PNC Broadway in Louisville presents
November 18 - 23
The Kentucky Center, Whitney Hall
Inspired by the real events of the Newsboy Strike of 1899, Newsies follows a young New York City newsboy who leads a group of orphans in a protest against Joseph Pulitzer, William Randolph Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers.
The award-winning musical is based on the 1992 film of the same name, and includes the film's original music as well as additional songs by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Jack Feldman, and a book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein.
Newsies opened at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre on March 29, 2012. The show was nominated for eight Tony Awards and won for Best Score and Choreography (Christopher Gattelli). The show is directed by Jeff Calhoun and features scenic design by Tobin Ost, costumes by Jess Goldstein and lighting design by Jeff Croiter.