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Disney’s Newsies To Have Limited Run on Broadway

Due to popular demand and critical acclaim, Disney Theatrical will bring Newsies, the breakout new American musical, to Broadway in New York City! Following its critically-hailed run at Paper Mill Playhouse earlier this fall, the show will play the Nederlander Theatre for a limited, 101-performance… Read More »Disney’s Newsies To Have Limited Run on Broadway

Newsies – Stage Musical Enters Previews

Newsies, a new stage musical from Disney Theatrical, has officially started ‘previews’ at the Paper Mill Playhouse. This is a day many thought would never come. Newsies, the movie, has had a huge cult following who could be heard begging for a stage musical version… Read More »Newsies – Stage Musical Enters Previews

Newsies Moves Closer to Live Stage Production

Disney cult classic Newsies, about newsboys who wage a labor strike in 1890s New York, is being worked into a stage musical by composer Alan Menken, lyricist Jack Feldman, choreographer Christopher Gattelli, and librettist Harvey Fierstein. Together they are adapting the movie to the stage, while adding in songs, fresh characters, new plot points, and choreography to match the modern era.

The production is being developed at Paper Mill Playhouse and really said to be more of a homage to the 1992 film. Here’s a short video from Playbill featuring the creative team. Below the jump is a video with a sneak peek at some of the songs from the show.

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Disney Song Medley by Alan Menken

I love it whenever Disney releases a movie or DVD overseas. Because that usually means we get some great snip of footage, deleted scenes, or other performance we haven’t seen before. In this case it’s Tangled being released on DVD in the UK and the… Read More »Disney Song Medley by Alan Menken

Newsies Stage Musical to open in September

Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, the day you thought would never come is almost here. It’s time to seize the day and buy some season tickets to the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn New Jersey. That’s where a new stage version of the cult… Read More »Newsies Stage Musical to open in September