Newsies, a stage musical based on the eponymous 1992 musical film (inspired by the 1899 Newsboys Strike in New York City) is showing at the Benedum Center!
The musical features an impressive ensemble of artists who bring to life a captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. The original show was produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, with Academy Award winner Alan Menken composing the score, and with Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein as the playwright. The musical premiered at the Paper Mill Playhouse in 2011 and was critically acclaimed with the New York Times saying, “Newsies' will open in time to qualify for the Tony Award in a season when the Tony for best musical is seen as up for grabs; 'Newsies' is already considered a likely contender for a nomination even before the show opens..”. The Times was right with the musical being nominated for 8 Tony Awards and winning 2 (for Best Choreography and Best Original Score).
Don’t miss your chance to see this show filled with one heart-pounding number after another…it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don’t want to miss!