Disney's Newsies Will Offer Lottery Tickets at Every Performance, Except Opening Night

News   Disney's Newsies Will Offer Lottery Tickets at Every Performance, Except Opening Night
The new Disney musical Newsies, which begins previews on Broadway March 15 at the Nederlander Theatre, has announced that a limited number of orchestra tickets will be available via lottery.

Kara Lindsay and Jeremy Jordan
Kara Lindsay and Jeremy Jordan Photo by T. Charles Erickson

Beginning two-and-a-half hours before every performance, patrons are invited to enter the lottery; winners will be drawn two hours before each performance. Winners may then purchase up to two $30 cash-only tickets to that day's performance. Winners must be present with valid identification at the time of the drawing. The lottery will be offered before every performance other than the opening-night performance.

Complete terms and conditions of the lottery follow:

- A limited number of orchestra tickets for each performance will be sold through a 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.

- Two hours before curtain, names will be drawn at random for a limited number of tickets priced at $30 each. - 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.

- Tickets may be purchased with cash only.

Offer not valid on prior purchased tickets and may not be combined with any other offer. All sales are final.

As previously reported, the score will feature songs from the film – many with new lyrics, counterpoints and arrangements to suit new plot points – and six songs added for the stage, including three newly written for Broadway since the Paper Mill production. The three new songs are titled "The Bottom Line," "That’s Rich" and "Something to Believe In."

The complete song list follows:

Santa Fe (Prologue): Jack and Crutchie
Carrying The Banner: Company
The Bottom Line: Pulitzer, Seitz, Bunsen, Hannah and Nunzio
That’s Rich: Medda
Don’t Come A-Knocking: Jack, Katherine and Bowery Beauties
The World Will Know: Jack, Davey, Les and Newsies
The World Will Know (Reprise): Jack, Davey, Les and Newsies
Watch What Happens: Katherine
Seize the Day: Company
Santa Fe: Jack
King of New York: Davey, Les, Katherine and Newsies
Watch What Happens (Reprise): Jack, Davey, Katherine and Les
The Bottom Line (Reprise): Pulitzer, Seitz and Mayor
Brooklyn’s Here: Spot Conlon and Newsies
Something to Believe In: Jack and Katherine
Seize the Day (Reprise): Newsies
Once and For All: Jack, Davey, Les, Katherine, Darcy, Bill and Newsies
Seize the Day (Reprise): Newsies
Santa Fe/ Carrying the Banner/ King of New York (Finale): Jack and Company

The strictly limited 101-performance engagement will run through June 10. Opening night is scheduled for March 29.

The cast will feature Jeremy Jordan as Jack Kelly, John Dossett (2003 revival of Gypsy) as Joseph Pulitzer, Kara Lindsay (Little House on the Prairie) as Katherine Plumber, Capathia Jenkins (The Civil War; The Look of Love; Caroline, or Change; and Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me) as Medda, Ben Fankhauser (Spring Awakening national tour) as Davey, Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Mary Poppins) as Crutchie and Lewis Grosso (Mary Poppins) and Matthew Schechter (Elf) alternating the role of Les. (Jordan, Dossett, Lindsay, Fankhauser and Keenan-Bolger will all reprise the roles they created in the Paper Mill Playhouse production last fall.)

The ensemble of Newsies will feature Aaron J. Albano, Mark Aldrich, Tommy Bracco, John E. Brady, Ryan Breslin, Kevin Carolan, Caitlyn Caughell, Kyle Coffman, Mike Faist, Michael Fatica, Julie Foldesi, Garett Hawe, Thayne Jasperson, Evan Kasprzak, Jess Le Protto, Stuart Marland, Andy Richardson, Jack Scott, Ryan Steele, Brendon Stimson, Nick Sullivan, Ephraim Sykes, Laurie Veldheer, Alex Wong and Stuart Zagnit.

Newsies features a score by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy). The musical, produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, is directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun (Big River revival) and choreographed by Tony nominee Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific revival).

"Set in New York City at the turn of the century," Newsies, according to press 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."

Newsies is 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 newspaper publishers.

For more information or to register for advance ticket access notifications, visit NewsiesTheMusical.com, Facebook.com/Newsies and Twitter.com/Newsies. The Nederlander Theatre box office (208 West 41st Street) is open Monday through Saturday 10 AM-8 PM through March 11. Beginning March 12, box-office hours will be Monday through Saturday 10 AM-8 PM and Sunday 11 AM-7 PM.

Tickets are also available for purchase through NewsiesTheMusical.com or by calling Ticketmaster’s Disney on Broadway hotline at (866) 870-2717.

Tickets are also on sale to groups of 15 or more by calling (800) 439-9000 or visiting www.disneytheatricalsales.com/newsies.

Outside the Nederlander Theatre
Outside the Nederlander Theatre Photo by Monica Simoes
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