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Friday, March 30, 2012

Aaron J. Albano (L) and Jess LeProtto (R) with the cast of 'Newsies.' Aaron J. Albano (L) and Jess LeProtto (R) with the cast of 'Newsies.' (Photo by Deen van Meer)

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

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Comments [1]

Elliott

Great feature!!

Apr. 05 2012 05:29 PM

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