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BWW Review: NEWSIES is a Rollicking Good Time, If You Turn Off Your BrainBWW Review: NEWSIES is a Rollicking Good Time, If You Turn Off Your Brain
by Jay Irwin - Apr 27, 2016

I will admit to the fact that the original 1992 film of "Newsies" is one of my guilty pleasures. So when I heard they were making a stage version of the musical I was dubious but excited. The original already made you overlook much of the schlock, cheese, historical inaccuracies and plot holes. But the stage version, currently at the Paramount Theatre, with its retooled story forces even more of a willing suspension of disbelief almost to the point of brain death. But if you can manage that level of tucking rational thought into some dark corner then you're bound to have a good time as this spectacle is loaded with tons of vibrancy and a bevy of cute "boys" who sure do sing and dance pretty. (more...)

Cast Announced for Disney's NEWSIES at Segerstrom Center for the ArtsCast Announced for Disney's NEWSIES at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Casting has been announced for the Orange County engagement of DISNEY'S NEWSIES. The Tony Award®-winning production will begin performances at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on May 17 for a limited engagement through May 29 in Segerstrom Hall. (more...)

BWW Review: NEWSIES are the Kings of SacramentoBWW Review: NEWSIES are the Kings of Sacramento
by Harmony Wheeler - Apr 14, 2016

'Newsies' made the headlines as a flop Disney film back in 1992, but the musical garnered a cult following that led to its 2012 revamp on Broadway. The national tour of that production, now on its final leg, carries the banner to Sacramento this week with its own outstanding effects worthy of above-the-fold, front page attention. (more...)

Cast Announced for Disney's NEWSIES, Coming to Seattle This MonthCast Announced for Disney's NEWSIES, Coming to Seattle This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Casting has been announced for the Seattle engagement of Disney's NEWSIES.   The Tony Award-winning production will begin performances at The Paramount Theatre on Tuesday, April 26 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 1. (more...)

Disney's NEWSIES Coming to Sacramento, 4/12-17Disney's NEWSIES Coming to Sacramento, 4/12-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

The Sacramento premiere of Disney's NEWSIES opens Tuesday, April 12 at 8:00 PM at the Community Center Theater for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 17. In Sacramento, NEWSIES will play Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:00 PM; Thursday at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM; Friday at 8:00 PM; Saturday at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM; and Sunday at 2:00 PM. (more...)

Cast Announced for Disney's NEWSIES National Tour Engagement at San JoseCast Announced for Disney's NEWSIES National Tour Engagement at San Jose
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Casting has been announced for the San Jose engagement of Disney's NEWSIES. The Tony Award-winning production will begin performances at the Center for the Performing Arts (255 Almaden Blvd.) on Tuesday, May 10 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 15. (more...)

BWW Review: Extra! Extra! NEWSIES is a Hit!BWW Review: Extra! Extra! NEWSIES is a Hit!
by Christine Swerczek - Feb 17, 2016

I don't remember enjoying a show this much since PIPPIN came to Omaha! Disney's NEWSIES, the record-breaking smash musical with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and book by Harvey Fierstein opened last night at the Orpheum Theater. There was no doubt as to whether the audience enjoyed it. They erupted into cheers, whistles, and applause after, and sometimes in the middle of, each number. (more...)

BWW Review: NEWSIES Tour in MinneapolisBWW Review: NEWSIES Tour in Minneapolis
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Feb 12, 2016

Dancing newsboys! Underdogs win! Read all about it! NEWSIES leaps on the Orpheum stage through Feb. 14. (more...)

BWW Review: Disney's NEWSIES at The Fox TheatreBWW Review: Disney's NEWSIES at The Fox Theatre
by Chris Gibson - Jan 25, 2016

It's not unusual for movies to be adapted for the stage these days, in fact, it's become rather commonplace. But typically, musicals written for the screen that flop (even though they might have a rather substantial cult following), are usually avoided for obvious reasons. Although, that didn't stop the producers of XANADU from plowing forward, go figure. The Disney film NEWSIES actually seems likes a logical choice to revamp and produce on the stage, and it wound up winning Tony Awards for best score and choreography back in 2012, and becoming quite the hit. So why am I so surprised? I guess because the current touring production, while occasionally dazzling, comes off slightly uninspired and flat. Now, don't get me wrong, there are some really fine performances, an eye catching scenic design, cool effects, and energetic choreography that certainly lives up to expectations. And, like the film, an awful lot of people, both young and old, are guaranteed to truly love this show, as evidenced by the very enthusiastic response from the audience at the performance I attended. (more...)

