Newsies prepare

Ryan Steele and Ephraim Sykes of Newsies

Some 1,200 young men auditioned to be the newsboys of Newsies, the members of the ensemble who dance, act and sing. For Playbill, I profile two of the extraordinary performers who made it —  Ryan Steele and Ephraim Sykes — and learn how strenuous their job is.

My article in Playbill: Stamina and Stardom

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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