Casting has been announced for Disney’s Newsies, coming to London in November 2022.
The award-winning Broadway musical has its UK premiere at London’s Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, starting on 29 November 2022 and booking to 19 February 2023.
Michael Ahomka-Lindsay will play Jack Kelly in the show, with Bronté Barbé as Katherine Plumber.
Michael recently played Emmett in Legally Blonde at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, for which he has received a 2022 Black British Theatre Award nomination. Bronté’s credits include Oklahoma at Chichester Festival Theatre and the UK tour of Beautiful).
The cast of Newsies also includes Moya Angela as Medda Larkin, Lindsay Atherton as Ensemble, Samuel Bailey as Specs, Imogen Bailey as Swing, Josh Barnett, as Race, Cameron Blakely as Joseph Pulitzer, Jack Bromage as Tommy Boy, Bobbie Chambers as Ensemble, Alex Christian as Buttons, Arcangelo Ciulla as Ike, George Crawford as Morris Delancey, Ross Dawes as Snyder, Joshua Denyer as Mush, Ross Dorrington as Splasher, Matthew Duckett as Crutchie, Kamilla Fernandes as Ensemble, Jacob Fisher as Albert, Jamie Golding as Wiesel, Damon Gould as Finch, Zack Guest as Swing, Jordan Isaac as Swing, Alex James-Hatton as Oscar Delancey, Clarice Julianda as Ensemble, Barry Keenan as Nunzio, Ryan Kopel as Davey, Sion Lloyd as Bunsen George Michaelides as Romeo, Mukeni Nel as Jo Jo, Joshua Nkemdilim as Elmer, Mark Samaras as Mike, Bradley Trevethan as Swing, Matt Trevorrow as Henry and Lillie-Pearl Wildman as Ensemble. The role of Les will be played by Nesim Adnan, Haydn Court, Oliver Gordon and Ethan Sokontwe.
Based on a true story and set in New York City at the turn of the 20th century, Disney’s Newsies boasts music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman and book by Harvey Fierstein.
The original production of Newsies opened on Broadway in 2012, winning two Tony Awards including Best Original Score.
Newsies will be Directed and Choreographed by Olivier nominee Matt Cole, with Set Design by Morgan Large, Musical Supervision, Dance Arrangements & Musical Direction by Nigel Lilley, Costumes by Natalie Pryce, Lighting by Mark Henderson, Sound by Tony Gayle, Orchestrations by Simon Hale, Performer Flying by John Maddox for Suspended Illusions Ltd, Casting by Lucy Casson, Children’s Casting by Jo Hawes, Fight Directors Rachel Bown-Williams & Ruth Cooper-Brown for RC Annie, Associate Director Rachael Nanyonjo, Associate Choreographer Jane McMurtrie, Associate Musical Director Chris Ma and Production Management by Lee Batty and Andy Fox for Setting Line.