on a recent episode of “The Magicians” on SyFy!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Forbidden Broadway, Sing Street, Dear Evan Hansen, Beetlejuice, Medea, The Lion King, and more, including lots of photos from BroadwayCon!