Ster-Kinekor and Nouveau are excited to announce a once-off screening of one of Broadway’s most successful musicals in recent years. Disney Theatrical Productions and Fathom Events present the worldwide cinema debut of the Tony Award®-winning musical, NEWSIES – the Broadway Musical sings and dances its way onto the big screen in South Africa for one night only – Wednesday, 22 February at 19:45.
Based on the 1992 musical film of the same name starring Christian Bale, NEWSIES tells a timeless story about the power of standing up for one’s rights. Boasting award-winning song and dance performances, NEWSIES – the Broadway Musical promises to be one of the event cinema highlights to be screened at Nouveau and select Ster-Kinekor cinemas in 2017.
NEWSIES is inspired by the real-life ‘Newsboy Strike of 1899,’ when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway ‘newsies’ on a two-week-long action against publishing giants such as Pulitzer, Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers.
Set in New York City at the turn of the century, NEWSIES tells the rousing tale of ‘Jack Kelly’, a charismatic newsboy and leader of the ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. When publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies the ‘newsies’ from across the city to strike for what they believe is right.