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Ben Platt & Ben Fankhauser to Star in Developmental Reading of Ryan Scott Oliver’s We Foxes Musical

Ben Platt & Ben Fankhauser to Star in Developmental Reading of Ryan Scott Oliver’s We Foxes Musical

Ben Platt (Book of Mormon) and Ben Fankhauser (Newsies) will appear in a reading of Ryan Scott Oliver’s latest musical We Foxes. Directed by Mike Donahue, the workshop will take place as part of the York Theatre Developmental Reading Series on September 12 at Saint Peter’s on 54th street in New York City.

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What's Happening at 54 Below? Newsboys, Former Pageant Girls & More Take the Stage

What's Happening at 54 Below? Newsboys, Former Pageant Girls & More Take the Stage

We may be entering the last third of summer, but our favorite Broadway stars continue to heat up the stage at 54 Below. Take a look below at just some of the supper club's recently announced sets. From tappers to crooners, sopranos to rockers and a tribute to an icon, the intimate Broadway hotspot is the place to be.  ...

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A Mighty Fine Life! Eight Original Newsies Cast Members Remember Their Extraordinary Broadway Journey

A Mighty Fine Life! Eight Original Newsies Cast Members Remember Their Extraordinary Broadway Journey

After more than 1,000 pirouetting, pape-hawking performances on Broadway, Disney's Newsies will close August 24—and there are eight newsboys who have been carrying the banner from the very beginning. Below, original Broadway cast members Ben Fankhauser, Andy Richardson, Aaron Albano, Tommy Bracco, Michael Fatica, Evan Kasprzak, Jack Scott and Brendon Stimson look back on their extraordinary journey in Broadway's  ...

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Extra, Extra! Newsies Will Close on Broadway; National Tour in the Works

Extra, Extra! Newsies Will Close on Broadway; National Tour in the Works

Newsies will play its final performance at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre on August 24. Directed by Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, at time of closing the production will have run 1005 performances; it had originally been intended to run for 101.

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Extra, Extra! Jeremy Greenbaum Makes Broadway Debut as Newsies’ Davey

Extra, Extra! Jeremy Greenbaum Makes Broadway Debut as Newsies’ Davey

It’s time for a Broadway newcomer to stare down the odds and seize the day! Jeremy Greenbaum will make his Main Stem debut when he steps into the role of Davey in the Tony-winning musical Newsies beginning April 1. Greenbaum will play the role temporarily through May 18, stepping in for original cast member Ben Fankhauser.

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Corey Cott & the Boys of Broadway's Newsies Chill Out at Disney's Frozen Movie Screening

Corey Cott & the Boys of Broadway's Newsies Chill Out at Disney's Frozen Movie Screening
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On November 14, Broadway headed to the movies! Corey Cott, Ben Fankhauser, Andy Richardson and more from the cast of Broadway's Newsies headed to the Regal Stadium Theatre in Union Square to see a preview screening of Disney's new animated feature film Frozen. Featuring the unmistakable voice talents of some Broadway's best, including Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad and ...

Will Newsies Hawk Papes at London's Piccadilly Theatre?

Will Newsies  Hawk Papes at London's Piccadilly Theatre?

The producers of Disney's Newsies are getting closer to carrying their banner to a prestige venue in London's West End. According to the U.K.'s Daily Mail, Disney is trying to secure either the Piccadilly or the Savoy theaters for the musical's planned spring 2014 transfer. A home could be announced next week.

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Caissie Levy and Will Swenson Sing a Murder Ballad & Steve Kazee is a Southern Gent in This Week's Datebook

Caissie Levy and Will Swenson Sing a Murder Ballad & Steve Kazee is a Southern Gent in This Week's Datebook

May has arrived, which means that there's a whole month of fun and exciting theatrical events ahead of us! Read on to see what we've picked as the cream of the crop from the week ahead, including the off-Broadway openings of Nikolai and the Others and A Family For All Occasions and a slew of stars bringing their talents to ...

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That's Rich! The Newsies Company Celebrates a Fabulous First Broadway Birthday

That's Rich! The Newsies Company Celebrates a Fabulous First Broadway Birthday
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Looks like a headline-making day at Broadway’s Newsies! Director Jeff Calhoun and his creative team members Harvey Fierstein (book), Alan Menken (music), Jack Feldman (lyrics) and Christopher Gattelli (choreography) returned to the Nederlander Theatre on March 28 to celebrate their hit show's one year anniversary on the Great White Way. To mark the occasion, the creative team and the company enjoyed ...

