'Newsies' coming to Broadway: Open the gates and seize the day, fans!

newsies-to-broadway.jpgThousands of women and girls around the country are simultaneously squealing at the news that "Newsies" is coming to Broadway, reports the AP. The show will begin a limited run in March 2012.

Frankly, we're a little surprised the popular 1992 Disney movie musical starring Christian Bale and David Moscow hadn't been made into a musical before now.

The movie tells the tale of the real-life child newspaper sellers in 1899 New York City who go on strike. Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, who did the music and lyrics for the movie, have teamed up for the Broadway version as well, alongside new story writer Harvey Fierstein.

According to the AP, the new version will keep all the old favorites - "King of New York," "The World Will Know," "Carrying the Banner" and "Seize the Day" - but will also add a young female reporter to the storyline.

The run on Broadway is scheduled for March 15 through June 10.

Stars of the movie include the aforementioned Bale and Moscow, but also Ann-Margret, Robert Duvall, Luke Edwards and Bill Pullman. You think any of them would up for a cameo appearance?

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