What Is the Story of Newsies?
Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, this new Disney musical tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city. After publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer raises newspaper prices at the newsboys’ expense, Kelly and his fellow newsies take action. With help from the beautiful female reporter Katherine Plumber, all of New York City soon recognizes the power of “the little man.”
What Is Newsies Like?
Newsies is a fast-paced new musical with jaw-dropping choreography, catchy songs by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), and a book that theatergoers of all ages will enjoy. This is a feel-good family musical that will introduce Newsies to a new generation while pleasing fans of the original 1992 film. The Broadway production includes many of the songs from the movie as well as new tunes and an added love story between Jack Kelly and the new character Katherine Plumber.
Is Newsies Good for Kids?
Absolutely! Newsies is definitely a musical for the whole family. There is no foul language and the steamiest part of the show is a kiss between the romantic leads. Overall, it’s one of the most enjoyable Broadway shows for kids and parents alike.