Alan Menken & Harvey Fierstein Talk NEWSIES on Theater Talk Tonight, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2012
Harvey Fierstein and Alan Menken - librettist and composer of the new crowd-pleasing musical Newsies - are interviewed on a new THEATER TALK this weekend, premiering tonight, May 19 (2012) at 8:30 PM on CUNY TV*, followed by airings Sunday 5/20 (12:30 PM on CUNY TV) and Monday 5/21 (5 AM on Thirteen, and 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 7:30 PM on CUNY TV). THEATER TALK is co-hosted by Michael Riedel of the New York Post and producer Susan Haskins. (more...)
Breaking: NEWSIES Run on Broadway Is Now Open Ended!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012
Surprising no one following the show's grosses, it's just been announced NEWSIES, which opened on Broadway back in March for a limited run through August 19th will now officially be an open-ended run with tickets on sale through November 18, 2012 and group sales to January of 2013. The show received 8 Tony nominations earlier this month. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: In the Recording Studio with NEWSIES- 'The World Will Know'
by Stage Tube - May 16, 2012
NEWSIES is currently playing at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 W 41st St) for a strictly limited 101 performance run following its critically-hailed stint at Paper Mill Playhouse last fall. IN the video below, go inside the recording studio with Jeremy Jordan and the rest of the cast as they perform 'The World Will Know.' (more...)
Photo Flash: Stars of NEWSIES, ONCE, GODSPELL and More Tweet Saturday Intermission Pics - Updated!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2012
Do you ever wonder what your favorite Broadway stars are doing during intermission? Thanks to NEWSIES' Andrew Keenan-Bolger ?(@KeenanBlogger), you can see for yourself. Keenan-Bolger Tweeted May 12: 'Okay showfolk, if you're in a show today, at intermission take a picture of yourself and tag it #SIP (Saturday Intermission Pic).' Check out backstage photos from the stars of NEWSIES, ONCE, EVITA, ROCK OF AGES, MAME, THE BOOK OF MORMON, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, INTO THE WOODS and GODSPELL below! (more...)
Photo Flash: NEWSIES, Montego Glover, Clay Aiken and More at the 2012 Family Equality Council Night at the Pier!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2012
Last night, Night at the Pier featured Broadway-themed performances in honor of the 30th anniversary of Family Equality Council, the national organization that connects, supports and represents the one million parents in the U.S. who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT). View photos of the performers and attendees - including MEMPHIS star Montego Glover, singer Clay Aiken, the cast of NEWSIES, Tony Award-winner David Hyde Pierce and more - below! (more...)
BWW TV Special: 2012 Tony Nominees - NEWSIES' Music Men Alan Menken & Jack Feldman Talk Taking Their Act on the Road!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 7, 2012
BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tony Brunch on May 2, 2012, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, co-nominees for Best Original Score for Newsies. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of Disney's NEWSIES on ABC Nightline
by Stage Tube - May 4, 2012
Watch the special behind-the-scenes look at NEWSIES on ABC's Nightline below! NEWSIES is currently playing at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 W 41st St) for a strictly limited 101 performance run following its critically-hailed stint at Paper Mill Playhouse last fall. (more...)
NEWSIES to Be Featured on NIGHTLINE Tonight, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2012
Newsies, the new American musical that just received eight Tony Award nominations including Best Musical, will be featured on ABC's "Nightline" tonight, May 3. Correspondent John Berman talks with the cast of Newsies and explains how the plot, set in 1899, has re-energized a new protest generation. "Nightline" airs nationally on ABC at 11:30p.m. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Nick Pitera Sings One Man NEWSIES Medley!
by Stage Tube - April 30, 2012
Nick Pitera, known for his one man Youtube medleys, has released a new video that is a medley of hits from Alan Menken's NEWSIES. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Harvey Fierstein Talks NEWSIES on 'This Morning'
by Stage Tube - April 27, 2012
Broadway favorite Harvey Fierstein, who most recently wrote the book for NEWSIES, recently visited 'CBS This Morning,' where he chatted about the new musical, his distinct voice, and more. Catch the full interview below! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: NEWSIES Releases New TV Promo!
by Stage Tube - April 27, 2012
The critically-acclaimed new Broadway musical NEWSIES, based on the cult classic movie of the same name starring Christian Bale, is currently in performances at the Nederlander Theatre. The show just released a new commercial which features the song 'Seize the Day.' (more...)
NEWSIES Cast Recording Debuts in the Billboard Top 200
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2012
The digital release of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Newsies has made debuted on the Billboard charts, landing at #1 on the Top Broadway Chart, #27 on the Top Digital Chart and #74 on the Billboard Top 200. (more...)
Photo Flash: Sting Visits NEWSIES!
