Newsies Broadway Show
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Newsies on Broadway
Following an acclaimed run at the Paper Mill Playhouse, this adaptation of the live-action 1992 Disney movie musical Newsies finally comes to the Broadway stage! Based on a true story set in turn-of-the-century New York City, Newsies has a new book by Harvey Fierstein and an exciting Alan Menken/Jack Feldman score that features great numbers like "Seize the Day," "The World Will Know," and "Santa Fe".
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Set at the turn of last century in New York City, Newsies tells the story of newsboy Jack Kelly as he leads his young compatriots on a strike.
Aaron J. Albano
John E. Brady
Jess Le Protto
Jeff Calhoun (Direction)
Christopher Gattelli (Choreography)
Tobin Ost (Scenic Design)
Jess Goldstein (Costume Design)
Jeff Croiter (Lighting Design)
Sven Ortel (Projection Design)
Michael Kosarin (Musical Supervision, Vocal and Incidental Music Arrangements)
David Holcenberg (Musical Direction)
Danny Troob (Orchestrations)
Alan Menken (Music)
Jack Feldman (Lyrics)
Harvey Fierstein (Book)
Newsies - Originally a Limited Run, But Soon to Be a Broadway Hit?
Initially Newsies was only scheduled for a brief, 12-week run, from March 15-June 10. That made for a total of 101 performances, reportedly just enough for Disney to break even on its financial investment, which is substantially less than its previous extravaganzas like Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King.
Disney wasn't looking to turn Newsies into a Broadway hit so much as hoping to make it a prime musical for licensing to high schools and theaters around the world (being able to say that the show ran on Broadway is good for marketing). The popularity of the 1992 live-action film on which the musical is based has had Disney inundated with requests for the rights to license it for the stage for years. Though it was a box office flop, the movie gained an enormous cult following on video, and people (particularly teenage girls) continue to discover the movie. This puts the Newsies fan base in the 15 to 35 year old range, a group that might not have the money to buy Broadway tickets priced in the $93-$135 range. This means that Newsies' biggest fans were at risk of being shut out of seeing their favorite musical finally make it to Broadway due to lack of discount options.
However, Disney did not rule out the possibility of extending Newsies' Broadway engagement. The pre-Broadway run at the Paper Mill Playhouse was quite successful, gaining positive reviews and suspending most discounts after opening. With so much pre-Broadway buzz, the 101 performances quickly began to sell out, and Disney finally announced that they were extending Newsies' run through the summer of 2012 before the show had even opened yet.