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A scene from Newsies
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A number from the Disney musical Newsies, which was recently announced to move to Broadway in Spring 2012, will be performed live in Herald Square during the first hour of the television broadcast for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade will be broadcast on NBC, beginning at 9am.

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.

As previously reported, the Thanksgiving Day broadcast will also feature Daniel Radcliffe and his fellow cast members from Broadway's How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

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.

For tickets and more information on Newsies, click here.

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