Newsies
New London Barn Playhouse, 2018
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Book by Harvey Fierstein
THE TEAM
Directed by Keith Coughlin
Musical Direction by Robbie Cowan
Choreography by Roy Lightner
Scenic Design by Jordan Janota
Costume Design by Emily Kimball
Lighting Design by Keith Truax
Sound Design by Benvolio Montmagny
Production Stage Manager: Brian R. Sekinger
Assistant Stage Manager: Brian Lynn
Stage Management Intern: Kyla Mermejo-Varga
THE CAST
SNYDER: Debra Buckley
MUSH: Caroline Didelot
FINCH: Gabriel Florentino
SNIPER: Justine M. Goggin
SPECS: Graham Hancock
NUNZIO: Christopher Rex Jacobs
SPOT CONLON: Frenchie Mancuso
DAVEY: Dean Marchant
RACE: Andrew Nelin
KATHERINE PLUMBER: Allsun O'Malley
NIBS: Monica Owen
JOSEPH PULITZER: Michael Padgett *
JO JO: Jackie Pageau
MORRIS DELANCEY: Chris Paul
TOMMI GIRL: Sam Pearson
CRUTCHIE: Jake Pedersen
JACK KELLY: Jace Reinhard *
ROMEO: Alex Robertson
ELMA: Sara Sargent
OSCAR DELANCEY: Iam Shain
WIESEL: Scott Sweatt
ALBERT: Daniel Teixeira
MEDDA LARKIN: Nichole Turner *
HENRY: Carly Valancy
LES: Jake Vedova
* Member Actors' Equity Association    + Member USA     ++ Member SDC
BRIAN'S TAKE
 
Typically in a musical, when ensemble members are playing multiple parts it's easy to distinguish between those roles based on character names or type of singer/dancer they are. In this show, where the title is also the name of the ensemble, it's a bit trickier. The full ensemble had a base Newsie character and look; we called these their "OG Newsie." They would then also change into looks to play Newsies from different geographic locations. In order to help the creative team keep track of who was in which group, we made a secondary breakdown just listing each group. This proved invaluable when scheduling rehearsals and for our Costumes team to make sure everybody was accounted for.
Newsies Role Breakdown
Newsies Song Breakdown