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Newsies: The Stage Version…………………… aka Jack as an Artist?!

15 Sep

This post is largely a response to this Entertainment Weekly article.

Heads up: This is likely to turn into a rant.

I was first introduced to Newsies when I received the DVD for my fourteenth birthday. I’ve seen it dozens of times since, have audio clips of it on my ipod, and probably know most of it by heart. I kind of like it. A lot.

I love the time period. I love newsboys. Love the costumes. Love the singing and dancing. Love the actors. Love the characters. Love Christian Bale in it. Love Jack Kelly.

So imagine my elation when I heard that Newsies was finding its way to the stage. The cult-fave was getting another chance in the limelight.

Now imagine my horror when I found out about the changes that were being made to it.

Especially the changes surrounding Jack. Continue reading