Newsies

August 7 – 13

SEIZE THE DAY!

The cult 1992 film became a smash 2012 Broadway musical, and Newsies now makes its long-awaited Muny premiere. With incredible music by Alan Menken, Newsies reveals the thrilling story of the Newsboy Strike of 1899 – how a bunch of rag tag orphans took on the mighty Joe Pulitzer and nearly brought down the city of New York. Newsies at The Muny is guaranteed to make headlines.

Performances start at 8:15 p.m.


Jack Kelly and his ragtag team of newsboys make a meager living selling newspapers on the city streets. But when the prices of papers are hiked and the newsies are hung out to dry, there is nothing left to do but “open the gates and seize the day!”  Led by Jack and the independent, young newspaper reporter Katherine Plummer, the newsies form a union and organize a strike against mighty Joseph Pulitzer, the greedy publisher of the New York World. Soon all of New York City soon recognizes the power of “the little man.”

Newsies The Musical is a Disney Theatrical Productions stage musical based on the 1992 musical film Newsies. The musical, which made its Broadway debut in 2012, contains songs from the movie as well as several new tunes. Featuring show-stopping dance numbers perfect for the Muny stage, the whole family will be entertained.

Language

The words hell and damn are used several times. The words ass, bastard and crap are each used once.

Violence

The newsies scuffle with the authorities in a few scenes.

Drug/Alcohol Use

None.

Mature Content

One scene contains mild sexual innuendo.

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 Ticket Prices Season* Single Season Savings
 Center Boxes (C-6) $637 $95 4%
 Side Boxes (7-10) $581 $90 8%
 Terrace A (A-M) $448 $74 14%
 Terrace A (N-Y) $329 $58 19%
 Terrace B (A-M) $231 $44 25%
 Terrace B (N-Y) $112 $31 48%
 Terrace C $77 $15 28%
* Season Ticket prices include $7 service fee.

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Cast


JAY ARMSTRONG JOHNSON (Jack Kelly)

can currently be seen on the ABC series Quantico. Broadway: On the Town, Hands on a Hardbody, Catch Me If You Can, Hair. Off-Broadway/New York credits: Candide (NY City Opera), Sweeney Todd (NY Philharmonic), The Most Happy Fella (NY City Center Encores!), Wild Animals You Should Know (MCC), Working (Drama Desk Award; Prospect Theater Co.). Regional: The Last Goodbye (The Old Globe), On the Town (Barrington Stage Co.), 42nd Street (Muny), Hands on a Hardbody (La Jolla Playhouse), Pool Boy (Barrington Stage Co.), Hairspray (Weston Playhouse). Concert: 35mm: A Musical Exhibition. TV/Film: Sex & the City 2, Law & Order: SVU. Jay made his solo cabaret debut at 54 Below last April; the live album is currently available on CD and iTunes. jayarmstrongjohnson.org

DAVIS GAINES (Joseph Pulitzer)

Broadway/National tours: The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera (over 2,000 performances), The Phantom of the Opera (Raoul), Whistle Down the Wind (world premiere), Hello, Dolly!; Camelot, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Off-Broadway: The Death of Von Richthofen (The Public), One Two Three Four Five (Manhattan Theatre Club), Assassins (Playwrights Horizons), The Boys from Syracuse (Encores!) and Forbidden Broadway. Regional: Parade (Mark Taper Forum), Man of La Mancha (Ovation Award), Silence! The Musical (LA Weekly Award), Kiss Me, Kate (Ovation nomination). Film: Warlock: The Armageddon. TV: Sweeney Todd (PBS), Desperate Housewives, Charmed, Chicago Hope, Veronica’s Closet, Bodies of Evidence and Murder, She Wrote.

TESSA GRADY (Katherine Plumber)

is thrilled to be making her Muny debut! Broadway: Dames at Sea (Ruby u/s, Joan u/s), Cinderella (Ella u/s), Annie (Star-to-be). Off and pre-Broadway: The New Yorkers (NY City Center Encores!), Carefree: Dancing with Fred and GingerFirst Wives ClubChasing RainbowsThe AnthemMother Jones. Regional: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie), 42nd Street (Peggy), Next to Normal (Natalie). She has appeared in TV shows such as The King of Queens as well as studio singing work in The Santa Clause 3Fred Claus and the Disney Princess CD series.

TÁREA CAMPBELL (Medda Larkin)

was last seen at The Public Theater in a production of a new play entitled On the Grounds of Belonging. Broadway: Little Shop of Horrors, The Book of Mormon, Leap of Faith, The Lion King (Nala) and Aida (Aida u/s). National tour: Sister Act (Deloris Van Cartier). Regional: Caroline, or Change (Baltimore Centerstage), The Gospel According to Fishman (Signature Theatre, Helen Hayes nomination). TV: Blue Bloods, Law & Order and Whoopi.

DANIEL QUADRINO (Crutchie)

is thrilled to be making his Muny debut and heading back to Newsies Square after understudying the role of Crutchie on Broadway. Other Broadway credits include: Wicked, Bye Bye Birdie. TV: Peter Pan Live! (Lost Boy). Daniel has sold out three solo shows at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York City and received his BFA in musical theatre from Pace University. Daniel would like to thank, as always, Jed, Ashley and the entire KMR family, as well as his Mom and Dad for their constant love and support. @Dannyquad91

SPENCER DAVIS MILFORD (Davey)

is a St. Louis native who has been appearing in productions at The Muny since 2005. Favorite Muny credits include: 42nd Street, Peter Pan, Oliver!; The Wizard of Oz and Jesus Christ Superstar. Broadway: The Winslow Boy (Roundabout Theatre Company). National tours: Billy Elliot, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Off-Broadway: Nibbler (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, world premiere), In Fields Where They Lay (New Ohio Theatre). Regional: Next to Normal (Gabe), Peter and the Starcatcher (Peter), Small Craft Warnings (Bobby), John and Jen (John). This fall, Spencer will be attending graduate school at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

GABREIL CYTRON (Les)


Jordan Beall

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Kyle Coffman

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Beth Crandall

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Dean Andre de Luna

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Sam Faulkner

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Damon J. Gillespie

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Gary Glasgow

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Michael Hoey

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Curtis Holland

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Alex Hayden Miller

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Ben Nordstrom

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Phillip Johnson-Richardson

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Rich Pisarkiewicz

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Jack Sippel

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Gabi Stapula

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Brendon Stimson

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Clay Thomson

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Daryl Tofa

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Matthew Wiercinski

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Thad Turner Wilson

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Creative Team


CHRIS BAILEY (Director/Choreographer)

returns to The Muny after choreographing Into the Woods (2015), My Fair Lady (2015), Tarzan (2014), West Side Story (2013) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (2012). Chris also choreographed the historic opening number of the 2013 Tony Awards and served as assistant choreographer for the 2013 and 2014 Academy Awards. Chris was the associate choreographer for the Broadway revival of Evita; the Broadway productions of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Cry-Baby and Promises, Promises. In London’s West End, Chris choreographed Assassins at the Menier Chocolate Factory and was an associate choreographer for Guys and DollsEvitaOnce in a Lifetime and Candide. Tour credits as choreographer include EvitaThe Wedding Singer (US), Guys and Dolls (UK, Australia) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (UK). Chris was also the movement director for the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Cyrano De Bergerac on Broadway.

