NEWSIES | King of New York
The Paper Mill Playhouse cast of NEWSIES performs “King of New York” on the 2011 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (NBC).
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Choreography by Christopher Gattelli
Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, this new Disney musical tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city. After publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer raises newspaper prices at the newsboys’ expense, Kelly and his fellow newsies take action. With help from the beautiful female reporter Katherine Plumber, all of New York City soon recognizes the power of “the little man,” and who really is the Newsies King of New York
(Synopsis by Broadway.com)