"A smash hit! Triumphant! A high-spirited, good old-fashioned show. - Daily News"
EXTRA EXTRA, read all about it! The cherished 1992 Disney movie, Newsies, which starred Christian Bale and Bill Pullman, becomes all new Disney musical on Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre. Based on the events of the New York City newsboy strike in 1899, this toe-tapping musical adventure follows the perseverance of a group of tattered orphans when newspaper tycoons decide to raise their distribution costs. The Newsies band together to form a union of all the newspaper boys throughout New York City to thwart the profit-increasing plan and save their hardworking livelihood. It’s a classic David and Goliath tale with all the memorable music of the original film like “Seize the Day” and “King of New York.” With additional music by Alan Menken winner of eight Academy Awards (19 nominations), ten GRAMMYs, seven Golden Globes, and three Tony nominations, his credits includes such Disney classics as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Pocahontas. Newsies The Musical is a blast for the whole family with a gang of newsies on stage singing, spinning and flipping around in an out-of-the-box spectacularly-synced choreography.
Disney’s Newsies the Musical will bring the astonishing tale of the orphan newspaper sellers that trumped some of the most powerful men in New York in 1899. With intricate set pieces and an ensemble cast of Newsies that hit the stage, the production value equals some of Disney’s other Broadway musicals like The Lion King and Marry Poppins. With classic songs and stunning choreography, it’s another high energy musical experience for families to enjoy Broadway together. Not only will children love all the Newsies characters, everyone can enjoy the beautiful storytelling and adventures of these sweet-hearted kids of New York.