Extra, Extra! NEWSIES Makes Headlines

Extra, Extra! NEWSIES Makes Headlines

By Jason Cocovinis on April 25, 2012

The 30lb chocolate bar MTI sent to the creative team at NEWSIES on opening night.

MTI extends its best wishes to the entire cast, crew and creative team of NEWSIES for the seven nominations the show received for the 62nd annual Outer Critics Circle Awards.

Hailed by Entertainment Weekly as an "extra-extra special production," and heralded by Newsweek as "the talk of the town," NEWSIES makes its Broadway debut at the Nederlander Theatre riding a wave of rave reviews and standing ovations.

Based upon the real-life "Newsboy Strike of 1899," this high-energy, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney tells the story of a band of teenaged newspaper boys who become unlikely heroes when they courageously take on the biggest names in publishing. Their battle for justice and fair pay rocks the city of New York and sparks a movement for social change that sweeps across a nation.

Filled with heart-pounding dance, heart-stirring songs, with an incredible breakout cast, NEWSIES is the new, New York musical that delivers a powerful and inspiring tale about standing up today to create a better tomorrow. Poised to become this season's front-page sensation, NEWSIES features an accomplished and talented creative team. With a score by Disney legend and eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and The Beast, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by four-time Tony Award® winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy), this dynamic smash hit is choreographed by Tony Award® nominee Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific) and directed by Tony Award® nominee Jeff Calhoun (Big River).