FREEZE FRAME: NEWSIES Celebrates One Year on Broadway!
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 is directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, who won a 2012 Tony Award for his work. The show just celebrated one year on Broadway and you can check out a photo preview from the festivities below!
The Broadway company of Newsies currently features Corey Cott as Jack Kelly, John Dossett as Joseph Pulitzer, Kara Lindsay as Katherine Plumber, LaVon Fisher-Wilson as Medda Larkin, Ben Fankhauser as Davey, Andy Richardson as Crutchie, and Nicholas Lampiasi and Jake Lucas alternating the role of Les.
Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies 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.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride
'The Cake' - celebrating 'Newsies' - One Year Anniversary on Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre in New York City on 3/28/2013
The Cast, Creative Team & Company along with 'Cake Boss' Cafe chef Mauro Castano celebrate 'Newsies' - One Year Anniversary on Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre in New York City on 3/28/2013