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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.’
Lincoln, IL
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“Movie fan enjoyed greatly!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

What a great show! Went with my two teenagers. We are all great fans of the movie, so were worried we would be disappointed. We were so excited! Although there were differences from the movie, it was very well done. The differences were not bothersome at all. The harmonies were well done, and the dancing and choreography excellent!!!

Visited June 2013
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“Great show for teens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

My teenaged kids (boy and girl) loved this show. The dancing and singing was great. They downloaded the album from ITunes during intermission. Must see if you are in NYC with kids.

Visited June 2013
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Georgia
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“Fun, Energetic & Entertaining! Loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

Amazing performance of Newsies! So much action and dancing to take in! The set is creative and action is performed on all three levels. We sat in the front row of the balcony, and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the show. The theatre is small enough that the balcony is about 15 rows from the stage. Kids and adults will enjoy this fun show. It's not often you see this many talented male dancers on stage, so don't miss it!

Visited March 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“Lots of Dancing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

Newsies is a fun show and good for all ages. The dancing is amazing. Those guys have so much energy!

Visited June 2013
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Edwardsville, Illinois
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“Incredible first Broadway experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

I'm not a live stage fan, to be sure, and I wasn't thrilled to pay $100 for a performance I wasn't excited about attending. But I was so wrong. Shortly after the opening number, I got sucked right into the sheer overwhelming energy and physicality of the musical. It was such fun watching the acrobatic and dancing talent of the young men on stage. Sure the story line was schmultzy (sure Pulitzer's daughter would fall head over heels for a newsboy), but I didn't stop smiling during the entire show. Word of warning--the Nederlander Theatre is extremely cramped; and I struggled with my long legs.

Visited June 2013
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