Newsies, the stage adaptation of the 1992 Disney movie musical, received its world premiere at New Jersey's Paper Mill, where it played through Oct. 16, 2011. The production will begin performances on Broadway March 15, prior to an official opening March 29, at the Nederlander Theatre. It will play a limited 101-performance engagement through June 10.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.