‘Newsies’ mu­si­cal mak­ing money

Austin American-Statesman - - AUSTIN360 DAILY -

NEW YORK — The boys from “Newsies” now have one more thing to dance about — they’ve made their money back.

Dis­ney The­atri­cal Pro­duc­tions said Thurs­day that the mu­si­cal re­couped its $5 mil­lion in­vest­ment in just over nine months — faster than any other Dis­ney stage prop­erty.

The prof­itabil­ity of “Newsies” adds to Dis­ney’s high success rate on Broad­way. The en­ter­tain­ment gi­ant has had now five hits — in­clud­ing “The Lion King” and “Mary Pop­pins” — from seven Broad­way shows it has pro­duced, way above the 3-in-10 av­er­age re­coup­ment of most Broad­way shows.

“Newsies” is based on the 1899 true story of child news­pa­per sellers in turn-of-the-cen­tury New York who go on strike.

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