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IT’S JULY 21st

Do you know what that means?

In 1899 in the little burg of Manhatten, a group of newsboys went on strike in protest of the raised price of the newspapers they hawked for their living.


Originally posted by playbill

This is a perfect excuse to watch Newsies Live again, just in case you felt you needed one.

Newsies Charcters as things me and my friends have said to each other
  • Jack: I don’t want to be responsible but I don’t want my fake girlfriend to be angsty with me.
  • Davey: I can get a lot of things that I want. I’m a Boy Scout, I have pretty good grades, I’m gay.
  • Katherine: If annoyingness were sex appeal, we’d be in bed already.
  • Race: Well I heard the word ‘cult’, so I’m in now.
  • Spot: Fuck you as a person, fuck you as a dog, fuck you as a plant.
  • Les: Wait, I have best fiends stickers, that so wins.
  • Pulitzer: Oh, hello my lost daughter I haven’t seen in ten years.

Davey loves to play the piano; really good at it, too. Esther taught him how to play as a kid with a really old piano that her father passed down to her and Mayer as a wedding gift. Les didn’t have the attention span to learn to play it and Sarah was never really interested in general but when Mayer got injured, they had to sell the piano so that they wouldn’t be in debt and live on the street. So Davey stopped playing

Sometimes, Kath brings Davey and Jack to the Pulitzer mansion for dinner and makes him have fun for once and lets him play the giant grand piano Pulitzer bought for her that she hated playing and had been collecting dust for a couple decades.

And him playing music at the mansion from time to time makes Pulitzer really like Davey because it’s like the son he wish he had but never could. He still hates Jack’s guts whenever he drops by although both of them act more civil towards each other when Davey’s around

Broadway Casting I Need To See (feat. mostly newsies)

Ben Fankhauser in “Waitress.” He’s obviously not old enough to play Cal, and I don’t think he’d be a good Earl, but holy shit, his Dr. Pomatter would be so good and his Ogie would be adorable. Like, vocally he’s more of a Pomatter but I’m kind of dying imagining him singing “I Love You Like A Table.”

A revival of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” starring Brandon Uranowitz, only because I need to hear him sing the line “I look handsome, I look smart/I am a walking work of art” mainly because he is.

A revival of “Little Shop” with Stephen Michael Langton as Seymour, because he wants to do it.

If Ben Platt and Will Roland ever have to leave “Dear Evan Hansen,” I would love to see Nick Barasch replace Ben because holy crap, what a voice, and I would love to see Zachary Sayle replace Will because I need Swearing Crutchie in my life.

Jeff Heimbrock apparently booked “Book of Mormon” on Broadway as per Melissa Steadman Hart’s tweet, but I want to see him as King George in “Hamilton.”

A revival of “13: The Musical” with Anthony Rosenthal, because why the hell not.

I don’t know where Jacob Kemp and Mike Ryan would go, but I need them on Broadway or off-Broadway. I could POSSIBLY see Mike as Rod in “Avenue Q,” but I don’t know if he has puppet experience. There are a lot of roles that I think Jacob would be good at, but he’s too young to play them outside a setting where everyone is too young to play those roles. I don’t know if that makes sense. Like, it would be like me playing Ruth in a Broadway revival of “Pirates of Penzance.” I played that role in eighth grade, but it was with a bunch of middle schoolers and they weren’t casting middle-aged women. I had Ruth’s vocal range and a big motherly-looking bosom, so I got the part, but I’m just in the beginning of my thirties, so I wouldn’t be considered for that role on Broadway because Ruth is supposed to be forty-something-but-look-older and I look 24. Jacob is almost 29, but his last two big roles were a 16 year old (Davey) and a 22 year old (Randy in “Why Him”). I’m sure he’d be a PHENOMENAL Bobby in a “Company” revival (and he apparently did play Bobby at Stagedoor), but Bobby is 35 and a director would probably go with someone who has actually BEEN 35. I actually think he would have been a DELIGHTFUL Mendel in “Falsettos” but he’s too young and far too tall, and Brandon was JUST. SO. GOOD.

Like, maybe Jacob would be a good Link in a “Hairspray” revival, but I have a feeling they’d say he was too ethnic-looking. Personally, I think he’d be amazing.

Ooh, maybe Jacob and Ben in a revival of “Blood Brothers.”


Restored copies from the Iraqi Jewish archives, recovered from Saddam Hussein’s police headquarter basement after facing extensive water damage.

  1. A 1793 copy of the Babylonian Talmud.
  2. A 1970 school certificate of Olivia Joseph Jacob Basrawi, a graduate of the sixth grade at Frank Iny Jewish school in Baghdad.
  3. A 1930 Hebrew-French bilingual Haggadah. The Hebrew on the top reads “eating matzah,” while the French on the bottom reads “the seder table.”