Alexander Bello and Jake Ryan Flynn Join “Thomas and the Magic Railroad: 20th Anniversary Celebration,” Joshua Turchin Releases “Hamilton” on Disney+ Celebration Episode of “The Early Night Show,” and more!

Alexander Bello (Caroline, Or Change, The Rose Tattoo, All My Sons) and Jake Ryan Flynn (Mrs. Doubtfire, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) will take part in the virtual presentation of “Thomas and the Magic Railroad: 20th Anniversary Celebration”! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out the latest episode of “The Early Night Show,” a celebration of the release of Hamilton on Disney+, with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) and featuring Gianna Harris (School of Rock), Bonale Fambrini (The King and I, Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Swayam Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street), and Jai Ram Srinivasan (A Christmas Carol)!

Here’s the livestream of New York Theatre Barn’s most recent “New Works Series,” with Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), and Presley Ryan (Beetlejuice, Fun Home, A Little Princess, The Sound of Music Live)!

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) stopped by the “Take A Bow” podcast, hosted by Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) and Eli Tokash (Pippin, Finding Neverland)! Listen now on the Broadway Podcast Network.

Bobbi MacKenzie (School of Rock) has released a new single called “Another Day”!

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Hello everyone!!! I hope that you all are well. Yesterday, the song that I worked on with Brandon Woods and Eugene Blackmon called “Another Day” was released!!! I am so happy and proud of how this song turned out. I was able to express many emotions that I usually hide from everyone. Hopefully this song will educate people on what black people feel like on a daily basis. I really hope that you will give it a listen!! You can watch the short film on the @goldenprideproductions website!!! ALSO, BLACK LIVES STILL MATTER!!! Call this number 502-735-1784 to demand justice for BREONNA TAYLOR!! We all need to come together to not only help our own communities but communities that aren’t so close, like the children in Yemen!! The world is not okay and needs our help. Please donate to UNICEF, they are trying to keep Yemen’s children healthy and are helping them learn so that they don’t fall too far behind!! Click the link in my bio so that you can become an ally and fight against a small portion of the many injustices that are going on in the world! Remember, silence is violence. Thank you!!!💗

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And here are pictures from the kids of Flying Over Sunset, Caroline, Or Change, and Mrs. Doubtfire!





Original Broadway Cast of 13 Reunites on YouTube, Pictures from HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, and more!

The original Broadway cast of 13 is reuniting on Triple Threats and Beyond’s YouTube channel tonight! Watch HERE.

And here are pictures from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Flying Over Sunset, and Mrs. Doubtfire!





FROZEN Will Not Return To Broadway Following Shutdown, Andrew Barth Feldman On “The Nothing Podcast with Nobody Important,” and more

Frozen will not return to Broadway following the current shutdown. Happy Trails to Suri Marrero, Anna Rae Haller, Charlie Tassone, Fiona Morgan Quinn, alum Ellen Marlow (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), and the rest of the company. We can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) stopped by “The Nothing Podcast with Nobody Important” recently!

Tomorrow, catch Makayla Joy Connolly (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Walter Russell III (The Lion King), and Taylor Paige Henderson (The Bedwetter) in Rising Talent Mag’s concert for The Actors Fund at 10:30am ET!

Carly Gold (The Ferryman) took over (YOUNG)’s Instagram story today to stream a concert live from her living room!

Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Jennifer Blood and Ava Locknar!

And here are videos from the kids of Mrs. Doubtfire, Trevor, and more!





Young Broadway’s 10th Anniversary Virtual Concert Streams on YouTube, New Episode of Joshua Turchin’s “The Early Night Show,” and more!

Tonight, we are celebrating 10 years online with a benefit concert for The Actors Fund! There is an incredible lineup of performers, and their performances in the concert earlier tonight are already available on our YouTube channel. Watch HERE, and be sure to donate to The Actors Fund and Actors’ Equity’s Curtain Up Fund HERE, or on Facebook!

We’re also reflecting on 2020 so far and what’s to come, including Mrs. Doubtfire, Sing Street, Caroline, Or Change, and Trevor!

The newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) is now available on BroadwayWorld.com, featuring Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables), Christian Harmston, and Alex Vacchiano!

Winter Donnelly (Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, Frozen) live-streamed a concert on (YOUNG)’s Instagram account today!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Sing Street and Flying Over Sunset!




Mark Aguirre’s Birthday, Broadway to Remain Closed through June 7 and BEETLEJUICE Officially Closed, WHISPER HOUSE Cancels Off-Broadway Run at 59E59, and more

Happy belated birthday to Mark Aguirre (Trevor)! We hope you had a great day, Mark!

Broadway will remain closed through June 7th due to coronavirus. Find out more on Broadway.com.

