Newsies With Jeremy Jordan and Kara Lindsay Will Hit Cinemas in 2017
The rumors are true! Disney Theatrical Productions and Fathom Events announced today that a filmed performance of the musical Newsies will make its worldwide cinema debut in early 2017.
Jeremy Jordan will star, reprising his Tony Award-nominated performance as Jack Kelly, along with original cast members Kara Lindsay (Katherine), Ben Fankhauser (Davey), and Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Crutchie). North American tour stars Steve Blanchard (Joseph Pulitzer) and Aisha de Haas (Medda Larkin) also join the cast, with additional performers from the Broadway and North American tour ensemble.
Jordan and his fellow returning original Broadway cast members will join the cast of the North American tour for one performance only that will be filmed on Sunday, September 11 at The Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Hollywood in front of an invited audience. The in-cinema release and ticket-on-sale dates will be announced later this year.
Inspired by the 1992 film of the same name, Newsies tells the story of a group of tenacious newsboys at the turn of the last century who band together to form a union and lead a strike after selling prices are raised. The musical won Tony Awards for Best Original Score Written for the Theatre and Best Choreography. It features music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, with a book by Harvey Fierstein. At the time of Newsies' Broadway closing, it played 1,005 performances at the Nederlander Theatre.