Newsies to Perform in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
As previously reported, Newsies will play a limited engagement at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre, running March 15 - June 10, with an opening scheduled for March 29. Jeff Calhoun, who directed the show's premiere at the Paper Mill Playhouse earlier this fall, will direct the production, which will once again have choreography by Christopher Gattelli.
Featuring music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and a new book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, Newsies is adapted for the stage from the live-action Disney feature film musical, inspired by the real life "Newsboy Strike of 1899." The new stage version contains both new songs by the original team of Menken and Feldman as well as many that they wrote for the film, which had a screenplay by Bob Tzudiker & Noni White.
Parade participants will also include cast members from Broadway's Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Sister Act, and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. The telecast will also feature a special performance from the world-famous Radio City Rockettes.