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Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!

Newsies, the new American musical opened last night at the Nederlander Theatre for a strictly limited performance run. BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture the entire evening and here is the cast at the show's emotional opening night curtain call!

The score includes songs from the film such as "Carrying the Banner," "Seize the Day," "King of New York" and "Santa Fe." It also features six new songs, three of which ("The Bottom Line," "That's Rich" and "Something to Believe In") have been added for the Broadway production.

The musical, featuring music by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Sister Act), lyrics by Jack Feldman and a book by four-time Tony® Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy), played its first Broadway preview on March 15th prior to its March 29th opening night. Newsies, produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, is directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun (Big River revival) and choreographed by Tony nominee Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific revival).

The Broadway company of Newsies will feature Jeremy Jordan (Bonnie & Clyde) as Jack KellyJohn Dossett (2003 revival of Gypsy) as Joseph Pulitzer, Kara Lindsay (Little House on the Prairie) as Katherine Plumber, Capathia Jenkins (Caroline, or Change) as Medda, Ben Fankhauser (Spring Awakening national tour) as Davey, Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Mary Poppins) as Crutchie, and Lewis Grosso (Mary Poppins), and Matthew Schechter (Elf) alternating the role of Les. Jordan, Dossett, Lindsay, Fankhauser and Keenan-Bolger will all reprise the roles they created in the Paper Mill Playhouse production last fall.

The ensemble of Newsies features Aaron J. AlbanoMark AldrichTommy BraccoJohn E. BradyRyan BreslinKevin CarolanCaitlyn CaughellKyle CoffmanMike FaistMichael FaticaJulie FoldesiGarett HaweThayne JaspersonEvan KasprzakJess Le ProttoStuart MarlandAndy RichardsonJack ScottRyan SteeleBrendon StimsonNick SullivanEphraim SykesLaurie VeldheerAlex Wong and Stuart Zagnit.

 Photos by Walter McBride / Retna Ltd. 

 
 

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ensemble Featuring: Ben Fankhauser, Jeremy Jordan & Kara Lindsay during the 'NEWSIES' Opening Night Curtain Call at the Nederlander Theatre in New York on 3/29/2012

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ensemble Featuring: Ben Fankhauser, Jeremy Jordan & Kara Lindsay

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ensemble Featuring: Ben Fankhauser, Jeremy Jordan & Kara Lindsay

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ensemble Featuring: Ben Fankhauser, Jeremy Jordan & Kara Lindsay

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ensemble

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ensemble Featuring: Ryan Steele

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ensemble Featuring: Ryan Steele

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ensemble

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ryan Steele

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ryan Steele

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ryan Steele

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ensemble Featuring: Garett Hawe, Alex Wong & Kyle Coffman

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ensemble Featuring: Alex Wong & Kyle Coffman

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ensemble Featuring: Kyle Coffman & Aaron J. Albano

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ensemble featuring: Kyle Coffman & Aaron J. Albano

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ensemble featuring Kyle Coffman & Aaron J. Albano

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ensemble

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ensemble

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ensemble Featuring: Ryan Steele

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ryan Steele

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ensemble

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ensemble Featuring: Alex Wong & Kyle Coffman

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Kyle Coffman

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Jess LeProtto

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ensemble

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ensemble

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ryan Breslin

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ensemble Featuring: Garett Hawe

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ephraim Sykes

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ensemble Featuring: Tommy Bracco

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
during the 'NEWSIES' Opening Night Curtain Call at the Nederlander Theatre in New York on 3/29/2012

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ryan Steele

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ensemble

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ensemble

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ensemble

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Capathia Jenkins & John Dossett

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Capathia Jenkins & John Dossett

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Capathia Jenkins

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

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

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ben Fankhauser & Matthew J. Schechter

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ben Frankhauser

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ben Frankhauser

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!
Kara Lindsay

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Capathia Jenkins, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Ben Fankhauser, Kara Lindsay & Jeremy Jordan

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Jeremy Jordan

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ben Fankhauser, Kara Lindsay & Jeremy Jordan

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!
Jeremy Jordan

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Jeremy Jordan, Kara Lindsay

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ben Frankhauser, Jeremy Jordan, Kara Lindsay & Matthew J. Schechter

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Kara Lindsay & Matthew J. Schechter

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Jeremy Jordan & Kara Lindsay

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ben Frankhauser, Jeremy Jordan, Kara Lindsay & Matthew J. Schechter

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Jeremy Jordan

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ben Frankhauser, Jeremy Jordan, Kara Lindsay & Matthew J. Schechter

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ben Frankhauser, Jeremy Jordan & Kara Lindsay

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ben Frankhauser & Jeremy Jordan

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ben Frankhauser & Jeremy Jordan

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ben Frankhauser, Jeremy Jordan & Kara Lindsay

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Kara Lindsay

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ben Frankhauser, Jeremy Jordan

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ben Frankhauser, Jeremy Jordan & Kara Lindsay

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ben Frankhauser, Kara Lindsay & Jeremy Jordan

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!
Jeremy Jordan

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call!

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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.