Shut Up and (Tap) Dance with Newsies
Remember how Newsies ended its Broadway run last summer, and New Yorkers everywhere cried tears of bitter sorrow? We were consoled, somewhat, by the subsequent announcement that our favorite messenger-bag-bearing boys would be hitting the road for a national tour. I caught the touring cast in Pittsburgh, PA, this Thanksgiving—and I was thrilled to see them keeping the Newsies spirit alive. (They’re really seizing the day, if ya know what I mean.)
But you don’t have to take my word for it: The tour schedule currently continues through October 11 of this year. (We say “currently” with the hopes that they’ll keep extending it…or, you know, bring the show back to Broadway.) If you need more concrete evidence of the talent boasted by these kings of New York, you’re in luck. Earlier this week, Disney Playlist released a video of Newsies cast members performing a tap rendition of Walk the Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance”—and it makes us so happy.
FYI, the lead vocalist is Dan DeLuca, who plays the infamous Jack Kelly—so if you like what you see here, you’re gonna looove Newsies on tour.
If you have an idea for another popular song you’d like the cast of Newsies (or another Broadway musical) to cover for Disney Playlist, share your ideas in the comments!