Disney’s eight-time Tony-nominated musical Newsies will now play an open-ended Broadway run with its original Broadway company. Directed by Jeff Calhoun, the musical was initially scheduled to close on August 19. Starring Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan, Newsies opened at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre on March 29.
Newsies features the movie's original music as well as additional songs by the Tony-nominated team of Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken and lyricist Jack Feldman, in addition to a book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein and choreography by Christopher Gattelli. Inspired by the real events of the Newsboy Strike of 1899, Newsies follows a young New York City newsboy (Jordan) who leads a group of orphans in a protest against Joseph Pulitzer, William Randolph Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers.
In addition to Jordan, the musical stars Kara Lindsay, John Dossett, Capathia Jenkins, Ben Fankhauser, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Lewis Grosso and Matthew Schechter.