'Newsies' to end its Broadway run in August

June 23, 2014 12:01 AM

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The film-to-stage adaptation from Disney Theatrical Productions opened at the Nederlander Theatre in March 2012 and was originally set for a limited run. But the unassuming musical directed by Jeff Calhoun was embraced by Broadway audiences and extended its stay.

The $5-million production has gone on to gross about $100 million in Broadway ticket sales -- carrying a more commanding tune than the $2.8 million taken in by the 1992 movie musical.

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