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NEWSIES Sets House Record at Nederlander Theatre

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SETS HOUSE RECORD AGAIN
AT BROADWAY’S NEDERLANDER THEATRE
PLAYING TO 100% CAPACITY AND
GROSSING $1,024,516.60 FOR THE WEEK ENDING APRIL 15, 2012

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Monday, April 16, 2012): Newsies, the breakout new American musical, set a new house record at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre (208 W. 41st Street) playing to 100% capacity and grossing $1,024,516.60 for eight performances the week ending April 15, 2012. This bests the previous Nederlander house record, also set by Newsies, when the production grossed $963,625 for eight performances the week ending April 8, 2012. Prior to Newsies, the Nederlander Theatre house record was held by Rent when it grossed $955,535 for nine performances the week ending January 1, 2006.

Newsies has established itself as the top grossing new musical of the spring and one of the most acclaimed shows of the season. Entertainment Weekly raves, “stop the presses! Newsies is an irresistible, high energy winner!” Time Out New York calls Newsies, “an invigorating extravaganza! A barnstorming, four-alarm delight,” and The New York Times hails it,“a musical worth singing about,” praising the “terrific songs – buoyant melodies by Alan Menken and rousing lyrics by Jack Feldman – and a sweet, funny, emotionally satisfying book by Harvey Fierstein.”

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

The Broadway company of Newsies features Jeremy Jordan as Jack Kelly, John Dossett as Joseph Pulitzer, Kara Lindsay as Katherine Plumber, Capathia Jenkins as Medda Larkin, Ben Fankhauser as Davey, Andrew Keenan-Bolger as Crutchie, and Lewis Grosso, and Matthew Schechter alternating the role of Les.

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies 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. 

The Nederlander Theatre box office hours are Monday through Saturday 10am – 8pm and Sunday 10:30am – 7pm. Newsies will be performed on the following schedule through June 17th (with some exceptions): Monday at 7pm, Wednesday at 2pm & 7:30pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday at 1pm and 6:30pm.

Best ticket availability is for performances Sunday evenings at 6:30pm and Monday evenings at 7pm. Get Newsies Tickets

Beginning June 18th Newsies will be performed on the following schedule (with some exceptions): Monday – Wednesday at 7:30pm, Friday – Saturday at 8pm, Wednesday & Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm.

For more information on Newsies, please visit NewsiesTheMusical.com, Facebook.com/Newsies and Twitter.com/Newsies.

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