CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Pushed Back to Spring 2021; Robert Montano Saved By the Judges in BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage Competition; and more!

Caroline, Or Change has been pushed back to Spring 2021. Get more details about the new production schedule on BroadwayWorld.com.

Congratulations to Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), who has made it to the final round of BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage competition after being saved by the judges!

Kids of the Arts is presenting a virtual production of Peace, Love and Cupcakes on July 11th and 12th! The show is based off of the book series co-written by Carrie Berk (Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Camp Rolling Hills), and she also co-wrote the libretto for the musical and starred in the 2017 production of the show at NYMF. The show’s creative team will include alumni Jack Richman and Miranda Jo DeMott, who also appeared in the NYMF production, as the music director and assistant teacher, respectively. The cast of KOTA’s virtual production of Peace, Love and Cupcakes will include alumni Bobby Becht (Dream Street), Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots), Jordan Cole (School of Rock), Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord), Kaylin Hedges (The Bedwetter, Kris Kringle), Austyn Johnson (Matilda, Dream Street), Jake Katzman (Kinky Boots), Ellie Kim (School of Rock, Dream Street), Madison Elizabeth Lagares (School of Rock, On Your Feet), Suri Marrero (Frozen, The Lion King), Jacob Morrell (Shadowlands), Madeleine Pace (Once, The Hard Problem), Nirvaan Pal (School of Rock), and Kaci Walfall (The Lion King). Get more information on KOTAProductions.com!

Brie Zimmer (Happy Birthday, Wanda June) took part in Spotlight Theatre’s virtual cabaret on their Facebook page earlier tonight!

Also earlier tonight, Gabriel Amoroso (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Medea) sang during a musical theatre showcase called “Brave New World”! Watch HERE.

“Harmonize For Hunger,” co-produced by Michael Nigro (The Sound of Music Live), also streamed tonight! Performers included Michael as well as Rachel Resheff (Fish in the Dark, The People in the Picture, Shrek, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins), Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert), Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King), Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story), Matthew Gumley (Elf, The Addams Family, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast), Sophia Gennusa (Matilda, Doctor Zhivago, Camp Rolling Hills), Joshua Colley (Les Miserables, Newsies, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown), and Meg Donnelly (The Sound of Music Live). Watch the concert HERE and donate to Feeding America and Project Broadway, for which it is a fundraiser!

Congrats to Antonio Watson (Tina, This Ain’t No Disco), who recently recorded a voiceover for the web series “Hot Spot”!

Listen to the newest episode of the podcast “Little Me,” which features Rachel Resheff (Fish in the Dark, The People in the Picture, Shrek, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins), on Spotify now!

Finally, as of 2pm EST today, The Sound of Music Live is streaming for free for the next 48 hours! (Please note that it is unfortunately not available in Asia or Latin America, with the exception of Brazil.) Stream it on YouTube now!

Young Broadway Class of 2020, THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE To Stream This Weekend Benefiting ACLU, and more!

Here is the full list of the 70+ graduating (high school and college) seniors from Broadway and Off-Broadway! Congratulations and we can’t wait to see what the next chapters of your lives bring you. For any corrections, please send us a message.

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES (plus any post-secondary plans they have)

