Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Extra...extra...just look at the Newsies!

 Led by Kara Lindsay (above center), 
and Jeremy Jordan (below center, in blue)
Newsies landed on Broadway in 2012.
The Disney movie that superseded it was less than successful,
but the staged musical proved a hit, thanks to 
Harvey Fierstein's book and additional songs by the team of 
Alan Menken and Jack Feldman:
the fastest Disney musical on Broadway to turn a profit,
despite costing 5 mill to mount.

 Ben Brantley raved.
Tonys for Choreography (Christopher Gattelli)
and Score (Alan Menken and Jack Feldman),
but Once scooped the Best Musical award.

Capathia Jenkins wowed 'em as Medda Larkin.
Two years on to catch the national tour!

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