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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 "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.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Aug. 24, 2014.

Show Overview

About Newsies

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.”


Jack Kelly
Joseph Pulitzer
Katherine Plumber
Joshua Colley and Luca Padovan
Les (alternating performances)


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