Jay Armstrong Johnson Leads Newsies at the Muny
Performances continue through August 13.
The Muny production of Alan Menken (composer), Harvey Fierstein (book), and Jack Feldman's (lyrics) Newsies began performances yesterday, August 7, for its run through August 13. Check out The Muny's trailer for the production below.
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 ragtag orphans in a clash against the mighty publishing titan Joseph Pulitzer. Hits include "Santa Fe," "Seize the Day," and "King of New York."
Jay Armstrong Johnson (Jack Kelly) leads the cast that includes Davis Gaines (Joseph Pulitzer), Tessa Grady (Katherine Plumber), Ta'Rea Campbell (Medda Larkin), Daniel Quadrino (Crutchie), Spencer Davis Milford (Davey), and Gabriel Cytron (Les). They are joined by an 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.
The creative team includes 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, and wig design by Leah J. Loukas, with Matthew Lacey as production stage manager.