Disney Theatrical Productions and Arts Alliance Distribution are excited to announce that the Tony Award-winning musical NEWSIES will make its worldwide cinema debut in February 2017.

Inspired by the real-life ‘newsboy strike of 1899,’ NEWSIES is set in New York City at the turn of the century and tells the tale of newsboy Jack Kelly, a charismatic and rebellious leader of a group of “newsies” who dreams of a life far from the hardship of the streets.

NEWSIES features a Tony Award-winning score with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Mencken (Aladdin) and lyrics by Jack Feldman, Tony Award-winning choreography by Christopher Gatelli, and book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots).

NEWSIES will be released in cinemas across Australia for a series of special event screenings on February 19th 2017.