The production opened on Broadway March 29, 2012, after originating at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey. Newsies played 1,005 performances at the Nederlander Theatre.
The Broadway company featured Corey Cott as Jack Kelly, John Dossett as Joseph Pulitzer, Liana Hunt as Katherine Plumber, Ben Fankhauser as Davey, Capathia Jenkins as Medda, Andy Richardson as Crutchie and Luca Padovan and Zachary Unger alternating the role of Les.
Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, with a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, Newsies was directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, who won a 2012 Tony Award for his work.
The Newsies North American tour launches in October and will play 25 cities over 43 weeks during the 2014-15 season. For itinerary and ticket information, visit NewsiesTheMusical.com/Tour, Facebook.com/Newsies and Twitter.com/Newsies.
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