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[30 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
‘Newsies’ Celebrates One Year on Broadway

This week brought another big milestone for Disney on Broadway and its hit show Newsies, which celebrated its one year anniversary yesterday, March 29.
Newsies, which features music by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, a book by Harvey Fierstein, and direction by Jeff Calhoun, officially opened on Broadway March 29, 2012. The show’s Broadway transfer, following a successful run at New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse, was initially intended to be a strictly limited engagement, with the show originally set to close on June 10. However, the show proved to be incredibly …

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[21 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ Closes on Broadway, to Reopen Off-Broadway March 18

Yesterday was a sad day on Broadway, as the Broadway production of Peter and the Starcatcher officially played its final performance. However, fans of the enchanting play will not have to go without it for too long. We let you know a few weeks ago that the play will be re-opening off-Broadway, and producers recently gave this new transfer an official opening date.
Peter and the Starcatcher will open at off-Broadway’s New World Stages on March 18. No casting has yet been announced for the off-Broadway transfer, but the production will be …

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[24 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
‘Newsies’ Extends Broadway Run Prior to Opening

While Newsies doesn’t officially open on Broadway until March 29, the show’s future on the Great White Way already looks pretty bright. The show, which began performances at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre on March 15, has already announced that the show’s limited run will be extended through August 19, 2012.
Following its world premiere at the Paper Mill Playhouse last fall, Newsies was originally scheduled for a strictly limited 101-performance run through June 10. The show, which stars Jeremy Jordan as Jack Kelly, is inspired by the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899. …

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[24 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney to Produce Stage Adaptation of ‘Shakespeare in Love’

This has been an exciting week for Disney Theatrical Productions. Following an earlier announcement that Peter and the Starcatcher will be heading to Broadway in 2012, it has now been announced that Disney Theatricals, in partnership with Sonia Friedman Productions, will bring a new adaptation of the 1998 film Shakespeare in Love to the stage.
The original film Shakespeare in Love won seven Academy Awards in 1999, including the coveted title of Best Picture. Writing the play’s script will be Tony Award winner Tom Stoppard. Known as the author of such …