For those of you who didn’t want to make the trek to New Jersey, it’s just been announced that Newsies, the hit musical that’s now playing at the Paper Mill Playhouse, will play at Broadway’s Nederlander Theater.
The show will begin performances March 15th, 2012 and open March 29th in what is being called a “strictly limited” 101 run. Only 101 performances!
No casting has been announced but I hope the original cast makes the full transfer to Broadway.
Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right.
Newsies, is directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun (Big River revival), choreographed by Tony nominee Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific revival) and features a score by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by four-time Tony® Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy).
For more information, visit NewsiesTheMusical.com.
Tickets will go on sale January 30, 2012.