Stories of the Unlikely Broadway Hit
On Sale: February 4, 2014
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During the summer of 1899, a ragtag band of newsboys stood
up against the most powerful newspaper publishers in New
York City to demand a fair shake. In the spring of 1992,
Disney released a live-action musical film based on these
historical events. Newsies inspired a generation of
musical-theater performers and fueled a fervent, almost
cultlike, fan base that ultimately demanded that this story
be brought to the stage. However, it wasn't until two
decades later, after beating countless odds, this musical
about a very unlikely triumph achieved by youngsters landed
on Broadway and became a veritable hit. Newsies: Stories of
the Unlikely Broadway Hit features more than one hundred
first-person accounts of the creation and impact of
Newsies--from historical research, film, production, and
stage development through the musical's first anniversary on
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