Pittsburgh CLO has announced complete casting for its upcoming production of the Disney musical Newsies, which will be presented July 18–23 at the Benedum Center.
Richard J. Hinds will direct the musical, which is inspired by the Newsboy Strike of 1899 and based on the cult-hit Disney film of the same name.
The cast will be headed by Joey Barreiro, who will reprise his role of the reluctant rebel Jack Kelly from the Newsies national tour. He will be joined by Beth Stafford Laird (Katherine Plumber), Stephen Michael Langton (Davey), Billy Mason (Seitz), Patricia Phillips (Nun/Medda Larkin), Daniel Quadrino (Crutchie), William Sendera (Les), and Edward Watts (Joseph Pulitzer).
The ensemble comprises Sky Bennett, Matthew Boyd, Christopher Campbell, Alex Dorf, Grant Haralson, Cameron Anika Hill, Jeffrey Howell, Michael James, Carina-Kay Louchiey, Javier Manente, Connor McCanlus, J. Alex Noble, Gavan Pamer, Kevin Paul, Isaac Cole Powell, Vinnie Smith, Trent Soyster, Taylor Kellas Warren, James Allen Washington, and Davis Wayne as well as CLO Academy students Benjamin Godley-Fisher and Noah Kies in their professional debuts.
James Cunningham is the music director.