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Newsies The Musical
208 West 41st Street, Nederlander Theatre, New York City, NY 10036
866-870-2717
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Ranked #34 of 846 attractions in New York City
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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 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.’
Southampton, New Jersey
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“Great Show”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

My daughter wanted to see Newsies for her birthday. It started out a little slow and I was prepared to not like it. Turns out the show is great. Once it got going the acting, singing & choreography were all top notch. Great entertainment for adults & kids alike.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We saw the show on Sunday January 26th - 3:00 show and it was great. the singing, the dancing was wonderful. The cast did a great job. That theatre is a little small and cramped as far as the seats are concerned and the sound was a little hard to hear at times - and we were in the orchestra section so not far back from the stage at all. Overall a wonderful show, great for kids, families, very high energy.

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“first experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

That was my first experience, and we really loved it.
I would recommend it especially for a family with kids

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“Great fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

Took my daughter for her 14th birthday. She loves dance. This is a high energy show that keeps you smiling throughout. The cast is clearly having a ball and they are all very talented. Exciting to see some broadway newcomers getting their first break. The sets and staging are first class. Highly recommend.

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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

What an amazingly talented cast! Enjoyed every minute of it. The music and dancing were spectacular.

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