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Monday, September 14, 2015

Coming to Detroit - Disney's NEWSIES!!

**Thanks to the PR firm who provided complimentary tickets to view the show in exchange for me sharing this press release and my review following the show. I received no other compensation. The thoughts and opinions shared are mine and mine alone. Others may disagree.**

Friends, I am BEYOND excited for this musical production to stop in to Detroit this December. It's to the point where my mom and I are planning a girl's only movie night to take a trip down memory lane before heading out to Opening Night. Don't miss your chance to buy your tickets. I'll bet this sells out!

Please read the press release below for more details.

Tickets for the Detroit Engagement of Disney’s NEWSIES
on Sale Sunday, September 20

Performances at The Detroit Opera House, December 15 -27

(Detroit, MI) - Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Detroit announced today that tickets for the highly anticipated Detroitengagement of Disney’s NEWSIES will go on sale to the public on Sunday, September 20 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets will be available for purchase at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, online at or  Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Detroit Opera House and Fisher Theatre box offices starting at 10:00 AM on Monday, September 21. The Tony® Award-winning production will begin performances at the Detroit Opera House on Tuesday, December 15 for a limited holiday season engagement of two weeks through Sunday, December 27.    

NEWSIES, the new American musical, 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 ProductionsNEWSIES is directed by Tony® nominee Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, who won a 2012 Tony Award® for his work.  The entire creative team has reunited to bring the break-out smash musical to audiences across North America. 

When it opened on March 29, 2012 NEWSIES was intended for a Broadway run of just 101 performances.  The show’s fiercely devoted fans had other ideas, however; they propelled the show to a run of 1005 performances, attendance of more than 1 million and a gross of over $100M. 

While on BroadwayNEWSIES set and broke seven Nederlander Theatre house records and became the highest-grossing show from the 2011-12 Broadway season. The show received 23 major theatrical nominations – including eight Tony Award® nods – and won Tony®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Score and Choreography.           

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 is inspired by the real-life ‘Newsboy Strike of 1899,’ when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers. 

The stage version introduces seven brand-new songs by the original team of Menken and Feldman, including a song written specifically for the tour called ‘Letter from the Refuge,’ while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including ‘Carrying the Banner, ‘Seize the Day,’ ‘King of New York’ and ‘Santa Fe.’ 

Since the film’s 1992 theatrical release and subsequent DVD release, NEWSIES has grown into a cult phenomenon, and for years had been the single most requested title of all the Disney musical films not yet adapted for the stage.  (The film featured a screenplay by Bob Tzudiker & Noni White (Tarzan, 102 Dalmatians).)

Performance times for NEWSIES appearing December 15 - 27, 2015 at the Detroit Opera House, located at 1526 BroadwayinDetroit, are:

-     Tuesday through Saturday evening performances at 8:00 p.m.
-     Sunday evening performances at 6:30 p.m.
-     Saturday matinees at 2:00 p.m.
-            Sunday matinees at 1:00 p.m.
-            Monday, December 21 performance at 8:00 p.m.
-            Wednesday, December 23 matinee at 1:00 p.m.
-            No performances on December 24 or December 25
-     Sunday, December 20 at 6:30 p.m. is a special open captioned performance

Tickets for NEWSIES range from $35 - $89 (includes facility fees only, not parking) and will go on sale on Sunday, September 20 at 10:00 a.m. at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, online at or .  Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Detroit Opera House and Fisher Theatre box offices starting at 10:00 AM on Monday, September 21A limited number of premium seats will be available through Ticketmaster and at both box offices. Tickets for the open captioned performance may be purchased in person only at the Fisher Theatre box office or by phone at 313-872-1000, ext. 0.  For group sales (20 or more) please email or call 313-871-1132. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.

Ticket buyers are reminded that the Fisher Theatre and Ticketmaster are the only official retail ticket outlets for all performances at the Fisher Theatre.  Ticket buyers who purchase tickets from a ticket broker or any third party should be aware that the Fisher Theatre is unable to reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets and is unable to contact patrons with information regarding time changes or other pertinent updates regarding the performance.

The Broadway In Detroit Series at the Fisher Theatre and Detroit Opera House is sponsored by Chrysler.  As part of this sponsorship, the latest and hottest Chrysler vehicles will be on display at the theatre.

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