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Disney's Newsies the Broadway Musical (2017)

PG | | Musical | 16 February 2017 (USA)
Filmed live on stage at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, CA, this is a not-to-be-missed high energy show starring Original Broadway cast members.

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Harvey Fierstein (book), Bob Tzudiker (based on the film written by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Jordan ... Jack Kelly
Kara Lindsay ... Katherine
Ben Fankhauser ... Davey
Andrew Keenan-Bolger ... Crutchie
Steve Blanchard ... Joseph Pulitzer
Aisha De Haas ... Medda Larkin (as Aisha de Haas)
Ethan Steiner ... Les
Tommy Bracco Tommy Bracco ... Spot Conlon
Joshua Burrage Joshua Burrage ... Jojo
Ben Cook ... Race
Michael Dameski ... Tommy Boy / Scab
Julian DeGuzman Julian DeGuzman ... Smalls (as Julian De Guzman)
Nico DeJesus Nico DeJesus ... Romeo
J.P. Ferreri J.P. Ferreri ... Hot Shot
Sky Flaherty Sky Flaherty ... Albert
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Storyline

Filmed live on stage at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, CA, this not-to-be-missed high energy show stars Original Broadway cast members Jeremy Jordan as "Jack Kelly," Kara Lindsay as "Katherine," Ben Fankhauser as "Davey" and Andrew Keenan-Bolger as "Crutchie". They're joined by North American Tour stars Steve Blanchard as "Joseph Pulitzer," and Aisha de Haas as "Medda Larkin," and Ethan Steiner as "Les" along with members of both the Broadway and North American Tour ensembles, filling the stage with more "newsies" and more dancing than ever before. Set in New York City at the turn of the century and based on a true story, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged 'newsies,' who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies ... Written by Fathom Events

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some language, mild action and smoking images | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Newsies: El Musical de Broadway See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,333,538, 19 February 2017

Gross USA:

$2,545,060

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,545,060
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Trivia

When Jack, David and Les show up to Medda Larkin's burlesque house, "Lovey Dovey Baby" is being played on the piano in the background. "Lovey Dovey Baby" was sung by Ann-Margret as Medda is the original 1992 film. See more »

Goofs

Jack changes the hand he points at Pulitzer with, from left to right, when asking which trait gives them the most in common. See more »

Quotes

Race: Well are ya stupid or what? When yer famous, the world is yer oyster.
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Connections

Remake of Newsies (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Carry the Banner
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Performed by Jeremy Jordan and the Newsies
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Great Performances & Singing / Bad Dance Photography
8 August 2017 | by Bob DiMuSee all my reviews

Fortunately, the great performances, singing, and the opportunity for close-ups of the actors make this recording of the stage production of NEWSIES well worth seeing. I feared, however, that they would not know how to film the dance numbers, and I was correct. Too many quick cuts, too many close-ups of only a few of the dancers, detract greatly from the dance numbers. While the camera adds some good rear and overhead shots of the dancers that you can't get in a live performance, these too go by in a flash. The dancers have great technique and energy all on their own. The camera doesn't need to add any movement or energy to the proceedings, like it does when you are trying to cover for poor dancers. These folks are great, but the camera-work doesn't allow us to see them for more than a fraction of a second at a time. If the director wanted to see how Broadway dances should be photographed, all he need do is look at any Tony Awards broadcast--mainly longer shots, with a few angle shots thrown in, and close-ups only when a particular step or piece of business needs to be highlighted. But directors and editors would rather show off than respect the dance.


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