Newsies

Newsies
Stop the presses! This Disney film turned Tony-winning Broadway hit inspires everyone to fight for what's right and seize the day.

It's time to carry the banner on your stage with Disney's Newsies! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!

Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

Production Handbook

Enjoy this free, downloadable Production Handbook.

Performance Guide

Providing your audiences with a tool to explore the show’s themes and background allows them to engage deeply with the material in their own time. Enjoy this free Performance Guide, which you are welcome to download and distribute to your audiences.

Detailed Instrumentation

Read the Detailed Instumentation for Newsies

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Resources

No matter where you are on your theatrical journey, our innovative production resources will enhance your show experience!

Receive a customized and official MTI poster, social media graphics and more. No design skills needed!

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See the entire orchestration on one page.

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Digital scripts. Choreography videos. Shared Instantly.

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Keyboard Patch Solutions

Play those hard-to-find Keyboard/Synthesizer sounds with specially created patches integral to the orchestration. 

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Logo Packs

Promote your show with the officially licensed logo.

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Logo T-shirts

Show your pride with t-shirts featuring your musical’s official logo.

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Newsies

Start making headlines with the Disney Marketing Toolkit!

Extra Materials

"Seize the Day" with these Official Newsies newsboy caps.

Extra Materials
Orchextra

Play your show’s full score by adding in your orchestra’s missing instruments.

Performance

Perform your entire musical with a pre-recorded score played by a full orchestra of LIVE professional musicians right from your Apple iOS device.

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Rehearse your entire musical with a pre-recorded score played by a full orchestra of LIVE professional musicians.

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Listen to a cast or demo recording before licensing your next musical.

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RehearseScore App

Run rehearsals straight from your mobile device using a virtual accompanist that plays every note of your show’s score.

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Scenic Projection Show Packages

Beautifully crafted Broadway-quality digital projections for your live performances.

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Scenic Projection Show Packages

Beautifully crafted, Broadway-quality digital projections for your live performances.

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Showtix4u

Manage ticket sales online and maximize your box office. 

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Stage Manager Scripts

Facilitate cueing, blocking and all of your production needs with this customizable copy of the libretto. 

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Transpositions On Demand

Change the key of any song and optimize your performer’s vocal range.

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Video License

Legally capture your production on video with this special license available for select shows.

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Manage rehearsal schedules and changes by sending instant updates to your cast and crew.

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Questions & Answers

November 06, 2019
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Newsies performance rights : NZ school 2020
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June 13, 2019
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Ungendering Characters?

Hi there,

I’m part of a theatre group that is pretty female heavy. We are thinking about putting on Newsies, I was just wondering whether we would be able to ungender some of the characters e.g the Newsies so this could work?

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Hi, I’m from México, City and I would like to know if there are available amateur licences to Newsies or Matilda for 2019? Thanks
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March 06, 2019
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Newsies Jr for 2019-2020 Season

Hello,

Any chance the junior version of Newsies will be ready to license and produce for 2019-2020 (more specifically for a show that would start rehearsing late Nov. 2019 and perform late Feb. early March 2020? Thanks for your help.

Sincerely,

Michael Cruz

mcruz@seattleacademy.org

Theater Teacher, Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences

206-972-3734

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December 31, 2018
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Is there an estimated release date for Newsies, Jr?
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September 29, 2018
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Will "Newsies" rights be available for Australian and New Zealand schools by mid 2019?
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May 09, 2018
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OrchXtra

Wondering if OrchXtra will be available for Newsies, and if so, when?

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March 21, 2018
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Is Newsies available for schools in Australia?
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March 01, 2018
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Will Rehearscore be available for Newsies in the near future?

Will Rehearscore be available for Newsies in the near future?

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February 01, 2018
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Newsies Perusal?

Will you be able to request a perusal prior to March 1?

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