Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The History of Newsies

I bet you didn't know that Newsies, the new musical based on the popular flop Disney film, has a history that dates back to before its 1992 release. In fact, the show (and movie) go back to the 1872 census, which said, "There are 10,000 children living on the streets of New York.... The newsboys constitute an important division of this army of homeless children. You see them everywhere.... They surround you on the sidewalk and almost force you to buy their papers. They are ragged and dirty. Some have no coats, no shoes and no hat." If that's not the impetus for a good show, I don't know what is!

Check out this article at Broadway.com to see the full story.


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