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One of Broadway’s popular hit shows, “Newsies: The Musical” will be staged by the I’m a Bright Kid Foundation, from Aug. 9 through 25 at Paliku Theatre at Windward Community College.

The Disney musical is dance-centric, requiring a company of agile, energetic, and tireless youths who are orphaned and homeless in lower Manhattan, and deals with a newsboy’s dream of seeking a better world and life, challenged by pay issues and dwindling circulation of the New York World tabloid newspaper.

Auditions will be held at 6 p.m. June 17 and 18 at Paliku Theatre at Windward Community College, with callbacks set for 6:30 p.m. June 19. While key roles require singing and dancing, the production also has non-singing roles.

The show features music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman and a book by Harvey Fierstein and is based on the 1992 film of the same name.

Inspired by an actual newsboys strike in New York City in 1899, the stage show – and Fierstein’s script — is adapted from the film screenplay by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White.

The musical, which ran on Broadway from 2012 to 2014, glorifies teens who hawked newspapers, who go on strike because of disagreements with the publisher, and features such characters as Jack Kelly, the principal 17-year-old news boy, and Joseph Pulitzer, the read-life newspaper tycoon.

Rehearsals begin June 24. While performances are set from Aug. 4 through 25, extensions are possible but would likely be within the time frame of the playdates and won’tgo beyond Aug. 25.

For information on audition preparations, visit:

Ticket sales will begin May 1 at the Bright Kids website, … …

‘Hamilton’ actors at D.C. event

A bit of “Hamilton” – and Hawaii – took the limelight in Washington, D.C. last Thursday (April 11).

Lin-Manuel Miranda (left) the creator who originated the Hamilton role, introduced a mini-cast of Hamiltonian actors to perform “Dear Theodesia,” at a congressional event observing the first anniversary of the Jan.6 insurrection at the State Capitol.

And amid the performers was Hawaii’s Joseph Morales (right) joined by Edred Utomi, Jamael Westman, Julius Thomas III, Pierre Jean Gonzalez, , Miguel Cervantes, Nicholas Christopher, Josh Tower, and Jared Dixon.

Morales, like a few of the participating troupers, has performed the role originated by Miranda, notably in touring companies of the beloved musical.

“Dear Theodosia” is a three-minute tune from Act 1 of “ Hamilton,” the show based on the life of Alexander Hamilton, which premiered on Broadway in 2015, and continues to be a hot ticket. …

Broadway grosses, for week ending April 7

Three long-running musicals continue to top the Broadway tally, with grosses more than $2 million.

One musical, “Cabaret,” still is in previews, debuts on the chart, amassing $1.5 million.

The Top 10:

1—”The Lion King,” $2,632 million.

2—”Wicked,” $2,400 million.

3—”Hamilton,” $2,054 million.

4—”Aladdin,” $1,866 million.

5—”MJ the Musical,” $1,687 million.

6—“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,”

7—”Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club,” $1,529 million.

8—“Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” $1,428 million.

9—”Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” $1,382 million.

10—”Back to the Future: The Musical,” $1,355 million.

The complete list, courtesy The Broadway League:

And that’s Show Biz…

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