Upcoming: Newsies at the Detroit Opera House, December 15-27

*Disclosure: I have an ongoing media relationship and will be receiving tickets to this show. The opinions expressed here, however, are my own.

Newsies will be coming to the Detroit Opera House this December 15-27, and tickets are now available to purchase!

I've never seen Newsies but I've heard great things about it, and I'm excited to attend.

More info:
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 Productions, NEWSIES 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 Broadway, NEWSIES 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.

Official synopsis:
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.

Performance dates and times:
- 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

Ticket information:
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 www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

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. 

A 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 groups@broadwayindetroit.com or call 313-871-1132. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.

Have you seen Newsies before, either the musical or the movie?

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