By Andrew Gans
19 Dec 2013
The parade airs Dec. 25 on ABC beginning at 10 AM ET; check local listings.
Cast members from the musical will perform the original song "Are You Ready For Christmas?," written by David Javerbaum and Adam Schlesinger. Newsies’ Tony Award-winning choreographer, Christopher Gattelli, will stage the number.
Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies, according to press notes, "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."