THE SCREENING ROOM: Corey Cott and Newsies Cast Perform "Seize the Day" on "DWTS" (Video)
By Michael Gioia
Newsies, the new Disney musical that took home the 2012 Tony Award for Best Choreography, performed on the ABC reality television program "Dancing With the Stars" Nov. 13.
Corey Cott, who replaced Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan in the role of Jack Kelly, led the newsboys in "Seize the Day," the high-flying Act I finale. He was joined by Andrew Keenan-Bolger as Crutchie and Ben Fankhauser as Davey.
Newsies features a Tony-winning score with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman as well as a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein.
Directed by Jeff Calhoun, the production also stars Ron Raines as Joseph Pulitzer, Kara Lindsay as Katherine Plumber, LaVon Fisher-Wilson as Medda Larkin, and Nicholas Lampiasi and Jake Lucas alternating the role of Les.
Watch the "DWTS" performance below:
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