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Newsies The Musical
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Good show”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

I would recommend Newsies to all types of audiences. The performance is energetic, lively and keeps your attention through both acts. The show has all the key ingredients to a hit Broadway show. The choreography is excellent, the mix of story, song, dance are so well put together that you find yourself not wanting the play to be over.

Visited November 2012
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8 reviews
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“Newsies was fabulous!”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Looking for a family friendly show with great music, dancing and a heartwarming story line? Go see Newsies! We were all impressed with the score, choreography and acting! A feel good show that leaves you wanting more from an incredible cast!

Visited November 2012
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“Must see!”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

A very entertaining musical. Great dancing! The whole family enjoyed it and the time flew by. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great musical to see on Broadway.

Visited November 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Talented Actors”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

I had second row balcony seats. for the exception of the safety bar in front which wasn't really much of a nuisance our seats where exceptional. This show is dynamic. The singing, dancing and talent left me in awe. I had to buy the Sound Track the music is infectious. A must see for the whole family!

Visited November 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Worth Seeing”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

If you are looking for a show that is a lot of fun with good singing and great dancing - this is a good one to catch. Not necessarily the best musical ever but it is definitely a fun afternoon or evening and the energy of the cast is infectious.

Visited November 2012
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