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Newsies: The Broadway Musical

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Dazzling staged musical has some mild cursing.

Movie PG 2017 134 minutes
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I love Newsies!!!!!!

Newsies is awesome!

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Great messages
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Kids say (39):

What a great experience is in store for folks who otherwise don't get to see great Broadway musicals like this one, with stellar dancing, great music, engaging performances, and delightful comedy. Newsies: The Broadway Musical, available on DVD and streaming, has a terrific true story to tell. The underdogs -- very young newspaper hawkers -- take on a very rich publishing mogul and sing and dance their way to victory. Director Brett Sullivan expertly films the theatrical production, which is directed by Jeff Calhoun, with choreography by Christopher Gattelli. It's exuberant, corny in the best possible way, and satisfying on all counts. Jeremy Jordan as Jack Kelly is simply wonderful. The supporting cast, including the multitalented Ben Fankhouser and Andrew Keenan-Bolger, and an excellent ensemble fill the stage with high spirits and contagious energy. Highly recommended.

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