Newsies Will Celebrate Two Years on Broadway with Free Lottery Tickets
By Andrew Gans
The hit Disney musical Newsies will celebrate two years on Broadway — March 29 at the Nederlander Theatre — by offering free lottery tickets and backstage tours.
"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:
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.
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