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Photo Coverage: Corey Cott's First Curtain Call as 'Jack Kelly' in NEWSIES!

Newsies, the Tony Award winning new American musical, welcomed Corey Cott to the role of the show’s leading man Jack Kelly, full-time, beginning at today’s 2pm performance. Cott became the Jack Kelly alternate in mid-August and has performed the role intermittently since.

BroadwayWorld brings you photos of Cott's first curtain call as "Jack Kelly" below!

Cott makes his Broadway debut in Newsies just weeks after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama. His university credits include Suddenly Last Summer, Assassins, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Sweeney Todd, among others. He appeared in several productions at Pittsburgh CLO including Miss Saigon, The Sound of Music and Jesus Christ Superstar and recently in the New York reading of Bare directed by Stafford Arima.

Jeremy Jordan, who received Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for his Broadway performance, played his final performance Tuesday, September 4th. He leaves to work full time on his leading role on NBC’s "Smash."

Since bursting onto Broadway in March, Newsies set and then broke five Nederlander Theatre house records on its way to becoming the best selling new musical of the spring. The show received 23 major theatrical nominations – including eight Tony Award nods – and won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Score and Choreography.

Newsies features 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. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, Newsies is directed by Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli.

The Broadway company of Newsies also features John Dossett as Joseph Pulitzer, Kara Lindsay as Katherine Plumber, Capathia Jenkins as Medda Larkin, Ben Fankhauser as Davey, Andrew Keenan-Bolger as Crutchie, and Lewis Grosso, and Matthew Schechter alternating the role of Les.

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right.

Newsies is inspired by the real-life ‘Newsboy Strike of 1899,’ when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers.

Visit NewsiesTheMusical.com for details.

Photo credit: Jennifer Broski

Photo Coverage: Corey Cott's First Curtain Call as 'Jack Kelly' in NEWSIES!

Photo Coverage: Corey Cott's First Curtain Call as 'Jack Kelly' in NEWSIES!
Capathia Jenkins, John Dossett

Photo Coverage: Corey Cott's First Curtain Call as 'Jack Kelly' in NEWSIES!
Capathia Jenkins

Photo Coverage: Corey Cott's First Curtain Call as 'Jack Kelly' in NEWSIES!
Andrew Keenan-Bolger

Photo Coverage: Corey Cott's First Curtain Call as 'Jack Kelly' in NEWSIES!
Kara Lindsay

Photo Coverage: Corey Cott's First Curtain Call as 'Jack Kelly' in NEWSIES!
Corey Cott

Photo Coverage: Corey Cott's First Curtain Call as 'Jack Kelly' in NEWSIES!
Corey Cott

Photo Coverage: Corey Cott's First Curtain Call as 'Jack Kelly' in NEWSIES!
Corey Cott, Kara Lindsay

Photo Coverage: Corey Cott's First Curtain Call as 'Jack Kelly' in NEWSIES!
Ben Fankhauser, Corey Cott, Kara Lindsay, Lewis Grosso

Photo Coverage: Corey Cott's First Curtain Call as 'Jack Kelly' in NEWSIES!
Ben Fankhauser, Corey Cott, Kara Lindsay, Lewis Grosso

Photo Coverage: Corey Cott's First Curtain Call as 'Jack Kelly' in NEWSIES!
Corey Cott

Photo Coverage: Corey Cott's First Curtain Call as 'Jack Kelly' in NEWSIES!

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