Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Newsies Continues Before It Starts
Variety's Gordon Cox has broken the news that, before even starting performances, the Broadway-bound production of Newsies, being produced by Disney, has such strong ticket sales that it is extending a run that was intended to be limited. Advanced sales have reportedly hit $7 million and the first six performances (previews, mind you, when these numbers tend to be much lower than during a post-opening eight-show week) were around $736,000. Let's see if that has any impact on the show's longer-term lasting power.