Drama Desk Awards Postponed, Junah Jang and Patricia Patts Join ANNIE Q&A, and more!

The Drama Desk Awards, originally scheduled for tonight, have been postponed. We still wish the best of luck to all the nominees and will post here when a new date is announced! Read the full statement on DramaDeskAwards.com.

There have been two new additions to the list of panelists for the upcoming Annie Q&A hosted by Cabaret for a Cause: Junah Jang (2012 Revival) and Patricia Patts (Second National Tour)! The Q&A will be hosted on Cabaret for a Cause’s Facebook page on June 3rd at 6:30pm ET, and will raise money for The Actors Fund.

Today, Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) presented “Virtual Celebration!” to benefit the newly renamed Barbra Barth Feldman Performing Arts Center, in honor of his late mother. Get more information HERE.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Trevor, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and Tina!





Happy Belated Birthday to Alyssa Emily Marvin, Broadway Productions and TREVOR On Pause Through September 6, and more

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!

Broadway kids! Becky Baird and Lauren Hirsh are looking for stories to include in a brand new book all about you! See the graphic below for more details:

Watch the full “Virtual Nights for Singing” concert, with kids from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Frozen, and Flying Over Sunset!

Makayla Joy Connolly (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) went live on (YOUNG)’s Instagram account today!

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!





Drama League Award Nominations Announced, New Episodes of “Ghostwriter” with Amadi Chapata Now Streaming on AppleTV+, and more!

Lots of our featured shows received nominations for this year’s Drama League Awards! Get the full list on Playbill.com, and see the nominations for shows we’ve covered below:

  • Outstanding Production of a Play – The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez
  • Outstanding Production of a Musical – The Secret Life of Bees by Lynn Nottage, Duncan Sheik, and Susan Birkenhead
  • Outstanding Production of a Musical – Sing Street by Gary Clark, John Carney, and Enda Walsh
  • Outstanding Production of a Musical – Tina: The Tina Turner Musical by Frank Ketelaar, Katori Hall, and Kees Prins
  • Outstanding Revival of a Play – Betrayal by Harold Pinter
  • Outstanding Revival of a Play – Medea, a new adaptation of the Euripides text by Simon Stone
  • Outstanding Revival of a Play – The Rose Tattoo by Tennessee Williams
  • Distinguished Performance Award – Rose Byrne for Medea
  • Distinguished Performance Award – Halley Feiffer for The Pain of My Belligerence
  • Distinguished Performance Award – Paul Hilton for The Inheritance
  • Distinguished Performance Award – Brenock O’Connor for Sing Street
  • Distinguished Performance Award – Marisa Tomei for The Rose Tattoo
  • Distinguished Performance Award – Adrienne Warren for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

New episodes of “Ghostwriter,” with Amadi Chapata (School of Rock), are now streaming on AppleTV+!

“I Am Woman,” a concert produced by Emerson Steele (Violet) and featuring Allie Trimm (13, Bye Bye Birdie) and Brynn Williams (13, Bye Bye Birdie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, In My Life, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), streamed tonight from 54 Below’s YouTube channel! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) held the latest episode of “Broadway Jackbox” earlier today! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Shaylin Becton (The Lion King) just released a new single called “Check”! Listen HERE.

You can watch Sing Street‘s livestream now through May 4th!

Check out the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Gianna Harris (School of Rock) and Ellis Gage!

Roman Engel (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) is appearing in a commercial for Connections Academy!

SING STREET Cast Album Out Now, IN THE HEIGHTS Film Adaptation Pushed Back to 2021, Drama Desk Nominations Announced, and more!

Check out these throwbacks to the 2014 Tony Awards: a performance from the company of Violet as well as the boys of Finding Neverland performing alongside Jennifer Hudson prior to the show “flying” to Broadway:

The cast album of Sing Street is out now!

The film adaptation of In The Heights has been pushed back to 2021. Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

The nominations for this year’s Drama Desk Awards were announced today! See below for a list of nominations for our featured shows, and the full list on BroadwayWorld.com.

