On Sale to FLEX - June 17, 2019
On Sale to the Public - June 24, 2019
They Delivered the Papers... Until They Made Headlines.
Disney’s NEWSIES, based on the 1992 motion picture, features a score by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Sister Act, The Hunchback of Notre Dame) and Jack Feldman and a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Kinky Boots). 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.”
Opens: Thursday, July 11, 2019
Closes: Saturday, July 20, 2019
Location: Marjorie Lyons Playhouse,
on the campus of Centenary College
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY
Based on he Disney film written by
Bob Tzudiker and Noni White
Originally Produced on Broadway
by Disney Theatrical Productions
JULY 11, 12, 13 | 7:30PM
JULY 14 | 2:00PM
JULY 18, 19, 20 | 7:30PM
Tickets: On Sale to the Public June 24, 2019
Musical Direction & Scenic Design |
"Newsies adheres to a time-honored Disney tradition of inspirational storytelling in the best possible sense. It works."
"...a cheerfully old-fashioned mix of a stirring story with a catchy score. And did I mention that the dancing by a terrific ensemble is mighty awesome? And then some!
Leader of the newsies.
A newsie with a bum leg.
A newsie with a penchant for betting.
A feisty young reporter.
Upper-class son of a publisher.
Heavy in charge of keeping peace at The World's distribution window.
Morris's equally tough brother.
Runs the distribution window of The World.
A new newsie, more bookish than Jack.
Davey's fearless younger brother.
Publisher of The World, a no-nonsense businessman.
Warden of The Refuge; a frightening, spidery and sinister man.
A vaudeville star, owns her own theater.
A stage manager at Medda Larkin's theater.
Showgirls at Medda's theater.
Owner of the deli.
The Mayor of New York City.
Leader of the Brooklyn Newsies.
The son of William Randolph Hearst.
Citizens of New York.