Newsies USA Tour – Reviews

 

 

USA Tour 2014 – 2016

Newsies The Musical is a Disney Theatrical Productions stage musical based on the 1992 film Newsies which in turn was inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City. The musical opened on Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre for a limited engagement starting in previews on March 15, 2012 and officially on March 29, 2012. The engagement was extended through August 19, 2012 after just the first previews. On May 16, 2012, Disney announced that Newsies would be an open-ended engagement, closing August 24, 2014 with a total performance’s of 1004.

Cast: Joey Barrrieo, Steve Blanchard, Morgan Keene, Stephen Michael Langton, Aisha De Haas, Andy Richardson


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Tour Details

Vancouver – Queen Elizabeth Theatre

July 5, 2016 – July 10, 2016

Edmonton – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – July 12, 2016 – July 17, 2016
Calgary – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – July 19, 2016 – July 24, 2016
Chicago, IL –  Broadway in Chicago’s Cadillac Palace theatre – July 28, 2016 – Aug. 7, 2016
Charlotte, NC – Belk Theater – Aug. 9, 2016 – Aug. 14, 2016
Durham, NC – DPAC – Aug.16, 2016 – Aug. 21, 2016
Salt Lake City, UT – Capitol Theatre (Return) – Aug.25, 2016 – Aug.27, 2016
Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Pantages – Aug.30, 2016 – Sept. 04, 2016
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Performing Arts Center – Sept.13, 2016 – Sept. 18, 2016
Oklahoma City – Civic Center Music Hall – Sept.20, 2016 – Sept 25, 2016
Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall – Sept 27, 2016 – Oct 02, 2016

Please Note Tour Dates are all Subject to Change without notice check your daily press.

Cast (Updated 07/05/2016)


Joey Barreiro

Joey Barreiro – JACK KELLY

Joey’s pretty jazzed to join these ranks. Regional: Witches of Eastwick (Ogunquit), Ragtime (Westchester Broadway), A Chorus Line (Connecticut Rep) Into the Woods (Studio Tenn). Classy shout outs to Dave, Justin, Jeff, James, and of course, Walt.

Steve Blanchard

Steve Blanchard – JOSEPH PULITZER

Broadway: Beauty and the Beast (Beast), Camelot (Lancelot), A Christmas Carol (Fred), The Three Musketeers (Aramis u/s). National Tours: Little House on the Prairie (Pa), Camelot (Lancelot),Phantom of the Opera (The Phantom), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Miles Gloriosus), Hans Christian Anderson (Hans Christian Anderson). Off-Broadway: Orphan Train (Rev. Brace), Johnny Guitar (Johnny), Frankenstein (The Creature), Treasure Island (Captain Smollett).Television: “Law and Order”, “Third Watch”, “Cupid”, “Ed”, “Sunset Beat”, “Police Story” “Goody, Goody”. Film: “Those Who Wander”, “By The Dashboard Light”, “When the Moon Was Twice As Big”, “Dark Vengeance”, “Savva”, “Rap Master Ronnie”. Mr. Blanchard can be heard on the original recordings of Johnny Guitar, Sundown, Frankenstein, and Northbound Train.

Morgan Keene

Morgan Keene – KATHERINE

Broadway 1st national tour debut! Regional: Next to Normal, Grease, Fat Camp, Happy Days, Annie, Sound of Music, Jane Eyre and Songs for a New World. Tons of love and gratitude to God, Mom and Dad, Yvonne, Patti, Disney creative team, Jeff Calhoun, Justin/Telsey and Jamie/Victoria at Abrams Artists Agency. “Be humble, be gracious, be patient and be confident.” www.morgankeene.com Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat: @KeeneMorgan
Aisha De Haas

Aisha De Haas – MEDDA LARKIN

most recently seen in Nora Ephron’s Love Loss And What I Wore, has appeared on Broadway, TV and Film, including Caroline, Or Change; RENT (Broadway & Movie) and “Law & Order.” She’s happy singing back-up for Oleta Adams and Patti Austin, and is thrilled to join the cast of Newsies!

Stephen Michael Langton

Stephen Michael Langton – DAVEY

National tour debut! Pace University MT ‘13. Thanks to the creatives, Justin/Telsey+Co, and About Artists. Shout out to my amazingly supportive friends, incomparable family, and the Ussies for being there since day one. Love to Andromeda, from Dad.

Andy Richardson

Andy Richardson – CRUTCHIE

Andy could not be any happier to be back with the Newsies family! Broadway: Newsies (Original Broadway Cast – Romeo, Crutchie), Gypsy starring Patti LuPone, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!. Regional: Sacramento Music Circus, Paper Mill Playhouse. Education: NYU. Love to Mom, Dad, Emmy, Clinton, Thomas, and Maggie. Twitter: @AMRichardson3

Turner Birthisel

Turner Birthisel – LES AT CERTAIN PERFORMANCES

Turner, age 9, is so excited to perform in Newsies.   He has been the featured child performer with the Historic Savannah Theatre cast in over 100 shows since age 5 and played Michael Banks in the regional premiere of Mary Poppins.     Owes his musical talent to his grandfather (music director, symphony player; toured shows like Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma, others.)  Special THANKS to Barry Kolker, his agent and to his parents in supporting his dreams.

