'Newsies' heads to Broadway
November 18th, 2011
06:21 PM ET

'Newsies' heads to Broadway

The musical adaptation of hit Disney movie “Newsies” is headed for the Great White Way, reports the New York Times.

The Harvey Fierstein-adapted stage production enjoyed a successful fall run at New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse, so the scruffy paperboys are packing up their floppy caps and tattered vests and heading to Broadway.

The turn-of-the-century musical will open on Broadway in March, Disney Theatrical Productions announced Tuesday. “Newsies” will play at the Nederlander Theatre through June, but if successful, the run could be extended.

The 1992 movie starred Christian Bale, Bill Pullman, Robert Duvall and Ann-Margret, and it’s become a bit of a cult classic for children of the early '90s.

“Newsies” is based on the 1899 true story of newspaper-selling kiddos fighting Big Business, and with movements like Occupy Wall Street resonating with the public, it’s great timing for the feisty premise.

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  3. Rachael

    That is pretty sad that this reporter didn't check facts. At all. "Newsies" is a great musical and I hope it does well on Broadway. I wish I could go see it! 😀

    November 21, 2011 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jana Anderson

    Yeah- Serious LOL on the lead performance flub. Even my dog could go to Wikipedia to research those facts,

    November 20, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. madhater

    Bale is the shiz.

    November 19, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Charlotte

    Wow. Not that I consider CNN to be the epitome of responsible journalism, but this article pushes the envelope. Not only is the lead actor of Newsies incorrectly attributed, but somehow the writer has found a way to sneak in an irrelevant political opinion. What, exactly, does the Occupy Movement have to do with Newsies? The Newboys Strike was a stand against child abuse and unpaid/underpaid child labor. Don't trivialize the legacy the newsboys left behind just to insert an offhanded comment regarding something completely inapplicable.

    November 19, 2011 at 4:07 am | Report abuse |
  7. Lili

    Last I knew, it was Christian Bale, not Slater..way to go..maybe check the facts before you post an article..just saying 😉

    November 18, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Aj

    It gets harder and harder to read CNN! The writing is so inept that it's funny, and to boot, I'm starting to believe that you don't have a single editor on staff. You should be embarassed. Every single article has either misinformation or terrible spelling and grammar. As others have pointed out, 'Newsies' starred Christian Bale not Christian Slater. Why doesn't the writer know that? And why is there no accountability? Ridiculous.

    November 18, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ariel

    Chritian Bale. Very nice site on the web IMDb.

    November 18, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Johnny

    Are you actually comparing the near slavery of children in the late 1800's to the lazy, angry, and petulant children in Occupy Wall Street? It's pretty horrible writing when you try to squeeze your politics into a story about a musical.

    November 18, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Leah

    It's Christian Bale who starred in Newsies

    November 18, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |

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