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Look | 'Newsies' Musical Opens on Broadway

"Newsies," a new Disney musical starring Jeremy Jordan, opened on Broadway Thursday night at the Nederlander Theatre.

The 1992 film of the same name was a box-office failure. This staged production of "Newsies" was never intended to go to Broadway, but rather was meant to be available as a musical schools and community theater groups could license.

Now the story and the show have been tweaked and "Newsies" is selling out on the Great White Way.

Check out a slideshow of real newsboys selling papers in New York City and scenes from the Broadway musical below.

Real newsies in the Newsboys' Lodging House gym.
Real newsies in the Newsboys' Lodging House gym. ( New-York Historical Society )
Many newsboys selling papers in the city were orphans, abandoned boys or sons of sailors.
Many newsboys selling papers in the city were orphans, abandoned boys or sons of sailors. ( New-York Historical Society )
Samuel Cohen, 8, selling papers at Chambers and and Washington in Manhattan.
Samuel Cohen, 8, selling papers at Chambers and and Washington in Manhattan. ( New-York Historical Society )
A group of newsboys near City Hall. The smallest boy pictured is 9-year-old John O'Flynn.
A group of newsboys near City Hall. The smallest boy pictured is 9-year-old John O'Flynn. ( New-York Historical Society )
Another newsie, 10-year-old John Malanga.
Another newsie, 10-year-old John Malanga. ( New-York Historical Society )
In the Broadway musical, Jeremy Jordan (center) and the cast of 'Newsies' sing 'The World Will Know 1.'
In the Broadway musical, Jeremy Jordan (center) and the cast of 'Newsies' sing 'The World Will Know 1.' ( Photo by Deen van Meer )
Jordan (center) and the cast perform 'The Rally.'
Jordan (center) and the cast perform 'The Rally.' ( Photo by Deen van Meer )
Jordan (center) and the cast sing 'The World Will Know 2.'
Jordan (center) and the cast sing 'The World Will Know 2.' ( Photo by Deen van Meer )
Jordan in 'Newsies.'
Jordan in 'Newsies.' ( Photo by Deen van Meer )
Kara Lindsay (center) and the cast.
Kara Lindsay (center) and the cast. ( Photo by Deen van Meer )
Some of the moves in 'Newsies.'
Some of the moves in 'Newsies.' ( Photo by Deen van Meer )
Selling papers in 'Newsies.'
Selling papers in 'Newsies.' ( Photo by Deen van Meer )
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