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, based on the 1992 motion picture, 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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November 06, 2019
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Newsies performance rights : NZ school 2020

Are the performance rights available for Newsies for a NZ high school for July 2020

Kirsty Hazledine

Arts Director

Wellington College 

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June 13, 2019
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Ungendering Characters?
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Hi, I’m from México, City and I would like to know if there are available amateur licences to Newsies or Matilda for 2019? Thanks
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March 06, 2019
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Newsies Jr for 2019-2020 Season

Hello,

Any chance the junior version of Newsies will be ready to license and produce for 2019-2020 (more specifically for a show that would start rehearsing late Nov. 2019 and perform late Feb. early March 2020? Thanks for your help.

Sincerely,

Michael Cruz

mcruz@seattleacademy.org

Theater Teacher, Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences

206-972-3734

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December 31, 2018
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Is there an estimated release date for Newsies, Jr?
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September 29, 2018
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Will "Newsies" rights be available for Australian and New Zealand schools by mid 2019?
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May 09, 2018
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OrchXtra

Wondering if OrchXtra will be available for Newsies, and if so, when?

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March 21, 2018
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Is Newsies available for schools in Australia?
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March 01, 2018
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Will Rehearscore be available for Newsies in the near future?

Will Rehearscore be available for Newsies in the near future?

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February 01, 2018
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Newsies Perusal?

Will you be able to request a perusal prior to March 1?

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