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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.’
Austin, Texas
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“Fantastic!”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

What an amazingly talented cast! Enjoyed every minute of it. The music and dancing were spectacular.

Visited January 2014
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“Very entertaining!”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

The plot line is passable, but the dancing was some of the best my husband and I have ever seen in any Broadway play, and we've seen quite a few. We both really enjoyed the play and would recommend it for anyone, especially families.

Visited January 2014
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Long Island City, New York
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“Awsome”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

The best singing and dancing I have ever scene. Fantastic dancers. Anyone that is looking for a Broadway show to go to I highly recommend Newsies.

Visited April 2013
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“great dancing…story interesting but not my favorite”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

Of all the broadway classics I have seen over the years, I would say that Newsies was average. Don't get me wrong the dancing was fun to watch and I liked the characters. But there wasn't a song that stuck in my brain.

Visited January 2014
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New York City, New York
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“amazing”
Reviewed January 20, 2014

This is my first broadway show and It's amazing. love it.
The show was great. Sound was great.
the story was great

Visited January 2014
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