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Newsies – Tap Your Feet to a Fun and Familiar Sounding Musical

Newsies is a musical that has had its share of ups and downs. The 1992 movie starring the rising star Christian Bale and veterans Robert Duvall and Bill Pullman wasn’t well received at the time, but a cult following has since developed over the years. The music was created by the well known Alan Menken, who later earned accolades with a string of musical hits such as Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and other Disney or Disney-esque productions. If you are a fan then you may be delighted to hear about Newsies the Musical, which is based on the film.

This musical is about the true story of the Newsie (or Newsboys for those not down with the lingo) strike in 1899 that happened in New York City. Street urchins, orphans and runaways busting out tunes while trying to get by, by selling newspapers on the corner may seem an odd choice for a musical, until you remember other big hits like Annie and Oliver. These boys are charming, the story is captivating, and the music will have your toes tapping in no time. If you loved the movie, you are sure to be captivated by seeing your favorite songs performed live. If you have never seen the film then you are in for a treat of an experience, with a production that seems all new and too good to be true!

The musical is currently showing in New York at the Nederlander Theatre, and the reviews are excellent! In order to gain some exposure and spread the word, the cast and composer Alan Menken appeared on The View TV show and performed hits “Seize the Day” and “Santa Fe”. The “King of New York” was performed during the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Don’t be surprised if another film version is planned soon, based on the high popularity of the new Broadway show!

The original engagement was only running until June 10, 2012, but thanks to excited audiences, the show has been extended to August 19, 2012. That doesn’t give you very much time to pack your bags and make it to New York, so it is best to start planning now!

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