Jenna Ortega Writing Book “It’s All Love,” Montgomery Lamb Appearing in Virtual Production of SEUSSICAL This Weekend, and more!

Jenna Ortega (New York Spectacular) has written a book called It’s All Love, set to come out January 5th, 2021! Find out more on JustJaredJr.com.

Tune in this weekend to see Montgomery Lamb (School of Rock) in a virtual production of Seussical!

Caroline Basu (School of Rock) is doing a Zoom Q&A this week, on August 30th!

In addition, check out Caroline performing in a medley of songs from Matilda as part of this past weekend’s “Connected by Musicals” concert!

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We had an amazing time last night and everyone was incredible! It’s impossible to choose a favourite performance cos they were all so good, but one thing that we all loved was our finale video. Matilda is a very special show to many of us. Five of the performers have played the role of Matilda in various productions, and for some of us it’s the first West End show that we saw, including myself. Here’s the video we managed to put together in under a week. These singers come from different parts of the UK and the US. Although we are more than 4,000 miles apart, we are connected by musicals. We all enjoyed doing it and we hope you enjoy our Matilda medley too 📚🐛🦎 • #ConnectedByMusicals #LoveOfMusicals #MatildaTheMusical #Matilda #MatildaMedley #WhenIGrowUp #Naughty #SofiaSwade #AllieJoseph #GracieBryant #CarolineBasu #NicolaTurner #LilyMaeEvans #MaddyKayHarris #BrendanHarris #IslaCurry #CharlottePourretWythe #JemimaBrooke #HeleddDavis #MusicalTheatre

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Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie) has booked a couple of voiceover gigs! More details to come.

Delilah Rose Pellow (Anastasia) covered “Landslide” with her sister Josephine Pellow and Molly Richardson (Matilda tour) in honor of Naya Rivera.

Check out these pictures from the kids of The Lion King and The Bedwetter!

Finally, here’s a fun fact: did you know that Natalie Portman made her Broadway debut at age 16 in The Diary of Anne Frank? Shout-out to Bygone Broadway for sharing this photo!

Kaylin Hedges’ Birthday, Madison Elizabeth Lagares Joins Season 3 of “Search Party,” and more!

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

Congrats to Madison Elizabeth Lagares (School of Rock, On Your Feet), who will appear in Season 3 of “Search Party”!

The Lion King is taking online submissions for its Broadway and national tour companies!

Joshua Turchin’s musical The Perfect Fit will be performed at Sharon Playhouse in Connecticut on September 5th, as part of their drive-in theatre series! The cast includes Joshua himself (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), as well as Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Carly Gendell (School of Rock), Gianna Harris (School of Rock), and Ellie Kim (Trevor, School of Rock, Dream Street). Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com!

Catherine Ashmore Bradley (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Gabriel Amoroso (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Medea), and more will perform in a virtual production of the new musical PsyKidz! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com, with more details TBA.

Kids including Suri Marrero (Frozen, The Lion King), Jai Ram Srinivasan (A Christmas Carol), Isabella Iannelli (The Rose Tattoo), Jacob Laval (The Rose Tattoo), and Jacob Morrell (Shadowlands) are raising money for BC/EFA via the Broadway Cares Virtual 5K! Visit their fundraising link to donate.

Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) will be featured in the upcoming Disney+ series “Becoming,” arriving on September 18th!

Check out this new series about anxiety in kids featuring Charlotte MacLeod (The Bedwetter) voicing the character of Nixie!

Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord) and Kelsey Fowler (Bonnie and Clyde, Sunday in the Park with George, Mary Poppins, Grey Gardens) made brief appearances in the virtual play Finish the Fight, produced by The New York Times! Watch here:

Events Today

Presley Ryan (Beetlejuice, Fun Home, The Sound of Music Live, A Little Princess), Lilla Crawford (Annie, Billy Elliot, New York Spectacular), Joshua Colley (Les Miserables, Newsies, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown), Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Celia Rose Gooding, and more appeared on “Stars In The House” tonight! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) taught a Zoom workshop with Playhouse by Stagedoor Manor! Find out more HERE.

Events Tomorrow

Walter Russell III (The Lion King) will welcome Mikee Castillo (The Lion King) to his “Paw”-cast at 6pm EST on his IGTV page!

New Episodes

Check out an all-new episode of the “Fade In” podcast, hosted by Jim Kaplan (School of Rock, The King and I), Will Coombs (The Ferryman, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, A Bronx Tale), and Molly Richardson (Matilda tour)! This episode is all about “Jurassic Park” and also features Josephine Pellow; listen HERE!

Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Ava-Riley Miles (Doctor Zhivago, Evita), Jay Hendrix, and Gracie Dundee!

Finally, check out this picture from the kids of The Lion King!

Aaralyn Anderson Appears on “What Would You Do?” Tonight, Playbill To Stream NEWSIES To Benefit The Actors Fund, and more!

Aaralyn Anderson (Ballyturk) guest starred on another episode of “What Would You Do?” tonight!

Tune in to Playbill later this month when they stream Newsies! Donations will benefit The Actors Fund. Get more details on Playbill.com!

Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Jordan Hall, Tyrah Skye Odoms (Annie), Eve Johnson (The Net Will Appear), and Broadway Custom!

Check out these highlights from “The Show Will Go On,” a recent benefit concert with Rika Nishikawa (The Lion King), Amaris Sanchez (On Your Feet), Nicole Scimeca (Anastasia), and Emily Zimmerman (The Bedwetter)!

