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208 West 41st Street, New York, NY 10036
Ended 24 Aug 2014 after 2 years
Newsies is the blazing, high-kicking true story of New York's newsboys who made their living hawking papers, but in the face of rising prices and poor wages, started to make the headlines themselves!
Based on Disney's 1992 film, which is in turn based on the newsboys strike of 1899, that brought the city to a standstill, forcing the powerful papers of Hearst and Pulitzer to review their policies.
After making its Broadway debut in 2012, the show, with book by Harvey Fierstien and Music by Alan Menken, Newsies has gone on to win 2 Tonys, including Best Score and Choreography, which was lavishly praised in the first rash of reviews, with the cartwheeling, flipping and pirouetting dance numbers declared 'Electrifying' by Vogue.
With classic Broadway flair, unforgettable songs (see 'Seize the Day' and 'King of New York') and a defiant tale of feisty kids making a difference, Newsies is a definite hit and a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
Orphaned and homeless, New York's newsboys live, urchin like, day by day, dreaming of a better life. In the meantime, the popular and charismatic Jack and friends have got more than just dodging juvenile detention centre on his mind. The newspaper editors are inflating their prices, meaning the newsies can't afford to sell them. Now is the time to pull together, create strength in numbers and protest! Join Jack on the adventure of his life as he finds the courage and the hope to change his destiny!
This is lyricist Jack Feldman's first Broadway show, previously he wrote the lyrics for Barry Manilow's hit Cococabana
Previews from: 15 March 2012
Opening night: 29 March 2012
Closing night: 24 August 2014
Suitable for most ages
Two hours and 30 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission
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