Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) and Chinua Baraka Payne (Caroline, Or Change, The Lion King) took part in a free virtual reading of Joe Turner’s Come and Gone today on YouTube and Facebook!
Sophia Anne Caruso (Beetlejuice, Blackbird, Lazarus, The Nether, Runaways, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!) participated in the live-streamed event “The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues” on Instagram earlier tonight! Find out more on Playbill.com.
“Love Life” arrived on HBO Max today, with guest appearances from Broadway alumni Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie), Katie Grober (Waitress), and Alexa Shae Niziak (Matilda, A Christmas Story, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Women Without Men, The Mother of Invention, The Thing With Feathers)!
Vote for Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) and Amanda Swickle (Tink!) so they can advance to the Top 10 in BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage competition!
CBS New York featured Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) recently! Watch HERE or below:
Also, check out the newest episode of “The Early Night Show,” which recently launched its third season! This episode features Anthony Gianni, Elle Cohen, Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Alexa Lasanta, Olivia DeAmicis, and Luke Naphat (Trevor)!
Here’s the new trailer for the upcoming movie “Mighty Oak,” with Gianna Harris (School of Rock)!
This Saturday, Off-Broadway alum Jacob Morrell (Shadowlands) will take part in the second “Sunshine Songs” concert hosted by Laura Benanti! More details to come.
Finally, see this post for information on how to sign up for casting director Jen Rudin’s three-day monologue intensive!
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!
We are presenting an online concert in honor of our 10th anniversary on April 13th (our birthday) at 7pm EST / 4pm PST on YouTube, to benefit The Actors Fund and their COVID-19 relief resources! More details coming soon. #YoungBway10
In 2012, we welcomed shows like Annie, Newsies, Once, and A Christmas Story!
And 2013 was packed with shows like Matilda, Kinky Boots, Big Fish, and Pippin!
Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables, “God Friended Me”) livestreamed a concert from her home on (YOUNG)’s Instagram account earlier tonight!
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.
Happy belated birthday to Mehret Marsh (Tina)! We hope you had a great day, Mehret!
Happy Trails to Haven Alexander, who played his final performance as Young Simba in The Lion King recently. We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Haven!
Happy Trails as well to Sophia Anne Caruso, who played her final performance as Lydia in Beetlejuice this past Wednesday, February 19th, to pursue television work. More details to come! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Sophia.
Presley Ryan has been on as Lydia in Beetlejuice through today, February 23rd!
Alum Ellen Marlow (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) has joined the cast of Frozen!
The Inheritance will end its run on March 15th. Go see Ryan Buggle and Tre Ryder in the show before then! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.
Watch the cast of Mrs. Doubtfire react to Rob McClure in costume, on BroadwayWorld.com! Also, the show’s cast met the press earlier this week! Check out photos on Broadway.com and a video below:
Madeleine Pace (Once, The Hard Problem) will appear in the upcoming HBO movie “Bad Education,” arriving on April 25th! Here’s the trailer:
Tonight, Emerson Steele (Violet) produced and performed in “I Am Woman” at 54 Below! Performers included Allie Trimm (Bye Bye Birdie, 13) and Brynn Williams (Bye Bye Birdie, 13, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, In My Life, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang). Get more details HERE.
Get a first look at “The Tiger Rising,” with Madalen Yarbrough Mills (School of Rock), on Variety.com!
YBAN founder Lindsay had a wonderful time attending “Songs for St. Jude” at the Rockwell today, with lots of Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni! Check out more photos on our sister site, Kids On Tour.
Alumni Winter Donnelly (Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, Frozen) and Bella May Mordus (Make Believe, The Ferryman) will appear on a future episode of “Sesame Street”!
“Brahms: The Boy II,” with Christopher Convery (Kinky Boots), and “10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up,” with Mia Sinclair Jenness (Mary Page Marlowe, Les Miserables, The Sound of Music LIVE, Number the Stars), are out now! “Brahms: The Boy II” arrived nationwide, while “10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up” is playing in select theaters and VOD.
Watch a new music video for “Up” from Sing Street on EW.com!
Congratulations to Kaden Amari Anderson and Jaden Myles Waldman (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), who will make their Broadway debuts in Caroline, Or Change this spring! Get more details on TheaterMania.com.
Medea has been extended at BAM through March 8th! Go see it if you can.
YBAN founder Lindsay got to see one of Andrew Barth Feldman’s final performances in Dear Evan Hansen last night! You have until Sunday to see him give a beautiful performance in the iconic striped polo.
Today was the first day of BroadwayCon! Here’s a look at what was going on with our featured shows, kids, and alumni:
Anne Frank, a Musical will return Off-Broadway at Actors Temple Theatre and they are casting actresses ages 13+ for the roles of Anne and Margot Frank! Get more details on Backstage.com.
The Public Theater is holding an EPA for the upcoming Off-Broadway production of Cullud Wattah! Get audition information on Playbill.com and advice for attending an Equity audition as a non-Equity performer HERE.
Ella Dane Morgan (Waitress) is taking over our Instagram account on January 25th (this Saturday!) to take you through a day at BroadwayCon! Be sure to check it out! Also, Ella will perform in a benefit for Australia’s fires at The Green Room 42 this Sunday; get tickets HERE.
Mia Sinclair Jenness (Mary Page Marlowe, Les Miserables, Number the Stars, The Sound of Music LIVE) is now appearing in a commercial for Steak ‘n Shake!
Happy birthday to Madalen Yarbrough Mills (School of Rock)! We hope you had a great day, Madalen!
Congratulations to Ryder Koehle, who will make his Broadway debut in The Ferryman in 2019, alternating as Bobby Carney!
Did you watch the re-run of A Christmas Story Live on Fox tonight?
Nia Sioux (Trip of Love) has been cast in “The Code”! Find out more on Deadline.com.
Rosdely Ciprian (What the Constitution Means to Me) likes to make YouTube videos in her spare time! Go check out her newest one:
Critics are placing The Ferryman, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, New York Theatre Workshop’s What the Constitution Means to Me, and St. Ann’s Warehouse’s The Jungle on their Best of Theatre lists of 2018! Here are a few of the accolades:
A Christmas Story LIVE will arrive on DVD on November 13th. Please see Amazon.com to pre-order.
Hayden Bercy (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) is now appearing in a Little League commercial on ESPN. Be sure to keep an eye out for him and let us know if you see him!
Here’s another video of Katie Grober (Waitress) on the Today Show! Watch her perform “I’m Yours” with Jason Mraz below:
And here are more pictures and videos from the kids of Frozen, Gettin’ The Band Back Together,The Lion King, Mary Page Marlowe, and School of Rock!
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