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It seems that the smash-hit musical Disney’s Newsies is still aiming for a West End transfer.
According to Disney’s official website, Newsies is heading from New York City To London in 2022.
We hear that Harvey Fierstein, who wrote the book for the show, is still very keen for Newsies to come to London, and that Disney is currently zeroing in on the right theatre.
Disney’s Newsies was the unexpected Broadway hit of 2012. Originally scheduled to run for only 101 performances, it opened to record-breaking Broadway audiences to become a long running show, before closing after 1005 performances and grossing over $100million.
Disney’s Newsies is a Disney Theatrical Productions stage musical based on the 1992 musical film Newsies, which in turn was inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography, Newsies has a score with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman.