Previews from Wednesday 30 November (tickets £30). Opening night Thursday 8 December.
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Newsies opened on Broadway in 2012 and was scheduled to run for 100 performances. In the event, it went on to play for over 1,000 performances before touring and winning two Tony Awards, including Best Original Score.
Now London gets a chance to see this hit musical in a new production opening at the Troubadour Wembley Park at the end of November. With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman and book by Harvey Fierstein, Newsies is set in New York at the turn of the 20th century and based on a true story.
The newsies of the title are a band of teenage newspaper sellers, who dream of a better life away from the hardship of the streets. When the newspaper magnate Joseph Pulitzer decides to raise the price the newsies pay for his papers, they fight back, led by Jack Kelly. In the process, Kelly falls in love with the young reporter Katherine.
Newsies from across the city come together to fight injustice and exploitation using the only tool at their disposal: solidarity.
Alan Menken is musical royalty: the winner of eight Oscars, a Tony, 11 Grammys and seven Golden Globes, he is the composer of such memorable scores as Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act, Beauty and the Beast, and, of course, Newsies, to mention but a few of a remarkably prolific career. Jack Feldman has written lyrics for film and theatre, and Harvey Fierstein is well known for, among many other hits, Torch Song Trilogy and La Cage aux Folles.
The London production of Newsies is directed and choreographed by Olivier nominee Matt Cole and starts Michael Ahomba-Lindsay (Emmett in Legally Blonde at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre) as Jack Kelly, Bronté Barbé (Oklahoma, Chichester Theatre production) as Katherine, and Cameron Blakely as Joseph Pulitzer, leading a numerous and talented cast.
|What||Newsies Musical, Troubadour Wembley Park|
|Where||Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, Fulton Rd, Wembley, HA9 8TS | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Wembley Park (underground)|
30 Nov 22 – 23 Apr 23, Wed–Sat 19:30 mats Thu & Sat at 14:30 Sun at 13:00 & 17:00 Dur.: 2 hours 30 mins inc one interval
|Price||£25-£91.50 (previews £30)|