Last Updated on: February 25th, 2023

Here is everything you need to know about the amazing movie Newsies including casting, reviews, fun facts and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!

Newsies Description

newsies disneyNewsies is the true story of a courageous group of newsboys who become unlikely heroes when they team up to fight an unscrupulous newspaper tycoon. Determined to make their dreams come true, they find the courage to challenge the powerful from coast to coast.

Newsies Fun Facts

  1. “Newsies” is based on the true story of the Newsboys’ Strike of 1899, when a group of newspaper boys in New York City went on strike against publishing giants William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer.
  2. The film was a box office flop when it was first released in 1992, but it gained a cult following over time and was eventually adapted into a successful Broadway musical.
  3. The original Broadway production of “Newsies” won two Tony Awards in 2012, for Best Original Score and Best Choreography.
  4. The film was directed by Kenny Ortega, who later went on to direct the “High School Musical” franchise.
  5. The film’s iconic dance sequences were choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, who went on to win a Tony Award for his work on the Broadway production.
  6. The character of Katherine Plumber, a female reporter who helps the Newsies in their fight against the publishers, was added to the musical adaptation and was not present in the original film.
  7. The film’s soundtrack, composed by Alan Menken and J.A.C. Redford, features catchy songs such as “Seize the Day” and “King of New York.”

Newsies Cast:
  • Christian Bale: Jack “Cowboy” Kelly
  • David Moscow: David Jacobs
  • Bill Pullman: Bryan Denton
  • Robert Duvall: Joseph Pulitzer
  • Ann-Margret: Medda Larkson
  • Ele Keats: Sarah Jacobs
  • Aaron Lohr: Mush Meyers
  • Max Casella: Racetrack Higgins
  • Michael A. Goorjian: Skittery
  • Gabriel Damon: Spot Conlon
  • Marty Belafsky: Crutchie
  • Jeffrey DeMunn: Mayer Jacobs
  • Deborra-Lee Furness: Esther Jacobs
  • Kevin Tighe: Mister Snyder
  • Michael Lerner: Wiesel
  • Shon Greenblatt: Oscar Delancey
  • David Sheinkopf: Morris Delancey
  • Charles Cioffi: Don Seitz
  • William Boyett: Judge Monahan
  • Marc Lawrence: Mr. Kloppman
  • Arvie Lowe, Jr.: Boots Arbus

Newsies Crew:
  • Director: Kenny Ortega
  • Producer: Michael Finnell
  • Music: Alan Menken and J.A.C. Redford

Newsies Details

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  • Year Released: 1992
  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $2.8 million
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