Sophie Knapp’s Performance in Rising Talent Magazine’s Virtual Concert, and more!

In honor of the film of Hamilton arriving on Disney+, we just posted clips from Hamilton covers featuring alumni from Matilda, Les Miserables, and more, on our Instagram page! Check them out:

Here’s Sophie Knapp (Once, A Little Princess, Dream Street) singing during Rising Talent Magazine’s recent virtual concert!

And check out these pictures from the kids of The Lion King and Flying Over Sunset!




Cabaret for a Cause to Host Q&A with ANNIE Alumni, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Movie Remake In The Works, and more!

First–an update on this weekend’s Hairspray Live stream: it is not available in Latin America, Central/Eastern Europe, or Asia due to rights restrictions. Find out more, or watch it if you are able, at THIS LINK.

Cabaret for a Cause will host a Q&A with Annie alumni on June 3rd on their Facebook page, to benefit The Actors Fund! Panelists include:

  • Amaya Braganza (2012 Revival)
  • Danielle Brisebois (Goodspeed and Original Broadway Production)
  • Kristi Coombs (First and Second National Tours)
  • Madi Rae DiPietro (2012 Revival)
  • Skye Alyssa Friedman (2012 Revival)
  • Heidi Gray (TROIKA National and International Tour)
  • Mollie Hall Boulware (Third and Fourth National Tours)
  • Georgi James (2012 Revival)
  • Marisa Morell Kagan (Second National Tour)
  • Tyrah Skye Odoms (2012 Revival)
  • Taylor Richardson (2012 Revival, 2014 Film)
  • Emily Rosenfeld (2012 Revival)
  • Rosanne Sorrentino (Third National Tour, 1982 Film)
  • Theda Stemler Blackwood (First and Third National Tours)
  • Julie Stevens (Third National Tour and Original Broadway Production)
  • Amanda Swickle (TROIKA National Tour)
  • Jaidyn Young (2012 Revival)

A movie remake of Fiddler on the Roof is in the works! Get more details on TheaterMania.com.

Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), and Presley Ryan (Beetlejuice, Fun Home, A Little Princess, The Sound of Music LIVE) will take part in New York Theatre Barn’s livestream of new musical works! Joshua’s musical The Perfect Fit will be featured with a song performed by Grace, and Presley will perform a song from Abigail Greenwood’s new musical Two Maiden Ladies. Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com!

Check out the new season of “Thespian” on Amazon Prime, featuring Malcolm Fuller (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child)!

Carrie Berk (Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Camp Rolling Hills) wrote a piece for Girls’ Life Magazine about being a senior during the pandemic. Pick up your copy of the June/July issue today!

Next week, casting director Jen Rudin will offer another free session for parents and young actors to gain insight on the industry via Zoom! Register HERE.

“Ne Zha,” an animated movie with Jordan Cole (School of Rock), is now streaming on Netflix! Watch the trailer here:

Check out the newest episode of the “Take A Bow” podcast, hosted by Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) and Eli Tokash (Pippin, Finding Neverland), on the Broadway Podcast Network!

Here’s the trailer for the upcoming Disney+ film “Secret Society of Second-Born Royals,” with Niles Fitch (The Lion King, Our Lady of Kibeho)! It is set for release on July 17th.

Max William Bartos (Sing Street) performed a cover of “Northern Downpour” by Panic! At The Disco at Fulton Theatre’s virtual concert last night!

The cast of the upcoming Off-Broadway musical SuperYou, which includes Tessa Noelle Frascogna (Evita), Bella May Mordus (Make Believe, The Ferryman), and Mimi Ryder (Frozen, Matilda) released a music video for one of their songs, titled “Stronger Now”! Watch it on Playbill.com.

Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Steve Rosen and Samuel Li Weintraub (Miss Saigon)!

And check out three of the recent live-streamed concerts from (YOUNG)’s Instagram account!





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!




“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!



Andrew Barth Feldman to Depart DEAR EVAN HANSEN in January, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY to Move to the York Theatre Company, and more!

Andrew Barth Feldman will play his final performance of Dear Evan Hansen on January 26th. Go see him before then if you can!

Forbidden Broadway will move to the York Theatre Company! Get more details HERE.

What the Constitution Means to Me and The Inheritance made Time’s Best Theater Performances of 2019 list, while Make Believe was included on The New York Times’s Best Theater of 2019 list!

Watch Kylie Kuioka (Panama Hattie) sing “Not for the Life of Me” at “Switched!” at 54 Below:

Here’s Joshua Turchin (Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) and Ellie Kim (School of Rock, Dream Street) singing “Suddenly Seymour” at “Switched!” at 54 Below:

Congrats to Lily Buchanan (The Underlying Chris), who appeared on a recent episode of the TV series “Tricked”!

Earlier this week, Presley Ryan performed “Say My Name” and “Dead Mom” with her Beetlejuice castmates at Broadway Under the Stars, a free event at The Shops at Columbus Circle!

YBAN has created a playlist of holiday songs from musicals like Elf and A Christmas Story, tracks from “Carols for a Cure” and “The Holiday Star Experience,” and singles/EPs released by the kids of Broadway and Off-Broadway! We’ll be updating it throughout the season. Give a listen HERE!

“Sunny Side Up,” with Nia Sioux (Trip of Love), has arrived on Brat TV!

Congrats to Dayton Tavares (Billy Elliot), who has been cast in Magic Mike Live, which will open in Melbourne in May 2020 and then tour through Australia!

