Newsies musical coming to Chicago in December 2014
Wed Nov 13 2013
Photograph: Deen Van Meer
The original Broadway company of Newsies
The Broadway musical Newsies, based on the 1992 Disney movie that starred a young Christian Bale as the leader of a turn-of-the-century newsboys strike ("Headlines don't sell papes, newsies sell papes!") has announced plans for a national tour, to include a 2014 holiday season stop at Broadway in Chicago's Bank of America Theatre.
The stage musical, adapted from the film by book writer Harvey Fierstein, won two 2012 Tony Awards, for Alan Menken and Jack Feldman's score and for Christopher Gattelli's athletic choreography. Newsies will play Chicago December 10, 2014 to January 4, 2015.