Audiences will be able to experience the Tony Award-winning musical Newsies in cinemas for the first time when it makes its cinema debut on Sunday 19 February 2017 in the UK, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand, following the US on 16 February, and cinemas in certain other countries on or after 22 February.
Inspired by the real-life ‘Newsboy Strike of 1899,’ Newsies is set in New York City at the turn of the century, and tells the tale of newsboy Jack Kelly, a charismatic and rebellious leader of a group of “newsies” who dreams of a life far from the hardship of the streets. When publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies his army of newsies to strike.
Based on the 1992 film and produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, Newsies, the Broadway Musical, features a Tony Award-winning score with music by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin) and lyrics by Jack Feldman, Tony Award-winning choreography by Christopher Gattelli, and book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots).
The fan-following for Newsies became a phenomenon over the years since its release on home video, becoming Disney’s single most requested title to be adapted for the stage.
Jeremy Jordan (Supergirl, The Last 5 Years) will be reprising his Tony Award-nominated performance as “Jack Kelly”. Newsies originally played on Broadway from March 2012 – August 2014 and toured the US from October 2014 – October 2016.
For more information on the screenings, visit the musical’s website.