The John W. Engeman Theater presents Newsies. The John W. Engeman Theater is Long Island’s only year-round professional theater, casting its actors directly from the Broadway talent pool. Featuring stadium-style seating, state-of-the-art lighting and sound, and The Green Room Piano Bar and Lounge. Opening it’s doors in 2007, the Engeman Theater has organized 63 Main Stage Productions of some of Broadway’s finest musicals and plays.
Featuring Dan Tracy as Jack Kelly (National Tours: Kinky Boots, The Sound of Music, American Idiot; Regional: Les Miserables (Arrow Rock), Xanadu (Mason Street Warehouse). Film/TV: “The Seagull” (dir. Michael Mayer), “Eye Candy” (MTV), “One Bad Choice,” (MTV)),
Whitney Winfield as Katherine Plumber (National Tour: Shrek the Musical; Regional: Guys & Dolls, Rent, BKLYN the Musical, Jekyll & Hyde)
Tom Lucca as Joseph Pulitzer (Engeman Theater: Jekyll & Hyde, 1776; National Tour: Oklahoma!; Regional: The Spitfire Grille, 1776, Camelot)
Mike Cefalo as Davey (New York: The Children’s Revolt at York Theatre Company. Select Regional: Next To Normal at Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts, Singin’ in the Rain at Park Playhouse, Bring It On at Beck Center, The Addams Family at Forestburgh Playhouse, and Pump Boys and Dinettes at The American Theatre).
Also featured: Allyson Kaye Daniel as Medda Larkin
Nick Martinez as Crutchie and Zachary Podair as Les. Claire Avakian, Tommy Betz, Chris Cardelia, Maxwell Carmel, Maurice Dawkins, Justin Geiss, Morgan Harrison, Jacob Karp, Joey Kummert, Declan Mcdonough, Edward Miskie, Devin Neilson, Ryan James Ortega, Eric Michael Parker, Ian Saunders, James D. Schultz, Charlie Stoop, Ross Thompson and Grant Zavitkovsky complete the casting.
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. This all singing, all dancing, high-energy show features a score by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman including “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” “King of New York” and “Santa Fe.”
Directed by Igor Goldin (Engeman Theater: Gypsy, Oklahoma!, 1776, Memphis, West Side Story, The Producers, Evita, Twelve Angry Men, South Pacific; Off-Broadway: YANK!, With Glee, A Ritual of Faith, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Crossing Swords).
Choreography by Sandal Alvarez, with Musical Direction by is Alexander Rovang.
Performances began on Thursday, July 19 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, September 2, 2018. Check out photos from the production below!