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Tell Us Everything! Newsies’ Joey Barreiro Lets You Sneak a Peek at His Road Diary

When we think about our favorite performers, so many burning questions come to mind. What do they like to do for fun? Where do they like to shop? Who are their favorite artists? What food do they love? Would we be BFFs? You think about all of these things, too, right?! Of course you do! So, we decided we wanted some answers and, luckily, those performers were more than happy to indulge us by sharing their road diaries. Joey Barreiro plays Jack Kelly in the touring production of Disney’s Newsies, and he told us that he’s a big Larry David fan, can’t leave home without his guitar and is a Renthead. Find out what else makes Barreiro tick below!

Who is a performer who inspires you?
Art Tatum.

What’s the piece of advice you’d give to young performers?
Listen.

What’s the one thing that has to come with you when you’re on the road?
My guitar.

What was the show that hooked you on theater and performing?
RENT was my first Broadway show. At the time, I was really drawn to the curse words (sorry mom!). Now, I prefer listening to the demo recording. “Right Brain” is a guilty pleasure.

What’s the coolest thing you’ve bought for yourself while on the road?
I ate a pork shank that I’ll never forget.


What’s something you’re passionate about outside of performing?
HGTV. House Hunters has my heart.

You only get to bring one book, one album and one movie with you for a year—what are they?
A foreign language textbook
The Glenn Gould Edition – Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I
The Green Mile…or The Truman Show…or Her

What cartoon character is your spirit animal?
Larry David. I know. Larry David.

Being on tour with Newsies has taught me…
Tea is hot. Be careful!

What’s your dream role?
Nothing specific. Someone in a Tom Stoppard play.

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