The Bowery queen is back! Original Newsies star Capathia Jenkins returns to the role of Medda Larkin beginning July 15 at the Nederlander Theatre. Jenkins steps in for LaVon Fisher-Wilson, who played her final performance in the Alan Menken, Jack Feldman and Harvey Fierstein tuner on July 13. Jenkins will appear in the show through its final performance on August 24.
In addition to Newsies, Jenkins' Broadway credits include Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Caroline, or Change, The Look of Love and The Civil War.
Based on the 1992 Disney film of the same name, Newsies follows a young New York City newsboy who leads a group of orphans in a protest against Joseph Pulitzer, William Randolph Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers. The musical took home two Tonys in 2012: Best Score and Best Choreography. In addition to Jenkins, the cast currently includes Corey Cott, John Dossett, Liana Hunt, Ben Fankhauser and Andy Richardson.