Thursday, October 2, 2014

NEWSIES:the Musical

Casting has been announced for Philadelphia’s limited engagement (Oct 28-Nov 2) of Disney’s NEWSIES which will introduce the 2014-2015 Broadway Philadelphia season, presented collaboratively by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and The Shubert Organization.  Featured performers are Dan DeLucca as “Jack Kelly”, Steve Blanchard as “Joseph Pulitzer,” Stephanie Styles.” as “Katharine,” Angela Grovey as “Medda Larkin,” Jacob Kemp as “Davey," Zachary Sayle as “Crutchie” and Vincent Crocilla and Anthony Rosenthal alternating the role of “Les.” Completing the cast are twenty-five talented ensemble members. 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 publishing giants Joseph Pulitzer, and other powerful publishers.  Set in New York City at the turn of the century, NEWSIES is the inspiring tale of Jack Kelly, a captivating newsboy and leader of a rag-tag band of teenaged “newsies” who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship he meets on the streets.  When publishing giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise their distribution prices at the boys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right. While on Broadway, NEWSIES became the highest grossing show of the 2011-2012 season.  In Philadelphia, it will play at the Academy of Music from October 28 through November 2 Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm; Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm; Sunday evening at 6:30 pm with a Saturday matinee at 2:00 pm and a Sunday matinee at 1:00 pm. Tickets are available by calling 215-731-3333; visiting online at; at the Kimmel Center Box Office, Broad and Spruce Sts or at the Academy of Music box office, Broad and Locust Sts (during performances only). Orders for groups of 10 or more may be placed by calling 215-790-5883 or 866-276-2947.

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