Here’s a sneak peek of Suri Marrero (Frozen) in “John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch”!

The Seattle run of Mrs. Doubtfire has extended through January 4th! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

Emerson Steele (Violet) is producing a show at 54 Below called “I Am Woman”! It will take place on February 23rd. Get tickets HERE!

Sophia Anne Caruso (Beetlejuice) is on the cover of Visual Tales Magazine!

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The newest episode of the podcast “Little Known Facts” features Ella Rubin (The Rose Tattoo)! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Here’s a peek at “Clifford the Big Red Dog,” with alum Jenna Weir (Frozen), coming to Amazon Prime on December 6th and PBS Kids on December 7th!

Madison Elizabeth Lagares (School of Rock, On Your Feet) sang the National Anthem for a recent Knicks game over the weekend!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Dear Evan Hansen, Frozen, A Christmas Carol, and Radio City Christmas Spectacular!






Sophie Knapp Joins CHASING RAINBOWS at Papermill Playhouse, Isabella Iannelli Cast in “In the Heights” Movie, and more!

Sophie Knapp (Once, Dream Street, A Little Princess) has been cast in Papermill Playhouse’s Chasing Rainbows! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Isabella Iannelli (The Rose Tattoo) has been cast in the “In the Heights” movie!

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I am beyond excited to share that I booked a role as a dancer for the “In The Heights” feature film By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Directed by the best! @jonmchu , and @warnerbrosentertainment coming to theaters next summer 2020. This journey started in Jan this year and change my life forever. This has been a dream come true! Making new friends that I can now call family. The countless memories made will be in my heart ♥️ forever. I am so blessed to be part of the history making movie representing New York and our CULTURE. . ‍Screaming thanks to @breezyotoole at @msaagency for your love and support and believing in me. . The incredible choreography team: @chrislxd @danadaners @iamemiliodosal @enwilliams1 @eddietorresjr @princessserrano_ Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined getting to work with the best team on the ! But it happened and it was so fun . . ❣️The amazing @meghanmcferran for being the best PA in history. You are so organized and always smiling and helpful. I LOVE you forever..You made every day GREAT! . This cast will get you out of your seat! You guys are all in my heart now and forever @lesliegrace @melissabarreram @anthonyramosofficial @coreyhawkins @noahlot_gotit @sheisdash @daphnerubinvega @stephaniebeatriz @gregdiaz4 #jimmysmitts @ariana_greenblatt and so many more amazing talent. ❤️ . Mom and dad, i couldnt do any of this without you ‍‍. . . #intheheightsmovie #intheheights #warnerbros #chrisscottchoreography #eddietorresjunior #industrykid #newyorker #nuyorican #jonmchu #intheheightsmusical #linmanuelmiranda #jonchu #fortheculture #latina #babybellz™️ #MSA #msafamily #msaagency

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Go check out Season 2 Episode 7 of “No Good Nick,” with alum Lexi Underwood (The Lion King), now streaming on Netflix!

This year’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios will feature mazes themed around “Stranger Things” and “Us”! Get more details HERE.

Congratulations to Heather Tepe (Billy Elliot, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Gypsy), who got engaged recently! Watch the video here:

Sam Primack (Dear Evan Hansen) performed “Waving Through a Window” at BuzzFeed’s Internet Live concert! Watch here:

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




Broadway Hits for Haiti

Join us for this benefit concert to support Zanmi Beni children’s home in Haiti. Hosted by Ben Stiller and bringing together some of Broadway’s top performers, such as Andy Karl, Orfeh and Alice Ripley, with some of its youngest stars from shows like School of Rock, The Lion King and On Your Feet. Don’t miss this fabulous night filled with everyone’s favorite showtunes and produced by three high school students: Theo Dolan, Oscar Llodra and Ella Stiller. $25 for students; $50 for general admission; $200 for VIP premium seats with meet & greet with Ben Stiller. Please Note: the venue has a 2-beverage minimum. 

Mikee Castillo’s Birthday, Original Broadway Cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK Appears on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Unmasked” CD, and more!

Happy birthday to Mikee Castillo (The Lion King)! We hope you had a great day, Mikee!

The original kids cast of School of Rock appears on “Unmasked,” a CD collection celebrating the hits of Andrew Lloyd Webber! Get your copy now on Amazon.com.

Here’s video of Kinky Boots celebrating its fifth anniversary!

More tickets are now available for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

Olivia Fanders (A Little Princess) will appear in more print ads for Rubie’s Costume Company!

Olivia will also be performing at the New York Songwriters’ Circle’s Young Performer’s Night on April 9th!

And here are pictures from the kids of The Lion King!

Ruth Righi to Depart SCHOOL OF ROCK This Week, CAROLS FOR A CURE Available for Order, and more!

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Ruth Righi will play her final performance of School of Rock this week. Go see her if you can!

Starting the countdown @sormusical : 7 more shows😘

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Get your copy of this year’s Carols for a Cure CD, featuring tracks sung by the casts of Waitress, Anastasia, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, School of Rock, A Bronx Tale, Kinky Boots, The Lion King, and more, from the Broadway Cares Online Store!

Watch Christopher Convery (Kinky Boots) sing “Superman” at 54 Below!

Jad Grey (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) is in an ad for Family Dollar!

And here are pictures from the kids of The Lion King, School of Rock, A Christmas Story Live, and Kinky Boots!

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