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!




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!







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!









“David Makes Man” with Nathaniel McIntyre and Teshi Thomas Renewed for Second Season, Broadway Star Project’s Holiday Playlist Tomorrow, and more!

“David Makes Man,” with Nathaniel McIntyre (The Lion King) and Teshi Thomas (The Lion King), has been renewed for a second season! Get more details on Deadline.com.

Get your tickets to see lots of Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni in Broadway Star Project’s Holiday Playlist concert tomorrow!

Eila Francis (Dream Street) has been cast as Ti Moune in Once On This Island Jr. at JCC MetroWest in West Orange, NJ! Get more details HERE.

Get in the holiday spirit with the cast of Dear Evan Hansen on Playbill.com!

“Regulation,” a new short film with Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie), is now streaming on Dust and YouTube! Watch it below:

Broadway alum Julian Silva (The Lion King) has booked another commercial!

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Thank you @ddokids. This secret spot booking is a big one. The best team ever, @ddoartists @aprilbakertalentmanager @stagecoachentertainment. Thank you all for your hard work. . . #Repost @ddokids with @get_repost ・・・ Congrats to what might be our final round of commercial bookers for 2019 (but who knows, we still have a few days left!) 📆 . Fiona & Enzo booked an internet spot 💻 Julian booked a secret spot 🤫 Cece booked an insurance spot 🏡 Areli, Emjay & Ali all booked car spots 🚘 and Ali also booked a home improvement spot 🔨 . Thank you for an incredible year! We already have some bookings for 2020 that we’re excited to announce 🎬🎉 • • #ddokids #thatssoddo #ddomg #ddo #ddoartists #commercial #print #models #actor #kidactor #network #booking #tv #film #setlife #actorlife #proudagents #hollywood #la #nyc #chicago @kidsontourofficial @youngbwaynews @younghollywood

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And here are pictures from the kids of Waitress!




THE UNDERLYING CHRIS Closes, BETRAYAL and THE INHERITANCE Among The Hollywood Reporter’s “Best New York Theater of 2019,” and more!

Happy Trails to the company of The Underlying Chris! We can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you!

Betrayal and The Inheritance are among The Hollywood Reporter’s Best New York Theater of 2019!

“Zombies 2,” with Meg Donnelly (The Sound of Music LIVE) and Milo Manheim (Generation Me), will arrive on Disney Channel on February 14, 2020! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out these videos from “Switched” at 54 Below!

Here’s a sneak peek at “Little Fires Everywhere,” with Lexi Underwood (The Lion King)!

Waitress hosted a reunion this week for the past and present Lulus!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice, The Underlying Chris, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and Frozen!






YBAN at THE UNDERLYING CHRIS, Final Episode of Andrew Barth Feldman’s Vlog Series, and more!

I caught last night’s performance of The Underlying Chris and had a great time! Great job, Isabella Russo and Nicholas Hutchinson!

Also, congratulations to Lily Buchanan and Oumar Ibn, who are understudying the roles of “Christine and others” and “Philip and others” (respectively) in the show!

Here’s the last episode of Andrew Barth Feldman’s Dear Evan Hansen vlog series!

Congrats to Jordan Cole (School of Rock), who guest starred on last week’s episode of “Ray Donovan”!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Waitress, Tina, and more, including lots of kids volunteering with Broadway Serves!





FOR ALL THE WOMEN WHO THOUGHT THEY WERE MAD, EVITA, and FEAR Close, Katherine McNamara Joins “Spirit Riding Free” Christmas Special, and more!

Happy Trails to the companies of for all the women who thought they were Mad at Soho Rep, Evita at New York City Center, and Fear at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, which all played their final performances today! We can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you!

Broadway alum Katherine McNamara (A Little Night Music) will lend her voice to the “Spirit Riding Free” Christmas special, streaming on Netflix on December 6th!

The cast of Forbidden Broadway was featured on NY1! Watch HERE.

And check out pictures and videos from the kids of Evita, Fear, for all the women who thought they were Mad, and Waitress!






Ayla Schwartz Voices “Frozen 2” Elsa Doll, Alumni Cast in “Marry Me,” and more!

Ayla Schwartz (Frozen) is the voice of the new Elsa doll in honor of “Frozen 2”!

Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni Jaiya Chetram (Really Rosie), Olivia Chun (School of Rock, The King and I), Ryan Foust (Make Believe, Mary Page Marlowe, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Diego Lucano (Pedro Pan, Peace, Love and Cupcakes, School of Rock), and Taliyah Whitaker (brownsville song) will appear in “Marry Me” alongside Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson!

Check out Sebastian Ortiz (A Christmas Carol) and Jai Ram Srinivasan (A Christmas Carol) on Access Hollywood!

Take a look at photos from opening night of The Inheritance on BroadwayWorld.com!

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






FEATURE: Youngest Uncle and Niece Both Acting on Broadway

Jesus Del Orden and Sophia Rodriguez have a lot in common: they’re both on Broadway and, most importantly, they’re family.

Jesus started his Broadway career at 9 years-old when he got the role of Young Lola on Broadway’s Kinky Boots, and he got to work with renowned performers like Wayne Brady, Brendan Urie and Billy Porter at such a young age. Now, three years later, he is about to finish his one-year run as Young Simba on Disney’s The Lion King. Little did he know that his whole family would become involved. Back in September, his own little niece began her Broadway journey as Lulu on Waitress.

They are currently performing together, just two blocks down from each other, every week on big stages alongside prodigious actors, singers, and Broadway performers.

This uncle-niece duo seem to be able to accomplish just anything.

Jesus Del Orden made his Broadway debut appearing as Young Lola in Kinky Boots for two years. He is currently playing Young Simba in The Lion King. His last show with the Disney show will Be on November 17th. TV/Film Credits: Sunny Day Nickelodeon, Sesame Street, Life. Jesus would like to thank his family, his Manager Susan Rybin and acting classes at Rybin Studio of Drama, Agent Barry Kolker, singing teacher Tristian Wyant.

Sophia is excited to be making her Broadway debut as Lulu in Waitress. She is playing Jordin Spark’s on stage daughter until November 23rd. Sophia loves dancing, singing and gymnastics. She gives thanks to her whole family for believing in her and traveling with her to auditions, her manager Susan Rybin of Rybin Talent Management and to her agent Barry Kolker.

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RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Begins Run, Mattea Conforti to Voice Young Elsa in “Frozen 2,” and more!

Congratulations to the company of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, which began its 2019 holiday run over the weekend!

Congrats as well to Mattea Conforti (Frozen, Sunday in the Park with George, Matilda), who will voice Young Elsa in the upcoming movie “Frozen 2”!

We have lots of photo and video coverage from the opening night of Tina! See the list below:

“Doctor Sleep,” with alum Kyliegh Curran (The Lion King), is out in theaters now!

Get your copy of this year’s “Carols For A Cure” CD, featuring the casts of Dear Evan Hansen, Beetlejuice, Waitress, Frozen, and more, from the Broadway Cares store!

Be on the lookout for Raigan Olivia Saunders-Newton (Waitress) in an ad for Dadi!

Aliyah Mastin (The Lion King) appears in another music video for Acapop! KIDS, this time covering “Sunflower”! Watch below:

“Let It Snow,” a new Netflix film starring Isabela Merced (Evita), is now streaming!

And here are pictures from the kids of Forbidden Broadway, Tina, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and for all the women who thought they were Mad!