Check out our Top Nine for 2020! You all continued to share the love of Beetlejuice with Presley Ryan and Sophia Anne Caruso, enjoyed throwbacks to Les Miserables (with Gaten Matarazzo) and Falsettos (with Anthony Rosenthal), watched a few musical favorites from home (like The Sound of Music LIVE), and looked back at other blasts from the pasts with Andrew Barth Feldman and Anna Rae Haller!
Despite experiencing one of the most challenging years our world (and especially the arts) has ever experienced, we have had a blast connecting with all of you online, especially through our two cabarets to celebrate our 10th anniversary and the Class of 2020. We are so proud of all of you – especially every kid and teen – for rising to the occasion and adapting during a difficult time. We are so inspired by your creativity and optimism. We can’t wait to be back with all of you soon. Happy New Year!
Tonight, kids from Frozen, The Bedwetter, and more performed a New Years Eve concert! Watch HERE.
Make sure to get your tickets now for Ratatouille, happening tomorrow night at 7pm EST and featuring Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) as Alfredo Linguini and Owen Tabaka (Love Life) as Young Anton Ego! Tickets are available at TodayTix.com.
And check out this picture from the kids of The Grinch Musical!
Here is the full list of the 70+ graduating (high school and college) seniors from Broadway and Off-Broadway! Congratulations and we can’t wait to see what the next chapters of your lives bring you. For any corrections, please send us a message.
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES(plus any post-secondary plans they have)
Isa Antonetti (Evita)
Erica Simone Barnett (Matilda) – University of Michigan
Elainey Bass (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Far From Heaven) – Clark Howard University
Shaylin Becton (The Lion King)
Carrie Berk (Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Camp Rolling Hills)
Bobbi Bordley (The Lion King)
Timothy T.V. Cao (Matilda)
Joshua Colley (Les Miserables, Newsies, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown)
Cameron Colley (Kinky Boots)
Miranda Jo DeMott (Peace, Love and Cupcakes) – Temple University
Victoria Dennis (Little Miss Sunshine)
Bonale Fambrini (The Lion King)
Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) – Harvard University
Skye Alyssa Friedman (Annie)
Hayden Gelman (Dream Street) – University of Delaware
Erin Haggerty (A Little Princess) – Texas Christian University
Benjamin Harding (Matilda)
Jackson Demott Hill (Finding Neverland) – UC Santa Barbara
Ethan Halford Holder (The King and I)
Junah Jang (Annie) – Stanford University
Ethan Khusidman (School of Rock, Chaplin, Soul Doctor) – Georgetown University
Oona Laurence (Matilda)
Baylee Littrell (Disaster!)
Jake Lucas (The King and I, Peter Pan Live, Newsies) – New York University
Zachary Mackiewicz (A Little Princess) – Baldwin Wallace University
Luke Kolbe Mannikus (Matilda, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, Pippin, Trevor the Musical) – University of Michigan
Gabriella Marinich (Dream Street) – University of Miami
Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert)
Lizzie Mathias (YBAN/KOT Staff Member) – New York University
Anna McCarthy (A Little Princess) – NYU Tisch
Miranda McKeon (Little Miss Sunshine)
Simone Mindolovich (Before Your Very Eyes) – Pratt Institute
Grace Mozitis (Dream Street)
Jack Mullen (Matilda, Peter Pan Live) – Boston Conservatory
Ksenia Nakonechny (Peace, Love and Cupcakes) – Pace University
Isaiah D. Negron (The Lion King)
Sawyer Nunes (Gettin’ The Band Back Together, Finding Neverland, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Matilda)
Jenna Ortega (New York Spectacular)
Anthony Pierini (Big Fish, Mary Poppins) – Southeastern University
Elijah Pluchino (Before Your Very Eyes)
Ella Rubin (The Rose Tattoo)
Sofia Roma Rubino (School of Rock, Matilda) – MSU
Talia Ryder (Matilda)
Bailey Ryon (Matilda) – James Madison University
Milly Shapiro (Matilda, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown)
Leonay Shepherd (Little Miss Sunshine) – Pace University
Jeremy Shinder (A Christmas Story, Runaways) – Syracuse University
Sadie Sink (Annie, The Audience)
Nia Sioux (Trip of Love) – UCLA
Chris Sumpter (Matilda, Runaways)
Elizabeth Teeter (The Secret Life of Bees, The Crucible, The Audience, Mary Poppins) – Marymount Manhattan College
Alejandro Vargas (Dream Street) – The Juilliard School
Madison Zamor (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Dream Street) – Towson University
COLLEGE GRADUATES(plus where they graduated from)
Tessa Albertson (Shrek) – Princeton University
Chelsea Galembo (Billy Elliot) – New York University
Maya Goldstein (Shrek, The People in the Picture) – NYU Tisch
Reyna Guerra (Runaways) – Point Park University
Izzy Hanson-Johnston (Billy Elliot) – The School of Drama at The New School
Audrey Lang (YBAN/KOT Staff Member) – Ithaca College
Kylie Liya Page (Les Miserables) – College-Conservatory of Music
Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King) – The Juilliard School
Adante Power (Love and Information) – AMDA
Logan Rowland (Little Miss Sunshine) – Pace University
The Sound of Music Live will stream again this weekend to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.
