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Newsies Auditions-Pittsburgh, PA - Casting ID # 1587730
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Pittsburgh, PA Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 01-03-19
Audition Date 06-02-19 Submission deadline 03-20-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Set in New York City at the turn of the century and based on a true story, NEWSIES is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of ‘newsies,’ who dreams 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 and take a stand for what’s right. stand for what’s

Role # 1 Jack Kelly
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The charismatic leader of the Manhattan newsies, is an orphaned dreamer and artist who yearns to get out of the crowded streets of New York and make a better life for himself out West. Fiercely protective of his best friend, Crutchie, and strongly loyal, Jack isn’t afraid to use his voice to attain better conditions for the working kids of New York City. Though living on the streets has given him a tough-guy exterior, Jack has a big heart and can demonstrate a sweet vulnerability – especially when it comes to bantering with a certain female reporter.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Crutchie
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A dedicated newsie with a bum leg that’s painful, but helps sell more papes. Though he walks with the assistance of a crutch, Crutchie doesn’t let it define him; when in a jam, Jack Kelly’s best friend relies on a goofy- sweet sense of humor and optimistic resilience. Crutchie is the heart of the resistance. Though his movement will suggest his bum leg, Crutchie should still be included in the dance numbers.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Davey
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Les’s straight-laced, bright big brother starts selling newspapers to help his family earn a living, but becomes swept up in the fervor of the strike. A leader in his own right who is learning to use his voice to uplift others, Davey is the brains of the resistance.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Les
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Davey’s cheeky younger brother, is inspired by the freedom of the newsies and loves their independent lifestyle. A precocious and natural newsie, Les is an intuitive salesboy and a pint-sized charmer. He should present as younger than the other newsies.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Race
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Some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Albert
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Some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Specs
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Some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Henry
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Some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Finch
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Some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Romeo
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Some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Elmer
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Some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Mush
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Some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Buttons
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Some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Splasher
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Some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Tommy Boy
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Some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 Jo Jo
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Some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 Spot Conlon
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The proud leader of the Brooklyn newsies, boasts an intimidating reputation and a short singing solo in “Brooklyn’s Here.”


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 18 Katherine Plumber
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An ambitious young reporter, works hard to make a name for herself as a legitimate journalist in a time when women aren’t taken seriously. Quick, funny, and resourceful, she boldly captures the voice of a new generation rising in her coverage of the newsies’ strike. While she generally has no time for cocky, streetwise young men, she makes an exception for Jack Kelly. Though she only has a brief dance solo in “King of New York,” Katherine should have a great contemporary pop voice with a high belt – diction is key.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 19 Darcy
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The upper-class kid of a publisher who sides with the newsies. Can double as a newsie.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 20 Wiesel
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Or “Weasel,” runs the distribution window for the World and knows most of the newsies by name. Assisted by the intimidating Delancey brothers, who keep order by any means necessary, Wiesel is Pulitzer’s disgruntled paper- pusher.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 21 Oscar Delancey
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Tough brothers who work at the distribution window for the World, take the side of the publishers in the strike and are known to use their fists to make a point.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 22 Morris Delancey
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Tough brothers who work at the distribution window for the World, take the side of the publishers in the strike and are known to use their fists to make a point.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 23 Joseph Pulitzer
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A pompous businessman through and through, owns the World and is concerned solely with the bottom line. Katherine’s no-nonsense father, Pulitzer doesn’t sympathize with the strikers, but he does eventually – and grudgingly – respect Jack.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 24 Seitz
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Editor, advises Pulitzer, but ultimately admires the kids’ newspaper.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 25 Bunsen
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Pulitzer’s bookkeeper, comes up with the ideas to raise the newsies’ price per paper.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 26 Hannah
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Pulitzer’s practical and insightful secretary.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 27 Snyder
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The crooked and sinister warden of The Refuge, a filthy and horrible orphanage, is concerned only with catching enough kids to keep his government checks coming.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 28 Medda Larkin
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Inspired by vaudeville performer Aida Overton Walker, this big-voiced saloon singer and star of the Bowery offers her theater as a safe haven for the newsies. An astute entertainer with great comic delivery, she’s a good friend to Jack and stands firmly behind the newsies in their fight for justice.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 29 Gov. Teddy Roosevelt
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A well-respected lifelong public servant, inspires Jack to stand up to Pulitzer.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 30 Female Ensemble
Seeking 10 talent(s) for this role

Female Ensemble Members. Nuns/Bowery Beauties/Extra Newsies.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 31 Male Ensemble
Seeking 10 talent(s) for this role

Male Ensemble Members. Bill/StageManager/Mr.Jacobi/Mayor/Guard/Policemen/Nunzio/Extra Newsies


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -