(AUSTIN, TX) – Zilker Theatre Productions (ZTP) announces Disney’s Newsies the Musical for the 63rd year of its free, outdoor, summer musical production in partnership with the City of Austin. The Broadway hit Disney’s Newsies the Musical will play the Beverly Sheffield Hillside Theatre in Zilker Park, Thursdays–Sundays, July 8–August 13, 2022 at 8:15 p.m. For more information visit zilker.org.
Based on the 1992 motion picture, Disney’s Newsies features a score by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by four-time Tony Award® winner Harvey Fierstein. Newsies is inspired by 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 is high-energy with non-stop thrills, with eight new songs in additional to keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” ”King of New York,” and “Santa Fe.”