Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical three-day cinema event broke ticketing records to become the highest-grossing Broadway event to date from Fathom Events. An estimated 210,250 people saw the event on big screens across the U.S. on February 16, 18 and 22, amounting to $3.47 million in ticket sales. It also now ranks as the No. 2 top-performing title for Fathom Events to-date.
Due to this overwhelming fan demand, Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical! returns to big screens across the country for an encore screening on March 4.
“The tremendous success of Newsies on the big screen stresses how well this event conveys the spirit and energy of the live stage show,” said John Rubey, CEO of Fathom Events. “The cinema events have surpassed our already-high expectations. We’re all happily carrying the Newsies banner today!”
“Newsies has always been propelled by the show’s extraordinarily passionate fan base and the success of the latest chapter in its journey is thanks to them,” Thomas Schumacher, producer and president of Disney Theatrical Productions, said in a statement. “It is clear that the themes of Newsies are extremely timely, perhaps now more than ever. We are thrilled to bring Newsies to new audiences around the world who were not able to see it live on stage and look forward to what the future holds for this title.”
Captured live on stage, the event features Jeremy Jordan, reprising the Tony nominated role he created as Jack Kelly. Fathom Events partnered with Disney Theatrical Productions to bring this spectacular stage show to the big screen, including special behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and creators.
Jordan is joined by original Broadway cast members Kara Lindsay as Katherine, Ben Fankhauser as Davey and Andrew Keenan-Bolger as Crutchie, and Newsies North American Tour stars Steve Blanchard as Joseph Pulitzer, Aisha de Haas as Medda Larkin, and Ethan Steiner as Les. Since opening on Broadway in 2011, Newsies has played 1,711 performances between Broadway and the North American tour, to more than 2.5 million audience members in 65 cities across the country, concluding its run at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre last fall where it was captured live on stage for this cinema event.
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