Happy belated birthday to Bryan Holden Chan (The Lion King), who turned 12 last Saturday! We hope you had a great day, Bryan!
Special announcement! Young Broadway Actor News and Kids On Tour are producing a cabaret full of members of the Class of 2020 who are also Broadway, Off-Broadway, and tour alumni! Join us on June 19th at 5pm PST/8pm EST on our YouTube page. This is to benefit Feeding America and Brown Girls Do Ballet.
In addition to young performers from your favorite shows, we also want to include YOU – the fans! If you are graduating from high school or college this year, please DM us a selfie (preferably in your cap and gown, but no worries if not!) and tell us your name, where you’re graduating from, and where you’re heading next. Deadline for this is June 12th. We’ve had this in the works for a bit and we can’t wait to finally celebrate with all of you!
The Drama Desk Awards have been rescheduled for June 13th! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.
Congratulations to Jacob Morrell (Shadowlands), who has been cast in Fall Risk: The Musical, streaming live on YouTube on June 20th! Get more information HERE.
The “Sesame Street” special “When You Wish Upon A Pickle,” with Madeleine Pace (The Hard Problem, Once), is now streaming on Apple TV+ and Amazon Prime with an HBO GO or HBO Max account! Watch HERE.
Watch the cast of the York Theatre Company’s 2016 production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown reunite over Zoom!
Ally Veloudis is auctioning off Fun Home memorabilia to benefit the Louisville Community Bail Fund! Get more details:
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Donation Charity Auction! Hi friends! I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about all the ways I can actively help support the BLM movement. I’ve decided to hold a charity auction with some of my Broadway Collectors merchandise to raise money for the Louisville Community Bail Fund. Each week I will continue to post different merchandise and items I’ve collected over the years in support of a different charity. I know I have a ton of friends who would love the chance at these amazing items while being able to support such an important cause. So please bid, tag your friends, and let’s do everything we can as a Broadway Community to help support this movement. First up I’ve decided on this Fun Home lot, perfect for any Broadway fan or collector! Included: Original sealed Opening Night Playbill, Playbill and Poster both signed by Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Beth Malone, Emily Skeggs, and other cast members. Fun Home Broadway T-shirt (size Adult Small) and Fun Home Lights of Broadway trading cards. 100% of your bid will be directly donated to the Louisville Community Bail Fund and matched dollar for dollar by Lexington Fertility Center. Starting bid: $50 Bids must be made in whole dollar amounts. Soft end date: Wednesday, June 10th at 8pm est. There must be no new bids for 5 minutes before auction can end. Place your bid in the comments and tag the person you are outbidding. Payment can be sent through PayPal or Venmo. Your donation plus matched payment receipt will be emailed after. #funhome #charityauction @funhomemusical #broadway
And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King!