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This Week on Stage: 'Newsies', 'Sister Act'

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The Newsies took Broadway this week at the show’s Thursday night opening, and if our review is any indication, they’re truly the Kings of New York! EW also got an exclusive video from inside the recording studio with the stellar cast. Over at the Broadway Theatre, Raven-Symone stepped into the bedazzled heels of Deloris van Cartier in Sister Act on Tuesday, and EW caught up with her for a Q&A that’s fabulous, baby. We also offered up a first look at Jamie Lynn-Sigler and Rita Wilson in Off Broadway’s Jewtopia, Deborah Cox joined Jekyll and Hyde, the Susan Boyle musical soared and the Mike Daisey debacle came to an apologetic end.

Thom Geier brought us his enthusiastic review for Newsies, calling it a “winning, high-energy musical” and praising lead Jeremy Jordan’s “explosive” stage presence, as well as “charming” newcomer Kara Lindsay and the standout showstopping ensemble numbers. He awarded the irresistible theatre experience an enthusiastic A–.

Aubry D’Arminio didn’t feel the same cheer at Now. Here. This., an Off Broadway self-help musical from the team behind the Tony-nominated [title of show]. She noted a pair of melodic high points, but the show’s convoluted message led to an “ultimately disappointing” grade of B–.

Keith Staskiewicz reviewed the quintessentially American play Regrets, by British playwright Matt Charman, giving it a firm B+ and highlighting its strong cast interactions and “fantastic” stage design.

Check out all of our stage coverage at EW’s Stage Hub!