  • Isa Antonetti (Evita)
  • Erica Simone Barnett (Matilda) – University of Michigan
  • Elainey Bass (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Far From Heaven) – Clark Howard University
  • Shaylin Becton (The Lion King)
  • Carrie Berk (Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Camp Rolling Hills)
  • Bobbi Bordley (The Lion King)
  • Timothy T.V. Cao (Matilda)
  • Joshua Colley (Les Miserables, Newsies, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown)
  • Cameron Colley (Kinky Boots)
  • Miranda Jo DeMott (Peace, Love and Cupcakes) – Temple University
  • Victoria Dennis (Little Miss Sunshine)
  • Bonale Fambrini (The Lion King)
  • Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) – Harvard University
  • Skye Alyssa Friedman (Annie)
  • Hayden Gelman (Dream Street) – University of Delaware
  • Erin Haggerty (A Little Princess) – Texas Christian University
  • Benjamin Harding (Matilda)
  • Jackson Demott Hill (Finding Neverland) – UC Santa Barbara
  • Ethan Halford Holder (The King and I)
  • Junah Jang (Annie) – Stanford University
  • Ethan Khusidman (School of Rock, Chaplin, Soul Doctor) – Georgetown University
  • Oona Laurence (Matilda)
  • Baylee Littrell (Disaster!)
  • Jake Lucas (The King and I, Peter Pan Live, Newsies) – New York University
  • Zachary Mackiewicz (A Little Princess) – Baldwin Wallace University
  • Luke Kolbe Mannikus (Matilda, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, Pippin, Trevor the Musical) – University of Michigan
  • Gabriella Marinich (Dream Street) – University of Miami
  • Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert)
  • Lizzie Mathias (YBAN/KOT Staff Member) – New York University
  • Anna McCarthy (A Little Princess) – NYU Tisch
  • Miranda McKeon (Little Miss Sunshine)
  • Simone Mindolovich (Before Your Very Eyes) – Pratt Institute
  • Grace Mozitis (Dream Street)
  • Jack Mullen (Matilda, Peter Pan Live) – Boston Conservatory
  • Ksenia Nakonechny (Peace, Love and Cupcakes) – Pace University
  • Isaiah D. Negron (The Lion King)
  • Sawyer Nunes (Gettin’ The Band Back Together, Finding Neverland, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Matilda)
  • Jenna Ortega (New York Spectacular)
  • Anthony Pierini (Big Fish, Mary Poppins) – Southeastern University
  • Elijah Pluchino (Before Your Very Eyes)
  • Ella Rubin (The Rose Tattoo)
  • Sofia Roma Rubino (School of Rock, Matilda) – MSU
  • Talia Ryder (Matilda)
  • Bailey Ryon (Matilda) – James Madison University
  • Milly Shapiro (Matilda, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown)
  • Leonay Shepherd (Little Miss Sunshine) – Pace University
  • Jeremy Shinder (A Christmas Story, Runaways) – Syracuse University
  • Sadie Sink (Annie, The Audience)
  • Nia Sioux (Trip of Love) – UCLA
  • Chris Sumpter (Matilda, Runaways)
  • Elizabeth Teeter (The Secret Life of Bees, The Crucible, The Audience, Mary Poppins) – Marymount Manhattan College
  • Alejandro Vargas (Dream Street) – The Juilliard School
  • Madison Zamor (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Dream Street) – Towson University

COLLEGE GRADUATES (plus where they graduated from)

  • Tessa Albertson (Shrek) – Princeton University
  • Chelsea Galembo (Billy Elliot) – New York University
  • Maya Goldstein (Shrek, The People in the Picture) – NYU Tisch
  • Reyna Guerra (Runaways) – Point Park University
  • Izzy Hanson-Johnston (Billy Elliot) – The School of Drama at The New School
  • Audrey Lang (YBAN/KOT Staff Member) – Ithaca College
  • Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda) – Purchase College, SUNY
  • Kylie Liya Page (Les Miserables) – College-Conservatory of Music
  • Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King) – The Juilliard School
  • Adante Power (Love and Information) – AMDA
  • Logan Rowland (Little Miss Sunshine) – Pace University

The Sound of Music Live will stream again this weekend to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out Broadway Babysitters’ class schedule for this week below, and register for their classes HERE!

Finally, you have just three more days to catch a virtual reading of Georgia Mae James Unplugs America with Alexander Bello (Caroline, Or Change, The Rose Tattoo, All My Sons) and Charlie Tassone (Frozen)! This reading is a part of “Plays In The House Teen Edition,” which is hosted by Juli Rudetsky Wesley (Unbroken Circle), and has a Q&A with the playwright at the end, moderated by Jonah Verdon (Disaster!). Watch the reading on YouTube!

ANNIE Panel with Cabaret for a Cause Rescheduled, Laura Benanti Seeking Teens for HBO Max Series, and more!

Cabaret for a Cause’s Annie panel has been rescheduled for June 17th at 8pm EST on their Facebook page! In the meantime, watch the full Fun Home Q&A that they hosted:

Laura Benanti is seeking teens ages 15-18 for a new series on HBO Max! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Also for teens, in this case ages 12-16: there is another workshop of the new musical Pitch In set for next week! Register HERE.

Winter Donnelly (Frozen, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord) has formed a band with her brother called Muo Duo, and they just released a new single titled “Digital Island Resort”! Stream it HERE.

