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Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Performance Preview - Complete Coverage!

Paper Mill Playhouse's premiere of Disney's Newsies delivered their first performance preview to the press yesterday, September 1. Immediately following the event, BroadwayWorld brought you a Freeze Frame preview of the performance and this morning we bring you full coverage! 

In Newsies, revolutionary newsie Jack Kelly will be portrayed by Jeremy Jordan of Broadway's West Side Story and Rock of Ages. Tony® Award nominee John Dossett will play newspaper giant Joseph Pulitzer. The show begins performances on Thursday, September 15. The official press opening is scheduled for Sunday, September 25. Check out our video below!

Featuring music by eight-time Academy Award®-winning composer Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Sister Act, The Little Mermaid), lyrics by Jack Feldman and a new book by four-time Tony® Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy), Newsies is adapted for the stage from the 1992 live-action Disney feature film musical. Newsies will be directed at Paper Mill Playhouse by Tony® nominee Jeff Calhoun (The Will Rogers Follies Brooklyn The Musical, Grey Gardens). Tony® nominated Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific, Altar Boyz, Silence: The Musical) serves as choreographer.

Jeremy Jordan (Jack Kelly) recently starred on Broadway as Tony in the revival of West Side Story. This winter, Jordan will return to Broadway to star in the new musical Bonnie and Clyde. This holiday season, Jordan will play Dolly Parton's grandson in the new film Joyful Noise.

Jordan will be joined by fellow newsies: Ben Fankhauser as Davey; RJ Fattori and Vincent Agnellosharing 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).

The film Newsies has grown into a cult phenomenon with a generation having grown up on the movie's driving, infectious score since its 1992 theatrical release and subsequent DVD. Newsies has for years been the single most requested title by professional and amateur theater groups, according to the world's largest dramatic licensing agent, MTI. This new stage version keeps many of the film's beloved songs and adds several new numbers by the original team of Menken and Feldman. Newsies is inspired by the real life 'Newsboy Strike of 1899,' when newsboy Kid Blink led the ragged orphans and runaways known as newsies on a two-week-long action against Joseph Pulitzer, William Randolph Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers. Set in New York City at the turn of the century, the musical is the tale of newsie Jack Kelly, who dreams of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when Pulitzer and Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsies' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies his army of newsies to strike.

Newsies begins at Paper Mill Playhouse on Thursday, September 15, and will be performed eight times a week, Wednesday through Sunday, through Sunday, October 16. Three, four and five show subscription packages are available now, starting at $84. Single tickets are now on sale and range in price from $25-$96. Tickets may be purchased by calling 973-376-4343, or at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.papermill.org.

Photos by Walter McBride / Retna LTD at New 42nd Street Studios, New York City.

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Performance Preview - Complete Coverage!

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Performance Preview - Complete Coverage!
Ben Frankhauser, Kara Lindsay, Jeremy Jordan

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Jeremy Jordan

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Jeremy Jordan

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Ben Frankhauser

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Harvey Fierstein

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Alan Menken

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Harvey Fierstein

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Alan Menken

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Alan Menken

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John E. Brady

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Kara Lindsay

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Kara Lindsay

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Jeremy Jordan

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Jeremy Jordan

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Andrew Keenan-Bolger

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Jeremy Jordan

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Andrew Keenan-Bolger & Jeremy Jordan

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Andrew Keenan-Bolger & Jeremy Jordan

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Jeremy Jordan

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Jeremy Jordan

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Ensemble cast of NEWSIES

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Ensemble cast of NEWSIES

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Jeremy Jordan

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Ensemble Cast and the cast of NEWSIES

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Ryan Steele

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Andrew Keenan-Bolger and the cast of NEWSIES

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Performance Preview - Complete Coverage!
Ben Frankhauser, Jeremy Jordan and the cast of NEWSIES

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Ensemble cast of NEWSIES

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Ensemble cast of 'Newsies'

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Ensemble cast of NEWSIES

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Performance Preview - Complete Coverage!
Ensemble cast of NEWSIES

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Performance Preview - Complete Coverage!
Ensemble cast of NEWSIES

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Performance Preview - Complete Coverage!
Ensemble cast of NEWSIES

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Performance Preview - Complete Coverage!
Ensemble cast of NEWSIES

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Performance Preview - Complete Coverage!
Ensemble cast of NEWSIES

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Performance Preview - Complete Coverage!
Ensemble cast of NEWSIES

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Performance Preview - Complete Coverage!
Ensemble cast of NEWSIES

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Andrew Keenan-Bolger & Jeremy Jordan

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Jeremy Jordan & Andrew Keenan-Bolger

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Ensemble cast of NEWSIES

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Ensemble cast of NEWSIES

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Jeremy Jordan & Andrew Keenan-Bolger and the cast of NEWSIES

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Jeff Calhoun, Harvey Fierstein, Alan Menken, Jack Feldman & Christopher Gattelli 

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The Ensemble Cast & Creatives of NEWSIES

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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.