Newsies was released on April 10, 1992 via distributor Buena Vista Pictures. The film did not recoup its $15 million budget, making less than a fifth of that at the box office. Newsies has since gained a measurable fan base. In 1992, the film was released on Walt Disney Home Video, while a collector's edition DVD was released in 2002.
Newsies The Musical is a musical based on the 1992 musical film Newsies, which in turn was inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City.The show has music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and a book by Harvey Fierstein based on the film's screenplay by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White.
2 1. Dave Filoni is Getting His Own Star Wars Action Figure Fandom. Katherine Plumber Newsies Wiki. Cram It!| The Twisty Timelines of ‘The Legend of Zelda’ Fandom. Crutchy/Crutchie Morris Newsies Wiki. Origin Story: Ace Attorney Fandom. Meet the Monstrums of ‘Ys IX: Monstrum Nox’ Fandom. ‘Black Widow’ Director on Showing a Darker ...
People also ask
Who is the composer of the Newsies musical?
Who are the actors in the movie Newsies?
What happens at the end of the newsies?
Why did the newsies become a cult movie?
- Historical Strike
Newsies is based on the true story of Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City. Thousands of homeless and orphaned children are living in Newsboys lodging houses, including 17-year old Manhattan newsboy Jack "Cowboy" Kelly, who is a regular newsboy selling newspapers for Joseph Pulitzer and his paper, the New York World. The newsboys wake up and get ready to sell papers ("Carrying the Banner"). Jack meets David Jacobs by using Les because he is younger and cute, teaches Les how to trick people into buying a paper by pretending to be sick and making up headlines. The three of them duck into Irving Hall to escape being chased by a cop. Jack introduces Les and David to Medda "Swedish Meadowlark" Larkson, a vaudeville star who performs at Irving Hall ("Lovey Dovey Baby"). After they witness a violent part of the trolley strike and Les begins to fall asleep, David invites Jack back to his house to meet his family and sister Sarah. After declining to spend the night, Jack confesses his de...Jack "Cowboy" Kelly / Francis Sullivan - Christian BaleLes Jacobs - Luke EdwardsMush Meyers - Aaron Lohr"Prologue" – Racetrack Higgins"Carrying the Banner" – Newsies"My Lovey Dovey Baby" – Medda Larkson"Santa Fe" – Jack Kelly
Newsies received harsh reviews from most critics and audiences and made $2,819,485 at the U.S. box office, becoming a box office bomb. On Rotten Tomatoes, its average score was 30%. However, Newsies has since gained a measurable cultural fan base. Christian Bale is reportedly not a fan of the film. He said: "Time healed those wounds. But it took a while." He's also acknowledged that while it was not a commercial success, its fanbase is surprisingly large, saying: “You say something bad about Newsiesand you have an awful lot of people to answer to.” The film was not a commercial success when first released; ranking among the highest-costing and lowest-grossing Disney live-action films in the studio's history. Movie critic/historian Leonard Maltin christened it "Howard the Paperboy" (in reference to another infamous box-office flop, Howard the Duck). However, the picture gained fans when it was released on VHS and was played on the Disney Channel. After much petitioning, Newsieswas re...
The actual Newsboys Strike of 1899 lasted from July 20 to August 2. The leader of the strike was a one-eyed young man nicknamed "Kid Blink," who spoke with a heavy Brooklyn accent that was often phonetically transcribed when he was quoted by newspapers. Kid Blink is featured in the film as a minor supporting character, while the role of strike leader is given to the fictional Cowboy. The actual strike ended with a compromise: The World and Journal agreed to buy back all unsold copies of the newspapers. The history of the newsboys strike of 1899 is told in David Nasaw's book Children of the City: At Work and at Play(Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1985; Oxford University Press, 1986).
Young Artist Award
Nomination 1. "Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture" 1. Christian Bale 2. David Moscow 3. Luke Edwards 4. Max Casella 5. Marty Belafsky 6. Arvie Lowe, Jr. 7. Aaron Lohr 8. Gabriel Damon 9. Shon Greenblatt 10. Ele Keats
13th Golden Raspberry Awards
1. Worst Picture - Nominated 2. Worst Director (Kenny Ortega) - Nominated 3. Worst Supporting Actor (Robert Duvall) - Nominated 4. Worst Supporting Actress (Ann-Margret) - Nominated 5. Worst Original Song ("Hard Times, High Times") - Won
This is one of only two Disney films in which Alan Menken composed songs but not a music score; the other is Ralph Breaks the Internet (whose score is composed by Henry Jackman).
Newsies is a 2011 musical adapted from the movie musical of the same name, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and a book by Harvey Fierstein. It premiered at the Paper Mill Playhouse in 2011 and made its Broadway debut in 2012. 1 Plot 1.1 Act One 1.2 Act Two 2 Trivia 3 Productions As Jack Kelly is savoring the last few moments of quiet before the sun rises, he shares with his ...
