Lucille Lortel Award Nominations Announced, Seattle Open Call for FROZEN and THE LION KING Canceled, and more

Thank you to everyone who made donations during our 10th Anniversary concert last night! We were able to raise more than $1,000 for The Actors Fund! #YoungBway10

The Lucille Lortel Award nominations were announced today, and several of our featured shows scored nominations! Congrats to all. See the full list on Playbill.com.

  • Outstanding Musical: The Secret Life of Bees at Atlantic Theater Company
  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play: The Pain of My Belligerence at Playwrights Horizons (Hamish Linklater)
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical: The Secret Life of Bees at Atlantic Theater Company (Eisa Davis)
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical: The Secret Life of Bees at Atlantic Theater Company (LaChanze)
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical: Sing Street at New York Theatre Workshop (Gus Halper)
  • Outstanding Scenic Design: Our Dear Dead Drug Lord at WP Theater (Yu-Hsuan Chen)
  • Outstanding Projection Design: Mojada at The Public Theater (Stephan Mazurek)
  • Outstanding Projection Design: Anatomy of a Suicide at Atlantic Theater Company (Hannah Wasileski)

The Seattle, WA, open call for Frozen and The Lion King has been canceled. To submit a video audition, click here.

Chloe Bryan (School of Rock) was live on the (YOUNG) Instagram account earlier today!

Also today, “Broadway Jackbox” with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) returned, featuring stars from SpongeBob, Head Over Heels, and more! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Tomorrow, join casting director Jen Rudin for a free session for young actors and their parents!

The Disney on Broadway concert, with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen), has been rescheduled and will stream this Friday, April 17th, at 7pm EST! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

And check out the class schedule for Broadway Babysitters Playhouse this week!

Young Broadway’s 10th Anniversary Virtual Concert Streams on YouTube, New Episode of Joshua Turchin’s “The Early Night Show,” and more!

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!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Sing Street and Flying Over Sunset!




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!




“Never Rarely Sometimes Always” with Talia Ryder Available On-Demand Nationwide, SING STREET Cast Album Postponed to April 17th, and more!

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.

 

 

The Broadway production of Frozen is now taking video submissions from Equity members. If you are a non-Equity performer, please see this link for submitting for Young Anna and Young Elsa!

Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor), guest starring Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie)!

Did you watch and live tweet along with the Broadway alumni of “John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch” yesterday?

 

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Caroline, Or Change and The Bedwetter!



Walter Russell III Collecting Essential Goods for the Homeless, Delaney Quinn on Nick Jr., and more!

Walter Russell III (The Lion King) is collecting essential goods for the homeless during the COVID-19 outbreak. See how you can help:

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Help us care for NYC like we care for ourselves!!! 1/10 NYC Public School Students Are Homeless. More than 114,000 children need your help today! My friends had the brilliant idea to send canned goods, can openers and hygiene kits (toiletries & first aid supplies)  to kids in need around our city who live in homeless shelters or are struggling to stock up in this time of need. Any amount helps! Kits for Kids – caring for NYC children https://www.gofundme.com/f/kits-for-kids-caring-for-nyc-children?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet #YoungSimba #actor #dancer #singer #Kits4Kids #StongerTogether #HakunaMatata #VisionBoard2020 . . . #theatrekid #musicaltheatre #actor #singer #dancer #childactor #NYCstrong #Homeless #NYCschools

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Delaney Quinn (Waitress) played “Are You Smarter Than A Preschooler?” with Nick Jr.!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Sing Street and Mrs. Doubtfire!

Jake Ryan Flynn Featured in The New York Times, Video of SING STREET at BroadwayCon, and more!

Jake Ryan Flynn (Mrs. Doubtfire) is featured in The New York Times along with Bryce Pinkham, Samantha Williams, and Marc Shaiman! Check it out on NYTimes.com.

The cast of Sing Street did a surprise performance of “A Beautiful Sea” at BroadwayCon and, as a special treat, here’s our livestream of the entire song!

And check out this picture from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

SING STREET Cast Album Digital Release Pushed Back, ORESTEIA Taking Video Submissions, and more!

Happy Birthday to Emily, who is one of our bloggers! We love you so much and we hope your day is full of fun!

Sing Street has pushed back their cast album’s digital release to April 3rd. More details to come!

Oresteia at Park Avenue Armory is taking video submissions from Equity members, now through March 23rd! They are seeking four young actors/actresses aged 6-10. Get more information on Playbill.com.

The upcoming film adaptation of 13 is still casting the role of Archie!

