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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 Menken and lyricist ...

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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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See Newsies Star Jeremy Jordan’s Dangerous New Look on the Smash Set with Katharine McPhee

See Newsies Star Jeremy Jordan’s Dangerous New Look on the Smash Set with Katharine McPhee

On August 17, Jeremy Jordan and his new co-star Katharine McPhee took to the streets in New York City’s Flatiron District to film a smoldering scene for season two of the hit NBC series Smash. The Newsies star, who sports a rough, new look complete with a cut on his upper lip and a sinister-looking glare, cozies up to ...

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Check Out Newsies’ New Star Corey Cott Performing ‘Santa Fe’ and ‘Something To Believe In’

 Check Out Newsies’ New Star Corey Cott Performing ‘Santa Fe’ and ‘Something To Believe In’

Newcomer Corey Cott is living the dream: The recent college grad will make his Broadway debut as Jack Kelly in Disney’s blockbuster Broadway musical Newsies. Cott assumes the starring role from Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan on September 5, and while those are big shoes to fill, it seems like Cott has it covered. In the two videos below, Cott performs ...

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Newcomer Corey Cott to Replace Tony Nominee Jeremy Jordan in Newsies

Newcomer Corey Cott to Replace Tony Nominee Jeremy Jordan in Newsies

Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan has set a September 4 departure date from Broadway’s Newsies to work fulltime on the NBC series Smash. Jordan will be replaced by recent college graduate Corey Cott, who will make his Broadway debut as Jack Kelly on September 5. Newsies continues to run at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre.

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That's Rich! Newsies' Capathia Jenkins on the 'Gift' of Performing Showstopping Numbers by Oscar and Tony Winners

That's Rich! Newsies' Capathia Jenkins on the 'Gift' of Performing Showstopping Numbers by Oscar and Tony Winners

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Capathia Jenkins may not always have the biggest part in a musical, but this big-voiced diva only needs one number to stop the show. The actress first burst onto the Broadway scene in 1999 in The Civil War and soon found herself center stage in Caroline, or Change and Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me. In the latter ...

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Get a First Look at Newsies' Jeremy Jordan and Katharine McPhee on the Steamy Set of Smash

Get a First Look at Newsies' Jeremy Jordan and Katharine McPhee on the Steamy Set of Smash

The streets of Hell’s Kitchen were steamier than usual on July 30 as Jeremy Jordan headed out on location to film a scene opposite Katharine McPhee for the upcoming second season of Smash. Broadway.com has a first look at the Newsies star, who reportedly plays a “sexy Brooklyn-born singer with a self-destructive streak,” on the set of the ...

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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 Meets a Cannibalistic Sex Cult in UCB Spoof Newsadoozies: A Man-Eating Musical

 Newsies Meets a Cannibalistic Sex Cult in UCB Spoof Newsadoozies: A Man-Eating Musical

Extra! Extra! The dancing newsboys of Broadway are about to meet a strange fate. Upright Citizens Brigade is taking aim at Disney hit musical Newsies. On July 25, the group will present Newsadoozies: A Man-Eating Musical at their downtown theater. Directed by Christopher Gladysz and Lauren Adams, this very un-Disney parody introduces the newsies into a world of thieves, pimps ...

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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 Newsies ...

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Christian Bale Praises Jeremy Jordan and the Cast of Broadway's Newsies

Christian Bale Praises Jeremy Jordan and the Cast of Broadway's Newsies

Christian Bale will soon be flying high as Batman in Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated film The Dark Knight Rises. Bale’s movie career has included hits like The Fighter, American Psycho and Empire of the Sun as well as one major flop: Newsies. In the 1992 Disney film, the Oscar-winning star created the character of Jack Kelly, currently being played at ...

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Newsies' Jeremy Jordan on His First Day in Smash: 'I'm Bringing a Young Male Energy'

Newsies' Jeremy Jordan on His First Day in Smash: 'I'm Bringing a Young Male Energy'

Jeremy Jordan spends his nights on Broadway leading the newsboy strike in the hit musical Newsies, and now the Tony nominee’s days will be extra busy as he joins the cast of the Broadway-themed TV series Smash. Broadway.com caught up with Jordan just before he was set to report for duty on the NBC drama.

“I’m so excited, “ ...

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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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Spotlight On: Newsies

Spotlight On: Newsies

This family-friendly Tony-winning musical offers a fresh take on the film of the same name.

