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LimelightMike
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NEWSIES Reviews
Posted: 3/29/12 at 06:52pm
Today is Thursday, March 29, marking the official opening night performance of NEWSIES! Let's welcome 'the boys' to The Graet White Way! Post reviews here!
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broadwaydevil
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NEWSIES Reviews
Posted: 3/29/12 at 06:53pm
I've been waiting for this thread! Break legs to all the cast and crew.
Scratch and claw for every day you're worth! Make them drag you screaming from life, keep dreaming You'll live forever here on earth.
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CarlosAlberto
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joined:6/29/10
NEWSIES Reviews
Posted: 3/29/12 at 06:54pm
Let's also welcome them to the GREAT White Way as well!
"I was raised to be charming, not sincere"
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kyl3fong2
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joined:3/10/11
NEWSIES Reviews
Posted: 3/29/12 at 06:58pm
And let's also hope that Disney will extend this to an open-ended run.
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shomeika
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NEWSIES Reviews
Posted: 3/29/12 at 07:32pm
This has "open ended run" written all over it.
Clint. Atlanta,GA
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thespian geek
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joined:10/1/04
NEWSIES Reviews
Posted: 3/29/12 at 08:23pm
Chicago Tribune is up...
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NYTheatre01
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NEWSIES Reviews
Posted: 3/29/12 at 08:31pm

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CukorLover
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NEWSIES Reviews
Posted: 3/29/12 at 08:37pm
That was a very polite review from Chris Jones. VERY polite.
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Posted: 3/29/12 at 08:44pm
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The Pud
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NEWSIES Reviews
Posted: 3/29/12 at 08:46pm
"You can call the show brashly formulaic, sentimental or simplistic, but Newsies adheres to a time-honored Disney tradition of inspirational storytelling in the best possible sense. It woiks."

Well, you might as well have a daisy and start picking off the petals, they love it, they love it not, they love it, they love it not.......



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Jonwo
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joined:3/16/06
NEWSIES Reviews
Posted: 3/29/12 at 08:49pm
The reviews are mostly positive so far and even the not so positive reviews admit that this will be a hit.
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blaxx
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joined:6/28/05
NEWSIES Reviews
Posted: 3/29/12 at 09:01pm
Matthew, if anyone had a question you are a bitter bitter man, I will bring up this:

A theatre critic knows when he's beat. Nothing is going to stop Newsies, Disney's new adaptation of its 1992 film musical, which just opened at the Nederlander, from becoming a monster hit. So why belabor the point? It's going to be the adolescent male's version of Annie, an Oliver! for a new generation, a staple of community and regional theaters for decades to come, and so on. Does that cover all the necessary bases? Hopefully it does, because then we can get to the least important, and undoubtedly the least remarked-upon, part of this phenomenon in the making: Newsies isn't good.

Or "I would love for my review to destroy the show. Sadly, I can't. But I will still let you know why it sucks."
Listen, I don't take my clothes off for anyone, even if it is "artistic". - JANICE
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ucjrdude902
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joined:3/11/07
NEWSIES Reviews
Posted: 3/29/12 at 09:03pm
I'm on my phone and won't have access to a comp. till tmrw. Can you guys post what they are like usual (Rave, Mixed, etc). Thanks.
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thespian geek
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broadwaydevil
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NEWSIES Reviews
Posted: 3/29/12 at 09:22pm
Scratch and claw for every day you're worth! Make them drag you screaming from life, keep dreaming You'll live forever here on earth.
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thespian geek
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broadwaydevil
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NEWSIES Reviews
Posted: 3/29/12 at 09:28pm
The Faster Times is mixed...

http://www.thefastertimes.com/newyorktheater/2012/03/29/newsies-review/

"“Newsies The Musical” is under no obligation to do anything but entertain. But one wonders what a musical theater composer like Adam Guettel (“Floyd Collins”) or Stephen Sondheim might have done with this story."

"And dance. The choreography by Christopher Gattelli is dazzling. The acrobatic moves – leaps and kicks, back flips and mid-air somersaults – put “Newsies” up there with “Memphis” and “Anything Goes” for the most thrilling dancing currently on Broadway."
Scratch and claw for every day you're worth! Make them drag you screaming from life, keep dreaming You'll live forever here on earth.
The Pud
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NEWSIES Reviews
Posted: 3/29/12 at 09:38pm
"Jeremy Jordan, who made his first impression this season in the short-lived "Bonnie and Clyde," is the heart -- even the heartthrob -- of the action as Jack Kelly, leader of the homeless urchins. With his big jaw and his bad-boy glint, Jordan suggests the seriously comic appeal of Donald Duck's handsome nephew." WHAT?

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thespian geek
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NEWSIES Reviews
Posted: 3/29/12 at 09:40pm
"WHAT?" was my exact reaction, too. Weirdest backhanded compliment I've ever read..
The Pud
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NEWSIES Reviews
Posted: 3/29/12 at 09:47pm
I'm not sure it was a compliment.
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thespian geek
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kyl3fong2
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NEWSIES Reviews
Posted: 3/29/12 at 09:52pm
Jeremy Jordan for a Best Actor Tony nomination? I hope so.

And now, can Disney just announce that this show is going to receive an open-ended run?!

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