NEWSIES Tour Fall 2014

Starship
Leading Actor
joined:7/29/12
NEWSIES Tour Fall 2014
Posted: 11/13/13 at 12:53pm
Updated On: 11/13/13 at 12:53 PM
gleek4114
Broadway Star
joined:5/24/13
NEWSIES Tour Fall 2014
Posted: 11/13/13 at 02:28pm
I'm glad. I want to see the show but don't feel it's worth the $100+ they ask for on Broadway. I will just wit until it comes to Louisville and get my $69 front row seat thank you very much! :)
Jonwo
Broadway Legend
joined:3/16/06
NEWSIES Tour Fall 2014
Posted: 11/13/13 at 02:33pm
It'll do quite well on tour, I sure it'll be almost identical to Broadway in terms of set design since the original set was designed to be tourable.

gleek4114
Broadway Star
joined:5/24/13
NEWSIES Tour Fall 2014
Posted: 11/13/13 at 02:38pm
I agree it should do well. Anything that has "Disney" slapped above it, people eat up.
Mike Barrett
Broadway Star
joined:4/13/13
NEWSIES Tour Fall 2014
Posted: 11/13/13 at 02:51pm
Yay it's coming to Boston! I thought it would for sure play at the Colonial instead of the Opera House but whatever. It will probably be one of the headline shows next season! Can not wait!
Starship
Leading Actor
joined:7/29/12
NEWSIES Tour Fall 2014
Posted: 11/13/13 at 02:55pm
Tucson but not Phoenix/Tempe? Kinda weird.
Mike Barrett
Broadway Star
joined:4/13/13
NEWSIES Tour Fall 2014
Posted: 11/13/13 at 03:01pm
Yea and they're going to Waterbury, CT instead of Hartford and/or Providence, RI. Interesting choice but whatever I'm sure instead of a return to Boston in the near future they'd go to Hartford and/or Providence instead.
anmiller07
Featured Actor
joined:11/15/07
NEWSIES Tour Fall 2014
Posted: 11/13/13 at 03:10pm
Wow, launching in Philly! How exciting.
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
NEWSIES Tour Fall 2014
Posted: 11/13/13 at 03:26pm
I thought Newsies was worth the lotto price I paid, and I don't plan to go again, but it'll make a lot of kids (and adults!) happy on tour!

I'm going to guess that the age of the cast might skew slightly older than on Broadway, since they'll need chaperones if they're under 18, right?
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loliveve
Broadway Star
joined:6/24/12
NEWSIES Tour Fall 2014
Posted: 11/13/13 at 03:35pm
^ most of the Broadway cast is over 18, though the average age has gotten a bit younger than the original cast.

ETA: I'm so excited it's finally going to tour!! I was just talking about the possibility of that this week with one of my friends (though I didn't believe it was likely given the London announcement)
Updated On: 11/13/13 at 03:35 PM
MaddieBB12
Broadway Star
joined:11/1/12
NEWSIES Tour Fall 2014
Posted: 11/13/13 at 03:36pm
^Well, they still need at least one for the Les boys, but I would assume they would try to do so.
Jonwo
Broadway Legend
joined:3/16/06
NEWSIES Tour Fall 2014
Posted: 11/13/13 at 03:42pm
Think the London production has been delayed plus Disney have Shakespeare in Love opening there in summer 2014.
oasisjeff
Broadway Star
joined:11/15/07
NEWSIES Tour Fall 2014
Posted: 11/13/13 at 03:44pm
"I want to see the show but don't feel it's worth the $100+ they ask for on Broadway. I will just wit until it comes to Louisville and get my $69 front row seat thank you very much! :)"