Ethan Steiner

Ethan Steiner – LES AT CERTAIN PERFORMANCES

Ethan is 11 years old and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is thrilled to be joining the cast of Newsies for his national tour debut! Recent credits: The Music Man (Winthrop), Caroline, or Change (Noah Gellman) and Pippin (Theo). Ethan would like to thank his siblings – Shira, Oren and Dana – and, of course his parents and grandparents for their endless love and support! Special thanks to Cynthia, Mark, Linda, Jason, Jayme, Jake, and Nancy Carson. Go Blue! www.ethanjsteiner.com

Josh Assor

Josh Assor – SWING, ASSISTANT DANCE CAPTAIN

Broadway: Disney’s Mary Poppins. Other credits include: Mary Poppins 1st National Tour, Wizard of Oz National Tour, West Side Story, Cyrano De Bergerac (Stratford Shakespeare Festival), Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aida. www.joshassorofficial.com

Bill Bateman

Bill Bateman – BUNSEN, STAGE MANAGER, ENSEMBLE, UNDERSTUDY (SNYDER, WIESEL, JACOBI, MAYOR)

Broadway/Off-Broadway: Gypsy: Patti LuPone; Hello, Dolly! (twice); Peter Pan (twice); Bring Back Birdie; The Fantasticks. National Tours: 11. Lucky is the man who loves his work. Member: Actors’ Equity.

Josh Burrage

Josh Burrage – DARCY, ENSEMBLE

Josh is delighted to be making his debut with the national tour of Newsies! He would like to thank his parents, family, and teachers for all the love and support!

Kevin Carolan

Kevin Carolan – ROOSEVELT, ENSEMBLE, UNDERSTUDY (PULITZER), FIGHT CAPTAIN

Broadway: Newsies (Original Cast), The Ritz, Dirty Blonde. Nat’l Tour: Chicago (Amos). Film: “The Rewrite”, “Bear With Us”. Television: “Boardwalk Empire”, “Good Wife”, “The Middle”, “Orange Is The New Black”.?www.kevincarolan.com.

Michael Dameski

Michael Dameski – SCAB, ENSEMBLE

is grateful to be joining the cast of Newsies! Broadway: “Billy Elliot” in Billy Elliot the Musical. Winner of “So You Think You Can Dance” Australia 2014. Shout-out to my amazing family, Disney, Kevin Levine & my mentor, the iconic Paula Abdul.

Nico DeJesus

Nico DeJesus – ROMEO, ENSEMBLE

UCLA Graduate. Dancer on Disney’s “Shake it Up”. Henry on “MTV’s Awkward”. Thanks to God, Family, Telsey and Company, MSA LA, Ms. Rachel, and big bro Jeremy M.

JP Ferreri

JP Ferreri – SWING

Broadway: Newsies (Swing). Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse Newsies (Buttons). Film: Hairspray (Joey). The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Montclair State University. Much love to Mom, Dad, Lori Ann, and Family! @jpferreri

Sky Flaherty

Sky Flaherty – ALBERT, SCAB, ENSEMBLE

Thrilled to be a Newsie!! Broadway: The Grinch. Big Thanks to Richard Hinds, Deborah Zuke Smith, Bruce Winant, Kristin Reeves, Neil Schwartz, Tribe Body, Julianna (CTG), and my inspiring mom, family and friends.

Kaitlyn Frank

Kaitlyn Frank – ENSEMBLE, UNDERSTUDY (KATHERINE)

National Tour: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. NYC: Signature Theatre, Joyce Theatre, City Center, Duke on 42nd. Regional: Café Variations (SITI Company). Thanks to Telsey + Co, Take3, Disney and the team! Shout out to my favorite Jonathan Fenton! Love to Mom, Dad, Em, David Rider, and Mike. www.kaitlynfrank.com

Michael Gorman

Michael Gorman – WIESEL, MR. JACOBI, MAYOR, ENSEMBLE

Broadway/Nat’l Tours: A Chorus Line (Revival), Chicago (Revival), Harrigan ‘n Hart, Copperfield, A Chorus Line (Original Production) Bobby. Regional: years & years. Member: Actors’ Equity.

Stephen Hernandez

Stephen Hernandez – SWING

Stephen is so grateful to be touring with Newsies! Most recently: We Will Rock You (National Tour),Open (Italian Tour), Chuthis. Endless thanks to my family, friends, Telsey+CO, Disney, and bloc for your love and support. @stevohernandez

Meredith Inglesby

Meredith Inglesby – HANNAH, ENSEMBLE, UNDERSTUDY (MEDDA LARKIN)

Broadway: Beauty and the Beast (Babette), The Little Mermaid (Ursula u/s). National Tours:Disney’s On the Record, Little House. Regional: Paper Mill: Little House on the Prairie, Other:Chicago. Television: “Law and Order”.

