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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 Interview: Maurice Hines Is Tappin' Thru HistoryBWW Interview: Maurice Hines Is Tappin' Thru History
by Naomi Serviss - Jan 13, 2016

Hines has created a charismatic confection that incorporates vintage photos, bittersweet memories, enthusiastic tap dancing and a mega-talented all-female band. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Celebrates Opening Night!Photo Coverage: MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Celebrates Opening Night!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 12, 2016

He's going to put a smile on your face and song in your heart. MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE is a swinging, song and dance musical that celebrates the astonishing showmanship of one of the last great tap dancers of a by-gone era still working today and whose collaborators were a jaw-dropping, who's who of theatre, music, film and television. Co-starring the fierce tap dancing Manzari brothers and the all female vivacious Diva Jazz Orchestra, the show is directed by Jeff Calhoun (Newsies, Deaf West's Big River, Grease). Performances began December 23rd at New World Stages (340 W. 50th Street), and opened just last night, January 11th. Check out photos from the big night below! (more...)

VIDEO: New DISASTER! TV Spot is Guaranteed to Blow You Away!VIDEO: New DISASTER! TV Spot is Guaranteed to Blow You Away!
by Stage Tube - Jan 12, 2016

In the new TV spot for DISASTER!, some of Broadway's favorite stars are lining up for the new musical comedy, guaranteed to blow you away. Check it out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Broadway's DISASTER!; Nederlander Theatre Box Office Opens TodayPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Broadway's DISASTER!; Nederlander Theatre Box Office Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

he producers of Broadway's Disaster! are thrilled to celebrate today's box office opening with a first look at the new musical comedy directed by Jack Plotnick with a book by three-time Emmy Award nominee and Grammy Award nominee Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick. Meet the cast below! (more...)

MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Opens Tonight at New World StagesMAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Opens Tonight at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE is a swinging, song and dance musical that celebrates the astonishing showmanship of one of the last great tap dancers of a by-gone era still working today and whose collaborators were a jaw-dropping, who's who of theatre, music, film and television. Co-starring the fierce tap dancing Manzari brothers and the all female vivacious Diva Jazz Orchestra, the show is directed by Jeff Calhoun (Newsies, Deaf West's Big River, Grease). Performances began December 23rd at New World Stages (340 W. 50th Street), and opening night is tonight, January 11th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Christine Ebersole Visits MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: Christine Ebersole Visits MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Performances of MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE began on December 23rd at New World Stages (340 W. 50th Street), and opening night is Monday, January 11th. Stage and screen actress Christine Ebersole recently stopped by the show and visited with the cast backstage. Check out photos below! (more...)

DISASTER! Finds Its Full Broadway Cast; Tony Nominee Manoel Felciano, Paul Castree & More Join!DISASTER! Finds Its Full Broadway Cast; Tony Nominee Manoel Felciano, Paul Castree & More Join!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

The producers for the Broadway's Disaster! just announced the complete cast for the new musical comedy directed by Jack Plotnick with a book by three-time Emmy Award nominee and Grammy Award nominee Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE at New World StagesPhoto Flash: First Look at MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE is a swinging, song and dance musical that celebrates the astonishing showmanship of one of the last great tap dancers of a by-gone era still working today and whose collaborators were a jaw-dropping, who's who of theatre, music, film and television. Co-starring the fierce tap dancing Manzari brothers and the all female vivacious Diva Jazz Orchestra, the show is directed by Jeff Calhoun (Newsies, Deaf West's Big River, Grease). Performances begin tonight, December 23rd at New World Stages (340 W. 50th Street), and opening night is Monday, January 11th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Hines in action below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Dance Legend Maurice Hines Is TAPPIN' THROUGH LIFE at New World Stages!Photo Coverage: Dance Legend Maurice Hines Is TAPPIN' THROUGH LIFE at New World Stages!
by Walter McBride - Dec 22, 2015

He's going to put a smile on your face and song in your heart. MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE is a swinging, song and dance musical that celebrates the astonishing showmanship of one of the last great tap dancers of a by-gone era still working today and whose collaborators were a jaw-dropping, who's who of theatre, music, film and television. Co-starring the fierce tap dancing Manzari brothers and the all female vivacious Diva Jazz Orchestra, the show is directed byJeff Calhoun (Newsies, Deaf West's Big River, Grease). Performances begin Wednesday, December 23rd at New World Stages (340 W. 50th Street), and opening night is Monday, January 11th. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Maurice Hines Previews TAPPIN' THROUGH LIFE!FREEZE FRAME: Maurice Hines Previews TAPPIN' THROUGH LIFE!
by Walter McBride - Dec 18, 2015

