November 18th, 2011
06:21 PM ET
The musical adaptation of hit Disney movie “Newsies” is headed for the Great White Way, reports the New York Times.
The Harvey Fierstein-adapted stage production enjoyed a successful fall run at New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse, so the scruffy paperboys are packing up their floppy caps and tattered vests and heading to Broadway.
The turn-of-the-century musical will open on Broadway in March, Disney Theatrical Productions announced Tuesday. “Newsies” will play at the Nederlander Theatre through June, but if successful, the run could be extended.
The 1992 movie starred Christian Bale, Bill Pullman, Robert Duvall and Ann-Margret, and it’s become a bit of a cult classic for children of the early '90s.
“Newsies” is based on the 1899 true story of newspaper-selling kiddos fighting Big Business, and with movements like Occupy Wall Street resonating with the public, it’s great timing for the feisty premise.
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