Broadway's NEWSIES headed for Charlotte
Tony-winning Disney production slated for U.S. tour
Today's Newsies tour annoucement listed Charlotte as a stop for the Disney production. The Tony-winning musical comes to the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center for a week during the 2014-15 season, fresh off its massively successful New York incarnation. Specific dates and ticket information have not yet been announced.
You can sign up for an email list that provides the latest news for the production here. You also can check out a video for the production below, as well as information about the show from the Blumenthal's press release.
"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.
Newsies is inspired by the real-life ‘Newsboy Strike of 1899,’ when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers.
The stage version introduces seven brand-new songs by the original team of Menken and Feldman while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including ‘Carrying the Banner’, ‘Seize the Day,’ ‘King of New York’ and ‘Santa Fe.’"