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Newsies (musical)

'Disney's Newsies' is a front-page smash in Fort Lauderdale

'Disney's Newsies' is a front-page smash in Fort Lauderdale

Moxie. That's what "Disney's Newsies" has. Moxie. And plenty of it.

It's an old-fashioned word, but it fits. This is essentially an old-fashioned show, filled with throwback Bowery patois and the kind of zesty dancing that James Cagney favored. Coming at you while firing on all cylinders, and with that signature Disney discipline, the road tour of the musical appearing through Nov. 29 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts is a blast of a Broadway show.

The winner of 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score (hmm … OK, whatever) and Best Choreography (dear sweet Lord, yes!), "Newsies" tells the based-on-a-true-story tale of a band of newspaper boys who stand...

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