Open the gates and seize the day, because we’ve got great news to share! If you caught the reference, you know it must mean that Newsies is making headlines today–and for the best reason ever. The Tony Award-winning musical (which was adapted for the stage in 2011 from the 1992 movie) is headed to theaters in early 2017. To top it all off, Jeremy Jordan will be reprising his Tony Award-nominated performance as Jack Kelly.
Three other members of the original cast, Kara Lindsay (Katherine), Ben Fankhauser (Davey), and Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Crutchie), will also be returning to reprise their respective roles, alongside Steve Blanchard (Joseph Pulitzer) and Aisha de Haas (Medda Larkin), who are from the North American tour.
“From the very beginning, the stage adaptation of Newsies has had an exciting and entirely unexpected journey, propelled by the show’s passionate fan base,” said Thomas Schumacher, President & Producer, Disney Theatrical Productions. “We are thrilled to be working with Fathom Events and to have Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan and members of the original Broadway company join the North American touring cast as we take Newsies on its next exciting chapter, reaching new audiences around the world.”
To capture the experience, the returning cast will join the North American cast for a single performance at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Hollywood in front of an invited audience.
“This special cinema event will entertain audiences across the country by reuniting the show’s original Broadway stars and creating the ultimate Newsies experience at the movie theater,” said John Rubey, CEO of Fathom Events. “When this production hits the big screen in 2017, Newsies fans will definitely want to ‘seize the day!’”
We already want to seize the day. If you need us, we’ll be waiting for updates about ticket sales, which are set to be announced later this year. To sign up for additional event announcements, head over to www.newsiesthemusical.com.
What do you think of Newsies being brought back to the big screen? Tell us in the comments (and don’t delay)!