Broadway Goes Dark and Off-Broadway Cancels and Suspends Shows Due to Coronavirus, and more

Please see below for a list of shows, performances, and auditions that have either been cancelled or suspended due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), and get more details on each show at the links provided:

Cancelled:

Suspended:

  • All Broadway shows, through April 12th. Of our featured shows, this includes:
    • Beetlejuice
    • Caroline, Or Change, which was scheduled to begin previews March 13th
    • Flying Over Sunset, which was scheduled to begin previews tonight, March 12th
    • Frozen
    • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
    • The Inheritance, which was scheduled to close this weekend
    • The Lion King
    • Mrs. Doubtfire, which was in previews and was scheduled to open April 5th
    • Sing Street, which was scheduled to begin previews March 26th
  • Whisper House (along with other shows playing at 59E59) will resume performances on April 1st

Other News

Dara Paige Bloomfield (Ragtime) has joined the upcoming Ragtime benefit concert! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out this promo for Trevor, and get tickets; previews begin April 7th!

Presley Ryan took part in a special post-show talkback Q&A at Beetlejuice with current Girl Scouts!

And check out these photos from Unknown Soldier, Whisper House, and Flying Over Sunset:

Photo Credit: Playwrights Horizons

Photo Credit: Hunter Canning

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!













Tre Ryder’s Birthday, Raigan Olivia Saunders-Newton Joins “FBI: Most Wanted,” and more!

Happy birthday to Tre Ryder (The Inheritance)! We hope you had a great day, Tre!

Congrats to Raigan Olivia Saunders-Newton (Waitress), who now plays Anais Barnes-Gaines on the new CBS show “FBI: Most Wanted”! The show airs Tuesdays at 10/9c.

Congrats as well to Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) and the cast of “Us,” which won the Critics Choice Award for Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie!

Presley Ryan (Beetlejuice) will take part in G!TALK’s live show at BroadwayCon on January 26th at 10:30am! Get more information HERE.

Disney is holding an open casting call in Houston, TX, in April 2020 for kids for its Broadway and national touring companies of Frozen and The Lion King! Get more details on DisneyOnBroadway.com/Casting.

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





A CHRISTMAS CAROL, TINA, and CURSED CHILD Break Holiday Box Office Records; Sadie Sink Cast in “Dear Zoe”; and more!

A Christmas Carol, Tina, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child broke box office records over the holidays! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Broadway alum and “Stranger Things” star Sadie Sink (The Audience, Annie) has been cast in the upcoming movie “Dear Zoe”! Get more details on HollywoodReporter.com.

Jake Gyllenhaal’s production company, Nine Stories Productions, is producing a film adaptation of Fun Home, with Jake Gyllenhaal starring as Bruce Bechdel! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Waitress, and more, including the kids of Broadway and Off-Broadway celebrating New Year’s!







Zoe Glick Cast in UNKNOWN SOLDIER at Playwrights Horizons, Best Broadway Plays and Musicals of the Decade Lists from TheaterMania, and more!

Zoe Glick (Frozen) has been cast in the upcoming Off-Broadway production of Unknown Soldier at Playwrights Horizons! Read the full cast announcement HERE.

Congrats to Waitress, Once, and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, which made it onto TheaterMania’s top 10 Broadway musicals of the decade list; and to What the Constitution Means to Me, The Ferryman, and The Inheritance, which made it onto TheaterMania’s top 10 Broadway plays of the decade list!

Also, congratulations to Kinky Boots and The Lion King, which are both among the highest-grossing Broadway shows of the decade! Check out the full list on Playbill.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Sing Street, A Christmas Carol, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and Waitress, as well as Young Broadway Actor News’ Top 9 Instagram posts of 2019!









Raigan Olivia Saunders-Newton and Sophia Rodriguez Depart and Delaney Quinn and Scarlett Sher Return to WAITRESS, and more!