The current discounts for Broadway is for $81 orchestra, btw.
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RW3
Broadway Star
joined:7/20/13
NEWSIES Tour Fall 2014
Posted: 11/13/13 at 04:28pm
Just to point out that instead of going to the Kennedy Center, they are going to the national theatre. I would consider this the National Theatre's second large acquisition after If/Then. Is the Kennedy Center losing its touch?
JohnyBroadway
Broadway Star
joined:4/10/12
NEWSIES Tour Fall 2014
Posted: 11/13/13 at 04:30pm
It says additional cities will be announced hopefully it reaches the northwest!
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
NEWSIES Tour Fall 2014
Posted: 11/13/13 at 05:12pm
meh.
"Heck anyone with a ticket stub is qualified to have an opinion." - Dramamama
OperaBwayLover
Broadway Star
joined:5/17/07
NEWSIES Tour Fall 2014
Posted: 11/13/13 at 05:33pm
Let's hope it comes to New Orleans! The powers that be at the two main theatres in town LOVE scheduling Disney shows since they sell so well, so if it doesn't come for 2014, I bet we'll get it 2015-2016.
mjohnson2
Stand-by
joined:11/2/13
NEWSIES Tour Fall 2014
Posted: 11/13/13 at 06:41pm
Just glad it's coming to San Francisco. Recently they've skipped over a lot of great tours to make room for The Lion King and Wicked AGAIN.
PlayItAgain
Broadway Legend
joined:11/8/11
NEWSIES Tour Fall 2014
Posted: 11/14/13 at 01:21am
could this mean the Broadway production could be closing at some point soon?
winston89
Broadway Legend
joined:6/18/06
NEWSIES Tour Fall 2014
Posted: 11/14/13 at 02:42am
PlayitAgain,

That makes no sense at all. The tour and the Broadway production are two totally different things. Why would one rely on the other? I think that Disney wanted to make sure that the show was successful on Broadway prior to spending money on a tour.
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BroadwayBound115
Broadway Legend
joined:5/9/08
NEWSIES Tour Fall 2014
Posted: 11/14/13 at 02:59am
I wouldn't be surprised if this posted a closing notice in the next few months, if not weeks.
winston89
Broadway Legend
joined:6/18/06
NEWSIES Tour Fall 2014
Posted: 11/14/13 at 03:44am
The whole notion of them closing to go on tour doesn't make sense at all. Disney canceled a few performances just a month or two ago to replace the entire deck of the stage. The original one wasn't intended to last as long as it did because Disney originally though it was going to play for its initial limited run and then close. That procedure wasn't a cheap move on Disney's part, and wasn't something that they would do if they don't intend to stay at the Nederlander for awhile. Remember, the show recouped awhile back. Anything else they make now is just extra.
"If you try to shag my husband while I am still alive, I will shove the art of motorcycle maintenance up your rancid little Cu**. That's a good dear" Tom Stoppard's Rock N Roll
JohnyBroadway
Broadway Star
joined:4/10/12
NEWSIES Tour Fall 2014
Posted: 11/14/13 at 08:38am
Disney will have no problem casting the tour. Think of all the young dancers that are in regional and summer stock! It's just all the more for them to get cast in one of the most popular Disney titles. And of all goes well, this could turn into a large networking system for the show.

Updated On: 11/14/13 at 08:38 AM
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
NEWSIES Tour Fall 2014
Posted: 11/14/13 at 09:59am
Just glad it's coming to San Francisco. Recently they've skipped over a lot of great tours to make room for The Lion King and Wicked AGAIN.

That's the trend with much all the touring markets. It really sucks.
"Heck anyone with a ticket stub is qualified to have an opinion." - Dramamama
winston89
Broadway Legend
joined:6/18/06
NEWSIES Tour Fall 2014
Posted: 11/14/13 at 11:05am
JohnyBroadway

"Casted" is not a word. When you want to talk about someone being in a show you say that they were cast in a show not casted in a show.
"If you try to shag my husband while I am still alive, I will shove the art of motorcycle maintenance up your rancid little Cu**. That's a good dear" Tom Stoppard's Rock N Roll
wafflehouse2005
Chorus Member
joined:7/11/08
NEWSIES Tour Fall 2014
Posted: 11/18/13 at 10:01pm
In the Newsies behind the scenes book, there's an article discussing how the Broadway set was half a million over budget before opening. It goes on to read that an extra 300 grand was spent to make the deck and everything on top tourable. Pretty interesting.
Updated On: 11/18/13 at 10:01 PM

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