Newsies

August 9 – 26, 2017

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Disney’s Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets.

Inspired by the real-life ‘Newsboy Strike of 1899,’ when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against powerful newspaper publishers. This timely and fresh fictionalized adaptation addresses age-old themes of social injustice, exploitative labor practices, and David-versus-Goliath struggles as the young learn to harness their power against a corrupt establishment.

This all singing, all dancing, high-energy show features a score by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman including “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” “King of New York” and “Santa Fe.”

Music by ALAN MENKEN  |  Lyrics by JACK FELDMAN  |  Book by HARVEY FIERSTEIN

CREATIVE

Marc Robin Director/ Choreographer 
Ray Fellman Music Director
Kathleen P. Brown Costume Designer 
Charles S. Kading Scenic Designer
Dan Efros Lighting Designer
Shannon Slaton Sound Designer 
Mark Johnson* Stage Manager
Bob Cline Casting Director

CAST

Jack Kelly Matt Farcher*
Joseph Pulitzer Brian Sutherland*
Katherine Kate Fahrner*
Medda Larkin Angela Grovey*
Davey Justin Schuman*
Crutchie Blake Stadnik*
Les Timothy Woodward, Jr.
Finch Brian Liebson
Seitz Tony Lawson*
Spot Conlon Mateo Menendez*
Wiesel/Jacobi/Mayor Bill Bateman*
Race Daniel Yearwood*
Nunzio/Roosevelt Mark Aldrich*
Henry Matthew Marvin
Morris Delancey Mickey White
Oscar Delancey Kevin Murray
Mike Mike Baskowski
Ike Kevin Murakami
Albert Bentley Black*
Mush Kyle Samuel
JoJo Ross Thompson
Elmer Cody Smith*
Buttons Elliot Marach
Snyder Glenn Anderson
Romeo John Pletka
Specs Joshua Bellamy
Bunsen Adolpho Blaire*
Hannah Lilly Tobin*
Tommy Marty Lauter
Buddy Michael Carrier
Dance Captain Cody Smith*

Ensemble

Mark Aldrich*, Bill Bateman*, Bentley Black*, Adolpho Blaire*, Tony Lawson*, Gerianne Pérez*, Cody Smith*, Lilly Tobin*, Daniel Yearwood*,
Mike Baskowski, Joshua Bellamy, Marty Lauter, Brian Liebson, Elliot Marach, Matthew Marvin, Kevin Murray, Kyle Samuel, Ross Thompson, Glenn Anderson, Michael Carrier, Kevin Murakami, John Pletka, Mickey White

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association