Happy Trails to Raigan Olivia Saunders-Newton and Sophia Rodriguez, who played their final performances as Lulu in Waitress this past weekend! We can’t wait to see what’s next for both of you!

Please welcome back to the diner Delaney Quinn and Scarlett Sher, who will finish out the run of Waitress as the final Lulus on Broadway!

Jai Ram Srinivasan (A Christmas Carol) is featured in the Loudon Times-Mirror!

MTI has acquired Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to be licensed to schools, community theaters, and more! Get more information on Playbill.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, A Christmas Carol, Beetlejuice, The Rose Tattoo, and more, including photos of the kids of Broadway and Off-Broadway seeing The Gazillion Bubble Show at New World Stages!





“Just Roll With It” with Ramon Reed Picked Up for Second Season, Raigan Newton to Make Broadway Debut in WAITRESS, and more!

Congrats to Ramon Reed (The Lion King), whose Disney Channel show “Just Roll With It” has been picked up for a second season! Get more details on Deadline.com.

Raigan Newton will make her Broadway debut as Lulu in Waitress! Congrats, Raigan!

Today, “Hustlers” arrives in theaters featuring Scarlett Sher (Waitress)! See it if you can!

Sophia Anne Caruso (Beetlejuice) and Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) will be at the autograph table at this year’s BC/EFA Broadway Flea Market, and Beetlejuice, Dear Evan Hansen, Frozen, The Lion King, and Waitress will all have tables there! Get more details about the event on Playbill.com.

Kids from School of Rock and more are singing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s music at The Green Room 42 tonight! Get tickets HERE.

Watch the Abby Lee Dance Company perform their group routine “Body & Soul,” with alum GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda)!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Rose Tattoo, Tina, and Waitress!





Gaten Matarazzo Competes on “Celebrity Family Feud,” Performance Videos from “The Early Night Show” and “Switched,” and more!

Broadway alum and “Stranger Things” star Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert) recently competed on “Celebrity Family Feud”! The full episode is available on ABC’s app and website. You can check out a sneak peek here:

Check out these videos from “Switched” at 54 Below and “The Early Night Show” at The Green Room 42!

“All Together Now,” a 54 Below concert with kids from School of Rock, Les Miserables, and more, is having a flash sale that ends tonight!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress and Ladyship!

ALL MY SONS Closes, Matilda Lawler to Star in Disney+ Film “Flora & Ulysses,” and more!

Happy Trails to Alexander Bello, Monte Greene, and the cast of All My Sons, which closed yesterday. We can’t wait to see what’s next for you both!

Matilda Lawler (The Ferryman) will star in the upcoming Disney+ film “Flora & Ulysses”! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Former Broadway kid Eamon Foley (Everyday Rapture, 13, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Assassins, Gypsy) choreographed a music video featuring Trent Kowalik (Billy Elliot) and inspired by Everyday Rapture to celebrate Pride Month! Watch now on Playbill.com.

The cast of The Secret Life of Bees performed a few songs at the Guggenheim in New York City!

GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda) recently performed at a JoJo Siwa concert alongside her “Dance Moms” castmates!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Lion King, Waitress, “(YOUNG)” at The Green Room 42, The Ferryman, Frozen, “Switched” at 54 Below, Dear Evan Hansen, and All My Sons!











BroadwayWorld Features THE FERRYMAN Babies, Families, and Casting Directors; Ruth Bader Ginsburg at WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME; and more!

BroadwayWorld spoke with the families of the Bobby Carney babies from The Ferryman, as well as the show’s casting directors for the babies! Read HERE.

Earlier this month, Thursday Williams performed What the Constitution Means to Me for Ruth Bader Ginsburg! Read about the entire evening on Slate.com.

“Mrs. Cho,” a new short film with Zoe Manarel (Matilda, A Little Princess), will play at three film festivals later this year! Get more details:

And here are pictures from the kids of All My Sons and “Switched” at 54 Below!