Jeremy Jordan
(© Tristan Fuge)
Jeremy Jordan
(© Tristan Fuge)
Casting has been announced for Broadway's Newsies, which will, as previously announced, play a limited engagement at the Nederlander Theatre, beginning performances on March 15 in anticipation of a March 29 opening. Jeff Calhoon, who helmed the stage musical's premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse last fall, will once again direct the production, which will be choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, who also created dances for the Paper Mill production.

In addition to the previously reported Jeremy Jordan who will be reprising his performance as Jack Kelly, the Broadway company will feature John Dossett as Joseph Pulitzer, Kara Lindsay as Katherine Plumber, Ben Fankhauser as Davey, and Andrew Keenan-Bolger as Crutchie, all of whom appeared in the musical's original production. Lewis Grosso and Matthew Schechter will alternate the role of Les. Casting for the role of Medda will be announced shortly.

The ensemble will include Aaron J. Albano, Mark Aldrich, Tommy Bracco, John E. Brady, Ryan Breslin, Kevin Carolan, Caitlyn Caughell, Kyle Coffman, Mike Faist, Michael Fatica, Julie Foldesi, Garett Hawe, Thayne Jasperson, Evan Kasprzak, Jess Le Protto, Stuart Marland, Andy Richardson, Jack Scott, Ryan Steele, Brendon Stimson, Nick Sullivan, Ephraim Sykes, Laurie Veldheer, Alex Wong and Stuart Zagnit.

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and a book by Harvey Fierstein, tells the story 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.

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