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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.’
West Milford, New Jersey
1 review
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

I saw Newsies with my school today and it was amazing. The dancing and the choreography was amazing. The singing was amazing. The set was amazing. The actors were amazing. It was all just absolutely a magical experience. I was excited and eager to see what would happen for every scene. The storyline and the songs were interesting and fascinating. It is a top on my list!!!

Visited October 2013
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Tustin, California
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“Newsies was amazing”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

I see a ton of musicals every year, and I think this ranks up there amongst the top I've ever experienced.

The choreography was amazing and the dancing quality and level of difficulty was great. These guys must burn 10,000 calories per show. Singing was top quality. The male lead was particularly good.

Brought 8 and 11 year olds with me, and kids and adults all loved it!!!

Would recommend to anyone visiting NYC who enjoys musicals.

Visited October 2013
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Brentwood, Tennessee
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Great Musical!”
Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

Our family of four thoroughly enjoyed this show. The story is well played, the singing is great, and the dancing is fabulous. We had heard this show was good, but it surpassed our expectations. We hope it comes to our city in the future so we can see it again!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Incredible show!”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

The energy was amazing. The changes from the movie work really well, though I did miss a few of the original songs. Medda is fantastic!

Visited October 2013
Thank LibbyO
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Level 2 Contributor
2 reviews
“extraordinary experience”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

it was unexpecadly pleasant surprise! the musical is a one great performace with excellent music and choreography, great performance of a category MUST SEEN!

Visited October 2013
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