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It's a Hard Knock Newsies Life

This season of AT&T Performing Arts Center Broadway Series is a good one for the little kid in all of us: two of its big shows are childhood callbacks, allowing us to relive the movies that we played ad nauseum on lazy Saturday afternoons. Annie is along coming this summer, and right now, Newsies is hitting the stage at Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora Street. Based on the much-loved 1992 Disney movie, Newsies is a timeless fairytale about a labor movement organized by small children—a movement that captures the imagination and hearts of all of New York City, and is somehow not quashed by conservative politicians and an army of vending machines. These plucky little laborers sing their little hearts out, all while battling the newspaper empire and making headlines of their own. The film wasn’t terribly well-received on its initial release, but it exploded later as a kiddy cult classic, inspiring this energetic musical that keeps all the best songs and plot points from the film. See the story break for yourself through Sunday, May 10--shows are at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday afternoons; and 7:30 p.m. Sunday nights. Tickets are $35 to $155; read all about it at attpac.org.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m.; Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: April 30. Continues through May 10, 2015

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