First preview of “Newsies”

Shane Ann Productions

I have been going to the theatre since before the Civil War (OK not quite that long) and I have never experienced anything like what happened last night at the first preview of the Broadway production of “Newsies”.  There was a standing ovation after “Seize the Day”.  A standing ovation in the middle of the show.  The number is extraordinary – the dancing makes my jaw drop every time I watch it.  And the lyrics are powerful and the music makes you want to join in and sing with the actors.  And the choreography is brilliant ….but no one ever gets a standing ovation in the middle of the show. Last night our cast did.  Extraordinary!!!