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






Bella May Mordus on “NOS4A2” and “The Show Will Go On” Feat. Alumni Both Tomorrow, and more!

Tomorrow, watch Bella May Mordus (The Ferryman, Make Believe) guest star on “NOS4A2” at 10pm on AMC!

Also tomorrow, tune in to “The Show Will Go On,” a benefit for Chicago’s theaters, featuring kids from Anastasia, The Lion King, and more! Watch HERE at 6pm CST.

Hayden Bercy (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) and Leila Rose Gross (Frozen) recently performed in two different “Coffee House Live” cabarets! Check out the clips below and watch Hayden’s concert and Leila’s concert on Instagram.

Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Ben Cameron and Tilda Grace!

Sign up now for CCTA’s virtual intensive co-directed by alum Brynn Williams (13, Bye Bye Birdie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, In My Life, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)!

Kyla Carter (Number the Stars) aired another episode of her “Kyla’s Korner” podcast on “The Mark White Show” today!

The cast of Kids of the Arts’ virtual production of A Knight at the Museum will include alumni Jonah Mussolino (Caroline, Or Change, A Bronx Tale), Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord), Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots), Suri Marrero (Frozen, The Lion King), and Jordan Cole (School of Rock)!

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




Broadway and Off-Broadway Alumni in A SIMPLER TIME on Tomorrow’s “Plays In The House: Teen Edition,” Sami Bray Organizing Benefit for COVID-19 Relief and St. Jude’s, and more!

Tomorrow, six Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni will perform online in A Simpler Time as part of “Plays In The House: Teen Edition”! The lineup includes Alexander Bello (Caroline, Or Change, The Rose Tattoo, All My Sons), Adriana Braganza (The King and I), Amaya Braganza (The King and I, Annie), Juli Rudetsky-Wesley (Unbroken Circle), Charlie Tassone (Frozen), and Jonah Verdon (Disaster!). Watch the livestream HERE tomorrow, also hosted by Juli Rudetsky-Wesley (Unbroken Circle)!

Sami Bray (The Bedwetter, 1984) is organizing a concert to benefit both The Actors Fund’s COVID-19 relief resources and St. Jude’s Hospital! The concert will be held on August 2nd. More details to come!

Emily Zimmerman (The Bedwetter) will take part in a benefit concert for Chicago’s theaters on August 9th! Get more details on ChicagoPlays.com.

Congratulations to Jacob Morrell (Shadowlands), who has booked a new movie called “Mongoose,” coming to Amazon Prime in November!

Watch this virtual cover of “Castle on a Cloud” with the actors who portrayed Little Cosette in the most recent Broadway revival of Les Miserables!

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





Season 2 of “NOS4A2” with Mattea Conforti Premieres, Alexander Bello and Charlie Tassone in “Plays In The House Teen Edition” Reading, and more!

Happy Father’s Day! Special shout out to the dads who support and cheer on their kids every day. We love you!

“NOS4A2” returned for its second season on AMC tonight, with Broadway alum Mattea Conforti (Frozen, Sunday in the Park with George, Matilda)!

Alexander Bello (Caroline, Or Change, The Rose Tattoo, All My Sons) and Charlie Tassone (Frozen) performed in a virtual reading of Georgia Mae James Unplugs America with Plays In The House Teen Edition earlier today! Watch the reading HERE; it’ll be available for the next few days!

Here’s a new episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Tyrah Skye Odoms (Annie), Alexa Swinton, and Talia Baird!

Meliki Hurd (Matilda) performed standup on Instagram last night!

Check out this clip of Blasina Olowe (for all the women who thought they were Mad) performing during On the Hook’s benefit for the Black community!

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





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!









Full (YOUNG) Live-Stream Concerts from Gabrielle Greene and Walter Russell III Available, Lilla Crawford in SPACE GIRL with “Stars In The House” Tomorrow, and more!

Check out the full live-streamed concerts that Gabrielle Greene (School of Rock) and Walter Russell III (The Lion King) performed on (YOUNG)’s Instagram account!

Lilla Crawford (Annie, Billy Elliot, New York Spectacular, “Into the Woods” film) will take part in an online reading of Mora Harris’s Space Girl tomorrow at 11am PT / 2pm ET, as part of “Stars In The House”! Watch it HERE.

Pittsburgh CLO is launching a series of online programs taught by industry professionals like Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen)! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Ellis Gage, Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie), and Kaylin Hedges (The Bedwetter, Kris Kringle)!

Jacob Morrell (Shadowlands) performed in Laura Benanti’s second “Sunshine Songs” concert earlier tonight! Find out more at SunshineSongs.com.

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




Abigail Shapiro Cast in Season 2 of “Doom Patrol,” Sophia Anne Caruso Joins “The Liz Swados Project,” and more!

Abigail Shapiro (Liberty, How the Grinch Stole Christmas) has been cast in Season 2 of DC’s “Doom Patrol,” premiering June 25th at HBO Max!

Sophia Anne Caruso (Beetlejuice, Blackbird, Lazarus, The Nether, Runaways, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!) will pay tribute to the late Elizabeth Swados as part of “The Liz Swados Project”! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Season 2 of “NOS4A2,” with Broadway alum Mattea Conforti (Frozen, Sunday in the Park with George, Matilda), will premiere on June 21st! Here’s a behind-the-scenes look:

Stage versions of The Jungle Book and Bedknobs and Broomsticks are in the works! Get more information on Playbill.com.

Stars from Jagged Little Pill, “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” and more took part in today’s “Broadway Jackbox” with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen)! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin) and Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) have launched a new podcast called “Take a Bow”! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

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