Watch a throwback to the New York City Center cast of Runaways performing at the 2016 Broadway for Black Lives Matter concert on Playbill.com!

Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) stopped by The Stage Door Show recently!

Also, check out the newest episode of Joshua’s series “The Early Night Show,” featuring Michael Orland, Sami Bray (The Bedwetter, 1984), and Ariela Rozentul!

Finally, while her school’s production of Bring It On was cancelled, Tyrah Skye Odoms (Annie) was able to perform a virtual edition of it! Watch this clip:

THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE To Stream This Weekend, Joshua Turchin Spotlighted on ABC7 NY, and more!

The Sound of Music LIVE will stream this weekend for 48 hours only! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

ABC7 NY spotlighted Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) and his online edition of “The Early Night Show”! Watch HERE.

Presley Ryan (Beetlejuice, Fun Home, A Little Princess, The Sound of Music LIVE), Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Meg Donnelly (The Sound of Music LIVE), and Sydney Lucas (Fun Home) have joined “Virtual Celebration!” in honor of the Barbra Barth Feldman Performing Arts Center, hosted by Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen)! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

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

Aliyah Mastin (The Lion King) performed “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” with fellow Acapop! KIDS member Preston Howell!

Max William Bartos (Sing Street) will perform during Fulton Theatre’s virtual cabaret on May 28th at 7:30pm ET! Check out this sneak peek:

Bonale Fambrini (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The King and I) will take part in Jim Caruso’s Pajama Cast Party on May 25th at 8pm ET!

And check out this Nick Jr. commercial featuring Sebastian Ortiz (A Christmas Carol)!

“God Friended Me” with Eleanor Koski Concludes; Sami Bray, Alyssa Emily Marvin, and Joshua Turchin To Raise Money for Dog Star Rescue; and more!

Here’s another throwback as we continue to celebrate 10 years online! Watch the cast of Beetlejuice performing at last year’s Tony Awards ceremony:

“God Friended Me,” with Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables), concluded as its series finale aired over the weekend. Congrats on a great run, Eleanor!

Sami Bray (The Bedwetter, 1984), Alyssa Emily Marvin (Trevor, Dream Street, Number the Stars), and Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) will raise money for Dog Star Rescue on May 3rd!

Also, check out the latest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin! This episode features Laura Benanti, Bonale Fambrini (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The King and I), and Ava Ulloa (Matilda). Watch below or on BroadwayWorld.com!

Remy Zaken and Lilli Cooper reminisced about making their Broadway debuts in the original Broadway production of Spring Awakening during a recent “Stars In The House” livestream!

And check out these videos from the kids of Beetlejuice and The Bedwetter!

“Disney Family Singalong” with Artyon Celestine and Alyssa Emily Marvin Streaming and Airing, Carlos Carreras in Nick Jr. Video Voiceover, and more!

Here’s a throwback to the cast of the recent Broadway revival of The King and I performing at the 2015 Tony Awards! #YoungBway10

The “Disney Family Singalong,” with Artyon Celestine (A Christmas Story Live) and Alyssa Emily Marvin (Trevor, Number the Stars, Dream Street), is now streaming on Disney+ and Hulu and is set to air on Disney Channel this Friday! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

You can hear Carlos Carreras’ (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) voice in this video for Nick Jr.!

Phoebe Young (The Pain of My Belligerence), Ian Saraceni (Matilda, The King and I), Grace Mozitis (Dream Street), Georgi James (Annie, Billy Elliot, A Tale of Two Cities), Gabriel Amoroso (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Medea), Bonale Fambrini (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The King and I), and many more took part in a cover of “Raise You Up” from Kinky Boots!

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Featuring students and friends from India, Turkey, Japan, and all over the US, enjoy this youth-led monday morning pick-me-up as we enter week 6 (🤪😩🥺🤯) at home! Hang in there…you’re beautiful! 😘😌. . . . #socialdistancesingalongs #youth #broadway #stayhome #kinkyboots #raiseyouup @shanti_bhavan @zachkessel @thesydneychan @sumith2919 @sloaneptashek @sarahhjbenedict @nagisashore @elianajunegamble @luke.john.hampson @phoebeyoungatheart @kaetajarkow @johnjoseph.yesuraj20 @ian_saraceni @gracemozitisofficial @georgi.james @faithwankel @elvin.karaderili @elizabeth_bigham_official @crowncyalmeida @gabrielamoroso_official @unlicensed__doula @charlottepontarelli @brodyhampson @sirfambrini @sakachezsisters @alyssatanti @alison._.nolan @gracemozitis

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





JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE with Brandon Niederauer Re-Airs on NBC, Young Broadway 10th Anniversary Virtual Concert Tomorrow Night, and more!

