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Disney's Newsies the Broadway Musical (2017)

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 "... See full summary »

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

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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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Color
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Trivia

For the productions of Newsies on Broadway, the song King of New York has many tap dancing solos on tables. But the sound on the wood was often drowned out and not heard in the theatre, so microphones were taped to the bottom of tables so everything was heard. See more »

Goofs

Race/Ben Cook accidentally kicks himself in the face at some point. 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

Something to Believe In
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Performed by Kara Lindsay and Jeremy Jordan
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Time just flies by
24 November 2017 | by smithzach-41104See all my reviews

this is a solid musical- really well done across the board, and full of high octane energy. The close ups are great- really makes you connect to the characters. Kara Lindsay and Jeremy Jordan are some of the most talented people to ever grace Broadway, and hearing them rock the rafters is quite an experience!!

Also, the person who gave this 2 stars without watching the whole thing is really unfair (movie junkies that hate the stage adaptation. They exist.) In no way did Newsies fail- this 2017 live version made over 3 million dollars in just 3 days at movie theaters, and ran for 1,000 performances on Broadway. The changes made totally make sense as a whole- adding a strong female arc was a great move as it was desperately missing in the movie,,, and you ask why did they open with Santa Fe- because it's more realistic. It's refreshing to see opening scenes like this. Just two people having a conversation. A lot of Tarantino films are like this as well!


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