Playhouse by SDM’s “The Lydia Lowdown,” a Q&A with Sophia Anne Caruso (Beetlejuice, Blackbird, Runaways, The Nether, Lazarus, The Sound of Music Live, Ruthless!), Presley Ryan (Beetlejuice, Fun Home, The Sound of Music Live, A Little Princess), and Dana Steingold, happened earlier today! Here’s a look at some of the other virtual workshops happening this week via Playhouse by SDM; register at this link.
The Off-Broadway production of Women Without Men is now streaming through July 19th on the Mint Theater Company’s website, along with two of their other production archive videos! Watch it HERE.
The York Theatre Company’s Big reunion panel was earlier today! Did you tune in?
Watch this PSA featuring Cayen Martin (The Lion King), Nathaniel McIntyre (The Lion King), and Teshi Thomas (The Lion King):
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!
While the upcoming production of Blue at the Apollo Theater has been cancelled, there is currently a petition to make the Apollo an official Broadway house! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.
Brooklyn Nelson (Frozen, Matilda) will lead a dance and audition workshop and Q&A on June 11th with fellow Frozen actors Noah J. Ricketts and Donald Jones Jr., via The Broadway Star Project!
Check out Broadway Babysitters’ upcoming class schedule below, and register for their virtual classes HERE!
Amaya (The King and I, Annie), Adriana (The King and I), and Anika Braganza took part in the most recent “Plays In The House Teen Edition”!
Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Michael Nigro (The Sound of Music Live!), Gianna Harris (School of Rock), and Saige Chaseley!
And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Trevor!
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 email@example.com 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:
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!
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!
As we continue to look back in honor of our 10th anniversary, we re-visit 2017, when Broadway welcomed childhood favorites Anastasia and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and welcomed back Once On This Island and Miss Saigon!
2018 was another busy year for us as we covered shows like Frozen, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and The Ferryman, as well as the Off-Broadway hit The Jungle!
We’ve now had a first and second wave of cast announcements for our 10th anniversary virtual concert this Monday, April 13th at 4pm PST / 7pm EST! The concert will take place on YouTube (streaming link to come) and the lineup will include (with more announcements coming soon):
Fabi Aguirre (Les Miserables, On Your Feet)
Rachel Arianna (Number the Stars)
Noah Baird (Matilda, A Christmas Story Live)
Caroline Basu (School of Rock)
Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie)
Sway Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street)
Dara Paige Bloomfield (Ragtime)
Catherine Ashmore Bradley (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child)
Adriana Braganza (The King and I)
Amaya Braganza (The King and I, Annie)
Sami Bray (The Bedwetter, 1984)
Chloe Bryan (School of Rock)
Grace Capeless (Matilda, The Lion King, A Christmas Story)
Jordan Cole (School of Rock)
Victoria Csatay (Peace, Love and Cupcakes)
Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child)
Miranda Jo DeMott (Peace, Love and Cupcakes)
Gregory Diaz IV (Matilda, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, “In The Heights”)
Reese Sebastian Diaz (Mary Poppins, Dear Evan Hansen)
Cate Elefante (Waitress)
Bonale Fambrini (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The King and I)
Jake Ryan Flynn (Mrs. Doubtfire, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
Skye Alyssa Friedman (Annie)
Carly Gold (The Ferryman)
Katie Grober (Waitress)
Taylor Paige Henderson (The Bedwetter)
Isabella Iannelli (The Rose Tattoo)
Annabelle Kempf (Billy Elliot)
Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables)
Diego Lucano (School of Rock, Pedro Pan, Peace, Love and Cupcakes)
Mehret Marsh (Tina, The Lion King)
Alyssa Emily Marvin (Trevor, Number the Stars)
Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular)
Ella Dane Morgan (Waitress)
Jacob Morrell (Shadowlands)
Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda)
Zell Steele Morrow (Assassins, Fun Home, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Mary Page Marlowe, Really Rosie)
Brooklyn Nelson (Frozen, Matilda)
Kara Oates (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot)
Sebastian Ortiz (A Christmas Carol)
Madeleine Pace (Once, The Hard Problem)
Nirvaan Pal (School of Rock)
GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda, “Dance Moms”)
Delilah Rose Pellow (Anastasia)
Ayla Schwartz (Frozen)
Nicole Scimeca (Anastasia)
Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess)
Levi Smith (A Bronx Tale)
Jai Ram Srinivasan (A Christmas Carol)
Lily Tamburo (Mrs. Doubtfire)
Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill)
Jeremy T. Villas (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Kinky Boots)
Jaden Myles Waldman (Caroline, Or Change, Radio City Christmas Spectacular)
Samuel Li Weintraub (Miss Saigon)
Jaidyn Young (Annie)
Trevor has postponed performances through June 7th. More updates coming soon!
Nia Sioux (Trip of Love, “Dance Moms”) wrote a book and it’s available to pre-order now!
Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) sang “Waving Through A Window” for the cast of HBO’s “Barry” during a recent “Stars In The House” live stream! (He appears around 52:09.)
Check out Aliyah Mastin (The Lion King) covering Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” as part of Acapop! KIDS:
Check out the newest single from Big Pity, a new band including Broadway alum Mavis Simpson-Ernst (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Evita, A Little Princess), titled “Things to Work On,” on Apple Music or Spotify!
Milo Manheim (Generation Me) took part in “Saturday Night Seder” tonight! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.
Mehret Marsh (Tina) livestreamed from (YOUNG)’s Instagram account today!
Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) and guests Fallyn and Noah Baird (Matilda, A Christmas Story Live)!
Dara Paige Bloomfield (Ragtime) stopped by Camp Broadway’s podcast!
And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice and Caroline, Or Change!
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