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2016 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards Update - Becky Gulsvig, Pia Toscano, J. Harrison Ghee in Lead!2016 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards Update - Becky Gulsvig, Pia Toscano, J. Harrison Ghee in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

NEWSIES Announces Theatrical Release Dates for 2017!NEWSIES Announces Theatrical Release Dates for 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Hot off the press! As BroadwayWorld reported exclusively in July, Newsies is coming to the big screen! Disney Theatrical Productions and Fathom Events announced today that the Tony Award-winning musical NEWSIES will make its worldwide cinema debut on February 16, 18 and 22, 2017, starring Jeremy Jordan, reprising his Tony Award-nominated performance as 'Jack Kelly.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway at Birdland Presents Aisha de Haas and Capathia Jenkins with Billy StritchPhoto Flash: Broadway at Birdland Presents Aisha de Haas and Capathia Jenkins with Billy Stritch
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present Broadway performers Aisha de Haas and Capathia Jenkins, who joined forces with pianist/singer/musical director Billy Stritch in 'Stritch, Trouble & More Trouble.'  The very special one-night-only event took place on the stage of the historic music room on Monday, November 14. (more...)

Django Reinhardt Festival and More Coming Up This Month at BirdlandDjango Reinhardt Festival and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for November 14-20, including The Django Reinhardt NY Festival, Aisha de Haas, Capathia Jenkins & Billy Stritch in "Stritch, Trouble and More Trouble", Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)


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Birdland Jazz Club Announces November Schedule, Featuring JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY and More!Birdland Jazz Club Announces November Schedule, Featuring JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

BWW Review: Disney's NEWSIES Charming Family FareBWW Review: Disney's NEWSIES Charming Family Fare
by Frank Benge - Sep 28, 2016

NEWSIES is a Disney Theatrical Productions musical based on their 1992 film Newsies. The original film took its inspiration from the Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City. NEWSIES has a book by Harvey Fierstein with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman. It premiered at the Paper Mill Playhouse in 2011 and made its Broadway debut in 2012, where it played for 1004 performances. The stage version contains songs from the movie and several new numbers. Those who grew up on the film version will notice that this new adaptation has written out Jack's original love interest Sarah Jacobs as well as the New York Sun reporter Brian Denton, who writes about the Newsies. These characters have been replaced by a new character, Katherine Plumber, a reporter who is a composite of the characters from the original film. The North American tour, which is currently playing at the Bass Concert Hall, started in October 2014 and is ending its 43 week run on October 2, 2016 here in Austin, TX. (more...)

BWW Review: NEWSIES Continues to Win Audiences' Affection in LABWW Review: NEWSIES Continues to Win Audiences' Affection in LA
by Ellen Dostal - Sep 1, 2016

I already knew Disney's NEWSIES had developed cult status before I saw the show. Its legions of loyal 'Fansies' have championed it from the very beginning. But even I wasn't prepared for the audience's screams of appreciation for the hard-working boys - and one girl - who form the heart of the current national tour playing at the Hollywood Pantages through September 4th. (more...)

Disney and Fathom Events to Bring NEWSIES to Cinemas Worldwide Early Next YearDisney and Fathom Events to Bring NEWSIES to Cinemas Worldwide Early Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Disney Theatrical Productions and Fathom Events announced today that the Tony® Award-winning musical NEWSIES will make its worldwide cinema debut in early 2017, starring Jeremy Jordan, reprising his Tony Award-nominated performance as “Jack Kelly.” (more...)

Breaking News: Ben Fankhauser & Andrew Keenan-Bolger Join NEWSIES Live; Set to Hit Theatres in 2017!Breaking News: Ben Fankhauser & Andrew Keenan-Bolger Join NEWSIES Live; Set to Hit Theatres in 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Disney Theatrical Productions and Fathom Events announced today that the Tony® Award-winning musical NEWSIES will make its worldwide cinema debut in early 2017, starring Jeremy Jordan, reprising his Tony Award-nominated performance as 'Jack Kelly.' (more...)

