THE SCREENING ROOM: Behind the Scenes of Newsies' Thanksgiving Day Performance (Video)

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The Broadway-bound musical Newsies, which made its world premiere at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse this September, will begin performances at the Nederlander Theatre in March. Prior to the show's Broadway opening, the Newsies offered a sneak peek at the Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Andrew Keenan-Bolger, who played Crutchie in the stage adaptation at Paper Mill, continues his behind-the-scenes series and takes the camera to Macy's Herald Square, where Kara Lindsay—as leading lady Katherine Plumber—and the newsboys performed "King of New York."

The adaptation of the 1992 Disney movie musical was directed at Paper Mill by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun (Bonnie & Clyde) and featured new arrangements by eight-time Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken and lyricist by Jack Feldman.

Newsies, according to press notes, is “inspired by the real life ‘Newsboy Strike of 1899,’ when newsboy Kid Blink led the ragged orphans and runaways known as newsies on a two-week-long action against Joseph Pulitzer, William Randolph Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers. Set in New York City at the turn of the century, the musical is the tale of newsie Jack Kelly, who dreams of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when Pulitzer and Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsies’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies his army of newsies to strike.”

To check out the behind-the-scenes action at Macy's, look below:

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