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SEASON SPOTLIGHT: Disney's Newsies


Welcome to SEASON SPOTLIGHT! Here we will take an in-depth look at the shows in the 2017-18 season and give you a little insight into what you can expect in the upcoming season.


June 1-17, 2018

Music by Alan Menken.
Lyrics by Jack Feldman.
Book by Harvey Fierstein.

Based on the Disney Film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White.
Originally produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions.
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

The Rose’s second premium event show and final show of the 2017-18 season is the stage adaptation of the Disney film, Newsies.

Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, Newsies 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, Jack and his fellow newsies take action. With help from intrepid reporter Katherine Plumber, all of New York City soon recognizes the power of young people.

Newsies features hit songs, “King of New York,” “Seize the Day” and “Santa Fe,” written by Alan Menken (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin) and four time Tony® Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Kinky Boots).

“We are certain this is going to be a high-energy finale to our 2017-18 season,” says Rose Artistic Director Matthew Gutschick. “Newsies is going to feature dancing like you have never seen before on The Rose stage. We are already gearing up this summer with our Broadway at The Rose classes, teaching them some of the dances and working out the choreography so everything will be perfect for audiences when Newsies opens in June 2018.”

Dynamic dancing and astounding acrobatics set to a stirring musical score make Newsies ideal for families with children ages 6 and up. The two-hour show will include an intermission. Newsies will be presented Fridays at 7 pm, Saturdays at 2 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm. Interpretation for the hearing impaired and audio description services will be offered at the 2 pm show on Saturday, June 9. Tickets are $27 main floor, $22 balcony. Members receive discounted tickets.

Click here to visit the Newsies show page where we will post photos, cast lists and other information about the show as it becomes available.


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