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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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[28 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
‘Newsies’ Broadway Run is Now Open-Ended

Ever since Newsies made its debut on Broadway in March, the show has become a complete success, earning eight Tony nominations and becoming a box office smash. While the musical’s run was initially expected to end on August 19, the success of Newsies has prompted Disney Theatrical Productions to give the show an open ended run, with no closing date in sight.
“Ever since the Paper Mill Playhouse run ended six months ago, the audience has re-written the playbook for Newsies,” said Thomas Schumacher, Producer, Disney Theatrical Productions. “We continue to …

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[21 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Review: ‘Newsies the Musical’ on Broadway

While Disney on Broadway has been responsible for bringing such beloved Disney films to the stage as Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and Mary Poppins, there has always been one film that theatre lovers and Disney fans alike have demanded to see on stage: Newsies. Originally a box office and critical flop when it debuted in 1992, Newsies has gone down in history as a cult hit, and its infectious songs and clear musical structure have made fans wonder for years why it hadn’t yet joined the ranks …

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[16 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney’s ‘The Newsies’ Coming to Broadway

Earlier today, Disney Theatrical Productions announced they will be mounting a limited run of Newsies the Musical on Broadway this spring. For a company that traditionally plans productions several years in advance and spends millions of dollars on those shows, Disney appears to be starting small this time around.
For Newsies, the budget is only $5 million and will run at the Nederlander Theater from March 15, 2012 to June 10. Sources say the reason for the limited run and budget stems from the fact that two of Disney’s most recent …