Newsies stars Ben Fankhauser, Kara Lindsay, and Andrew Keenan-Bolger reunited on Friday, January 27 at the 2017 edition of BroadwayCon, a three-day celebration of all things Broadway for theatergoers and fans alike.
Next month, Disney Theatrical Productions and Fathom Events will be presenting a filmed performance of the musical, featuring Lindsay (Katherine), Fankhauser (Davey), Keenan-Bolger (Crutchie), and original leading man Jeremy Jordan, reprising his Tony Award-nominated performance as Jack Kelly.
Inspired by the 1992 film of the same name, Newsies tells the story of a group of tenacious newsboys at the turn of the last century who band together to form a union and lead a strike after selling prices are raised. The musical won Tony Awards for Best Original Score Written for the Theatre and Best Choreography. It features music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, with a book by Harvey Fierstein. At the time of Newsies' Broadway closing, it played 1,005 performances at the Nederlander Theatre.
The cinema engagements of Newsies will take place February 16, 18, and 22.