Today is the first day of Pride Month! We hope our friends and fans who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community spend this month celebrating and embracing their true, authentic selves. We love you!
The Roger Rees Awards live-streamed tonight, hosted by Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen)! We want to give a special shout-out to Diego Lucano (School of Rock, Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Pedro Pan), who is one of this year’s nominees! Watch the online ceremony HERE.
We’ve curated a YouTube playlist of some of the most memorable Tony Awards moments in honor of what would have been the week of the Tony Awards! This playlist features performances, montages, speeches, and more with Broadway’s youngest talent. Watch HERE!
You have through Thursday to watch Space Girl, the most recent virtual play reading from “Plays In The House Teen Edition,” featuring Lilla Crawford (Annie, Billy Elliot, New York Spectacular) and Anika Braganza, whose younger sisters are Broadway alumni Amaya Braganza (Annie, The King and I) and Adriana Braganza (The King and I)!
Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Brooklyn Nelson (Frozen, Matilda), Caroline Howard, Ryan Sautner, and Sofia Swade!
Here’s Broadway Babysitters’ class schedule for this week!
And check out this video from the kids of The Bedwetter!
Watch Kolette Tetlow (Iowa) sing “God Bless America” with the Girl Scouts of Greater New York to pay tribute to Irving Berlin and the God Bless America Fund as we remember those who gave their lives for our freedom this Memorial Day, on Vimeo.
Bonale Fambrini (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The King and I) appeared on Jim Caruso’s Pajama Cast Party today!
Sam Poon (Sing Street, The King and I, Macbeth, Runaways) has a brand new single out called “A Manic Hello”! Listen HERE.
You have the next three days to watch the virtual reading of Do You Read Me? as part of “Plays In The House Teen Edition” from “Stars In The House”! The reading features Amaya Braganza (The King and I, Annie), Savvy Crawford (Amelie, A Little Princess), Gregory Diaz IV (Matilda, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Pedro Pan, “In The Heights” movie), and Presley Ryan (Beetlejuice, Fun Home, The Sound of Music LIVE, A Little Princess). Watch HERE!
And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Bedwetter, The Lion King, Trevor, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!
Happy belated birthday to Alyssa Emily Marvin (Trevor)! We hope you had a great day, Alyssa!
Broadway productions are now offering refunds and exchanges for performances through September 6th, 2020. The Off-Broadway production of Trevor will also continue its pause through September 6th. An exact return date is TBA.
Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) will perform in a reading of the play I And You by Lauren Gunderson on “Stars In The House” this weekend! Get more details on Broadway.com.
See below for a list of our featured shows that were Outer Critics Circle Award honorees! And check out the full list on Playbill.com.
Outstanding New Broadway Play – The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez
Outstanding New Broadway Musical – Tina: The Tina Turner Musical with a book by Katori Hall, with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins
Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play – Make Believe by Bess Wohl
Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical – The Secret Life of Bees with a book by Lynn Nottage, music by Duncan Sheik, and lyrics by Susan Birkenhead, based on the novel by Sue Monk Kidd
John Gassner Award – Our Dear Dead Drug Lord by Alexis Scheer
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) – Lynn Nottage for The Secret Life of Bees
Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway) – Susan Birkenhead and Duncan Sheik for The Secret Life of Bees
Outstanding Director of a Play – Stephen Daldry for The Inheritance
Outstanding Choreographer – Anthony Van Laast for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
Outstanding Orchestrations – Christopher Nightingale for A Christmas Carol
Outstanding Orchestrations – Duncan Sheik and John Clancy for The Secret Life of Bees
Outstanding Actor in a Play – Tom Hiddleston for Betrayal
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play – John Benjamin Hickey for The Inheritance
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play – Paul Hilton for The Inheritance
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play – Samuel H. Levine for The Inheritance
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play – Lois Smith for The Inheritance
Outstanding Actress in a Musical – Adrienne Warren for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical – Gus Halper for Sing Street
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical – Daniel J. Watts for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical – Eisa Davis for The Secret Life of Bees
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical – LaChanze for The Secret Life of Bees
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical – Saycon Sengbloh for The Secret Life of Bees
Outstanding Scenic Design (Play or Musical) – Rob Howell for A Christmas Carol
Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical) – Mark Thompson for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical) – Hugh Vanstone for A Christmas Carol
Outstanding Sound Design (Play or Musical) – Simon Baker for A Christmas Carol
Here’s Broadway Babysitters’ class schedule for this week!
Cast members from the original Broadway cast of Dear Evan Hansen played “Broadway Jackbox” with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) and Alex Boniello earlier today!
