Liana Hunt will seize the day! The actress is set to replace Kara Lindsay in the Newsies as leading lady Katherine Plumber starting February 3. As previously reported, Lindsay, who originated the role, will play her last performance on February 2.
Hunt is currently an ensemble member in Newsies. Her stage credits include Sophie in Mamma Mia! on Broadway as well as the national tour. Other credits include Les Miserables and Beauty and the Beast.
Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies follows Jack Kelly (Corey Cott), a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged boys, who dreams of a better life far from the hardships of the streets. When publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike.
In addition to Lindsay and Cott, Newsies currently stars John Dossett as Joseph Pulitzer, Ben Fankhauser as Davey and LaVon Fisher-Wilson as Medda and features music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman and a book by Kinky Boots' Harvey Fierstein.