Get caught up with what’s on stage with our review round-up. And that vaguely hollow, clinking sound you hear at the end of each segment? That’s me tossing in my two cents…
Like the story’s paperboys on strike, the film flop turned Broadway musical rises up to seize the day in a dance-filled adaptation from Harvey Fierstein, Alan Menkin & Jack Feldman and directed by Jeff Calhoun.
“Disney has unveiled its finest fairy tale in over a decade…Newsies will be many young fans’ first Broadway experience. They’ll emerge knowing they’re not alone, and that there’s not just strength in numbers, but rhythm and harmony, too.” New York Magazine
“…it’s the attractive young cast and the high-energy physicality of Jeff Calhoun’s production that make the show so engaging.” The Hollywood Reporter
“…Disney’s happiest outing since The Lion King.” Variety
“…all set in extra-large type, all goal-posted with exclamation points and all proclaiming essentially the same thing.” New York Times