Disney has set a date to film the national tour of “Newsies!” The musical will be filmed September 11, 2016 for release sometime in 2017. The show will be filmed in front of an invitation-only live audience.
Jeremy Jordan (Smash, Supergirl), a Tony Award nominee for his performance as rebellious paperboy Jack Kelly in the musical, will return to the role for the show to be filmed with other members of the original cast. They will be joined by members of the North American tour with additional cast from the Broadway and North American tour ensemble.
Newsies was inspired by the real-life “Newsboy Strike of 1899,” when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers.