Happy birthday to Luke Naphat (Trevor)! We hope you had a great day, Luke!
Here’s the first trailer for “Social Distance,” a new anthology series with alumni from Matilda, The Lion King, and more!
The newest episode of “The PAW-cast,” hosted by Walter Russell III (The Lion King), aired earlier tonight on Walter’s Instagram Live! It featured special guest Layla Capers (The Lion King, School of Rock) and is still available to watch on Walter’s Instagram!
Check out the latest episode of the “Take A Bow” podcast, hosted by Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) and Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin), featuring child guardian Vanessa Brown, on the Broadway Podcast Network!
Here are pictures and videos from the kids of Trevor, Sing Street, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and more!
Finally, here’s a #ThrowbackThursday in honor of the start of spooky season! Did you know that Kimberly J. Brown performed in three Broadway shows before the age of nine, before she played Marnie in Disney Channel’s Halloweentown movies? Her Broadway credits include Les Miserables, Show Boat, and John Guare’s Four Baboons Adoring the Sun. Head over to Disney+ now to stream the Halloween classics!
This year’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been cancelled due to the pandemic. Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.
Melody Munitz (A Little Princess, Dream Street) performed as part of The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals’ “Viral Monologues” tonight! The monologues will stay up on The 24 Hour Plays’ Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube channels for the next couple of days–check them out!
Also tonight, Aaralyn Anderson (Ballyturk) appeared on ABC’s “What Would You Do?”!
Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Aliya “Jo” Ramey (The Lion King), Anna Rae Haller (Frozen), Sophie Simon, and Camp Wings of Friendship!
And check out this picture from the actors of Sing Street!
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):
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 firstname.lastname@example.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:
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!
Congratulations to Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) and Amanda Swickle (Tink!), who have made it into the Top 15 of BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage competition! See the full Top 15 on BroadwayWorld.com.
Check out this commercial for Lunchables with Maren Heary (Make Believe)!
Cate Elefante (Waitress) appears in this promo for Fox’s “Prodigal Son”!
Happy belated birthday to Alyssa Emily Marvin (Trevor)! We hope you had a great day, Alyssa!
Broadway productions are now offering refunds and exchanges for performances through September 6th, 2020. The Off-Broadway production of Trevor will also continue its pause through September 6th. An exact return date is TBA.
Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) will perform in a reading of the play I And You by Lauren Gunderson on “Stars In The House” this weekend! Get more details on Broadway.com.
See below for a list of our featured shows that were Outer Critics Circle Award honorees! And check out the full list on Playbill.com.
Outstanding New Broadway Play – The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez
Outstanding New Broadway Musical – Tina: The Tina Turner Musical with a book by Katori Hall, with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins
Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play – Make Believe by Bess Wohl
Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical – The Secret Life of Bees with a book by Lynn Nottage, music by Duncan Sheik, and lyrics by Susan Birkenhead, based on the novel by Sue Monk Kidd
John Gassner Award – Our Dear Dead Drug Lord by Alexis Scheer
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) – Lynn Nottage for The Secret Life of Bees
Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway) – Susan Birkenhead and Duncan Sheik for The Secret Life of Bees
Outstanding Director of a Play – Stephen Daldry for The Inheritance
Outstanding Choreographer – Anthony Van Laast for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
Outstanding Orchestrations – Christopher Nightingale for A Christmas Carol
Outstanding Orchestrations – Duncan Sheik and John Clancy for The Secret Life of Bees
Outstanding Actor in a Play – Tom Hiddleston for Betrayal
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play – John Benjamin Hickey for The Inheritance
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play – Paul Hilton for The Inheritance
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play – Samuel H. Levine for The Inheritance
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play – Lois Smith for The Inheritance
Outstanding Actress in a Musical – Adrienne Warren for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical – Gus Halper for Sing Street
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical – Daniel J. Watts for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical – Eisa Davis for The Secret Life of Bees
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical – LaChanze for The Secret Life of Bees
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical – Saycon Sengbloh for The Secret Life of Bees
Outstanding Scenic Design (Play or Musical) – Rob Howell for A Christmas Carol
Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical) – Mark Thompson for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical) – Hugh Vanstone for A Christmas Carol
Outstanding Sound Design (Play or Musical) – Simon Baker for A Christmas Carol
Here’s Broadway Babysitters’ class schedule for this week!
Cast members from the original Broadway cast of Dear Evan Hansen played “Broadway Jackbox” with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) and Alex Boniello earlier today!
REPHRASING BECAUSE MY FIRST TWEET WAS TERRIBLE We had so much fun last week at #BwayJackbox, we wanted to do it again! This time, all of our guests are from the Original Broadway Cast of DEH! And I LOVE THEM ALL VERY MUCH AND THEY ARE SO GOOD BE THERE https://t.co/tbkBlRhehi
Luke Naphat (Trevor) put together a virtual cover of “Here Comes The Sun”!
“Disney Family Singalong,” with Walter Russell III (The Lion King), is now streaming on Hulu and Disney+!
Watch the full “Broadway Does Mother’s Day” livestream with Kylie Kuioka (Panama Hattie), Lexi Underwood (The Lion King), Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King), and cast members from Sing Street and Mrs. Doubtfire!
Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), and featuring Ayla Schwartz (Frozen), Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie), Liza Smith, and Hallie-Kate Dierks!
And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Bedwetter, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and The Lion King!
Lots of our featured shows received nominations for this year’s Drama League Awards! Get the full list on Playbill.com, and see the nominations for shows we’ve covered below:
Outstanding Production of a Play – The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez
Outstanding Production of a Musical – The Secret Life of Bees by Lynn Nottage, Duncan Sheik, and Susan Birkenhead
Outstanding Production of a Musical – Sing Street by Gary Clark, John Carney, and Enda Walsh
Outstanding Production of a Musical – Tina: The Tina Turner Musical by Frank Ketelaar, Katori Hall, and Kees Prins
Outstanding Revival of a Play – Betrayal by Harold Pinter
Outstanding Revival of a Play – Medea, a new adaptation of the Euripides text by Simon Stone
Outstanding Revival of a Play – The Rose Tattoo by Tennessee Williams
Distinguished Performance Award – Rose Byrne for Medea
Distinguished Performance Award – Halley Feiffer for The Pain of My Belligerence
Distinguished Performance Award – Paul Hilton for The Inheritance
Distinguished Performance Award – Brenock O’Connor for Sing Street
Distinguished Performance Award – Marisa Tomei for The Rose Tattoo
Distinguished Performance Award – Adrienne Warren for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
New episodes of “Ghostwriter,” with Amadi Chapata (School of Rock), are now streaming on AppleTV+!
“I Am Woman,” a concert produced by Emerson Steele (Violet) and featuring Allie Trimm (13, Bye Bye Birdie) and Brynn Williams (13, Bye Bye Birdie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, In My Life, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), streamed tonight from 54 Below’s YouTube channel! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.
Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) held the latest episode of “Broadway Jackbox” earlier today! Find out more on Playbill.com.
Shaylin Becton (The Lion King) just released a new single called “Check”! Listen HERE.
You can watch Sing Street‘s livestream now through May 4th!
Check out the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Gianna Harris (School of Rock) and Ellis Gage!
Roman Engel (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) is appearing in a commercial for Connections Academy!
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