Sophie Knapp’s Performance in Rising Talent Magazine’s Virtual Concert, and more!

In honor of the film of Hamilton arriving on Disney+, we just posted clips from Hamilton covers featuring alumni from Matilda, Les Miserables, and more, on our Instagram page! Check them out:

Here’s Sophie Knapp (Once, A Little Princess, Dream Street) singing during Rising Talent Magazine’s recent virtual concert!

And check out these pictures from the kids of The Lion King and Flying Over Sunset!




Broadway Will Not Reopen In 2020, Vote for Robert Montano in Final Round of BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage Competition, and more

Broadway will remain closed through the rest of 2020 and will not reopen until 2021. Get more details on Playbill.com.

Voting is now open for the final round of BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage competition! Be sure to vote for Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) at this link!

Sign up for Broadway Babysitters’ virtual arts classes this week on AirTable.com!

This Thursday, Sophia Gennusa (Matilda, Doctor Zhivago, Camp Rolling Hills) will lead a Matilda-themed workshop for The Broadway Star Project with her former Matilda castmate Travis Waldschmidt!

Here’s the first trailer for “Respect,” featuring Skye Dakota Turner (Tina)!

Watch Sophie Knapp (Once, A Little Princess, Dream Street) and Ruby Rakos (Billy Elliot) singing with their Chasing Rainbows castmates on CBS over the weekend!

In case you missed it, here’s the full 13 reunion show!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Tina and The Lion King!

FALSETTOS Sing-Along and “Soundtrack of Our Lives” with Joshua Turchin Stream Today, Season 2 of “Doom Patrol” with Abigail Shapiro Out on HBO Max, and more!

A Falsettos sing-along streamed free tonight on BroadwayHD! Find out more HERE.

Also earlier today, Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) appeared in the “Soundtrack of Our Lives” benefit concert for MusiCares! Watch HERE.

The second season of “Doom Patrol,” which now features Abigail Shapiro (Liberty, How the Grinch Stole Christmas), is now streaming on HBO Max!

Suri Marrero (Frozen, The Lion King) appeared on ABC11 to talk about her fundraising efforts for BC/EFA! Watch HERE.

West Side Story star Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King) stopped by the “Break A Bat” podcast! Find out how to listen on BroadwayWorld.com.

Stars from 13 will reunite this Sunday at 7pm on the YouTube channel of “Triple Threats & Beyond: A Podcast Masterclass”! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Here’s a new episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Roy George, Ava Ulloa (Matilda), and Arwen Monzon-Sanders (Frozen tour)!

And here’s a picture from the kids of The Lion King!

FLYING OVER SUNSET and THE MUSIC MAN Delayed to Spring 2021, Pictures from THE LION KING, and more

It was announced today that the Broadway productions of both Flying Over Sunset and The Music Man will be delayed to Spring 2021. Get more details about Flying Over Sunset on BroadwayWorld.com, and about The Music Man on Playbill.com.

And here are pictures from the kids of The Lion King, Caroline, Or Change, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and The Bedwetter!







Antonyo Awards Stream Tonight, PETER PAN LIVE and Lincoln Center’s ACT ONE Stream Beginning This Weekend, and more!

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!

Here’s your first look at “Upside Down Magic,” a new Disney Channel movie premiering July 31st and featuring Elie Samouhi (A Christmas Story Live)!

Listen to the newest episodes of these podcasts:

Finally, in case you missed it, here’s the recent Annie Q&A hosted by Cabaret for a Cause!

Blasina Olowe Performs in Black Lives Matter Benefit Concert, THE INHERITANCE Wins Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Play, and more!

Blasina Olowe (for all the women who thought they were Mad) performed in a benefit concert in support of Black Lives Matter today! The stream is still available at On The Hook’s Facebook page.

Congratulations to The Inheritance, which won the Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Play! Check out the full list of winners on BroadwayWorld.com.

Tomorrow, celebrate this year’s graduates with our benefit concert for Feeding America and Brown Girls Do Ballet! Remember: you can send us a screenshot of your donation and we will give you a shoutout on our social media! Tune in HERE.

Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) will take part in a benefit for the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund on June 25th! Find out more on Variety.com.

Sway Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street) appears with Questlove in this commercial for Citizens Bank!

“Secret Society of Second-Born Royals,” with Niles Fitch (The Lion King, Our Lady of Kibeho), has been pushed back to September 25th!

