Newsies BROADWAY REVIEWS

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Opening Night:
March 29, 2012
Closing:
August 24, 2014

Theater: Nederlander Theatre / 208 West 41st Street, New York, NY, 10036

Synopsis: 

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 teenaged '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.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Newsies

    Urchins With Punctuation

    Ben Brantley

    March 29, 2012: Since our subject today is newspapers and the people who hawk them, I’m going to ask you to try to imagine a special kind of supertabloid. It would consist of nothing but headlines, all set in extra-large type, all goal-posted with exclamation points and all proclaiming essentially the same thing.

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  • ASSOCIATED PRESS REVIEW OF Newsies

    Musical 'Newsies' is relentlessly cheery

    Mark Kennedy

    March 29, 2012: There are lots of musicals that inspire and stimulate. Only one makes you want to rush outside to buy a newspaper, join a union and hug someone from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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  • HOLLYWOOD REPORTER REVIEW OF Newsies

    Newsies

    David Rooney

    March 29, 2012: Rousing songs by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, high-energy dance numbers, an appealing cast and an uplifting story make this reconceived version of the Christian Bale movie one of Disney Theatrical's most entertaining new properties in years.

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  • NEWSDAY REVIEW OF Newsies

    Cheerful Disney on Broadway

    Linda Winer

    March 29, 2012: Newspapers and unions haven't had much to sing and dance about for a long time. And families with tweens haven't had a worthwhile Broadway destination for, well, not quite as long. But here comes "Newsies," the old-fashioned, by-the-numbers yet enjoyable Disney musical about the real 1899 newsboy strike that helped spark the cry for child labor laws.

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  • CHICAGO TRIBUNE REVIEW OF Newsies

    Audience subscribes to 'Newsies' charms

    Chris Jones

    March 29, 2012: There is something uniquely appealing, entertainment history reveals, about urban urchins in cloth caps, be they Parisian waifs, London pickpockets or unflaggingly optimistic New York orphans. If they sing and dance and have lost a parent or two, all the better. And if they sell newspapers for a living? Then they become fresher-faced and more empathetic versions of the archetypal ink-stained wretch, battered as these boys are between the mean streets and the selfish scoops of their mercurial bosses, obsessed, then and now, with their declining circulation.

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