Newsies musical tickets Hippodrome Theatre 12/2014

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“Newsies – The Musical” will be performed at Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, MD numerous times during December 2014. Choose best time from the schedule, select preferred seats, get tickets in advance and enjoy great play!

Newsies is a Disney Theatrical Productions stage musical based upon the 1992 movie Newsies, which in turn was inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City. The show has music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and a book by Harvey Fierstein. The musical premiered at the Paper Mill Playhouse in 2011 and made its Broadway debut in 2012.

On November 13, 2013, it was reported that the musical will certainly launch a North American trip in October 2014, starting in Schenectady, NY, prior to an official opening in Philadelphia, PA. During the 2014-15 season, the tour will play 25 cities, over 43 weeks – including Baltimore throughout December 2014.

Act I.

In the early hours of the morning in 1899 New York City, newspaper delivery paper Jack Kelly tells his informs friend, Crutchie, of his dream to one day leave New York for Santa Fe (“Santa Fe” (Prologue)). Jack lives with his fellow “newsies,” many of whom are orphaned and homeless. Seeing young Les as a chance to sell additional information papers, Jack offers to help the children.

Later, Jack, Davey, and Les are chased down by Warden Snyder of the refuge, a juvenile detention center. The boys find cover in a vaudeville-style theater owned by Jack’s buddy Medda Larkin, who he regularly paints backdrops for. Jack declines to mention to Davey why Snyder wanted him. The kids then enjoy Medda perform (“That’s Rich”). While at the program, Jack spots a young female reporter named Katherine Plumber. He attempts to flirt with her, however she brushes him off as he does an illustration of her. Jack laments his blossoming sensations for her as the program continues (“Don’t Come A-Knocking”/”I Never Planned on You”). The next morning, Jack and the newsies find that the cost of newspapers has actually raised ten cents per hundred. Outraged, Jack arranges an objection (“The World Will Know”). Katherine, motivated by Jack’s leadership and artistic abilities, sees the newsies’ strike as a chance to become a more effective reporter and decides to cover the objection (“Watch What Happens”). The next day, Jack fails to effectively encourage the newsies, as he isn’t really constantly the best with words, however Davey steps in and rallies the newsies for a full scale strike against the New York World (“Seize the Day”). When the kids are engaged in fights with the authorities and Strikebreakers, the objection is cut short. During the turmoil, Crutchie is beaten, nabbed, and required to the sanctuary. Jack, distressed at the protest’s failure and the capture of Crutchie, laments the situation and assures himself that he’ll quickly leave New York for life (“Santa Fe”).

Act II.

The next morning, Katherine checks out the sulking newsies in Jacobi’s Deli and cheers them up by revealing them that her article about the strike made the front page of the New York Sun. Delighted, the newsies all rejoice at making the heading and envision exactly what it would be like to be rich (“King of New York”). Davey, Katherine, and Les later on find Jack hiding in the basement of Medda’s theater, painting a backdrop of Santa Fe. Davey and Katherine effort to decide their next step, however Jack refuses to put the newsies in risk once more. Davey reminds him that they’ll need to take risks in order to get Crutchie back. Jack ultimately complies (“Watch What Happens” (Reprise)).

Katherine, who was concealing in the room, tries to say sorry to Jack for not telling him, however Jack brushes her off as he is led by Snyder into the cellar. Jack later on fulfills with Katherine when additional information and she informs him that in spite of her namesake, she was always on Jack’s side. She also criticizes Jack for not being honest with her about ending up in the sanctuary for swiping, however, after seeing a drawing Jack made illustrating the abuse conducted at the refuge, she understands Jack took the food and clothing for the other boys there.

Jack and Katherine then join the newsies in printing their own paper; one that will certainly figure out the result of the strike (“Once and for All”). The newsies’ paper is sent to Governor Theodore Roosevelt, who shows up completely support of the newsies’ cause. Defeated, Pulitzer jeopardizes with Jack as soon as more. Jack proposes that Pulitzer redeem every paper the newsies fail to sell everyday, therefore making him seem more generous and making additional information children wish to sell documents for him. Pulitzer is reluctant in the beginning, but concurs. Crutchie is released, Snyder is detained, the refuge is closed down, and the strike ends. Jack prepares to state goodbye to Katherine, as he now prepares to leave for Santa Fe, however Katherine says that any place he goes she will go with him. The two share a kiss and Jack elects to continue to be a newsie. All ends well (“Finale”).

Katherine, inspired by Jack’s leadership and artistic capabilities, sees the newsies’ strike as an opportunity to end up being a more effective reporter and chooses to cover the objection (“Watch What Happens”). The next day, Jack fails to correctly motivate the newsies, as he isn’t really always the best with words, but Davey steps in and rallies the newsies for a complete scale strike against the New York World (“Seize the Day”). Katherine, who was hiding in the space, tries to say sorry to Jack for not telling him, but Jack brushes her off as he is led by Snyder into the cellar. Jack later fulfills with Katherine once even more and she tells him that regardless of her namesake, she was constantly on Jack’s side. She likewise slams Jack for not being sincere with her about ending up in the sanctuary for stealing, nevertheless, after seeing a drawing Jack made portraying the abuse carried out at the refuge, she understands Jack swiped the food and clothing for the other kids there.

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