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Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!

The on stage premiere of NEWSIES just opened last night, September 25, at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey, and BroadwayWorld was there for the big event! Check out photos from the first official curatin call below!

The musical is based on the 1899 true story of a courageous group of scrappy newsboys who become unlikely heroes when they rally forces to fight an unscrupulous newspaper tycoon. "NEWSIES" features a book by Harvey Fierstein, lyrics by Jack Feldman and music by Alan Menken. Based on the Disney film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White. It is directed by Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli.

Starring as Jack Kelly is Jeremy Jordan, who is joined by Ben Fankhauser as Davey; RJ Fattori and Vincent Agnello sharing the role of Les; Andrew Keenan-Bolger as Crutchie; Tommy Bracco as Spot Conlon;Brendon Stimson as Oscar Delancey, Mike Faist as Morris Delancey; Aaron J. Albano, Ryan Breslin, Kyle Coffman, Max Ehrich (Jack U/S), JP Ferreri, Garett Hawe, Corey Hummerston, Evan Kasprzak, Andy Richardson, Scott Shedenhelm and Ryan Steele. Tony® Award nominee and Broadway veteran John Dossett portrays newspaper tycoon Joseph Pulitzer. Kara Lindsay plays Katherine, a role created for the stage version of Newsies.

Rounding out the cast are: Mark Aldrich (Seitz), Helen Anker (Medda), John E. Brady (Wiesel),Kevin Carolan (Roosevelt), Julie Foldesi (Ms. Baum), Stuart Marland (Snyder), Michael McArthur,Jack Scott, Nick Sullivan (Bunsen) and Laurie Veldheer (Hannah).

"NEWSIES" is now running at the Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ, 07041. For tickets and information, please go to www.papermill.org. Performances run through October 16.

Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Paper Mill Playhouse

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Excited theater goer Yael Gelman

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Outside the Theatre

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Harvey Fierstein

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
NEWSIES

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Audience

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Mark S. Hoesbee Producing Artistic Director

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
The Cast of NEWSIES

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
The Cast of NEWSIES

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
The Cast of NEWSIES

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
The Cast of NEWSIES

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
The Cast of NEWSIES

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
The Cast of NEWSIES

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
The Cast of NEWSIES

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Curtain Call

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
John Dossett

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
John Dossett

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Alan Menken and Jack Feldman with Cast

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Alan Menken and Cast

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Jack Feldman

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Jeremy Jordan

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Cast of NEWSIES

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
David Holcenberg

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Jeremy Jordan

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Jeremy Jordan

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Helen Anker

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Jeremy Jordan

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ben Fankhauser, Kara Lindsay, Vincent Agnello

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Kara Lindsay

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Kara Lindsay

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ben Fankhauser, Vincent Agnello

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ben Fankhauser, Vincent Agnello

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Andrew Keenan-Bolger

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Brendon Stimson

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Cast of NEWSIES

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ryan Breslin

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Cast of NEWSIES

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Cast of NEWSIES

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ryan Steele

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
JP Ferrari

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Scott Shedenhelm

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Cast of NEWSIES

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Kevin Carolan, Mark Aldrich, John Brady, Nick Sullivan

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Kevin Carolan, Mark Aldrich, John Brady, Nick Sullivan

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Cast of NEWSIES

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Cast of NEWSIES

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Cast of NEWSIES

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Audience

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!

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Stephen Sorokoff Stephen's life seems to have always revolved around a camera and a piano. He studied at Manhattan School of Music and performed in the "Borsht Belt" during college vacations, where in the true DIRTY DANCING tradition he met his wife Eda. Stephen was a Board Member of the First All Children's Theater and his wife, a classical pianist, is a Board Member of Barrington Stage Co. In between he made time to be CEO of a multi national machinery company and President of a domestic Textile Mfg. Co. In retirement, he now takes pictures of his 5 grandchildren and various other performers.