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The Newsies musical centers on Jack Kelly, part of a ragtag group of newsboys working for journalistic tycoon Joseph Pulitzer. When Pulitzer makes it even harder for them to earn their already meager living, Jack rallies his fellow newsies to strike. What starts as a small movement eventually balloons into a citywide movement for young workers, and it catches the attention of Katherine Plumber, a budding journalist who strikes up a romance with Jack.
Newsies in London comes 10 years after the show premiered on Broadway. There, the musical planned to play 100 performances, but ended up running for over 1,000. The catchy songs, eye-popping dancing, and ever-timely story of workers' rights won over countless "fansies" who kept the show running for over two years.
Newsies won over critics and awards voters, too, winning the Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Choreography. The show received six additional nominations, including Best Musical. Newsies won Best Choreography at the 2023 Olivier Awards.
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Composer Alan Menken and lyricists Jack Feldman wrote the Newsies music, which first appeared in the 1992 Disney movie of the same name. They wrote 12 original songs for that film, many of which remain in the musical: "Santa Fe," "Carrying the Banner," and "King of New York" are a few.
Menken in particular is a Disney legend, having composed music for iconic films like The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin (along with their stage adaptations), and other hit musicals like Little Shop of Horrors and Sister Act.
Harvey Fierstein, a Tony-winning writer and actor, adapted the film's screenplay (by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White) for the stage. Christian Bale starred as Jack Kelly in that movie, and while the Newsies film got mixed reviews, the musical has surpassed its success tenfold and become popular on its own among Disney and theatre fans.
2h 30m (incl. 1 interval)
December 1st, 2022
Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre
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