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Tony Award-Winning Musical

Disney's Newsies

  • Credits

    Music by Alan Menken
    Lyrics by Jack Feldman
    Book by Harvey Fierstein
    A musical based on the Disney film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White
    Originally produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions
    Directed by Molly Smith
    Choreographed by Parker Esse
    Music Direction by Laura Bergquist

  • Location

    Fichandler Stage

“Inspirational storytelling in the best possible sense.”

Hollywood Reporter

In the summer of 1899, the newsboys of New York City took on two of the most powerful men in the country — Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst — and won. Inspired by true events, the Broadway smash hit is a testament to the power of standing up and speaking out. The Tony Award-winning musical features fan-favorites like “Carrying the Banner,” “King of New York” and “Seize the Day.” Newsies is “a winning, high-energy musical” (Entertainment Weekly) just in time for the holidays and perfect for the whole family.

Newsies is generously sponsored by George Ftikas in memory of Duffy Ftikas,  The Reef TeamThe Drutz Family Fund for Musical Theater, GEICOIlene and Steven Rosenthal and Sheila Stampfli.
Choreography is sponsored by Virginia McGehee Friend.

Newsies runs approximately two hours and 15 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.

Cast

RORY BOYD

Oscar Delancey / Bill / Ensemble

MATTHEW DAVIES

Specs / Ensemble / Davey u/s

JAVIER DEL PILAR

Bunsen / Stage Manager / Ensemble

WYN DELANO

Snyder / Ensemble

CHRISTIAN DOUGLAS

Seitz / Ensemble / Jack Kelly u/s

EDWARD GERO

Joseph Pulitzer

BRETT-MARCO GLAUSER

Swing

HAZEL HAY

Les

MICHAEL HEWITT

Morris Delancey / Darcy / Ensemble / Teddy Roosevelt u/s

MICHAEL JOHN HUGHES

Romeo / Spot Conlon / Ensemble / Dance Captain

CAROLE DENISE JONES

Nun / Hannah / Ensemble / Medda Larkin / Nun u/s

DANIEL J. MALDONADO

Jack Kelly

TOMÁS MATOS

Finch / Ensemble

JOE MONTOYA

Crutchie

EMRE OCAK

Mush / Ensemble

SHILOH ORR

Albert / Scab / Ensemble

NOVA Y. PAYTON

Medda Larkin / Nun

TANNER PFLUEGER

Henry / Buttons / Ensemble

BRIDGET RILEY

Splasher / Nun / Ensemble / Katherine Plumber u/s

TRO SHAW

Tommy Boy / Scab / Ensemble / Fight Captain

THOMAS ADRIAN SIMPSON

Wiesel / Mr. Jacobi / Mayor / Ensemble / Joseph Pulitzer u/s

JAMIE SMITHSON

Nunzio / Teddy Roosevelt / Ensemble

JOSIAH SMOTHERS

Les

LUCY SPRING

Swing

LUKE SPRING

Elmer / Scab / Ensemble

ETHAN VAN SLYKE

Davey Jacobs

ERIN WEAVER

Katherine Plumber

CHAZ WOLCOTT

Race / Ensemble / Crutchie u/s

KELLI YOUNGMAN

Jo Jo / Ensemble

Creative

ALAN MENKEN

Composer

JACK FELDMAN

Lyrics

HARVEY FIERSTEIN

Book

MOLLY SMITH

Director

PARKER ESSE

Choreographer

LAURA BERGQUIST

Music Director

KEN MACDONALD

Set Designer

ALEJO VIETTI

Costume Designer

KIMBERLY PURTELL

Lighting Designer

DANIEL ERDBERG

Sound Designer

CHARLES G. LaPOINTE

Wig Designer

ANITA MAYNARD-LOSH

Associate Director and Text Director

MICHAEL JOHN HUGHES

Assistant Choreographer

SUZANNE ROMÁN JONES

Assistant Music Director

LISA NATHANS

Dialect and Vocal Coach

HILKKA-LIISA IIVANAINEN

Directing Assistant

JENNY MALE

Fight and Intimacy Consultant

VICTOR VAZQUEZ

Casting Director

GEOFF JOSSELSON, CSA

Casting Director

SUSAN R .WHITE

Stage Manager

MARNE ANDERSON

Assistant Stage Manager

HOCHI ASIATICO

Artist, Designer, Costume Painter

DAYNE SUNDMAN

Production Assistant

JENNY MALE

Fight and Intimacy Consultant

Multimedia

Disney's 'Newsies' now playing
See what audiences are saying
Disney's "Newsies" at Arena Stage
Luke Spring recreates his tap routine
Inside the rehearsal room of "Newsies"
"Watch What Happens" featuring Erin Weaver at the Arena Stage Season Preview
"Seize the Day" from Disney's "Newsies"
The cast of Disney’s 'Newsies' running November 1 through December 29, 2019 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Photo by Margot Schulman.
(L to R) Edward Gero (Joseph Pulitzer) and Jamie Smithson (Nunzio/Guard/Policeman/Teddy Roosevelt) in Disney’s 'Newsies' running November 1 through December 29, 2019 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Photo by Margot Schulman.
Nova Payton (Nun/Medda) in Disney’s 'Newsies' running November 1 through December 29, 2019 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Photo by Margot Schulman.
The cast of Disney’s 'Newsies' running November 1 through December 29, 2019 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Photo by Margot Schulman.
The cast of Disney’s 'Newsies' running November 1 through December 29, 2019 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Photo by Margot Schulman.
Michael John Hughes (Romeo/Spot Conlon/Ensemble/Dance Captain) in Disney’s 'Newsies' running November 1 through December 29, 2019 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Photo by Margot Schulman.
Erin Weaver (Katherine) and the cast of Disney’s 'Newsies' running November 1 through December 29, 2019 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Photo by Margot Schulman.
