The newsboys of New York take over Manila with the Broadway hit Newsies
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 ticketworld.com.ph
KINGS OF NEW YORK Disney’s Newsies Cast; (inset) Danielle Chopin as Katherine Plumber and Gian Magdangal as Jack Kelly