Spend a two-show day with Michael Fatica, cast member and dance captain at the Broadway production of Newsies. He takes readers through his morning routine and offers a backstage look at the Nederlander Theatre.
Disney Theatrical Productions originally developed
Newsies, based on the film of the same name, for licensing in response to requests from professional and amateur theatre groups, and
Paper Mill Playhouse hosted its four-week pilot production in summer 2011. Audience response to that production prompted a transfer to Broadway for a limited run. Following strong ticket demand and numerous awards, the musical is now playing an open-ended run.
"Set in New York City at the turn of the century,"
Newsies, according to press notes, 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 for what’s right."