Disney's Newsies to Receive Multiple Regional Productions in 2017
The musical's North American tour will end this fall.
Disney Theatrical Productions announced today that following the conclusion of the Newsies North American tour on October 2, 2016, multiple regional productions of the show will commence in summer 2017. The musical will be mounted in over a dozen regional theaters, including Tuacahn Amphitheatre (Ivins, Utah), Pittsburgh CLO (Pittsburgh), Fulton Theatre (Lancaster, Pennsylvania), and Music Theatre Wichita (Wichita, Kansas).
Currently playing at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati, the North American tour of Newsies will play 23 additional engagements before making its final stop at Bass Concert Hall in Austin. By the time the tour concludes it will have played a total of 784 performances during 70 engagements in 65 cities over two years since launching in Schenectady, New York, in October 2014.
Newsies, which ended its Broadway run on August 24, 2014, won Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Choreography. In addition to music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, it features a book by Harvey Fierstein. The musical, inspired by the 1992 film of the same name, 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.
For tickets to Newsies at the Aronoff Center, click here.