Exclusive Breaking News: Disney to Film NEWSIES Live in August; Jeremy Jordan & Kara Lindsay to ReturnExclusive Breaking News: Disney to Film NEWSIES Live in August; Jeremy Jordan & Kara Lindsay to Return
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Now IS the time to seize the day! BroadwayWorld has learned that Disney will film NEWSIES this August, at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. Returning for the filming will be original Broadway cast members Jeremy Jordan and Kara Lindsay. The production, currently on tour plays the Pantages from Aug. 30, 2016 - Sept. 4, 2016. There is no word yet if the production is headed towards the big or small screen, or who else might be joining or re-joining the cast for the filming. (more...)

Casting Announced for Disney's NEWSIES in CharlotteCasting Announced for Disney's NEWSIES in Charlotte
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2016

Casting has been announced for the Charlotte engagement of Disney's  NEWSIES.   The Tony® Award-winning production will begin performances at Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, August 9 for a limited engagement through Sunday, August 14.  (more...)

Disney's NEWSIES Announces Cast for Chicago EngagementDisney's NEWSIES Announces Cast for Chicago Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Broadway In Chicago is pleased to announce casting for the Chicago engagement of Disney's NEWSIES. The Tony Award-winning production will begin performances at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) on Thursday, July 28 for a limited engagement through Sunday, August 7. (more...)

Photo Flash: Capathia Jenkins and Alton Fitzgerald White Celebrate Louis Rosen's 'DREAM SUITE' at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Capathia Jenkins and Alton Fitzgerald White Celebrate Louis Rosen's 'DREAM SUITE' at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Capathia Jenkins and Alton Fitzgerald White were featured in the Broadway at Birdland concert series on Monday, June 27, celebrating the Di-tone Records release of the acclaimed song cycle, Dream Suite: Songs in Jazz and Blues, by award-winning composer Louis Rosen, on poems by Langston Hughes. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

NEWSIES On Tour to Stream 'Santa Fe' on Facebook Live Next WeekNEWSIES On Tour to Stream 'Santa Fe' on Facebook Live Next Week
by Alan Henry - Jun 17, 2016

The touring cast of Newsies will perform the song 'Santa Fe' live from Santa Fe, NM on Monday, June 20. The event will be streamed to Disney's Facebook page beginning at 1 PM EST and will last approximately 20 minutes, according to Variety. (more...)

BWW Review: NEWSIES at the Capitol Theatre is MesmerizingBWW Review: NEWSIES at the Capitol Theatre is Mesmerizing
by Tyler Hinton - Jun 8, 2016

Everything about the national tour of Disney's NEWSIES, playing this week at the Capitol Theatre (with a rare return engagement scheduled for August due to high demand), is mesmerizing. With a rousing score, striking stage pictures, fluid movement, sympathetic characters, and athletic dancing, there is always something to excite. (more...)

Cast Announced for Disney's NEWSIES at Queen Elizabeth TheatreCast Announced for Disney's NEWSIES at Queen Elizabeth Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Casting has been announced for the Vancouver engagement of Disney's NEWSIES.   The Tony Award-winning production will begin performances at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Tuesday, July 5 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 10.  (more...)

BWW Review: Seize the Stage! Rousing NEWSIES Leaps Over to OC's Segerstrom CenterBWW Review: Seize the Stage! Rousing NEWSIES Leaps Over to OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - May 24, 2016

Now after more than a year, NEWSIES' North American First National Tour is nearing its conclusion, finally stopping at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through May 29 (the musical will motor down to San Diego the following week). After seeing the original Broadway production in NYC and then seeing its Los Angeles debut at the Pantages Theatre last year, experiencing this exuberant, high-energy, smile-inducing crowd-pleaser again here in my own home turf felt like a special gift. NEWSIES is a fun, uplifting night at the theater... and continues to be in subsequent, multiple viewings. With its winning combination of incredibly acrobatic dancing, family-friendly comedy, engaging story, awesome singing, and dazzling showmanship, there is a lot to love with this show---whether you're 5 or 95. Heck, it certainly made a #Fansie out of me. (more...)

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...)

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