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!




“Porgy & Bess” Closing Performance (with Emerson Davis) to Air Live in Movie Theaters, “Timmy Failure” with Chris Martinez Coming to Disney+, and more!

The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Porgy & Bess, with Emerson Davis (Once On This Island), will air their closing performance live in movie theaters on February 1st, as well as February 5th and 8th! Get more details on FathomEvents.com.

“Timmy Failure,” featuring Chris Martinez (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), will arrive on Disney+ on February 7th!

Check out video from the final scene and curtain call of the closing performance of Waitress courtesy of TheaterMania.com, as well as closing curtain call footage of Our Dear Dead Drug Lord below:

Jason Robert Brown is holding an open casting call for a developmental presentation of his newest musical! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Get excited for BroadwayCon, coming up in just two and a half weeks! Here’s Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) performing “Middle of a Moment” at last year’s Star-To-Be competition!

Look for Christopher Convery (Kinky Boots) in “Brahms: The Boy II,” in theaters on February 21st!

And here are pictures from the recent Inside Broadway event with Beetlejuice!

Carly Gendell Performs in “So You Think You Can Belt” Tonight, Shane Davis to Tour with KidzBop, and more!

Tonight, you can see alum Carly Gendell (School of Rock) performing in “So You Think You Can Belt” at The West End Lounge at 9pm! Get tickets HERE.

Shane Davis (Matilda) will tour with KidzBop this year! Get more details on PRNewswire.com.

Ava Briglia (Anatomy of a Suicide) took part in the Larson Legacy Concert, performing work by Andy Roninson! Check out a playlist of the concert:

“Uncut Gems,” with Max William Bartos (Sing Street), is in theaters now!

Here’s a full video of the final curtain call at Waitress!

And here are pictures from the kids of Frozen, Beetlejuice, and Medea!






WAITRESS, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, and OUR DEAR DEAD DRUG LORD Close; and more!

Happy Trails to the companies of Waitress (which had an almost four-year Broadway run), A Christmas Carol, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, which all closed today. We can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you!

And here are pictures from the kids of all four shows!









WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Cast Among BroadwayBox’s Top Broadway Debuts of 2019, and more!

The entire company of What the Constitution Means to Me was included among BroadwayBox’s top Broadway debuts of 2019!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of A Christmas Carol, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and Waitress!










Video of Lulu Reunion at WAITRESS, Pictures from RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and WAITRESS!

The past and present Lulus of Waitress reunited for a special video!

And here are pictures from the kids of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, A Christmas Carol, and Waitress!







A CHRISTMAS CAROL, TINA, and CURSED CHILD Break Holiday Box Office Records; Sadie Sink Cast in “Dear Zoe”; and more!

A Christmas Carol, Tina, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child broke box office records over the holidays! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Broadway alum and “Stranger Things” star Sadie Sink (The Audience, Annie) has been cast in the upcoming movie “Dear Zoe”! Get more details on HollywoodReporter.com.

Jake Gyllenhaal’s production company, Nine Stories Productions, is producing a film adaptation of Fun Home, with Jake Gyllenhaal starring as Bruce Bechdel! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Waitress, and more, including the kids of Broadway and Off-Broadway celebrating New Year’s!







Zoe Glick Cast in UNKNOWN SOLDIER at Playwrights Horizons, Best Broadway Plays and Musicals of the Decade Lists from TheaterMania, and more!

Zoe Glick (Frozen) has been cast in the upcoming Off-Broadway production of Unknown Soldier at Playwrights Horizons! Read the full cast announcement HERE.

Congrats to Waitress, Once, and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, which made it onto TheaterMania’s top 10 Broadway musicals of the decade list; and to What the Constitution Means to Me, The Ferryman, and The Inheritance, which made it onto TheaterMania’s top 10 Broadway plays of the decade list!

Also, congratulations to Kinky Boots and The Lion King, which are both among the highest-grossing Broadway shows of the decade! Check out the full list on Playbill.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Sing Street, A Christmas Carol, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and Waitress, as well as Young Broadway Actor News’ Top 9 Instagram posts of 2019!









Max William Bartos in SING STREET, Pictures and Videos from RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, BEETLEJUICE, and more!

We hope those who celebrate had a wonderful Hanukkah!

We want to officially congratulate 16-year-old Max William Bartos, who makes his Off-Broadway debut in Sing Street at New York Theatre Workshop!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Beetlejuice, Waitress, and A Christmas Carol!

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“Fast & Furious: Spy Racers” with Theme Song Sung by Shaylin Becton on Netflix Today, Altered Broadway and Off-Broadway Schedules for New Year’s Week, and more!

“Fast & Furious: Spy Racers” arrives on Netflix today, with a theme song featuring Shaylin Becton (The Lion King)!

Broadway and Off-Broadway shows will alter their schedules the week of December 30th through January 5th in honor of New Year’s! Please see our website for more information on our featured shows’ schedule changes.

The Inheritance is offering a special ticket deal! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

The new Off-Broadway musical SuperYou is opening in Spring 2020 and they are seeking a young actress around age 10! Get audition information on Playbill.com and tips for attending an Equity audition as a non-Equity performer on ActorAesthetic.com.

The Met Opera production of Porgy and Bess, with alum Emerson Davis (Once On This Island), will play on PBS in July! Find out more on Playbill.com.

The cast of Dear Evan Hansen performed on Tamron Hall last week! Watch below or on Broadway.com.

Check out this holiday greeting from every production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child around the globe!

And here are pictures from the kids of Broadway and Off-Broadway celebrating Christmas Eve and Christmas Day by performing, opening presents, and more!