If you’re looking for a great musical with an amazing cast, Disney Theatrical Productions offers Newsies the Musical. This production is based on the 1899 Newsboys Strike, as well as the 1992 movie Newsies. Check out the amazing cast of the Broadway hit, but first, grab Newsies Tickets on Broadway at ScoreBig.com and get guaranteed savings without any ticket fees or shipping charges!
Making his debut on Broadway, Corey Cott plays the lead role of Jack Kelley. The actor scored the leading role in Newsies right out of college in 2012. Corey has been acting since he was 13. As part of a teen community theater group, the actor’s first role was in Les Miserables. Since then, he has gone on to be in several shows, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Suddenly Last Summer, and Sweeney Todd. Corey feels that the part of Jack Kelley is perfect for him, and has even passed up parts in other shows, including Glee and Wicked.
John Dosset is not new to Broadway. The seasoned actor is playing Joseph Pulitzer in Newsies, however, he has also acted in several Broadway productions – Mamma Mia!, Dinner with Friends, and Prelude to a Kiss, to name a few. John was nominated for a Tony for his portrayal of Herbie in Gypsy. In addition to the 13 Broadway shows he has been in, John also has a number of film and television appearances under his belt.
Feb. 3, 2014 Liana Hunt became the show’s leading lady. She plays Katherine Plumber. Previous to this role, Liana was part of the ensemble of the cast. Other stage shows she has been in include Mamma Mia!, Beauty and the Beast, and Les Miserables. As the understudy to the original actress playing Katherine Plumber, Liana got to play the role several times before being given the part officially when Kara Lindsay left the show to pursue other interests.
LaVon Fisher-Wilson plays the character of Medda Larkin. The actress has been in several Broadway shows, as well as regional productions. Her credits include Chicago, The Color Purple, and The Rocky Horror Show. LaVon worked with a youth ensemble called UJAMMA for five years, helping underprivileged children learn the history of musical theatre and African American performers. In addition to this, LaVon has received several awards, including the Suzie Award.
Newsies is the first Broadway production Ben Frankhauser has participated. He is playing the role of Davey, one that he played at the Paper mill Playhouse before coming to Broadway. In addition, Ben has played Ernst in Spring Awakening. Ben was born in Zurich, Switzerland, but was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Ben has been acting since he was young, including playing Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dream Coat when he was in 6th grade.
With a fun, energetic cast, this show is a crowd favorite. With a huge following and interesting cast, it’s no surprise that Newsies has been running on Broadway for nearly two years. If you’re looking for a great musical based on American History, check out Newsies the Musical.