It’s nothing short of a miracle at what the producers of the Broadway musical “Newsies” have done. Translating a beloved hit film to the Great White Way is already difficult, let alone a box office bomb. In 1992, Disney released the much-hyped musical drama “Newsies” starring Christian Bale in theaters. The film, directed by Kenny Ortega of “Dirty Dancing” fame, raked in less than $3 million dollars and was later nominated for numerous Golden Raspberry Awards (Razzies). Ouch. What a difference twenty years make.
“Newsies The Musical” premiered in New Jersey in late 2011 and was so well-received, it made its way to Broadway. The musical started a limited engagement on March 15 and officially opened March 29, 2012. After only just a few previews, the run was extended all the way to August 19. If sales continue to be robust, the musical could have an open-ended final date. Word has it, that “Newsies” is an early favorite to score a few Tony Nominations at this year’s awards.
Headlined by Jeremy Jordan, a former Man Crush of mine, the Broadway musical boasts a solid cast of hotties in the cast and ensemble. Next Magazine enlisted photographer Kevin Thomas Garcia to capture these Broadway studs for a photo spread for the publication. Gracing the cover is former SYTYCD contestant Alex Wong. See a few of the other boys below. PS. When did Alex get those “guns”? YOWZA.