Kara Lindsay and Jeremy Jordan in ‘Newsies.’ (Photo: Disney Theatrical Productions via The Broadway Blog.)
In partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment’s Broadway in the Boros series, Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical! will premiere the first outdoor screening of the film on Monday, July 24, 2017 at Williamsbridge Park Oval in the Bronx (3225 Reservoir Oval E).
The evening’s programming will begin at 7 p.m. with a special pre-show performance by members of the Broadway cast of Newsies, followed by a fun, audience participation activity with the cast, featuring signature choreography from the show. The screening begins at approximately 8:30 p.m. This event is family-friendly, free, and open to the public.
The Williamsbridge Park Oval is accessible by subway via the D train, or by Metro North (Williams Bridge station). A rain date is set for July 31, 2017. For more information, please visit the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment website.
Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical! also returns to movie theaters nationwide for a special two-day encore presentation on Saturday, August 5 at 12:55 p.m. and Wednesday, August 9 at 7 p.m. (all local times). The cinema event includes special behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and creators.
Back for a second year, Broadway in the Boros is an initiative of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment to increase access to free Broadway entertainment for New Yorkers living in all five boroughs. The family-friendly musical performances are open to the public and take place throughout the summer in communities that historically have had little access to Broadway entertainment.
Captured live at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre last year, the cinema event features Jeremy Jordan, who currently stars in the television series Supergirl, reprising the role he created as “Jack Kelly.” Fathom Events partners with Disney Theatrical Productions to bring this spectacular stage show back to the big screen.
Tickets for Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical! can be purchased at www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the film in more than 630 select cinemas. For a complete list of locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Joining Jordan are original Broadway cast members Kara Lindsay as “Katherine,” Ben Fankhauser as “Davey” and Andrew Keenan-Bolger as “Crutchie,” and Newsies North American Tour stars Steve Blanchard as “Joseph Pulitzer,” Aisha de Haas as “Medda Larkin,” and Ethan Steiner as “Les.” Since opening on Broadway in 2011, Newsies has played 1,711 performances between Broadway and the North American tour, to more than 2.5 million audience members in 65 cities across the country.
Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right.
Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score with music by eight-time Academy Award®-winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, a book by four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein and is produced by Disney Theatrical Productions. Newsies is directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, who won a 2012 Tony Award for his work on the show. The entire creative team was reunited to bring the break-out smash musical to audiences across North America.