The cast of Disney’s 'Newsies' running November 1 through December 29, 2019 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Photo by Margot Schulman.
Joe Montoya (Crutchie) in Disney’s 'Newsies' running November 1 through December 29, 2019 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Photo by Margot Schulman.
(L to R) Erin Weaver (Katherine) and Daniel J. Maldonado (Jack Kelly) in Disney’s 'Newsies' running November 1 through December 29, 2019 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Photo by Margot Schulman.
The cast of Disney’s 'Newsies' running November 1 through December 29, 2019 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Photo by Margot Schulman.
(L to R) Ethan Van Slyke (Davey) and Josiah Smothers (Les) in Disney’s 'Newsies' running November 1 through December 29, 2019 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Photo by Margot Schulman.
Erin Weaver (Katherine) in Disney’s 'Newsies' running November 1 through December 29, 2019 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Photo by Margot Schulman.
Josiah Smothers (Les) in Disney’s 'Newsies' running November 1 through December 29, 2019 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Photo by Margot Schulman.
Daniel J. Maldonado (Jack Kelly) in Disney’s 'Newsies' running November 1 through December 29, 2019 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Photo by Margot Schulman.
(L to R) Erin Weaver (Katherine), Thomas Adrian Simpson (Wiesel/Mr.Jacobi/Mayor), Wyn Delano (Snyder/Ensemble), Edward Gero (Joseph Pulitzer) and Christian Douglas (Seitz/Ensemble) in Disney’s 'Newsies' running November 1 through December 29, 2019 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Photo by Suzanne Blue Star Boy.
Photo of Daniel J. Maldonado and Joe Montoya by Margot Schulman.
Photo of Chaz Wolcott by Margot Schulman.
Photo of Daniel J. Maldonado and Erin Weaver by Margot Schulman.
Photo of the cast of Disney’s 'Newsies' by Margot Schulman.
Photo of the cast of Disney’s 'Newsies' by Margot Schulman.
Photo of the cast of Disney's 'Newsies' by Suzanne Blue Star Boy.
The cast of Disney's "Newsies." Photo by Tony Powell.
Photo of Michael John Hughes by Tony Powell.
Photo of Kelli Youngman by Tony Powell.
Photo of Daniel J. Maldonado and Joe Montoya by Tony Powell.
Photo of Erin Weaver and Daniel J. Maldonado by Tony Powell.
Photo of Luke Spring by Tony Powell.
Photo of Emre Ocak by Tony Powell.

In The News

WJLA-Good Morning Washington

Catch Newsies at the Arena Stage through the end of December

WTOP

Q&A: Extra, extra, read all about it: Disney’s Newsies hits Arena Stage

Playbill

Inside Opening Night of Newsies at Arena Stage

DC Metro Theater Arts

A teen of many talents: Ethan Van Slyke of Arena Stage’s Newsies

Union City Radio

"Your Rights at Work": Edward Gero talks about labor movement in Newsies

NBC 4

Ethan Van Slyke & Daniel Maldonado chat about Newsies

Washington Informer

Arena Stage’s Newsies Showcases Impact and Power of Youth

Washington Post

For this reporter-turned-actor, worlds collide in Arena Stage’s Newsies

Broadway World

Newsies will receive six show extension for run at Arena Stage

Rogers Revue

Nova Y. Payton: Living in a Newsies World

Disney Geek

Disney’s Newsies Takes the Stage in Washington, D.C.

Front Mezz Junkies

Tomás Matos Talks Tough About Disney’s Newsies and Feeling Empowered

WONK-FM

Actor Wyn Delano talks about Newsies in D.C.

Broadway World

BWW Interview: Extra, Extra, Arena's Molly Smith & Parker Esse Explore Newsies at Arena Stage

DC Theatre Scene

Joe Montoya of Newsies speaks about young people rising up

Fairfax County Times

Local 16-year-old Emre Ocak seizes the day in Arena Stage's Newsies

Broadway World

Go Inside Rehearsals For Newsies At Arena Stage

Playbill

How Casting Newsgirls and Younger Paper Boys Puts Newsies in a Whole New Light

Woman Around Town

Erin Weaver Talks About Newsies at Arena Stage

Newsy

Dream Jobs: Luke Spring talks about performing in Newsies

Playbill

Go Inside the First Rehearsal of Arena Stage’s Newsies

Broadway World

Photo Flash: Inside First Rehearsal For Arena Stage's Newsies

Loudoun County Magazine

Ashburn’s Josiah Smothers to Join Arena Stage’s Production of Newsies

TheaterMania

Daniel Yearwood and More Join Erin Weaver, Edward Gero in Arena Stage's Newsies

Broadway World

Cast and Creative Team Announced For Disney's Newsies at Arena Stage

Accessible Performances

Closed Captioning
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Open Captioning
Friday, December 13 at 8 p.m.

Audio Described
Saturday, November 23 at 2 p.m.

Events

Post-Show Discussions
Tuesday, November 19 at 12 p.m.
Wednesday, November 20 at 12 p.m.
Thursday, November 21 at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, November 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 4 at 12 p.m.
Thursday, December 5 at 12 p.m.

Southwest Night
Tuesday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 9 at 2 p.m. Purchase
Saturday, November 9 at 8 p.m. Purchase

Study Guide

Newsies study guide

Program PDF

Newsies program