Disney Theatrical Productions has announced the complete cast for the North American tour of the hit Broadway musical Newsies, which launches October 11 in Schenectady, NY. The cast will be led by newcomer Dan DeLuca as Jack Kelly, Steve Blanchard as Joseph Pulitzer and Stephanie Styles as Katherine.
In addition to DeLuca, Blanchard and Styles, the cast of Newsies will feature Angela Grovey as Medda Larkin, Jacob Kemp as Davey, Zachary Sayle as Crutchie, and Vincent Crocilla and Anthony Rosenthal alternating the role of Les.
The company includes Mark Aldrich, Josh Assor, Evan Autio, Bill Bateman, Joshua Michael Burrage, Kevin Carolan, DeMarius Copes, Benjamin Cook, Julian DeGuzman, Nico De Jesus, Sky Flaherty, Steve Greenstein, Jon Hacker, Jeff Heimbrock, Stephen Hernandez, James Judy, Meredith Inglesby, Eric John Mahlum, Ginna Claire Mason, Michael Ryan, Jordan Samuels, Jack Sippel, Melissa Steadman Hart, Andrew Wilson and Chaz Wolcott.
Directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman and a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein.
Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged "newsies," who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right.
Inspired by the real-life "Newsboy Strike of 1899," the musical includes such memorable songs as "Santa Fe," ''The World Will Know," ''Carrying the Banner," ''Seize the Day" and "King of New York."