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Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Celebrates Opening Night!

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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 after party 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 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).

"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: Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Celebrates Opening Night!

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Celebrates Opening Night!
Alan Menken, Harvey Fierstein, Jack Feldman

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Celebrates Opening Night!
RJ Fattori and Parents

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Celebrates Opening Night!
Vincent Agnello

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Celebrates Opening Night!
Corey Hummerston, Laurie VeldheerMax Ehrich

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Celebrates Opening Night!
Jeremy Jordan and Ashley Spencer

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Celebrates Opening Night!
Helen Anker  & John E. Brady

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Celebrates Opening Night!
Brendon Stimson & Ryan Breslin

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Celebrates Opening Night!
Cast of NEWSIES

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Celebrates Opening Night!
Cast of NEWSIES

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Celebrates Opening Night!
Cast of NEWSIES

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Celebrates Opening Night!
Matthew Broderick and Jim Borstelmann

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Celebrates Opening Night!
Tommy Bracco

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Celebrates Opening Night!
Evan Kasprzak

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Celebrates Opening Night!
Vincent Agnello, Laurie Veldheer and RJ Fattori

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Celebrates Opening Night!
Ben Fankhauser, Jeremy Jordan, Vincent Agnello

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Celebrates Opening Night!
Aaron Albano and Guest

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Celebrates Opening Night!
Max Ehrich

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Celebrates Opening Night!
Kara Lindsay

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Celebrates Opening Night!
Andrew Keenan-Bolger and guest

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Celebrates Opening Night!
Julie Foldesi, Laurie Veldheer

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Celebrates Opening Night!
JP Ferreri and guest

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Celebrates Opening Night!
RJ Fattori & Vincent Agnello

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Celebrates Opening Night!
Michele Pawk, John Dossett

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Celebrates Opening Night!
Kevin Carolan

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Celebrates Opening Night!
Mark S. Hoebee, Christopher GattelliJeff Calhoun

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Celebrates Opening Night!
Christopher Gattelli

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Celebrates Opening Night!
Jeff Calhoun

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Celebrates Opening Night!
Stuart Marland

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Celebrates Opening Night!
Rick Meadows & Mark Hummel (Dance Music Arrangments)

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Celebrates Opening Night!
Harvey Fierstein

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Celebrates Opening Night!
Mark Sendroff & Jack Feldman

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Celebrates Opening Night!

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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.