Keenan-Bolger originated the role of Crutchie in the Paper Mill Playhouse limited engagement last fall. Newsies, the stage adaptation of the 1992 Disney movie musical, received its world premiere at New Jersey's Paper Mill, where it played through Oct. 16.
Directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun, Newsies will also star Jeremy Jordan (Bonnie & Clyde) as Jack Kelly, John Dossett (2003 revival of Gypsy) as Joseph Pulitzer, Kara Lindsay (Little House on the Prairie) as Katherine Plumber, Capathia Jenkins (The Civil War; The Look of Love; Caroline, or Change; and Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me) as Medda, Ben Fankhauser (Spring Awakening national tour) as Davey and Lewis Grosso (Mary Poppins) and Matthew Schechter (Elf) alternating the role of Les. (Jordan, Dossett, Lindsay and Fankhauser will also reprise the roles they created in the Paper Mill Playhouse production.)
Newsies will begin performances March 15, prior to an official opening March 29, at the Nederlander Theatre. It will play a limited 101-performance engagement through June 10.
To meet Crutchie, look below: