NEW YORK (AP) — Start spreading the news: The musical based on the film "Newsies" is striking a path to Broadway.
Disney Theatrical Productions said Tuesday that the show will play its first preview on March 15 at the Nederlander Theatre and the final performance is scheduled for June 10.
The new musical is based on the 1899 true story of child newspaper sellers in turn-of-the-century New York who go on strike. The 1992 film, starring Christian Bale and Bill Pullman, did poorly at the box office but has become something of a cult hit of late.
Alan Menken and lyricist Jack Feldman, who wrote the film score, teamed up again to transform "Newsies" into a stage show, reworking the songs and collaborating with the new story writer, Harvey Fierstein.