Reviewed bysarahandartemisVote: 4/10/10
It is a good musical but the filming seemed to have too many cameras.The film shots were constantly moving from one camera angle to another.Unlike a play where the audience chooses where they want to focus onthe stage, the film dictates the focus. It moved too quickly and toomany angles so that the flow of the musical was disrupted. Thechoreography was lost. Most of the dance numbers where cut away or toonarrowly focused. Seldom was the dance number shown to fill the stageand build on the energy.
Reviewed bynheoaVote: 10/10/10
I am one that enjoys Broadway shows and to combine both the Broadway &North American Tour together to make this show was Amazing. I hope theymake this into a DVD like they did with CATS. The stage show personaltouch versus a cinematic approach makes the show 1000x times better andeasier to relate to the characters.
Reviewed byScottG1969Vote: /10
Having been a serious fan of the original 1992 film with ChristianBale, I was excited to learn they made a stage production of the show.But then I heard they made some changes to the story for the stageadaption and then I became very skeptical.
Once I finally got to see the show LIVE in person, I was blown away bythe entire production and loved the small changes they made. Itactually fits better as a live production and the changes were PERFECT.
Once the show and road tour ended, I was so sad to know we'll never getto see this again, but once it was announced that they are bringing theBroadway production to the BIG SCREEN, I was more than excited.
Seeing the cinematic version of the Broadway production gave a wholenew perspective on the experience. The drama seems heightened since wenow get to see close ups of the characters and every emotional reactionand response. We also get to HEAR every line and word, where on stage,sometimes the lines are run together rather quickly and it's easy tomiss certain elements. The lighting, the sound, the editing wasBRILLIANT!
Also, the actors were full of extra life and energy and you could seetheir love and passion for each other and this show. This theatricalexperience was OVERFLOWING with Disney magic and I confess, I teared upseveral times, just because it was SO AMAZING!
If you never saw a Broadway show, or can't get to New York, and if younever saw the Broadway version of Newsies...this is a MUST-SEE! TheMusic, the Dancing, the Acting, the Performances, the Costumes andSet....everything was SHEER MAGIC and absolutely PERFECT!
I'll never get tired of seeing NEWSIES!
Filmed live on stage at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, CA, this not-to-be-missed high energy show stars Original Broadway cast members Jeremy Jordan as "Jack Kelly," Kara Lindsay as "Katherine," Ben Fankhauser as "Davey" and Andrew Keenan-Bolger as "Crutchie". They're joined by North American Tour stars Steve Blanchard as "Joseph Pulitzer," and Aisha de Haas as "Medda Larkin," and Ethan Steiner as "Les" along with members of both the Broadway and North American Tour ensembles, filling the stage with more "newsies" and more dancing than ever before. Set in New York City at the turn of the century and based on a true story, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged 'newsies,' who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies ...