Newsies


LILY ROBERTS, LEFT, plays Jack Kelly, and Noah Smith-Sabourin plays Jack's buddy Davy in Town Hall Theater's production of "Newsies, Jr." Independent photo/Steve James
Back in the late 1800s, newsboys were on every street corner in New York. Poor, often homeless and shoeless, their cries of “Extra! Read all about it!” could be heard throughout the city.  But when publishers Pulitzer and Hearst demanded a bigger cut of the newsies’ income, the kids did something extraordinary: they organized and went on strike. It was a bunch of unruly kids against two of the richest men in America.  And the newsies won.  This story has been turned into a hit Broadway musical, which will be presented by Town Hall Theater’s Young Company on July 23 and 24.  “It’s the perfect...

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