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Review of Newsies The Musical

Newsies The Musical
208 West 41st Street, Nederlander Theatre, New York City, NY 10036 (Midtown)
866-870-2717
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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.’
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“Energy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I'm no Broadway expert, just a guy who had to escort my wife and daughter on our NYC trip and was forced to go along. I loved the show! Great athleticism, story and music. Maybe I'll go along next time too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Had great seats in the mezz. All the seats were very good in fact. Had a Newsie drink and it was well worth it. The singing and dancing was joyful and a happy remake of the original.

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“Lots of singing/dancing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Great show! Didn't know what to expect but had heard it was a good show. I was able to get 2 for 1 tickets through Ticketmaster and what a great deal! The music and dancing were fantastic. Definitely worth seeing.

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“My favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I grew up watching this musical and singing it all the time. So glad that they put this into production. Every second I had a huge smile on my face.

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“Amazing show!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Newsies is a great show! Loved the story, choreography, and music! Amazing talent! The singing and dancing was so impressive! Highly recommended for the entire family!

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