Young Broadway’s Top Nine of 2020, RATATOUILLE with Andrew Barth Feldman and Owen Tabaka Tomorrow Night, and more!

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!

Atticus Ware’s Birthday, Shahadi Wright Joseph Cast in MCC Theater Benefit Reading of SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY, and more!

Happy belated birthday to Atticus Ware (Flying Over Sunset)! We hope you had a great time celebrating this weekend!

Broadway alum and “Us” star Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King) has been cast in MCC Theater’s benefit reading of School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play on December 13th! Get more details on Playbill.com.

On Thanksgiving Day, Walter Russell III (The Lion King) will present a Thanksgiving-themed episode of “The PAW-cast” with past and present The Lion King cubs! The episode will stream on Walter’s Instagram Live at 6pm EST this Thursday.

In case you missed it, here’s the most recent Beetlejuice episode of “Stars In The House,” featuring Presley Ryan (Fun Home, The Sound of Music Live, A Little Princess)!

In Creative Company spoke with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) about writing The Perfect Fit!

Watch the full “Thankful” livestreamed concert from last night on YouTube, co-hosted by Zoe Glick (The Bedwetter, Unknown Soldier, Frozen) and Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord)!

Listen to the newest episode of “Kyla’s Korner,” hosted by Kyla Carter (Number the Stars)!

Finally, check out this video of the 2008 Broadway cast of White Christmas performing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

“Thankful” Concert Hosted by Winter Donnelly and Zoe Glick Tonight, Analise Scarpaci Books Voiceover, and more!

“Thankful,” a benefit concert hosted by Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord) and Zoe Glick (The Bedwetter, Unknown Soldier, Frozen) and featuring lots of Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni, performed tonight! Watch HERE or below:

Analise Scarpaci (Mrs. Doubtfire, Matilda, A Christmas Story) booked a voiceover this week!

Watch the entire BroadwayWorld Town Hall from earlier this week with young actors from Trevor, Sing Street, and more!

Layla Capers (The Lion King, School of Rock) wants you to get involved with The Sugarplum Sled this holiday season!

Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) stopped by “The Love of Acting” on YouTube to discuss The Perfect Fit!

Check out these videos from the kids of Trevor and The Bedwetter!

Finally, check out the cast of Madison Square Garden’s production of A Christmas Carol, starring Tim Curry, performing during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

“Vampires vs. the Bronx” with Gregory Diaz IV Out Now On Netflix, HOLIDAY INN with Morgan Gao To Play PBS On November 20, and more!

New Film Releases and Upcoming Airings

“Vampires vs. the Bronx,” featuring Gregory Diaz IV (Matilda, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Pedro Pan, “In The Heights”), is out now on Netflix!

Holiday Inn, including child cast member Morgan Gao, will air on PBS on November 20th! Get more details on Playbill.com.

“Team Marco,” a new film with Jacob Michael Laval (The Rose Tattoo) and Jake Katzman (Kinky Boots), will be available to stream beginning November 20th! Find out more on HollywoodReporter.com.

Sebastian Ortiz (A Christmas Carol) is currently appearing in a Nick Jr. commercial in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month!

New Episodes

“The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Courtney Reed, Tyrah Skye Odoms (Annie), and Ava Ulloa (Matilda)!

“Little Me,” with special guest Kathryn Zaremba (Annie Warbucks)!

Kyla Carter (Number the Stars) hosted another episode of her podcast “Kyla’s Korner” on “The Mark White Show”!

New Music

Listen to a new single from Rachael McVey (Dream Street) called “Suffocating”!

Listen to a new single from Layla Capers (The Lion King, School of Rock) called “Just Wanna Be Heard”!

New and Upcoming Virtual Performances

Broadway kids and alumni took part in a virtual edition of “Help Is On The Way”! The children’s chorus includes Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie), Makayla Joy Connolly (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Will Coombs (The Ferryman, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, A Bronx Tale), Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Olivia DeAmicis, Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord), Olivia Edward, Jake Ryan Flynn (Mrs. Doubtfire, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Zoe Glick (The Bedwetter, Unknown Soldier, Frozen), Carly Gold (The Ferryman), Jake Katzman (Kinky Boots), Cooper Lantz (Kinky Boots), Mehret Marsh (Tina, The Lion King), Sarah Mattle, Charlotte Macleod (The Bedwetter), Connor Mills (Kinky Boots), Bella May Mordus (The Ferryman, Make Believe), Brooklyn Nelson (Frozen, Matilda), Madeleine Pace (Once, The Hard Problem), Delilah Rose Pellow (Anastasia), Jayden Theophile (Tina), and Emily Zimmerman (The Bedwetter). Watch below:

Joshua Colley (Les Miserables, Newsies, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown), Mateo Lizcano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), James Ignacio (The King and I, Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Camp Rolling Hills), and Laurissa “Lala” Romain (South Pacific) will appear in the upcoming “Sticks & Stones” concert, which will stream on October 16th!

