Meet the cast video series: James Newcomb

In this ongoing series, we briefly introduce you to the actors performing in our plays in a fun way. Episode 85: Meet James Newcomb, son of Bev Newcomb, who has directed more plays and musicals than any other woman in local theatre history. James Newcomb grew up performing at the Bonfils Theatre and was hired as an inaugural member of the DCPA Theatre Company in 1979. He was a company member for five years, and his favorite shows have included How to Succeed in Business… and Orphans, with Jamie Horton.

Among other things, James talks about how his father snuck onto Cherry Hills Country Club to help send his own father to his Great Reward.

James is now playing hardware store worker Rudy in the Theatre Company’s world premiere of Benediction, a powerful drama made up of three interwoven family stories set on the High Plains of Eastern Colorado. Video by John Moore. Run time: 2 minutes, 20 seconds.


Benediction: Ticket information
Performances run through March 1
Space Theatre
Performances daily except Mondays
Call 303-893-4100, or go to the Denver Center’s web site at

More Benediction videos:
Meet Joyce Cohen
Meet Mike Hartman
Meet Nance Williamson
Meet Leslie O’Carroll
Meet Adrian Egolf

Previous 2014-15 “Meet the Cast” episodes:

Leslie Alexander, A Christmas Carol
Allen Dorsey, A Christmas Carol
Donna English, The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Charlie Franklin, Lord of the Flies

Patty Goble,The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Sam Gregory, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Matthew Gumley, Lord of the Flies
Lenne Klingaman, Appoggiatura
Darrie Lawrence
, Appoggiatura
Eddie Lopez, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Beth Malone, The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Nick Mills Appoggiatura
Paolo Montalban, The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Burke Moses, The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Linda Mugleston, The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Rob Nagle, Appoggiatura
Leslie O’Carroll,A Christmas Carol
Ben and Noah Radcliffe, Lord of the Flies
James Michael Reilly, A Christmas Carol
Socorro Santiago, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Lesley Shires, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Gregory Isaac Stone, Lord of the Flies

    James Newcomb in 'Benediction.' Photo by Jennifer M. Koskinen.

    James Newcomb, left, with Larry Hecht in the DCPA’s world-premiere staging of ‘Benediction.’ Photo by Jennifer M. Koskinen.