Looking for a free way to train and learn more about the arts? Broadway Dreams is offering free online programming every day while practicing social distancing. Find out more on Playbill.com!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!




SING STREET Postpones Broadway Previews, “Frozen 2” with Mattea Conforti Now Available to Stream on Disney+, and more

Sing Street has postponed its Broadway previews. For now, you can stream the newly released song “Riddle of the Model,” from the show’s cast album!

Be sure to stream “Frozen 2,” with Mattea Conforti (Frozen, Sunday in the Park with George, Matilda), now on Disney+!

Ella Dane Morgan (Waitress) appeared on tonight’s episode of “Diabolical” on Investigation Discovery!

Hudson Loverro (Trevor, A Bronx Tale, School of Rock, Assassins) will appear on “FBI: Most Wanted” on CBS next Tuesday, March 24th!

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) hosted another edition of Broadway Jackbox earlier today! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Madison Elizabeth Lagares (School of Rock, On Your Feet) has booked a movie! Stay tuned for details.

Get a first look at the upcoming movie remake of “West Side Story” with alumni from Matilda, Billy Elliot, and more, on VanityFair.com!

And here are videos from the kids of Beetlejuice and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

Broadway Goes Dark and Off-Broadway Cancels and Suspends Shows Due to Coronavirus, and more

Please see below for a list of shows, performances, and auditions that have either been cancelled or suspended due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), and get more details on each show at the links provided:

Cancelled:

Suspended:

  • All Broadway shows, through April 12th. Of our featured shows, this includes:
    • Beetlejuice
    • Caroline, Or Change, which was scheduled to begin previews March 13th
    • Flying Over Sunset, which was scheduled to begin previews tonight, March 12th
    • Frozen
    • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
    • The Inheritance, which was scheduled to close this weekend
    • The Lion King
    • Mrs. Doubtfire, which was in previews and was scheduled to open April 5th
    • Sing Street, which was scheduled to begin previews March 26th
  • Whisper House (along with other shows playing at 59E59) will resume performances on April 1st

Other News

Dara Paige Bloomfield (Ragtime) has joined the upcoming Ragtime benefit concert! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out this promo for Trevor, and get tickets; previews begin April 7th!

Presley Ryan took part in a special post-show talkback Q&A at Beetlejuice with current Girl Scouts!

And check out these photos from Unknown Soldier, Whisper House, and Flying Over Sunset:

Photo Credit: Playwrights Horizons

Photo Credit: Hunter Canning

Jayden Theophile’s Birthday, Korinne Tetlow, Viva Boresi, and Allie Trimm Cast in ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME in Chicago, and more!

Happy birthday to Jayden Theophile (Tina)! We hope you had a great day, Jayden!

Congratulations to Korinne Tetlow (The Traveling Lady, If Only), Viva Boresi, and alum Allie Trimm (13, Bye Bye Birdie), who have been cast in the Broadway-bound Once Upon A One More Time! The show will play Chicago this spring, with Korinne as Little Girl, Viva as the standby for Little Girl, and Allie as Little Mermaid. Read the full announcement HERE.

Oresteia will play Off-Broadway at Park Avenue Armory this summer, and they are casting kids! Get information on the EPA on Playbill.com, and advice for attending an Equity audition as a non-Equity performer HERE.

The Broadway production of Frozen is holding an Equity Principal Audition for all principal roles, including Young Anna and Young Elsa! Get more details on the audition on Playbill.com, and advice for attending an Equity audition as a non-Equity performer HERE.

GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda, “Dance Moms”) will teach a Matilda jazz dance class on March 19th, not March 14th as was previously announced. The class will take place in New Jersey; see the flyer below for more details!

The cast of Caroline, Or Change met the press last week! Check out pictures on BroadwayWorld.com.

Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie), Cate Elefante (Waitress), and Jacob Michael Laval (The Rose Tattoo) have booked an additional episode of “Sesame Street”!

Marcello Silva (A Christmas Story Live) will play Charlie Brown in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown on March 21st, March 28th, and April 4th at 2:15pm in Simi Valley, CA!

You can see Toleeya Napolitano (Dream Street) in Fiddler on the Roof at Mountain Lakes High School in New Jersey this weekend! Get more details HERE.

Alum Kayla Mak (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) took Teen Vogue inside a day in her life! Watch below:

Get a glimpse of rehearsals for Off-Broadway’s Whisper House on Playbill.com!

Here’s a new music video for “Drive It Like You Stole It” from Sing Street!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice, Sing Street, The Bedwetter, Medea, Trevor, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Flying Over Sunset, Whisper House, and The Lion King!