The two-time Tony-winning musical that's kept Broadway rooms booked since its 2012 release is coming to Dallas. It was just announced that Newsies will have a two-week special engagement run at the Winspear Opera House, anchoring the 2014-2015 Lexus Broadway Series. Details on tickets and dates haven't yet been announced.
This one's a powerhouse, fast approaching its 700th performance on its home turf, where it set and smashed seven Nederlander Theatre house records, making Newsies the 2011-2012 season's break-out hit.
The book was handled by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein and music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, so yeah, Disney pulled in the big guns for this takeover, which our sister paper the Village Voice called "The New Annie."
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Based on the "Newsboy Strike of 1899," which you know mostly through the 1992 film of the same name, Newsies is the story of a ragtag group of orphan and runaway kids who brought down a publishing empire. This touring production is brand new, and is quite a "get" for the Winspear, and in turn, for Dallas.