This goes out to all of you who are just as ridiculously obsessed with Newsies as I am. Seriously, what’s not to love about the show? An über-cute cast bursting with former comp kids (hey, John Michael Fiumara!), jaw-dropping Christopher Gattelli choreo and those soaring Alan Menken songs… It all adds up to utter perfection on a Broadway stage.
Plus, half the fun of going to see Newsies happens after the curtain falls, when you can meet the dashing newsboys at the stage door. What’s that? You can’t make it to NYC any time soon? Never fear—there’s an app for that. You can make all your meet-the-Newsies dreams come true in just a few simple steps:
Search “Newsies Photobooth” in iTunes, Google Play or the Amazon Appstore to download the free app for your iPhone or Android device.
Snap a picture or choose one from your gallery.
Use the app, copy-and-paste style, to add up to three cast members (Jack Kelly! Specs!) to your photo.
Save that new and improved creation to your device, or make sure “the world will know” by sharing via email, Facebook or Twitter—don’t forget the hashtag #NewsiesPhotobooth!
Be sure to check out this adorable how-to video about the app!
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to add Ryan Steele to every single one of my prom photos…
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
Dance Spirit's 2019 Cover Model Search finalists: Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's Fall 2019 cover. Learn more about the dancers on their profile pages, and then vote for your favorite below. You can vote once a day now through July 15.
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Imagine attending American Ballet Theatre's prestigious NYC summer intensive, training among classical ballet legends. Imagine taking the stage at New York City Dance Alliance Nationals, competing against some of the country's best contemporary dancers. Now, imagine doing both—at the same time.
Welcome to Madison Brown's world. This summer, she's in her third year as a National Training Scholar with ABT, while also competing for NYCDA's Teen Outstanding Dancer title. (She's already won Outstanding Dancer in the Mini and Junior categories.) The logistics are complicated—ABT's five-week intensive overlaps with the weeklong NYCDA Nationals, which translates to a lot of cabs back and forth across Manhattan—but Maddie is committed to making the most of each opportunity. "I love contemporary and ballet equally," she says. "While I'm able to do both, I want to do as much as I can."
Maddie has an expressive face, endless extensions, and a quiet command of the stage. She dances with remarkable maturity—a trait noted by none other than Jennifer Lopez, one of the judges on NBC's "World of Dance," on which Maddie competed in Season 2. Although Maddie didn't take home the show's top prize, she was proud to be the youngest remaining soloist when she was eliminated, and saw the whole experience as an opportunity to grow. After all, she's just getting started. Oh, that's right—did we mention Maddie's only 14?
Corbin Bleu in rehearsal for "Kiss Me, Kate" (Jenny Anderson, courtesy Roundabout Theatre Company)
If you're a hardcore Broadway baby, today is the worst Sunday of the year. Why, you ask? The Tony Awards were last Sunday, so basically there's nothing to look forward to in life anymore—no James Corden being James Corden, no teary acceptance speeches from newly minted stars, no thrilling excerpts from the hottest new shows. Oh yeah, and there are 50 more Sundays to go before our humdrum lives are once again blessed with the next annual iteration of Broadway's biggest night.