Check out Broadway Babysitters’ class schedule for this week below, and register for their classes HERE!
Finally, you have just three more days to catch a virtual reading of Georgia Mae James Unplugs America with Alexander Bello (Caroline, Or Change, The Rose Tattoo, All My Sons) and Charlie Tassone (Frozen)! This reading is a part of “Plays In The House Teen Edition,” which is hosted by Juli Rudetsky Wesley (Unbroken Circle), and has a Q&A with the playwright at the end, moderated by Jonah Verdon (Disaster!). Watch the reading on YouTube!
The Sound of Music LIVE will stream this weekend for 48 hours only! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.
ABC7 NY spotlighted Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) and his online edition of “The Early Night Show”! Watch HERE.
Presley Ryan (Beetlejuice, Fun Home, A Little Princess, The Sound of Music LIVE), Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Meg Donnelly (The Sound of Music LIVE), and Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) have joined “Virtual Celebration!” in honor of the Barbra Barth Feldman Performing Arts Center, hosted by Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen)! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.
Check out the newest episode of the “Take A Bow” podcast, hosted by Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) and Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin)!
Today and yesterday, we are throwing it back both to the live telecasts we’ve seen over our ten-year history, and to the shows like The Addams Family, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Elf, and The Scottsboro Boys, all of which Young Broadway Actor News covered in 2010, its first year of existence. Stay tuned for a 10th Anniversary announcement on Monday! #YoungBway10
“Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” with Talia Ryder (Matilda), arrives on-demand nationwide as of today!
The cast album release date for Sing Street has been pushed back to April 17th, according to iTunes. We’ll keep you updated on its upcoming release!
The original Broadway “Bechdel kids” of Fun Home created another video, this time to support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS!
Kaden Amari Anderson (Caroline, Or Change) took part in Shine Theatre Arts Project’s virtual cabaret this week!
Congrats to Laila Drew (Generation Me), who guest starred on last night’s episode of “Law & Order: SVU”!
Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert) joined today’s episode of “Broadway Jackbox” with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen)! Get more details on Playbill.com.
Today, Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King) stopped by (YOUNG)’s Instagram account (@YoungBroadwaySeries) to chat about the industry! And yesterday, the (YOUNG) Instagram hosted a livestreamed concert from Kaylin Hedges (The Bedwetter)! Be sure to check out their account.
Congratulations to Jonah Mussolino, who officially joins A Bronx Tale today!
Lilyana Tiare Cornell (Everybody, Les Miserables) has joined The Goodbye Girl in concert at 54 Below! Get tickets HERE.
Aubrey Joseph (The Lion King) will star in Marvel’s series “Cloak & Dagger,” coming to Freeform next year! Find out more on his IMDb page.
Congratulations to the Broadway kid alumni members of Class of 2017–anyone graduating from college, high school, middle school, or elementary school! Check out the list of where the high school Class of 2017 is going to college!
And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Miss Saigon, Waitress, The Lion King, School of Rock, On Your Feet, Marvin’s Room, A Bronx Tale, and Falsettos!
Congratulations to Gabriella Pizzolo (Fun Home, Matilda) and Grace Capeless (The Lion King, Matilda, A Christmas Story), who have both been cast in the upcoming movie remake of “Beaches”! Gabby will play Young CC, the younger version of Idina Menzel’s character, and Grace will play Young Hillary, the younger version of Nia Long’s character. Find out more on TVLine.com!
Get your tickets now for Lyrics for Life, which is Saturday, September 10th; they’re going fast! Get more details HERE.
Hear Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) sing from The Lion King on EW.com!
And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Fun Home, School of Rock, Matilda, Les Miserables, Ruthless!, and Kinky Boots!
Congratulations to Stephanie Ticas (How the Grinch Stole Christmas tour), Graydon Peter Yosowitz (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown), and Mckay Kjar, who have joined the cast of The Gold at the New York Musical Festival this summer! Get more details about the show on BroadwayWorld.com.
On Wednesday, Anthony Pierini (Mary Poppins, Big Fish) will appear on “Royal Pains” again at 9/8c! Find out more on IMDb.com.
Happy Fourth of July, everyone! Celebrate by watching the cast of On Your Feet perform during “A Capitol Fourth” HERE.
Here’s Abigail Dylan Harrison (Ruthless!) singing “The Climb” at 54 Below!
Check out these videos from Kids of the Arts’ Love is Love event! Here’s Christie Kim (The King and I) singing “No One Is Alone” from Into the Woods; Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story) singing “What A Wonderful World”; and video highlights from the show.
Ava Della Pietra (School of Rock) recently performed in a staged reading of The Great Blueness, a new musical, in the New York Stage and Film Festival at Vassar College. Check out pictures below!
And here are pictures and videos from the kids of On Your Feet, Matilda, The Lion King, New York Spectacular, and School of Rock!
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