Newsies

The original Disney movie Newsies premiered in 1992, starring a young Christian Bale.
The first-time director / choreographer Kenny Ortega, went on to direct Dirty Dancing and High School Musical.
The story is based on the New York Newsboys strike of 1899.

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Based on the Disney Film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White
Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions

Productions

Directed by Jeff Calhoun
Choreography by Christopher Gattelli
Lighting Design:Jeff Coiter
Costume Design: Jess Goldstein
Set Design: Tobin Obst

Newsies at Broadway.com

 

Awards

The show earned eight Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, winning only Best Choreography and Best Original Score.

Sound

The live sound for the Broadway production uses a Digico SD7T digital mixer.

Scenic

Newsies, the Musical 601 Disney's Newsies, directed by Jeff Calhoun at Papermill Playhouse 9/15-10/16/11 Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Jack Feldman Book by Harvey Fierstein Based on the Disney Film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White Choreography by Christopher Gattelli Lighting Design:Jeff Coiter Costume Design: Jess Goldstein Set Design: Tobin Obst Photograph © T Charles Erickson http://tcharleserickson.photoshelter.com/

Photograph © T Charles Erickson
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Set design is by Tobin Ost.
Hudson Scenic built the three automated towers for both the Broadway and the touring production. The touring version of the towers were remade to enable them to be broken down into small sections for easy transportation.

Video about the set design, featuring Tobin Ost:

More information

Official website for Newsies on Tour