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“Best Broadway show during my trip.”
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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.’
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Best Broadway show during my trip.”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

I've seen Newsies, Chicago, Rock of Ages and Kinky Boots. Newsies is my favorite due to best stage layout changes, coreography and songs. Marvelous casting.

Visited October 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Do Not Miss This Show - It's a NYC Theater Highlight!”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

This show is great for all ages - it's high energy, the story is incredibly moving and easy to follow, and that fabulous dancing! Wow!

The theater is wonderfully small - I don't think there's a bad seat in the house. We chose lower mezzanine and loved the seats - I'd definitely recommend that. It's quite easy to keep up with this based-on-true-events story - we could hear and understand everything being said and sung.

We anticipated this musical would be great - - and our expectations were exceeded! We are so glad we included this in our NYC itinerary -- you will be, too!

Visited October 2013
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Sainte Genevieve, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“New York”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

Newsies was excellent---from the beginning to the end! I would have to say that it is my favorite show so far. The whole cast was energetic and very talented. I don' know what to say to give it a proper review, just if you are looking for a great broadway show, you will not be disappointed if you go see Newsies!

Visited October 2013
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

Hands down, the best musical I have ever seen. Newsies is a wonderful show, with great music and spectacular choreography. The actors are also incredibly talented; I sat in the center mezzanine and even then, could feel the absolutely electric energy from the stage. The Nederlander theatre is also quite beautiful, and the staff are just lovely. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to see a good musical on Broadway; this show makes you feel like the King of New York!

Visited July 2013
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Hernando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Awesome show!”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

Great theater, awesome show! Would recommend to all. The storyline was easy to follow and the dance routines were perfection.

Visited October 2013
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