UPDATES And announcements
July 28 2019: /NEWSIES review from Motif Magazine/ “Katie Claire McGrath absolutely kills it as the spunky and practical Katherine Plumber. She holds her own against the ever-flirtatious Jack Kelly, and helps knock sense into him when all sense has left the building. In her solo, “Watch What Happens,” she tackles the important task of giving their cause the press it needs with reverence and insecurity, not to mention gorgeous vocals. Oh, and she taps, too.”
July 27 2019: /NEWSIES review from Rich Fahey’s On Boston Stages/ “Harvey Fierstein’s strong book softens the film’s story a bit around the edges, inserting a young, attractive female reporter named Katherine Plumber (an excellent Katie Claire McGrath) into the picture at a time when female reporters – if you could find one – were exiled to the society pages.”
July 26 2019: /NEWSIES review from The Independent RI/ “Katie Claire McGrath adds a lot with her portrayal of intrepid and aspiring hard news reporter, Katherine Plumber, who becomes more deeply intertwined with the newsies’ cause, and love interest, Jack. McGrath allows herself room to grow between her first act solo “Watch What Happens” and her touching duet with Jack, “Something to Believe In.”
July 25 2019: /NEWSIES review from The Westerly Sun/ “Then came his duet ("Something to Believe In") with new reporter Katherine Plumber (Katie Claire McGrath, also making her Theatre by the Sea debut, is superb) and my heart melted. Roberts is an excellent leading man and McGrath an excellent match.”
July 22 2019: /NEWSIES review from NewportRI.com/ “McGrath has a beautiful soprano voice with which she mesmerizes the audience in the difficult “Watch What Happens” and the lovely “Something to Believe In.””
July 11 2019: /NEWSIES interview/ “‘NEWSIES’ star has an extra, extra special fondness for Theatre By The Sea” - Thanks, Providence Journal!
July 1 2019: Katie will be spending her summer in Matunuck, RI at Bill Hanney’s Theatre by the Sea! Coming up for her will be the role of Katherine Plummer is Disney’s NEWSIES. July 17 through August 10th.
October 1 2019: Katie is so excited to be playing the role of Nora in the world premiere comedy HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL at the Forum theatre in Metuchen, NJ.
July 9 2018: Katie will be playing the role of Daisy in feature film INSIDE THE RAIN. Keep an eye out for its release early 2019!
June 16 2018: Katie will be performing JUNE 27 2018 9:30pm at Don't Tell Mama in NYC in "Heroes and Villains: A Cabaret in Support of Everytown" to support positive gun reform. For more information, please visit their website!
March 5 2018: Here we go again! Katie is Joining Dream Theatre Productions once more for the NJ regional premiere of MAMMA MIA! She will be playing the role of Ali. Tickets on sale now for performances March 23rd through the 25th!
December 6 2017: /LEGALLY BLONDE news/ Thanks, Broadway World!
December 5 2017: Omg, you guys! Katie will be joining Dream Theatre Production's LEGALLY BLONDE as Elle Woods! Tickets are currently on sale for one weekend only at the UC PAC in Rahway, NJ. Performances: January 26th through the 28th.
November 09 2017: /BE MORE CHILL news/ Thank you, Broadway World!
October 20 2017: Katie will playing Brooke in the upcoming revival of BE MORE CHILL at The Strand Theatre! Tickets are on sale for performances November 9th through the 12th.
June 06 2017: Good Nobles, Katie will be joining the cast of Medieval Times: Dinner & Tournament (Lyndhurst, NJ) as Princess Catalina! Her first performance will be on Thursday June 8th.