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VIDEO: Christopher Gattelli & NEWSIES Cast Teach 'Get Up and Go' Workout on GMA
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Below, check out the appearance of the cast of Broadway's NEWSIES, who shared their Broadway-style workout routine on this morning's GOOD MORNING AMERICA, live from Times Square! (more...)

Norm Lewis, Jessie Mueller, Keala Settle & More Join 2014 BROADWAY BARKS Lineup!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

BROADWAY BARKS announces their 16th annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event featuring celebrities from the hottest shows on Broadway to benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. Founded by Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters, the event, produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will take place on Saturday, July 12 in Shubert Alley (located between 44th and 45th Streets, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). The festivities begin at 3:00 p.m. where you can meet all the adoptable dogs and cats; celebrity presentations of pets from animal shelters citywide will take place between 5-6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. (more...)

Original NEWSIES Star Capathia Jenkins Set to Return as 'Medda' on 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Newsies, the Tony AwardŽ winning 'Critics' Pick,' just announced that original cast member Capathia Jenkins will return to the show in the role of Medda Larkin. Jenkins, who originated the role on Broadway, begins performances onTuesday, July 15 and will remain with the hit musical through its final performance on August 24. (more...)

Zach Braff, Audra McDonald, Lena Hall & More to Take Part in BROADWAY BARKS 16!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

BROADWAY BARKS announces their 16th annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event featuring celebrities from the hottest shows on Broadway to benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. Founded by Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters, the event, produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will take place on Saturday, July 12 in Shubert Alley (located between 44th and 45th Streets, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). The festivities begin at 3:00 p.m. where you can meet all the adoptable dogs and cats; celebrity presentations of pets from animal shelters citywide will take place between 5-6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: NEWSIES to Close on Broadway This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2014

This Just In! Intended initially for a limited run, and turning into a 2+ year hit, Newsies, featuring a 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, will play its final performance at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre onS unday, August 24, 2014 prior to launching its national tour in October. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, Newsies is directed by Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli. (more...)

FIRST WIVES CLUB Musical Heading to Broadway in Fall 2015?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

According to an Equity casting notice, the musical version of The First Wives Club might be heading to Broadway in Fall 2015. The musical, which premiered at San Diego's Old Globe in 2009, is set to get a pre-Broadway run at Chicago's Oriental Theatre, opening February 16, 2015. The production will be directed by Simon Phillips and choreographed by David Connolly. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: BYU's A Capella Group Stages Showstopping One-Shot NEWSIES Medley
by Tyler Peterson - May 21, 2014

Brigham Young University's a capella group Vocal Point pulled together 85 student performers and crew members to stage a showstopping, stripped down one-shot tribute to NEWSIES - and they undoubtedly succeeded.. Check it out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Rosie O'Donnell Visits NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Rosie O'Donnell, one of Broadway's biggest supporters, went to see the Tony Award-winning smash-hit musical Newsies at the Nederlander Theatre (208 W 41st St.) this weekend. Following the performance, Ms. O'Donnell went backstage to meet the cast, later tweeting, 'LOVED IT SO MUCH - amazing talent on that stage!' Below, check out a photo of O'Donnell backstage with NEWSIES cast member Jack Scott! (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN Sets Lottery Policy, NEWSIES Switches to General Rush
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Two Disney Broadway hits announce new ticket policies beginning April 21 providing access to affordable tickets for same-day performances, with minimal time commitment for guests. (more...)

Jeremy Greenbaum Set to Join NEWSIES as Davey Tonight
by Louisa Brady - Apr 01, 2014

Newsies, the Tony AwardŽ winning 'Critics' Pick,' has just announced that Jeremy Greenbaum will temporarily join the cast in the role of Davey beginning with this evening's performance and will play the role through Sunday, May 18, 2014. He steps in for Ben Fankhauser, who originated the role. Greenbaum makes his Broadway debut in the hit musical, marking the 29th such debut since Newsies opened on Broadway in 2012. (more...)

