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Medda's Back in the Building! Capathia Jenkins Returns to Broadway's Newsies

Medda's Back in the Building! Capathia Jenkins Returns to Broadway's Newsies

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 ...

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That’s Rich! Original Newsies Star Capathia Jenkins Will Return Prior to Show’s Final Broadway Bow

That’s Rich! Original Newsies Star Capathia Jenkins Will Return Prior to Show’s Final Broadway Bow

She's healthy, she's wealthy, she's wise! Original Newsies star Capathia Jenkins tweeted that she will return to the musical as vaudeville showgirl Medda Larkin and a source close to the production has confirmed that she will begin performances on July 15. Jenkins originally left the Disney tuner on September 9, 2012. The role is currently played by ...

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Tom Hanks, Stephanie J. Block, Capathia Jenkins and More Help the Homeless for Sleep Out: Broadway Edition

Tom Hanks, Stephanie J. Block, Capathia Jenkins and More Help the Homeless for Sleep Out: Broadway Edition

Tony nominee Stephanie J. Block will join forces with Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Capathia Jenkins and composers Neil Berg and Frank Wildhorn for Sleep Out: Broadway Edition on August 19.

Block, Jenkins, Berg and Wildhorn serve as the executive committee (alongside honorary co-chairs Hanks and Wilson) for the Broadway arm of Covenant House’s Sleep Out program, which involves a ...

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Capathia Jenkins Sets Departure Date from Newsies

Capathia Jenkins Sets Departure Date from Newsies

Capathia Jenkins will depart Disney’s Tony-nominated production of Newsies on September 9, according to her Twitter page. Jenkins originated the role of vaudeville showgirl Medda Larkin in the show's Broadway mounting. No announcement has been made for a replacement for Jenkins.

Newsies features the 1992 movie's original music, as well as additional songs by Oscar-winning composer Alan ...

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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 ...

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From Singing Muffins to Pioneers, Newsies' Kara Lindsay Shares What She Loves in Her Dressing Room

From Singing Muffins to Pioneers, Newsies' Kara Lindsay Shares What She Loves in Her Dressing Room

Newsies star Kara Lindsay invited Broadway.com inside her dressing room at the Nederlander Theatre to see what keeps her energized, the inspiration for her character Katherine and, of course, her fabulous dressing roommate Capathia Jenkins.

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Newsies' Capathia Jenkins on Being a 'Mama' to Her Young Co-Stars

Newsies' Capathia Jenkins on Being a 'Mama' to Her Young Co-Stars

As Medda Larkin in Disney’s hit musical NewsiesCapathia Jenkins is is both a glamorous vaudeville star and friend to the newsboys, especially their outlaw leader, Jack Kelly (Jeremy Jordan). During a recent chat with Broadway.com, the talented actress couldn’t help but gush about her maternal role at the Nederlander Theatre.

“I have an absolute blast doing ...

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Tony-Nominated Musical Newsies Now Playing an Open-Ended Run on Broadway

Tony-Nominated Musical Newsies Now Playing an Open-Ended Run on Broadway

Disney’s eight-time Tony-nominated musical Newsies will now play an open-ended Broadway run with its original Broadway company. Directed by Jeff Calhoun, the musical was initially scheduled to close on August 19. Starring Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan, Newsies opened at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre on March 29.

Newsies features the movie's original music as well as additional songs by ...

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Check Out Jeremy Jordan and the Cast of Newsies in the Recording Studio

Check Out Jeremy Jordan and the Cast of Newsies in the Recording Studio

Newsies fans have another reason to rejoice! MTV has created a truly terrific video that brings Fansies behind the scenes and on the stage with Jeremy Jordan, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Ben Fankhauser and the boys of Newsies. The music video offers montages from the hit musical mixed with footage of the guys in the recording studio laying down the Newsies power ...

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A Newsworthy Celebration! The Newsies Gypsy Robe Ceremony

A Newsworthy Celebration! The Newsies Gypsy Robe Ceremony
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Before Disney’s Newsies, based on the 1992 film of the same name, opened on March 29 at the Nederlander Theater, stars Jeremy JordanKara Lindsay, and the rest of the company gathered around as ensemble member Aaron J. Albano was awarded with the fabled Gypsy Robe. The ritual, which started in 1950 when Bill Bradley, in the chorus of ...

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