Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Newsies To Come To The West End?

Rumours in theatreland are rife that Disney's latest hit musical 'Newsies' could be heading for London.. Talks of a transfer have been swirling for a while but it is understood that producers are now actively seeking a suitable home in the west end.

Based on the 1992 movie of the same name starring Christian Bale and Bill Pullman, the stage show centres on the exploits of a small group of newspaper boys in 1900s New York, featuring music by Alan Menken, with lyrics by Jack Feldman, and a book by Harvey Fierstein.

Newsies was nominated for eight Tony Awards, including Best Book, Best Actor and Best Direction of a Musical, winning two - Best Score and Best Choreography.

A  production in the west end wouldn't be likely to open until late next year or early 2014, depending on finding a suitable venue but it could be a new big hit in the capital should the deal go through.

Other  Broadwayshow  imports that could be on their way over to this side of the pond include 'Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark' and 'Peter And The Starcatcher'.  Watch this space for more details or for more information on west end theatre shows and tickets please visit http://www.theatretickets-london.co.uk/

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