Happy Thanksgiving, Jaden Waldman in Online Reading of COME FIND ME, and Sami Bray Joins Virtual Production of KRIS KRINGLE!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We are incredibly thankful for all of you for your support as we all navigate through a challenging time in the arts. We also wanted to recognize all frontline workers for their brave actions each and every day. We love you!

And on our last day of Thanksgiving throwbacks, we’re throwing it back to the cast of School of Rock performing during the 2016 CBS Thanksgiving Parade!

Jaden Waldman (Caroline, Or Change, Radio City Christmas Spectacular) recently took part in an online reading of the new musical Come Find Me! Get more details on ComeFindMeMusical.com.

Sami Bray (The Bedwetter, 1984) has joined the cast of the upcoming virtual production of Kris Kringle!

Sophie and Dalya Knapp in Panel with Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey, Everleigh Rottuno and Lily Buchanan in Commercials, and more!

Check out today’s throwbacks–first to Tony nominee Sydney Lucas singing “Ring of Keys” at the 2015 Tony Awards with Fun Home! #YoungBway10

And to performances at the 2016 and 2017 Tony Awards from School of Rock, Falsettos, and Miss Saigon! #YoungBway10

Sophie Knapp (Once, Dream Street, A Little Princess) and Dalya Knapp (Les Miserables tour) chatted about their careers with the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey today! Get more details HERE.

Look for Everleigh Rottuno in a commercial for Ethan Allen and an ad for Ziploc!

Lily Buchanan (The Underlying Chris) appears in this new ad for Optimum!

Today and yesterday, Ella Dane Morgan (Waitress) and Olivia Chun (School of Rock, The King and I) live-streamed concerts from their homes on (YOUNG)’s Instagram account!

Check out a new song written by Amanda Swickle (Tink!) called “Wings”!

Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) did a cover of “Lean On Me” in honor of Bill Withers!

And here are videos from the kids of Tina and The Lion King!

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!

Jenna Ortega Joins “Man Of the House” ABC Family Pilot, Mikee Castillo on “Alex, Inc.” Tonight, and more!

Jenna Ortega (New York Spectacular) has joined the cast of the ABC Family pilot “Man Of the House,” after the three-season run of her Disney Channel show “Stuck In the Middle”! Get more details on Deadline.com.

Mikee Castillo (The Lion King) appeared on “Alex, Inc.” tonight at 8:30 pm on ABC!

The release date for “Overboard,” with Hannah Nordberg (Little Miss Sunshine), has been pushed back to May 4th!

You can now get “The Greatest Showman,” with lots of our alumni, on Blu-Ray/DVD!

The Koala Bears (School of Rock alumni) are performing at Bar Nine tonight to raise money for BC/EFA!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, The Lion King, A Bronx Tale, and School of Rock!

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Abigail Dylan Harrison and Noah Baird Join A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE, Lianah Sta. Ana to Perform at Puerto Rico Benefit Concert, and more!

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Abigail Dylan Harrison (Ruthless!) and Noah Baird (Matilda) have joined A Christmas Story Live!

Lianah Sta. Ana (Miss Saigon) will take part in a benefit concert for Puerto Rico! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Check out a petition to get “Me, Myself & I,” with Chris Richards (Finding Neverland), back on the air on Change.org!

Chloé Bryan (School of Rock) will celebrate women’s right to vote at 54 Below on November 6th! Get more details HERE.

The casts of School of Rock, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Kinky Boots, Miss Saigon, Waitress, Anastasia, Once On This Island, and A Bronx Tale will perform at Columbus Circle! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

Watch Broadway alumni Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Caleb McLaughlin (The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, The Lion King), and Sadie Sink (The Audience, Annie) chat about “Stranger Things” on “Good Morning America”!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Anastasia, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and Occupied Territories!

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Emerson Davis Joins ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, Michael Cascetta Interviewed by BroadwayWorld New Jersey, and more!


Congratulations to Emerson Davis, who will make her Broadway debut alternating as Little Ti Moune in Once On This Island!

Michael Cascetta (School of Rock) talked to BroadwayWorld New Jersey! Read the interview HERE.

GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda) provides the voiceover for this HeForShe promo!

Ryan Foust (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and Zoe Manarel (Matilda, A Little Princess) took part in a reading of the new musical The Sandman!

Sam Chuck (Les Miserables) has booked a commercial! More details to come.

So much fun filming a commercial for a cool new board game!!!! #childactor #prosperitynation #actor #nyc

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Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos) performed “Babbit & Bromide” with Chaz Wolcott at 54 Below!

Watch Anthony perform “Friendship” with Ethan Steiner and Jonathan Fenton!

Hayden Bercy (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) will play Flick in the national tour of A Christmas Story!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, Frozen, Miss Saigon, School of Rock, and A Bronx Tale!

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Taliyah Whitaker in Netflix’s “The Incredible Jessica James,” Jeremy T. Villas in Macy’s Commercial, and more!

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Taliyah Whitaker (brownsville song) is in “The Incredible Jessica James,” now on Netflix! Congrats, Taliyah!

