When Newsies premiered in movie theaters on October 10th, 1992, it was savaged by the critics. But it was beloved the fans.
Two decades later, Disney took a chance on this seemingly forgotten live action movie musical and decided to give it another go.
The result was Newsies on Broadway, which closes tonight after 2 1/2 years on the great white way.
I was fortunate enough to see the original cast perform a few months after the show opened. It was still the Newsies I knew and loved, just that much better.
2 and a half years is a good run. As sad as I am see to see it go, I know that it will come back, as all Broadway shows do eventually. And I am happy for the fansies who were unable to come to New York, but are now able to see the show on tour.
P.S. A treat for my fellow fansies, Newsies Got Swag.