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ANNIE at Cape Fear Regional Theatre 2019

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Robert Newman’s character transitions believably from the gruff, enormously rich and influential Oliver Warbucks to the openly affectionate “Daddy.” This is in large part due to Newman’s seeming lack of celebrity ego and to the positive onstage chemistry between Newman and his young co-star. Newman is believable as a successful, no-nonsense businessman with time for little but work when we first meet   …Continue Reading


Sweeney Todd 2019

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He is a powerful presence from the jump; with piercing ice-blue eyes and deep voice, his Todd is more haunted than demonic, which makes him sympathetic as well as frightening. Alex is an astounding Mrs. Lovett, as richly layered as her phenomenally colorful costumes (designed by Michael Wilson Morgan), full of longing and wile, she’s   …Continue Reading


Big the Musical 2019

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Robert Newman earned applause just by walking on stage, which isn’t all that surprising when a “star” is brought in to a local production, even though he is by now almost a “regular” on their stage. He is the CEO of Macmillian Toys who sees brilliance in Josh because of his insight into toys and   …Continue Reading


3 video clips from Kiss Me Kate!

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As Fred/ Petruchio from Kiss Me Kate at Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 2018. Where Is The Life That Late I Led:         https://youtu.be/XGpnL9hrV1Y Wunderbar:  https://youtu.be/qs4AYNqMnJo So In Love Reprise:    https://youtu.be/3b3eCUoBGoI    


Reviews from Noises Off! Barn Theatre, 2018

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  The role of director here comes to fruition hitting all the right notes. At once explosive yet restrained, charming yet with a dark underbelly, and with both agitation and grace, Robert Newman is marvelous in this role. The tenuous glue that holds the madness together, except when he’s adding to it. He’s the shining   …Continue Reading


Reviews and pics from Hairspray! Barn Theatre, 2018

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  Robert Newman is an imposing presence between both his height and his fat suit. He does a wonderful job of playing the insecure mother who, with the inspiration of her daughter and the support of her husband, grows into the powerful woman ready to take on the world. He finds the right balance of   …Continue Reading


Robert Newman and Charlie King: Timeless to Me

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From Hairspray at The Barn Theatre 2018 with the great Charlie King as Wilbur! https://youtu.be/kx2Esw5UP-A      


Hunchback of Notre Dame- Barn Theatre, 2017

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Tormented by trying to reconcile his fervent dedication to his faith and his uncontrollable desire for Esmeralda, a woman who represents everything he has tried to despise, Frollo is a walking contradiction, and Newman fully illuminates the man’s multiple facets. He demonstrates how smoothly kindness can slip into cruelty and how swiftly the sanctimonious and   …Continue Reading


2017 shaping up to be a pretty wild ride! Details coming soon….

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This is Happening!! A Barn Theatre Fundraiser

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Come join us on Friday, April 28th at 9:30 pm at 54 Below in NYC for an evening of music and stories.  Myself, Kim Zimmer, Tom Wopat and a bunch of great talent from the Barn Theatre all to raise money for the theatre itself.  It will be wonderful.. .


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