He's going to put a smile on your face and song in your heart. MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE is a swinging, song and dance musical that celebrates the astonishing showmanship of one of the last great tap dancers of a by-gone era still working today and whose collaborators were a jaw-dropping, who's who of theatre, music, film and television. Co-starring the fierce tap dancing Manzari brothers and the all female vivacious Diva Jazz Orchestra, the show is directed byJeff Calhoun (Newsies, Deaf West's Big River, Grease). Performances begin Wednesday, December 23rd at New World Stages (340 W. 50th Street), and opening night is Monday, January 11th. (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...)

BWW TV: Seth Rudetsky, Adam Pascal, Kerry Butler, and More Talk DISASTER!BWW TV: Seth Rudetsky, Adam Pascal, Kerry Butler, and More Talk DISASTER!
by TV - Press Previews - Dec 6, 2015

Get the inside scoop on the show right from the team themselves! Below, check out Richard Ridge's conversation with Seth Rudetsky, Adam Pascal, Kerry Butler, and more! (more...)

MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE to Play New World Stages This Winter; Jeff Calhoun Directs!MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE to Play New World Stages This Winter; Jeff Calhoun Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

He's going to put a smile on your face and song in your heart. (more...)

Take Cover! Roger Bart, Kerry Butler, Adam Pascal, Faith Prince, Seth Rudetsky and More to Bring DISASTER! to Broadway This SpringTake Cover! Roger Bart, Kerry Butler, Adam Pascal, Faith Prince, Seth Rudetsky and More to Bring DISASTER! to Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Duck and cover, make it to high ground, stop, drop and roll, batten down the hatches -- prepare to weather the storm! BroadwayWorld has learned that the new musical DISASTER! will begin performances on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 and officially open on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). (more...)

BWW Review: Extra! Extra! NEWSIES Tour Makes Headlines at Providence Performing Arts CenterBWW Review: Extra! Extra! NEWSIES Tour Makes Headlines at Providence Performing Arts Center
by Veronica Bruscini - Oct 21, 2015

The stage production of NEWSIES, now playing a limited run at the Providence Performing Arts Center, features the same stirring and beloved songs that captured the hearts of moviegoers, as well as newly choreographed, high-octane dance numbers that dazzle with gravity-defying leaps and spins. (more...)

BWW Review: NEWSIES at SHEA'S BUFFALOBWW Review: NEWSIES at SHEA'S BUFFALO
by Michael Rabice - Sep 30, 2015

Disney's Theatrical Productions high energy stage version of the 1992 film NEWSIES opened last night at Shea's after a tryout at New Jersey's PAPERMILL PLAYHOUSE and subsequent Broadway run. Based on the Disney film,  Harvey Fierstein's book delineates the struggle in 1899 of a group of newsboys who strike against the powerful newspaper magnates, led by Joseph Pulitzer. (more...)

BWW Review: Overture Center Makes the Headlines with NEWSIESBWW Review: Overture Center Makes the Headlines with NEWSIES
by Amanda Finn - Sep 16, 2015

Overture Center Makes the Headlines with NEWSIES (more...)

BWW Review: NEWSIES in Toronto is a Hit Full of HeartBWW Review: NEWSIES in Toronto is a Hit Full of Heart
by Alan Henry - Jul 9, 2015

You can't help but cheer for the loveable Newsies in Disney's Broadway musical based on the real news boy strike of 1899 and the financial flop film they produced on the matter in 1992. Disney's Newsies is a well written, incredibly designed, choreographed, and acted hit! Audiences are getting all of the great Disney quality music they've come to expect from legendary composer Alan Menken along with a story line that is as timely as ever with university, teacher, and grocery workers strikes appearing almost daily in the headlines. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Dancers Bring Something Extra to NEWSIES National TourBWW REVIEW: Dancers Bring Something Extra to NEWSIES National Tour
by Jan Nargi - Jun 29, 2015

A lot may seem familiar in Disney's Broadway musical NEWSIES now on tour in Boston, but the dancing chorus of a dozen or so able-bodied newsboys makes this production soar. (more...)

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