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Newsies The Musical - CLOSED

208 W 41st St, Nederlander Theatre, New York City, NY 10036-7203
+1 866-870-2717
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Amazing show

This is one of my favorite musicals. I saw it 5 times. I love the almost all-guy cast... such... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2016
New York City, New York
Fun but nothing spectacular.

Watched the show in Grand Rapids, Michigan last week while attending ArtPrize. It is fun but... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2015
Munster, Indiana
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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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14 Apr 2016
“Amazing show”
28 Sep 2015
“Fun but nothing spectacular.”
208 W 41st St, Nederlander Theatre, New York City, NY 10036-7203
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Reviewed 14 April 2016

This is one of my favorite musicals. I saw it 5 times. I love the almost all-guy cast... such cuties. The dancing is spectacular and the singing is unbelievable. I love almost all of the songs. I was obsessed with the movie the Newsies, and...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2015

Watched the show in Grand Rapids, Michigan last week while attending ArtPrize. It is fun but nothing spectacular.

Thank IndianaWes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed this high-energy, wonderfully choreographed musical! Hubby .... not so much. The time frame was the late 1800's, so the production may seem to be a bit dated to some. But, for me, this was exactly what I expected and wanted. Great ensemble...More

2  Thank nottinghall
Reviewed 10 June 2015

Great show for the whole family, but now it's closed. If there's a traveling version, be sure to see it.

1  Thank mark m
Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

Took my daughter to see to end her 15th birthday. We loved it. While visiting Manhattan it is a definite must do. The best way to end any stay.

Thank Denise A
Reviewed 24 April 2015

I am reviewing the touring production which I had the pleasure of seeing at the Smith Center in Las Vegas and the Pantages in Los Angeles. Great energy by the entire cast. Everyone is giving 100% and really seem to enjoy what they are doing....More

2  Thank Jeremy P
Reviewed 7 April 2015

My 6 year-old son and I saw this musical just last night at Pantages Theater in Los Angeles. We both loved it! My son loves the movie, so I was taken back a little bit with a new character (Katherine) and a lack of Kid...More

5  Thank CinnamonBon
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Songs were plain and not outstanding; it was hard to understand the words and the plot was weak. The dancers were good but that is not enough to spend that type of money

Thank Sanford L
Reviewed 12 March 2015

I took my son to Newsies last night. What a great fast paced energenic musical. The actors were a triple threat with great dancing, acting and singing. A great show.

3  Thank Lynne A
Reviewed 7 February 2015

I went into this play not knowing much about the story and was blown away by the performances. The singing was wonderful but the dancing really put it over the top. I would love to see it again.

8  Thank bunky36669
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