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Disney Newsies on Broadway logo

Broadway's Tony® Award-Winning Smash Hit Musical 

Rehearsals Begin in New York City 

North American Tour to Launch in October

at Proctors in Schenectady 

New York, NY - Disney Theatrical Productions is pleased to announce full casting for the eagerly anticipated North American tour of Broadway's Tony® Award-winning smash hit musical, Disney's NEWSIES.  Rehearsals began on Wednesday, September 3 in New York City in preparation for the first performance on Saturday, October 11 in Schenectady, NY at Proctors.  During its first year of touring in the 2014-15 season, the production will play 25 cities, over 43 weeks.

The production features Dan DeLuca as "Jack Kelly", Steve Blanchard as "Joseph Pulitzer", Stephanie Styles as "Katherine", Angela Grovey as "Medda Larkin", Jacob Kemp as "Davey", Zachary Sayle as "Crutchie", and Vincent Crocilla and Anthony Rosenthal alternating the role of "Les."

Rounding out the cast are Mark Aldrich, Josh Assor, Evan Autio, Bill Bateman, Joshua Michael Burrage, Kevin Carolan, DeMarius Copes, Benjamin Cook, Julian DeGuzman, Nico De Jesus, Sky Flaherty, Steve Greenstein, Jon Hacker, Jeff Heimbrock, Stephen Hernandez, James Judy, Meredith Inglesby, Eric John Mahlum, Ginna Claire Mason, Michael Ryan, Jordan Samuels, Jack Sippel, Melissa Steadman Hart, Andrew Wilson and Chaz Wolcott.    


.  The Touring Cast of Newsies
Photo courtesy of Disney Theatrical Productions. Photographed at New 42nd Street® Studios

NEWSIES, the new American musical, features a Tony® Award-winning score with music by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, a book by four-time Tony® Award winner Harvey Fierstein and is produced by Disney Theatrical Productions. NEWSIES is directed by Tony® nominee Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, who won a 2012 Tony Award® for his work.  The entire creative team is reuniting to bring the break-out smash musical to audiences across North America. 

The Newsies Tour Company listen intently to the Tour Director, Jeff Calhoun
Jeff Calhoun (Director) and Newsies Tour Company
Photo courtesy of Disney Theatrical Productions. Photographed at New 42nd Street® Studios

NEWSIES is inspired by the real-life 'Newsboy Strike of 1899,' when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers. 

The stage version introduces seven brand-new songs by the original team of Menken and Feldman while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including 'Carrying the Banner, 'Seize the Day,' 'King of New York' and 'Santa Fe.'  

Actors Dan Deluca, Stephanie Styles and Angela Grovey talk about their new roles in Disneys Newsies Tour
Dan DeLuca (Jack Kelly) Stephanie Styles (Katherine) & Angela Grovey (Medda Larkin)
Photo courtesy of Disney Theatrical Productions. Photographed at New 42nd Street® Studios

Since the film's 1992 theatrical release and subsequent DVD release, NEWSIES has grown into a cult phenomenon, and for years had been the single most requested title of all the Disney musical films not yet adapted for the stage.  (The film featured a screenplay by Bob Tzudiker & Noni White (Tarzan, 102 Dalmatians).)

 For more information, visit NewsiesTheMusical.com/Tour, Facebook.com/Newsies and Twitter.com/Newsies.