Joseph Pulitzer

'Newsies' to end its Broadway run in August

'Newsies' to end its Broadway run in August

Extra! Extra! “Newsies” will end its 2½-year Broadway run in August.

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.

Disney did not give a reason for the show’s closing. The production will play through Aug. 24, according to a news release, riding...