Newsies: Medda Larkin (2012) Capathia Jenkins as Medda Larkin belts out ‘That’s Rich’ in Broadway’s Newsies. Jess Goldstein’s costume rendering for Medda Larkin in Newsies. Costume for Angela Grovey as Medda Larkin for the first national tour of Newsies The lacing at the back of the bodice hides a zipper In the bodice mock up for Angela Grovey, there are both bone casings stitched to the base coutil and channeled in the vertical seam lines. The bodice pattern darts at the side waist for additional shaping shaping in the coutil structural layer only. Waist and under bust elastics, which both assist in closing the garment, supporting the bust and nipping the waist, are the final architectural elements for the completed bodice. Beaded trim with ostrich flues are stitched to the skirts as well as flowers on snap bases, removable for shipping and dry-cleaning. A typical tucked Victorian petticoat with gathered and pleated ruffles supports the skirt of the costume.