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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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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

Videopolis: Seize The Day from Newsies

Today’s Videopolis should bring back memories of a youthful Christian Bale dancing in the streets. Yep, it’s Seize The Day from Disney’s Newsies from Sweet Nothings at Truman State University. A broadway musical version is current in pre-production at Disney Theatrical. Maybe this group can… Read More »Videopolis: Seize The Day from Newsies

Can Newsies Musical become King of New York?

The idea to bring Disney’s 1992 film Newsies to the great white way has been floating around practically since the film was released. The rumors kicked into high gear recently with the rise of Kenny Ortega’s star, tied to the High School Musical money machine.… Read More »Can Newsies Musical become King of New York?

Dumbo heading to Broadway?

Of all the Disney Animated classics, Dumbo has the most ‘Song of the South’ moments. The crows and a drunk elephant are not what I would call ‘classic Disney’. And yet, they do make for two of the most powerful moments of the film. The… Read More »Dumbo heading to Broadway?

Wednesday Kickoff – Disney News Roundup

You just have to decide if you’re a Tigger or an Eeyore. Marty Sklar has released a moving tribute to Harriet Burns the first non-clerical woman to work at Walt Disney Imagineering. Till we all greet our queens and kings! That Disneyland Shanghai rumor just… Read More »Wednesday Kickoff – Disney News Roundup