Behind the scenes with 'Newsies' cast filming show live

Disney's cult classic turned Tony award-winning Broadway musical is now coming back to the big screen in a new cinema version.
2:03 | 02/11/17

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Transcript for Behind the scenes with 'Newsies' cast filming show live
Finally tonight, another chance to party like it's 1899. ??? Look at me ??? Reporter: "Newsies." An unlikely musical production about determined paper boys launching a strike against titans of industry. We strike! Reporter: The Tony award-winning show has entertained 2.5 million fans on Broadway and across north America for years. Based on a true story, you may recall the 1992 Christian bale film version. What do you say? Yes! Reporter: Our parent company, Disney, is bringing their cult classic back to the big screen in a new 2017 movie version filmed before a live studio audience. The story of kids coming together and overthrowing the adults. Reporter: Jack Kelly, played by Jeremy Jordan, leads the revolution. Pulitzer and Hirsch thing we're nothing. Are we nothing? No! Reporter: CARA Lindsay plays Katherine. Are you following me? The only thing I'm following is a story. Reporter: Chasing a wig story. She's stepping into very dangerous territory. She's deciding to report on the newsboys strike. In 1889 that's very risky for a young female. Reporter: A story exposing harsh child labor practices in New York City at the turn of the century. I think my favorite thing about this show is the political activist aspect of it. The fact that it's young kids who are really standing up. Reporter: For the actors on stage, bringing the show to the masses in cinema is an opportunity to reach a wider audience without breaking the bank. There are people all over the country that just can't afford to pay money for these incredible theater seats. Reporter: A story of social change and protest highlighted with high-energy show tunes. Our Disney magic is something a little bit different. I think it's a soulful specious. It's a human experience. ??? And "Newsies" is in cinemas worldwide February 16th, 18th, 22nd. Thanks for watching ABC news.

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