MENKEN & FIERSTEIN: NEWSIES
Composer Alan Menken and librettist Harvey Fierstein discuss their crowd-pleasing musical "Newsies."
Our focus is Newsies, the crowd-pleasing musical nominated for 8 Tony Awards. Joining us at our grand piano are the show's composer Alan Menken, and librettist Harvey Fierstein, who describe the popular show's incubation period, and perform several of the show's best songs, plus a couple of others that didn't make the cut. Menken also shares a tune from the score of the original 1992 movie of Newsies, which won him that year's "Razzie "Award for Worst Song.