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“Great show and lots of fun for the kids”
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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.’
New York, New York, United States
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“Great show and lots of fun for the kids”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

Even though subject matter of a strike and newspaper carriers was not obvious to kids under 10 they loved it anyway and the cast was great

Visited December 2012
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“Awesome!”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

Oh man -- I was a fan of the movie when I was in middle school! Seeing this show live definitely took me back! The choreography and set is AMAZING! I hope this stays on Broadway for a while!

Visited December 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Disney does it again!”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

It never fails, when Disney has a hand it you can expect a top-notch performance. The performers were amazing. Great for kids or for a date night.

Visited December 2012
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Georgia
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“Great musical on broadway”
Reviewed December 8, 2012 via mobile

We got to see several broadway debuts and wow fantastic acting and the dancing talent i saw was right up there!! Great show!! Ty

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Elmvale
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“Great Family Musical”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

We really enjoyed this Broadway show. Great for the entire family. The theatre is very intimate and she show was really above our expectations. Top notch family show!

Visited November 2012
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