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3 of 5 bubbles Review of Newsies The Musical - CLOSED

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.’
Mexico City, Mexico
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

If you have seen The Phantom of the Opera, Lion King, Evita, Mamma Mia, Jersey Boys and all of the 'big ones', then you can go and see this. It's a good enough musical with good dance numbers. We expected more of Menken's music and could not remember any song when we got out (even though the songs are very repetitive, the are plain) Not a very spectacular mis-en-scène either because it uses the same metal structure trhroughout. I would say that young children can get bored. Do not expect a big Disney production like Beauty and the Beast or Lion King.

Visited February 2013
Thank Patricia G
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Pearl City, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

We sat up in the mezzanine, which had great views of the choreography. The dancing was fabulous and the actors were energetic. We enjoyed this play very much.

Visited March 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A Musical that hits all of the right notes!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

This musical was whimsical, had a great storyline and a team of fabulous dancers! It was fun, foot tapping and entertainment at its best. LOVED IT!

Visited January 2013
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Apopka, Florida, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A show I will want to see again!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

Great dancing, amazing cast, musical numbers that were emotionally engaging. The lead was incredible. I was disappointed when it ended and excited to go download the music. YouTube this show and you can get an idea of the energy before you go.

Visited March 2013
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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“High Energy, Great Story Line..Loved It!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

Newsies was such a great story. The dancing and singing were such high energy that the time just seemed to evaporate as I was caught up in the unfortunate plight of the young newsies. Uplifting and refreshing.

Visited February 2013
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