Evan Kasprzak News

NEWSIES' Corey Cott, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Ryan Steele & More to 'STOP THE PRESSES' at 54 Below, 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The concert is billed as 'an evening of song, dance, backstage anecdotes, and special surprises from everyone's favorite newsboys (and girls).' Directed by Yvette Kojic, music directed by Benjamin Rauhala, and produced by Shoshana Feinstein. (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: NEWSIES to Close on Broadway This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2014

This Just In! Intended initially for a limited run, and turning into a 2+ year hit, Newsies, featuring a 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, will play its final performance at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre onS unday, August 24, 2014 prior to launching its national tour in October. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, Newsies is directed by Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Choreographer Grady McLeod Bowman Creates Dance Version of 'Cups (When I'm Gone)'
by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2013

Choreographer and performer Grady McLeod Bowman (Broadway's Billy Elliot, South Pacific, Wonderland, The Pirate Queen) puts his own spin on the 'CUPS (When I'm Gone)' song, popularized by Anna Kendrick in Pitch Perfect, in the video below. Click to check it out! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside GYPSY OF THE YEAR 2013 with the Casts of PIPPIN, KINKY BOOTS & More!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Dec 11, 2013

The 25th anniversary celebration of GYPSY OF THE YEAR, the culmination of six weeks of extraordinary fundraising by 56 participating Broadway, Off-Broadway, and national touring companies, raised an amazing $4,343,234 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The grand total was announced Tuesday, December 10, at this year's GYPSY OF THE YEAR, which included an array of original dances, songs, and skits performed by more than 250 'gypsies,' the most talented singers and dancers in the ensembles of Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out full photo coverage from inside the ceremony below! (more...)

GYPSY OF THE YEAR Raises Over 4.3 Million for BC/EFA; KINKY BOOTS Leads in Fundraising
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

The 25th anniversary celebration of GYPSY OF THE YEAR, the culmination of six weeks of extraordinary fundraising by 56 participating Broadway, Off-Broadway, and national touring companies, raised an amazing $4,343,234 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with the Cast of NEWSIES for Carols For A Cure
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 23, 2013

Stars and casts from the current Broadway line-up have been busy in the studio, recording for the 2013 Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 15. Singing traditional and original holiday songs, this annual holiday music CD benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photos from Newsies' recording session for 'Take Me to Manhattan in December' with castmembers Hogan Fulton, Tommy Martinez, Stuart Marland, Andy Richardson, Iain Young, John Michael Fiumara, Evan Kasprzak, Mark Aldrick, Joshua Colley, Luca Padovan, Joshua Colley, Luca Padovan, Liana Hunt, Kara Lindsay, Vanessa Brown and Julie Foldesi. (more...)

Velvet Channel Airs Tony Awards in PH, 6/10 (And Who Else Is Excited?)
by Oliver Oliveros - Jun 08, 2013

Besides Velvet Channel, do you know who else is excited for the Tony Awards? Scroll down! (more...)

Photo and Video Flashback- NEWSIES' Trip to Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2013

BroadwayWorld brings you a flashback of the show's journey to the stage below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Celebrates One Year on Broadway with Cast, Cake & Creatives!
by Walter McBride - Mar 29, 2013

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. (more...)

Photo Flash: Nigel Lythgoe and Adam Shankman Have SYTYCD Reunion at NEWSIES!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2013

This past weekend, Nigel Lythgoe and Adam Shankman of "So You Think You Can Dance" attended a performance of Newsies, the Tony Award winning new American musical, and visited with the cast backstage afterwards. Cast members Evan Kasprzak and Jess LeProtto have both competed on the Fox dance competition, in seasons five and eight respectively. Check out backstage photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Walter McBride and the Cast of NEWSIES Receive AEA Awards!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Nov 29, 2012

Earlier this week, NEWSIES, Disney's popular new musical about a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenage "newsies", receiveed Actors' Equity Association's Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs (ACCA) Sixth Annual ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus. The honor is the only industry accolade of its kind and honors the distinctive talents and contributions made by the original chorus members of a Broadway musical. (more...)

NEWSIES Wins ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2012

NEWSIES, Disney's popular new musical about a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenage "newsies", will receive Actors' Equity Association's Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs (ACCA) Sixth Annual ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus. The honor is the only industry accolade of its kind and honors the distinctive talents and contributions made by the original chorus members of a Broadway musical. The award will be presented in the Actors' Equity Association Council Room, overlooking Times Square, on Tuesday, November 27, 2012. (more...)

BWW Photo Exclusive: NEWSIES Cast Sings for 'Carols For A Cure'
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 14, 2012

CAROLS FOR A CURE is the annual two-disc holiday CD compilation of original songs and holiday classics which benefits BC/EFA. These CDs boast the best voices from the worlds of Broadway, Off-Broadway and national tours. A full track list for this year's 14th edition has not yet been announced, but the cast of Broadway's NEWSIES was already hard a work yesterday recording their track for the album. Check out our exclusive photos from their recording session below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: NEWSIES Cast Shares Backstage Rituals!
by Stage Tube - Jul 02, 2012

NEWSIES has been playing now for several months the Nederlander Theatre, and by now the cast has lots of backstage rituals that go on before performances. In the video below, check out where they stretch, do vocal warm-ups, and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Kara Lindsay Backstage at NEWSIES
by Stage Tube - Jun 27, 2012

Andrew-Keenan Bolger and Kara Lindsay of NEWSIES interview with Lauren Scala of NBC Live as they take her backstage and behind the scenes. Check out the video below. (more...)

Photo Flash: BRAVE's Kevin McKidd Visits NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2012

Newsies recently welcomed a special guest- 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'Brave' star Kevin McKidd, who brought his daughter, Iona, to check out the musical. The duo posed with the cast after the show, and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Performs at Barnes & Noble
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jun 25, 2012

On June 22, the cast of NEWSIES, led by Jeremy Jordan, performed and signed copies of their cast album, which was released in April, at UES Barnes & Noble (86th/Lex). BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos of Jordan, Harvey Fierstein and Jack Feldman, Kara Lindsay, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Ben Fankhauser and the cast of NEWSIES below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: NEWSIES Cast Reacts Backstage to Christopher Gattelli's Tony Win
by Stage Tube - Jun 13, 2012

Members of THE BOOK OF MORMON cast stood next to the NEWSIES company backstage at the 2012 Tony Awards on June 10 and caught their reaction to Christopher Gattelli's Tony win for Best Choreography. Check out the video below! (more...)

BWW TV: Christopher Gattelli on His Tony Win for NEWSIES - 'I Now Feel Like I've Given Back'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 13, 2012

Christopher Gattelli is the recipient for this year's Tony Award for Best Choreography for NEWSIES. Following his win, an emotional Gattelli spoke with BroadwayWorld about what the whole expereince has meant for him. (more...)

BWW TV: Alan Menken on His Tony Win - 'All the Oscars are Going to Move to the Side to Make Room For This!'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 13, 2012

Alan Menken and Jack Feldman are this year's recipients of the Tony Award for Best Original Score (Music and Lyrics) Written for Theatre for NEWSIES. An eight-time Oscar winner, this is Menken's first Tony Award. Click below to hear from the maestro and partner Jack Feldman on his newest achievement. (more...)

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