NEW YORK -- Extra! Extra! Disney's Broadway musical Newsies, about a bunch of scrappy young newspaper boys who take on the powerful publishing giants of 1899 New York for a fair deal, will kick off a North American tour in October next year.
The road company will begin performances in Schenectady, N.Y., and Waterbury, Conn., before the tour's official opening in Philadelphia. Dates in 25 cities over 43 weeks have been scheduled during the 2014-15 season, including stops at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, the National Theatre in Washington, D.C., the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco and the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto.