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By Playbill Staff
09 Mar 2012

Show: Newsies
Theatre: Nederlander Theatre
Preview: March 15, 2012
Opening: March 29, 2012
Closing: June 10, 2012
Creators: Music by Alan Menken. Lyrics by Jack Feldman. Book by Harvey Fierstein. Direction by Jeff Calhoun.
Original Principal Cast: Jeremy Jordan as Jack Kelly, John Dossett as Joseph Pulitzer, Kara Lindsay as Katherine Plumber, Capathia Jenkins as Medda Larkin, Ben Fankhauser as Davey and Andrew Keenan-Bolger as Crutchie with Lewis Grosso and Matthew Schechter alternating the role of Les.
Synopsis: "Set in New York City at the turn of the century," Newsies, according to press notes, 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."

Check out pictures from Newsies press day.

Playbill Video visits the Newsies in rehearsal: