Magazine article Dance Spirit

6 Things That Happened at the Newsies Live Taping

Magazine article Dance Spirit

6 Things That Happened at the Newsies Live Taping

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The theater was practically overrun by ttfansies. The show's diehard, cultlike fans-dubbed, naturally, "tansies"- showed up in droves. Many had donned newsboy caps and suspenders.

There were cameras everywhere. Inside the Pantages Theater, there were loads of camera crews. In total, there were 11-11!different cameras capturing all the action.

There were more cast members onstage than ever before. A normal Newsies production features 28 cast members. But on this very special night, there were 40 actors in the cast-none of whom had run the show together from beginning to end. The first time they performed the entire show together was for the live taping. (Spoiler: They nailed it.)

Christopher Gattelli was there! As if the show's grueling, Tony Award-winning choreography wasn't tough enough, the Newsies dancers were tasked with performing it flawlessly with the show's choreographer seated just a few rows back from the stage. …

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