Monday, April 10, 2017

‘Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical!’ Now Available for Pre-Order on Disney Movies Anywhere


Set in New York City at the turn of the century and based on a true story, Disney's Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged “newsies,” who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. Captured live on stage at The Hollywood Pantages Theatre in California, and following its record-breaking, in-cinema premiere for Fathom Events this not-to-be-missed high energy event features Jeremy Jordan, reprising the Tony nominated role he created as “Jack Kelly.” Jordan is joined by original Broadway cast members Kara Lindsay as “Katherine,” Ben Fankhauser as “Davey” and Andrew Keenan-Bolger as “Crutchie,” and North American Tour stars Steve Blanchard as “Joseph Pulitzer,” Aisha de Haas as “Medda Larkin,” and Ethan Steiner as “Les” along with members of both the Broadway and North American Tour ensembles, filling the stage with more “newsies” and more dancing than ever before. Bring it home on Digital, On Demand and Disney Movies Anywhere on May 23rd
Available on Digital, On Demand
and Disney Movies Anywhere on May 23rd

Includes Five Behind-The-Scenes Mini Documentaries!

Synopsis:                                 Captured live on stage at The Hollywood Pantages Theatre in California, and following its record-breaking, in-cinema premiere for Fathom Events this not-to-be-missed high energy event features Jeremy Jordan, reprising the Tony nominated role he created as “Jack Kelly.” Jordan is joined by original Broadway cast members Kara Lindsay as “Katherine,” Ben Fankhauser as “Davey” and Andrew Keenan-Bolger as “Crutchie,” and North American Tour stars Steve Blanchard as “Joseph Pulitzer,” Aisha de Haas as “Medda Larkin,” and Ethan Steiner as “Les” along with members of both the Broadway and North American Tour ensembles, filling the stage with more “newsies” and more dancing than ever before.                                                       Set in New York City at the turn of the century and based on a true story, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged “newsies,” who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right.




Cast:                                           Jeremy Jordan as “Jack Kelly,” Kara Lindsay as “Katherine,” Ben Fankhauser as “Davey,” Andrew Keenan-Bolger as “Crutchie,” Steve Blanchard as “Joseph Pulitzer,” Aisha de Haas as “Medda Larkin,” and Ethan Steiner as “Les.”

Director:                                 Jeff Calhoun
Music:                                       Alan Menken (Tony Award-winner for Newsies)
Lyrics:                                        Jack Feldman (Tony Award-winner for Newsies)
Choreographer:                  Christopher Gattelli (Tony Award-winner for Newsies)

Release Date:                       May 23, 2017
Release Formats:               Digital, On Demand (U.S. and Canada only) and Disney Movies Anywhere (U.S. only)

Bonus Features:                  Mini Documentaries:
-Episode 1: Return to Rehearsals
Go behind the scenes with Andrew Keenan-Bolger ("Crutchie") and cast as they reunite for the filming of this Broadway smash hit.
-Episode 2: Return to the Stage
After a week rehearsing in the studio, the cast moves to the Pantages Theatre where their performance will be captured on film.
-Episode 3:  Filming Begins
Andrew Keenan-Bolger and other cast members share their excitement as the time arrives to don their costumes and film the show.
-Episode 4: Lights. Camera. Action.
Get an up-close, backstage look as the cast performs the show’s electrifying musical numbers during filming.
-Episode 5: Live Capture Film Day!
Finally, the highlight of the Newsies Movie Event – a thrilling live performance for an audience of loyal and enthusiastic fans!

Rating:                                      PG
Feature Run Time:            Approximately 135 minutes
Audio:                                       English
Languages:                             English
Subtitles:                                French & Spanish

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