Mehret Marsh’s Birthday, Find Your Funny Studio To Take Over Young Broadway Instagram This Weekend, and more!

Happy birthday to Mehret Marsh (Tina)! We hope you had a great day, Mehret!

Find Your Funny Studio, created by Waitress alumni Jeremy Morse and Alex Tripp, will take over the Young Broadway Actor News Instagram account this Saturday! If you’ve ever been curious about improv and acting classes over Zoom, now’s your chance to learn more!

You can check out two different virtual concerts featuring Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni this Saturday, February 20th! Throughout the day, check out Kyla Carter (Number the Stars), Ella Dane Morgan (Waitress), Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord), and more performing in Rising Talent Magazine’s next concert to benefit The Actors Fund! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

And at 7pm EST Saturday night, check out Nxt Generation Theatrics’ virtual concert! Tickets are FREE or pay-what-you-wish, and can be secured HERE. Donations will benefit Developing Arts and Hancock-French Woods Arts Alliance. Performers include Alessandra Baldacchino (Fun Home, A Little Princess), Carly Gendell (School of Rock), Lana Schwartz (Endangered), and Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill)!

Walter Russell III (The Lion King) shared the newest episode of “The PAW-cast” earlier today, featuring special guest Zyasia Jadea Page (The Lion King tour)!

Check out the newest episode of “Take A Bow,” hosted by Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin) and featuring special guest Jonathan Burke – now available on the Broadway Podcast Network!

Listen to the newest episode of “Little Me,” featuring special guest Nancy Carson – also now available on the Broadway Podcast Network!

Eric A. Walker Jr. (Kinky Boots) has booked a gig on a series!

Athan Sporek (A Bronx Tale, Les Miserables, A Day by the Sea) will appear in the upcoming web series “Places”! Get a sneak peek here:

And check out these videos from the kids of The Bedwetter and The Lion King!

Anti-Racist Resources for Martin Luther King Jr. Day; WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME, “This Is Us,” “Bad Education,” and “The Plot Against America” Nominated for Critics Choice Awards; and more!

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! We encourage you all to enjoy a book, movie, article, and more from our list of anti-racist resources today in remembrance of his work and the civil rights movement. We’ve compiled resources for all ages, from newborn through adults, available HERE!

What the Constitution Means to Me, “This Is Us,” “Bad Education,” and “The Plot Against America,” all featuring Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni, have been nominated for Critics Choice Awards! Check out the full list of nominations on Deadline.com.

  • Best Drama Series – “This Is Us”
  • Best Actor in a Drama Series – Sterling K. Brown for “This Is Us”
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Justin Hartley for “This Is Us”
  • Best Limited Series – “The Plot Against America”
  • Best Movie Made for Television – “Bad Education”
  • Best Movie Made for Television – What the Constitution Means to Me
  • Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Morgan Spector for “The Plot Against America”
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – John Turturro for “The Plot Against America”
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Winona Ryder for “The Plot Against America”

Tomorrow, enjoy a special Q&A with Broadway alum and “Jingle Jangle” star Madalen Mills (School of Rock), courtesy of A Class Act NY!

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




Taylor Paige Henderson’s Birthday, New Acapop! KIDS Music Video with Aliyah Mastin, and more!

Happy birthday to Taylor Paige Henderson (The Bedwetter)! We hope you had a great day, Taylor!

Here’s the brand new music video for the Acapop! KIDS cover of “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” featuring Aliyah Mastin (The Lion King)!

Check out these pictures and videos from the kids of Meet Me In St. Louis, Caroline, Or Change, Trevor, The Lion King, and The Bedwetter!




Finally, check out this throwback to the kids from the original Broadway production of Annie Get Your Gun celebrating Christmas in 1946! Special thanks to Bygone Broadway for sharing.

Cast Album for LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE with Levi Smith Now Available, NBC Re-Airs THE GRINCH MUSICAL Tonight, and more!

The cast album for Love Actually Live, with Levi Smith (A Bronx Tale), is now available for purchase! Get it now on ForTheRecordLive.com.

NBC aired The Grinch Musical again earlier tonight! Did you catch it?

Also earlier tonight, kids from School of Rock, Mrs. Doubtfire, and more performed in Dance Molinari’s dance concert! Get more information HERE.

