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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 October 26, 2013

Great show. Great story. Great talent. Fast paced. My husband was iffy, but we managed to get cheap tickets so he reluctantly agreed. He loved the show too.

Thank Aussie252
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

Great Disney production and dancing. Good for kids and teenagers. I took my 3 kids to see the show and it was really entertaining, they enjoyed it.

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Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

We bought our discount tickets in TKTS Times Square and saw a Saturday night performance. Seating is typically Broadway with steep isles and narrow seats and rows. But nothing compares to the talent of a broadway cast. Incredible singing and dancing; story was interesting and family friendly without being childish. Cast did autographs and pictures after the show outside. Find the barricades. We bought souvenir programs and that person told us about it.

Thank TigerTravelTime
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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!!!

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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.

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