September 4–October 20, 2019
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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

Director

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

Joshua Blake Carter

Choreographer

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

Jesse Gaffney

Properties 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

Cast

Alex Prakken *

Jack Kelly

making Paramount Theatre debut

Nathaniel Buescher

Les

making Paramount Theatre debut

Justine Cameron

Katherine Plumber

making Paramount Theatre debut

Michael Ehlers *

Snyder

previously in Legally Blonde, Elf, The Little Mermaid and Hairspray

Jerica Exum

Medda Larkin (September 4-October 7)

making Paramount Theatre debut

Daniel Font-Wilets

Les

making Paramount Theatre debut

Michael Kurowski *

Crutchie

previously in Once and understudy in Million Dollar Quartet

Koray Tarhan

Davey

making Paramount Theatre debut

Bret Tuomi *

Joseph Pulitzer

previously in Annie

Tom Avery

Buttons, Scab

making Paramount Theatre debut

Anthony Avino *

Mush

making Paramount Theatre debut

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

Romeo

making Paramount Theatre debut

Kevin Corbett

Morris Delancey, Darcy

making Paramount Theatre debut

Ann Delaney

Nun, Hannah, Bowery Beauty, u/s Katherine

making Paramount Theatre debut

Jordan De Leon *

Henry, u/s Davey

making Paramount Theatre debut

Vasily Deris

Weisel, Mayor

previously in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Evan C. Dolan

Race, u/s Crutchie

previously in Newsies and Sweeney Todd

Ryan Dooley

Bunsen, SM, Camera Man, Goon

making Paramount Theatre debut

Neil Lee Friedman *

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

making Paramount Theatre debut

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

Swing

making Paramount Theatre debut

Christopher John Kelley *

Specs

previously in Newsies, The Producers and The Wizard of Oz

Ivory Leonard IV

Elmer

previously in Newsies and The Producers

Jarais Musgrove

Splasher

making Paramount Theatre debut

Nich O’Neil

Albert

previously in Newsies and The Wizard of Oz

Jessica Palkovic

Swing

previously in The Wizard of Oz and Cabaret

Drew Porrett

Mike

making Paramount Theatre debut

Haley Jane Schafer

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

previously in The Producers, The Little Mermaid and Mamma Mia!

Ken Singleton

Oscar Delancey, Bill, Man, u/s Jack

making Paramount Theatre debut

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 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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