  • Outstanding Play – The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez
  • Outstanding Musical – The Secret Life of Bees at Atlantic Theater Company
  • Outstanding Actor in a Play – Kyle Soller for The Inheritance
  • Outstanding Actress in a Play – Rose Byrne for Medea at BAM
  • Outstanding Actress in a Musical – Saycon Sengbloh for The Secret Life of Bees
  • 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 Featured Actress in a Musical – LaChanze for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Outstanding Director of a Play – Stephen Daldry for The Inheritance
  • Outstanding Music – Duncan Sheik for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Outstanding Lyrics – Susan Birkenhead for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Outstanding Book of a Musical – Lynn Nottage for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical – Mark Thompson for Tina
  • Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical – Jane Cox for The Secret Life of Bees
  • Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical – Bruno Poet for Tina
  • Outstanding Projection Design – Julia Frey for Medea
  • 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
  • Outstanding Adaptation – Mojada by Luis Alfaro at The Public Theater

Also nominated in several categories each were the Broadway revival of West Side Story, which features alumni Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King) and Jacob Guzman (Newsies) and Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Scotland, PA, which featured Will Meyers (Generation Me). Finally, WP Theater (which produced Our Dear Dead Drug Lord) and its founder Julia Miles received a special award.

“Broadway Jackbox” with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) continued with an episode earlier today that featured stars from Disney Channel, including alum Meg Donnelly (The Sound of Music LIVE)! Find out more on Playbill.com.

Recent live-streamed concerts on the (YOUNG) Instagram account featured Gianna Harris (School of Rock) and Caroline Basu (School of Rock)!

Alum Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story), currently starring in Mrs. Doubtfire, stopped by “Stars In The House” yesterday alongside Rob McClure, Jenn Gambatese, and more! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

Charlotte MacLeod (The Bedwetter) appeared on a recent episode of “Cyberchase for Real” on PBS Kids!

Joshua Turchin’s (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) “The Early Night Show” is now on Broadway Podcast Network! Find out more on BroadwayWorld.com.

The Earth Day Live livestream tomorrow, April 22nd, will feature alumni Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen), Sydney Lucas (Fun Home), Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos, Really Rosie), Oscar Williams (Fun Home), Zell Steele Morrow (Assassins, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Mary Page Marlowe, Really Rosie, Fun Home), Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda), Alexander Bello (Caroline, Or Change, The Rose Tattoo, All My Sons), Mehret Marsh (Tina, The Lion King), Jeremy T. Villas (Kinky Boots, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown), Nicky Torchia (The King and I, Kinky Boots), Jake Katzman (Kinky Boots), Sway Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street), Samuel Li Weintraub (Miss Saigon), Gregory Ye (Miss Saigon), Jace Chen (Miss Saigon), and more, including some of their siblings. Get more information on Broadway.com!

Thank you to Zoe Glick (The Bedwetter, Unknown Soldier, Frozen) and Makayla Joy Connolly (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) for their video messages for our 10th anniversary!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Tina!




Broadway Goes Dark and Off-Broadway Cancels and Suspends Shows Due to Coronavirus, and more

Please see below for a list of shows, performances, and auditions that have either been cancelled or suspended due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), and get more details on each show at the links provided:

Cancelled:

Suspended:

  • All Broadway shows, through April 12th. Of our featured shows, this includes:
    • Beetlejuice
    • Caroline, Or Change, which was scheduled to begin previews March 13th
    • Flying Over Sunset, which was scheduled to begin previews tonight, March 12th
    • Frozen
    • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
    • The Inheritance, which was scheduled to close this weekend
    • The Lion King
    • Mrs. Doubtfire, which was in previews and was scheduled to open April 5th
    • Sing Street, which was scheduled to begin previews March 26th
  • Whisper House (along with other shows playing at 59E59) will resume performances on April 1st

Other News

Dara Paige Bloomfield (Ragtime) has joined the upcoming Ragtime benefit concert! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out this promo for Trevor, and get tickets; previews begin April 7th!

Presley Ryan took part in a special post-show talkback Q&A at Beetlejuice with current Girl Scouts!

And check out these photos from Unknown Soldier, Whisper House, and Flying Over Sunset:

Photo Credit: Playwrights Horizons

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Sam Middleton Jr. Joins MRS. DOUBTFIRE, Disney on Broadway and the Kids of THE LION KING Celebrate Black History Month, and more!

Congrats to Sam Middleton Jr. (Les Miserables tour), who has joined the cast of Mrs. Doubtfire as the understudy for the role of Christopher Hillard!