Last night, Swayam Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street), Jamie Mann (Camp Rolling Hills), Mehret Marsh (Tina, The Lion King), and more performed in the third night of Spotlight Kidz’s cabaret!

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






“The Stand” Series Premiere Today with Katherine McNamara, LAZARUS with Sophia Anne Caruso To Stream In January, and more!

The series premiere of “The Stand,” starring Katherine McNamara (A Little Night Music), is today! Be sure to tune in!

The London production of the Off-Broadway musical Lazarus, with Sophia Anne Caruso, will stream online from January 8-10, 2021! Get tickets HERE.

Walter Russell III (The Lion King) shared a new episode of “The PAW-cast” on his Instagram Live tonight, featuring special guest Shaylin Becton (The Lion King)!

Listen to the newest episode of the “Take A Bow” podcast, hosted by Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) and Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin), featuring special guest Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Beauty and the Beast, Seussical) – now available on the Broadway Podcast Network!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, The Bedwetter, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and more!





Sami Bray’s Birthday, “Madagascar: A Little Wild” Season 2 feat. Shaylin Becton Now Streaming on Hulu, and more!

Happy birthday to Sami Bray (The Bedwetter)! We hope you had a great day, Sami!

Season 2 of “Madagascar: A Little Wild,” featuring Shaylin Becton (The Lion King), is now streaming on Hulu!

Nirvaan Pal (School of Rock) has booked and worked on a number of voiceover projects, including two series and another season of “Bubble Guppies”! Find out more:

Talia Ryder (Matilda) was included in an article from British Vogue – “These 6 Actors Are Set to Rule 2021”! Read it now on Vogue.com.

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) stopped by the “Little Known Facts” podcast! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Here’s the newest episode of “Kyla’s Korner,” hosted by Kyla Carter (Number the Stars)!

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








Thursday Williams and Rosdely Ciprian Appear on NY1’s “On Stage,” “The Nexus” with Lily Buchanan Will Play Big Apple Film Festival and New York Short Film Festival, and more!

First, we want to send a huge thank you to everyone who’s voted for a better future this year! Check out this parody song, “Joy to the Polls,” featuring Bella May Mordus (The Ferryman, Make Believe), Kara Oates (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot), Caroline Basu (School of Rock), Alyssa Emily Marvin (Trevor, Dream Street, Number the Stars), and more!

Thursday Williams (What the Constitution Means to Me) and Rosdely Ciprian (What the Constitution Means to Me) appeared on NY1’s “On Stage” over the weekend!

Also, Thursday made an appearance during the Sing Out For Freedom concert last night, alongside Heidi Schreck! Find out more at SingOutForFreedom.com.

“The Nexus,” featuring Lily Buchanan (The Underlying Chris), will play the Big Apple Film Festival and the New York Short Film Festival!

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How fitting to announce these awards this weekend! This film was written/directed/produced by my incredibly talented friend @calebreesepaul. The Cast of The Nexus won Best Ensemble Cast at Horrors4You! "This young cast deliver all they've got. Just brilliant." and won runner up for Indie Short/Feature Film: Budget from $1000-5000! "The Nexus is a great use of budget – the film has a definite sense of polish that exceeds its limitations." Second of all, the film has also been accepted into the Big Apple Film Festival! Thirdly, the film has won honorable mention for the Young Filmmaker Award at Top Shorts, another big festival! Aaanndd, the film has also been chosen to be in the New York Short Film Festival (NYSFF)!

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Congrats to Gabriel Amoroso (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Medea), who booked a voiceover gig!

In case you missed it, here’s the full “Voices To End Hunger” concert from last Friday, featuring Sami Bray (The Bedwetter, 1984), Eve Johnson (The Net Will Appear), Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), Taylor Paige Henderson (The Bedwetter), Layla Capers (The Lion King, School of Rock), Hayden Bercy (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Antonio J. Watson (Tina, This Ain’t No Disco), and more!

Kids from School of Rock, Frozen, and more will present a concert on November 22nd to benefit Glut 1 Deficiency Syndrome!

Here’s the newest episode of “Kyla’s Korner,” hosted by Kyla Carter (Number the Stars)!

Did you watch the election special from “The Amazing World of Gumball,” starring Duke Cutler (School of Rock), which aired on Cartoon Network last night?

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) hosted a “Broadway Jackbox” stream earlier today! Keep an eye on Andrew’s Twitter for future streams!

