With the Papermill production of Newsies done and dusted, Alan Menken has tweeted:
Whatever comes with NEWSIES now (hopefully Broadway and tour) Harvey, Jack and I are planning rewrites. Changes are coming!
That’s a good thing, because there were certainly things that I didn’t like the sound of when it came to the recent production – some things just sounded silly – and there was a very mixed response from people who saw the show and posted about it online.
And if they make a transfer, I hope they get a choreographer who can actually tell a story through dance. The choreography that was featured in their TV appearance on The View made it look like the Newsies were taking a dance class.