Disney’s limited Broadway run of its new musical ‘Newsies’ (based on the film) racked up an impressive eight Tony Award nominations including ‘Best Musical.’ The announcement was made earlier today by Kristin Chenoweth and Jim Parsons during the annual nominations ceremony.
The widely anticipated original Broadway cast recording for Disney’s ‘Newsies’ will be released digitally via iTunes on April 10 (now available for pre-order) and pre-orders shipping on CD beginning April 30, 2012. The CD will become available in stores at mass retail on May 15, 2012.
The iTunes digital edition includes 18 tracks plus a digital booklet for $10.99 while the $20 CD edition available for pre-order here includes bonus tracks featuring an acoustic version of ‘Santa Fe,’ and extended versions of ‘King of New York’ and ‘Seize the Day.’
Available for pre-order (items won’t ship until March 15) are an adult tee, an adult raglan ‘Seize the Day’ tee, a girls’ tee (pictured here), a ‘Newsie’ cap, photo frame, mug, travel mug, tote bag and magnet.
Disney Theatrical has announced the full cast list for its upcoming Broadway theatrical debut of ‘Newsies,’ based on the cult-classic of the same title. As previously announced, Jeremy Jordan will return to reprise the role he originated, Jack Kelly. Also returning from the Paper Mill Playhouse production are John Dossett as Joseph Pulitzer, Kara Lindsay as Katherine Plumber, Ben Fankhauser as Davey, Aaron J. Albano as ensemble, Mark Aldrich as Seitz/ensemble and Tommy Bracco as Spot Conlon. The full cast list can be found on the ‘Newsies’ official website.
We first talked about it way back in March of 2010, but today we have confirmation that Disney’s ‘Newsies’ from Disney Theatrical is in fact heading to Broadway in 2012 for a limited run. According to the official website, NEWSIESTHEMUSICAL.COM, the show will be playing at the Nederlander Theatre from March 15, 2012 through June 10, 2012. Tickets for the show will go on sale January 30, 2012 at 10 am.
Earlier this year, the show had a limited run at the Paper Mill Playhouse.
Fans of Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins’ and ‘The Lion King’ musical have a new destination to pick up some of its merchandise as Disney Theatrical has brought a taste of Broadway to Fifth Avenue. Just a couple of days ago, the group set up a kiosk pushing much of the merchandise one would typically only find when attending the shows (although Disney Store Times Square does sell some Disney Theatrical merchandise, the kiosk at FAO appears to have several items Disney Store does not).
Variety recently confirmed a speculative report by Stitch Kingdom made in May of 2010 that Disney Theatrical was working on a staged version of the Miramax film Shakespeare in Love, perhaps even a musical version of it.
The film was one of several titles explored by Stitch Kingdom as potential projects for Disney Theatrical based on domain name registrations made which included several other film-to-stage projects, some already in development. Domains for the ‘Shakespeare in Love’ project included ShakespeareInLoveBroadway.com, ShakespeareInLoveOnBroadway.com, ShakespeareOnTour.com, and ShakespeareTheMusical.com.
It’s been well over a year since we first mentioned that a staged adaptation of the Walt Disney Studios cult classic Newsies was on its way, but last week saw the first performance of the newly adapted musical at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey. Featuring a new book by Harvey Fierstein and new songs by the original team of Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, the show has been delighting audiences to rave reviews and has an official opening date of September 25, 2011.
The hosts of “The View” will introduce the world television premiere performance of the brand new Disney stage musical, “NEWSIES,” adapted from the popular Disney film starring Christian Bale, live, Monday, September 19 at 11 am ET on ABC. Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken, who wrote music for the 1992 motion picture Newsies and has won eight Oscars for such memorable scores as Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Pocahontas, is a featured guest and will help introduce the cast performance medley of both “Santa Fe” and “Seize The Day.” “NEWSIES” is presented by Paper Mill Playhouse.
From now through June 12, Disney fans are invited to order tickets to the new musical making its theatrical debut at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey on September 15. Those taking advantage of the pre-sale can also save an additional 10% by using code FBDISNEY either online or by calling 973-376-4343.
Directed by Jeff Calhoun and with a book written by Harvey Fierstein, the musical also features songs by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Jack Feldman who collaborated for the stage adaptation.