Jeremy T. Villas (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Kinky Boots) is now appearing in a commercial for Macy’s!

Olivia Fanders (A Little Princess, 4:48 Psychosis) is now in a Toys R Us ad!

Do you have slime? This weeks ToysRUs ad #slime #toysrus #fun #childmodel

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And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Miss Saigon, Kinky Boots, On Your Feet, Waitress, and School of Rock!

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Walden Sullivan’s Birthday, Paul Luke Bonenfant on as Zack in SCHOOL OF ROCK Tonight, and more!


Happy belated birthday to Walden Sullivan (School of Rock)! We hope you had a great day, Walden!

Paul Luke Bonenfant went on as Zack in School of Rock tonight!

Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) has joined the cast of the upcoming TBS show “Final Space,” alongside David Tennant, Fred Armisen, and more! Get more details on DigitalSpy.com.

Ella Dane Morgan (Waitress) and her mom Laura chatted with Camp Broadway! Read the interview HERE.

Allie Trimm (13, Bye Bye Birdie) will perform at the installment of New Writers at 54! on July 30th, which features new music by Alexander Sage Oyen! Get more details on 54Below.com.

Anastasia took part in today’s Broadway in the Boros event at 12pm at Albee Square Plaza!

The cast of School of Rock took part in a video for Bway Zone!

Also, here are the School of Rock kids doing their #Ham4All video!

As we announced yesterday, Grayson Taylor (Mothers and Sons, New York Spring Spectacular) will appear in Playwrights for a Cause, in Catherine Filloux’s Snow Day! Mehret Marsh (The Lion King) will be in Jose Rivera’s Fall of the Sparrow. Check out pictures of Grayson rehearsing:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Lion King, On Your Feet, and Peace, Love and Cupcakes!

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FALSETTOS Adds More Screening Dates, “Friends From College” Streaming Today with Jete Laurence and Rachel Resheff, and more!

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Falsettos has added more screening dates and theaters to its run! Get more details on Playbill.com.

“Friends From College,” featuring Jete Laurence (Number the Stars) and Rachel Resheff (Fish in the Dark, The People in the Picture, Mary Poppins, Shrek, Billy Elliot), streams on Netflix starting today!

Carrie Berk (Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Camp Rolling Hills) spoke with Theater in the Now about Peace, Love and Cupcakes! Read the interview on TheaterInTheNow.com.

The kids of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory had some special guests recently! Check out pictures on Playbill.com.

There are photos from yesterday’s Broadway in Bryant Park with the School of Rock kids on BroadwayWorld.com!

“Magic Camp,” featuring Nathaniel Logan McIntyre (The Lion King), will open on April 6, 2018! Find out more on IMDb.com.

Watch the cast of Marvin’s Room talk to BroadwayWorld.com!

Check out this new vlog from Amadi Chapata (School of Rock)!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of On Your Feet, A Bronx Tale, Marvin’s Room, 1984, Kinky Boots, and Peace, Love and Cupcakes!

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SCHOOL OF ROCK at Broadway in Bryant Park, GENERATION ME Coming to NYMF, and more!


Today at 12:30pm, the kids of School of Rock performed at Broadway in Bryant Park! Watch their performance below or on TheaterMania.com:

Generation Me is coming soon to NYMF, with a cast that includes high school age teens! Find out more on NYMF.org.

Check out pictures from opening night of Assassins at New York City Center on Playbill.com!

The Emmy Award nominations were announced this morning, and many projects featuring our alumni received nominations! Here’s a list:

  • “Stranger Things,” featuring Caleb McLaughlin (The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, The Lion King) and Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), received 18 nominations including Outstanding Drama Series
  • “This Is Us,” featuring Niles Fitch (Our Lady of Kibeho, The Lion King), received 11 nominations including Outstanding Drama Series
  • “Big Little Lies,” featuring young theater critic Iain Armitage, received 16 nominations including Outstanding Limited Series
  • Hairspray Live, featuring Shahadi Wright Joseph (School of Rock, The Lion King), received 7 nominations including Outstanding Special Class Program
  • “The Americans,” featuring Holly Taylor (Billy Elliot), received 4 nominations
  • “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors,” featuring Hannah Nordberg (Little Miss Sunshine), received 1 nomination for Outstanding Television Movie
  • “Once Upon A Sesame Street Christmas,” featuring Kolette Tetlow (Iowa), received 1 nomination for Outstanding Children’s Program

The Creative Arts Emmys will air on September 16th at 8pm EST on FXX, and the Primetime Emmy Awards will occur on September 17th at 8pm EST on CBS. Get the full list of nominations on Emmys.com! Congrats, everyone!

Athan Sporek (A Bronx Tale, A Day by the Sea, Les Miserables) is returning to A Bronx Tale this weekend! He will perform July 14th at 8pm, July 15th at 2pm and 8pm, and July 16th at 3pm. Find out more:

Check out Paul Luke Bonenfant‘s (School of Rock) new original song!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Anastasia, On Your Feet, Peace, Love and Cupcakes, A Bronx Tale, and Miss Saigon!

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