Newsies' Andrew Keenan-Bolger Goes Behind the Scenes at Rehearsal—Part Two (Video)

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Newsies, the new adaptation of the 1992 Disney movie musical, began performances at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse Sept. 15, prior to an official opening set for Sept. 25. Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun, director of Broadway’s upcoming Bonnie & Clyde, directs the limited engagement that runs through Oct. 16.

Here, in the second video of the behind-the-scenes series, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, who plays Crutchie in Newsies, takes the camera into the final dress rehearsals of the show. Before going on at 8 PM, the boys must make sure both their voices and bodies are warmed up for the performance. Newsies features original choreography from Christopher Gattelli, which includes all styles from lyrical and tap to modern and acrobatics, so the actors must be fully stretched before taking the stage.

To check out part one, a behind-the-scenes look at sitzprobe, click here.

Newsies, according to press notes, is “inspired by the real life ‘Newsboy Strike of 1899,’ when newsboy Kid Blink led the ragged orphans and runaways known as newsies on a two-week-long action against Joseph Pulitzer, William Randolph Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers. Set in New York City at the turn of the century, the musical is the tale of newsie Jack Kelly, who dreams of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when Pulitzer and Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsies’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies his army of newsies to strike.”

To check out the behind-the-scenes action at Newsies rehearsal, look below:

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