Something to Believe In- A Salute to NEWSIES' Fansies!
NEWSIES plays its final performance on Broadway this coming Sunday, August 24, but BroadwayWorld (and the rest of New York, we hope) isn't ready to let the musical leave just yet! All this week we're bringing you snapshots from the NEWSIES "paper route" -- from the movie to how the show got to the Great White Way, to the show's still-burgeoning fandom, and its award-winning cast and creative team.
NEWSIES features a Tony Award-winning score with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, with a book by four-time Tony Award winnerHarvey Fierstein. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, NEWSIES is directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli.
Below, BroadwayWorld salutes the epic fan-base that has kept the phenomenon that is Newsies alive over the years. Though the original film did poorly in theatres, it quickly became a cult classic, with a following that could rival some of the craziest out there. Below, we bring you a roundup of some of our very favorite Fansie performances from Youtube and beyond!