RISE & SHINE BROADWAY FANS?! It's been a huge overwhelming time as of yesterday. More fun is coming our way including this current abridged version of The 94th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade just 18 DAYS AWAY. Since we are still following COVID-19 safety precautions, many parts of New York’s MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET will be done a little differently. In the meantime, we’re giving you Theater fans the ultimate throwback. We are presenting our TOP 30 BROADWAY AT MACY'S COUNTDOWN playing you our favorite previous performances from the Great Bright Way that has taken part in this National Treasure kicking off the holiday season.
At # 18 on our countdown, we travel back in time to New York City in the year 1899. Based on a true story, it follows a group of poor orphaned newsboys who are exploited beyond reason by their bosses as they set out to enact change and are met by the ruthlessness of big business. This is Disney's Newsies. Based on the 1992 cult classic Disney film of the same name, the musical features a score by Alan Menken, Jac Redford, and Jack Feldman along with a book by Harvey Fierstein.
From the 2012 CBS telecast direct from the stage of Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre, Kara Lindsay as "Katherine Plumber" and the heartthrob cast perform the toe-tapping Act 2 opener showstopper KING OF NEW YORK.
NEWSIES originally debuted in 1992 as a film released in Movie Theaters back in 1992. It was a huge Box Office flop including negative reviews. However, NEWSIES earned the respect of audiences a few months later when the original film was released video along with it airing on the Disney Channel. It instantly earned a huge cult following. Many years later with Disney becoming a huge triumph for its work on the Great Bright Way, fans petitioned Alan Menken and Disney Theatrical an idea of adapting the cult classic as a full scale Broadway show. The team accepted the idea and began hard work on the production. It had its early development reading and workshop labs from 2009-2011.
The show had its official world premiere at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse in the Fall of 2011. The engagement was a triumph sold out smash hit. With the overwhelming response, NEWSIES officially arrived on Broadway in the Spring of 2012 at the Nederlander Theatre. The Broadway run originally was set to play a limited engagement through the Summer of 2012. However due to a massive fan base and people wanting to see it, it became an open ended run till its 2014 closure. NEWSIES life on Broadway lasted for a complete total of 1,020 performances on Broadway. Under the direction of Jeff Calhoun and choreography by Christopher Gattelli, the cast consisted of…
Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan (later Corey Cott) as "Jack Kelly",
Kara Lindsay (later Liana Hunt) as "Katherine Plumber",
Andrew Keenan-Bolger (later Andy Richardson) as "Crutchie",
Ben Fankhauser as "Davey",
Capathia Jenkins (later LaVon Fisher-Wilson) as "Medda Larkin",
Tony nominee John Dossett as "Joseph Pullitzer",
Tommy Bracco (later Clay Thompson) as "Spot".
Following the success of Broadway, NEWSIES went on to wow audiences with a 2 1/2 year North American National Tour playing 784 performances in over 65 cities. That cast was led by…..
Dan DeLuca (later Joey Barreiro) as "Jack Kelly",
Stephanie Styles (later Morgan Keen) as "Katherine Plumber",
Zachary Sayle as "Crutchie",
Jacob Kemp as "Davey",
Angela Grovey as "Medda Larken",
Steve Blanchard as "Joseph Pullitzer",
Jeff Heimbrock as "Spot".
Towards the end of its tour run, the production was filmed for Disney and Fathom Events as a strictly limited streaming in Movie Theaters and currently available to own on digital download and can be seen on Disney+. Filmed at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, the cast reunited majority of the original Broadway cast reprising their roles for the filming only and joined by members of the touring cast. The filmed performance featured…
Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan reprising the role of "Jack Kelly",
Kara Lindsay reprising the role of "Katherine Plumber",
Andrew Keenan Bolger reprising the role of "Crutchie",
Ben Fankhauser reprising the role of "Davy",
Aisha de Haas as "Medda Larkin",
Steve Blanchard as "Joseph Pullitzer",
Tommy Bracco reprising the role of "Spot".
Today, productions of NEWSIES continue to be played worldwide in Schools, Community, and Regional Theaters everywhere.
Doesn't this show make you feel like THE KING OF NEW YORK?
Who is crazy for these NEWSIES?!!!!
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