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The news­boys of New York take over Manila with the Broad­way hit Newsies

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Award-winning Broad­way mu­si­cal Newsies is set to wow Manila au­di­ences this month

The smash hit 2011 Broad­way mu­si­cal Newsies lands on our shores this month. With 23 ma­jor the­atri­cal nominations and winning the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Crit­ics Cir­cle Awards for score and chore­og­ra­phy, it fea­tures the mu­sic of Alan Menken, lyrics of Jack Feld­man, and book of Har­vey Fier­stein. Newsies is in­spired by the “News­boy Strike of 1899” where a large group of news­boys, with Kid Blink at the helm, started a two-week-long strike against pub­lish­ing gi­ants Joseph Pulitzer of New York World and Wil­liam Ran­dolph Hearst of Jour­nal. The two raised the dis­tri­bu­tion prices of the news­pa­pers, af­fect­ing the work­ing con­di­tions of the news­boys. This his­tor­i­cal event was also pre­vi­ously adapted into a 1992 Dis­ney film.

Co-pre­sented by 9 Works The­atri­cal and Globe Live, the Filipino cast is led by Gian Mag­dan­gal as Jack Kelly, the leader of the new­boys loosely based on the char­ac­ter of Kid Blink. Newsies runs from 7 to 30 July at the Globe Iconic Store Boni­fa­cio High Street Amp­ithe­atre in Taguig City. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit tick­et­

KINGS OF NEW YORK Dis­ney’s Newsies Cast; (inset) Danielle Chopin as Kather­ine Plum­ber and Gian Mag­dan­gal as Jack Kelly

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