Seven Years After Its Broadway Debut, The Newsies Returns
Based on the 1992 film of the same name, Newsies outlines the Newsboys Strike of 1899 that happened in New York City. The show showcases exceptional choreography as well as telling the heartwarming tale of a young newspaper delivery boy Jack Kelly who acts as the face of the strike, determined to defend his friends.
After newspaper publishers raised their distribution prices for delivery boys, it caused the boys, who were mainly poor street kids to get together and take action. The show debuted to much success. It became the fastest of any Disney musical on Broadway to turn a profit and was nominated for eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, before winning two for Best Choreography and Best Original Score. The musical also received two Drama Desk Awards, for Outstanding Choreography and Outstanding Music and was even nominated for a Grammy Award in 2012 for Best Musical Theater Album.