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“AMAZING - this is truly family entertainment that has a little something for everyone.”
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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.’
Reviewed July 10, 2013

There is nothing about this show that would make parents of young children want to cover a child's ears or eyes. It is perfect family entertainment by amazingly talented actors, singers and dancers.

Thank Dawn M
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Wonderful Musical with a very talented cast
Great storyline which starts out slowly but quickly becomes very entertaining and keeps you engaged.
Two teenager daughters loved the talented boy dancers.

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

We were a big group, kids ranging from 6 year olds to 12 year olds. The younger kids will need help to explain the concept of the story (what are newsboys? why were they distributing newspapers? they dont remember any of these historical jobs). The music and choreography was amazing. The Tony awards are truly justified.

Thank DesertDiva31
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

The Newsies have great talented young performers. Music was uplifting. Storyline was inspirational. Set was dramatic. Fun times. Young children and adults will enjoy family times.

Thank Bhupesh D
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

The production of Newsies is phenomenal! I highly recommend this musical. The theater is smaller than I expected. I'd recommend anyone who is tall to get an aisle seat so you can stretch your legs as the rows are tight.

Thank Mamakoval
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