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What's Happening at 54 Below? Newsboys, Former Pageant Girls & More Take the Stage

What's Happening at 54 Below? Newsboys, Former Pageant Girls & More Take the Stage

We may be entering the last third of summer, but our favorite Broadway stars continue to heat up the stage at 54 Below. Take a look below at just some of the supper club's recently announced sets. From tappers to crooners, sopranos to rockers and a tribute to an icon, the intimate Broadway hotspot is the place to be ...

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A Mighty Fine Life! Eight Original Newsies Cast Members Remember Their Extraordinary Broadway Journey

A Mighty Fine Life! Eight Original Newsies Cast Members Remember Their Extraordinary Broadway Journey

After more than 1,000 pirouetting, pape-hawking performances on Broadway, Disney's Newsies will close August 24—and there are eight newsboys who have been carrying the banner from the very beginning. Below, original Broadway cast members Ben Fankhauser, Andy Richardson, Aaron Albano, Tommy Bracco, Michael Fatica, Evan Kasprzak, Jack Scott and Brendon Stimson look back on their extraordinary journey ...

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Extra, Extra! Newsies Will Close on Broadway; National Tour in the Works

Extra, Extra! Newsies Will Close on Broadway; National Tour in the Works

Newsies will play its final performance at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre on August 24. Directed by Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, at time of closing the production will have run 1005 performances; it had originally been intended to run for 101.

Newsies is based on the 1992 Disney film of the same name and features original music as ...

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Extra, Extra! Jeremy Greenbaum Makes Broadway Debut as Newsies’ Davey

Extra, Extra! Jeremy Greenbaum Makes Broadway Debut as Newsies’ Davey

It’s time for a Broadway newcomer to stare down the odds and seize the day! Jeremy Greenbaum will make his Main Stem debut when he steps into the role of Davey in the Tony-winning musical Newsies beginning April 1. Greenbaum will play the role temporarily through May 18, stepping in for original cast member Ben Fankhauser.

Greenbaum has appeared ...

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Corey Cott & the Boys of Broadway's Newsies Chill Out at Disney's Frozen Movie Screening

Corey Cott & the Boys of Broadway's Newsies Chill Out at Disney's Frozen Movie Screening
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On November 14, Broadway headed to the movies! Corey Cott, Ben Fankhauser, Andy Richardson and more from the cast of Broadway's Newsies headed to the Regal Stadium Theatre in Union Square to see a preview screening of Disney's new animated feature film Frozen. Featuring the unmistakable voice talents of some Broadway's best, including Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff ...

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Will Newsies Hawk Papes at London's Piccadilly Theatre?

Will Newsies  Hawk Papes at London's Piccadilly Theatre?

The producers of Disney's Newsies are getting closer to carrying their banner to a prestige venue in London's West End. According to the U.K.'s Daily Mail, Disney is trying to secure either the Piccadilly or the Savoy theaters for the musical's planned spring 2014 transfer. A home could be announced next week.

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Caissie Levy and Will Swenson Sing a Murder Ballad & Steve Kazee is a Southern Gent in This Week's Datebook

Caissie Levy and Will Swenson Sing a Murder Ballad & Steve Kazee is a Southern Gent in This Week's Datebook

May has arrived, which means that there's a whole month of fun and exciting theatrical events ahead of us! Read on to see what we've picked as the cream of the crop from the week ahead, including the off-Broadway openings of Nikolai and the Others and A Family For All Occasions and a slew of stars bringing their ...

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That's Rich! The Newsies Company Celebrates a Fabulous First Broadway Birthday

That's Rich! The Newsies Company Celebrates a Fabulous First Broadway Birthday
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Looks like a headline-making day at Broadway’s Newsies! Director Jeff Calhoun and his creative team members Harvey Fierstein (book), Alan Menken (music), Jack Feldman (lyrics) and Christopher Gattelli (choreography) returned to the Nederlander Theatre on March 28 to celebrate their hit show's one year anniversary on the Great White Way. To mark the occasion, the creative team and ...

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Caissie Levy, Corey Cott, Jay Armstrong Johnson & More Set For Broadway Sings Stevie Wonder Concert

Caissie Levy, Corey Cott, Jay Armstrong Johnson & More Set For Broadway Sings Stevie Wonder Concert

A slew of stage stars including Caissie LevyNewsiesCorey Cott and Hands on a Hardbody’s Jay Armstrong Johnson will lend their talents to Broadway Sings Stevie Wonder. The one-night-only event will take place at Le Poisson Rouge on April 14.

Joining Levy, Cott and Johnson for the musical tribute are Keala Settle (Hands on a Hardbody), Derek Klena ...

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Tina Fey Gets Mean, Taye Diggs Fights Crime & More Lessons of the Week

Tina Fey Gets Mean, Taye Diggs Fights Crime & More Lessons of the Week

As we prepare to say sayonara to another week on the Great White Way, we're looking back at some of the headlines that really grabbed our attention this week. From Taye Diggs’ home invasion to the surprising music Barry Manilow uses for inspiration, this week was full of WTF moments. Read on below to recount these stories and more ...

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