Celebrate Black History Month with members of the Disney on Broadway family, including the kids of The Lion King:

Presley Ryan went on in the roles of both Lydia and the Girl Scout at Beetlejuice this week!

Congratulations to the cast of The Inheritance on their 100th performance! See pictures of the celebration on Playbill.com.

Also on Playbill.com, get a peek at Flying Over Sunset!

Upcoming auditions include:

  • Disney’s open casting call in Seattle in June for kids for their Broadway and tour productions of The Lion King and Frozenget more information here
  • The movie adaptation of the musical 13 is holding an online open casting call – get more information here
  • The Jungle will return Off-Broadway at St. Ann’s Warehouse this spring, and they are holding an open call!

Also, take a peek at the open casting call for Trevor, coming Off-Broadway this spring, on Playbill.com!

Fathom Events is playing the Met Opera production of Porgy and Bess, with Emerson Davis (Once On This Island), on February 15th in movie theaters across the country! Get more details HERE.

Ayla Schwartz (Frozen) will appear in the new Amazon Prime show “Hunters,” arriving February 21st! Here’s a sneak peek:

Here’s the entire performance of “SW: A New(sical) Hope,” written by Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) and starring Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert):

Bryan Holden Chan (The Lion King) and Layla Capers (The Lion King) booked an episode of “Sesame Street”! This marks Layla’s second appearance on the show and Bryan’s first.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Forbidden Broadway, Beetlejuice, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and Frozen!

Photo Credit: Davy Mack




MEDEA Begins Previews at Brooklyn Academy of Music, TREVOR Holding Open Call, and more!

Happy first preview to the company of Medea at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)! Break a leg, everyone!

Trevor is holding an open call for actors/actresses ages 12-16 both online and in NYC! Get more details here:

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice, Frozen, The Inheritance, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Medea, and Dear Evan Hansen!

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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!









OUR DEAR DEAD DRUG LORD, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME, and THE INHERITANCE on “Best Theater of 2019” Lists, “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” Trailer with Talia Ryder, and more!

Our Dear Dead Drug Lord is among RE: theatre’s Best Shows of 2019!

What the Constitution Means to Me and The Inheritance both made it onto Broadway.com’s Best Shows of the Year!

Here’s the trailer for “Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” a new film with Talia Ryder (Matilda)!

The full conversation with Andrew Barth Feldman and Dear Evan Hansen producer Stacey Mindich from 92Y is now available!

Ryan Buggle (The Inheritance) has collaborated with Jake Nothing to design a shirt, hoodie, and sweatshirt! Check them out at JakeNothing.com.

Antonio Watson (Tina) and his family spoke with TAP into Union!

The lineup for “From Dreams to Broadway,” set to take place at The Green Room 42 on March 7th, will feature alumni Paul Luke Bonenfant (School of Rock), Bonale Fambrini (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The King and I), Carly Gendell (School of Rock), Diego Lucano (Pedro Pan, Peace, Love and Cupcakes, School of Rock), Merin McCallum (Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Camp Rolling Hills), Ayla Schwartz (Frozen), Blake Devin Sheridan (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin), and Joshua Turchin (Forbidden Broadway, The Pill)! Get more details:

And check out this clip of “No Way” from Beetlejuice!

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“Fast & Furious: Spy Racers” with Theme Song Sung by Shaylin Becton on Netflix Today, Altered Broadway and Off-Broadway Schedules for New Year’s Week, and more!

“Fast & Furious: Spy Racers” arrives on Netflix today, with a theme song featuring Shaylin Becton (The Lion King)!

Broadway and Off-Broadway shows will alter their schedules the week of December 30th through January 5th in honor of New Year’s! Please see our website for more information on our featured shows’ schedule changes.

The Inheritance is offering a special ticket deal! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

The new Off-Broadway musical SuperYou is opening in Spring 2020 and they are seeking a young actress around age 10! Get audition information on Playbill.com and tips for attending an Equity audition as a non-Equity performer on ActorAesthetic.com.

The Met Opera production of Porgy and Bess, with alum Emerson Davis (Once On This Island), will play on PBS in July! Find out more on Playbill.com.

The cast of Dear Evan Hansen performed on Tamron Hall last week! Watch below or on Broadway.com.

Check out this holiday greeting from every production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child around the globe!

And here are pictures from the kids of Broadway and Off-Broadway celebrating Christmas Eve and Christmas Day by performing, opening presents, and more!