Newsies the Musical - World Premiere Sneak Peek


Uploaded by DanceOn on 08.09.2011

Transcript:

(SINGING TOGETHER): Wrongs will be
righted, if we're united.
Let us seize the day.
JEREMY JORDAN: When I was a kid I was telling people, the
movie didn't flop because of me.
Because I saw it three times.
KARA LINDSAY: I'm an '80s baby so I loved it so much.
JEFF CALHOUN: Even after 20 years, it is the singular most
requested musical stage adaptation of all of the
Disney musical films.
ALAN MENKEN: Ever since the movie just sort of crash
landed at the box office, that whole generation had quietly
adopted this as their own.
Disney came to me and said, look, we're going to do a
stock and amateur version of this.
Just want to let you know that.
You don't have to do anything.
We'll take the songs and we'll just kind of compile it
together because there's a big demand out there.
And I said, oh no, no, no, no, no.
This is mine.
If we're going to do it I want to do it.
And it was really when Harvey Fierstein said, I'd be
interested in getting involved in this, that that sort of
raised the stakes.
HARVEY FIERSTEIN: Well the question to me was, what were
the ideas that I could pull out of it?
What ideas could I put on it?
And why had it become a cult classic?
ANDREW KEENAN-BOLGER: I think the new things that they
brought to the project are really cool and work so well.
KARA LINDSAY: (SINGING) Write what you know, so they say.
All I know is I don't know what to write or the right way
to write it.
This is big lady!
Don't screw it up.
This is not some little vaudeville I'm reviewing.
KARA LINDSAY: It's exciting and a little scary and it's
just-- you really get to use your creative juices because
this character didn't exist.
And you're really creating it from scratch.
HARVEY FIERSTEIN: To me Newsies is as American as the
American Revolution.
The small guy having the right on his side and instead of
taking the crap, finally standing up for himself.
JEFF CALHOUN: Newsies, we open September 25 at the Paper Mill
Playhouse.
(SINGING) I got nothing if I ain't got Santa Fe.