This Sunday, Alexander Bello (Caroline, Or Change, The Rose Tattoo, All My Sons) and Charlie Tassone (Frozen) will take part in the next Plays In The House Teen Edition!

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And here’s a picture from the kids of The Lion King!

Reyna Guerra Joins Virtual Graduation Concert Lineup, BroadwayHD To Stream FALSETTOS Sing-Along, and more!

Joining our virtual graduation concert this Friday is Reyna Guerra (Runaways), who will be seen in the upcoming “In The Heights” movie adaptation! Tune in to our YouTube channel this Friday to watch.

BroadwayHD will stream a sing-along version of Falsettos! Get more details about how to watch on BroadwayWorld.com.

Tomorrow, you can see Swayam Bhatia (Really Rosie, Dream Street), Aliya “Jo” Ramey (The Lion King), Eleanor Koski (Les Miserables), Sophie Knapp (Once, Dream Street, A Little Princess), Makayla Joy Connolly (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Catherine Ashmore Bradley (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), and more performing in a concert with Rising Talent Magazine to benefit The Actors Fund! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com.

Amanda Swickle (Tink!) was interviewed by BroadwayWorld as part of their Next On Stage competition! Read about her love for theatre HERE.

Listen to the newest episode of the “Little Me” podcast with Tony winner Daisy Eagan (The Secret Garden, Les Miserables) on Spotify now!

You can also check out “The Luring,” a new film with Jake Katzman (Kinky Boots) and Ava-Riley Miles (Evita, Doctor Zhivago), now available on-demand!

Here’s the latest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), featuring Analise Scarpaci (Mrs. Doubtfire, Matilda, A Christmas Story), Maxim Swinton, and Sofia Lauren!

And here’s a picture from the kids of The Lion King!

PETER PAN LIVE Streaming Free This Weekend, Beginning of Virtual Graduation Lineup Announced, and more!

Peter Pan Live

Peter Pan Live is streaming for free this weekend! Get more details on how to watch on BroadwayWorld.com.

Here’s a first look at the 2020 graduates participating in our virtual graduation concert – now only three days away! We can’t wait to celebrate with these seniors to benefit two incredible causes. Tune in to our YouTube channel on Friday!

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

Yesterday we got to attend a virtual reading of You Have To Promise, a play by our very own staff member Audrey Lang, with alum Taylor Richardson (Annie, Smokefall, A Christmas Memory), as part of Pride Plays! We can’t wait for more people to see this moving new play!

Analise Scarpaci (Mrs. Doubtfire, Matilda, A Christmas Story) stopped by the brand new podcast “STOP TIME”! Listen HERE.

Voting has begun for the Top 5 of BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage competition! You can vote for alumni Amanda Swickle (Tink!) and Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular)–vote for Amanda HERE and for Robert HERE. In addition, Robert was interviewed by BroadwayWorld: read that article HERE.

Today, instead of “Broadway Jackbox,” Samantha Williams hosted “Black Theatre Matters,” a fundraiser for NAACP Empowerment Programs, featuring Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King)! Watch it HERE.

Jen Rudin is offering another free session for parents and their young actors this Wednesday (tomorrow)! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Meliki Hurd (Matilda) is doing standup live on Instagram this Saturday!

Joshua Turchin (Trevor, Forbidden Broadway, The Pill) was featured in Lifestyle Magazine Group!

Also, here’s the newest episode of Joshua’s “The Early Night Show,” featuring Ava Swinton, Jaden Waldman (Caroline, Or Change, Radio City Christmas Spectacular), and Autumn Capes!

Chinua Baraka Payne (Caroline, Or Change, The Lion King) took part in a reading of Don’t Call Me Brother yesterday! You can still watch it now through Sunday, June 22nd, on JWHill Productions LLC’s YouTube channel.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Trevor and The Lion King!




Did you see our feature on Harmony Helper? If not, click HERE to see how Harmony Helper is making virtual rehearsals easier for every performer in this time of social distancing!

THE INHERITANCE, TINA, and A CHRISTMAS CAROL Win Drama Desk Awards; Virtual Theatre Summer Camps for Kids and Teens; and more!

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!

Chinua Baraka Payne (Caroline, Or Change, The Lion King) will take part in a reading of Don’t Call Me Brother tomorrow, June 15th, at 7pm EST!

And here’s a video from the kids of The Lion King!

TINA, THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES, and More Nominated for Antonyo Awards; Young Broadway’s List of Anti-Racism Resources, and more!

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!