Jordan, last seen in Bonnie & Clyde (which closed December 30th), will recreate the role of newsboy leader Jack Kelly in Newsies, when the show moves to Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre this March.
The new musical will play a strictly limited 101 performance run beginning March 15th; the final performance is scheduled for June 10th.
Newsies is inspired by the real-life ‘Newsboy Strike of 1899,’ when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers.
About Jordan: Following a series of acclaimed Broadway performances in just a few short years, Jordan is on the cusp on an exceptional career. His breakout performance in Newsies at Paper Mill Playhouse last fall earned him critical praise, prompting New York magazine to call it ‘a star-making turn by the one-man charm armada known as Jeremy Jordan’ and the New York Post to declare Jordan ‘a star in the making.’ While still performing in that run, he began rehearsals for the Broadway production of Bonnie and Clyde, earning praise for his performance as Clyde Barrow. He stars opposite Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton in the anticipated feature musical Joyful Noise in theatres this Friday, January 13th.
The full Newsies cast will be announced shortly.
For tickets and information visit NewsiesTheMusical.com