Extra! Extra! Newsies Top the Presses

Not a lot will know what it means to be a ‘triple threat’ in theater. Simply put, you can act, dance, and sing, most of the time, all at the same time.

That’s what Disey’s Newsies A Broadway Musical brings to the audience jam packed full of energy, dance, and more energy and testosterone to boot.

Synopsis

A touch after radio, before television and way before the internet, around the second industrial revolution, newsboys, or newsies, became the bloodline of newspaper distribution in New York City. These kids are the famous, if not infamous, barkers of the movie background lines such as “Extra! Extra! Read all about it!”

The infamous Newsboy Strike of 1899 sparked when Pulitzer and Hearst conspired to raise the cost of newspapers to 60 cents per 100 papers or ‘papes,’ as the newsies would call it, from 50 cents prior. This would mean that the newsies would need to sell 25 more to make the same profit.

Enranged, the newsies took it upon themselves to create a union and go on strike against the Evening World and the Evening Journal who would not reduce the cost of papers. Numerous rallies, at times violent, called in more that 5,000 newsboys who did not want to indulge the higher ups of their greed.

Review

Globe Live and 9 Works Theatrical brings to life the camaraderie, the brotherhood of having to slug it out on the streets day-in and day-out.

The cast and crew touches on the hardships and the struggles of the same boys who are left with selling papers to fill their daily needs often homeless or orphaned.

All the energy, talent, and skills of the boys and the girls on stage expertly brings the story to life complete with all the roller-coaster ride of the newsies from their skirmishes out on the adversities of technological U.S.A.

Disney’s Newsies transports the audience to the former glory of the information age in print and 9 Works Theatrical expertly executed on the story complete with New Yorker accent and all.

A sample shot of what you can expect. This is the orignal company – North American Tour.

This high-energy dance intensive musical is available on all weekends of July 2017 at the Globe Iconic Store, Bonifacio High Street Ampitheater brought to us by Globe Telecom, Globe Live and 9 Works Theatrical.

Get your tickets now at all Ticketworld outlets or ticketworld.com.ph or call 891 9999 for P2,090 per ticket, reserved seating.

Hurry as only limited seats are only available for some date as of press time.

Hit me up on Twitter @ginuhit for questions or clarifications.

Mabuhay, Manila.

Drew Uy

I do words, food, coffee, and photos. Hit me up on Twitter @ginuhit

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