After two weeks of previews in Schenectady, N.Y., and Waterbury, Conn., the formal opening of Disney's first national tour of "Newsies" was held Oct. 30 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia.
Nicholas flew in from North Carolina and Ginno caught a bus from New York to join us at the premiere and opening night party. Sam and Alex Cornbrooks, two good friends of Ben and Emma, came with their parents to see the show, as did former Billy tutor Steve and current tutor (and dear friend) Bernadette and her husband, Matty.
Congratulations to Ben and the rest of the cast and creative team on a wonderful evening and fantastic start to the tour. Audiences across the U.S. and in Canada will truly enjoy this show and its fantastic ensemble.