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Vintage Walt Disney World: Newsies ‘Carry The Banner’ On Sunset Blvd. at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

posted on March 15th, 2012 by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center


Extra! Extra! Today, previews for Disney’s NEWSIES, the new musical from Disney Theatrical Productions, start on Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre.

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Based on the 1992 movie of the same name, NEWSIES is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged late 1890s newspaper sellers (a.k.a. “Newsies”), who dreams of a better life far from the hardship of the streets.

“Cast

Did you know that the newsboys also roamed the streets of Disney’s Hollywood Studios trying to sell the day’s news back in 1994? Here they are at a special event with a headline reading “Sunset Boulevard Gala Tonight.”

“Newsies

While the boys are no longer selling their papers on the streets of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you can catch them on Broadway in NEWSIES for 12 weeks only. Visit the Disney’s NEWSIES website for more information.

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Eric on March 15th, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Oh, so that’s why it had a recent 20th-anniversary revival screening–We thought it was going to go to Blu-ray, like the Rocketeer did!

(Still, even though the movie was made to show Disney -could- make an Alan Menken musical out of any script, I remember seeing the “Carrying the Banner” number and thinking it felt like it SHOULD have been a stage musical.)

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Kyra on March 15th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Another Disney Broadway show! I have to say, they are always my favorites.

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Drew from CA on March 17th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

@Eric – Newsies will be released on Blu-Ray disc June 19.

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