The singing actor is scheduled to play the role of Joseph Pulitzer through Dec. 16. He is stepping in for John Dossett, who will be starring in Giant at the Public Theater.
Ron Raines has also been seen on Broadway in Chicago, Show Boat and Teddy and Alice. He is a three-time Emmy nominee for his work on "Guiding Light."
Newsies was nominated for eight Tony Awards, including Best Book (Harvey Fierstein), Best Score (Jack Feldman and Alan Menken), Best Actor (Jeremy Jordan), Best Direction of a Musical (Jeff Calhoun) and Best Choreography (Christopher Gattelli). It won awards for Best Score and Best Choreography.
The Broadway company of Newsies also features Corey Cott as Jack Kelly, Kara Lindsay as Katherine Plumber, Ben Fankhauser as Davey and Andrew Keenan-Bolger as Crutchie.