Look at them, they’re the kings of New York! And Atlanta, Baltimore and Boston! The hit Disney musical Newsies will launch a national tour in October 2014, beginning in Schenectady before officially opening in Philadelphia. The Tony and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winning show will then hit 25 cities, including Houston, Orlando and San Antonio.
Based on the 1992 film of the same name, Newsies features the film's original music as well as additional songs by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Jack Feldman, and a book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein. Inspired by the real events of the Newsboy Strike of 1899, Newsies follows a young New York City newsboy who leads a group of orphans in a protest against Joseph Pulitzer, William Randolph Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers.
Newsies opened at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre on March 29, 2012. The show was nominated for eight Tony Awards and won for Best Score and Choreography (Christopher Gattelli). The show is directed by Jeff Calhoun and features scenic design by Tobin Ost, costumes by Jess Goldstein and lighting design by Jeff Croiter.
Kick up your heels and watch scenes from the Broadway production below!