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"Newsies" Auditions-New York City, NY - Casting ID # 1597071
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location New York City, NY Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 07-02-19
Audition Date 07-18-19 Submission deadline 07-15-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
In this musical, homeless New York City newsboy Jack "Cowboy" Kelly befriends two newcomers to his trade, brothers David and Les Jacobs. When publisher Joseph Pulitzer sets new rules that make it harder for the young newspaper salesmen to make a buck, the boys go on strike. Bryan Denton, a journalist who's sympathetic to their plight, gives them some tips in public relations, as the newsboys' battle grips the city.
public relations, as the newsboys' battle grips the

Role # 1 Jack Kelly
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The charismatic leader of the Manhattan newsies, is an oprhaned 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. Must have a great pop tenor voice and sense of physicality. Vocal range top: A4. Vocal range bottom: Bb2.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 8 to 60
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. Vocal range top: A4. Vocal range bottom: C3.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 8 to 60
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. Vocal range top: A4. Vocal range bottom: D3.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 8 to 60
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. Vocal range top: Bb3. Vocal range bottom: Db3.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Albert
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One of the newsies. 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 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Buttons
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One of the newsies. 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 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Elmer
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One of the newsies. 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 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Finch
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One of the newsies. 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 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Henry
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One of the newsies. 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 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Ike
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One of the newsies. 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 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Jo Jo
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One of the newsies. 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 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Mike
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One of the newsies. 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 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Mush
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One of the newsies. 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 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Race
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One of the newsies. 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 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Romeo
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One of the newsies. 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 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 Specs
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One of the newsies. 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 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 Splasher
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One of the newsies. 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 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 18 Tommy Boy
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One of the newsies. 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 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 19 Scabs
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Three newsies who are hesitant to join the strike.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 20 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: Female
Age: from 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 21 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 resourcesful, she boldy 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. Vocal range top: F5. Vocal range bottom: A3.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 22 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 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 23 Bill
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The son of William Randolph Hearst who joins the newsies' cause. Can double as a newsie.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 24 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 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 25 Oscar
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Morris' brother. 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 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 26 Morris Delancey
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Oscar's brother. 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 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 27 Goons
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Assist the Delanceys in roughing up the newsies at the end of Act One.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 28 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. Vocal range top: F4. Vocal range bottom: C3.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 29 Seitz
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Editor, advises Pulitzer, but ultimately admires the kids’ newspaper.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 30 Bunsen
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Pulitzer’s bookkeeper, comes up with the ideas to raise the newsies’ price per paper.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 31 Hannah
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Pulitzer’s practical and insightful secretary.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 32 Nunzio
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Pulitzer’s barber.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 33 Guard
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The Guard removes the newsies from Pulitzer’s building.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 34 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: Female
Age: from 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 35 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. Vocal range top: E5. Vocal range bottom: F3.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 36 The Bowery Beauties
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Female performers at Medda’s Theater.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 37 Stage Manager
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Introduces Medda's act.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 38 Nuns
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The three nuns offer breakfast to the hungry newsies. Feel free to cast additional nuns.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 39 Photographer
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Takes the triumphant photo of the newsies at the end of “Seize the Day.”


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Gender: Female
Age: from 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 40 Woman
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A newspaper customer.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 41 Mr. Jacobi
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Allows the newsies to congregate in his restaurant to plan their strike – when he doesn’t have any paying customers, that is.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 42 Policemen
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Assist Snyder and turn against the newsies in the fight that concludes Act One.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 43 Mayor
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The Mayor of New York City rebuffs Pulitzer’s attempts to shut down the newsies’ strike.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 44 Gov. Teddy Roosevelt
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A well-respected lifelong public servant, inspires Jack to stand up to Pulitzer.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 45 Female Ensemble 1
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Ensemble who double as Nun / Hannah / Bowery Beauty / Katherine understudy.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 46 Female Ensemble 2
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Ensemble who double as Nun / Woman / Bowery Beauty / Medda understudy.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 47 Female Ensemble 3
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Ensemble who double as Nun / Medda Larkin.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 48 Male Ensemble 1
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Ensemble who double as Wiesel / Stage Manager / Mr. Jacobi / Mayor / Pulitzer understudy.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 49 Male Ensemble 2
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Ensemble who double as Seitz / Roosevelt understudy.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 50 Male Ensemble 3
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Ensemble who double as Bunsen / Male Ensemble 1 understudy.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 51 Male Ensemble 4
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Ensemble who double as Nunzio / Guard / Policeman / Roosevelt.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 52 Male Ensemble 5
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Ensemble who double as Snyder / Pulitzer understudy.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 8 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -