The U.S. theatrical broadcast of the hit Disney musical Newsies, which was shot onstage in Los Angeles last September featuring members of the original Broadway cast, arrives in cinemas February 16 at 7 PM. Additional screenings are set for February 18 at 12:55 PM, and February 22 at 7 PM.
More than 700 theatres across the U.S. will screen the film. For tickets and a complete list of theatre locations, visit Fathom Events.
Billed as Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical, the film runs two hours and 25 minutes. Fathom Events is presenting the cinema release of the film that was shot in front of a live audience.
Go Behind the Scenes at the Filming of Newsies
They are joined by members of the North American tour, including Steve Blanchard as Joseph Pulitzer and Aisha de Haas as Medda Larkin.
Newsies was 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 New York newspaper publishers.
The stage version introduces seven brand-new songs by the original team of Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, including a song written specifically for the tour, “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.”
The musical took home 2012 Tony Awards for Best Choreography (Christopher Gattelli) and Best Original Score (Alan Menken and Jack Feldman) and was nominated for Best Actor (Jordan), Best Book (Harvey Fierstein), Best Direction (Jeff Calhoun), Best Orchestrations (Daniel Troob), Best Scenic Design (Tobin Ost and Sven Ortel), and Best Musical.
(Updated February 16, 2017)