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On Sale to the Public - June 24, 2019

NEWSIES

DANCE INTO THE HEADLINES!

Nominated for 8 Tony® Awards, including BEST MUSICAL.


Disney’s NEWSIES, based on the 1992 motion picture, features a score by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Sister Act, The Hunchback of Notre Dame) and Jack Feldman and a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Kinky Boots). While on Broadway, Newsies received 23 major theatrical nominations – including eight Tony Award nods – and won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Score and Choreography.


Set in New York City at the turn of the century, 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. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right. Newsies is 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 Pulitzer, Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers. Timely and fresh, the fictionalized adaptation of Newsies 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. High-energy with non-stop thrills, the stage version introduces eight brand-new songs by the original team of Menken and Feldman while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” “King of New York” and “Santa Fe.”

Opens: Thursday, July 11, 2019

Closes: Saturday, July 20, 2019

Location: Marjorie Lyons Playhouse,

on the campus of Centenary College






Schedule:

THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY

SUNDAY

THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY

Music |

Lyrics |

Book |

ALAN MENKEN

JACK FELDMAN

HARVEY FIERSTEIN

Based on he Disney film written by

Bob Tzudiker and Noni White


Originally Produced on Broadway

 by Disney Theatrical Productions


JULY 11, 12, 13  | 7:30PM
JULY 14 | 2:00PM
JULY 18, 19, 20 | 7:30PM

Tickets: On Sale to the Public June 24, 2019

Direction | 

Choreography |

Musical Direction & Scenic Design |

JARED WATSON

KATIE DUPONT

SETH TAYLOR

"Newsies adheres to a time-honored Disney tradition of inspirational storytelling in the best possible sense. It works."

 -Hollywood Reporter


"...a cheerfully old-fashioned mix of a stirring story with a catchy score. And did I mention that the dancing by a terrific ensemble is mighty awesome? And then some! 

-NJ Newsroom

NEWSIES CAST

Jack Kelly

Leader of the newsies. 

Gender: male Age: 16 to 20

Crutchie

A newsie with a bum leg. 

Gender: male Age: 13 to 17

Race

A newsie with a penchant for betting. 

Gender: male Age: 13 to 20

Albert
Specs
Henry
Finch
Elmer
Romeo
Mush

All newsies. 

Gender: male  Age: 10 to 20

Katherine Plumber

A feisty young reporter. 

Gender: female  Age: 17 to 20

Darcy

Upper-class son of a publisher. 

Gender: male Age: 20 to 25

Morris Delancey

Heavy in charge of keeping peace at The World's distribution window. 

Gender: male Age: 15 to 20

Oscar Delancey

Morris's equally tough brother. 

Gender: male Age: 15 to 20

Wiesel

Runs the distribution window of The World. 

Gender: male Age: 35 to 50

Davey

A new newsie, more bookish than Jack. 

Gender: male Age: 15 to 20

Les

Davey's fearless younger brother. 

Gender: male Age: 10 to 15

Joseph Pulitzer

Publisher of The World, a no-nonsense businessman. 

BRYAN GRISHAM

Seitz

Pulitzer's editor. 

Bunsen

Pulitzer's bookkeeper. 

Gender: male Age: 35 to 50

Hannah

Pulitzer's secretary. 

Gender: female Age: 20 to 40

Nunzio

A barber. 

Gender: male Age: 30 to 50

Snyder

Warden of The Refuge; a frightening, spidery and sinister man. 

Gender: male Age: 45 to 65

Medda Larkin

A vaudeville star, owns her own theater. 

Gender: female Age: 25 to 45

Stage Manager

A stage manager at Medda Larkin's theater. 

Gender: male Age: 25 to 55

The Bowery Beauties

Showgirls at Medda's theater. 

Gender: female Age: 18 to 30

Mr. Jacobi

Owner of the deli. 

Gender: male Age: 35 to 55

Mayor

The Mayor of New York City. 

Gender: male Age: 45 to 60 

Spot Conlon

Leader of the Brooklyn Newsies. 

Gender: male Age: 17 to 20

Bill

The son of William Randolph Hearst. 

Gender: male Age: 17 to 25

Governor Teddy Roosevelt
Gender: male Age: 50 to 65

Ensemble

Citizens of New York. 

Gender: both