Broadway musicals have been a home for many heroes throughout history and this season is ushering in a whole bunch of them in the tightly-wound package of Newsies. The new Disney musical based on the 1992 movie tells the story of orphan boys in 1899 New York who, in spite of their destitute existence, demonstrate true power in numbers. When newspaper mogul Joseph Pulitzer raises newspaper prices, the newsboys who sell the headlines, led by Jack Kelly (Jeremy Jordan), form their own union and go on strike.
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Just as history saw two youths rise to infamy with their acts of crime, Broadway ushers in two fresh talents to stardom in the new musical Bonnie & Clyde. Laura Osnes and Jeremy Jordan sizzle as the two misguided lovers whose robberies and killings led to their early deaths. A score by Broadway vet Frank Wildhorn and Don Black sets Bonnie and Clyde’s story of fast fame and swift extinguishment to the background of a pop country set.
The No. 1 Reason To See Bonnie & Clyde: Laura Osnes and Melissa Van Der Schyff singing “You Love Who You Love” Read more
- Happy Halloween! I explain how Broadway inspired my kooky costume this year.
- Shakespeare + beer = ShakesBeer! Halloween fun with The Mick of The Craptacular.
- Susan Egan’s Beauty and the Beast tales
- Ticket giveaway: Lysistrata Jones
- Broadway grosses
What do you think, Rushers? What are you dressing up as for Halloween this year? Is it Broadway related? Have you ever taken part in ShakesBeer? What do you think is the creepiest Shakespeare passage? Did Susan Egan’s horror stories of premiering Beauty and the Beast surprise you? Leave your thoughts in the comments below, and have a happy Halloween!