Our 27th Season
NEWSIES!NEWSIES - THE KWESKIN THEATRE
February 2 thru 24, 2018 / Directed by Gail Yudain
Set in New York City at the turn of the twentieth 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’s Strike of 1899, when newsboys Kid Blink and
David Simons led a band of orphan and runaway children on a two-week-long action against newspaper publishers Pulitzer and Hearst. This fabulous musical has delighted young and old across the country and we're thrilled to be one of the first theatres licensed to perform it!