Corey Cott will become NEWSIES' new leading man, Jack Kelly, beginning tonight, Wednesday, September 5th. Cott became the Jack Kelly alternate earlier this summer and has continued as alternate until he assumes the role tonight.
Jeremy Jordan, who created the role in the show’s world premiere production at Paper Mill Playhouse and received Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for his Broadway performance, is scheduled to play his final performance Tuesday, September 4th. He leaves to work full time on his leading role on NBC’s ‘Smash.’
Corey Cott makes his Broadway debut in Newsies just weeks after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama. His university credits include Suddenly Last Summer, Assassins, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Sweeney Todd, among others. He appeared in several productions at Pittsburgh CLO including Miss Saigon, The Sound of Music and Jesus Christ Superstar and recently in the New York reading of Bare directed by Stafford Arima.
Cott performed earlier this summer at Broadway in Bryant Park, and you can check out the new star in action in the video below!