Inside the making of ‘Newsies’

“Newsies” was going to be a hit that changed the musical genre. 

Directed by Kenny Ortega, the Disney movie musical about the newsboys’ strike of 1899 starred a young Christian Bale as the suave strike leader Jack Kelly and David Moscow as Davey, the brains behind the operation.

Complete with thick New York accents and original music by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, the 1992 film follows singing and dancing newsboys on their way to unionize against newspaper mogul Joseph Pulitzer of the New York World.

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