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Auditions

A new feature film “Teenage Musical” is seeking teenage actors!

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) and Barthtoberfest

“Broadway Jackbox,” co-created by Andrew, returned as part of Barthtoberfest recently! Find out more HERE.

Today, Broadway Whodunit’s “TV or Not TV?,” a virtual murder mystery event also co-created by Andrew, performed! Find out more on BroadwayWhodunit.com.

Finally, Andrew will play spooky video games on Twitch on October 7th and 21st!

Fun

Happy Belated Mean Girls Day! (October 3rd) Check out these covers and throwbacks we posted on our Instagram in celebration, from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Frozen, School of Rock, and more!

Pictures and Videos from the Kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Lion King, Flying Over Sunset, and The Bedwetter!








“Showbiz Kids” Documentary with Demi Singleton Premieres on HBO, Tickets On Sale for Kids of the Arts’ PEACE, LOVE AND CUPCAKES, and more!

Demi Singleton (School of Rock, The Lion King) appears in the new documentary “Showbiz Kids,” which premiered tonight on HBO! It streams on HBO Max beginning tomorrow.

Tickets are now on sale for Kids of the Arts’ production of Peace, Love and Cupcakes, with lots of Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni in the cast and creative team! For more information about the multiple casts, and to purchase tickets, click HERE.

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) took part in Broadway Podcast Network’s “E-Ticket To Broadway” stream tonight! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Mia Williamson (Once On This Island) is taking part in “Project Sing Out” on July 20th!

Here’s a new episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Alexa Lasanta, Emerson Steele (Violet), Arianna Pereira, and Rising Starz!

And here are videos from the kids of The Bedwetter, Tina, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

Playhouse by SDM Virtual Workshops, Including Andrew Barth Feldman; Shaylin Becton Featured on Pharrell and SoundCloud Compilation; and more!

Be sure to register for Playhouse by SDM’s virtual workshops this week, including the one with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen), happening tomorrow at 11am EST! Get more information about Andrew’s workshop HERE, and sign up for the others at PlayhouseBySDM.com/Classes. Here’s a look at those other workshops:

Shaylin Becton (The Lion King) is featured on Pharrell and SoundCloud’s compilation “i am OTHER, Volume 1,” featuring new indie artists! Listen HERE.

And check out this picture from the kids of The Bedwetter!

Anthony Rosenthal Guest Stars on Amazon Prime’s “Gravesend,” Noah Baird Guest Stars on Disney XD’s “Ducktales,” and more!

Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos, Really Rosie) guest starred on the Amazon Prime series “Gravesend”!

Noah Baird (Matilda, A Christmas Story Live) guest starred on Disney XD’s “Ducktales”!

Carly Gendell (School of Rock) has booked a role on the new podcast series “Wordtastic”!

Everleigh Rottuno (Waitress) is now appearing in an ad for Plum!

Watch the full Dog Star Rescue telethon, featuring lots of former and current Broadway and Off-Broadway kids, here:

Also, watch Kids of the Arts’ full virtual showcase, also with several of our alumni, here:

“Broadway Jackbox” with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) returned today with stars from Newsies, Waitress, and A Strange Loop! Get more details on Playbill.com.

And check out this video from Presley Ryan (Beetlejuice), who is taking part in the #Hear1Sing1 campaign created by Harmony Helper!

WAITING FOR GODOT at Theatre for a New Audience Postponed, First Look at “The Secret Society of Second-Born Royals” with Niles Fitch, and more

Check out these throwbacks to the casts of Matilda and A Christmas Story performing at the 2013 Tony Awards, as we continue to look back at the past ten years! #YoungBway10

Theatre for a New Audience’s Off-Broadway production of Waiting for Godot has been postponed. For more information, go to TFANA.org.

Get a first look at “The Secret Society of Second-Born Royals,” with Niles Fitch (The Lion King, Our Lady of Kibeho), coming to Disney+ this summer, on Entertainment Weekly!

You have until Friday, April 24th, to watch the entire Disney on Broadway 25th Anniversary Concert with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen)!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Frozen, and The Bedwetter!





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!