Huge Disney Flop to Become a Much-Anticipated Musical


Tony-winner Harvey Fierstein has signed on to write a libretto for a stage version of Newsies, the 1992 Disney bomb about the NYC paperboy strike of 1899. Fierstein will be aided by Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken. The film has gained a considerable following since its poor box office performance, which once prompted star Christian Bale to note, "Time healed those wounds. But it took a while." Newsboys are reportedly through with him professionally. [Playbill]