Show Synopsis: Based on the 1992 Disney film, Newsies is the tale of newsboy Jack Kelly, who dreams of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. When Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies his army of newsies to strike.
Theatre: Nederlander Theatre
Role: Jack Kelly
Dates in Production: March 15, 2012 - September 4, 2012
Jack is back! Following his performance at Paper Mill Playhouse in Fall 2011, Jeremy originated the role of Jack Kelly on Broadway. The production was scheduled to play a limited engagement for 101 performances and close on June 10, but after 6 performances it was announced the show will run through August 19. On May 16, the show announced the run is open-ended! In July, Jeremy started filming the TV series, Smash, while still staying with the show. On September 4, 2012, Jeremy left the show to film Smash full-time.
Jeremy and the cast recorded the album March 4-5, 2012. The album became available digitally on April 10, 2012 and the CD on May 15, 2012.
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Leading man Jeremy Jordan, 27, brings an authority and authenticity rare among singer/actors of his generation. His tough-but-tender Jack has an unmannered charisma that will appeal to tweens and their moms alike.
- Elysa Gardner, USA Today
Top of the heap is Jeremy Jordan’s star-making turn as Jack Kelly...
Jordan has it all: good looks, charisma, a dynamite vocal instrument, and strong acting chops. He can even manage some more-than-passable hoofing. His Jack Kelly is destined to be remembered as an iconographic Broadway performance.
- Erik Haagensen, Back Stage
Thank goodness Jeremy Jordan was available to play Jack Kelly. Aside from the smoke and mirrors involving Disney Legal and the licensing issues, the real reason to mount this production of
Newsies on Broadway is to anoint Jeremy Jordan the new Prince of Broadway. His Jack Kelly is one for the books. He sings his heart out, has impeccable phrasing, dances like a young Gene Kelly, and breaks your heart one minute while making you laugh the next. There are a handful of triple threats working on Broadway today, but not one young leading man with the charisma, full-on talent, and star quality of Jeremy Jordan. Those who saw him in Bonnie & Clyde knew they were witnessing a rare talent, but the mediocrity of that material undermined his work in every scene. In Newsies, he manages to transcend the second-rate book and sell the paint-by-number story to deliver a true star turn. It’s been a while since Broadway has been this excited about the arrival of a new star on The Great White Way. In Newsies, Jeremy Jordan is the genuine article.
- Thomas Antoinne, The Stage and Cinema Guide
But it’s Jeremy Jordan as the swaggering Jack Kelly who once again takes "Newsies" to new heights. He is a star, yes even a Broadway king, in the making.
- Roma Torre, NY1
This is my fourth exposure to the dynamic Jeremy Jordan after he starred in West Side Story and Bonnie and Clyde and played Dolly Parton’s son in the rocking movie musical Joyful Noise. He just gets better every time. As the newsie with leadership power who daydreams of escaping his hardscrabble past for the wide-open spaces in a wistful ballad called “Santa Fe,” then urges his followers to “Seize the Day” (“Minute by minute, that’s the way to win it”), he acts with sincerity, sings with exuberance and passion, and does splits in mid-air.
- New York Observer
Newsies TV Commercial - April 25, 2012
Opening Night Curtain Call - March 29, 2012
The View - March 13, 2012
Meet the Newsies - Jack Kelly