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Bread and Roses series: NEWSIES (the movie)
Bread and Roses series:
Newsies (1992 film)
Tue, December 17, 6pm – 8pm
Busboys and Poets, 235 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012
FREE; RSVP here
Newsies 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.
In this Disney musical, homeless New York City newsboy Jack "Cowboy" Kelly (Christian Bale) befriends two newcomers to his trade, brothers David (David Moscow) and Les Jacobs (Luke Edwards). When publisher Joseph Pulitzer (Robert Duvall) sets new rules that make it harder for the young newspaper salesmen to make a buck, the boys go on strike. Bryan Denton (Bill Pullman), a journalist who's sympathetic to their plight, gives them some tips in public relations, as the newsboys' battle grips the city.
1992 ‧ Drama/Music ‧ 2h 1m; Director: Kenny Ortega Bread and Roses series: Newsies (1992 film)
Newsies (with special Labor Talkback!)
Friday, December 13, 2019⋅8:00 – 11:00pm
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
1101 6th St SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
Tickets $49 each (plus handling); SOLD OUT!
In the summer of 1899, the newsboys of New York City took on two of the most powerful men in the country — Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst — and won. Inspired by true events, join us for a musical that will knock you off your feet!