‘Newsies’ opens Friday at Theatre Baton Rouge


TO WAIT UNTIL 20-20 TO CATCH SCARY, POSH, BABY, SPORTY, AND GINGER BACK IN ACTION ON THE BIG SCREEN. 3 3 THE PRODUCTION OF A TONY AWARD WINNING 3 MUSICAL IS MAKING IT’S WAY TO BATON ROUGE THIS WEKEEND. NEWSIES OPENS AT THEATRE BATON ROUGE TOMORROW NIGHT OUR FOX 44’S KOURTNEY WILLIAMS IS LIVE WITH THE INSIDE OF SCOOP OF WHAT AUDIENCES CAN EXPECT.. 3 3 SET IN NEW YORK CITY AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY, NEWSIES IS THE ROUSING TALE OF JACK KELLY, A CHARISMATIC NEWSBOY AND LEADER OF A RAGGED BAND OF TEENAGED “NEWSIES,” WHO DREAMS ONLY OF A BETTER LIFE FAR FROM THE HARDSHIP OF THE STREETS. BUT 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 NEWSIES FROM ACROSS THE CITY TO STRIKE FOR WHAT’S RIGHT. 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 PULITZER, HEARST AND OTHER POWERFUL NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS. TIMELY AND FRESH, THE FICTIONALIZED ADAPTATION OF NEWSIES ADDRESSES AGE-OLD THEMES OF SOCIAL INJUSTICE, EXPLOITATIVE LABOR PRACTICES AND DAVID-VERSUS-GOLIATH STRUGGLES AS THE YOUNG LEARN TO HARNESS THEIR POWER AGAINST A CORRUPT ESTABLISHMENT. 3 IN OTHER 3 ENTERTAINMENT

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