Newsies The Musical

Newsies The Musical Tickets

Set in the 19th century New York, Newsies - The Musical has won over the audiences with its outstanding depiction of the historic 1899 Newsboys Strike. The production has garnered favorable reviews from the press with The New York Times calling it ‘A Musical worth singing about!' The singing and dancing extravaganza has also been widely applauded by the critics. Although a tale of corporate greed, the musical has a feel good factor to it.

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Newsies - The Musical

Running Time:

2 hours and 20 min

Major Awards:

Tony Award for Best Score and Best Choreography, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music and Outstanding Choreography

Newsies - The Musical is about inspirations, dreams, love, fighting for rights and making it big. It brings to light the plight of the underprivileged but the elevating singing and dancing balancing the murkiness of the topic make it great entertainment.

Story Line

The production's story line is adapted from the 1992 musical drama film ‘Newsies'. Just like the film, the musical tells the story of a group of newspaper boys and the hardships they have to face. They are led by the charismatic Jack Kelly, who helps them with problems that they face collectively as well as individually. Major problem faced by the newspaper boys are the difficult rules imposed by the publishers Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst. When the publishers raise their prices the boys led by Jack Kelly go on strike. Within the plot is the budding romance between Jack and the journalist, Katherine Plumber.

Creative Team

A work of high standard, the creative team has come with up a great show. Book for the theatrical adaptation has been written by the Tony Award winning writer and actor, Harvey Fierstein. The credit for direction goes to Jeff Calhoun. A major part of the production's appeal lies in its jubilant dance numbers which have been choreographed by Christopher Gattelli. The award winning music is the work of the very accomplished Alan Menken. The musician holds the distinction of winning eight Academy Awards. In his long association with Disney he has produced music for classics like Beauty and The Beast, Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and many more. Keeping up with the reputation he has built for high quality work, the music for Newsies is par excellence as well.

Production History

World premiere of Newsies - The Musical was held at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey in September 2011. Although the production derived from the film but the musical was modified to include more songs and characters. The New Jersey run proved to be highly successful and in March 2012, the production made its Broadway debut at the Nederlander Theatre. At Broadway the production went on to win acclaim and seeing the positive response its engagement was extended.

Latest Run

Owing to the popularity of the play, its Broadway run has been announced as open ended. After the success of the production in the US, now it is all set to open at the West End in 2014. But till that happens, for the Broadway production are available and selling fast.


Did You Know…

  1. Most of the characters are derived from original people from the 1899 Newsboys Strike.
  2. Popularity of the production has led it to have an open ended engagement at Broadway.
  3. The songs ‘King of New York' has been performed at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
  4. Done to the last detail, the production cost over 5 million dollars.
  5. New York Times has called it a ‘stirring crowd pleaser'.