This means that Beetlejuice has officially played its final performance at the Winter Garden Theatre. Producers are still considering a move to another theater, but final decisions won’t be made until Broadway reopens. Happy Trails to Presley Ryan and the company of Beetlejuice; we can’t wait to see what’s next for you. Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

For now, you can go inside a typical day at Beetlejuice with Presley, courtesy of Inside Edition! Presley also got a shout-out recently in New York Magazine.

Unfortunately, the Off-Broadway production of Whisper House at 59E59 Theaters has also been canceled. To Wyatt Cirbus and the rest of the team, we can’t wait to see what’s next for you. Take a look at footage from their final dress rehearsal:

And see what the cast had to say about working on this production on ExtendedPlay.TheCivilians.org!

The Drama Desk Awards have announced that they are going online and will remain on schedule. Get more information on Playbill.com.

Continuing our walk down memory lane, 2014 at Young Broadway Actor News saw productions of Violet and Les Miserables, as well as plays like Act One and Mothers and Sons!

In 2015, we had a jam-packed year, including welcoming Fun Home, School of Rock, Finding Neverland, and the recent revival of The King and I to Broadway!

In 2016, new shows like Waitress, Tuck Everlasting, and A Bronx Tale debuted, and Falsettos returned to Broadway!

Check back here tomorrow to find out the guests who will join our special 10th anniversary concert! #YoungBway10

Tonight, watch Caroline Basu (School of Rock) guest star on “Grey’s Anatomy”!

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It’s finally here!! Make sure to watch @greysabc this Thursday 4/9 @ 9EST/8CST to see me in the season finale! I feel so lucky to have gotten to film this amazing episode (directed by the fabulous @deborahmpratt ) right before Grey’s shut down production because of the coronavirus. 🦠 Thank you to @take3talent and @natashamatallanamarken for making this possible and to @shondarhimes and @therealdebbieallen for having me. It was such an honor to get to act with my TV dad @raoulbhaneja and @deedeemagnohallofficial and to meet @camillaluddington @richardfloodofficial and @ijessewilliams who were all so nice and welcoming. And, lastly, thanks to @legacyeffects for making a fake me. #greysanatomy #daya #seasonfinale #take3talent #abc

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Victoria Collett (Waitress) will recur on the latest season of “The Last O.G.,” which began earlier this week!

The Broadway production of Frozen is taking more video submissions from members of Actors’ Equity. Get more details HERE. If you are not a union member, you can submit for Young Anna and Young Elsa HERE.

The cast of Mrs. Doubtfire got together virtually on their original opening night date for a digital run-through of the show and a “faux-pening” celebration!

And they weren’t the only ones–the cast of Caroline, Or Change also held a virtual opening night party on their originally-scheduled opening night:

Check out new episodes of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor) below and on BroadwayWorld.com! One episode features Hayley Feinstein (Fiddler on the Roof, A Little Princess), Tori Feinstein (Matilda), Addison Valentino, and Daniel Dunlow; the other includes Kyla Carter (Number the Stars), Lily Brooks O’Briant, and Alexa Lasanta.

Also, Joshua Turchin will chat with Camp Broadway about his career so far, this Friday!

Here’s the schedule of online classes from Broadway Babysitters this week!

Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni including Sway Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street), Jordan Cole (School of Rock), Winter Donnelly (Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, Frozen), Kaylin Hedges (The Bedwetter, Kris Kringle), and Madison Elizabeth Lagares (School of Rock, On Your Feet) took part in Shine Theatre Arts Project’s recent virtual cabaret! Watch here:

Check out “Broadway Jackbox” with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) and the Evan Hansens of Broadway, the U.S. national tour, and the West End on BroadwayWorld.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Bedwetter, Trevor, Whisper House, Flying Over Sunset, and Tina!




Pictures and Videos from MRS. DOUBTFIRE, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, and more!

We’re continuing our look back today, in honor of Young Broadway Actor News’ 10th anniversary. In 2011, Broadway welcomed shows like Bonnie and Clyde, War Horse, Wonderland, and Priscilla Queen of the Desert! Check out these throwbacks in honor of #YoungBway10:

And check out these pictures and videos from the kids of Mrs. Doubtfire, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Caroline, Or Change, The Lion King, and Flying Over Sunset!






JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE To Re-Air, “Happy” Season 2 Now On Netflix, “Lulu the Broadway Mouse” Sequel Now Available, and more!

It’s our birth month and it’s the big one because we’re turning 10 years old! Today we look back at the long-running hits that helped shape us, like Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, and The Lion King. We have a special announcement coming next week about our 10th anniversary celebration, so stay tuned!

Jesus Christ Superstar Live, with Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock), will re-air on Easter Sunday (April 12th) on NBC! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Season 2 of the SyFy series “Happy” arrived on Netflix yesterday! Be on the lookout for Broadway/Off-Broadway alumni Olivia Fanders (A Little Princess, 4:48 Psychosis) and Jacob Michael Laval (The Rose Tattoo) when you watch it!

You can now get your copy of the Lulu the Broadway Mouse sequel The Show Must Go On, written by former Broadway kid Jenna Gavigan (Gypsy)! In case you missed it, read our recent interview with Jenna HERE.

All episode of PBS’s “Pinkalicious and Peterrific,” with Jaden Waldman (Caroline, Or Change), are now available to watch on the PBS Kids Video app!

Check out the full episodes of “Stars In The House” featuring Presley Ryan with the cast of Beetlejuice and a reunion of Fun Home cast members, including Sydney Lucas!

Also, Sydney Lucas and her fellow original child cast members of Fun Home on Broadway, Oscar Williams, Gabriella Pizzolo, and Zell Steele Morrow, reunited as well for a special video dedicated to all first responders and medical professionals fighting COVID-19. Watch below!

Taylor Richardson (Annie, Smokefall, A Christmas Memory) guest starred on the latest episode of “God Friended Me”!

There have been a number of opportunities for livestreaming content recently! These include the following:

Stay tuned to our social media to keep updated with livestream opportunities!

Samuel Li Weintraub (Miss Saigon) performed a special quarantined version of Billy Joel’s “Vienna”!

Here are a few clips from Atlantic Theater Company’s recent Off-Broadway production of Anatomy of a Suicide, with Ava Briglia!

Jai Ram Srinivasan (A Christmas Carol) is now modeling for Appaman!

Here’s a new episode of “The Early Night Show” to benefit The Actors Fund!

Eric A. Walker Jr. (Kinky Boots) appears in a commercial for No Kid Hungry!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice, The Lion King, Frozen, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Tina!

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Walter Russell III Collecting Essential Goods for the Homeless, Delaney Quinn on Nick Jr., and more!

Walter Russell III (The Lion King) is collecting essential goods for the homeless during the COVID-19 outbreak. See how you can help:

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Help us care for NYC like we care for ourselves!!! 1/10 NYC Public School Students Are Homeless. More than 114,000 children need your help today! My friends had the brilliant idea to send canned goods, can openers and hygiene kits (toiletries & first aid supplies)  to kids in need around our city who live in homeless shelters or are struggling to stock up in this time of need. Any amount helps! Kits for Kids – caring for NYC children https://www.gofundme.com/f/kits-for-kids-caring-for-nyc-children?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet #YoungSimba #actor #dancer #singer #Kits4Kids #StongerTogether #HakunaMatata #VisionBoard2020 . . . #theatrekid #musicaltheatre #actor #singer #dancer #childactor #NYCstrong #Homeless #NYCschools

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Delaney Quinn (Waitress) played “Are You Smarter Than A Preschooler?” with Nick Jr.!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Sing Street and Mrs. Doubtfire!

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:

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Zoe Glick’s Birthday, UNKNOWN SOLDIER Opens at Playwrights Horizons, MRS. DOUBTFIRE Begins Broadway Previews, and more!

Happy birthday to Zoe Glick (Unknown Soldier, The Bedwetter)! We hope you had a great day, Zoe! Also, happy opening to Zoe and the company of Unknown Soldier at Playwrights Horizons! Break a leg to all!

Break a leg to the cast of Mrs. Doubtfire on their first Broadway preview tonight!

Growing Up Broadway will present “Now and Then” at 54 Below this Sunday! The event will feature Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni Dara Paige Bloomfield (Ragtime), Catherine Ashmore Bradley (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Will Coombs (A Bronx Tale, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Ferryman), Jonathan Demar (A Christmas Carol), Katherine Leigh Doherty (Mary Poppins, A Little Night Music), Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord), Bonale Fambrini (The King and I, Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Bret Fox (A Christmas Carol), Gabby Gutierrez (School of Rock), Melody Hollis (White Christmas), Annabelle Kempf (Billy Elliot), Emily Klein (Parade), Cassidy Ladden (Annie, Annie Get Your Gun), Joey LaVarco (13), Eliza Holland Madore (Once, Matilda), Bella May Mordus (The Ferryman, Make Believe), Jaclyn Neidenthal (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Evan Jay Newman (Les Miserables, The Capeman, A Christmas Carol), Kara Oates (Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins), Olivia Oguma (A Christmas Carol), Hayley Podschun (The Sound of Music), Eric A. Walker Jr. (Kinky Boots), Brynn Williams (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, In My Life, 13, Bye Bye Birdie), and more. Get tickets HERE!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Unknown Soldier, Mrs. Doubtfire, Trevor, and Frozen!

Photo Credit: Eva Zar for The New York Times