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“Newsies” Opens at Paper Mill Playhouse

September 26th, 2011

Jeremy Jordan sings "Newsies" on "The View". Image via YouTube.

Those hardscrabble (yet ┬ápin-up worthy) paperboys are fighting the powers that be and showing off their tumbling skills once more as the stage adaptation of Newsies officially opened last night at New Jersey’s Paper Mill playhouse. While the original movie may have flopped, the property has developed a slow-burn cult following and Disney has brought in big guns like Alan Menken, Harvey Fierstein and Jeff Calhoun (read our behind-the-scenes interview with Jeff here) to see if they can fan those flames into a hit show.

Can’t make it out to Jersey? The cast recently showed up on “The View” to perform an athletic “Seize the Day” with choreography by friend of the blog, Christopher Gattelli and we’ve got the video after the jump. (And for you old school types, let’s look back at a clip from the film and be reminded of a time when Oscar-winner Christian Bale (The Dark Knight) was known more for being a teen heartthrob than a method actor with some anger management issues.)

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