Padua Performing Arts Presented Fall Musical ‘Newsies’

December 2nd, 2019 | News, News 2019

Padua Franciscan Performing Arts presented Newsies as its Fall Musical. The show ran November 21-24, 2019. It was directed by Mrs. Rebecca Simna.

About the Show

Newsies The Musical is a musical based on the 1992 musical film Newsies, which in turn was inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City. The show has music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and a book by Harvey Fierstein based on film’s screenplay by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White. The musical premiered at the Paper Mill Playhouse in 2011 and made its Broadway debut in 2012, where it played for more than 1,000 performances before touring.


Newsies is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.