Newsies

Newsies
Adapted from the Disney film, New York City's newsboys seize the day when they strike against unfair working conditions.

Disney’s Newsies features a score by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy). While on Broadway, Newsies received 23 major theatrical nominations – including eight Tony Award nods – and won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Score and Choreography.

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. 

Newsies is inspired by the real-life "Newsboy Strike of 1899," when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers. Timely and fresh, the fictionalized adaptation of Newsies addresses age-old themes of social injustice, exploitative labor practices and David-versus-Goliath struggles as the young learn to harness their power against a corrupt establishment. High-energy with non-stop thrills, the stage version introduces eight brand-new songs by the original team of Menken and Feldman while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” “King of New York” and “Santa Fe.”

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March 21, 2017

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My name is Ann Cook. I am teaching a youth theater program for our town. We are looking to do a review that will include hard knock life and two songs from newsies and a few lines from the show. do we need to buy rights?
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March 07, 2017

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When will newsies be available for community theatre?
How can we get on the list to do this show
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January 26, 2017

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Jr Verison
Hi im Asking will there be a JR verison on Newsies in the any time Soon?
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January 16, 2017

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Even though Newsies has yet to be released, is it possible to obtain a perusal copy of the Piano/Vocal score?
I am asking for future reference sake, so that once it has been reeled we will have answered several questions in advance.
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November 11, 2016

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Is there any chance Newsies will be released for U.K. Amateur performance in 2017 ?
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October 29, 2016

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Regarding "Newsies", Google is sending out information that states this show is now being released to various groups. Is this true, and how do we apply?
Inquiring for Community Theatre of Linden, where Ken Kell who directed the Gold Winning production number with his Show Choir at Disneyland this year for the Linden High School.
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July 07, 2016

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Will there be a Newsies jr. or kids?
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June 17, 2016

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Is there an expected release date for NEWSIES?
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June 15, 2016

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WILL NEWSIES BE RELEASED IN THE FALL OF 2016?
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