Houstonians are lucky to be able to enjoy one of the best arts and entertainment in the United States. Thanks to our central location, the nation’s best touring musical and theatre productions almost always stop in Houston on their way across the country. This December, one of Disney’s hottest theatrical productions, Newsies, is coming to Playhouse 1960, and tickets are sure to go fast. Luckily, if you hurry you can tickets for half-off the regular price through Goldstar. What are you waiting for?
Disney’s Newsies: The Musical is based of the 1992 film Newsies and features music by two-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Tony Award-winning lyricist Jack Feldmen, and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. Both the film and musical tell the story of the Newsboys’ Strike of 1889 when a youth-led campaign to seek fair compensation for child newspaper hawkers essentially shut down New York City for several days. The strike was successful and led to these newsboys or ‘newsies’ receiving higher pay for their work.
The 1992 film bombed in its initial theatrical run and received negative reviews but like many flops do, soon attracted a loyal cult following on home video. That newfound popularity led to a 2011 stage musical based on the film which led to a 2012 Broadway run that led to eight Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, winning Best Choreography and Best Original Score.
That highly-praised musical is now coming to Houston to our own Playhouse 1960 this December. Newsies: The Musical will be performed for the first three Fridays and Saturdays in December at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 9 and Sunday, December 16 at 3:00 p.m.
Tickets for Newsies: The Musical are expected to go quickly. Act now and head over to Goldstar.com to get them for half-off their regular price for just $10.50. This is one production you don’t want to miss!