Is ‘Newsies’ Headed to Broadway?
Can’t make it to see Newsies on stage at the Paper Mill Playhouse this month? You may still have a chance to see the show, as the New York Times reports that the show may move to Broadway. The new musical, which opened on September 25 to critical acclaim, would join fellow Disney Theatricals shows Mary Poppins and The Lion King on the Great White Way.
According to the Times, executives from both Jujamcyn Theaters and the Nederlander Organization, two of the major Broadway theatre owners, have approached Disney about bringing Newsies to one of their theaters. While Disney executives are still planning on licensing the musical for amateur and regional productions, they are open to the idea of a Broadway run. The New York Post reports that, although no official announcement has been made, the show may open at Broadway’s Nederlander Theater in April 2012.
What remains to be seen is whether the show’s star Jeremy Jordan will move with the show to Broadway, as he is currently slated to star in new Broadway show Bonnie and Clyde, which begins performances in November. Bonnie and Clyde will also be directed by Newsies director Jeff Calhoun.
While we don’t know the fate of Newsies on Broadway just yet, there’s still time to see the new show’s run at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ, where the show is currently running through October 16. To purchase tickets, which range in price from $25-$96, visit www.papermill.org, call (973) 376-4343, or visit the Paper Mill Playhouse box office in person, which is located at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn.