By Micaela Cummings

On September 11, 2016, The Hollywood Pantages made history once again by hosting the live filming of the musical Newsies. The show will be aired as a Fathom event in movie theaters across the country next year. In addition to the excitement of a live filming nine original cast members from the Broadway production of Newsies lent their talent for One Night Only.

standbylinefilming.jpgThe event was invite only but a standby line was available to hardcore Fansies who started lining up at 1am Sunday morning

camerafilming.jpg                         11 cameras were positioned around the theatre for filming

gettingreadytostartfilming.jpg  Broadway cast members spent an entire week together rehearsing before the live filming

hatfilming.jpg                     Special merchandise was available for this one time only event

broadwaycast.jpgThe cast dressed and ready to go. From left: Andrew Keenan-Bolger 'Crutchie', Kara Lindsay 'Katherine', Ben Fankhauser 'Davey', and Jeremy Jordan 'Jack Kelly'

crowdshotfilming.jpg                                           The Audience waiting for the filming to begin


Disney's Newsies Live, filmed at the Hollywood Pantages, opens in select theaters Feb 16, 18, and the 22. Check out the video below as Newsies goes behind the scenes at the Hollywood Pantages.

Hollywood Pantages Season Ticket Holders were invited to a screening of Newsies and surprised by a Q&A afterwards with Nico DeJesus, a Newsie from the filming.

jeffnico3.jpgJeff Loeb, General Manager of the Hollywood Pantages, conducts a post screening Q&A with Nico DeJesus, Newsies cast member.

jeffnico1.jpgNico DeJesus discusses his experience filming a live theatrical production

Update Update

You can now purchase Newsies live on iTunes. This digital version includes 11 minutes of special features, a sing a long version, and a theatrical version with a built in intermission. Not to mention the beautiful sweeping shots of the Hollywood Pantages Theatre.