this dvd is so beautifully shot

To everybody asking if we’ll get Newsies Live on DVD/digital release....

Listen, us fansies are a damn mighty group.

We took a movie that flopped at the box office, and badgered Disney until they gave us a stage version at Paper Mill.

We took a show that was never supposed to hit Broadway, and convinced Disney to put it on Broadway as a limited run.

We took a show that was supposed to have a limited run and got it to run over 1,000 performances, and a tour.

And then with only weeks left to go before the end of the tour, our love for this beautiful, life-changing show convinced the folks at Disney Theatricals to bring together the casts of the Broadway and tour productions together for a one night only show that was beautifully filmed and put together for an ultimate Newsies experience, and then put it in movie theaters.

We did that, guys. Our deep love for our dancing paper boys DID ALL THAT.

So I have a feeling that if we badger the folks at Disney Theatricals enough, they will most definitely distribute the pro-shot digitally or on DVD in some form. 

So get cracking, folks. FANSIES UNITED!!!!

#NEWSIESFOREVER

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I know it’s two hours.
But I hiiiiiiighly recommend - whenever you have time, watch this video:
It’s a full Lady Gaga concert, The Born This Way Ball - It’s a fan made compilation of the best shots beautifully edited together.

A must watch for music and talent lovers. :D

I love this photo. I don’t know if it was a posed portrait or just a lucky shot, but it really looks like Ian’s contemplating his first experience on another world, of having actually touched the alien sand and seen strange birds in another sky.

And I love the design of the Dalek city behind him. It doesn’t matter that we know it’s a painted backdrop, because you can still imagine the scope of that cityscape, and how vast and foreign it is, it’s so beautifully done.

When I’d just started watching Classic Who, and this was only the second serial I’d seen, I stopped at this photo while looking through the DVD special features and just said, ‘wow, that’s beautiful’. And it still is.

Transcript of Nathan Page's radio interview in Sept. 2013

FOR @coldice1 I may have cut out some of the interviewer’s chat but the basics are there. I think I got all Nathan’s replies. His first words made me stutter a bit - that voice.

INTERVIEW WITH NATHAN PAGE IN SEPTEMBER 2013

WELCOME NATHAN PAGE
Good evening, how are you?

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR LATEST ROLE IN SQUIZZY WHICH IS OUT ON DVD
Thanks very much. It’s not my first Underbelly role. I can’t remember the date I did the first but it was the second series and I played a character called Ray Chuck. Set in the 70s. This is a completely different look, completely different character. It’s fun to mix it up for sure.

IT WAS ALSO KNOWN AS A TALE OF TWO T**TIES; THERE WAS QUITE A LOT OF NIPPLE ACTION
Yeah, everyone’s except mine.

IN SQUIZZY YOU HAD SIDE LEVERS – IT’S A GOOD LOOK, IS IT SOMETHING YOU’RE GOING TO MAINTAIN?
No, I don’t think so. It’s funny because originally they had offered me the part of a Detective Inspector and I’m playing the part of a Detective Inspector in MFMM. I’ve just finished shooting a second season and of course it’s in the same kind of era. I was concerned that I would look the same, be asking questions. MFMM is about to start, air on TV on Friday night and Squizzy has just finished so I wanted a completely different look so they offered me the Stokes character, but I said yeah but I got to look really different. Yeah, yeah they said, some facial hair. How long does it take you to grow a beard? – I said I don’t know – a while – so they did this thing called ‘flocking’ which I’d never heard of before. You hold a magnet and a spoon and they basically shoot this synthetic hair at your face which has glue on it so it all stands on end – you actually look like a GI Joe. Looks a bit odd at first. I didn’t have time to grow the beard so that’s what we did at first – until I grew it.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO THIS MFMM – MORE OF YOU ON THE SMALL SCREEN.
Well it’s a beautiful series, beautifully shot. That one starts on Friday night. It has a massive following overseas, particularly France. The books are very popular as well.

MEANWHILE ON DVD IS UNDERBELLY SQUIZZY WITH A WONDERFUL CAST – YOU’RE TEAMING UP WITH JARED DEPARIS.
Yes it was a big job for a young guy and there’s a weight of expectation. He handled himself really professionally. I think he did a wonderful job.

