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Disney Theatrical and The Paper Mill Playhouse has released a short video with clips of the stage musical production of Newsies.
Production runs through Oct 16th.
Read our previous Newsies coverage.
Below the jump catch a video of the cast backstage at ABC’s The View.
Much of the cast from the Disney stage production of Newsies performed on ABC’s The View this morning. In this clip they do a dance number from Seize The Day and a reprise of Santa Fe by Jeremy Jordan who plays Jack Kelly.
The production runs through October 16 at the Paper Mill Playhouse.
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.