When High School Musical director Kenny Ortega made his directorial debut with the 1992 movie musical Newsies about the 1899 newspaper boys' strike, the movie was considered a flop. But thanks to the power of DVD and home video, the musical built up an audience over the last two decades and is making its Broadway debut this week, opening on March 15.
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J-14 Magazine got a sneak peek at Disney's Newsies when it made its stage debut last fall at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ.
And we reunited with the cast a few weeks ago to chat about Newsies' big Broadway run for 12 weeks at the Nederlander Theater in New York City. Tickets can be purchased at newsiesthemusical.com.
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Joyful Noise star Jeremy Jordan stars as the lead newsie, Jack Kelly -- and chatted exclusively with J-14 Magazine about why you should see Disney's Newsies on Broadway.
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