Sunday, January 15, 2012

Jeremy Jordan to Return to Main Stem

Jeremy Jordan, the star of the recent Broadway production of Bonnie & Clyde: the Musical, has booked his next gig. He will be rejoining the cast of the musical adaptation of Newsies, in which he starred in the out of town try outs last year. Newsies began life at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ, last fall with Jordan in the role of Jack Kelly and he will reprise that role when the show comes to Broadway. Newsies will begin previews on March 15th at the Nederlander Theatre in anticipation of a March 29th opening.

“It feels great,” Jordan told of bringing the musical to the Great White Way, even his new job did mean saying goodbye to his previous Broadway show, which closed on December 30 after 36 regular performances. “It’s bittersweet. I was hoping to maybe do a year with Bonnie & Clyde and then just go straight to Newsies,” Jordan said.

When the Broadway transfer of Newsies came out right on the heels of the news that Jordan would star in Bonnie & Clyde, Jordan's ability to appear in the Broadway Newsies was cut short. “Nobody expected [Newsies] to come within five months of closing at Paper Mill. It’s unheard of for things to come that quickly," Jordan remembered. "But then Bonnie & Clyde closed and I had many conflicting emotions. I thought, 'Oh, now I can do Newsies, but look what's had to happen in order for that to come about.' It's good for my career, but the circumstances weren't the best.”

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