Broadway's 'Newsies' recoups its investment

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Associated Press

Posted on December 20, 2012 at 2:04 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The boys of "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 musical and film it is adapted from are based on the true story of scrappy child newspaper sellers in turn-of-the-century New York who go on strike when the price of papers goes up unfairly.

Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, who were responsible for the film score, teamed up again to transform "Newsies" into a musical for the stage, reworking the songs and collaborating with the new story writer, Harvey Fierstein, known for his work on "Hairspray."

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http://www.NewsiesTheMusical.com

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