Devin Lewis

Devin Lewis – MORRIS DELANCEY, ENSEMBLE, UNDERSTUDY (JACK KELLY, DAVEY)

Broadway national tour debut! Thanks to the Disney creatives, Justin/Telsey+Co, and the team at Don Buchwald & Associates. So much love to Robert, KJKTDS, and the ‘rents.  Pace MT ‘15.www.devin-lewis.com @devinlewis7428

James Judy

James Judy – SNYDER, ENSEMBLE, UNDERSTUDY (PULITZER)

Broadway: Into The Woods, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Jekyll & Hyde, A Christmas Carol. National Tours: Deaf West’s Big River, South Pacific. Grateful to Kathy & Sweetpea for being my refuge.

Eric Jon Mahlum

Eric Jon Mahlum – SWING, UNDERSTUDY (ROOSEVELT, SEITZ, SNYDER, WIESEL, JACOBI, MAYOR, BUNSEN, STAGE MANAGER)

Broadway: Wicked. Tours: Young Frankenstein, Joseph…Dreamcoat, The Wizard of Oz. Regional: Goodspeed, Papermill Playhouse, Pittsburgh CLO, KC Starlight, Atlanta Theatre of the Stars, The Arden, Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory. ericjonmahlum.com

Nicholas Masson

Nicholas Masson – MUSH, ENSEMBLE, UNDERSTUDY (CRUTCHIE)

Nicholas is ready to “Seize the Day” in his debut on a professional show. He would like to thank his friends and especially his mom and dad.

Becca Petersen

Becca Petersen – FEMALE SWING, UNDERSTUDY (MEDDA LARKIN, KATHERINE PLUMMER)

Becca is thrilled to be joining Newsies! Credits: MUNY, MTWichita, and NYC developmental lab (Prom). Thanks to Disney, Telsey, Harden-Curtis Associates, BYU, and her wonderful family and friends!

Alex Prakken

Alex Prakken – OSCAR DELANCEY, ENSEMBLE, UNDERSTUDY (JACK KELLY)

Tour debut! Regional: Les Miserables (Marius, MUNY); Next to Normal (Gabe, Farmers Alley). Training: BFA University of Michigan, LAMDA. Thanks to Jeff, Telsey, CGF, Mark, MT15, and, as always, mom and dad.

Jordan Samuels

Jordan Samuels – SPECS, ENSEMBLE

Broadway: Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Dance: Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys of Dance. Thanks to the Newsies creative team, Disney, Telsey, Barry Kolker, Dedra Daniels Mount, all teachers and family for love and support.

Michael Rios

Michael Rios – HENRY, ENSEMBLE

Tours: Hello, Dolly!, CATS, The Wizard of Oz. International: CATS (Mistoffelees) Come Fly With Me (dancer/aerialist). Thanks to the Telsey + Co/Newsies team. Love you Mom, Dad and David. @mj_rios

Daniel Switzer

Daniel Switzer – RACE, UNDERSTUDY (DAVEY)

Tours: Wicked (u/s Boq), Cats (Mungojerrie) Regional: Musical Theatre West, 3-D Theatricals, MUNY. Originally from St. Louis, MO. BFA from Rockford University. Thank you to Jeff, Lou, Telsey, Justin, Craig, BBR, Jodie, Friends and loving Family, especially Mom. @DanyoSwitzer

Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson – SWING, UNDERSTUDY (SEITZ, BUNSEN, STAGE MANAGER), DANCE CAPTAIN

Tours: Cathy Rigby is Peter PanCats. Regional: PCLO, Sac. Music Circus, Casa Manana, Riverside, NYCOpera, La Mirada, DCL. Thanks to Chris, Jeff, Lou, Ricky, Justin and CTG. It takes a village: Sarah, Eloise, Reese, Karma, Patti, Gorman and Bub.

Chaz Wolcott

Chaz Wolcott – SCAB, ENSEMBLE

National Tour: Cats (Mr. Mistoffelees). Regional: Merry-Go-Round, Lyric, Gateway, Fulton, MTWichita, Casa Mañana, Fireside, Gretna. OCU alum. Immeasurable gratitude to the Newsies team & his theatrical family. For Mom, in loving memory of Dad. @dancinchaz

Iain Young

Iain Young – FINCH, ENSEMBLE, UNDERSTUDY (CRUTCHIE)

Thrilled to be joining Newsies on Tour! Broadway: Newsies (Henry) Regional: Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Grand Ole Opry). Thanks to Mom, Dad, Andrew, The Mine, Telsey & Co and the entire creative team. @iainyoung

Anthony Zas

Anthony Zas – ELMER, SPOT CONLON, ENSEMBLE

This is Anthony’s National Tour Debut! New York Theater: Count to Ten (NYMTF), Home for the Holidays (HA!HA! Comedy Club). He would like to thank Barry, Justin, Disney, and all his friends and family!

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