Newsies

Newsies
Ages Adult Paperback 160 pages Author: Ken Cerniglia Released on: 2014-02-04 ISBN: 1-4847-0451-7ISBN: 978-1-4847-0451-6
Ages Adult By: Ken Cerniglia

During the summer of 1899, a ragtag band of newsboys stood up against the most powerful newspaper publishers in New York City to demand a fair shake.  In the spring of 1992, Disney released a live-action musical film based on these historical events.

Newsies inspired a generation of musical-theater performers and fueled a fervent, almost cultlike, fan base that ultimately demanded that this story be brought to the stage.  However, it wasn’t until two decades later, after beating countless odds, this musical about a very unlikely triumph achieved by youngsters landed on Broadway and became a veritable hit.

Newsies:  Stories of the Unlikely Broadway Hit features more than one hundred first-person accounts of the creation and impact of Newsies–from historical research, film, production, and stage development through the musical’s first anniversary on Broadway.

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