Newsies: Musical Info & Synopsis


Newsies tells the inspiring tale of a group of charismatic newsboys who rally against unfair working conditions. Led by the spirited Jack Kelly, these young newsies take on the mighty publishing titans in a struggle for justice. The newsboys’ determination to stand up for their rights and make their voices heard turns their humble strike into a powerful symbol of solidarity. Newsies captures the spirit of youthful optimism, resilience, and the power of unity.

Musical Information

Musical Type: 1992 Film/Contemporary Musical (2011)

Cast Size: 30+

Genre: Dramedy

Setting: 1890s / USA (NYC)

Creative Team

Music: Alan Menken

Lyrics: Jack Feldman

Book: Harvey Fierstein

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (2012)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


2010s, Based on a Movie, Child RolesDisney, Family-Friendly, Historical, Large Cast, NYC, One-Word, PopularTap DanceTrue Story

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