Caissie Levy, Corey Cott, Jay Armstrong Johnson & More Set For Broadway Sings Stevie Wonder Concert

Caissie Levy, Corey Cott, Jay Armstrong Johnson & More Set For Broadway Sings Stevie Wonder Concert

A slew of stage stars including Caissie LevyNewsiesCorey Cott and Hands on a Hardbody’s Jay Armstrong Johnson will lend their talents to Broadway Sings Stevie Wonder. The one-night-only event will take place at Le Poisson Rouge on April 14.

Joining Levy, Cott and Johnson for the musical tribute are Keala Settle (Hands on a Hardbody ...

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Tina Fey Gets Mean, Taye Diggs Fights Crime & More Lessons of the Week

Tina Fey Gets Mean, Taye Diggs Fights Crime & More Lessons of the Week

As we prepare to say sayonara to another week on the Great White Way, we're looking back at some of the headlines that really grabbed our attention this week. From Taye Diggs’ home invasion to the surprising music Barry Manilow uses for inspiration, this week was full of WTF moments. Read on below to recount these stories and more.


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Game Night! Susan Blackwell Plays to Win with Newsies' Corey Cott, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Kara Lindsay & Ben Fankhauser

Game Night! Susan Blackwell Plays to Win with Newsies' Corey Cott, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Kara Lindsay & Ben Fankhauser

Susan Blackwell crashes Newsies’ weekly game night. See her play Broadway-themed guessing games with stars, Corey Cott, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Kara Lindsay and Ben Fankhauser.

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Watch Corey Cott & the Newsies Gang Take Disney's Magic Kingdom By Storm

Watch Corey Cott & the Newsies Gang Take Disney's Magic Kingdom By Storm

It wasn't quite a white Christmas for Corey Cott and his Newsies gang as the talented crew headed down to sunny Florida to celebrate the holidays at Disney's Magic Kingdom. The boys made the famed theme park their personal playground as they ran around selling papes to perform the tune "Carrying the Banner" at the Disney Parks Christmas parade. The guys ...

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Newsies' Dashing Dancers Spiff Up to Receive Actors’ Equity Outstanding Chorus Award

Newsies' Dashing Dancers Spiff Up to Receive Actors’ Equity Outstanding Chorus Award

The charming boys of Newsies surely cleaned up well when the talented cast showed up to receive a coveted award from Actors’ Equity Association award on November 27. The pape-slingin’ ensemble received AEA’s sixth annual Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus, the only accolade of its kind dedicated to the chorus members of a Broadway musical ...

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King of New York, Episode 8: Newsies’ Corey Cott Preps for His ‘VIP’ TV Debut and Encounters Britney Spears

King of New York, Episode 8: Newsies’ Corey Cott Preps for His ‘VIP’ TV Debut and Encounters Britney Spears

Corey Cott brings fans behind the scenes during Newsies appearance on Dancing with the Stars. See how the group preps and get their reactions after they run into pop legend Britney Spears.

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Join Andrew Keenan-Bolger & Corey Cott for a Pillow Fight During the Newsies Guys' Trip to L.A.

Join Andrew Keenan-Bolger & Corey Cott for a Pillow Fight During the Newsies Guys' Trip to L.A.

Newsies’ resident filmmaker Andrew Keenan-Bolger captured all the rowdy fun during the guys’ recent cross-country field trip to perform on Dancing with the Stars. As Corey Cott, Ben Fankhauser, Ryan Steele and the Newsies boys headed to Los Angeles, they spent their time rehearsing in the airport, having a massive pillow fight and showing off their football skills. Click ...

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Watch Corey Cott and His Newsies Buddies ‘Seize the Day’ on Dancing with the Stars

Watch Corey Cott and His Newsies Buddies ‘Seize the Day’ on Dancing with the Stars

The Dancing with the Stars ballroom was invaded by a group of high-kicking street urching on November 13 as Corey Cott, Ben Fankhauser, Andrew Keenan-Bolger and the boys of Newsies took the stage to perform the rousing anthem “Seize the Day.” The number's acrobatic choreography, incredible back-flips and Ryan Steele’s killer twirling solo brought the Dancing with the Stars crowd to ...

