"To thank the fans of the show whose support brought Newsies to the Great White Way and who have made it the biggest hit of its season," according to a statement, "tickets at the Newsies lottery will be completely free for the eight performances leading up to the anniversary."
Additionally, following each performance from March 23-29, one audience member will be chosen to receive a backstage tour.
Details about the free ticket lottery follow:
- A limited number of tickets for performances from the matinee performance on March 23 through the evening performance on March 29 will be given away free of charge through a same day lottery.
- Entries will be accepted at the Nederlander Theatre box office beginning two-and-a-half hours prior to each performance for up to two tickets per person.
- Two hours before curtain, names will be drawn at random for a limited number oftickets free of charge.
- Only one entry is allowed per person.
- Entries are checked for duplication prior to drawing.
- Winners must be present at the time of the drawing and show valid ID to purchase tickets.
- Limit one entry per person and two tickets per winner.
Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, with a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. 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 Broadway company features Corey Cott as Jack Kelly, John Dossett as Joseph Pulitzer, Liana Hunt as Katherine, Lavon Fisher-Wilson as Medda Larkin, Ben Fankhauser as Davey, Andy Richardson as Crutchie and Luca Padovan and Zachary Unger alternating the role of Les. "Set in New York City at the turn of the century," Newsies, According to production notes, "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."
Visit NewsiesTheMusical.com for details.