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Newsies (musical)

'Newsies' Refreshed National Tour Is A Crowd-Pleaser

'Newsies' Refreshed National Tour Is A Crowd-Pleaser

Remember when newspapers had morning and afternoon editions, sometimes only slightly different in content but offering an undeniable in-your-face freshness?

The first national tour of the 2012-14 Broadway hit "Newsies" played Waterbury's Palace Theater a year ago this month. The tour has returned to Connecticut, at Hartford's Bushnell through Sunday, Oct. 18, with new actors in nearly all the show's lead roles. The new kids' eagerness to please is palpable, adding even more energy to a show that is already exhilaratingly, exhaustingly exuberant.

Stocked with scruffy New York City orphans who sing, dance and speak truth to power, "Newsies" is the male...