Disney's Newsies is officially set to debut in July with an all-Filipino cast!
Manila's premiere Theatre company - 9Works Theatrical - together with Globe Live acquired the rights from Disney Theatrical Productions to locally produce and stage the critically-acclaimed Broadway musical Newsies!
It is considered to be a "triple threat" as it combines singing, dancing, and acting. Trained through a six-week boot camp called Training Ground, the cast immersed themselves in various art disciplines including ballet, tap dance, gymnastics, hip hop, vocal training, and acting workshops.
MYXph.com witnessed a spectacular showcase of some scenes from the musical during the presscon. And as early as now, we can say that their promise to deliver world-class entertainment is something we should we look forward. Watch the video below:
Loosely based on the real-life 1989 newsboy strike in New York City, the local production of Newsies is helmed by stage director behind American Idiots Robbie Guevara. The cast includes Gian Magdangal, Jef Flores, Tory Cortez, Daniel Drilon, Luis Marcelo, Danielle Chopin, Greg Dulce, Pinky Marquez, Raymund Concepcion, and our very own MYX VJ Alex Diaz among many others.
Newsies will be staged at the Bonifacio High Street Amphitheatre on July 7-9, 14-16, 21-23 & 28-30, 2017 at 8:00 PM.
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