All other featured roles and understudies were cast from the ensemble of newsies. The musical moved to Broadway in 2012, where it ran for two years and was nominated for eight Tonys. Crutchie is the heart of the resistance.Pulitzer’s practical and insightful secretary. *A scene with Jack, Davey, and Spot Conlon is absent, as is Spot's involvement in the fight between the newsies and scabbers; Spot doesn't appear until the rally.A small group of female dancers who join Medda Larkin on stage.Pulitzer’s barber, who is trying to cut Pulitzer’s hair during the song The Bottom Line and the scene prior."Newsies" became a professional stage musical in 2011, in part because, as Ortega learned, high schools all over America had been producing their own unsanctioned stage versions of the film, without paying Disney any royalties.
Can double as a newsie. Allows the newsies to congregate in his restaurant to plan their strike – when he doesn’t have any paying customers, that is.A dedicated newsie with a bum leg that’s painful, but helps sell more papes. Jack Kelly is the amalgamation of several historical leaders of the Newsboys’ Strike of 1899, primarily Kid Blink (who is featured in the film but omitted from the musical), known as a charismatic speaker and a leader to the younger boys. This performer must be able to switch from a practical, efficient stage manager personality to an energetic and entertaining ‘host of the show’ when they are ‘on stage’ at the club.Pulitzer’s bookkeeper, comes up with the ideas to raise the newsies’ price per paper.Inspired by vaudeville performer Aida Overton Walker, this big-voiced saloon singer and star of the Bowery offers her theater as a safe haven for the newsies.
It's New York City, 1899. These actors will double in other roles.The Mayor of New York City rebuffs Pulitzer’s attempts to shut down the newsies’ strike. Jack Kelly. Jack Kelly and his ragtag team of newsboys make a meager living … Several ensemble tracks were added to the show to provide roles for swings. *In 2017, on the 25th anniversary of the original film's theatrical release, it was announced the filmed stage production would be released for digital download. Davey’s cheeky younger brother, is inspired by the freedom of the newsies and loves their independent lifestyle. An astute entertainer with great comic delivery, she’s a good friend to Jack and stands firmly behind the newsies in their fight for justice.Other kids who are incarcerated at the Refuge along with Crutchie.
The musical premiered at the Paper Mill Playhouse in 2011 and made its Broadway debut in 2012. The show has music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and a book by Harvey Fierstein based on film's screenplay by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White. Because the characters in the story can be portrayed as coming from a variety of places in America and beyond, we will decide on each character’s “voice” (including accent) once the roles are cast.A well-respected lifelong public servant, inspires Jack to stand up to Pulitzer. A precocious and natural newsie, Les is an intuitive salesboy and a pint-sized charmer. Newsies (1992) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. In 2013 Disney announced that Newsies would be going on a national tour.