BWW Review: NEWSIES Is As Perfect As A Musical Can Get, Thru Dec 27BWW Review: NEWSIES Is As Perfect As A Musical Can Get, Thru Dec 27
by Anton Anderssen - Dec 26, 2015

When I was a child, I was a paper boy. I schlepped a stack of 100 papers all around the little town 5 miles from my home; I earned a little bit of money and I still have that savings stash today. It wasn't as if I really needed the money, it was more a lesson about the need to be useful in society. But in New York City, 1899, things were a lot different. At that time, youths sold newspapers in order to survive. This was how orphans and children of unemployed fathers were able to buy food for the day. Many of these kids lived on the streets. Disney's musical NEWSIES tells the plight of these youths. The plot is both a love story and a lesson in capitalism gone sour, bolstered by magnificent dancing and Disney-quality songs. NEWSIES is inspired by the real-life 'Newsboy Strike of 1899,' when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers. The show won Best Choreography and Best Original Score at the 2012 Tony Awards. Ending this weekend at the Fisher Theatre, NEWSIES is as perfect as a musical can get. (more...)

NEWSIES National Tour Coming to the Fabulous Fox in JanuaryNEWSIES National Tour Coming to the Fabulous Fox in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Casting has been announced for the St. Louis engagement of Disney's NEWSIES.   The Tony Award-winning production will begin performances at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Tuesday, January 19 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 31.  (more...)

BWW Review: NEWSIES Is the Orpheum's Latest EditionBWW Review: NEWSIES Is the Orpheum's Latest Edition
by Joseph Baker - Dec 9, 2015

There was a moment tonight in the Orpheum's presentation of NEWSIES that I envisioned the entire production as an animated feature -- and why not? There was the infectious music of Alan Menken, who long ago set the 'gold standard' for the resurgence of Disney animation beginning with THE LITTLE MERMAID; there was, too, the 'underdog' hero ('Jack Kelley,' played with panache and charisma by Joey Barreiro), who serves as a point of inspiration for a horde of ragtag 'newsies'; and instead of an 'Ariel' or 'Belle,' there was 'Katherine,' the spirited young 'girl reporter,' who, with her independence and ingenuity, could fall right in line with the other young heroines of Disney films. (more...)

Novi Native Among Cast for Disney's NEWSIES, Coming to Detroit This MonthNovi Native Among Cast for Disney's NEWSIES, Coming to Detroit This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Casting has been announced for the Detroit engagement of Disney's NEWSIES. The Tony Award-winning production will begin performances at the Detroit Opera House on December 15 for a limited engagement through December 27.  (more...)

NEWSIES National Tour Begins Engagement at The Orpheum in December; Cast SetNEWSIES National Tour Begins Engagement at The Orpheum in December; Cast Set
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

Casting has been announced for the Memphis engagement of Disney's NEWSIES.   The Tony Award-winning production will begin performances at the Orpheum Theatre on Tuesday, December 8th for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 13th.  (more...)

NEWSIES Comes to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts TonightNEWSIES Comes to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

The Fort Lauderdale engagement of Disney's NEWSIES -- the Tony Award-winning production -- begins performances at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts tonight, November 17 for a limited engagement through Sunday, November 29, 2015. (more...)

Cast Set for NEWSIES at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts This NovemberCast Set for NEWSIES at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Casting has been announced for the Fort Lauderdale engagement of Disney's NEWSIES. The Tony Award-winning production will begin performances at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, November 17 for a limited engagement through Sunday, November 29, 2015. (more...)

Disney's NEWSIES Opens Tonight at PPACDisney's NEWSIES Opens Tonight at PPAC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

The Providence premiere of Disney's NEWSIES opens tonight, October 20, at 7P at the Providence Performing Arts Center for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 25. (more...)

New Band of NEWSIES Joins the National Tour, Starting Tonight in HartfordNew Band of NEWSIES Joins the National Tour, Starting Tonight in Hartford
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

Disney Theatrical Productions welcomes six new principal cast members to the North American tour of Disney's NEWSIES: Joey Barreiro as 'Jack Kelly,' Morgan Keene as 'Katherine,' Aisha de Haas as 'Medda Larkin,' Stephen Michael Langton as 'Davey' and John Michael Pitera and Ethan Steiner alternating the role of 'Les.' These new cast members, aside from Pitera, will begin performances at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford tonight, October 13. (more...)

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A New Band of NEWSIES Will Carry the Banner Coast-to-Coast; First Look at Incoming National Tour Cast!A New Band of NEWSIES Will Carry the Banner Coast-to-Coast; First Look at Incoming National Tour Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

Disney Theatrical Productions will welcome six new principal cast members to the North American tour of Disney's NEWSIES: Joey Barreiro as 'Jack Kelly,' Morgan Keene as 'Katherine,' Aisha de Haas as 'Medda Larkin,' Stephen Michael Langton as 'Davey' and John Michael Pitera and Ethan Steiner alternating the role of 'Les.'  These new cast members, aside from Pitera, will begin performances at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford on Tuesday, October 13.  Pitera will debut at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, October 20. (more...)

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