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Disney Theatrical: Jeremy Jordan To Depart NEWSIES; Corey Cott Begins Performances as Jack Kelly on Wed, Sept. 5

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(Tuesday August 14, 2012) - Newsies, the Tony® Award winning new American musical, proudly announces that Corey Cott will become the show's new leading man, Jack Kelly, beginning Wednesday, September 5th.  Cott became the Jack Kelly alternate earlier this month and will continue as alternate until he assumes the role full time.


Left:Jeremy Jordan Photo by Jim Hill                    Right: Corey Cott Photo by Lorenzo Bevilaqua

Jeremy Jordan, who created the role in the show's world premiere production at Paper Mill Playhouse and received Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for his Broadway performance, is scheduled to play his final performance Tuesday, September 4th.  He leaves to work full time on his leading role on NBC's 'Smash.' 

Corey Cott makes his Broadway debut in Newsies just weeks after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama.  His university credits include Suddenly Last Summer, Assassins, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Sweeney Todd, among others. He appeared in several productions at Pittsburgh CLO including Miss Saigon, The Sound of Music and Jesus Christ Superstar and recently in the New York reading of Bare directed by Stafford Arima.

For  more information about Newsies check out Facebook.com/Newsies.