September 4–October 20, 2019

When newspaper prices go up, delivery boy Jack Kelly organizes a strike to fight back.

STRAIGHT FROM THE HEADLINES of turn of the century New York comes the true story that had Broadway roaring before it even opened. Featuring unforgettable songs audiences have fallen in love with again and again and a story that will make you want to stand up and cheer, Newsies is the perfect show to open up our ninth season.

High in the skyscrapers of New York City, Joseph Pulitzer is plotting a way to increase the revenue of his declining newspaper; while down in the streets, newsboys hawk papers on corners barely making enough to survive. When Pulitzer raises the price of the paper, delivery boy Jack Kelly organizes a strike to show Pulitzer and his gang of cronies they’re not going to be pushed into the gutter.

Based on the 1992 movie, Newsies is a rousing musical nominated for 8 Tony Awards, winning Best Choreography and Best Score. Featuring music from Alan Menken, the 8-time Oscar-winning genius behind scores from some of the most popular Disney films of all time, including AladdinThe Little Mermaid, Pocahontas and Beauty and the BeastNewsies is refreshing, inspirational and a huge feel-good show for the whole family. Want good news? Then you want Newsies.

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Meet the Team

Artistic Team

Jim Corti


Paramount Theatre’s Artistic Director and 8-time Jeff Award winner

Joshua Blake Carter


Tom Vendafreddo

Music Director & Conductor

William Boles

Scenic Designer

Jordan Ross

Costume Designer

Victoria Bain

Lighting Designer

Adam Rosenthal

Sound Designer

Joe Burke

Projection Designer

Katie Cordts

Wig, Hair & Makeup Designer

Ethan Deppe

Electronic Music Designer

Susan Gosdick

Dialect Coach

Bobby Wilhelmson

Fight Choreographer

Matthew McMullen *

Stage Manager

Maegan Burnell *

Assistant Stage Manager

Trent Stork

Associate Director

Sam Groisser

Assistant Music Director & Associate Conductor


Alex Prakken *

Jack Kelly

making Paramount Theatre debut

Nathaniel Buescher


previously in Newsies

Justine Cameron

Katherine Plumber

making Paramount Theatre debut

Michael Ehlers *


previously in Legally Blonde, Elf, The Little Mermaid, Hairspray, Newsies, and Rock of Ages

Jerica Exum *

Medda Larkin (September 4-October 7)

previously in Newsies

Daniel Font-Wilets


previously in Newsies

Michael Kurowski *


previously in Once and understudy in Million Dollar Quartet

Koray Tarhan


making Paramount Theatre debut

Bret Tuomi *

Joseph Pulitzer

previously in Annie

Tom Avery

Buttons, Scab

making Paramount Theatre debut

Anthony Avino *


previously in Newsies

Katherine Lee Bourné *

Nun, Woman, Bowery Beauty, u/s Medda (September 4-October 7) Medda Larkin (October 9-20)

previously in Newsies

Joe Capstick *

Tommy Boy, Scab

making Paramount Theatre debut

Grant Carriker


making Paramount Theatre debut

Kevin Corbett

Morris Delancey, Darcy

making Paramount Theatre debut

Ann Delaney *

Nun, Hannah, Bowery Beauty, u/s Katherine

previously in Into the Woods and Newsies

Jordan De Leon *

Henry, u/s Davey

making Paramount Theatre debut

Vasily Deris *

Weisel, Mayor

previously in Kinky Boots, The Secret of My Success, Newsies and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Evan C. Dolan *

Race, u/s Crutchie

previously in Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, and Sweeney Todd

Ryan Dooley

Bunsen, SM, Camera Man, Goon

making Paramount Theatre debut

Neil Friedman *

Nunzio, Mr. Jacobi, Roosevelt, Goon, u/s Pulitzer

previously in Newsies

John Gurdian

Seitz, Policeman, Guard, u/s Delancey Brothers, Weisel, Mayor, Snyder, Nunzio, Mr. Jacobi, Roosevelt, Bunsen, Man, Stage Manager, Camera Man

making Paramount Theatre debut

Luke Halpern


previously in Newsies

Christopher Kelley *


previously in Cinderella, Kinky Boots, Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, The Producers and The Wizard of Oz

Ivory Leonard IV


previously in Newsies and The Producers

Jarais Musgrove


making Paramount Theatre debut

Nich O’Neil


previously in Newsies and The Wizard of Oz

Jessica Palkovic


previously in The Wizard of Oz and Cabaret

Drew Porrett


making Paramount Theatre debut

Haley Jane Schafer *

Nun, Woman, Bowery Beauty (October 9-20)

previously in The Secret of My Success, Newsies, The Producers, Elf, The Little Mermaid and Mamma Mia!

Ken Singleton *

Oscar Delancey, Bill, Man, u/s Jack

previously in Newsies

Jonny Stein *

Finch, Spot Conlon

previously in Mary Poppins, West Side Story, The Who’s Tommy and Cats

Travis Austin Wright *

Jo Jo, Scab

previously in The Secret of My Success, Newsies and The Wizard of Oz

* indicates member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)
† indicates member of United Scenic Artists (USA)
‡ indicates member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC)

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Behind the Scenes

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