Newsies the Musical
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Based on the screenplay by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White
Directed and Choregraphed by Pia Wyatt
Musical Direction by Dr. Grace Edgar
Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, this Disney musical tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city. After publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer raises newspaper prices at the newsboys' expense, Kelly and his fellow newsies take action. With help from the beautiful female reporter Katherine Plumber, all of New York City soon recognizes the power of "the little man".