Hollywood, Calif – Disney Theatrical Productions and the Nederlander Organization presents the L.A. Premiere of Broadway’s Tony® Award-winning smash hit musical, Disney’s NEWSIES. The Tony®Award-winning production opened at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre on March 24, 2015 for a limited four-week engagement through Sunday, April 19, 2015. Tickets are now on sale and are available for purchase atwww.HollywoodPantages.com or www.Ticketmaster.com/Wicked, by phone at 800-982-2787, and at the Hollywood Pantages Box Office (6233 Hollywood Boulevard). The box office opens daily at 10am except for Holidays.
The production features Dan DeLuca as “Jack Kelly”, Steve Blanchard as “Joseph Pulitzer”, Stephanie Styles as “Katherine”,Angela Grovey as “Medda Larkin”, Jacob Kemp as “Davey”, Zachary Sayle as “Crutchie”, and Vincent Crocilla and Anthony Rosenthal alternating the role of “Les.”
Rounding out the cast are Mark Aldrich, Josh Assor, Evan Autio, Bill Bateman, Joshua Michael Burrage, Kevin Carolan, DeMarius Copes, Benjamin Cook, Julian DeGuzman, Nico De Jesus, Sky Flaherty, Michael Gorman, Jon Hacker, Jeff Heimbrock, Stephen Hernandez, Meredith Inglesby, Molly Jobe, James Judy, Eric John Mahlum, Michael Ryan, Jordan Samuels, Jack Sippel, Melissa Steadman Hart, Andrew Wilson and Chaz Wolcott.
NEWSIES, the new American musical, features a Tony® Award-winning score with music by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, a book by four-time Tony® Award winner Harvey Fierstein and is produced by Disney Theatrical Productions. NEWSIES is directed by Tony® nominee Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, who won a 2012 Tony Award® for his work. The entire creative team has reunited to bring the break-out smash musical to audiences across North America.
When it opened on March 29, 2012 NEWSIES was intended for a Broadway run of just 101 performances. The show’s fiercely devoted fans had other ideas, however; they propelled the show to a run of 1005 performances, attendance of more than 1 million and a gross of over $100M.
While on Broadway, NEWSIES set and broke seven Nederlander Theatre house records and became the highest-grossing show from the 2011-12 Broadway season. The show received 23 major theatrical nominations – including eight Tony Award® nods – and won Tony®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Score and Choreography.
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 inspired by the real-life ‘Newsboy Strike of 1899,’ when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers.
The stage version introduces seven brand-new songs by the original team of Menken and Feldman, including a song written specifically for the tour called ‘Letter from the Refuge,’ while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including ‘Carrying the Banner, ‘Seize the Day,’ ‘King of New York’ and ‘Santa Fe.’
Since the film’s 1992 theatrical release and subsequent DVD release, NEWSIES has grown into a cult phenomenon, and for years had been the single most requested title of all the Disney musical films not yet adapted for the stage. (The film featured a screenplay byBob Tzudiker & Noni White (Tarzan, 102 Dalmatians).)
The performance schedule for NEWSIES is Tuesday through Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm. Opening Night is Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 8pm.
NEWSIES is recommended for ages 6 and up. (All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.)
Individual tickets for NEWSIES start at $25. Prices are subject to change without notice.
For more information on NEWSIES, visit www.NewsiesTheMusical.com/Tour, www.Facebook.com/Newsies andwww.Twitter.com/Newsies.
For tickets or more information about the Los Angeles engagement of NEWSIES, please visit the official website for Hollywood Pantages Theatre: www.HollywoodPantages.com/Newsies.
Dates: MARCH 24 – APRIL 19, 2015
Theatre: HOLLYWOOD PANTAGES
6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Performance Schedule: Tuesday – Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 2pm & 8pm
Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm
Opening Night: Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 8pm
Individual Tickets: Individual tickets start at $25
Ticket prices subject to change without notice.
Parental Advisory: Ages 6 and up
All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
Tickets: Online: HollywoodPantages.com or Ticketmaster.com
In Person: Hollywood Pantages Box Office (opens daily at 10am)
and all Ticketmaster Outlets
Description: They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines…Direct from Broadway comes NEWSIES, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography, NEWSIES has audiences and critics alike calling it “A MUSICAL WORTH SINGING ABOUT!” (The New York Times) Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don’t want to miss.
Based on true events, NEWSIES tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It’s a rousing tale about fighting for what’s right…and staying true to who you are.