THE CAST OF NEWSIES TO APPEAR
ON THE CBS THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Tuesday, November 20, 2012) - The cast of Newsies, the Tony®
Award winning new American musical, will appear on the 2012 CBS
Thanksgiving Day Parade, with a performance of "King of New York." For
the first time ever, television audiences will have the opportunity to
see a number performed on the stage of the Nederlander Theatre, where Newsies plays to sold-out crowds. The parade airs live on CBS, beginning at 9:00am, on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 22, 2012.
Since bursting onto Broadway last spring, Newsies
set and then broke five Nederlander Theatre house records on its way to
becoming the best selling new musical of the spring. The show received
23 major theatrical nominations - including eight Tony Award nods - and
won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Score and
Choreography. One of Broadway's highest profile hits, it has been
featured nationally on "Dancing with the Stars," "The View," "Good
Morning America," "Nightline," "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade," and
"The 2012 Tony Awards."
features a score with music by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan
Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, with a book by four-time Tony® Award
winner Harvey Fierstein. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, Newsies is directed by Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli.
The Broadway company of Newsies also features Corey Cott as Jack Kelly, Ron Raines as Joseph Pulitzer, Kara Lindsay as Katherine Plumber, Lavon Fisher-Wilson as Medda Larkin, Ben Fankhauser as Davey, Andrew Keenan-Bolger as Crutchie, and Nicholas Lampiasi, and Jake Lucas alternating the role of Les.
Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies
is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a
ragged band of teenaged 'newsies,' who dreams only of a better life far
from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph
Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the
newsboys' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies
from across the city to strike for what's right.
is inspired by the real-life 'Newsboy Strike of 1899,' when newsboy Kid
Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long
action against Pulitzer, Hearst and other powerful newspaper
The Nederlander Theatre box office hours are Monday through Saturday 10am - 8pm and Sunday 11:30am - 6pm. Newsies is
performed on the following schedule: Monday - Wednesday at 7:30pm;
Friday - Saturday at 8pm; Wednesday & Saturday at 2pm; and Sunday at
3pm. There are exceptions during the holidays. Visit
NewsiesTheMusical.com for details.