NEWSIES to close Aug. 24

loliveve
Broadway Star
joined:6/24/12
NEWSIES to close Aug. 24
Posted: 6/22/14 at 03:10pm
According to an article on Variety... which makes me sad because I was hoping to see it one more time in the fall...
Newsies sets closing date
oncemorewithfeeling2
Featured Actor
joined:4/25/13
NEWSIES to close Aug. 24
Posted: 6/22/14 at 03:13pm
I hope, hope, hope that if this true (and really, I do usually believe Variety), I hope the cast and crew have heard this and it won't be a repeat of the Mary Poppins closing.

Does this open the door for Disney to bring in Hunchback next Spring?
MaddieBB12
Broadway Star
joined:11/1/12
NEWSIES to close Aug. 24
Posted: 6/22/14 at 03:14pm
NOOO!!!!!! Guess one last visit is in order.
loliveve
Broadway Star
joined:6/24/12
NEWSIES to close Aug. 24
Posted: 6/22/14 at 03:14pm
^ that's what I was thinking!
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
NEWSIES to close Aug. 24
Posted: 6/22/14 at 03:15pm
They are dropping like flies

A Disney musical is no longer synonymous with a really long run.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
loliveve
Broadway Star
joined:6/24/12
NEWSIES to close Aug. 24
Posted: 6/22/14 at 03:16pm
Well, I do remember reading that the set was built to be tour-able, so I guess now it can be used for the tour.
Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
NEWSIES to close Aug. 24
Posted: 6/22/14 at 03:17pm
Two and a half years is still pretty respectable though.
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jacobsnchz14
Broadway Legend
joined:12/13/06
NEWSIES to close Aug. 24
Posted: 6/22/14 at 03:18pm
It recouped right?
ShakinBaconGirl
Leading Actor
joined:3/25/14
NEWSIES to close Aug. 24
Posted: 6/22/14 at 03:18pm
Yeah but I doubt anyone thought this show would run as long as BATB and TLK
somethingwicked
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/05
NEWSIES to close Aug. 24
Posted: 6/22/14 at 03:18pm
HUNCHBACK... is playing at Paper Mill through April 5th, which makes it near impossible for the show to come in this season.
Tonya Pinkins: Then we had a "Lot's Wife" last June that was my personal favorite. I'm still trying to get them to let me sing it at some performance where we get to sing an excerpt that's gone.
Tony Kushner: You can sing it at my funeral.
MaddieBB12
Broadway Star
joined:11/1/12
NEWSIES to close Aug. 24
Posted: 6/22/14 at 03:20pm
As of right now, you can still buy tickets past August 24th.
gstrus2
Broadway Star
joined:5/27/12
NEWSIES to close Aug. 24
Posted: 6/22/14 at 03:21pm
Wasn't Allegiance looking at this theatre? What else could come in? Jungle Book?
disneybroadwayfan22
Broadway Legend
joined:2/10/13
NEWSIES to close Aug. 24
Posted: 6/22/14 at 03:21pm
Since Hunchback is not slated for another 1-2 years, I do wonder what's going to take over since this is very sudden.
Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

Met Idina Menzel & Sierra Boggess (November 2013)
beautywickedlover
Broadway Legend
joined:6/28/07
NEWSIES to close Aug. 24
Posted: 6/22/14 at 03:22pm
I'm sad to see the close. It was the second musical I saw in my trip to NYC last year. It was an entertaining show, but I will be seeing the tour soon.
little_sally
Broadway Legend
joined:1/15/04
NEWSIES to close Aug. 24
Posted: 6/22/14 at 03:23pm
I'm not shocked, given their grosses, but I wasn't expecting it to close before the end of the year.

A little swash, a bit of buckle - you'll love it more than bread.
Updated On: 6/22/14 at 03:23 PM
ShakinBaconGirl
Leading Actor
joined:3/25/14
NEWSIES to close Aug. 24
Posted: 6/22/14 at 03:26pm
"What else could come in? Jungle Book?"

Good god I hope not.
jacobsnchz14
Broadway Legend
joined:12/13/06
NEWSIES to close Aug. 24
Posted: 6/22/14 at 03:27pm
Could it be DAMES AT SEA or FORUM?
James885
Broadway Legend
joined:5/2/05
NEWSIES to close Aug. 24
Posted: 6/22/14 at 03:27pm
Not surprising. It's recouped and had a good run. I don't think anyone involved, including Disney, can be disappointed.
"You drank a charm to kill John Proctor's wife! You drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor!" - Betty Parris to Abigail Williams in Arthur Miller's The Crucible
disneybroadwayfan22
Broadway Legend
joined:2/10/13
NEWSIES to close Aug. 24
Posted: 6/22/14 at 03:28pm
HUNCHBACK... is playing at Paper Mill through April 5th, which makes it near impossible for the show to come in this season.

Unless there is a last second change if the musical does really well in CA, if possible.

Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

Met Idina Menzel & Sierra Boggess (November 2013)
Updated On: 6/22/14 at 03:28 PM
Sinfonian4life
Understudy
joined:6/27/08
NEWSIES to close Aug. 24
Posted: 6/22/14 at 03:29pm
I just tired to buy tickets to the final show and it says "NO TICKETS RIGHT NOW". I am very very sad.
loliveve
Broadway Star
joined:6/24/12
NEWSIES to close Aug. 24
Posted: 6/22/14 at 03:31pm
I tried to as well... it looks like Disney pulled all the tickets (though as someone else mentioned, they are still on sale for shows after Aug. 24!)
MaddieBB12
Broadway Star
joined:11/1/12
NEWSIES to close Aug. 24
Posted: 6/22/14 at 03:33pm
Is there any chance the tickets for closing day will be released? If not, I'll go the night before...
jacobsnchz14
Broadway Legend
joined:12/13/06
NEWSIES to close Aug. 24
Posted: 6/22/14 at 03:33pm
There're still PLENTY for the night before, though. Weird.
MaddieBB12
Broadway Star
joined:11/1/12
NEWSIES to close Aug. 24
Posted: 6/22/14 at 03:35pm
You can buy tickets up until December 14th. Wow, someone needs to tell Ticketmaster the show is closing.
Sinfonian4life
Understudy
joined:6/27/08
NEWSIES to close Aug. 24
Posted: 6/22/14 at 03:38pm
I noticed that there were plenty left too and was able to use the discount code.
Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
NEWSIES to close Aug. 24
Posted: 6/22/14 at 03:43pm
They might be fixing it now, I doubt the last show is totally sold out. Keep checking back.
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