A Band of Brothers Standing Up For What they Believe in

So far on this blog series, I talked about why I love Jack and Crutchie, two of the Newsies. I have never yet said why I love a group, but they do count on this series.

Possible Spoilers:


Jack is the leader of the Manhattan Newsies and really cares about them. He has a close bond to Crutchie. Jack and Crutchie are my favorite of all the Newsies. Their relationship is part of why I love the Newsies in the first place.

The Newsies are like this one big family. They have such a brotherly love for each each other. All they have is each other and really look up to Jack. A lot of them are homeless or runaways and rely on selling newspapers to survive but Davey and Les are the only two who have a family of their own. So eventually they band together and go on strike after the price of papers went up.

They never give up even though eventually Jack struggles with his emotions and Crutchie, the most vulnerable, gets sent to the Refuge. It is their bond especially the Jack and Crutchie bond that makes me emotionally connected to these characters. Their inspiring story of standing up for what you believe in is a huge reason why I love Newsies.


Author: mphtheatregirl

I am a strong spiritual person who is a big fan of musicals. This blog mainly is about musicals. Every so often I talk about spirituality. Sometimes I add in movie reviews, book reviews, and about my life in general. I hope you find my blog inspiring.

9 thoughts on “A Band of Brothers Standing Up For What they Believe in”

  1. I love the Newsies! They’re all so brave and they stand up for what they believe in and I can always get on board with that!


  2. I just recently watched Newsies for the first time, and INSTANTLY fell in love. The characters are amazing and the storyline was beautifully told. The relationship between the characters is motivating, and I adore the music. Watch what Happens was the song I used to audition for The Addams Family!


      1. I agree, I love Jack and Crutchie. I remember watching youtube videos of just their dances. They’re so good!


      2. Boy, the Newsies are triple threats in so many ways. They are literally flipping, dancing on newspapers, doing all of these awesome tricks. I am like how on earth are they doing all of that while singing and acting. Newsies is the only musical I know that is all young males in a cast.

        Santa Fe (Prologue) really tells us how special Jack and Cruthcie is. Their intimate relationship is how I knew that I would love Newsies when it toured to Charlotte. Carrying the Banner was how I discovered the relationship between all the Newsies. Both the relationships are quite special, but the one between Jack and Crutchie is even more beautiful it seems


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