The World Will Know! August 20, 2012 3:10 PMSubscribe
There's kids farmed through juvenile detention centers for profit, oppressive corporate barons, and young people striking and occupying New York City to protest social injustice. The corporate overlords try to use the NYPD and private goons to break up the movement, but they can't stop the Tony-winning choreography. Wait, what? Newsies is a record breaking Disney musical based on the flop-turned-cult favorite 1992 film starring a young Christian Bale. Very loosely based on the Newsboys Strike of 1899, the musical's timing has made it easy to make comparisons to the Occupy movement. But are the parallels only skin-deep? And in the end, the musical is being produced by one of the biggest corporate empires in the world, with ticket prices to match.