BWW Photo Exclusive: Watch What Happens... Backstage with NEWSIES at The Muny!

By: Aug. 10, 2017

Based on Disney's 1992 cult classic film, Newsies tells the rousing tale of the great Newsboy Strike of 1899. Jack Kelly, a charismatic and resilient newspaper boy, leads a bunch of New York City rag-tag orphans in a clash against the mighty publishing titan, Joseph Pulitzer. With a score by Alan Menken, and hits that include "Santa Fe," "Seize the Day," and "King of New York," this Muny premiere promises to make headlines.

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive sneak peek behind the scenes of last night's performance at The Muny - check out photos below!

This newsworthy cast includes: Jay Armstrong Johnson (Jack Kelly), Davis Gaines (Joseph Pulitzer), Tessa Grady (Katherine Plumber), Ta'Rea Campbell (Medda Larkin), Daniel Quadrino (Crutchie), Spencer Davis Milford (Davey) and Gabriel Cytron (Les). Joined by a talented ensemble that includes: Jordan Beall, Kyle Coffman, Beth Crandall, Dean Andre de Luna, Damon J. Gillespie, Gary Glasgow, Michael Hoey, Curtis Holland, Phillip Johnson-Richardson, Sean Harrison Jones, Alex Hayden Miller, Ben Nordstrom, Rich Pisarkiewicz, Jack Sippel, Gabi Stapula, Brendon Stimson, Clay Thomson, Daryl Tofa, Matthew Wiercinski and Thad Turner Wilson. The company will also be joined by The Muny kid and teen youth ensembles.

A headline worthy design team leads this production with direction and choreography by Chris Bailey, music direction by Michael Horsley, scenic design by Michael Schweikardt, costume design by Leon Dobkowski, lighting design by John Lasiter, sound design by John Shivers and David Patridge, video design by Greg Emetaz, wig design by Leah J. Loukas, with production stage manager Matthew Lacey.

NEWSIES runs now through August 13 at The Muny. Tickets are now available at The Muny Box Office, or online at muny.org.

Photo Credit: Phil Hamer and Julie A. Merkle


Mike Isaacson


Damon J. Gillespie


A member of the teen company of NEWSIES at The Muny


Jordan Beall


A member of the teen company of NEWSIES at The Muny


Michael Hoey


Rich Pisarkiewicz


Gabriel Cytron


Phillip Johnson Richardson, Ben Nordstrom and Thad Turner Wilson


Ben Nordstrom


Members of the teen company of NEWSIES at The Muny


A member of the teen company of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


Curtis Holland


Spencer Davis Millford and Gabriel Cytron


Spencer Davis Millford and Gabriel Cytron


Backstage at The Muny


A member of the teen company of NEWSIES at The Muny


A member of the teen company of NEWSIES at The Muny


Sean Harrison Jones


Members of the teen company of NEWSIES at The Muny


Sean Harrison Jones and company


Ta'Rea Campbell


Brendon Stimson


Gary Glasgow


Jordan Beall


Beth Crandall


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


Tessa Grady


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


Phillip Johnson Richardson and Ben Nordstrom


Gabi Stapula


Sean Harrison Jones and Alex Hayden Miller


Rich Pisarkiewicz


Jack Sippel


A member of the teen company of NEWSIES at The Muny


Tessa Grady


Curtis Holland


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The Muny stage crew


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


Jay Armstrong Johnson


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


Beth Crandall, Ta'Rea Campbell and Gabi Stapula


Rich Pisarkiewicz


Curtis Holland, Michael Hoey


A member of the teen company of NEWIES at The Muny


Kyle Coffman


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


Ta'Rea Campbell


Ta'Rea Campbell


Beth Crandall, Ta'Rea Campbell and Gabi Stapula


Beth Crandall, Ta'Rea Campbell and Gabi Stapula


Beth Crandall, Ta'Rea Campbell and Gabi Stapula


Beth Crandall, Ta'Rea Campbell and Gabi Stapula


Beth Crandall, Ta'Rea Campbell and Gabi Stapula


Jack Sippel


Jack Sippel


Gabriel Cytron


Members of the teen company of NEWSIES at The Muny


Dean Andre de Luna


A member of the kids company of NEWSIES at The Muny


Phillip Johnson Richardson and Ben Nordstrom


Gabi Stapula, Phillip Johnson Richardson, Thad Turner Wilson and Ben Nordstrom


Members of the kids company of NEWSIES at The Muny


Ben Nordstrom


Michael Hoey


Ben Nordstrom


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


Clay Thomson


Gary Glasgow


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


Tessa Grady


Matthew Wiercinski


Ta'Rea Campbell


Clay Thomson


Sean Harrison Jones, Alex Hayden Miller and Rich Pisarkiewicz


Sean Harrison Jones


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at the Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at the Muny


Gabi Stapula and Daryl Tofa


Gabi Stapula, Kwofe Coleman and Ta'Rea Campbell


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


Jay Armstrong Johnson and the cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


Jay Armstrong Johnson


Jay Armstrong Johnson


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


Alex Hayden Miller


Ben Nordstrom


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


Michael Hoey


Alex Hayden Miller, Daniel Quadrino and Gary Glasgow


Alex Hayden Miller, Daniel Quadrino, Gary Glasgow and Sean Harrison Jones


Tessa Grady


Jay Armstrong Johnson


Jay Armstrong Johnson


Jay Armstrong Johnson


Rich Pisarkiewicz


Backstage with NEWSIES at The Muny


Backstage with NEWSIES at The Muny


Backstage with NEWSIES at The Muny


Ali Kochman and Jay Armstrong Johnson


Damon J. Gillespie


The Muny Stagehands


The Muny Stagehands


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


Jack Sippel


Jack Sippel


Jack Sippel


Jack Sippel


Jack Sippel


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


Daniel Quadrino


Daniel Quadrino


Kyle Coffman


Alex Hayden Miller, Sean Harrison Jones


Alex Hayden Miller, Sean Harrison Jones


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


Daryl Tofa


Ben Nordstrom, Gabi Stapula


Ben Nordstrom and Gabi Stapula


Gabi Stapula


The kids company of NEWSIES at The Muny


Phillip Johnson Richardson, Ta'Rea Campbell, Ben Nordstrom and Gabi Stapula


Phillip Johnson Richardson


Phillip Johnson Richardson


Ta'Rea Campbell


Ta'Rea Campbell


Ta'Rea Campbell


Spencer Davis Milford and Gabriel Cytron


Gabriel Cytron


Gabriel Cytron


The Muny staff


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


Sean Harrison Jones and Daryl Tofa


Sean Harrison Jones, Jack Sippel


Daryl Tofa


Backstage with NEWSIES at The Muny


Davis Gaines


The kids company of NEWSIES at The Muny


A member of the kids company of NEWSIES at The Muny


The kids company of NEWSIES at The Muny


The kids company of NEWSIES at The Muny


The kids company of NEWSIES at The Muny


The kids company of NEWSIES at The Muny


A member of the kids company of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


Jack Sippel


Michael Hoey


Damon J. Gillespie


Damon J. Gillespie


Damon J. Gillespie


Damon J. Gillespie


Damon J. Gillespie


Damon J. Gillespie


Damon J. Gillespie


Damon J. Gillespie


Clay Thomson


Kyle Coffman


Kyle Coffman


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


Jay Armstrong Johnson


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny


The Muny staff


The cast of NEWSIES at The Muny with Jack Feldman



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