Thursday, November 29, 2012
Newsies Wins Actors' Equity's Sixth Annual ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus
The new Disney musical Newsies will receive Actors' Equity Association’s Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs (ACCA) Sixth Annual ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus Nov. 27 in the Actors' Equity Association Council Room.
The honor is the only industry accolade of its kind and honors the talents and contributions made by the original chorus members of a Broadway musical.
The winners, all of whom were part of the Newsies chorus on the musical’s March 29, 2012, opening night, are Aaron Albano, Mark Aldrich, Tommy Bracco, John E. Brady, Ryan Breslin, Kevin Carolan, Caitlyn Caughell, Kyle Coffman, Mike Faist, Michael Fatica, Julie Foldesi, Garett Hawe, Thayne Jasperson, Evan Kasprzak, Jess LeProtto, Stuart Marland, Andy Richardson, Jack Scott, Ryan Steele, Brendon Stimson, Nick Sullivan, Ephraim M. Sykes, Laurie Veldheer, Alex Wong and Stuart Zagnit.
"This award acknowledges and honors the enormous talent and contributions members of a chorus make to a Broadway production,” said Equity second vice president and chair of the ACCA Rebecca Kim Jordon in a statement. “The chorus members of Newsies are gifted professionals who exemplify the hard work, dedication and talent it takes to be outstanding in a Broadway musical."
In reviewing the chorus of each Broadway production, according to press notes, the ACCA applied "specific criteria to reach their decision. The ACCA considered the requirements made on each chorus by the director, the choreographer, and the musical director. They also considered the caliber of technical skill used to execute those requirements as well as the contributions made by the entire chorus to the overall production."
All 12 Broadway chorus musicals that opened in the 2010-11 season were eligible for the award.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
DISNEY THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS SETS THREE NEW HOUSE RECORDS FOR WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 25, 2012: Newsies and The Lion King on Broadway and The Lion King at San Francisco’s Orpheum Theatre Cumulatively Gross $4,906,003
NEWSIES, the Tony® Award winning new American musical, and both the Broadway and San Francisco productions of Disney’s landmark musical event THE LION KING set new house records the week of the Thanksgiving holiday.
For the week ending November 25, 2012, NEWSIES, which won the 2012 Tony® Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography, set its sixth house record, bringing in $1,106,383 at the Nederlander Theatre during the sold-out week. This breaks the previous record set the week ending July 22, 2012.
The show’s North American touring production broke San Francisco’s Orpheum Theatre box office record for a Broadway engagement grossing $1,674,059 for eight performances the week ending November 25. The previous house record has been set January 3, 2010.