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!
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!
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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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