“Extra, Extra!” Disney’s Newsies Comes to Ft. Lauderdale (June 10-25)

Cast of Disney’s “Newsies” by Slow Burn Theatre Co., Photo by Larry Marano

Inspiring everyone to fight for what’s right and seize the day, Slow Burn Theatre Company’s 2022/2023 season in the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts culminates with the Tony Award-winning Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical from Saturday, June 10 through Sunday, June 25. Tickets are available here.

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, the musical is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a
charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing
raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to
strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right. Packed with non-stop thrills perfect
for the whole family, the musical features such hits as “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day”
and “Santa Fe.”

Based on the 1992 motion picture written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White and inspired by a
true story, Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical features a Tony Award-winning score by
Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award
winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots).

Samuel Cadieux portrays Jack Kelly, the charismatic leader of the Manhattan newsies. His
fellow newsies are portrayed by Joel Hunt as Crutchie, Mickey White as Davey and Nate Colton
as Les along with Matthew Brightbill, Jamie Brustein, Timothy Canali, Austin Carroll, John.
Cavaseno, Samuel Colina, Jonathan Eisele, Stephen Eisenwasser, Kevin Hincapie, Imran
Hylton, Christopher Mitchell, Matthew Quintero, Larry Toyter and Trevor Wayne.

Lea Marinelli Bowen portrays ambitious young reporter Katherine Plumber in a cast that also
features Chris Alvarez, Eli Flynn, Matthew Korinko, Geoffrey Mergele and Nate Promkul in
featured roles.

Comprising the talented ensemble that brings the hustle and bustle of the city to life are Jerel
Brown, Michael Cartwright, Ryan Crout, Jennifer Fraser, Lauren Horgan, Kareema Khouri and
Michael Materdomini.
Slow Burn Theatre Artistic Director and Co-Founder Patrick Fitzwater directs the production. He
is joined on the creative and production teams by choreographer Trent Soyster, music director
Michael Ursua, fight director Timothy Canali, set designer Kelly Tighe, costume designer Rick

Peña, lighting designer Clifford Spulock, technical director Timothy Dickey, production stage
manager Erin Joy Swank and projection designer and assistant stage manager André Russell.
This production is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International
(MTI). The Slow Burn Theatre Company 2022/2023 Season is presented by American National

Performance times vary. An open captioned performance in which a text display located to the
side of the stage scrolls words in synchronization with the performance is on Sunday, June 18
at 1 p.m. The open captioned performance is generously underwritten by the Amaturo Family
Foundation. Tickets are $49-$65.

Slow Burn Theatre Company’s upcoming 2023/2024 Season is filled with epic fairytales that will
take audiences into the woods and under the sea and poignant stories of faith, love and
acceptance as it presents Into the Woods, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Sister Act, The Prom
and Spongebob The Musical. Subscriptions are on sale now with individual tickets available for
purchase on Thursday, June 8.

Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Broward Center and Parker Playhouse.
Buy tickets online at BrowardCenter.org, or Ticketmaster.com; by phone at 954.462.0222 or in
person at the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office.

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