Opening: Oct. 30, 2014 Closing: Oct. 2, 2016
On October 2, 2016 the 1st National Tour of Disney's NEWSIES will have carried the banner for the final time! By the time the tour concludes it will have played a total of 784 performances during 70 engagements in 65 cities over two years since launching in Schenectady, New York, in October 2014. NEWSIES, which ended its Broadway run on August 24, 2014, won Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Choreography. In addition to music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, it Features a book by Harvey Fierstein. The musical, inspired by the 1992 film of the same name, tells the story of a group of tenacious newsboys at the turn of the last century who band together to form a union and lead a strike after selling prices are raised.