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NEWSIES to Play the Piccadilly or Savoy in Spring 2014?

NEWSIES to Play the Piccadilly or Savoy in Spring 2014?

According to rumors and other reports by the Daily Mail, producers of Disney's Newsies may be getting closer to finding a home in the West End late 2013 or early 2014. According to reporst, Disney is "trying to secure either the Piccadilly or the Savoy theatres" for Spring 2014. A venue may be announced as early as next week.

Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, with a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, Newsies is directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, who won a 2012 Tony Award for his work.

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged 'newsies,' who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies Newsies from across the city to strike for what's right.

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.

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