TINA, THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES, and More Nominated for Antonyo Awards; Young Broadway’s List of Anti-Racism Resources, and more!

Congratulations to the following nominees from our featured shows, kids, or alumni in the inaugural Antonyo Awards, and to all others nominated as well! The Antonyo Awards are a celebration of the Black Broadway and Off-Broadway community and will take place at 7:00pm EST on June 19, 2020, also known as Juneteenth, a holiday which commemorates the end of slavery in America. Get more details, including the full list of nominations, on BroadwayWorld.com!

  • Best Featured Actor in a Play on Broadway – Jordan Barbour for The Inheritance
  • Best Featured Actor in a Musical Off-Broadway – Saycon Sengbloh for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Best Director – Whitney White for Our Dear Dead Drug Lord
  • Best Director – Lileana Blain-Cruz for Anatomy of a Suicide
  • Best Sound – Rucyl Frison for Anatomy of a Suicide
  • Best Orchestrations – The Secret Life of Bees
  • Best Orchestrations – Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Original Score – The Secret Life of Bees
  • Best Book – Lynn Nottage for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Best Book – Katori Hall for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Actor in a Play on Broadway – LaChanze for A Christmas Carol
  • Best Actor in a Musical Off-Broadway – LaChanze for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Best Actor in a Musical on Broadway – Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King) for West Side Story
  • Best Revival – West Side Story (starring alum Shereen Pimentel)
  • Best Musical – The Secret Life of Bees
  • Best Musical – Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

We’ve compiled a list of 300+ resources (books, articles, movies, TV, documentaries, musicals, plays, and mental health/self-care resources) organized by age group for parents, kids, teens, and families to begin conversations surrounding race and to add more stories with Black characters to their libraries. Read it HERE!

Because of Winn Dixie might be coming to Broadway! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

Alumni from Fun Home took part in a panel on Cabaret for a Cause’s Facebook page earlier today to benefit The Actors Fund!

Atticus Ware (Flying Over Sunset) took part in Theatre Charlotte’s recent Quarantine the Musical!

And here are pictures from the kids of Trevor, Caroline, Or Change, and The Lion King!

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Lottery Policy Announced, CABARET FOR A CAUSE on December 11th, and more!


Once On This Island has announced its lottery policy! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Get ready for the next Cabaret for a Cause events: two shows on December 11th at 6:00pm and 8:30pm!

The 6:00pm show will feature young performers including alumni Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home, A Little Princess), Ava DeMary (Matilda, Evita, Billy Elliot), Cate Elefante (Waitress), Sophia Gennusa (Camp Rolling Hills, Doctor Zhivago, Matilda), Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables), Madison Elizabeth Lagares (On Your Feet), Eliza Holland Madore (Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Matilda, Once), Rileigh McDonald (Good for Otto, Matilda), Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda), Zell Steele Morrow (Really Rosie, Fun Home), Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story), Sadie Seelert (A Little Princess, Mary Poppins), and Alexandra Vlachos (Matilda).

The 8:30pm show will feature young performers including alumni Amaya Braganza (The King and I, Annie), Lilyana Cornell (Everybody, Les Miserables), Evie Dolan (School of Rock), Georgi James (Annie, Billy Elliot, A Tale of Two Cities), Annabelle Kempf (Billy Elliot), Ethan Khusidman (School of Rock, Soul Doctor, Chaplin), Diego Lucano (Peace, Love and Cupcakes, School of Rock), Sawyer Nunes (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Finding Neverland, Matilda), Sam Poon (Runaways, The King and I, Macbeth), Taylor Richardson (Smokefall, A Christmas Memory, Annie), Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, A Little Princess, Evita), Mckayla Twiggs (Anastasia, Les Miserables, Once), and Oscar Williams (Fun Home).

Watch Broadway alumni Meliki Hurd (Matilda) and Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) in this commercial for Verizon Fios!

Had so much fun filming these commercials! Hope you guys like em #doyouhavefios #actorslife #striveforgreatness

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Cate Elefante (Waitress) has booked a voiceover project with “Sesame Street”!

Watch Victoria Collett (Waitress) take her first bow with Jason Mraz!

Check out Landon Maas (Kinky Boots, Radio City Christmas Spectacular) in this commercial for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and Ram’s Trucks!

Jamilah Rosemond (Peace, Love and Cupcakes) is a new host on American Girl’s YouTube show “AG Life”!

Keep an eye out for Caleb McLaughlin (The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, The Lion King) in an Old Navy ad campaign!

Got into the #holiYAY spirit with @oldnavy for the #12daysofgifting!!! #oldnavy #ad

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And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King!

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Jonah Mussolino Joins A BRONX TALE, Lilyana Tiare Cornell in THE GOODBYE GIRL at 54 Below, and more!

Congratulations to Jonah Mussolino, who officially joins A Bronx Tale today!

Lilyana Tiare Cornell (Everybody, Les Miserables) has joined The Goodbye Girl in concert at 54 Below! Get tickets HERE.

Aubrey Joseph (The Lion King) will star in Marvel’s series “Cloak & Dagger,” coming to Freeform next year! Find out more on his IMDb page.

Congratulations to the Broadway kid alumni members of Class of 2017–anyone graduating from college, high school, middle school, or elementary school! Check out the list of where the high school Class of 2017 is going to college!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Miss Saigon, Waitress, The Lion King, School of Rock, On Your Feet, Marvin’s Room, A Bronx Tale, and Falsettos!

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Kayla Mak’s RADIO CITY Performance Dates, Interviews with Douglas Baldeo, Jake Lucas, and John Allyn, and more!

Check out this awesome picture of Kayla Mak (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) dressed as Clara.

And you can see her performance dates here!








Check out this great interview with Douglas Baldeo (Kinky Boots):

And here is an interview with cast members from Peter Pan LIVE, including John Allyn and Jake Lucas:

Congratulations to the company of Generations on a great run!!

Take a look at this article about the Shucks: Sydney (Annie national tour), Brooklyn (Annie, Matilda), and Raleigh (How the Grinch Stole Christmas national tour):
“Broadway bet pays off for Shuck family with three sisters in shows”

And check out pictures from the kids of Ruthless, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The King and I, The Lion King, Punk Rock, Les Miserables/Number the Stars, and Liberty!


PARADE Concert Casting, BILLY ELLIOT Alum on “Gotham”, and more!

Emerson Steele Lincoln Center will host a concert of Parade on February 16, 2015 and casting was announced! Emerson Steele (Violet) will play Mary Phagan. Congrats, Emerson! Tickets are available at LincolnCenter.org.

Gabriel Rush (Billy Elliot) will appear on the November 17th episode of “Gotham” at 8pm on Fox! A sneak preview can be found below. We can’t wait! Set your DVRs.

Taylor Richardson (A Christmas Memory, Annie) performed at the “Best in Shows” concert to benefit the Humane Society. Video highlights can be found at BroadwayWorld.com.

I found a video of Brooklyn Shuck (Matilda) along with her sisters Raleigh Shuck (Grinch tour) and Sydney Shuck (Annie tour) singing backup at the Broadway Does Country concert back in September. Watch below!

And here are pictures and video from the kids of Number the Stars, The Lion King, Peter Pan LIVE, and Generations!

K’Lynn Jackman (The Lion King) at the Minskoff



Cabaret for a Cause News, Taylor Richardson in A CHRISTMAS MEMORY, and more!

Cabaret for a Cause

For their December 8th cabaret, Cabaret for a Cause will partner with Project Renewal to provide Christmas gifts to families living in the transitional housing program, En Casa! Additionally, the cabaret has announced auditions. If you are between the ages of 7-17 years old and like singing, dancing, etc., please send in a video to thetiffanyschleigh@gmail.com by next Sunday, October 26th. More details can be found at the Cabaret for a Cause FB fan page!

Taylor Richardson (Annie) has been cast in the Off-Broadway production of A Christmas Memory, beginning at the Irish Repertory Theater in November. The cast also includes Alice Ripley as its star. Congrats, Taylor!

The cast of Matilda will perform during the CBS broadcast of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thanksgiving Day! The parade begins at 9am. More performers will be announced soon.

We have added special performance schedules for the week of Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. Please take a look at our Performance Schedule page. We have also added review quotes to the Generations page. Check out both!

Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables) has posted his performance schedule through November. Take a look at his Facebook fan page!

And here are pictures from the kids of The Lion King, Matilda, and Peter Pan LIVE!

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