Approximate running time: 2 hours and 40 minutes
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Torrington CT 06790
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Based on the Disney film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White.
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.”
Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International, Inc.
The Cast of
is as follows (in Order of Appearance):
|JACK KELLY||Noel Roberge|
|MUSH / SPOT CONLON||Robbie James|
|DARCY / NEWSIES||Trevor Rinaldi|
|BILL / NEWSIES||Michael Christie|
|THE NEWSIES||Colin Christie, Aiden Cincotta, Jonathan David, Riley Delaney, Zachary Geiger, Jake Kordas, Jack Lewis, Colton Morris, Colin Quigley|
|THE NEWSIES / FEATURED DANCERS||Naomi Aldrich, Holly Havens, Aubrie Oporto, Raelin Oporto|
|KATHERINE PLUMBER||Kelly White|
|NUN / BOWERY BEAUTY / HANNAH / ENSEBLE||L. Nagel|
|NUN / BOWERY BEAUTY / ENSEBLE||Kathleen Cummings|
|NUN / BOWERY BEAUTY / ENSEBLE||Cassandra McKenna|
|MORRIS DELANCEY||Tyler Bard|
|OSCAR DELANCEY||Peter Bard|
|WIESEL / ENSEMBLE||Jeff McGurk|
|LES||Brendan Reilly Harris|
|JOSEPH PULITZER||Dick Terhune|
|SEITZ / STAGE MANAGER / ENSEMBLE||Doug McCarthy|
|BUNSEN / ENSEMBLE||Marc Evan Costanzo|
|SNYDER / ENSEMBLE||Darrell Cookman|
|MEDDA LARKIN||Mary Cantoni-Johnson|
|MRS. JACOBY / ENSEMBLE||Doreen Lopez|
|GOVERNOR TEDDY ROOSEVELT||Jim Wood|
|PIT CHOIR||Julie Baerney, L Nagel, Karen Robinson, Sara Wilson, Jim Wood|
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