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Dinner and a Show: Where to Eat Before ‘Newsies’

Extra! Extra! Eat all about it!

You’re going to see Newsies at the Nederlander Theatre and you need to know where to eat dinner beforehand? No problem! We’ve got just the headliner.


Eat at Schnipper's before seeing 'Newsies' (Photos: Langecom/Flickr CC, inset: Matthew Murphy)

Eat at Schnipper’s before seeing ‘Newsies’ (Photos: Langecom/Flickr CC, inset: Matthew Murphy)

The Show: Based on the true story of the 1899 Newsboys Strike, this musical tells the story of paperboy Jack Kelly, who takes a stand against publishing bigwigs Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst. Newsies took home two Tonys in 2012 for Christopher Gattelli’s choreography and Alan Menken and Jack Feldman’s original score. Go now: After over 1,000 performances, Newsies will close on August 24.

The Restaurant: The New York World may have folded, but all the news that is fit to print now sits in Times Square’s The New York Times building. And of the restaurants at its base, Schnipper’s serves a New York-centric menu fit for a newsboy’s appetite. The quick service will ensure you make the overture with minutes to spare.

What to Eat: Go for the tried-and-true classics, such as nine specialty burgers ($5.99-$9.99) and grilled-to-order hot dogs ($4.25-$7.25). Hand-crafted milkshakes, like the black & white ($5.99) and salted caramel ($6.50), are worthy of front-page placement.

What Else to Know: There are two other branches of Schnipper’s in Manhattan at 23rd St. and Madison and Lexington and 50th St.

For more restaurants near Newsies, see our Theater District dining listings.

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