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Newsies: The Broadway Musical

Newsies: The Broadway Musical
Newsies: The Broadway Musical
Newsies: The Broadway Musical
  • PG
  • 2h 14m
  • 2017
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Set in New York City at the turn of the last century and based on a true story, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, leader of a ragged band of teenage “newsies” who dream only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when two publishing titans raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for. Filmed live at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, CA, this high-energy, not-to-be-missed version of the hit Broadway show fills the stage with more “newsies” and dancing than ever before!
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Common Sense Says
Dazzling staged musical has some mild cursing.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Newsies: The Broadway Musical is a filmed musical play, shot live at a performance in the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California. Based on the 1992 Disney movie Newsies starring Christian Bale, this production brings the immediacy and vibrancy of a theatrical experience directly to its audiences. Set at the turn of the 20th century when workers were often exploited by "captains of industry," Newsies tells the true story of a ragtag team of newsboys who form a union to fight the greediness of New York's major newspapers. In this musical version, a few swear words are heard: "damn," "hell," "bastards," "asses." Mild physical struggles occur, all set to music and mostly danced, include fistfighting and pretend hits with batons/clubs. No injuries are sustained. A teen holds an unlit cigar in his mouth during most of his scenes. The 1992 film was not an immediate success, but garnered a large, enthusiastic fan base over the years. Minimal changes were made for the Broadway show (i.e., a few songs added or deleted, and the hero's love interest has a new identity and backstory). This film offers a rare opportunity to witness a live Broadway show, with extraordinary dancing, acting, and music that will appeal to musical lovers and introduce the theater musical to new fans everywhere.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family
  • Release Date:February 16, 2017
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:No
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