Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Take Opening Night Bows at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport
The John W. Engeman Theater presents Newsies. Performances begin on Thursday, July 19 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, September 2, 2018.
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. This all singing, all dancing, high-energy show features a score by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman including "Carrying the Banner," "Seize the Day," "King of New York" and "Santa Fe."
NEWSIES is produced by RICHARD DOLCE the Engeman Theater's Producing Artistic Director and Directed by Igor Goldin (Engeman Theater: Gypsy, Oklahoma!, 1776, Memphis, West Side Story, The Producers, Evita, Twelve Angry Men, South Pacific; Off-Broadway: YANK!, With Glee, A Ritual of Faith, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Crossing Swords).
The Choreographer is SANDALIO ALVAREZ (Engeman Theater: In the Heights; Broadway/National Tour: The Lion King, In the Heights; Regional: ALLIANCE THEATRE(Atlanta), Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia), Bristol Riverside Theater (Bristol, PA); TV: "Emmy Awards," "The Tony Awards," "The Latino Heritage Awards," "The Lopez Show," "The Today Show," and "So You Think You Can Dance").
The Musical Director is Alexander Rovang (Tours & International: Fame, Academy; Regional: Sawdust Palace with Susan Marshall & Co., Only Anne at Goodspeed, Monkey: Journey to the West at the Spoleto Festival).
The Associate Director is Trey Compton (Engeman Theater: Once (Dir.), Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Twelve Angry Men, The Music Man, Evita, The Producers, West Side Story; Off-Broadway: YANK!, White's Lies).
The Creative Team includes: DT Willis (Scenic Design), Kurt Alger (Costume/Wig Design), Zach Blane (Lighting Design), Laura Shubert (Sound Design), GAYLE SEAY, SCOTT WOJCIK and Holly Buczek of WOJCIK/SEAY CASTING (Casting Directors), Suzanne Mason (Props Design), Julianne Menassian (Production Stage Manager) and Leila Scandar (Assistant Stage Manager).
The cast of NEWSIES features Dan Tracy as Jack Kelly (National Tours: Kinky Boots, The Sound of Music, American Idiot; Regional: Les Miserables (Arrow Rock), Xanadu (Mason Street Warehouse). Film/TV: "The Seagull" (dir. Michael Mayer), "Eye Candy" (MTV), "One Bad Choice," (MTV)), Whitney Winfield as Katherine Plumber (National Tour: Shrek the Musical; Regional: Guys & Dolls, RENT, BKLYN the Musical, Jekyll & Hyde), Tom Lucca as Joseph Pulitzer (Engeman Theater: Jekyll & Hyde, 1776; National Tour: Oklahoma!; Regional: The Spitfire Grille, 1776, Camelot) and Mike Cefalo as Davey (New York: The Children's Revolt at York Theatre Company. Select Regional: Next To Normal at Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts, Singin' in the Rain at Park Playhouse, Bring It On at Beck Center, The Addams Family at Forestburgh Playhouse, and Pump Boys and Dinettes at The American Theatre).
The cast also includes: Claire Avakian, Tommy Betz, CHRIS CARDELIA, Maxwell Carmel, MAURICE DAWKINS, JUSTIN GEISS, MORGAN HARRISON, JACOB KARP, JOEY KUMMERT, DECLAN MCDONOUGH, Edward Miskie, DEVIN NEILSON, RYAN JAMES ORTEGA, Eric Michael Parker, Ian Saunders, JAMES D. SCHULTZ, CHARLIE STOOP, ROSS THOMPSON and GRANT ZAVITKOVSKY.
Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Newsies at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport
Chris Cardelia, Maurice Dawkins and Justin Geiss
Devin Neilson, Ian Saunders and Ross Thompson
Ross Thompson, Chris Stoop, Tommy Betz and Ryan James Ortega
Maurice Dawkins, Ryan James Ortega and Tommy Betz
Morgan Harrison and Claire Avakian
Grant Zavitkowsky and Maxwell Carmel
The Cast of Newsies that includes-Claire Avakian, Tommy Betz, Chris Cardelia, Maxwell Carmel, Mike Cefalo, Allyson Kaye Daniel, Maurice Dawkins, Tyler Dowdy, Justin Geiss, Morgan Harrison, Joey Kummert, Tom Lucca, Nick Martinez, Declan McDonough, Edward Miskie, Jean-Marie Neave, Devin Neilson, Ryan James Ortega, Eric Michael Parker, Bobby Peterson, Zachary Podair, Ian Saunders, James Schultz, Charlie Stoop, Ross Thompson, Dan Tracy, Whitney Winfield and Grant Zavitovsky