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Jeff Calhoun Talks About the New and Improved Disney Newsies Before Ducking Out to Work on a Duck Dynasty Show for Las Vegas

Jim Hill | Posted 11.24.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

So when the good people of Pittsburgh head out for the Benedum Center later this week to catch the North American touring company of Disney Newsies, will they be seeing an exact duplicate of the Tony Award-winning show that ran for 2 1/2 years on Broadway?

Theater: Some Disappointments and a Promising Young Composer -- Stephen Sondheim

Michael Giltz | Posted 11.13.2014 | Arts
Michael Giltz

Lost Lake comes from the Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn, so expectations are naturally high for any new work by him. Grand Concourse is from Heidi Schreck, the Obie-winning talent who also writes for TV's Nurse Jackie. Neither quickens the pulse, though each play is blessed with a fine cast.

A Radiant Saturday Night and a Ghostly Chamber Musical

Steven Suskin | Posted 11.10.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

This is the master's earliest professionally-produced musical; that is, it is his earliest musical to receive a professional production, albeit 40-odd years later.

Extra! Extra! Newsies Delivers on Tour

Lew Whittington | Posted 11.03.2014 | Arts
Lew Whittington

Those dance dynamo paperboys of Newsies occupied the Academy of Music in Philly for the kick-off of their boffo 1st National Tour of the 2012 multi-To...

Jeremy Jordan Can't 'Let It Go' and Zosia Mamet Joins the Newsies at Miscast

Suzy Evans | Posted 06.01.2014 | Arts
Suzy Evans

At the annual Miscast Gala in 2013, which is presented by MCC Theater, Jordan sang the Smash hit "Let Me Be Your Star," when Jonathan Groff came onstage and stole his thunder.

Weeklings!: What's the Gayest Musical? (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 02.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

2013-12-10-headshot.pngThe hills are alive... with the shrieks of homosexuals who either loved or hated NBC's live version of The Sound of Music. Personally, I thought it could've been a smidgen gayer. In fact, we have so many great gay musicals that I decided to rank them all.

The Best Real-Life High School Musicals!

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 09.02.2013 | Teen

NEW YORK -- A teenager from Connecticut who sang songs from popular Broadway hits like "Newsies" and another from California who nailed the sassy tune...

Eight Questions With Newsies' Director Jeff Calhoun

Danny Groner | Posted 06.25.2013 | New York
Danny Groner

Newsies on Broadway is an absolute joy to see. The music and choreography help make it a modern classic, but what stands out most is the immaculate set that caters to and escorts in a New York unseen since the turn of the 20th century.

Director Jeff Calhoun Has Nothing to Hyde When It Comes to Disney's Newsies

Jim Hill | Posted 06.19.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

You'd think -- what with getting the revival of "Jekyll & Hyde ready for its 13 week-long, limited engagement at the Marquis Theater -- that director Jeff Calhoun wouldn't have any time left for his other Broadway show, Disney's Newsies. But that's where you'd be wrong.

From Stage to Screen and Then Back Again

George Heymont | Posted 01.14.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

In recent decades, movie musicals that began as full-length animation features and original movie musicals have become multi-million dollar stage vehicles drawing audiences into theatres in cities around the world.

Smile, Broadway! You're on Instagram

James Sims | Posted 12.01.2012 | Arts
James Sims

Should photos taken from inside of a theater be considered negative mentions, thus not warranting a "like"? It's a question the Broadway community needs to re-evaluate -- quickly.

The Search for the Real: Part 3

James Franco | Posted 11.09.2012 | Entertainment
James Franco

It's funny that Newsies was your favorite thing you've seen on Broadway. Of all the things we've seen. I admit it was entertaining, but also funny -- you kept wondering why I was laughing when all the cute little newsboys in their Depression-era outfits started doing cartwheels and back flips.

Peter and the Starcatcher's Celia Keenan-Bolger

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 11.05.2012 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

The one female in the stellar cast is Celia Keenan-Bolger. I had the opportunity to chat with her to talk about Peter and the Starcatcher, playing a child once again, marrying fellow actor John Ellison Conlee and the rest of her talented family.

Movies Ready for Reassessment

Mark Juddery | Posted 10.07.2012 | Entertainment
Mark Juddery

So Vertigo -- a 1957 flop that was greeted with bad reviews ("another Hitchcock-and-bull story") -- is now apparently the greatest film every made.

Real Men Don't Love Newsies, Right?

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 09.15.2012 | Home
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

Don't judge me, OK? My daughter and I shared Father's Day this year taking in the buoyant raucous joy of Newsies on Broadway.

Newsies Is Right and Left

Victoria Buchholz | Posted 09.08.2012 | College
Victoria Buchholz

Most of my friends saw Newsies as a musical cheering the rise of the union and progressive ideals. But as we emerged from the theater, my two conservative friends saw things differently.

'2012 Tony Awards': Sheryl Crow Presents The Award For Best Original Score

Posted 06.11.2012 | Celebrity

On Sunday night's "2012 Tony Awards" (Sun., 8 p.m. ET on CBS) Sheryl Crow took to the stage to present the award for Best Original Score. It was th...

Predicting The Tonys

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.07.2012 | Home

NEW YORK (Associated Press) -- There's "Follies" and then there's folly. The first is a winning revival of Stephen Sondheim's musical that wowed Broad...

Tony Awards: The (Next) Movie?

Mark Juddery | Posted 07.29.2012 | Entertainment
Mark Juddery

Though Hollywood doesn't make musicals as much as they used to, they still look to Broadway for possible hits. So what will be the next hit movie musical?

Talkin' 'Bout a Miracle and Rita Lyons

Cara Joy David | Posted 07.22.2012 | Entertainment
Cara Joy David

She laughed at a few remarks, but others that led to an uproarious response in most people, caused my mother to roll her eyes in disgust. You see, at the root of it, she was shocked by the somewhat nasty Rita Lyons and she didn't want her to be Jewish. She felt it was somehow an affront.

On the Culture Front: Tribeca Film Fest Afterthought, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Newsies and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 07.02.2012 | New York
Chris Kompanek

t's been a busy month on the culture front; a lot has gone down in the music, theater and film worlds. Magnetic Fields, Silence! The Musical, Newsies, A Midsummer Night's Dream and the Tribeca Film Festival.

'Once' The Musical & 8 Other Musicals Based On Movies

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 05.02.2012 | Entertainment

"Once," a musical adaptation of the 2006 indie film of the same name, was nominated for 11 Tony Awards, leading the pack of Tony hopefuls. The new...

One Man's Incredible 'Newsies' Tribute

Posted 04.26.2012 | Home

Nick Pitera is known in the world of viral videos for his ridiculous vocal range and covers of wildly popular artists and songs like Whitney Houston, ...

Stage Door: Newsies, Barb Jungr's Man in the Long Black Coat

Fern Siegel | Posted 06.18.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

It's impossible not to cheer for the boys in Newsies as they war against press barons Pulitzer and Hearst. The Broadway musical is based on the Disney movie, which was based on a real-life event: the 1899 newsboy strike.

Theater: Newsies Gets "Most Improved" Award on Broadway

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.04.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The Disney musical Newsies has moved from the Papermill Playhouse in New Jersey to Broadway with style. In every way, the show has been focused and improved.