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Newsies

Nederlander Theatre

2hrs, 20mins (1 Intermission)

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The stage adaptation of the popular Disney movie lands on Broadway, featuring a score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Harvey Fierstein.

Theater Info

Nederlander Theatre
208 W. 41st Street
New York, NY
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Important Dates

Preview
Mar 15, 2012
Opening
Mar 29, 2012
Closing
Aug 24, 2014

Group ticket sales

15
Minimum seats to qualify for group rates
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Story

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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.”
 

Reviews

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Stop the presses! Disney has produced a winning, high-energy musical for family audiences that doesn't include a single flying witch, talking animal, or dancing teacup. The standouts remain ensemble numbers from the film, such as ‘Carrying the Banner’ and '’King of New York' — the latter is a tap-tastic showstopper that opens the second act — and they pop thanks to Christopher Gattelli's aggressively acrobatic choreography and a high-flying male chorus who will likely drive future ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ contestants to belly up to the barre.

Review by Thom Geier from Entertainment Weekly

You can see why [Jeremy Jordan is] being hailed as Broadway’s new star hunk. Jordan may want to unclench his manly jaws once in a while, but his charming Jack hits a good balance of sexiness and humor, and he has a velvety singing voice. Still, there’s a reason the show’s title is plural: The story is about strength in numbers, and the best songs all deploy the big ensemble.

Review by Elisabeth Vincentelli from The New York Post

Jeff Calhoun's excellent production benefits from a three-story set design of scaffolds, complimented by cinematic projections, and Christopher Gattelli's spectacular choreography. The absolutely incredible young males in the cast do back-flips and audacious balletic spins, tap-dance on bar tables and shuffle with sheets of newspaper under their feet. Jordan, who starred in the flop "Bonnie and Clyde" earlier this season, proves himself yet again to be a genuine matinee idol as Jack. His theatrical performance bursts with an aggressive fighting spirit and sincere adolescent emotion.

Review by Matt Windman from AM NY

This Disney Theatrical Production stage version of a cult movie is a cheerfully old-fashioned mix of a stirring story with a catchy score. And did I mention that the dancing by a terrific ensemble is mighty awesome? And then some!

Review by Michael Sommers from NJ.com

Rousing songs by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, high-energy dance numbers, an appealing cast and an uplifting story make this reconceived version one of Disney Theatrical's most entertaining new properties in years...Newsies adheres to a time-honored Disney tradition of inspirational storytelling in the best possible sense.

Review by David Rooney from Hollywood Reporter

Cast

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Jack Kelly
Corey Cott
Joseph Pulitzer
John Dossett
Katherine Plumber
Liana Hunt
Davey
Ben Fankhauser
Crutchie
Andy Richardson
Medda
Capathia Jenkins
Les (alternating performances)
Joshua Colley and Luca Padovan

Creative

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Music
Alan Menken
Lyrics
Jack Feldman
Book
Harvey Fierstein
Director
Jeff Calhoun
Choreographer
Christopher Gattelli
Set Designer
Tobin Ost
Costume Designer
Jess Goldstein
Lighting Designer
Jeff Croiter
Orchestrations
Danny Troob
Sound Designer
Ken Travis

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