Why See Newsies?
Read all about it!
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.
Reading between the lines, what is newsies about?
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!
Did you know?
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
Suitable for most ages
Two hours and 30 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission
Cast and Creative
CastCorey Cott as Jack Kelly
John Dossett as Joseph Pulitzer
Liana Hunt as Katherine
LaVon Fisher-Wilson as Medda Larkin
Jeremy Greenbaum as Davey
Andy Richardson as Crutchie
Luca Padovan as Les (alternate performances)
Zachary Unger as Les (alternate performances)
Aaron J. Albano as Finch
Daniel Quadrino as Albert and Bill
Nico James as Darcy
John E. Brady
John Michael Fiumara
Tom Alan Robbins
Direction: Jeff Calhoun
Choreography: Christopher Gattelli
Scenic Design: Tobin Ost
Costume Design: Jess Goldstein
Lighting Design: Jeff Croiter
Projection Design: Sven Ortel
Musical Supervision, Vocal and Incidental Music Arrangements: Michael Kosarin
Musical Direction: David Holcenberg
Orchestrations: Danny Troob
Lyrics by: Jack Feldman
Music by: Alan Menken
Book by: Harvey Fierstein
TONY AWARDS 2012
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre. Music: Alan Menken. Lyrics: Jack Feldman
Best Choreography: Christopher Gattelli
What you thought
Seen Newsies? Loved it? Hated it?
Help your fellow New York City Theater visitors by leaving the first review!Write a review now
Spread the word!
Please note: The term Nederlander Theater and/or Newsies as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other tradermarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the Nederlander Theater and/or Newsies and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the Nederlander Theater and/or Newsies and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.