Waiting outside the Nederlander Theatre to see Newsies, April 2013. While, technically, The Lion King was the first show I saw on Broadway in 6th grade, I’d probably consider Newsies my first true Broadway experience. If I have any regrets, it’s how we only halfway stagedoored.
Newsies is a Disney musical based upon the movie of the same name. Inspired by the Newsboy Strike of 1899, the musical takes it audience to the center of the conflict between Pulitzer and his newsboys. Plucky seventeen year old Jack Kelly becomes the leader and face of the strike, and with his “brothers” and Katherine Plumber, Pulitzer’s journalist daughter, they stop walking headlines and start making them instead.