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‘Newsical’ updates cast list

Rapier, Newman replace Cea, Skowron

Trish Rapier and Jim Newman are joining the cast of Off Broadway’s “Newsical,” playing Upstairs at Studio 54. They replace Kim Cea and Jeff Skowron, respectively, and join cast members Stephanie Kurtzuba and Todd Alan Johnson.

The politically themed satire also has announced a cast album, featuring songs from the tuner’s first edition. Among numbers on the CD, available at the theater box office and online at http://www.newsicalthemusical.com, are “Martha Stewart: The Mini-Musical,” “Nobody Messes With Liza” and “Felt Up at the Airport.”

“Newsical” was created by musical satirist and comedian Rick Crom.

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