Antonio J. Watson’s Birthday, “Ghostwriter” with Amadi Chapata Wins Daytime Emmy Award, and more!

Happy belated birthday to Antonio J. Watson (Tina), who turned 11 over the weekend! We hope you had a great day, Antonio!

“Ghostwriter,” with Amadi Chapata (School of Rock), won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children’s or Family Viewing Program! Get more details on Variety.com.

Sam Poon (Sing Street, The King and I, Macbeth, Runaways) has released a new single called “Pull Me”! Proceeds will benefit Corona Couriers, For the Gworls, Harlem Grown, and Freedom Arts and Education Center. Listen HERE!

In case you missed it yesterday, you can watch A Simpler Time on the “Plays In The House” YouTube channel for the next three days, featuring kids from Frozen, Annie, and more! Check it out HERE.

Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) and Eli Tokash (Pippin, Finding Neverland) appeared on Broadway.com’s “Live At Five” today!

Sign up now for one of this week’s Broadway Babysitters workshops!

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




“Respect” with Skye Dakota Turner Pushes Back Release Date, Sacha Carlson Cast in Netflix Series “Julie and the Phantoms,” and more!

“Respect,” with Skye Dakota Turner (Tina), has pushed back its release date. Get more details on Playbill.com.

Sacha Carlson (A Christmas Story Live) has been cast in the new Netflix series “Julie and the Phantoms,” arriving on September 10th! Find out more on Deadline.com.

Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord) will appear on Unicorn Jazz’s show “That Thing I Do” on their Facebook Live tomorrow! Watch HERE.

Kaylin Hedges (The Bedwetter, Kris Kringle) performed “No Reason” from Beetlejuice in a recent “Sunshine Songs” concert! Watch here:

Check out this parody of “Another Day of Sun” featuring Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill)!

And here are pictures from the kids of The Bedwetter, Flying Over Sunset, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!




“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!

Melody Munitz in The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, Apply for SUPERYOU Apprenticeship Program, and more!

Melody Munitz (A Little Princess, Dream Street) will take part in this year’s cohort of The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, occurring next month! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Apply today for the new apprenticeship program with the upcoming Off-Broadway musical SuperYou!

Congrats to Tessa Noelle Frascogna (Evita), who recently appeared on “Sesame Street”! Look for her in the episode “A Very Special Fiesta.”

Catch up with Delilah Rose Pellow (Anastasia) in this interview:

Verify your voter registration status to be entered to win two tickets to see Tina next year!

Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) appeared on UKC’s Facebook Live earlier tonight!

If you missed that livestream, you can see the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” hosted by Joshua, featuring Stephanie Epstein, Chloé A. Bryan (School of Rock), Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Olivia DeAmicis, and Carly Gold (The Ferryman)!

Aliya “Jo” Ramey (The Lion King) recently did a virtual talkback with Stilwell School of the Arts’ Theatre Department!

Kylie Kuioka (Panama Hattie) has booked a role in an upcoming animated movie!

And here are the newest podcast episodes you can listen to:

  • “Fade In,” hosted this week by Jim Kaplan (School of Rock, The King and I), available on Spotify
  • “Little Me,” featuring Donna Vivino, who played Young Cosette in the original Broadway cast of Les Miserables, available on Broadway Podcast Network
  • “Take A Bow,” hosted by Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin) and Sydney Lucas (Fun Home), featuring Analise Scarpaci (Mrs. Doubtfire, Matilda, A Christmas Story), available on Broadway Podcast Network

Cast of BIG at York Theatre Company to Reunite Virtually, Gianna Harris and Walter Russell III in Podcasts, and more!

The cast of York Theatre Company’s production of Big will reunite for a virtual panel on July 6th at 7:10pm EST! Register HERE.

Gianna Harris (School of Rock) participated in an episode of the “Suck It” podcast earlier tonight!

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Tonight from the @mightyoakmovie @thegiannaharris Gianna "GiGi" Harris is a singer, stage and screen actress born and raised in NJ. Gigi is most notably known for her work in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway and Touring Production's  "School of Rock the Musical."  She neared 800 performances prior to her "graduation" from Horace Green.   Other works include; "Working in Theater", "I Have A Voice", Sesame Street, "The O Clocks",Good Morning America and the 70th Annual Tony Awards.Gigi is very passionate about mental health awareness and LGBTQ equality #funny #listen #lmao #lmfao #followers #supportlocalartists #newpodcastalert #podcastepisode #mentalhealth #LGTBQPride #podcastmovement #lgtbqrights #pride2020 #podcastaddict #podcastlove #podcastinglife #podcastlifestyle #mensmentalhealth #unitedwestand #supportlgbtq #suckit #podcastlife #livemusic #sexpositive #womenempowerment #womeninmusic #comedians #podcastersofinstagram

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Also earlier today, Walter Russell III (The Lion King) launched his first “Paw”-cast on Instagram Live with special guest and Nickelodeon star Celina Smith (The Lion King tour)!

