Newsies Will End National Tour in October

News   Newsies Will End National Tour in October
 
Regional productions will begin in summer 2017.
Morgan Keene and Joey Barreiro in <i>Newsies</i>
Morgan Keene and Joey Barreiro in Newsies Photo by Shane Gutierrez

Newsies, the 2012 stage adaptation of the 1992 musical film, will wrap up its two-year national tour October 2 at the Bass Concert Hall in Austin, TX.

Disney Theatrical Productions has announced, however, that it will not be the end of the road for the musical, which won 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography, both of which were recreated for the tour. Starting in summer 2017 the show is scheduled for more than a dozen productions at regional theatres, including Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera in Pittsburgh, PA. Rights are available through Music Theatre International at (212) 541-4684.

In the meantime, the tour is scheduled to stop in 23 additional cities this year before the last stop in Texas. Producers reported that by the time the tour concludes, it will have played a total of 784 performances during 70 engagements in 65 cities since launching in Schenectady, NY, in October 2014.

Full details on the remaining stops can be found at Newsiesthemusical.com.

Based on the real-life story of the 1899 newsboys strike in New York, Newsies follows the story of one newsboy or "newsie," Jack Kelly, and how he comes to organize his fellows to do battle with dictatorial publisher Joseph Pulitzer. The score includes ”Seize the Day,” ”King of New York” and ”Santa Fe.”

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