Disney have released some stunning new production images for Disney’s Newsies. The Broadway favourite made its UK premiere at the Troubadour Wembley Park on Thursday 8 December 2022 with much excitement and much joy from UK audiences who had been waiting for this new musical for sometime now and 5 star reviews from the critics!
The uplifting show tells the story of a defining moment in American history – the Newsboys strike of 1899 against Joseph Pulitzer and other publishers who tried to take more than their fair share of the young workers’ earnings, and Manhattan newsboy Jack Kelly, who formed his own union.
Disney’s Newsies stars Michael Ahomka-Lindsay as Jack Kelly, who was a recipient of the Andrew Lloyd Weber Foundation scholarship and was a member of the National Youth Theatre. He was also the RCS Nominee for the Stephen Sondheim Student Performer of the Year Award 2020.
Disney’s Newsies also stars Moya Angela (Effie White in DreamGirls on the West End) as Medda Larkin, Bronte Barbe (Oklahoma Chichester Festival Theatre; Beautiful – UK Tour) as Katherine Plumber and Cameron Blakely (Thenardier in Les Misérables, Smee in Stiles & Drewe’s Peter Pan – Adelphi Theatre; Fagin in Oliver! – The Watermill Theatre) as Joseph Pulitzer.
With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman and a book by Harvey Fierstein, Newsies first opened on Broadway in 2012, winning Tony awards for Best Original Score and Best Choreography and landing a filmed version on Disney Plus.