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Newsies Star Jeremy Jordan Joins Second Season of Smash

Newsies Star Jeremy Jordan Joins Second Season of Smash

Newsies star Jeremy Jordan is joining the second season of NBC’s Broadway-centric drama Smash, according to TVLine.com’s Michael Ausiello. The 2012 Tony nominee will play a “sexy Brooklyn-born singer with a self-destructive streak” on the series.

Jordan will reportedly continue starring as Jack Kelly in Newsies while filming Smash. The actor’s Broadway credits include Bonnie & Clyde, West Side ...

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Tony Nominee Tobin Ost Discusses the Set Design of Newsies

Tony Nominee Tobin Ost Discusses the Set Design of Newsies

After working on 13 Broadway shows, scenic designer Tobin Ost received his first Tony nomination for his work on Newsies. Ost talked to Broadway.com about creating the complex set and how the printing press inspired the inky look of the show.

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Tony Poll Results! Fans Loved Seeing Newsies Anthem 'Seize the Day' on the Tony Stage

Tony Poll Results! Fans Loved Seeing Newsies Anthem 'Seize the Day' on the Tony Stage

This year’s Tony Awards have been handed out, but we’re still thinking about the June 10 ceremony which was full of fabulous musical numbers. Broadway.com asked readers to weigh in on their favorite performance of the night and two new musicals, as well as a special number from host Neil Patrick Harris, made fans’ top three. Check out the ...

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Watch Jeremy Jordan and the Cast of Newsies Seize the Day at the 2012 Tony Awards

Watch Jeremy Jordan and the Cast of Newsies Seize the Day at the 2012 Tony Awards

Extra, extra! Read all about it! Jeremy Jordan, Kara Lindsay, Ben Fankhauser and the rest of the stars from Newsies seized the stage at the 2012 Tony Awards on June 10. Performing a medley of numbers "Once and For All" and “Seize the Day,” the show's dancers shook and shimmied on newspapers, flipped, cart-wheeled and twirled to the audience’s ...

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What Is Newsies Nominee Jeremy Jordan’s Favorite Show of All Time?

What Is Newsies Nominee Jeremy Jordan’s Favorite Show of All Time?

Today, we hear Tony secrets from first-time nominee Newsies star Jeremy Jordan. Jordan dishes to Broadway.com about his pageant–winning past, his puppy and his all-time favorite Broadway show.

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Newsies’ Jeremy Jordan on Bathtub Mishaps, Famous Co-Stars and the Sexy Scar on His Chin

Newsies’ Jeremy Jordan on Bathtub Mishaps, Famous Co-Stars and the Sexy Scar on His Chin

Broadway heartthrob Jeremy Jordan nabbed his first Tony nomination this season for his heartfelt portrayal of rabble-rousing newsboy Jack Kelly in Disney’s hit musical Newsies. Jordan recently dropped by Broadway.com’s Ask a Star couch to answer readers' questions, and boy, did we learn a lot! Jordan dished on his Newsies co-star Andrew Keenan-Bolger, former leading lady Laura Osnes as ...

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Whoopi Goldberg Savors the View at Musical Hit Newsies

Whoopi Goldberg Savors the View at Musical Hit Newsies

Before she became co-host of TV’s The View, Whoopi Goldberg was a Tony-winning producer and performer, and she prides herself on staying on top of the theatrical scene. On May 23, Goldberg headed to the Nederlander Theatre for a performance of eight-time Tony nominee Newsies, then stepped backstage to congratulate the show's lovebirds, Kara Lindsay (Katherine) and Tony nominee ...

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Get In on the Backstage Fun at Newsies with Ben Fankhauser and Tommy Bracco

Get In on the Backstage Fun at Newsies with Ben Fankhauser and Tommy Bracco

If you thought life backstage at the Tony-nominated musical Newsies was one big party...you're right! Broadway.com asked two of the show's charming supporting players, Ben Fankhauser (Davey) and Tommy Bracco (Spot Conlon), to give us a behind-the-scenes tour of the Nederlander Theatre, and we got an eyeful. From video games with Jeremy Jordan to diva fits from Andrew ...

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Meet Newsies Standout Ryan Steele and Hear How the Michigan Boy Went from Ballet to Broadway

Meet Newsies Standout Ryan Steele and Hear How the Michigan Boy Went from Ballet to Broadway
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In the newest installment of Gotta Dance!, Broadway.com gets to hear about a dancer’s life firsthand from Ryan Steele, the Newsies dancer who has eyes popping and jaws dropping at the Nederlander Theatre. This Michigan native started taking dance class as a boy and soon found dance (particularly ballet) to be his passion. Though he had a classical dance ...

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 the Tony-nominated ...

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