The Nederlander Theater on Broadway to be exact!
This weekend, a dear friend and I are making our way by car, by bus, by foot, and maybe by cab if our feet get tired, to see Disney’s Newsies The Musical on Broadway! After a two hour drive to Northern Virginia, a five hour bus ride to New York City, and a short walk from our hotel to the Nederlander Theater, we will be seeing Newsies on Broadway after months of planning!
Attending a Broadway play is one of the many adventures on my very long bucket list. You may be wondering how the fulfillment of this adventure has finally come to fruition. Well, you’re in for a treat, so sit back, relax, and read on!
There once was a little girl named Sarah whose aunt took her and her cousin to see a Disney movie in the spring of 1992. This little girl fell in love with the story and the characters and became forever fond of the film. That movie was Newsies, starring the now famous Christian Bale!
Fast forward 20 years or so; that little girl happens to be all grown up and has become great friends and soon-to-be sister-in-laws with me. One day, Sarah mentions the movie Newsies and after my response that I have never seen it, she exclaims that I HAVE to watch it and that it will be LIFE-CHANGING. Well she was right! I fell in love with the movie too and Ben even gave me the DVD for Christmas.
So imagine our excitement when Sarah learned that for a limited time only, a new musical based on Disney’s Newsies would be playing at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey! So Sarah, our friend Wendy, and I bought tickets and drove more than 600 miles in a weekend to see the play! It was definitely worth the drive and we even got to meet the up-and-coming Jeremy Jordan who just happens to be a Texan!
We had an amazing trip and the play did so well that they decided to take it to Broadway!
So that is the story of how I came to see my first Broadway play! Many thanks to Sarah and Wendy for the pictures above and hopefully I will have many more to share with you when I return!