Jack Kelly News

Date of Death: November 07, 1992
Birth Place: Astoria, NY, USA
Gender: Male
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...)

Firehouse Theater Company to Present THE BOYS NEXT DOOR, 5/14-6/11Firehouse Theater Company to Present THE BOYS NEXT DOOR, 5/14-6/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Firehouse Theater Company presents 'The Boys Next Door' May 14 through June 11 at the John Hand Theater/Colorado Free University, 7653 East First Place in Lowry. Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are $22 Adult; $20 for Students/Seniors and are available by calling 303-562-3232 or on line at www.firehousetheatercompany.com. (more...)

Firehouse Theater Company to Stage THE BOYS NEXT DOOR, 5/14-6/11Firehouse Theater Company to Stage THE BOYS NEXT DOOR, 5/14-6/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Firehouse Theater Company presents 'The Boys Next Door' May 14 through June 11 at the John Hand Theater/Colorado Free University, 7653 East First Place in Lowry. Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are $22 Adult; $20 for Students/Seniors and are available by calling 303-562-3232 or on line at www.firehousetheatercompany.com. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet Zachary Sayle of the NEWSIES TourSTAGE TUBE: Meet Zachary Sayle of the NEWSIES Tour
by Stage Tube - Apr 20, 2016

Meet Zachary Sayle, playing Crutchie in the North American Tour of NEWSIES!  Check out the video below! (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 AwardŽ-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...)

STAGE TUBE: Jeremy Jordan Brings NEWSIES Back to Broadway at DISASTERSTAGE TUBE: Jeremy Jordan Brings NEWSIES Back to Broadway at DISASTER
by Alan Henry - Apr 10, 2016

The celebrity appearances keep coming at DISASTER! Last night Jeremy Jordan brought NEWSIES back to The Nederlander Theatre on Broadway to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity fights aids! Accompanied by Seth Rudetsky on the piano - Jordan performed 'Santa Fe.' Click to watch the video below! (more...)

Tickets to NEWSIES Return Chicago Engagement on Sale Next WeekTickets to NEWSIES Return Chicago Engagement on Sale Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has announced individual tickets for the return engagement of Disney's NEWSIES will go on sale to the public on Tuesday, April 12. Back by popular demand, Disney's NEWSIES will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) July 28 through August 7, 2016. (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 Recap: SUPERGIRL Defends the 'Manhunter'BWW Recap: SUPERGIRL Defends the 'Manhunter'
by Nicole Ackman - Mar 21, 2016

On this week's episode of SUPERGIRL, the government is on a manhunt for the Martian Manhunter. After last week's Red Kryptonite incident, Kara needs to find a way to win back the city, Siobhan is furious about losing her job, and J'onn J'onzz is in prison in the DEO. (more...)

Fulton Theatre to Stage Disney's NEWSIES in 2017Fulton Theatre to Stage Disney's NEWSIES in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

The Fulton Theatre has announced that it is one of the first regional theatres in the country to be awarded the rights to produce Disney's smash-hit musical Newsies from June 6 - July 23, 2017. Newsies will close out the previously announced 2016/2017 season.  The Fulton Theatre's Artistic Director Marc Robin stated "We are ecstatic to produce Newsies in 2017. This show is a perfect bookend to our season and will resonate with the Fulton's audiences, who appreciate a great book, incredible music and energetic dance." (more...)

From the BroadwayWorld Vaults: Relive the Magic of NEWSIES!From the BroadwayWorld Vaults: Relive the Magic of NEWSIES!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 10, 2016

In honor of Throwback Thursday, BroadwayWorld is celebrating the past with a new series that will take you back in time with some of our favorite vintage video features. That's right- we are opening up the BroadwayWorld Vaults to reminisce on shows are long gone from the Broadway-scene, but have left an indelible mark on the world of theatre as a whole. Today, we bring you a vintage video from 2011. Relive the magic of NEWSIES below! (more...)

Seize the Day! NEWSIES National Tour Will Play Final Performance This FallSeize the Day! NEWSIES National Tour Will Play Final Performance This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Disney Theatrical Productions announced today that following the conclusion of the NEWSIES North American tour on October 2, 2016, multiple regional productions of the show will commence in summer 2017, in response to overwhelming public demand. (more...)

BWW Review: NEWSIES at Aronoff Never Stops Moving for Better or WorseBWW Review: NEWSIES at Aronoff Never Stops Moving for Better or Worse
by Kate Elliott - Mar 5, 2016

Disney's NEWSIES is a high-energy powerhouse of dancing, gymnastics, and rafter-raising singing. If you have ever enjoyed a Disney film in which a ragtag group of underdogs overpower 'the establishment,' then you'll know exactly what to expect from this storyline -- but that doesn't mean you won't be smiling and tapping your toes the whole time. (more...)

BWW Review: NEWSIES at Music HallBWW Review: NEWSIES at Music Hall
by Sara Brown - Feb 24, 2016

Kansas City, watch what happens when a group of newsboys take on one of the most important journalists of their time. (more...)

NEWSIES National Tour Breaks Box Office Record in MinneapolisNEWSIES National Tour Breaks Box Office Record in Minneapolis
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that the Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season engagement of Disney's NEWSIES set a box office record for the highest-grossing one-week theatrical engagement at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis. The award-winning musical grossed sales of $1,448,779.50 for the week ending Feb. 14, 2016 and attracted more than 20,000 patrons to the West Downtown MPLS Cultural District (WeDo) during its eight performances. (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...)

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