Benedum Center for the Performing ArtsNovember 25, 2014 7:30 PM
719 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Adapted from Kenny Ortega's beloved film of the same name, Newsies is a musical theater production by Disney on Broadway that brings the real-life story of the newsboy strike of 1899 to the stage. With music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, the show follows the story of a familiar cast of young underdogs who take on the biggest names in publishing. An inspiring tale that still hold's weight in modern times, Newsies debuted at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey in 2011 before finding a home on both Broadway and London's West End in 2012.
The University ofPittsburgh is a state-related research university based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that wasoriginallyfounded as the Pittsburgh Academy in 1787--making it one of the oldest continuouslyoperatedbastions of higher education in the United States. The Panthers are the athletic teams that compete for the school in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I.Though all of the school's teams have managed to carve out respectable reputations for themselves in their ownidiosyncratic ways, the university's wrestling and football teams have done much to distinguish themselves by winning several division champions.