New York City Center has begun to announce their upcoming Encores! season, which will take place whenever they are able to reopen and will include a production of The Tap Dance Kid! NYCC is also releasing a web series called “Encores! Inside the Revival,” which will include an episode on the canceled production of Love Life. Get more details on Playbill.com!
Landon Maas (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Kinky Boots) will take part in a virtual reading of She Kills Monsters through Florida Rep Education on September 24th! Register for free tickets HERE.
Tickets are now on sale for KOTA Productions’ virtual show A Knight at the Museum, featuring kids from School of Rock, Frozen, and more!
Finally, we’re taking this opportunity to say Happy National Dance Day! Visit our Instagram page for clips from Hairspray Live, Newsies, Beetlejuice, and more!
James Ignacio (The King and I, Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Camp Rolling Hills), Mateo Lizcano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), and Laurissa “Lala” Romain (South Pacific) have been cast in a virtual production of Sticks & Stones to benefit Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation! More details coming soon.
Here’s your first look at Netflix’s “Grand Army,” with Jaden Jordan (Kinky Boots, The Lion King)!
Ryan Foust (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Mary Page Marlowe) is now appearing in a commercial for Invisalign!
The newest episode of the “Little Me” podcast features two special guests, siblings Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda) and Zell Steele Morrow (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Fun Home, Mary Page Marlowe, Really Rosie)! Listen now on the Broadway Podcast Network.
Walter Russell III (The Lion King) shared another episode of his “PAW-cast” tonight, with guest Jesus Del Orden (The Lion King, Kinky Boots)!
The Ghostlight Concert, produced by Sami Bray (The Bedwetter, 1984) to raise money for St. Jude’s Hospital and The Actors Fund’s COVID-19 relief efforts, took place earlier tonight with lots of Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni! Watch HERE.
Also earlier tonight was “Broadway Whodunit?” with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen), Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Shereen Pimentel (West Side Story, The Lion King), and more! Get more details HERE.
Tomorrow, join the kids of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for a night of trivia to benefit Operation Backpack!
And check out this picture from the kids of The Lion King!
Demi Singleton (School of Rock, The Lion King) appears in the new documentary “Showbiz Kids,” which premiered tonight on HBO! It streams on HBO Max beginning tomorrow.
Tickets are now on sale for Kids of the Arts’ production of Peace, Love and Cupcakes, with lots of Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni in the cast and creative team! For more information about the multiple casts, and to purchase tickets, click HERE.
Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) took part in Broadway Podcast Network’s “E-Ticket To Broadway” stream tonight! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.
Mia Williamson (Once On This Island) is taking part in “Project Sing Out” on July 20th!
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!
Today is your last day to vote for the inaugural Antonyo Awards, honoring artists in the Black community both on Broadway and Off-Broadway! Vote on BroadwayBlack.com.
“The King of Staten Island,” with alum Jaden Jordan (The Lion King), is out now on-demand! (Note: This movie is rated R.)
Calling all fans who are currently high school or college seniors! Today is your last day to be part of our upcoming cabaret! Please DM us a selfie (in a cap and gown if you have one, but no worries if not) along with your name, where you’re graduating from and any future plans you have. We have a cast announcement coming up on Monday so stay tuned!
Congratulations to Amanda Swickle (Tink!), who made the Top 10 of BroadwayWorld’s Next On Stage competition, and to Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), who was saved by the judges and so is also still in the running!
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!
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