I imagine acting is a tough business no matter how old you are. ... Hopefully, all the new kids shows on streaming offer more opportunities now.
By the way, Netflix is promoting ''13'' as being ''based on the hit Broadway musical,'' but it wasn't a smash and ran for only three-and-a-half months.
''Spring Awakening'' created stars like Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele and Skylar Astin, but then again, it was a Tony-winning musical that ran for over 2 years. As the recent HBO documentary recalls, it struggled during its early months to find an audience; it took its Tony wins to turn it into a hit.
P.S. Have any of the original child actors from Broadway's ''Billy Elliot'' or ''Matilda'' gone on to adult stardom? David Alvarez, one of the 3 boys who won the Tony for ''Billy Elliot,'' just starred as Bernardo in Spielberg's ''West Side Story.'' But until Cindy Tolan tracked him down, he had left acting.