Jeremy Greenbaum Joins NEWSIES as 'Davey' Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Newsies, the Tony AwardŽ winning "Critics' Pick," is pleased to announce that Jeremy Greenbaum will temporarily join the cast in the role of Davey beginning with this evening's performance and will play the role throughSunday, May 18, 2014. He steps in for Ben Fankhauser, who originated the role. Greenbaum makes his Broadway debut in the hit musical, marking the 29th such debut since Newsies opened on Broadway in 2012. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 22-28, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 28, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a look ar opening night of LES MIS, a peek into a recent workshop led by Jonathan Gorff, coverage of of KING LEAR starring Michael Pennington, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Liana Hunt and Corey Cott & More in NEWSIES!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Since bursting onto Broadway, Newsies has set and broken seven Nederlander Theatre house records on its way to becoming the highest-grossing show of the 2011-12 Broadway season. The show received 23 major theatrical nominations - including eight Tony Award nods - and won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Score and Choreography. One of Broadway's highest-profile hits, it has been featured nationally on 'Dancing with the Stars,' 'The View,' 'ABC World News,' 'Nightline,' 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade,' and 'The CBS Thanksgiving Day Parade.' Below we bring you a first look at the current cast in action! (more...)

NEWSIES to Offer Free Lottery in Honor of 2nd Anniversary on Broadway, 3/23-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Newsies, The Tony Award-winning show celebrates two years on Broadway March 29th at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street, New York City) with gifts and one of a kind audience experiences. (more...)

Liana Hunt to Succeed Kara Lindsay in Broadway's NEWSIES as 'Katherine Plumber'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Newsies, the Tony Award-winning "Critics' Pick" about to enter its third year on Broadway, welcomes Liana Hunt to the role of the show's leading lady Katherine Plumber, beginning Monday, February 3rd. Kara Lindsay, who created the role, will play her final performance this Sunday, February 2nd. (more...)

Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris Unites with NEWSIES Cast for Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

Cast members from Newsies, the Tony AwardŽ winning new American musical, will appear with Neil Patrick Harris in the opening number of the 2013 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade. The original song, 'Are You Ready For Christmas?,' is staged by Newsies' Tony Award winning choreographer, Christopher Gattelli and written by David Javerbaum ('The Daily Show,' Cry-Baby) and Adam Schlesinger ('Fountains of Wayne,'Cry-Baby), who have previously penned tunes for Neil Patrick Harris' hosting turns on The Tony Awards and The Emmy Awards. The parade airs on ABC, beginning at 10:00am EST/ 9:00am C/P, on Christmas morning, Wednesday, December 25, 2013. (more...)

BroadwayWorld is Most Thankful For: Long Running Shows- NEWSIES
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2013

It's Broadway's long-running shows that keep Times Square bustling year-round with theatre-goers from around the world who are making it to the Great White Way for their first time. Newsies is currently in its second year at the Nederlander Theatre, having played almost 700 performances. (more...)

NEWSIES: STORIES OF THE UNLIKELY BROADWAY HIT Now Available at Nederlander Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 04, 2013

Newsies, the hit Tony Award-winning 'critics' pick,' celebrates the release of its first book, Newsies: Stories of the Unlikely Broadway Hit. The book will be sold exclusively for Newsiesticket holders at The Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st Street, NYC and at www.newsiesbroadwaystore.com, beginning November, 4th 2013 until February 4th 2014, when it goes on-sale in retail outlets nationwide. The book retails for $25 and includes photos that have never been seen publicly. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- NEWSIES Dream Team Jeff Calhoun & Christopher Gattelli
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 05, 2013

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, the creative masterminds behind NEWSIES, director Jeff Calhoun and choreographer Christopher Gattelli, chat about giving the show life on stage, their past and future projects and so much more! Click below to check out the full interview! (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE LITTLE MERMAID's Jodi Benson Visits NEWSIES!
by Jessica Gordon - Sep 23, 2013

Newsies is currently in its second year on Broadway and is still bringing audiences to their feet nightly at the Nederlander Theatre. Jodi Benson, who voiced 'Ariel' in Disney's animated feature 'The Little Mermaid,' stopped by the show and posed with the cast backstage. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos below! (more...)

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