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2012
Sting caught NEWSIES on Broadway this weekend with his wife, Trudie Styler, and the couple posed with the show's stars - Jeremy Jordan as Jack Kelly and Kara Lindsay as Katherine Plumber. Check out the photo below! (more...)
BWW Exclusive STAGE ART - NEWSIES!
by BWW - April 17, 2012
This week - it's all about NEWSIES! The show opened March 29th, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre for a limited run following its critically-hailed stint at Paper Mill Playhouse last fall. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: GMA Goes Behind the Scenes of NEWSIES!
by Stage Tube - April 16, 2012
Newsies, the new American musical, which is currently in performances at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 W 41st St) was featured on ABC's 'Good Morning America' this morning, April 16. For the second installment in their series 'Cam's Cam-eo,' the 'Good Morning America' cameras were there as correspondent Cameron Mathison made a series of cameos in a recent performance of Newsies, after spending the day with the company learning how to be a newsie. Go behind the scenes of his appearance below! (more...)
NEWSIES to Be Featured on GMA on Monday 4/16
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2012
Newsies, the new American musical, which is currently in performances at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 W 41st St) will be featured on ABC's "Good Morning America" Monday, April 16 in the 8:00am hour. For the second installment in their series "Cam's Cam-eo," the "Good Morning America" cameras were there as correspondent Cameron Mathison made a series of cameos in a recent performance of Newsies, after spending the day with the company learning how to be a newsie. "Good Morning America" airs nationally on ABC from 7:00 - 9:00a.m. (more...)
Jeremy Jordan Talks NEWSIES on GOOD MORNING AMERICA!
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2012
Newsies opened March 29th, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre for a limited run following its critically-hailed stint at Paper Mill Playhouse last fall. The musical, featuring a score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Harvey Fierstein, played its first Broadway preview on March 15th; the final performance is scheduled for August 19th. Newsies, produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, is directed by Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli. eremy Jordan (Jack) recently chatted with 'Good Morning America' about the new show, and you can check out the full interview here! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Watch 'King of New York' from NEWSIES!
by Stage Tube - April 12, 2012
Watch the cast of Disney's NEWSIES perform 'King of New York' on Broadway here on BroadwayWorld.com! The video features an enormous amount of tap dancing and singing. (more...)
Review - Newsies: Slow News Day
by Michael Dale - April 11, 2012
If I said that Newsies hasn't improved any since its premiere engagement at Paper Mill would you roll your eyes and mumble something about how haters are going to hate? (more...)
Darren Criss on His Trip to Broadway's NEWSIES!
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2012
Stage veteran Darren Criss may be through with his run in HOW TO SUCCEED, but that doesn't mean that he's done with Broadway. In a recent interview with Billboard, Criss revealed that he just made a trip to the Nederlander Theatre to see NEWSIES. Criss told Billboard: 'I'm a huge 'Newsies' fan, and I love that show. I wouldn't deign to think I could be in that show because I can't sing or dance like those kids. They put me to shame.' (more...)
NEWSIES Cast Album Now Available on iTunes!
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2012
The Original Broadway Cast Recording of NEWSIES is now available digitally today on Ghostlight Records. The album has debuted at #1 on the iTunes Soundtracks chart and #15 on the iTunes album chart.To purchase the album, visit iTunes here. The recording is set for physical release on May 15th, 2012. The physical release will feature three special bonus tracks including an exclusive version of "Santa Fe" performed by lead Jeremy Jordan accompanied by Alan Menken on piano. The full track listing is below. For more information on the cast recording, visit: http://newsiesthemusical.com/music (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of the NEWSIES Cast Recording - Hosted by Andrew Keenan-Bolger
by Stage Tube - April 10, 2012
Go behind the scenes of the NEWSIES recording sessions with Andrew Keenan-Bolger! This video including a little look at how tap dancing is recorded in a professional recording studio as well as lots and lots of the stunning chorus vocals on display in the album. (more...)
DEBUT OF THE MONTH: NEWSIES' Ben Fankhauser
by Caryn Robbins - April 9, 2012
In a recent chat with BWW, Fankhauser spoke about why he believes NEWSIES is a timeless 'coming of age' tale of a group of boys who work together and make their voices heard. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Disney Fantasy Cruise Performance Includes Song From TANGLED
by Stage Tube - April 6, 2012
Disney's newest musical stage show called Wishes debuted on the Disney Fantasy cruise ship, following a trio of graduating high school students on a magical ride through Disney animated films. Seen here is a scenes from the film Tangled, starring Rapunzel, Flynn Ryder, and the gang of thugs in the Snuggly Duckling. Alan Menken wrote the music for the original film. His song I've Got a Dream is featured in the video from Inside the Magic below! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Meet NEWSIES' Mike Faist
by Stage Tube - April 5, 2012
Meet Mike Faist, playing Morris Delancey in Disney's newest Broadway production, NEWSIES, in the video below! (more...)