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SURPRISE!! I'm launching my PAW-cast 🐾 TODAY at 6PM and my surprise guest is my friend and cub pal, @officiallycelinasmith from @nickelodeon #TylerPerrysYoungDylan 📺 Celina and I will catch up with each other, answer YOUR questions, and maybe do a song, dance, or WHO KNOWS WHAT CAN HAPPEN…… So join us TODAY at 6PM for my first PAW-cast 🐾 #PAWcast #CubStrong #IGLive @wr3hrlm @officiallycelinasmith . . #YoungSimba #BroadwayBaby #VisionBoard2020 #actor #dancer #singer @thelionking @disneyonbroadway @disney #broadway #musical #theatre #broadwaymusical #bway #bwaymusical  #theatrekid #musicaltheatre  #blacktheaterkids #musicals #childactor #musicaltheater #theater #broadwayshow #lionking #disney #disneymusical #thelionking

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Gabriella Pizzolo (Fun Home, Matilda) will take part in the “Well Beings” Virtual Town Hall on July 14th! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

“Respect,” with Skye Dakota Turner (Tina), now has an official release date of Christmas Day, December 25, 2020!

Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Carly Gendell (School of Rock), Malea Emma, and Sarah McKinley Austin (Matilda tour)!

And check out these pictures from the kids of Flying Over Sunset and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!




Broadway Will Not Reopen In 2020, Vote for Robert Montano in Final Round of BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage Competition, and more

Broadway will remain closed through the rest of 2020 and will not reopen until 2021. Get more details on Playbill.com.

Voting is now open for the final round of BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage competition! Be sure to vote for Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) at this link!

Sign up for Broadway Babysitters’ virtual arts classes this week on AirTable.com!

This Thursday, Sophia Gennusa (Matilda, Doctor Zhivago, Camp Rolling Hills) will lead a Matilda-themed workshop for The Broadway Star Project with her former Matilda castmate Travis Waldschmidt!

Here’s the first trailer for “Respect,” featuring Skye Dakota Turner (Tina)!

Watch Sophie Knapp (Once, A Little Princess, Dream Street) and Ruby Rakos (Billy Elliot) singing with their Chasing Rainbows castmates on CBS over the weekend!

In case you missed it, here’s the full 13 reunion show!

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

Antonyo Awards Stream Tonight, PETER PAN LIVE and Lincoln Center’s ACT ONE Stream Beginning This Weekend, and more!

Good luck to all those nominated for Antonyo Awards tonight!

Beginning at 2pm EST (earlier today), Peter Pan Live is available to stream for the next 48 hours! Watch HERE.

Also beginning earlier today, through July 3rd, you can stream Lincoln Center’s Broadway production of Act One with Matthew Schechter! Get more details and watch now on LincolnCenter.org.

Also streaming now is our graduation concert to celebrate the Class of 2020, featuring performances by alumni from Matilda, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Evita, and more, all graduating from high school or college this year! Please watch and donate to Feeding America and Brown Girls Do Ballet via the links in the YouTube description, then let us know so we can give you a shoutout on our social media! Watch HERE. (Please note that one song in the concert contains some adult language.)

Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) and Amanda Swickle (Tink!) both made it into the Top 5 of BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage competition!

Here’s your first look at “Upside Down Magic,” a new Disney Channel movie premiering July 31st and featuring Elie Samouhi (A Christmas Story Live)!

Listen to the newest episodes of these podcasts:

Finally, in case you missed it, here’s the recent Annie Q&A hosted by Cabaret for a Cause!

THE INHERITANCE, TINA, and A CHRISTMAS CAROL Win Drama Desk Awards; Virtual Theatre Summer Camps for Kids and Teens; and more!

Congratulations to The Inheritance, Tina, and A Christmas Carol, along with all the other shows that received Drama Desk Awards yesterday! Winners from our featured shows are listed below; see the full list on BroadwayWorld.com.