MICHAEL HORSLEY (Music Director)

is the music supervisor for The Muny. In his 23 years with The Muny, some of the shows he has conducted include Mamma Mia! (2016), Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (2015), Grease (2014), Mary Poppins (2013), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat and Thoroughly Modern Millie (2012), 42nd Street (1996, 2009), Godspell, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (2000, 2006), Damn Yankees (1998, 2010), Sleeping BeautySingin’ in the Rain and many more. National tours: Thoroughly Modern MillieChicagoCinderella, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Other regional: Roman Holiday (Guthrie Theater), On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (Music Theatre Wichita), Fiddler on the Roof (AMT San Jose), A Chorus Line (Pioneer Theatre Company), The Full Monty (North Carolina Theatre). He has also vocal directed the Christmas Concert Series for the Detroit Symphony, National Symphony and Birmingham Symphony Orchestras. He is on staff as music director for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

MICHAEL SCHWEIKARDT (Scenic Designer)

The Muny: The Music Man, 42nd StreetOklahoma!; Into The Woods, Hello, Dolly!; The Addams Family, Mary Poppins, South Pacific and The King and I. Sets for the musicals Phantom and Marie Antoinette for EMK Productions in Seoul, South Korea; the world premiere of Nobody Loves You and of the new Duncan Sheik/Kyle Jarrow musical Whisper House at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre as well as several musicals by Joe Iconis: Bloodsong of Love at Ars Nova, ReWrite at Urban Stages, The Black Suits at the Public Theater, The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks for Theatreworks USA, Things To Ruin at both the Zipper Factory and Second Stage. Recent credits include the critically acclaimed productions of Show Boat, Annie Get Your Gun, 1776, Big River and Camelot for Goodspeed Musicals, Barnum for the Asolo Rep’s 50th anniversary season, national and international tours of James Taylor’s One Man Band. www.msportfolio.com

LEON DOBKOWSKI (Costume Designer)

For the Muny:  The Wizard of Oz, Mamma Mia, Hairspray, Seussical (St. Louis Theater Circle Award), Tarzan (Judy Award), Spamalot.  Other design credits include Mary Poppins, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Paper Mill Playhouse), South Pacific (Asolo Repertory), The Weir, The Dead 1904 (Irish Rep), The Little Mermaid, Legally Blonde (Music Theatre of Wichita), The Wiz (Maltz Jupiter), Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic (Disney Live), George M. (Westchester Broadway), Romeo and Juliet (Yale Rep), Peter and the Starcatcher (Weston Playhouse), Claudio Quest (NYMF, Outstanding Overall Design).  MFA Yale School of Drama. www.LeonDobkowski.com

JOHN LASITER (Lighting Designer)

Muny: Music Man (2016); Wizard of Oz (2016); My Fair Lady (2015); Oklahoma! (2015); Billy Elliot (2014); Hello, Dolly! (2014); South Pacific (2013); The King and I (2012); Broadway: High starring Kathleen Turner. Off-Broadway: Make Me a Song: The Music of William Finn, Alarm Dog Repertory Company, Blue Light Theatre Company and Music-Theatre Group. Regional: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arena Stage, Arizona Repertory Theatre, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Center Stage (Baltimore), Cincinnati Playhouse, Cleveland Play House, Dallas Theater Center, Florida Stage, George Street Playhouse, Geva Theatre Center, Goodspeed Musicals, Hartford Stage, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, New Mexico Repertory Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, Pioneer Theatre Company, Pittsburgh Public Theater, South Coast Repertory, Syracuse Stage, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Virginia Stage Company. Opera: Eos Orchestra, The Curtis Institute of Music, Glimmerglass Opera, Manhattan School of Music, Opera Delaware, Opera Carolina and Skylight Opera Theatre. For more information, visitwww.johnlasiter.com

JOHN SHIVERS (Sound Designer)

Credits include: The Muny (2015 – 2017 seasons), Pretty Woman (in development), Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour, Kinky Boots (2013 Tony Award recipient), Bonnie & Clyde, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, Sister Act, 9 to 5, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Little Mermaid, Tarzan, In My Life and Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays. International: The Secret, Tarzan, Das Wunder Von Bern, The Lion King (Shanghai) and (Singapore), Regional: Moonshine, Harmony, The Nutty Professor, Tales of the City, Emma, Robin and the 7 Hoods. Associate credits: The Lion King, Mary Poppins, The Producers, Hairspray, Aida, Titanic, How to Succeed in Business… (’95), The Who’s Tommy, Guys and Dolls and The Buddy Holly Story. Other credits: Savion Glover, Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach, Gregory Hines and engineering at Electric Lady Studios. John has a gem of a daughter Ruby.

