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NEWSIES Extends Limited Broadway Engagement Through August 19, 2012

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EXTENDS LIMITED BROADWAY ENGAGEMENT
THROUGH AUGUST 19, 2012

NEW BLOCK OF TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROW AT 10:00AM
FOR PERFORMANCES JUNE 11 – AUGUST 19, 2012

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(Monday, March 19, 2012): Newsies, the new American musical, has extended its limited Broadway engagement through August 19, 2012. Tickets for the extension dates (June 11th through August 19th) will go on sale Tuesday, March 20th at 10am. Tickets for Newsies are available for purchase online or in person at the Nederlander Theatre box office (208 W. 41st Street).

{module ad_left_body}The musical, featuring 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), began performances March 15th and will open on Broadway March 29th . Newsiesproduced by Disney Theatrical Productionsis 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 (Bonnie & Clyde) as Jack Kelly, John Dossett (2003 revival of Gypsy) as Joseph Pulitzer, Kara Lindsay (Little House on the Prairie) as Katherine Plumber, Capathia Jenkins(Caroline, or Change) as Medda Larkin, 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 all reprise the roles they created in the Paper Mill Playhouse production last fall.

The ensemble of Newsies features Aaron J. AlbanoMark AldrichTommy BraccoJohn E. BradyRyan Breslin, Kevin CarolanCaitlyn Caughell, Kyle CoffmanMike Faist, Michael Fatica, Julie FoldesiGarett HaweThayne JaspersonEvan KasprzakJess LeProttoStuart MarlandAndy RichardsonJack Scott, Ryan SteeleBrendon Stimson, Nick SullivanEphraim SykesLaurie VeldheerAlex Wong and Stuart Zagnit                                                      

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.

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.

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

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