I have this theory that people who love musicals as adults loved Disney movies as they were growing up.
Nothing supports that theory more than those kids who were in awe of the original Newsies movie back in the early 90s, and you can count me as one of them!
I saw the original cast of Disney's Newsies on Broadway in New York back in 2012. In the months prior to seeing the show, I was obsessed with the music from the show. Years before I saw it on stage, I had loved the Newsies film SO. MUCH.
Now that the on-stage musical has been filmed live, everyone has a chance to experience this fantastic show!
About Newsies: The Broadway Musical
Filmed live on stage at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, CA, this not-to-be-missed high energy show stars Original Broadway cast members Jeremy Jordan as “Jack Kelly,” Kara Lindsay as “Katherine,” Ben Fankhauser as “Davey” and Andrew Keenan-Bolger as “Crutchie”.
They're joined by North American Tour stars Steve Blanchard as “Joseph Pulitzer,” and Aisha de Haas as “Medda Larkin,” and Ethan Steiner as “Les” along with members of both the Broadway and North American Tour ensembles, filling the stage with more “newsies” and more dancing than ever before.
Set in New York City at the turn of the century and based on a true story, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,' who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets.
But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike and take a stand for what's right.
There are so many reasons to love Newsies: The Broadway Musical, but the music and dancing are what take it from a good story to a spectacular show! Check out this trailer for just a little taste of the show:
You'll get another great overview of the whole show when you watch the press reels from the show:
A Newsies: The Broadway Musical Viewing Party
I was thrilled when Disney offered me a Newsies: The Broadway Musical viewing kit with everything I'd need to have a fun viewing party with my family.
To be honest, I didn't need anything except the movie to make it fun, but they sent me a kit that took our little event to the next level!
The first item in the kit was this sweet Broadway window card poster for Newsies: The Musical.
I also received the following items that are all perfect for a Newsies: The Broadway Musical viewing party:
- A Chromecast to cast the digital movie from my computer to my TV
- 4 plaid newsboy caps
- An awesome vintage Santa Fe postcard
- Newsies: The Broadway Musical magnets
- Newsies: The Musical temporary tattoos
- A CD with music from the Newsies original Broadway cast album
This Newsies: The Musical tote bag with art supplies is a fantastic prize if you play games to celebrate the movie during your Newsies party!
After all, Jack, the main character in Newsies, dreams of going to Santa Fe and being an artist, so art supplies are a fun way to celebrate the story!
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Disclosure: Disney and the associated PR team provided me with the items in this post to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.