Chaz was brought on to restage Chris Gattelli's original Tony Award-winning choreography for Newsies at The Gateway on Long Island. With only a few weeks of rehearsal, Chaz had to assemble the dream team of performers to bring this difficult, complex design to life. An incredible experience with incredible artists, The Gateway's Newsies reopened Long Island's Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts with a bang!
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The cast performs for and chats with Chris Gattelli via Zoom just before Opening Night of Newsies at The Gateway.
Chaz directed and choreographed The Gateway's commercial for Newsies with the help of the fabulous video team at
Indeed, audience favorites among the score include "King Of New York" and "Seize The Day" and thunderous applause abound for the incredible dancing and acrobatics throughout the production. Choreographer Chaz Wolcott did a masterful job with these brilliant people. [Melissa Giordano, BroadwayWorld - Read more HERE]
Deservedly nominated for 16 theatrical awards during its Broadway run, it’s easy to see why this show won the awards for best choreography and best musical score. Kudos to choreographer Chaz Wolcott for recreating the original acrobatic, tap-dancing, pirouetting, and high-stepping, Tony Award-winning choreography by Christopher Gattelli. [Cindi Sansone-Bragg - Read more HERE]
“It’s one of the most difficult and explosive shows in dance, Broadway has ever seen. They’re tap dancing, leaping, dancing on newspapers (papers get thrown out to the audience) to signify the strike,” Wolcott told the Advance. [Linda Leuzzi - Read more - HERE]
Special Shout Out to the amazing dancing ensemble (and leads) of Newsies, who worked tirelessly to learn and perfect this tough material in record time: Alex Prakken, Logan Marks, Molly Rushing, Andrew Stevens Purdy, Ryan Rodiño, Anthony DaSilva, Steven Etienne, Joshua Keen, Dario Natarelli, Noah Lentini, Jonathan Reyes, BB Stone, Matthew Sparks, Rorey Chavarria, Maggie Bergman and Maurice Dawkins! Thanks to the incredible cast who supported this production in countless ways: Mike D'Amico, Tim Webb, Timothy Lee, Brian Veith, Steve Brady, Aurelia Williams, David Engel, Mark Woodard, Steven Rice, Brendyn Molnar and David Lafler. Thanks to the stage management team - James, Anna and Courtney - without whom this show would never have happened. And congrats to the production team: Larry, Andrew, Michael, Paul, Scot, Brian, Doug, Brittany, Don, William, Janine, Tatiana, Kelvin, Sam, Rob, Riley, Brenna, Elizabeth, Kyra, Rebecca, Janet, Annmarie, and the rest of the Gateway team!