- Historical Accuracy
- Differences from The 1992 Film
Paper Mill Playhouse
Newsies The Musicalpremiered at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey from September 25, 2011 through October 16. The production was directed by Jeff Calhoun with choreography by Christopher Gattelli. This production was later transferred to Broadway with several changes in the music and actors.
The musical opened on Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre for a limited engagement starting in previews on March 15, 2012, and officially on March 29, 2012. On May 16, 2012, Disney announced that Newsieswas an open-ended engagement. The engagement was extended through August 19, 2012, after the first previews. The original cast of the Broadway production featured Jeremy Jordan as Jack Kelly and John Dossett as newspaper tycoon Joseph Pulitzer. The cast also included Kara Lindsay as Katherine...
The musical began a North American tour on October 11, 2014, commencing in Schenectady, NY. During the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 seasons, the tour was expected to play 25 cities, over 43 weeks. It concluded its run on October 2, 2016 in Austin, TX after 784 performances in 65 cities across the US and Canada. Following the end of the tour, a limited theatrical release was announced for February 2017. This three-day release grossed $3.47 million. Disney then announced the musical production would...
Broadway Cast Changes
1. Corey Cott replaced Jeremy Jordan as Jack Kelly on September 5, 2012. 2. LaVon Fisher-Wilson replaced Capathia Jenkins as Medda Larkin on September 11, 2012. 3. Ron Raines temporarily replaced John Dossett as Joseph Pulitzer from October 9, 2012 to December 16, 2012. 4. Adam Kaplan replaced Mike Faist as Morris Delancey/Mike (also Jack understudy) on February 19, 2013. 5. Andy Richardson replaced Andrew Keenan-Bolger as Crutchie on March 11, 2013. 6. Liana Hunt replaced Kara Lindsay as Kat...
Jack Kelly is the amalgamation of several historical leaders of the Newsboys’ Strike of 1899, primarily Kid Blink (who is featured in the film but omitted from the musical), known as a charismatic speaker and a leader to the younger boys. Other real strikers included in the show are Racetrack Higgins, Mush Meyers, and Spot Conlon. Although Katherine Plumber is fictional character, she is named for Pulitzer's daughter Katherine Ethel, who died of pneumonia in 1884 at the age of 2. Many newsgirls participated in the strike as well, a fact largely ignored by both the film and the musical. However, new stage adaptations are rumored to include more "girlsie" roles written in, as well as many characters who have been written as gender-neutral in the script that is currently available for licencing. In the musical, the newspapers raise prices during July in 1899 after pressures to sell more papers after the war. However, the price for the papers was raised from 50 cents to 60 cents, not af...In addition to the songs from the original movie, Newsies the Musicalcontains several new numbers such as 'Brooklyn's Here' and 'Something to Believe In'The songs "My Lovey Dovey Baby" and "High Times Hard Times" were removed and replaced by the singular song "That's Rich", which is performed by the same character, Medda Larkin, while the remaining...Davey and Les's parents are mentioned only in conversation, omitting a scene from the movie where Jack has dinner in their tenement apartment. The lyrics to 'Santa Fe' are changed because of this.The characters of Sarah Jacobs (Davey and Les's sister and Jack's original love interest) and the New York Sun reporter Brian Denton are replaced by the composite character Katherine Plumber, a rep...
Download your own digital copy of NEWSIES today: http://di.sn/60038jV4h “Straight from the Broadway stage, Fathom Events and Disney Theatrical Productions a...
- 1 min
- Disney On Broadway
Newsies YLS 2019
- 122 min
- Rishi Golani
- Basic Character
- Meet The Newsies
smalls is one of the bronx newsies seen mainly in the song brooklyns here. in most productions of newsies smalls is also shown as part of the manhattan ensemble. the majority of the fandom sees smalls as a female but many actors that have played smalls in newsies run at paper mill and broadway have disagreed about their gender. smalls is shown to be upbeat and easily excitable, being the one in every official production of newsies except newsiesLIVE to shout 'so is the bronx' at the end of brooklyns here. though they are an ensemble character they do have a newsiepedia article you can find here
like previously stated smalls is easily excitable and hyper. they seem to be one of the younger newsies, and liana hunt in a meet the newsies video () mentioned them being in a family of all boys so it would be easy to assume smalls is used to rough housing and being in a rowdy environment. they are the one who holds up the sign in brooklyns here (in every production except for newsiesLIVE) leading many to believe smalls is the leader of bronx but that is up to speculation.
for one of the canon sources of information you can look to the meet the newsies video for liana hunt where she talks about her take on the character smalls and being kathrine pulitzer as well (smalls information starts at 0:49)