They Carried the Papers. Until They Made 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 BeastAladdinSister ActThe Hunchback of Notre Dame) and Jack Feldman and a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux FollesKinky 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.”

Opened: Thursday, July 18, 2019
Closes: Sunday, July 21, 2019
Location: Marjorie Lyons Playhouse on the campus of Centenary College

Music | ALAN MENKEN
Lyrics | JACK FELDMAN
Book | HARVEY FIERSTEIN
Based on he Disney film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White

Originally Produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions

Schedule:
FRIDAY | JULY 19 | 7:30PM
SATURDAY | JULY 20 | 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
SUNDAYJULY 21 | 2:00 PM

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Direction | JARED WATSON

Choreography | KATIE LERCHIE

Musical Direction & Scenic Design | SETH TAYLOR

Lighting Design | DANIEL SALAZAR

Costume Design | ANNE BYRD

Sound Design | BRYAN GRISHAM

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
AIDEN POLING

Crutchie
LUCAS MAINIERO

Race
CADE OSTERMEYER

Albert
CAMERON CASON

Specs
PATRICK HAYNES

Henry
CONNER NICHOLSON

Finch
FORDHAM HAMMOND

Elmer
SAIGE WILLIAMS

Romeo
JEDIDIAH VOLCHECK

Mush
JULIAN FAUST

Tommy Boy
ADAM BORN

Jo Jo
CHRISTIAN PERKINS

Newsies.
JORDAN FARRIS
MEREDITH FISHER
SOPHIA GAPPO
MARY GRACE HUMPHRIES
BELLA MAINIERO
CELESTE MALMAY
MADELINE MULLINS
SELENA SIMMONS

Katherine Plumber
MADDISON GILCREASE

Darcy
ADAM BORN

Morris Delancey
NOLAN TOMASEK

Oscar Delancey
CAMERON HUGHES

Wiesel
JIM COWLES

Davey
LEVI VOLCHECK

Les
NATE BOKENFOHR

Joseph Pulitzer
BRYAN GRISHAM

Seitz
JASON SHIDISKIS

Bunsen
MARY KATE McLAURINE

Hannah
SARAH LORD

Nunzio
LUKE DIGILORMO

Snyder
DAVID ALEXANDER

Medda Larkin
KEZIA PIGFORD

Stage Manager
CAMERON HUGHES

The Bowery Beauties
SARAH LORD, MARY KATE McLAURINE

Mr. Jacobi
LUKE DIGILORMO

Mayor
CAMERON HUGHES

Spot Conlon
CAMERON CASON

Bill
PATRICK HAYNES

Governor Teddy Roosevelt
JIM COWLES

 

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