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King of New York, Episode 5: Corey Cott Shows Off the Newsies Cast’s Hidden Talents

King of New York, Episode 5: Corey Cott Shows Off the Newsies Cast’s Hidden Talents

In the latest installment of The King of New York, Newsies star Corey Cott exposes his castmates hidden talents. See Kara Lindsay screech, Ben Fankhauser perform magic and much, much more!

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King of New York, Episode 2: Newsies’ Corey Cott Gets Down with Dance Parties, Back Flips and #SIP

King of New York, Episode 2: Newsies’ Corey Cott Gets Down with Dance Parties, Back Flips and #SIP

For his second episode of the King of New York vlog, Newsies star Corey Cott brings fans inside the dressing rooms of his co-stars. From dance parties to #SIP, find out how the gang spends their Saturdays.

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Newsboys Vs. Old Man: Corey Cott & Newsies Co-Stars Catch The Old Man and the Old Moon

Newsboys Vs. Old Man: Corey Cott & Newsies Co-Stars Catch The Old Man and the Old Moon
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It was Carnegie Mellon reunion on September 27 when alum Corey Cott (who currently headlines Disney’s hot musical Newsies) headed downtown to see his college buddies, the PigPen Theatre Company. PigPen (an international Fringe Festival favorite) has an exciting new show, The Old Man and the Old Moon, playing at The Gym at Judson. The off-Broadway odyssey features puppetry ...

Photo Exclusive! Birthday Parties, Costume Changes & More Backstage Fun at Newsies

Photo Exclusive! Birthday Parties, Costume Changes & More Backstage Fun at Newsies
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The acrobatic and talented cast of Newsies gives it their all eight times a week at the Nederlander Theatre. But before they seize the stage, this company of friends unwinds together, gets silly and performs some pre-show rituals. The Newsies crew recently invited Broadway.com photographer Jenny Anderson backstage to capture life behind the scenes at their hit show. From ...

Corey Cott Shows Off His Newsies Costumes & Shares His Surprising Bond With Two Broadway Co-Stars

Corey Cott Shows Off His Newsies Costumes & Shares His Surprising Bond With Two Broadway Co-Stars

Only a couple months after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, Correy Cott is making his Broadway debut in Disney’s powerhouse musical Newsies. Beginning September 5, Cott assumes the starring role of Jack Kelly, an artistic newsboy at the center of Newsboy Strike of 1899. For Cott, the role will reunite him with his former Carnegie Mellon classmate Kara Lindsay as ...

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Newsies Got Swag! Watch Ryan Breslin and the Newsies Crew's New Rap Music Video

Newsies Got Swag! Watch Ryan Breslin and the Newsies Crew's New Rap Music Video

Who knew rap was so popular among street kids in the late 19th century! Newsies star Andrew Keenan-Bolger is back behind the camera, this time directing a brand new rap music video called “Newsies Got Swag.” Written and performed by Keenan-Bolger’s cast mate Ryan “Bresident” Breslin, the video features Breslin showing off his incredibly speedy rhyming skills ...

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Watch Jeremy Jordan Show Off His Broadway.com Audience Choice Award as the Newsies Cast Shares Fave Fan Gifts

Watch Jeremy Jordan Show Off His Broadway.com Audience Choice Award as the Newsies Cast Shares Fave Fan Gifts

Jeremy Jordan, Andrew Keenan-Bolger and the cast of Newsies invited cameras backstage to show off a few of their prized possessions—gifts from their biggest fans, lovingly known as “Fansies.” While the cast members displayed everything from Chinese peanut butter, baby Swiss cheese, homemade trading cards, bowling pins, and more, Jordan’s fave fan gift made us happiest of all. The ...

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Enjoy Summer with Newsies’ Andrew Keenan-Bolger and His Pals Ryan Steele, Matt Doyle and More

Enjoy Summer with Newsies’ Andrew Keenan-Bolger and His Pals Ryan Steele, Matt Doyle and More

What do the Newsies guys do when they are not striking, dancing and wowing audiences at the Nederlander Theatre? Enjoy summer like everyone else! The multi-talented Andrew Keenan-Bolger, who plays Crutchie in the hit musical, has created a new video chronicling his fun-filled summer of 2012. Highlights include a game of duck, duck, goose in Bryant Park, a hip house ...

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