DAVID PATRIDGE (Sound Designer)

Broadway: Holler If Ya Hear Me, Soul Doctor. US tours: Flashdance, Mamma Mia!; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat. Regional: The Muny – 2015 and 2016 seasons, First Wives Club, Harmony, The Nutty Professor, Emma, Robin and the 7 Hoods, Sammy, Ace, Beauty and the Beast, Singin’ in the Rain, Sweeney Todd, Miss Saigon. Off-Broadway: Gigantic. International tours: Das Wunder von Bern. Associate sound design: Paramour, Kinky Boots, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, Leap of Faith, Bonnie & Clyde, We Will Rock You, Sister Act, Come Fly Away, 9 to 5, The Little Mermaid, Mamma Mia!; Tarzan, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and In My Life. David is a recipient of the Kevin Kline and Suzi Bass awards for Outstanding Sound Design of a Musical.

GREG EMETAZ (Video Designer)

is delighted to be returning to The Muny after designing Mamma Mia! last summer. Other work includes: the world premiere of Bel Canto at Chicago Lyric Opera, Dolores Claiborne at San Francisco Opera, 27Champion and The Golden Ticket at Opera Theatre Saint Louis. He’s also the director of short films Bowes Academy (NC Gay + Lesbian Film Fest Jury award), Get the F K Outta Paris!Death by Omelette (SNCF Prix Du Polar Finalist and Hong Kong Mobile Film Awards Silver Medalist) and music videos Eating 4 Two and Butt Drunk (Friar’s Club special Jury Award, iTVfest Best Director award), co-directed with Amanda DeSimone. He’s created behind-scenes documentaries for Julie Taymor’s The Tempest, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and numerous productions at OTSL.

LEAH J. LOUKAS (Wig Designer)

Muny: The Music Man, 42nd Street, The Wizard of Oz, Holiday Inn, Hairspray, My Fair Lady. Broadway: The Heidi Chronicles, On The Town, A Night with Janis Joplin, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, American Idiot, Irena’s Vow. Off-Broadway: The Royale (Lincoln Center), The Robber Bridegroom (Roundabout), Barbecue, Fortress of Solitude (The Public Theater), Love’s Labour’s Lost, Into the Woods (Shakespeare in the Park series), Heathers: The Musical; Bare: The Musical; Carrie: The Musical; Tribes, Our Lady of Kibeho (Signature Theatre), Ever After, The Little Mermaid (Paper Mill Playhouse), Baskerville (Arena Stage and McCarter Theater), The Second Mrs. Wilson (Long Wharf Theatre). Leah holds a BFA from the University of Cincinnati’s CCM (Theater Design and Production/Makeup and Wig Design).

MATTHEW LACEY (Production Stage Manager)

is thrilled to return to The Muny, having started here 20 years ago with Joseph….  Other favorites include: Beauty and the Beast and Muny premieres of The Little Mermaid, Hairspray and Les Misérables. Matt recently added the largest INDOOR theatre in the world to his credits, the 2016 Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. Broadway: Sunset Boulevard, Waitress, An American in Paris, On the Twentieth Century, Motown the Musical, Ghost the Musical, Relatively Speaking, Arcadia, La Bête, A Little Night Music, Chicago, Urinetown. Tour: Flashdance the Musical. Off-Broadway: Johnny Guitar, Pete ‘n’ Keely, Mnemonic and Stomp. Six years with American Ballet Theatre. Matt is a graduate of The Conservatory at Webster University.