Newsies Wooden Nickels
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Disney’s Newsies is Broadway’s Smash Hit Musical which won the 2012 Tony Award® for Best Score and Best Choreography.
This item is a wooden nickel that was a party favor given to the company & guests at the opening night party on October 30, 2014. The nickel is two sided with “Seize The Day! October 30, 2014” on one side and “Disney’s Newsies On Tour” on the other.
This is a rare and unique item only available as part of fundraising efforts on behalf of the Touring Company to raise money for BC/EFA. (*Photo listed is of each side, only one wood nickel is available).
Newsies 1st National Tour opened at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, PA. on October 30, 2014.
The cast is led by Dan DeLuca as Jack Kelly, Steve Blanchard as Joseph Pulitzer, Stephanie Styles as Katherine, Angela Grovey as Medda Larkin, Jacob Kemp as Davey, Sayle as Crutchie, and Vincent Crocilla and Anthony Rosenthal alternating the role of Les.
Rounding out the company are Mark Aldrich, Josh Assor, Evan Autio, Bill Bateman, John E. Brady, Joshua Michael Burrage, Kevin Carolan, DeMarius Copes, Benjamin Cook, Julian DeGuzman, Nico De Jesus, Sky Flaherty, 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. The stage managers are Jeff Norman, Michael T. Clarkston and Patricia L. Grabb.
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. It is produced by Disney Theatrical Productions.
The musical is directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli.
Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies, according to press notes, 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."
The musical was inspired by the real-life "Newsboy Strike of 1899," when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers
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