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Newsies had a long path to success. The idea of moving it from film to stage took a lot of effort, but to the acclaim of fans everywhere, eventually it got done. From a workshop at the Papermill theatre, to a limited 8-week engagement on Broadway that grew into two years. It’s been Disney Theatrical’s surprise hit of the Great White Way. Even picked up numerous awards along the way, including two Tony’s.

But alas, all good things must come to an end. And now the Newsies are leaving the Nederlander theater for a nationwide tour. But before they left to seize the day again, they took one last curtain call.

Here it is for all of us who missed it.

Newsies will now hit the road beginning this October. Check out the list of cities below the jump:

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Disney’s Newsies was only supposed to have a 100 day run on Broadway, but it’s now been playing more than 5 times that long. Everyone at the production will tell you could not have done it without the support of their fans. So it’s great to see them turn around the lens and recognize that support with a video that includes fans from around the world (including the cast of The Lion King shown above). I love how they worked the lyrics of King of New York into this tribute too:

Below the jump is another fun video from Newsies Fan Week. A look at the “Oldsies”: