Newsies Musical Gets Start Date

newsiesbale120.jpgNewsies, perhaps the greatest Bad Movie We Love, will hit Broadway as a new musical from Sept. 15-Oct. 16 at Millburn, New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse. Original composer Alan Menken is signed on, and he says the show "latche[s] onto exciting elements of what we had in the movie," while "minimizing the things that were not so great about the movie." This is a man who understands lovable badness. [NYT]