Disney’s NEWSIES to have UK Premiere at London’s Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre

NEWSIES, the award-winning Broadway musical with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman and book by Harvey Fierstein, will have its UK premiere at London’s Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, where the strictly limited season will run from 28 November 2022.

NEWSIES is based on a true storey and is set in New York City at the turn of the nineteenth century.
It’s a rousing storey about a ragtag group of teenage newspaper sellers who yearn for a better life away from the hardships of the streets.

After newspaper magnate Joseph Pulitzer raises the prices for his papers charged to newsboys, Jack Kelly organises a protest with his fellow newsboys, falling in love with young reporter Katherine along the way.
These young newsies from across the city band together to fight for justice against the exploitation of wealthy publishing tycoons.

The original production of NEWSIES opened on Broadway in 2012 and was slated to play only 100 performances but went on to play over 1,000 performances before touring and winning two Tony Awards®, including Best Original Score. The original production was filmed live on stage and released in cinemas in 2017.

Now for the very first time, audiences in the UK have a chance to enjoy the thrill of one of the biggest Broadway hits of recent years. In an innovative and brand new immersive production ‘in the round’ at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, theatregoers will be thrust right inside the action as the newsies dance, sing, jump and fly around the streets of a booming 19th century New York City.

Alan Menken said: “I am OVER THE MOON about Newsies opening in London!! I’ve been wishing and waiting for this for soooo long. I truly cannot wait!”

Casting is to be announced.

Tickets will be going on sale in May 2022. To receive priority booking sign up at www.newsiesthemusical.co.uk

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