  • Outstanding Play – The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez
  • Outstanding Actress in a Musical – Adrienne Warren for Tina
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play – Paul Hilton for The Inheritance
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play – Lois Smith for The Inheritance
  • Outstanding Director of a Play – Stephen Daldry for The Inheritance
  • Outstanding Sound Design for a Play – Paul Arditti and Christopher Reid for The Inheritance
  • Outstanding Wig and Hair Design – Campbell Young Associates for Tina
  • Outstanding Adaptation – A Christmas Carol by Jack Thorne

Kids and teens (and parents)! Check out a list of virtual theatre camps to enroll in this summer on Playbill.com.

Ava Della Pietra (School of Rock) has a new single out called “Optimist”! Listen HERE.

Aliyah Mastin (The Lion King) recently appeared on “Good Day New York” with her friends from Acapop! KIDS! Here’s the song they performed:

Check out Presley Ryan performing a cut song from Beetlejuice back at the Black & White Ball!

Suri Marrero (Frozen, The Lion King) was recently featured on the news for her fundraising efforts for BC/EFA!

Chinua Baraka Payne (Caroline, Or Change, The Lion King) will take part in a reading of Don’t Call Me Brother tomorrow, June 15th, at 7pm EST!

And here’s a video from the kids of The Lion King!

Last Day of Voting for Antonyo Awards, “The King of Staten Island” with Jaden Jordan Out On-Demand Now, and more!

Today is your last day to vote for the inaugural Antonyo Awards, honoring artists in the Black community both on Broadway and Off-Broadway! Vote on BroadwayBlack.com.

“The King of Staten Island,” with alum Jaden Jordan (The Lion King), is out now on-demand! (Note: This movie is rated R.)

Calling all fans who are currently high school or college seniors! Today is your last day to be part of our upcoming cabaret! Please DM us a selfie (in a cap and gown if you have one, but no worries if not) along with your name, where you’re graduating from and any future plans you have. We have a cast announcement coming up on Monday so stay tuned!

Congratulations to Amanda Swickle (Tink!), who made the Top 10 of BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage competition, and to Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), who was saved by the judges and so is also still in the running!

Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Jake Katzman (Kinky Boots), Courtney Mormino, and Alexa Lasanta!

Brie Zimmer (Happy Birthday, Wanda June) sang a Disney song in a virtual performance on Spotlight Theatre SI’s Facebook page tonight!

And finally, here’s the trailer for the new season of “Doom Patrol” with Abigail Shapiro (Liberty, How the Grinch Stole Christmas)!

TINA, THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES, and More Nominated for Antonyo Awards; Young Broadway’s List of Anti-Racism Resources, and more!

Congratulations to the following nominees from our featured shows, kids, or alumni in the inaugural Antonyo Awards, and to all others nominated as well! The Antonyo Awards are a celebration of the Black Broadway and Off-Broadway community and will take place at 7:00pm EST on June 19, 2020, also known as Juneteenth, a holiday which commemorates the end of slavery in America. Get more details, including the full list of nominations, on BroadwayWorld.com!

  • Best Featured Actor in a Play on Broadway – Jordan Barbour for The Inheritance
  • Best Featured Actor in a Musical Off-Broadway – Saycon Sengbloh for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Best Director – Whitney White for Our Dear Dead Drug Lord
  • Best Director – Lileana Blain-Cruz for Anatomy of a Suicide
  • Best Sound – Rucyl Frison for Anatomy of a Suicide
  • Best Orchestrations – The Secret Life of Bees
  • Best Orchestrations – Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Original Score – The Secret Life of Bees
  • Best Book – Lynn Nottage for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Best Book – Katori Hall for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
  • Best Actor in a Play on Broadway – LaChanze for A Christmas Carol
  • Best Actor in a Musical Off-Broadway – LaChanze for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Best Actor in a Musical on Broadway – Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King) for West Side Story
  • Best Revival – West Side Story (starring alum Shereen Pimentel)
  • Best Musical – The Secret Life of Bees
  • Best Musical – Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

We’ve compiled a list of 300+ resources (books, articles, movies, TV, documentaries, musicals, plays, and mental health/self-care resources) organized by age group for parents, kids, teens, and families to begin conversations surrounding race and to add more stories with Black characters to their libraries. Read it HERE!

Because of Winn Dixie might be coming to Broadway! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

Alumni from Fun Home took part in a panel on Cabaret for a Cause’s Facebook page earlier today to benefit The Actors Fund!

Atticus Ware (Flying Over Sunset) took part in Theatre Charlotte’s recent Quarantine the Musical!

And here are pictures from the kids of Trevor, Caroline, Or Change, and The Lion King!