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In 1992 Walt Disney Studios released a live action musical based on the real-life events of the Newsboys’ Strike of 1899. With a screenplay by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White, and a score written by Alan Menken and lyricist Jack Feldman, the film was meant to be a revival of the live-action musical genre. Though it was not a hit in theatres, its memorable score and athletic dance numbers made it a fan favorite, and it quickly gained a cult following.  If you were like us, we wore out several video tapes of the movie.


A stage adaptation of NEWSIES was in great demand, so Disney Theatrical Group began working on developing a stage play.
Alan Menken and Jack Feldman were called back to work on the score, and Harvey Fierstein signed on to adapt the screenplay for the stage. With this dream team of theatre makers on board, Disney Theatrical Group began a several year process of making NEWISES as beloved onstage as it was onscreen.

Disney mounted a four-week engagement of NEWSIES to test the material. When that production received rave reviews and international interest in the show, the producers changed course and announced a limited Broadway run. NEWSIES opened at the Nederlander Theatre on March 29, 2012. The show was a huge success and now in 2015, the production has come to Los Angeles.

Carpe Diem – Seize the Day and the opportunity to catch this fantastic Musial while it’s in-town.

The show runs at the Pantages from March 24th through April 19th. Tickets start at $55. 
You can find more information here.

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