Disney’s Newsies • August 8 – 20

Inspired by the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, Newsies is the rousing tale of a ragged band of teenaged “newsies,” who dream of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. Jack Kelly (Jonnie Carpathios – the Barn’s newest Equity member) becomes the leader who rallies the newsies from across the city to take a stand and strike against the most powerful publishers in the country. Their cause becomes even bigger than any of the newsies imagined when they realize they’re fighting for all the children working in unfair and unsafe conditions across the nation. Rounding out the cast are guest artist Richard Marlatt as Joseph Pulitzer, third-year apprentice Kasady Kwiatkowska as Katherine, first-year apprentice Justin M. Roth as Crutchie, third-year apprentice Nick Barakos as Davey and many of the Barn’s talented resident company.  High-energy with non-stop thrills, the stage version introduces eight brand-new songs by the original team of Menken and Feldman while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including Watch What Happens, Seize the Day, King of New York and Santa Fe. You’ll be rooting from your seats in this David & Goliath musical triumph! View the full cast list below.

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Based on the Disney film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White
Originally produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions


“An exhilarating jolt of energy!” – NY DAILY NEWS

Backstage Xperience production – August 10, 11, 16, 17, 18

Newsies Cast List. Click Here for Bios

Jack Kelly – Jonnie Carpathios*
Crutchie – Justin M. Roth
Davey – Nick Barakos
Les –  Braeden Davis, Henry Doan
Spot Conlon/Policeman – Luke Ragotzy*
Race – Alex Crossland
Albert – Jamey Grisham*
Specs – Jabri Johnson
Finch – Patrick Hill
Rome – John Culbertson
Elmer –  Chase Gray
Mush/Buttons/Jo Jo – Evan Benjamin
Sniper – Andrew Trosky
Tommy Boy – Ben Greiner
Mike –  Carter Spring
Ike – Henry Doan
Wiesel/SM/Mayor of New York – Eric Parker*
Morris Delancey – William Dunn
Oscar Delancey – Eric Fredrickson
Snyder – Charlie King*
Joseph Pulitzer –  Richard Marlatt*

Seitz – John Jay Espino*
Bunsen/Brooklyn Newsie – Brandon Mancuso
Nunzio/Guard/Policeman/Gov. Teddy Roosevelt – Hans Friedrichs*
Guard/Second Policeman – Brendan Ragotzy*
Darcy –  Lindsay Powers
Bill – Jamey Grisham*
Mrs Jacobi – Dani Apple
Brooklyn Newsies – Brandon Mancuso, Quinn Moran, Andrew Statler, Andrea Arvanigian, Abbey Brooks, Lindsay Powers, Rachel Mahar, Hannah Faith Stevens
Nuns – Dani Apple, Carly Dieck, Rachel Mahar
Katherine Plumber –  Kasady Kwiatkowska
Medda Larkin – Samantha Rickard*
Hannah – Gabi Shook
Bowery Beauties –  Andrea Arvanigian, Lindsay Powers, Rachel Mahar, Audrey Morton
Woman Newspaper Customer – Andrea Arvanigian
Wardrobe Lady – Carly Dieck
Deli Girls –  Andrea Arvanigian, Abbey Brooks, Lindsay Powers, Rachel Mahar, Hannah Faith Stevens


View Dinner Menus for Newsies here 


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