A Sneak Peek at Alan Menken's Newsies, the Musical
The Disney movie-musical "Newsies" didn't exactly catch fire at the
box office in 1992, but it earned a cult of fans who embraced Alan
Menken and Jack Feldman's pop score (including the songs "Seize the
Day" and "Santa Fe") and the passion of the youthful characters as it
told the fact-inspired tale of a newsboys' labor strike in 1890s New
York. That cult is about to get larger with a new expanded stage
version, Newsies, with fresh songs by Menken and Feldman, and a
new script by Harvey Fierstein, testing it wings at Paper Mill
Playhouse in New Jersey. Playbill was on hand Sept. 1 at the New 42nd
Street Studios for a sneak peek at the show starring Jeremy Jordan as
streetwise Jack Kelly, Andrew Keenan-Bolger as sidekick Crutchie and
Kara Lindsay as Katherine Plumber, a newly invented love interest. To see an interview with the show's creatives, click here.
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