History Trivia / Newsies

10th Apr '18 8:27:33 PM TriumphantMagician
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* DawsonCasting: Most of the teens in the film are played by grown men. Justified in that the dancing is too strenuous for the average teenager, especially if they haven't been taking dance classes since a very young age.
31st Jan '18 11:12:54 AM kquinn0830
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!! The Film



* DawsonCasting: Several of the stage cast are considerably older than the ages of their characters. Jeremy Jordan and Andrew Keenan-Bolger, who respectively played the 17-year-old Jack Kelly and 15-year-old Crutchie in the original Broadway run, are both in their late 20s/early 30s.



* ThrowItIn: Oscar Delancey's actor had no idea he was on camera for the scene where Blink's ranting about the price hike, he was just mocking Trey Parker. The director decided to keep it.

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* ThrowItIn: Oscar Delancey's actor had no idea he was on camera for the scene where Blink's ranting about the price hike, he was just mocking Trey Parker. The director decided to keep it.it.
!! The Musical
* DawsonCasting: Several of the stage cast are considerably older than the ages of their characters. Jeremy Jordan and Andrew Keenan-Bolger, who respectively played the 17-year-old Jack Kelly and 15-year-old Crutchie in the original Broadway run, are both in their late 20s/early 30s.
* SleeperHit: The original plan was to just license out a stage version for schools and communities to perform, with a short run production at Papermill Playhouse to kick it off. However, the show quickly sold out and was acclaimed by critics so they decided to take it to Broadway for a limited run. Then it happened ''again'' so it was extended to an open run that lasted for two years.
4th Nov '17 7:31:37 PM TriumphantMagician
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1st Sep '17 11:52:42 PM dsneybuf
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* GenreKiller: Of sorts. It was the studio's first live-action musical since ''Film/PetesDragon1977'', which itself killed the genre 15 years earlier. Unfortunately, this one did even worse, and the genre remained dead for ''another'' 15 years until ''Film/HighSchoolMusical''.

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* GenreKiller: Of sorts. It was the studio's first live-action musical since ''Film/PetesDragon1977'', which itself killed the genre 15 years earlier. Unfortunately, this one did even worse, and the genre remained dead for ''another'' 15 years another 16 years, until ''Film/HighSchoolMusical''.Creator/DisneyChannel's ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'' series transitioned to theaters.
1st Sep '17 11:50:08 PM dsneybuf
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18th Feb '17 11:47:45 PM jenanykid
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** He is at least aware of the film's cult audience, stating that "saying something negative about ''Newsies'' means there's an awful lot of people you have to answer to." It's something that would garner more just an embarrassed look than actual outrage (he even once briefly sang the "Santa Fe" refrain during an interview for ''The Dark Knight Rises''), but suffice it to say, he's sworn off musicals.

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** He is at least aware of the film's cult audience, stating that "saying something negative about ''Newsies'' means there's an awful lot of people you have to answer to." It's something that would garner more just an embarrassed look than actual outrage (he even once briefly sang the "Santa Fe" refrain during an interview for ''The Dark Knight Rises''), but suffice it to say, he's sworn off musicals.musicals.
* ThrowItIn: Oscar Delancey's actor had no idea he was on camera for the scene where Blink's ranting about the price hike, he was just mocking Trey Parker. The director decided to keep it.
14th Feb '17 12:06:36 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Alan Menken [[MedalOfDishonor owns up for the]] Usefulnotes/GoldenRaspberryAward for Worst Original Song ''Newsies'' [[http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/05/alan-menken-goes-for-the-egot-and-the-regot/?_r=0 got]]:

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** Alan Menken [[MedalOfDishonor owns up for the]] Usefulnotes/GoldenRaspberryAward UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward for Worst Original Song ''Newsies'' [[http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/05/alan-menken-goes-for-the-egot-and-the-regot/?_r=0 got]]:
31st Dec '16 7:35:00 PM igordebraga
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** Alan Menken [[MedalOfDishonor owns up for the]] Usefulnotes/GoldenRaspberryAward for Worst Original Song ''Newsies'' [[http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/05/alan-menken-goes-for-the-egot-and-the-regot/?_r=0 got]]:
-->It was an acknowledgment that ''Newsies'' was a big fat flop, and isn’t that funny? It was not a particularly great song. It was “High Times, Hard Times,” the one that had Ann-Margret on the swing. [laughs] We did end up cutting the song [from the stage adaptation of ''Newsies''].
13th Sep '16 4:05:45 PM Anddrix
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* GenreKiller: Of sorts. It was the studio's first live-action musical since ''Film/PetesDragon'', which itself killed the genre 15 years earlier. Unfortunately, this one did even worse, and the genre remained dead for ''another'' 15 years until ''Film/HighSchoolMusical''.

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* GenreKiller: Of sorts. It was the studio's first live-action musical since ''Film/PetesDragon'', ''Film/PetesDragon1977'', which itself killed the genre 15 years earlier. Unfortunately, this one did even worse, and the genre remained dead for ''another'' 15 years until ''Film/HighSchoolMusical''.
9th Aug '16 12:45:12 AM Mikeyfan93
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* OldShame: By his own account, Creator/ChristianBale (now [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Batman]]!) wasn't too happy with the decision to turn ''Newsies'' into a musical.

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* OldShame: By his own account, Creator/ChristianBale (now [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Batman]]!) wasn't too happy with the decision to turn ''Newsies'' into a musical.
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