Twitter Watch: Kara Lindsay to Play Final Performance in Broadway's NEWSIES this Sunday
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On Twitter, original NEWSIES cast member Kara Lindsay just announced that she'll play her final performance in the Broadway hit this weekend. Lindsay posted:
@KaraLindsay1: "To all the wonderfully amazing Newsies Fansies...I wanted to let you know that Sunday, February 2nd will be my last show at Newsies. I cannot thank you enough for your generous support and love throughout these two years. The letters, the gifts, the tweets, and smiles have filled my heart with so much joy! It's meant more to me than you will ever know. You are so very special. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart."
As of now, a replacement for Lindsay has not been announced.
Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, with a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, Newsies is directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli.
The show received 23 major theatrical nominations - including eight Tony Award nods - and won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography. One of Broadway's highest profile hits, it has been featured nationally on "Dancing with the Stars," "The View," "Good Morning America," "Nightline," "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade," and "The CBS Thanksgiving Day Parade."
Set in New York City at the turn of the century, 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 from across the city to strike for what's right.
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