Carly Gendell (School of Rock) took part in this modern take on Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On”!

Check out these throwback clips leading up to Thanksgiving from previous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parades – the casts of the 2012 revival of Annie and the 2015 revival of The King and I performing during the parade!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Lion King, Sing Street, The Bedwetter, and more!





Zoe Manarel Performs in New York Theatre Barn’s New Works Series, Skye Dakota Turner and Shahadi Wright Joseph Join Conference Lineups, and more!

Zoe Manarel (Matilda, A Little Princess) performed in New York Theatre Barn’s New Works Series stream today! Watch HERE.

Skye Dakota Turner (Tina) has joined the lineup for the upcoming Youth Literary Conference, happening November 18-20!

Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) will speak at the Virtual Uniquely You Summit, also in November!

Tune in to “The Amazing World of Gumball,” starring Duke Cutler (School of Rock) as Gumball, on November 2nd at 7pm on Cartoon Network for their election special!

“Respect,” with Skye Dakota Turner (Tina), has been delayed to August 2021. Get more details on Playbill.com.

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





TINA, THE INHERITANCE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE ROSE TATTOO, and BETRAYAL Nominated for Tony Awards; “A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting” and “Social Distance” Out On Netflix Today; and more!

The nominations for this year’s Tony Awards were announced today! Check out the full list on TonyAwards.com, and see below for a list of nominees from our featured shows:

  • Best Play – The Inheritance by Matthew López
  • Best Musical – Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Book of a Musical – Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, book by Katori Hall, Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins
  • Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre – A Christmas Carol, music by Christopher Nightingale
  • Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre – The Inheritance, music by Paul Englishby
  • Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre – The Rose Tattoo, music by Fitz Patton and Jason Michael Webb
  • Best Revival of a Play – Betrayal
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play – Andrew Burnap for The Inheritance
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play – Tom Hiddleston for Betrayal
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical – Adrienne Warren for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play – John Benjamin Hickey for The Inheritance
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play – Paul Hilton for The Inheritance
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play – Lois Smith for The Inheritance
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical – Daniel J. Watts for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical – Myra Lucretia Taylor for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Scenic Design of a Play – Bob Crowley for The Inheritance
  • Best Scenic Design of a Play – Soutra Gilmour for Betrayal
  • Best Scenic Design of a Play – Rob Howell for A Christmas Carol
  • Best Scenic Design of a Musical – Mark Thompson and Jeff Sugg for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Costume Design of a Play – Bob Crowley for The Inheritance
  • Best Costume Design of a Play – Rob Howell for A Christmas Carol
  • Best Costume Design of a Play – Clint Ramos for The Rose Tattoo
  • Best Costume Design of a Musical – Mark Thompson for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Lighting Design of a Play – Jon Clark for The Inheritance
  • Best Lighting Design of a Play – Hugh Vanstone for A Christmas Carol
  • Best Lighting Design of a Musical – Bruno Poet for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Sound Design of a Play – Paul Arditti and Christopher Reid for The Inheritance
  • Best Sound Design of a Play – Simon Baker for A Christmas Carol
  • Best Sound Design of a Musical – Nevin Steinberg for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Direction of a Play – Stephen Daldry for The Inheritance
  • Best Direction of a Play – Jamie Lloyd for Betrayal
  • Best Direction of a Musical – Phyllida Lloyd for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Choreography – Anthony Van Laast for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Orchestrations – Ethan Popp for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

“A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting,” starring Broadway alumni Oona Laurence (Matilda) and Lynn Masako Cheng (The King and I), arrived on Netflix today! Watch it now!

Also today, Netflix’s new anthology series “Social Distance” became available to stream! “Social Distance” features Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni Kylie Liya Page (Les Miserables), Niles Fitch (The Lion King, Our Lady of Kibeho, “This Is Us”), Ava DeMary (Matilda, Billy Elliot, Evita), and Will Meyers (Generation Me)!

Analise Scarpaci (Mrs. Doubtfire, Matilda, A Christmas Story) will perform at Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Annual Gala on November 12th! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

“Stranger Things” star and Broadway alum Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) is appearing in a new ad for Nike!

Walter Russell III (The Lion King) shared another new episode of “The PAW-cast” on his Instagram Live today, with special guest Mikari Tarpley (The Lion King tour)!

And check out these videos from the kids of The Lion King and Trevor!