The U.S. theatrical broadcast of the hit Disney musical Newsies, which debuted in cinemas February 16, 18, and 22, will return to theatres March 4 at 12:55 PM for an encore screening. Tickets are now on sale at FathomEvents.com.
The original three-day release took in $3.47 million at the box office. Billed as Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical, the film runs two hours and 25 minutes.
They are joined by members of the North American tour, including Steve Blanchard as Joseph Pulitzer and Aisha de Haas as Medda Larkin.
Go Behind the Scenes at the Filming of Newsies
Newsies was 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 New York newspaper publishers.
The stage version introduces seven brand-new songs by the original team of Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, including a song written specifically for the tour, “Letter from the Refuge,” while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” “King of New York,” and “Santa Fe.”
The musical took home Tony Awards in 2012 for Best Choreography (Christopher Gattelli) and Best Original Score (Alan Menken and Jack Feldman) and was nominated for Best Actor (Jordan), Best Book (Harvey Fierstein), Best Direction (Jeff Calhoun), Best Orchestrations (Daniel Troob), Best Scenic Design (Tobin Ost and Sven Ortel), and Best Musical.
(Updated March 1, 2017)