Ahead of Playbill’s August 21 stream, look back at highlights of the musical, from its debut at Paper Mill Playhouse to opening night on Broadway.
As previously announced, Playbill will stream Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical August 21. Part of the Playbill Playback series, the 7 PM ET stream will benefit The Actors Fund.
The free stream, presented in arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions and Disney , will be available for viewing for one night only on Playbill.com. The event will also include appearances by Newsies cast members and will conclude with a new video, featuring cast members from the Broadway and North American tour productions of the Disney hit. Ahead of the stream, Playbill is taking a look back at the musical’s journey to Broadway.
Captured live at The Hollywood Pantages Theatre in 2016, Newsies stars Jeremy Jordan, reprising his Tony-nominated performance as Jack Kelly, Kara Lindsay as Katherine, Ben Fankhauser as Davey, and Andrew Keenan-Bolger as Crutchie, with Newsies North American tour stars Steve Blanchard as Joseph Pulitzer, Aisha de Haas as Medda Larkin, and Ethan Steiner as Les.