I missed out the little bit on Squizzy – mainly the interviewer talking.

HOW OLD ARE YOU EXACTLY, NATHAN?
I’m 40.


THERE IS A PART OF YOU, I HOPE YOU DON’T MIND ME SAYING THIS, THAT’S EVEN MORE MATURE THAN THAT IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.
NP laughs and then says Hang on, what does that mean.

IT’S A GOOD THING, NATHAN. YOU’RE MATURE BEYOND YOUR YEARS
NP laughs. You mean the bags under my eyes.

NO, NO – YOU CARRY YOURSELF AS THIS BLOKE WHO’S BEEN AROUND ON OUR SCREENS FOR DECADES. HERE YOU ARE AT 40, STILL IN YOUR PRIME.
I guess it’s an interesting time, some of the best roles are for males between 30 and 50, I reckon.

WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU’RE GOING WITH THIS, ACTING WISE
Well it’s always hard to say, these days I don’t bank on any single thing for any kind of trajectory. It’s such a fickle industry and I think for me I guess primarily I just keep looking for things that are going to challenge me or scare me. That’s why I got into it in the first place – to scare myself. Yeah if I don’t think I can do it I think I may as well have a crack at it. That was certainly the case when I took the romantic lead in MFMM and then now I’ve got to look for something different entirely, I guess, however long it takes.

ARE YOU A BIT OF AN AUSSIE LARRIKIN?
Actually no, not at all. I don’t follow any code of football, I am an ex-cyclist, I still ride my pushbike a lot. Not a sports follower. I’m not much of a beer drinker. I’m a little bit more of a red wine connoisseur, quaffer. I don’t have a car that’s particularly (special), I do have a motorbike. I’ve got a Triumph Speed Triple. NICE. Yeah lovely. A far cry from period motorbikes which I had to ride a little while ago as well.

WHY DID YOU MOVE TO MELBOURNE?
I actually moved down to shoot the series MFMM and mum and dad are down here. Mum’s not too well so I thought if I stuck around and helped them out a little bit. I always want an excuse to move around. I was in Sydney for 10 years. I grew up in an Airforce family so every 3 years or so we’d uproot. This is the next chapter of it.

ARE YOU THE NICE GUY IN THE PARK PLAYING WITH THE KIDS? I ASK YOU THAT BECAUSE THAT’S HOW YOUR VOICE AGENT KATHY EVANS DESCRIBES YOU.
I guess so. I got a couple of little dudes, little boys – so yeah I have lots of park time pencilled into my diary, that’s for sure, although I’m not so sure I’m the nice guy in the park – I’m kinda the stressed dad – the 15 month old just bolts straight for the road and then the other one just ? with someone on the slide. Multi-tasking by virtue of having 2 kids therefore I’m in trouble.


DO WOMEN THINK OF YOU AS THE MODERN MAN – MODERN AND MANLY?
NP laughs. Oh man, I have no idea

YOU HAVE A TALENT OF BRINGING OLD AND NEW TOGETHER. IS THAT SOMETHING THAT COMES NATURALLY?
In what context?

UNDERBELLY WAS SET IN 1970S AND 1920S
Oh yes. It’s quite possibly a little easier with the Underbellys because they don’t have to stick too hard to the nuances of the times – it’s a modernised version. With MFMM you have got to stick to the script. You can’t improvise too much around it because there are so many people out there that are going to pick it.

UNDERBELLY IS MORE LIKE A GUY RICHIE VERSION OF THE 20S
Absolutely.

YOUR ON-SCREEN CREDITS CERTAINLY TESTIFY TO YOUR VERSATILITY AS AN ACTOR
Yeah but look I’m just lucky to be able to get some quality gigs. It’s always the hard thing to be able to find them and then be asked to play them. I put it down to a lot of luck. Getting your foot in the door, getting the ball rolling. It’s important to keep making those brave choices.

AND YOU’VE PULLED THEM OFF BRILLIANTLY. YOU ARE, I WOULD DARE SAY TO YOU NATHAN PAGE, AUSTRALIA’S ANSWER TO GARY OLDMAN BECAUSE YOU’RE A KARMA CHAMELEON.
Oh look, that’s a lovely surprise, thank you. That would be lovely to be thought of as that. You can only dream and hope to follow a similar path.