Sunday July 21, 2019
Albuquerque, NM 87108
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The Broadway play inspired by the newsboy strike of 1899, when Kid Blink led a band of orphans and runaways in action against Pulitzer, Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers.
Musical Theatre Southwest, Albuquerque’s premiere Community Theater, is proud to announce the city’s first community theater production of the hit Broadway musical, Disney’s “Newsies”.
Disney’s “Newsies”, based on the 1992 motion picture, features a score by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Sister Act) with lyrics by Jack Feldman and a book by four-time Tony Award® winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy). While on Broadway, “Newsies” received 23 major theatrical nominations – including eight Tony Award® nods – and won Tony®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Score and Choreography.
“Newsies” is inspired by the real-life “Newsboy Strike of 1899,” when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers. Timely and fresh, the fictionalized adaptation of “Newsies” addresses age-old themes of social injustice, exploitative labor practices and David-versus-Goliath struggles as the young learn to harness their power against a corrupt establishment. High-energy with non-stop thrills, the stage version introduces eight brand-new songs by the original team of Menken and Feldman while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” “King of New York” and “Santa Fe.”
“Newsies” is directed by Robb A. Sisneros, with musical direction by Jenni Hipólito and choreography by Jonathan Ragsdale and Maia Plevin.
Disney’s “Newsies” opens Friday, July 12 and runs through Sunday August 11, 2019, Fridays & Saturdays: 7:30 PM, Sundays: 2:00 PM at the MTS Center for Theatre, 6320 Domingo Rd NE Ste B, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Tickets will go on sale beginning June 12 and are $25.00 for adults and $23.00 for students, seniors, and ATG members. Tickets may be purchased online at https://www.mtsabq.org or by calling the MTS box office at 505.265.9119. Doors open 30 minutes before show time.