Nominated for Best Choreography, Christopher Gattelli grew up as a fan of the Disney film "Newsies." When it came time to create choreography for the Newsies stage musical, he looked back at the film for inspiration only. He wanted to tell story through his own lens, making the boys' moves more rough-and-tumble at the top of the show — and more refined and disciplined as they grew into men later in the story. Gattelli also reflects on perhaps the most memorable number in the show — when the newsboys tear up their "papes" to prove a point to publishing magnate Joseph Pulitzer. For thoughts from fellow Tony nominees Alan Menken, Jack Feldman and Harvey Fierstein, click here.
 
 
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