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

Photo Credit: Hunter Canning

FLYING OVER SUNSET Announces Digital Lottery Policy, ANASTASIA To Become Available for Licensing in Schools, and more!

Flying Over Sunset has announced a digital lottery policy! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Anastasia will soon be available for licensing in schools across North America! Find out more on Playbill.com.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Flying Over Sunset, Tina, Trevor, and “From Dreams to Broadway”!







Jayden Theophile’s Birthday, Korinne Tetlow, Viva Boresi, and Allie Trimm Cast in ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME in Chicago, and more!

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”!

Marcello Silva (A Christmas Story Live) will play Charlie Brown in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown on March 21st, March 28th, and April 4th at 2:15pm in Simi Valley, CA!

You can see Toleeya Napolitano (Dream Street) in Fiddler on the Roof at Mountain Lakes High School in New Jersey this weekend! Get more details HERE.

Alum Kayla Mak (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) took Teen Vogue inside a day in her life! Watch below:

Get a glimpse of rehearsals for Off-Broadway’s Whisper House on Playbill.com!

Here’s a new music video for “Drive It Like You Stole It” from Sing Street!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Beetlejuice, Sing Street, The Bedwetter, Medea, Trevor, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Flying Over Sunset, Whisper House, and The Lion King!













Zell Steele Morrow Cast in ASSASSINS at Classic Stage Company, Pictures from THE INHERITANCE, FLYING OVER SUNSET, and more!

Congratulations to Zell Steele Morrow (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Mary Page Marlowe, Really Rosie, Fun Home), who has been cast in the upcoming Off-Broadway production of Assassins at Classic Stage Company! Read the full announcement HERE.

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









Andrew Barth Feldman’s SW: A New(sical) Hope Performs at 54 Below, Pictures from FLYING OVER SUNSET, and more!

“SW: A New(sical) Hope,” by Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen), had an encore performance at 54 Below tonight! Get more details HERE.

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









Casting Announced for TREVOR Off-Broadway, Alum Reese Sebastian Diaz to Join DEAR EVAN HANSEN, and more!

The Off-Broadway cast of Trevor will include Hudson Loverro (School of Rock, A Bronx Tale, Assassins) in the title role, as well as Ava Briglia (Anatomy of a Suicide, The Ferryman, School of Rock, Matilda), Mark Aguirre, Ellie Kim (School of Rock, Dream Street), Yale Langworthy, Mateo Lizcano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Alyssa Emily Marvin (Number the Stars, Dream Street), Luke Naphat, Zachary Podair, Isabella Russo (The Underlying Chris, The Mother of Invention, School of Rock), Afra Sophia Tully, and Joshua Turchin (Forbidden Broadway, The Pill), as well as alum Luke Kolbe Mannikus (Matilda, Pippin, Priscilla Queen of the Desert)! Get more details HERE.

Congrats to alum Reese Sebastian Diaz (Mary Poppins), who is joining Dear Evan Hansen as an understudy!

This week, Dana Steingold will play Lydia in Beetlejuice from tonight through February 27th, while Presley Ryan will play Lydia from February 28th through March 1st!

The cast and creative team of Sing Street shared with BroadwayDirect.com what it’s like bringing the popular film to the stage!

Disney star and Off-Broadway alum Jenna Ortega (New York Spectacular) has been cast in the upcoming film “The Fallout”! Get more details on Deadline.com.

Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots) is hosting “FutureFest” at 54 Below in March! The event also features Lauren Bryant (Peace, Love and Cupcakes), Carlos Carreras (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Eve Johnson (The Net Will Appear), Amanda Swickle (Tink!). Limited tickets remain; get yours now!

Congratulations to Sophia Anne Caruso, who was nominated for a Clive Barnes Award for her performance in Beetlejuice! Get more information on Broadway.com.

Eli Rayman (The Winter’s Tale) has booked an episode of “Sesame Street”!

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Had a super fun time at @sesamestreet !!!

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Raigan Olivia Saunders-Newton (Waitress) appears in this video for the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden!

Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) has booked a voiceover project! More details to come.

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






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!














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




ANATOMY OF A SUICIDE Begins Previews at Atlantic Theater Company, Met Opera’s “Porgy & Bess” with Emerson Davis Screens Live, and more!

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!