Tonight, tune in to NBC to catch a rerun of Jesus Christ Superstar Live, with alum Brandon Niederauer (School of Rock)!

2019 was a significant year for us as Broadway welcomed Beetlejuice, a ground-breaking production of A Christmas Carol, then-16-year-old Andrew Barth Feldman in the title role of Dear Evan Hansen, and Pulitzer Prize finalist What the Constitution Means to Me! We’re looking forward to celebrating ten years of being online tomorrow night with our virtual concert. #YoungBway10

Photo Credit: Emilio Madrid

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






“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!



ANATOMY OF A SUICIDE Opens at Atlantic Theater Company, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Closes at York Theatre Company, and more!

Happy Opening to Ava Briglia and the company of Anatomy of a Suicide at Atlantic Theater Company! Break a leg, everyone! Here are some new production photos with Ava:

Happy Trails to Joshua Turchin and the company of Forbidden Broadway, which finished its run at the York Theatre Company earlier this week! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you.

Ashley Brooke (Doctor Zhivago, Dream Street), Gregory Diaz IV (Matilda, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Pedro Pan), and Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos, Really Rosie) guest starred on tonight’s episode of “New Amsterdam” on NBC!

Congratulations to Willow McCarthy (The Ferryman, Matilda, 1984), who recently booked a feature film alongside tour alum Aubin Bradley (Les Miserables tour)!

Carrie Berk (Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Camp Rolling Hills) will play Karina in Brat TV’s new show “Stage Fright”! Get more details from Girls’ Life.

Sam Poon (The King and I, Macbeth, Runaways), currently in the Broadway-bound Sing Street, is releasing a new album, out February 28th! Pre-save it now wherever you stream music.

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B WITH ME SINGLE ART IS HERE • track drops in eleven days, presave that shit link in bio. This song would not have been possible were it not for all of the amazing musicians and artists that I am surrounded with. I’m forever grateful to them for their time and effort to help finish bringing this song to life. Peep the third slide to hear us play. • • • artwork: @thecampergirls production/guitar/keys/mixing/recording: @spoonuel bass performance: @giansound drums performance/recording: @pfrueh mixed+mastered: @berttheproducer • • • #indieartist #indiemusic #music #synths #electricguitar #guitarist #producer #newrelease #songlyrics #originalmusic #nycartist #nycmusicscene #independentartist #bedroomartist #indierock

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Mateo Lizcano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) performed with his school during Josh Groban’s concert at Radio City Music Hall last weekend!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Flying Over Sunset, Beetlejuice, BroadwayCon, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Sing Street, Medea, Frozen, Caroline, Or Change, Tina, and The Lion King!














UNKNOWN SOLDIER Begins Previews at Playwrights Horizons, SING STREET Getting Cast Album, and more!

Happy first preview to Zoe Glick and the company of Unknown Soldier, which began previews at Playwrights Horizons last night!

Sing Street is getting a cast album, set to arrive on March 26th! Stream a track from the album now.

“Zombies 2,” with Milo Manheim (Generation Me) and Meg Donnelly, premiered on Disney Channel last night!

McKenna Keane (Waitress) booked a mini-series! More details to come.

Jeremy Shinder (A Christmas Story, Runaways) has been cast in his school’s production of The Addams Family! Get tickets HERE.

Here’s GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda) in her music video for “Warrior”!

Delaney Quinn (Waitress) appears in a new Nick Jr. video celebrating Valentine’s Day!

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Happy #ValentinesDay! ❤️

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Congrats to Swayam Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street), who has been cast in the new Disney+ series “The Mighty Ducks,” based on the original movie from the 1990s! Get more details on Deadline.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Tina, Unknown Soldier, Forbidden Broadway, SW: A New(sical) Hope at 54 Below, Caroline, Or Change, and Mrs. Doubtfire!

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