Newsies musical headed to movie theaters with Jeremy Jordan
The banner will be re-carried, the kings of New York re-crowned, the day once again seized!
Newsies, the Tony Award-winning musical, will make its debut in movie theaters around the world in 2017 thanks a new joint effort by Disney Theatrical Productions and Fathom Events.
EW has learned that Jeremy Jordan, currently one of the stars of The CW’s Supergirl, will (as rumored) reprise his Tony-nominated role as newsboy leader Jack Kelly alongside a handful of his other fellow original cast members who will return to their gigs: Kara Lindsay (as Katherine), Ben Fankhauser (as Davey), and Andrew Keenan-Bolger (as Crutchie).
The cast will also include current stars of the North American tour Steve Blanchard (as Joseph Pulitzer) and Aisha de Haas (as Medda Larkin), as well as dozens of dancing cast members from the Broadway and tour ensembles.
The event: A one-night-only performance of the current touring production, which will be filmed on Sept. 11 at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. The production will be filmed in front of an invited audience before Newsies is expected to arrive in cinemas worldwide in early 2017.
Newsies began its life in 1992 as a Disney movie musical starring Christian Bale, quickly becoming a cult hit among musical fans. In 2011, it was adapted into a stage show by Alan Menken, lyricist Jack Feldman, book writer Harvey Fierstein, director Jeff Calhoun, and choreographer Christopher Gattelli. The show ran on Broadway between March 2012 and August 2014; Feldman, Menken, and Gattelli earned Tony Awards for their key creative contributions to the production.