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Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!

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Just last night, the cast of the Tony Award-winning musical NEWSIES bowed for the last time at the Nederlander Theatre. NEWSIES featured 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. NEWSIES enjoyed almost two and a half years on Broadway. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the big night below!

The closing Broadway company of NEWSIES features Corey Cott as Jack Kelly, John Dossett as Joseph Pulitzer, Liana Hunt as Katherine Plumber, Lavon Fisher-Wilson as Medda Larkin, Ben Fankhauser as Davey, Andy Richardson as Crutchie, and Luca Padovan and Zachary Unger alternating the role of Les.

When it opened on March 29, 2012, NEWSIES was intended for a Broadway run of just 101 performances. The show's fiercely devoted fans had other ideas, however: they propelled the show to a run that will total 1005 performances, attendance of more than 1 million and a gross of over $100M. At the time of Newsies' closing, only the landmark musical Rent will have played the Nederlander Theatre longer in its 93 year history.

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.

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Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
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Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
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Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
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Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
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Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
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Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
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Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
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Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Ensemble cast

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Ensemble cast

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Ensemble cast

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Ensemble cast

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Ensemble cast

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Ensemble cast

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Ensemble cast

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Capathia Jenkins and John Dossett

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Capathia Jenkins and John Dossett

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Ben Fankhauser

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Ben Fankhauser and cast

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Ben Fankhauser and cast

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Ben Fankhauser, Liana Hunt and cast

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Corey Cott

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Corey Cott

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Corey Cott

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
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Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Ben Fankhauser, Corey Cott, Liana Hunt and cast

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Ben Fankhauser, Corey Cott, Liana Hunt and cast

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Ben Fankhauser, Corey Cott, Liana Hunt and cast

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Ben Fankhauser, Corey Cott, Liana Hunt and cast

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Ben Fankhauser, Corey Cott, Liana Hunt and cast

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Ben Fankhauser, Corey Cott, Liana Hunt and cast

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Ben Fankhauser, Corey Cott, Liana Hunt and cast

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Ben Fankhauser, Corey Cott, Liana Hunt and cast

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Jack Feldman, Capathia Jenkins, Alan Menken, Harvey Fierstein, Andy Richardson and Director Jeff Calhoun

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Jack Feldman, Capathia Jenkins, Alan Menken, Harvey Fierstein, Andy Richardson, Director Jeff Calhoun and cast

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Andy Richardson, Alan Menken and Thomas Schumacher

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Jack Feldman, Harvey Fierstein and John Dossett

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Jack Feldman and Harvey Fierstein

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Alan Menken

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Harvey Fierstein

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Alan Menken and Ben Fankhauser

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Alan Menken and Ben Fankhauser

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Alan Menken, Ben Fankhauser, Thomas Schumacher and cast

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Harvey Fierstein

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Alan Menken

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Alan Menken, Thomas Schumacher, Jack Feldman, Harvey Fierstein and cast

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
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Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
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Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
Alan Menken leaving the theatre

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


 
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