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Newsies The Musical

208 West 41st Street, Nederlander Theatre, New York City, NY 10036
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Owner description: Disney's NEWSIES, the breakout new American musical, is now on Broadway in New York City! The musical, based on the beloved 1992 Disney movie musical... more » Owner description: Disney's NEWSIES, the breakout new American musical, is now on Broadway in New York City! The musical, based on the beloved 1992 Disney movie musical of the same name, features a score by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by four-time Tony® Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy). NEWSIES is directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun (Big River revival) and choreographed by Tony nominee Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific revival). Set in New York City at the turn of the century, NEWSIES is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teen aged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right. NEWSIES is inspired by the real life "Newsboy Strike of 1899," when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of real life orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week long action against Pulitzer, Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers. The original Disney film has morphed into a cult phenomenon with a generation of avid fans discovering the movie on VHS and DVD. The stage version introduces several brand-new songs by the original team of Menken and Feldman while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including ‘Carrying the Banner, ‘Seize the Day,’ ‘King of New York’ and ‘Santa Fe.’ « less
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A really fast paced musical - we went with a 9 year old, two adults and two OAPs and everybody loved it. Really interesting for Europeans as we weren't aware of the history of New York publishing. We chose a musical we felt was unlikely to transfer to London.

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whistler
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Sadly, this show has come to an end. All 3 of my kids (9, 12, 14) loved it! Lots of energy, not ALL singing, great dancing. Very entertaining.

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Apopka, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Going to miss this play! It was my first Broadway play and what a great one to start out with! The singing and dancing was great and while the musical diverted slightly from the movie it was all for the better. It provided a more natural transition song to song, all of which were great! One of my favorite part... More

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Burke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great show! We loved both the songs and the dances. The theatre is small, and we were worried that we'd have trouble seeing everything from our seats on the second level, but it was perfect. We got a laugh at the teenage/twenty-something girls in the audience were swooning at the dancers!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The energy level never drops!! The cast was wonderful, storyline was great. I must go back and see it again.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I ve seen the show twice before it closed last August. The show still tell the story of the newsies legend with full of energy. The choreograph is really master peace.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I booked a ticket on the recommendation of my sister and wasn't disappointed. The singing and dancing were first rate and I enjoyed the historical nature of the story also. Very pleased I went. Recommended.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Loved this show! So glad they were playing on a Monday night - it was our only night open and it was excellent.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Brought my family to this, and the children (12, 10 and 8) loved it. Lots of activity and dancing, and happy endings, which was perfect for them. Story was a bit light, and no amazing songs, but fun for adults as well. Would recommend for families.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a great show to showcase strong male singers and dancers. The story is easy to follow and the dialog is funny. A great show for boys to see and appreciate Broadway.

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