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Newsies (Broadway)

  • Acting
    4 stars
  • Choreography
    5 stars
  • Dancing
    5 stars
  • Direction
    3 stars
  • Lyrics
    4 stars
  • Music
    4 stars
  • Overall
    4 stars
  • Production
    4 stars
  • Singing
    4 stars
  • Story
    3 stars
  • Writing
    3 stars
March 15th, 2012
March 29th, 2012
Now playing at Nederlander Theatre
Overall Rating
4.00 / 5, based on 2 reviews
Dramedy Family Musical
Running Time
two hours and thirty minutes, including one intermission


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.


John Dossett, Ben Fankhauser, Lewis Grosso, Capathia Jenkins, Jeremy Jordan, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Kara Lindsay, Matthew Schechter, Aaron J. Albano, Mark Aldrich, Tommy Bracco, John E. Brady, Ryan Breslin, Kevin Carolan, Kyle Coffman, Mike Faist, Julie Foldesi, Garett Hawe, Thayne Jasperson, Capathia Jenkins, Evan Kasprzak, Jess Le Protto, Stuart Marland, Andy Richardson, Ryan Steele, Brendon Stimson, Nick Sullivan, Ephraim M. Sykes, Laurie Veldheer, Alex Wong


  • Book by Harvey Fierstein
  • Music by Alan Menken
  • Lyrics by Jack Feldman
  • Direction: Jeff Calhoun
  • Choreography: Christopher Gattelli