Adapted from a 1992 film of the same name, Newsies is a bustling, energetic retelling of New York City’s 1899 News Boys Strike. With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and book by Harvey Fierstein, Newsies has captured the hearts and minds of audiences.
How does a creative team translate a movie into a musical? What elements of history remain, and how might you learn more? And how does the David-vs-Goliath style labor uprising and the power of collective action highlighted in the show run up against the twenty-first century neoliberal mindset? Join us to make your return to the theatre even more special as we answer these questions and many more!