Happy Hour #17: A Newsboy Nugget – ‘Newsies: The Musical’

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Are you ready to seize the day and carry that banner? Well now is the time! Newsboy wannabes Jimi and Tommy talk all about Menken, Feldman and Fierstein’s high-flying smash Newsies! Expect discussion about the historical context of the show, as well as highlighting the stronghold of The Mouse and some severe adoration of Andrew Keenan-Bolger.

Newsies: The Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
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Before you do anything, bask in the brilliance of past Broadway Prom “Queens” and Newsies Ryan Steele, Garett Hawe and Tommy Bracco and fall into the Newsies YouTube Hole. For the record, at least 30,000 of these views are from Jimi.

And while you’re in the camp mindset, check out Jimi’s favourite film – ‘To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar.’

What do you think? Is Christian Bale acting glaikit on purpose?

Watch and decide! Tinfoil hats at the ready! Have a look at Tommy’s Disney conspiracy theory and find out a bit more about the Disney machine!

We hope you’ve got the popcorn out, cause we’ve got even more footage for you! One of the alltime greatest Tony Awards performances in  our opinion.

Check out the heroine that is Aida Overton Walker who was the inspiration for changing the ethnicity of Hedda Larkin in the stage version. It would’ve been nice to have seen a bit of this historical context in the show! What do you think?

Why do you think Newsies hasn’t made it’s way across to the West End yet? Let us know over on Reddit!

These newsboys are multi-talented! Have a look at Crutchie’s own digital series, ‘Submissions Only’ for a some broadway-shaped tomfoolery!

Look what else he can do – have a lot of fun in the summertime!


When a recent revival of this musical performed at the Tony Awards, the performer’s microphone failed almost immediately during the telecast. You can overhear a tech guy say “Am I going with it? I’m goin’, I’m goin’, I’m goin’!” Before he runs onstage with a handheld microphone. What musical was this?


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