You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Newsies’ sticks around

Disney gives musical open-ended run

To the surprise of no one, Disney Theatrical Prods. has made the Broadway stint for tuner “Newsies” an open-ended run in the wake of booming box office and awards-season love.

Musical was initially set for a limited Main Stem engagement intended to lend a Rialto imprimatur to a title expected to yield bumper licensing revenues, according to Disney execs. Aud fervor, stoked among fans of the 1992 pic on which the musical is based, and strong sales prompted an earlier extension of the run, stretching the sked into August.

Show pulled in $930,000 last week and played to full-house auds. In April the production logged its first sesh in the millionaires’ club, and earlier this month, the tuner nabbed eight Tony nominations, including new musical.

Next week Disney will start selling tickets through Nov. 18, with group sales available for perfs through Jan. 6. Cast, led by current Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan, is expected to stick with the show through its new dates.

More Legit

  • Springsteen on Broadway opening

    Bruce Springsteen Extends Broadway Run?

    To the surprise of no one, Disney Theatrical Prods. has made the Broadway stint for tuner “Newsies” an open-ended run in the wake of booming box office and awards-season love. Musical was initially set for a limited Main Stem engagement intended to lend a Rialto imprimatur to a title expected to yield bumper licensing revenues, […]

  • Tracy Letts

    Stagecraft Podcast: Blackmail Led Tracy Letts to Acting (Listen)

    To the surprise of no one, Disney Theatrical Prods. has made the Broadway stint for tuner “Newsies” an open-ended run in the wake of booming box office and awards-season love. Musical was initially set for a limited Main Stem engagement intended to lend a Rialto imprimatur to a title expected to yield bumper licensing revenues, […]

  • profiles theatre Sexual Harassment

    Sexual Harassment in the Theater: How Chicago Fought Back

    To the surprise of no one, Disney Theatrical Prods. has made the Broadway stint for tuner “Newsies” an open-ended run in the wake of booming box office and awards-season love. Musical was initially set for a limited Main Stem engagement intended to lend a Rialto imprimatur to a title expected to yield bumper licensing revenues, […]

  • The Band's Visit

    Broadway Box Office: Promising Start for 'The Band's Visit'

    To the surprise of no one, Disney Theatrical Prods. has made the Broadway stint for tuner “Newsies” an open-ended run in the wake of booming box office and awards-season love. Musical was initially set for a limited Main Stem engagement intended to lend a Rialto imprimatur to a title expected to yield bumper licensing revenues, […]

  • Judd Apatow

    Judd Apatow on Weinstein Co. at Power of Women Luncheon: 'Shut It Down'

    To the surprise of no one, Disney Theatrical Prods. has made the Broadway stint for tuner “Newsies” an open-ended run in the wake of booming box office and awards-season love. Musical was initially set for a limited Main Stem engagement intended to lend a Rialto imprimatur to a title expected to yield bumper licensing revenues, […]

  • War Paint review

    Broadway Musical 'War Paint' Will Close Earlier Than Expected

    To the surprise of no one, Disney Theatrical Prods. has made the Broadway stint for tuner “Newsies” an open-ended run in the wake of booming box office and awards-season love. Musical was initially set for a limited Main Stem engagement intended to lend a Rialto imprimatur to a title expected to yield bumper licensing revenues, […]

  • Springsteen on Broadway opening

    'Springsteen on Broadway' Opening: Don't Clap Along With The Boss

    To the surprise of no one, Disney Theatrical Prods. has made the Broadway stint for tuner “Newsies” an open-ended run in the wake of booming box office and awards-season love. Musical was initially set for a limited Main Stem engagement intended to lend a Rialto imprimatur to a title expected to yield bumper licensing revenues, […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content