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Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Celebrates One Year on Broadway with Cast, Cake & Creatives!

Newsies, the hit Tony Award-winning musical celebrated its first year on Broadway with its entire creative team and Mauro Castano from Carlo's Bakery and TLC's "Cake Boss," who created a one of a kind cake for the special occasion.
Newsies opened at the Nederlander Theatre on March 29, 2012 and BroadwayWorld.com was there to celebrate its FIRST Broadway birthday!

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.

Since bursting onto Broadway last spring, Newsies has set and broken seven Nederlander Theatre house records. The show received 23 major theatrical nominations - including eight Tony Award nods - and won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Score and Choreography. One of Broadway's highest profile hits, it has been featured nationally on "Dancing with the Stars," "The View," "Good Morning America," "Nightline," "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade," "The CBS Thanksgiving Day Parade," "The 2012 Tony Awards," and "The Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade."

The Broadway company of Newsies 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 Joshua Colley 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.

Photos by Walter McBride

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Celebrates One Year on Broadway with Cast, Cake & Creatives!

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Celebrates One Year on Broadway with Cast, Cake & Creatives!
Cast Board for 'NEWSIES' on their One Year Anniversary

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Celebrates One Year on Broadway with Cast, Cake & Creatives!
'The Cake' - designed by 'Cake Boss' Cafe chef Mauro Castano

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Celebrates One Year on Broadway with Cast, Cake & Creatives!
'Cake Boss' Cafe chef Mauro Castano along with (2nd row L-R) Garett Hawe, Evan Kasprzak, (Bottom L-R) Ryan Breslin, Brendon Stimson, Tommy Bracco, and Aaron J. Albano

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Celebrates One Year on Broadway with Cast, Cake & Creatives!
'Cake Boss' Cafe chef Mauro Castano along with (2nd row L-R) Garett Hawe, Evan Kasprzak, (Bottom L-R) Ryan Breslin, Brendon Stimson, Tommy Bracco, and Aaron J. Albano

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Celebrates One Year on Broadway with Cast, Cake & Creatives!
(Top row L-R) Harvey Fierstein, Thomas Schumacher, Jack Feldman, Alan Menken, Jeff Calhoun, Christopher Gattelli, (2nd row L-R) Garett Hawe, Evan Kasprzak, (Bottom L-R) Ryan Breslin, Brendon Stimson, Tommy Bracco, and Aaron J. Albano

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Celebrates One Year on Broadway with Cast, Cake & Creatives!
(Top row L-R) Harvey Fierstein, Thomas Schumacher, Jack Feldman, Alan Menken, Jeff Calhoun, Christopher Gattelli, (2nd row L-R) Garett Hawe, Evan Kasprzak, (Bottom L-R) Ryan Breslin, Brendon Stimson, Tommy Bracco, and Aaron J. Albano

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Celebrates One Year on Broadway with Cast, Cake & Creatives!
The Cast, Creative Team & Company

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Celebrates One Year on Broadway with Cast, Cake & Creatives!
The Cast, Creative Team & Company

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Celebrates One Year on Broadway with Cast, Cake & Creatives!
Director Jeff Calhoun with Garett Hawe, Evan Kasprzak, Ryan Breslin, John Michael Fiumara, Tommy Bracco, Aaron J. Albano & Company

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Celebrates One Year on Broadway with Cast, Cake & Creatives!
Ben Fankhauser, LaVon Fisher-Wilson, Harvey Fierstein, Corey Cott, Mark Aldrich, Thomas Schumacher, Kara Lindsay, Alan Menken, Jack Feldman, John Dossett, Jeff Calhoun & Company

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Celebrates One Year on Broadway with Cast, Cake & Creatives!
LaVon Fisher-Wilson, Harvey Fierstein, Corey Cott, Mark Aldrich, Thomas Schumacher, Kara Lindsay, Alan Menken, Jack Feldman, John Dossett, Jeff Calhoun & Company

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Celebrates One Year on Broadway with Cast, Cake & Creatives!
Ben Fankhauser, LaVon Fisher-Wilson, Harvey Fierstein, Corey Cott, Mark Aldrich, Thomas Schumacher, Kara Lindsay, Alan Menken, Jack Feldman, John Dossett, Jeff Calhoun & Company

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Celebrates One Year on Broadway with Cast, Cake & Creatives!
Corey Cott, Alan Menken & Company

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Celebrates One Year on Broadway with Cast, Cake & Creatives!
Harvey Fierstein, Corey Cott, Mark Aldrich, Thomas Schumacher, Kara Lindsay, Alan Menken & Company

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Celebrates One Year on Broadway with Cast, Cake & Creatives!
Harvey Fierstein, Corey Cott, Mark Aldrich, Thomas Schumacher, Kara Lindsay, Alan Menken, Jack Feldman & Company

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Celebrates One Year on Broadway with Cast, Cake & Creatives!
Harvey Fierstein, Corey Cott, Mark Aldrich, Thomas Schumacher, Kara Lindsay, Alan Menken & Company

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Celebrates One Year on Broadway with Cast, Cake & Creatives!
Corey Cott, Mark Aldrich, Thomas Schumacher, Kara Lindsay, Alan Menken & Company

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Celebrates One Year on Broadway with Cast, Cake & Creatives!
Corey Cott, Mark Aldrich, Thomas Schumacher, Kara Lindsay, Alan Menken & Company

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Celebrates One Year on Broadway with Cast, Cake & Creatives!
Corey Cott, Mark Aldrich, Thomas Schumacher, Kara Lindsay, Alan Menken & Company

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Celebrates One Year on Broadway with Cast, Cake & Creatives!
Alan Menken, La Von Fisher-Wilson, Corey Cott, Jeff Calhoun, Thomas Schumacher, Kara Lindsay, Jack Feldman & Company

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Celebrates One Year on Broadway with Cast, Cake & Creatives!
Ben Fankhauser, LaVon Fisher-Wilson, Harvey Fierstein, Corey Cott, Mark Aldrich, Thomas Schumacher, Kara Lindsay, Alan Menken, Jack Feldman, John Dossett, Jeff Calhoun & Company

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Celebrates One Year on Broadway with Cast, Cake & Creatives!
LaVon Fisher-Wilson, Harvey Fierstein, Corey Cott, Mark Aldrich, Thomas Schumacher, Kara Lindsay, Alan Menken, Jack Feldman, John Dossett, Jeff Calhoun & Company

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Celebrates One Year on Broadway with Cast, Cake & Creatives!
LaVon Fisher-Wilson, Harvey Fierstein, Corey Cott, Mark Aldrich, Thomas Schumacher, Kara Lindsay, Alan Menken, Jack Feldman, John Dossett, Jeff Calhoun & Company

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Celebrates One Year on Broadway with Cast, Cake & Creatives!
Jeff Calhoun

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Celebrates One Year on Broadway with Cast, Cake & Creatives!
Jeff Calhoun

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Celebrates One Year on Broadway with Cast, Cake & Creatives!

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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.