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  • Our critic's rating:
    Date:
    March 1, 2012

    "Try to imagine a special kind of supertabloid. It would consist of nothing but headlines, all set in extra-large type, all goal-posted with exclamation points and all proclaiming essentially the same thing. Now imagine that tabloid set to music and you’ve got 'Newsies the Musical.'"
    Ben Brantley for NY Times

    "It’s good, old-fashioned family entertainment."
    Joe Dziemianowicz for NY Daily News

    "This family-friendly production makes it clear that fighting for your rights is a worthy cause."
    Elisabeth Vincentelli for New York Post

    "Seize the day and make a beeline for this Disney winner."
    Erik Haagensen for Back Stage

    "Delivers the goods if you're looking for a show to take the kids to (and can afford the tickets). It's also very predictable, without a surprising, spontaneous moment, as it skitters along the surface of a potentially provocative tale."
    Robert Feldberg for The Record

    "A dazzling family friendly delight; and if not "King Of New York," I have to say it's loaded with some very appealing princes. "
    Roma Torre for NY1

    "Cheerfully old-fashioned mix of a stirring story with a catchy score. And did I mention that the dancing by a terrific ensemble is mighty awesome? And then some!"
    Michael Sommers for Newsroom Jersey

    "Aficionados looking for art or subtlety in their musical theater might sniff, but for nonpurists, the show’s exuberant old-fashioned charms will be irresistible."
    David Rooney for The Hollywood Reporter

    "Corker of a family musical."
    Steven Suskin for Variety

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