andrew keenan bolger

broadway lines out of context Newsies

-no need to be insulting… i got a nickle.

-i’ll call you sweetheart if ya spot me fifty papes.

-whAT EVER HAPPENED TO ROMANCE.

-feature me, riding in style.

-i had the most beautiful dream, my lips are still tingling. a pretty girl? A LEG A LAMB.

-THEY WAS CORONAS.

-are you blind?! shes got no clothes on!

-you have a very unusual face.

-that’s disgusting… that’s just business.

-im not lying, i said he heard it right here… and he did.

-THIS IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN SCHOOL.

-i’ll be sleepin on the streets. you already sleep on the streets. in a worse neighborhood.

-GO AND LOOK IT UP, THE POORR GUUUYYS HEAAD IS SPINNING.

-she’s a plum.

-i musta left it in my other pants.

-aND I LOST MY SHOE.

-aww what da hell, my faddas gonna kill me anyway.

-THE WOILD IS YER ERSTER.

-YA KNOW, YER FANCY CLAM WIDDA POIL INSOIDE.

-why do old people talk… to prove they still alive.

-i WONT be LAST in LINE for THE tub TONIGHT.

-am-scray punk!

-and i’ve got a date.

-whats santa fe got that new york ain’t, tarantulas?..

what have musicals done to me?

me: *sees a newspaper* *thinks of newsies* *starts crying*

also me: *hears someone counting in french* *thinks of hamilton* *starts crying*

also me: *sees a tree* *thinks of dear evan hansen* *starts crying*

also me: *hears someone even mutter the words black or red* *thinks of les mis* *starts bawling hysterically*

also me: *hears something about the 2019 wicked film release* *starts crying*

also me: *passes a 7/11* *thinks of heathers* *starts crying*

do you see my problem here?

  • les: them brooklyn boys so big!
  • leader of brooklyn boys: [is 5'4]

where does it say you gotta live and die heeere?
where does it say a guy can’t cAtch a brEAK?

WHY SHOULD YOU ONLy TAKE WHATCHA GIVEN??¿

why shouldya spend yoUR WHOOLE LIFE LIVIN trapped where there ainno fuTah

even at seventEEN. bREAKin yer back for someone else’s saKE.

if the life don’t seem to suit ya howbout a change of sceeeene?

far from the loUSY HEADLINES AND THE DEADLINES IN BEEEETWwEEEEEEEEEEENNNNNN

there is no heterosexual explanation for newsies

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you’re still our brothers———-
and we will F I G H T for YOU.

Sometimes I lay awake at night, thinking about how if Newsies (1992) had been a commercial success, Disneyland and World could’ve had Newsies-themed attractions and parades and possibly character meet-and-greets.