REPHRASING BECAUSE MY FIRST TWEET WAS TERRIBLE We had so much fun last week at #BwayJackbox, we wanted to do it again! This time, all of our guests are from the Original Broadway Cast of DEH! And I LOVE THEM ALL VERY MUCH AND THEY ARE SO GOOD BE THERE https://t.co/tbkBlRhehi
Luke Naphat (Trevor) put together a virtual cover of “Here Comes The Sun”!
“Disney Family Singalong,” with Walter Russell III (The Lion King), is now streaming on Hulu and Disney+!
Watch the full “Broadway Does Mother’s Day” livestream with Kylie Kuioka (Panama Hattie), Lexi Underwood (The Lion King), Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, School of Rock, The Lion King), and cast members from Sing Street and Mrs. Doubtfire!
Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), and featuring Ayla Schwartz (Frozen), Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie), Liza Smith, and Hallie-Kate Dierks!
And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Bedwetter, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and The Lion King!
Enjoy this throwback to the cast of On Your Feet performing at the Tony Awards in 2016! #YoungBway10
Check out the newest episode of “The Early Night Show,” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) and featuring Sydney Chan (The King and I national tour, A Christmas Story national tour), Emily Jewel Hoder (Les Miserables national tour), and Amanda Kopelman!
Stars from The Prom, Waitress, and more played “Broadway Jackbox” with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) today!
Tonight, we are celebrating 10 years online with a benefit concert for The Actors Fund! There is an incredible lineup of performers, and their performances in the concert earlier tonight are already available on our YouTube channel. Watch HERE, and be sure to donate to The Actors Fund and Actors’ Equity’s Curtain Up Fund HERE, or on Facebook!
We’re also reflecting on 2020 so far and what’s to come, including Mrs. Doubtfire, Sing Street, Caroline, Or Change, and Trevor!
The newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) is now available on BroadwayWorld.com, featuring Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables), Christian Harmston, and Alex Vacchiano!
Winter Donnelly (Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, Frozen) live-streamed a concert on (YOUNG)’s Instagram account today!
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.
Happy birthday to YBAN staff member Audrey! We hope you had a great day!
Tonight, tune in to HBO to see the premiere of the new mini-series “The Plot Against America,” with Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni Jacob Michael Laval (The Rose Tattoo), who is a series regular, as well as Jessica Cherniak (‘Til Death Do Us Part), Levi Smith (A Bronx Tale), Athan Sporek (Les Miserables, A Bronx Tale, A Day by the Sea), Jaden Waldman (Caroline, Or Change, Radio City Christmas Spectacular), and Graydon Yosowitz (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Light Years)!
Performances of Blue will begin on April 27th!
Watch Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) take part in BroadwayWorld’s Living Room Concerts!
See how Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) is raising money for the Actors Fund, on BroadwayWorld.com!
And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Frozen, The Bedwetter, and Beetlejuice!
Happy birthday to Jayden Theophile (Tina)! We hope you had a great day, Jayden!
Congratulations to Korinne Tetlow (The Traveling Lady, If Only), Viva Boresi, and alum Allie Trimm (13, Bye Bye Birdie), who have been cast in the Broadway-bound Once Upon A One More Time! The show will play Chicago this spring, with Korinne as Little Girl, Viva as the standby for Little Girl, and Allie as Little Mermaid. Read the full announcement HERE.
Oresteia will play Off-Broadway at Park Avenue Armory this summer, and they are casting kids! Get information on the EPA on Playbill.com, and advice for attending an Equity audition as a non-Equity performer HERE.
The Broadway production of Frozen is holding an Equity Principal Audition for all principal roles, including Young Anna and Young Elsa! Get more details on the audition on Playbill.com, and advice for attending an Equity audition as a non-Equity performer HERE.
GiaNina Paolantonio (Matilda, “Dance Moms”) will teach a Matilda jazz dance class on March 19th, not March 14th as was previously announced. The class will take place in New Jersey; see the flyer below for more details!
The cast of Caroline, Or Change met the press last week! Check out pictures on BroadwayWorld.com.
Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie), Cate Elefante (Waitress), and Jacob Michael Laval (The Rose Tattoo) have booked an additional episode of “Sesame Street”!
Happy first preview to Ava Briglia and the company of Anatomy of a Suicide, Off-Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company! Break a leg, everyone!
Tonight, the closing performance of the Metropolitan Opera’s Porgy & Bess, with alum Emerson Davis (Once On This Island), screened live in movie theaters! The performance will have encore screenings on February 5th and 8th. Get tickets here!
Take a look at photos from rehearsals for Flying Over Sunset on Playbill.com!
And here are pictures and videos from the kids of The Bedwetter, Frozen, Medea, Tina, and The Inheritance!
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