Sunday, May 27, 2012
A Little Bit of Broadway
In the summer of 1899, the publisher of the New York World, Joseph Pulitzer, increases the cost of the newspapers to the delivery boys in order to increase his bottom line. The delivery boys stage a strike – and this forms the story for the Disney musical Newsies.
Music Alan Menken
Lyrics Jack Feldman
Book Harvey Fierstein
Basis Newsies, 1992 film, screenplay by Bob Tzudiker & Noni White
Nominated for 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Newsies opened in March 2012 and rapidly became open-ended. So, if you are going to be in New York soon, you can see this!